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Unformatted text preview: ARH 101 Art in Culture from the Prehistoric to c.1400 Spring 2011 Professor: Richard Leslie Office: FA 4275 (fourth floor, next to the stairwell) Office Hours: Mondays &amp; Wednesdays 1-2 P.M. Other times are available on those days with a prior appointment, mornings and afternoons. Messages : Verbal or written messages may be left with the Art Department office (FA 2224), by telephone (632-7250) or in person in my department mailbox; telephone messages are forwarded only to my mailbox, so there is often a delay. I check my SB email account several times per week ([email protected]) but most of your communications will--and should--be with your Teaching Assistant, who can answer most questions and who consults with me on a regular basis. I will not respond to basic questions of procedure that are answered by reading your syllabus or consulting with your TA. Please direct your questions to them first. If they feel it is in your best interest, they will direct your questions to me. However, at any time you feel the need you may come to me directly, either informally before or after class, by email, or, in my office during open office hours and by prior appointment. Teaching Assistants: Your Teaching Assistants (TAs) will post separate office hours and contact numbers at your first recitation on Friday. F 10:40-11:35 Section 1 recitation FA3218 Yvonne OLIVAS F 10:40-11:35 Section 2 recitation FA3220 Cliona STACK F 12:50-1:45 Section 3 recitation FA3218 Yvonne OLIVAS F 12:50-1:45 Section 4 recitation FA3220 Liam SMITH I. General Information Art History 101 is a one-semester course designed for the beginning student with no to little background in the history of art. The aim is to acquaint you with the general historical development of art as understood through a wide range of cultures and concepts, from the prehistoric to approximately 1400 CE. There is an emphasis on the traditions of Western culture, but one-third of the course is given to the examination of &quot;art&quot; in a wide variety of cultural traditions outside the Western world, from a more global perspective. A survey of this material encompasses a variety of goals. A. Education of the Eye. People assume that the physical act of seeing is a sufficient and equal opportunity. Its not. Everyone &lt;sees&gt; differently since the eye is part of the brain, and conditioned by your abilities and experiences, which means those trained see better than those not trained. The notion of an educated person includes an understanding of the visible world and the capability of working with ideas in visual (non-written) form. B. Visual Literacy . In a world of increasing dependence on visuality you need to develop the ability to see and begin to recognize visual arguments and ideologies. In a more restricted historical sense the course helps you develop a basic working knowledge of the art, artists and cultures within the periods studied. Such specificity gradually opens you into broader cultural and personal awareness based on visual understanding. awareness based on visual understanding....
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2011 for the course ARH 101 taught by Professor Leslie during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '11