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ARH 3100 Art of the Ancient World

3 hours


An exploration of art and architecture as they developed in antiquity (prehistory to c.300 AD), this course will examine developments in Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome. Prehistoric art in western Europe will be considered as well. Emphasis will be given to the great monuments of each culture and the primary focus will be the interaction between art and its surrounding society. In so doing, politics, religion, science, and aesthetics will be included in classroom discussions.
Prerequisite(s): ARH 1000 Masterpieces of World Art or ARH 1010 Art and Society in the West: Ancient to Medieval or permission of the instuctor.