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Unformatted text preview: Syllabus History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern 22-1102 (UG 09) (06) Fall 2009, Thursday 12:30 – 3:20 pm September 8 – December 19, 2009 623 S. Wabash, Room 405 Art + Design Department 623 South Wabash, room 721 A+D office phone 312.369.7380; A&D fax: 312.369.8009 COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO 600 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 Instructor Information Laura Smith Phone: 773-480-4469 email: [email protected] * office hours: by appointment course website: Official Course Description This is an introduction to the history of art from the Renaissance to the Modern period. European art of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Romantic eras will be studied, as will the artistic movements of the 19th and 20th centuries. The arts of Africa, the Americas, and Asia during the same time period may also be surveyed. You will gain an appreciation of the aesthetic values of these cultures and an understanding of the historical, sociopolitical, religious, and other contexts for the creation of art works. This is a continuation of “History of Art I: Stone Age to Gothic,” but can be taken independently. Course Objectives You will develop a general knowledge of art and design history. After taking this course: you will have a working knowledge of art historical terms, names, and significant dates. you will be able to identify works of art according to artist, period, and style. you will have the ability to explain a work of art in its historical and cultural context. you will be able to utilize a specialized vocabulary related to the artists and movements studied. you will be able to critically analyze a few seminal texts on important issues in art history and visual and cultural studies *Course Communication In order to communicate with me and your group members outside of class, you must use your Columbia College email. I will be sending you messages on this system including any announcements and changes to the course schedule. This also insures that any attempts to contact me via email are successful. In addition to Columbia email, we will also be utilizing the College’s online Moodle server (see the link to the course website above for more). This is where I will be posting all course handouts and where you can (and will be required to) access your grades, attendance records, and interact with your classmates via online group discussion forums (see the handout on your group presentations for more). discussion forums (see the handout on your group presentations for more)....
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