Art History Survey I
College of Liberal Arts
Painting, sculpture and architecture from Paleolithic to the end of the thirteenth century. Stylistic classification of major works of art throughout the world.
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
MN Goal Designation(s)
Demonstrate an awareness of the scope and variety of visual art and architecture in historical contexts by discussing, writing about, or being tested on various mediums, historical styles, and cultural practices.
Describe and appreciate the visual representation of individual and collective values within various intellectual, cultural, social and historical contexts by discussing, writing about, or being tested on visual art, artifacts, and architecture from a broad range of global cultures past and present
Interpret and respond critically to visual works of art from various world cultures and historical moments through activities such as discussion, writing, or being tested.
Discuss, write, or take tests to explore intellectually a wide variety of issues related to visual arts like aesthetic values and how those issues are situated historically.
Articulate informed personal responses through discussing or writing about works of visual art.
Discuss, write, or take tests to explain how they are connected and related to people elsewhere in the world by examining, comparing, and contrasting examples of global art works of the past and present that depict or address a human experience that we all may share.
Describe similarities and differences among global places and populations, students will discuss, write about, or be tested on the similarities and differences between works of global art and architecture and how each work is a specific manifestation the culture that gives it form.
Analyze how works of art and architecture have had or can have a global impact beyond their intrinsic value as aesthetic objects by discussing, writing about, or being tested on how art intersects with political, economic, or cultural elements on a global scale.
Address specific international issues, students will discuss, write about, make projects, or be tested on art and artists who address in their work global issues such as environment; health; migration; food and water security; war; social, ethnic, or religious strife; persecution, totalitarianism, discrimination, white supremacy, and ongoing effects of colonialism.