Description: Art and architecture in Europe from circa 400 AD to the Renaissance.
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: COM 110 and ENG 101. Not for credit if earned credit in ART 369
Dates: 01/16/2024 - 05/04/2024
Instructor: To be announced
Class Notes: Students are required to be in the Zoom Lecture on Monday evenings and will have additional virtual lectures and assignments. The due dates for those will be outlined in the syllabus. Medieval people constructed worlds of immense visual stimuli. From opulent jewels, to ornate mosaics, to vividly illuminated manuscripts, to the eventual revival of colossal sculpture, their communities were saturated with artistic profusion. How did such optically impressive things affect their viewers, and what intellectual habits—and institutional intentions—underwrote them? Taking a thematic approach, this course offers students an inductive venture through the major material and cultural trends of the medieval past. Regions of interest will include Western Europe, as well as the Byzantine, Islamic, and Kanem-Bornu Empires; and, further, students can expect guest appearances from the notoriously trans-geographical Vikings.
Class Notes: Asynchronous/Synchronous Online
Textbooks have not been finalized for section.