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Unformatted text preview: SUNY Geneseo College Non-Western Art History: Africa, Asia, Oceania & the Americas ArtH 180 Spring Semester 2011 Tuesday/Thursday 2:30-3:45 PM Newton 214 Kristina Laun, Instructor E-mail: [email protected] Office Hours: T/TH by appt. Office: Brodie Hall 231 Course Description: Art History 180 is an introduction to the history of non-Western art from the emergence of that particular culture into modern times. This survey focuses on art from the Asian, African and American continents, and the Pacific Ocean cultures. Works of art will be analyzed with regard to formal issues and studied within the essential context of history and culture. Consideration will be given to factors that affect the production of art such as the particular features of an artist’s life (if known), the patron and audience, and important developments in history, politics, philosophy, economics, religion, and science. Learning Objectives: At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to: • Identify (by title, artist [if known], date/era, country/region) major works of art. • Explain the meaning of works of art within the cultural context of its production • Understand and describe the most important characteristics of the various art historical periods, and • Apply the acquired knowledge in class activities and quizzes. Required Textbook: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages: Non-Western Perspective , 13 th edition Fred S. Kleiner Grading In-class Quizzes 60% Online Homework 40% Letter grade/percentage equivalency: A 95-100% A- 90-94% B+ 87-89% B 83-86% B- 80-82% C+ 77-79% C 73-76% C- 70-72%...
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2012 for the course ARTH ARTH 180 taught by Professor Laun during the Spring '11 term at SUNY Geneseo.

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