HISTART 102 - Western Art from the End of the Middle Ages to the Present
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed HISTART 150.
Cost:
>100
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a survey of topics in European and American art from the late 14th century to the present, as well as an introduction to the techniques of art history. It will examine institutions such as patronage and the art market, the changing roles of artists in society, art and its public, and the changing functions of art.

We will learn about some of the key monuments and concepts that have helped to define artistic traditions in the West and that continue to shape today's visual environment, keeping in mind both the differences between historic periods and the continuity of certain ideas that link past and present. The purpose of the class, however, is not simply to memorize a set of monuments. Rather we aim to develop the skills of asking questions of a work of art and using historical knowledge, and careful looking, to answer them.

Lectures focus on the general issues of a given period of artistic production as well as individual artists, works of art, and artistic technique. Readings are selected from a variety of viewpoints to promote an understanding of critical and scholarly debate. Weekly discussion sections provide students with the opportunity to address these readings and come to grips with the challenges of critical thinking, as well as to develop skills in visual analysis. Written assignments and museum visits provide an opportunity to use those skills in looking at, and thinking about, original works of art and historical art criticism.

Requirements: One paper, one midterm, one final exam, attendance at one field trip to the Detroit Institute of Art (with copay). Mandatory attendance at lectures and sections, reading for lectures and sections.

HISTART 102 - Western Art from the End of the Middle Ages to the Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27765
Open
43
 
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MWF 11:00AM - 12:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27766
Closed
0
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
27767
Open
10
 
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W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27768
Open
12
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
27769
Open
13
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
27770
Open
7
 
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Th 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
27771
Open
1
 
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Th 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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