World Civilization Since 1500

World Civilization Since 1500
Survey of Western civilization emphasizing the visual arts from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining ARTHC 202
Course Outcomes

Western Art: Renaissance to Present

Students will survey the terrain of western (primarily European) culture from the beginnings of the Renaissance to the present. A particular emphasis will be placed upon the visual arts as objects that are influenced by cultural values and conventions, and as forces which generate or determine future cultural practice.

Cultural Traditions in the Modern World

Students will become familiar with a broad array of the literary, philosophical, religious and aesthetic traditions that have informed the modern world.

Intellectual Periods and Movements

Students will aquire a big-picture knowledge of intellectual periods and movements that will inform their future encounters with literature, art, architecture and all other manifestations of creative expression.