Spring 2023 - ARCH 301 OL01
Ancient Visual Art (3)
Class Number: 4262
Delivery Method: In Person
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Prerequisites:45 credit hours.
A selection of major art traditions from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Mesoamerica and South America is explored. Issues of intellectual property rights, copyright and the use of ancient art in contemporary contexts are also addressed. Breadth-Humanities.
This course is a journey through the world of ancient artworks, beginning with the earliest suggestions of intentional decoration (>500,000 years ago), and going forward to some of the most visually impressive ancient cultures, including Egypt, the Olmec, and Northwest Coast First Nations. Along the way, we will cover issues such as the role of ritual in ancient artwork (and vice-versa) and how art & architecture reflect social structures – such as the beginnings of state level society. Recorded lectures are lavishly illustrated, and supplemented by a variety of online video sources.
- Quizzes(4 in total) Multiple Choice and Short Answer 60%
- Term Paper 35%
- Personal Reflection 5%
- Bahn, P., & Bahn, P. (2012). Archaeology: a very short introduction(Vol. 10). Oxford University Press.
- Kelker, Nancy L. (2021) Art of the Non-Western World. Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. Oxford University Press.
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