Art History: From Medieval Times to Modern-Day Contemporary
Why do people create? We can search for the answer by studying artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, and Andy Warhol, as well as their notable artwork. This course is designed to be a chronological study of art throughout European and American time periods. Art history is not only the study of physical artwork but also of the cultures that shaped those objects. As students explore the story of people as told through the art they created, they will expand their knowledge of history and culture. They will meet some of the world’s most famous artists and masterpieces, along with prominent time periods and art movements. The study of art history develops valuable critical thinking skills and effective written and oral communication skills. Overall, this course will introduce students to the methods used to analyze works of art and interpret their meanings.
Live Classes: Tuesdays, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, from June 4th to July 30th. The live classes will be recorded for students who are unable to participate.
Student Expectations: Each week students will be asked to complete various assignments that are posted in the online classroom. These will include activities such as reading and responding to text and artwork, watching short videos and viewing images, contributing to online discussions, and writing an essay at the end of the course.
Student Support: The instructor is available by email.
Feedback/Assessment: Feedback will be provided on weekly assignments and on the final essay.