A survey of Western visual arts and architecture from the earliest examples of cave painting and sculpture to the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe in the 15th century. Masterworks in painting, sculpture and architecture are examined as individual aesthetic works and in relationship to their historical and social contexts. Comparative study of diverse civilizations will be explored through the works of great visual artists and architects offering students a broader perspective of human experience throughout the historical periods covered. This course meets General Education Core Goal 6: intellectual Heritage; Core Goal 7: Aesthetic Sensibility; and Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives & Diversity.
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