ART 101 Art Appreciation 1

Art Appreciation I is an introduction to western art and architecture of the Pre-historic through the early Renaissance. The course will provide students with the foundational skills of art analysis and interpretation, set in the historical context of the times. Students will examine how works of art from Pre-historic to the early Renaissance function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts. These include art as sacred spaces, narrative art, art as power and propaganda, and art as domestic decoration.