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COURSE NUMBER: ARTH 201
COURSE TITLE: The Story of Art: An Introduction to Art History II
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Megan Bertagnolli, M.A.
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 0)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: A continuation of ARTH 200, this course will carry students forward to the present time. Many people have questions about the nature of art. Why does modern art look as it does? What's so special about the Mona Lisa? Why is Picasso considered a great artist? This course will address these and other questions by tracing the story of western art from its "re-birth" in the Renaissance to the latest controversial contemporary works.
REQUIRED TEXTS: Marilyn Stockstad, Art: A Brief History 6E, with My Arts Lab
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Written Assignment30%
Oral Presentation5%
Discussions10%
Quizzes10%
Midterm Exam20%
Final Exam25%
100%
COURSE OBJECTIVES:This is an introductory survey course that aims to provide a rough chronological account of the history of art from the Renaissance to the present day. It also seeks to develop visual literacy through the visual analysis of works and critical thinking skills through readings, writing assignments and small group discussions.

By the end of the semester, you will be able to:
  • Identify specific periods and styles of art in the history of western civilization
  • Identify specific periods and styles of architecture in the history of western civilization
  • Acquire a degree of skill in interpretation of art
  • Address the role visual culture plays in different cultures and in the Christian faith.
  • Practice communication of ideas through writing, speaking, and presenting ideas with respect to visual culture
COURSE TOPICS:
  • Week 01 Fourteenth Century Art in Europe
  • Week 02 Fifteenth Century Art in Northern Europe
  • Week 03 Renaissance Art in Fifteenth Century Italy
  • Week 04 Sixteenth Century Art in Italy
  • Week 05 Sixteenth Century Art in Northern Europe
  • Week 06 Seventeenth Century Art in Europe
  • Week 07 Reading Week, no Classes
  • Week 08 AGA Field Trip & Presentations
  • Week 09 Mid-Term
  • Week 10 Eighteenth Century Art in Europe
  • Week 11 Nineteenth Century Art 
  • Week 12 Late Nineteenth Century Art, the early Avant-Garde & the 20th C pre-WWII
  • Week 13 1940s to Contemporary Art
  • Week 14 Art in Canada


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