Art History

Art history is a special branch of general history that focuses on the development of different forms of art and material culture. It examines the political, social and historical circumstances that helped to produce these works.

Students are taught to recognize the many and varied artistic expressions that have developed from ancient times to the present. Such study requires no artistic ability in the student, only interest in the subject itself.

Lectures are normally accompanied by illustrations in the form of slides, videos or objects of art.

The purpose of art history is to teach the student how to understand and critically consider the dynamic and various cultural manifestations to which the arts give expression and the role the arts play in larger society.

Courses available in first year


Visual Art 2700
Art History Survey I (available only at Grenfell Campus) is the history of art from pre-historic times to the Renaissance.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None

Visual Art 2701
Art History Survey II (available only at Grenfell Campus) is the history of art from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: None

Notes:

  1. Credit may not be obtained for both Visual Arts 2700 and History 2700.
  2. Credit may not be obtained for both Visual Arts 2701 and History 2701.

 

 

 

Contact

Guide to First Year

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