Early Christian and Byzantine Art

Early Christian and Byzantine Art
Survey of Christian art in the Roman and Byzantine Empire from ca. 200 to 1453.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesARTHC 201
 ProgramsContaining ARTHC 310
Course Outcomes

Understanding of History

Students will gain a general understanding of the history of Early Christian and Byzantine art and architecture from its beginnings in the third century through the collapse of the Byzantine Empire in 1453. The class will cover the evolution of ideas about art and architecture, the use of art as an expression of religious, political and social ideas, the advances in technology that made new forms possible, and key monuments. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these ideas through class discussion, examinations, and research papers.

Art and Architecture

Students will develop abilities to observe, appreciate, and analyze aspects of art and architecture as cultural artifacts, including style, function, structure, historical influences, symbolism, and unity of expression.

Historical Research and Writing

Students will gain experience and skill in art historical research and writing.

Term Paper

Students will acquire deeper knowledge of specific topics in Early Christian and Byzantine art and architecture through research and writing a term paper.