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ARH 3100 Ancient Art

4 hours


An exploration of art and architecture as they developed in antiquity (prehistory to c.300 A.D.), this course will examine developments in Eqypt, 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): Completion of the First-Year Writing requirement.