105+Syllabus+Spring+2012 - 01:082:105:001 Introduction to...

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01:082:105:001 Introduction to Art History Rutgers University – Spring 2012 Wednesday 11:30-12:50 and Friday 1:10-2:30 Voorhees 105 Instructor: Meaghan Bratichak Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Fridays 12:00-1:00 and by appointment Office: Voorhees 008B Course Description This class is an introduction to the major works of painting, sculpture and architecture from the Prehistoric Period through the Gothic Art of the fourteenth century. No previous knowledge of the material is assumed. We will explore the various religious, social, and political messages embedded in the visual language of painting, sculpture, and architecture. The primary goal of this course is for students to analyze visual material in a manner that allows for differentiation, comprehension of content, and construction of a historical narrative from approximately 3000 BCE to 1300 CE. Additionally, this course aims to enhance expression of ideas through discussion and writing. Text Janson’s History of Art, 8 th Edition, Volume I. The book can be purchased at the Rutgers University Bookstore at Ferren Mall. Earlier editions are fine, though page numbers may vary slightly. Attendance Attendance is mandatory, and will be taken at every class meeting. Lectures will cover material that is not in the textbook, and it will be difficult to succeed on papers and exams without being part of class discussions. Missing more than two classes will lower your final grade by one half-letter grade per unexcused
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HISTORY 210 taught by Professor St. john during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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