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ARTH 70A: Art History Survey - Paleolithic to Gothic

Time: MW 9:00-10:15 a.m.
Location: ART Building 133

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This course provides an introduction to the arts of the western world from the Paleolithic through the Gothic periods of art history. The purpose of this course is to increase your knowledge of artistic trends in the western world, and enhance your appreciation of the ways in which artistic developments reflect contemporary social, political, and religious trends within a given culture. Students will examine the interaction of analytical and creative processes in the production and perception of such works, and the significance of the historical and cultural contexts in which the works are created and interpreted. Students will be exposed to works of art from a variety of media expressing the diversity of cultural, religious and social conditions including, but not limited to, works of architecture, painting, sculpture, textiles, with a special emphasis on the role of women.