Art History 105

Survey of Art History: Ancient to Medieval

Fall, 2002

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Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, England

Course Description and Requirements
Schedule of Lectures
List of Monuments
On the Quizzes
Art History Resources On the Web
The Perseus Project
Art Historians' Guide to the Movies
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum


Purpose of the Course: This is a first-year semester survey of major monuments and trends in the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture covering the period from the Stone Age to the art of the Early Christian and Byzantine periods. Students who attend lectures and study faithfully will achieve a sufficient knowledge of the art of these periods to pursue further coursework in these areas. They will also have a good background for the second course in this series, Art 106, which covers art from the Later Medieval period to Contemporary Art.

REQUIRED Text: Gardner's Art Through the Ages, 11th edition, 2001. Edited by Kleiner, Mamiya, and Tansey. Note that the text comes in two different publication formats: a two-volume paperback and a one-volume hardback. If you will be taking just this class, you might want to purchase vol. 1 of the paperback; if you will also take AH 106 you may want to build up your muscles toting around the one-volume hardback, complete edition. Note that copies of these are on permanent reserve in the library. You are cautioned that it is not a good idea to avoid buying the book thinking that you'll use the copies on reserve.


Course Requirements: EXAMS There will be two quizzes, a midterm and a final The quizzes are worth 10% each of your grade, while the midterm and the final are worth 40% of your grade. ATTENDANCE is required, will be taken, and will be counted toward your final grade. Lateness may, at the discretion of the instructor, also be counted as an absence. NO MAKE-UP EXAMS WILL BE GIVEN.

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