Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 101 - Art History: Ancient to Early Medieval


This course is a survey of representative works of art through Prehistory and Prehistoric Art in Europe to Early Medieval Art. The course is designed to develop critical thinking skills by promoting the ability to recognize, examine, interpret, investigate, and articulate an understanding of art history in written, visual, and verbal forms. Works are analyzed within their historic, social, religious, and political contexts. To foster a broader understanding of the global impact art has on culture and society emphasis will also be focused on exploring art’s cross-cultural influences and the connections between art history and contemporary art, design, and aesthetics. Class discussions will encourage an informed dialogue that explores cultural heritage and global awareness. Art of the Western world is featured in the course, but non-European works will be explored. A diverse collection of objects are surveyed in the course from applied to fine art such as jewelry, ceramics, textiles, architecture, painting, and sculpture. ART 101 fulfills the SUNY General Education requirement in The Arts or Western Civilization. Prerequisites: ENGL 100; RDNG 116 if required by placement. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall semester.