ART 210 Special topics in Art History |
The objective of this class is to develop the student's understanding of art history. Through the analysis of a particular theme or topic, students will gain a greater understanding of visual communication and its history. Since the content of this course varies from year to year, it may be repeated for credit upon the instructor’s approval. Examples of course topics: Building for the Spirit; Religious Architecture from Antiquity to the Present; Women in Art; The Image of Man; Monumentality; Introduction to African Art, African American Art; The Art of the Ancient Americas; and Latin American Art. This course is offered in the spring semster, 2005-2006.
The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the development of African American art from the Colonial period to the present. The course will combine the study of individual artist with the historical, social and political contexts that helped shape African American art. Romaticism, modernism, and formalism will be examined as well as issues identified with post-modernism and cultural nationalism.