Art History I, ART 2110

This Art History I class surveys prehistoric through medieval Western art. Slide lectures and videos are presented to place the art into historical and cultural context.

Text: Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume I, 12th edition, by Fred S. Kleiner and Christin J. Mamiya. This textbook is only available at the TTU bookstore during the semester that the class is taught.

Reading Assignments (Must be read before the topic is covered):
Introduction: The Subjects and Vocabulary of Art History.
Chapter 1. The Birth of Art: Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the Stone Age.
Chapter 2. The Rise of Civilization: The Art of the Ancient Near East.
Chapter 3. Pharaohs and the Afterlife: The Art of Ancient Egypt.
FIRST TEST

Chapter 4. Minos and the Heroes of Homer: The Art of the Prehistoric Aegean.
Chapter 5. Gods, Heroes, and Athletes: The Art of Ancient Greece.
SECOND TEST

Chapter 6. Italy before the Romans: The Art of the Etruscans.
Chapter 7. From Seven Hills to Three Continents: The Art of Ancient Rome.
Chapter 8. Pagans, Christians, and Jews: The Art of Late Antiquity.
Chapter 9. Rome in the East: The Art of Byzantium.
Chapter 10. In Praise of Allah: The Art of the Islamic World.
THIRD TEST

Chapter 11. Europe after the Fall of Rome: Early Medieval Art in the West.
Chapter 12. The Age of Pilgrimages: Romanesque Art.
Chapter 13. The Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art.
FOURTH TEST

Tests: Four tests will be given. Each test will count for 1/4 of the final grade. Each test will cover new material (from lectures and the required text), but you are expected to remember pertinent information from previous sections. Tests will consist of slide identification, in multiple choice format, and comparative essays. Makeup tests will only be given to students who have a doctor's note or my permission before the test. A grade of 0 will be averaged with the other grades for each test missed.

Grades: Extra credit (optional) will be added onto the final grade. A is 100-90; B is 89-80; C is 79-70; D is 69-60; and F is below 60.

Attendance Policy:
Students are expected to attend all classes. 

Accommodations for special needs for students with disabilities are coordinated through the Office of Disability Services. Please contact their office at 372-6119 if you need assistance.


THIS IS A BRIEF SUMMARY. SEE THE CLASS SYLLABUS ON ILEARN FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Good art history links:

Link to Dr. Carol Ventura's Home Page

 

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