On the Final

The Final is currently scheduled for Friday, December 17 from 12:45 to 2:45 p.m. The exam will cover all of the course material from chapter 6 ("Rivals from the East") through the last day of class. It will take the entire two-hour period.

The Final will be in two parts.

Therefore you will want to prepare two questions for the exam, because you will not know which two will be chosen before the exam begins. When you prepare two of the three, one is certain to be on the exam. The questions will be given to you about a week before the exam.

While students are encouraged to study together for this and all other exams, the final product must be your own. The submission of identical or nearly identical essays by two or more people will be considered cheating.

Students who miss the exam will be allowed to take it at another time only with the most persuasive, and documented excuses. Usually, a stretcher and life-support systems are involved.

Length of the essay: the equivalent of about 2-3 typewritten pages. Not less; and not much more. Longer is not necessarily better.

Please note that as the slide comparison portion will be given first, it is important that you not be late as these will not be re-shown.

If you leave the room for any reason during the final you will not be able to re-enter.

Questions for the Final

  1. Discuss the characteristics of three of the following: French, Italian, German, or English Gothic architecture. Pick one building that you think exemplifies the particular style, discuss those characteristics and then compare with the two others.
  2. How does the depiction of women in Medieval art change over the period of about 900 to about 1420?
  3. Discuss the style of Giotto in comparison to the International Gothic style.
    Above right: mosaic portrait of the Empress Theodora
    from the high altar area of San Vitale, Ravenna.
    Date: 527-548.
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