Spring 2012ARH2050allIntroduction to the Principles and History of Art I

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ARH 2050Introduction to the Principles and History of Art ISpring 2012University of Florida, College of Fine Arts, School of Art and Art HistoryMonday and Wednesday, 12:50-1:40pm, Little Hall (LIT) 109Credit Hours:3Course Web Site:(e-Learning in Sakai)Dr. Elizabeth RossEmail:[email protected]Walk-in Office Hours:Monday, 1:55-3:50pmOffice: Fine Arts C (FAC) 119Course Description:This course surveys the art and architecture of Europe, the Mediterranean basin, and the Near East from prehistorythrough the medieval era, situating works in the cultural context of their creation and reception.Lectures andsection meetings introduce students to key concepts and issues of the discipline of art history, such as the politicaland social dimensions of art, representation of the body, architectural space and siting, style, gender, narrative,iconography, appropriation and historical reference, monumentality, the role of the viewer, and abstraction andresistance to representation.This course and its continuation, ARH 2051, are the gateways into the art history major/minor, designed to preparestudents for further art history study.Many non-majors also take this course, and they are equally welcome.Teaching Assistant, Carlee ForbesEmail:[email protected]Office Hours:Wednesday, 1:55-2:45pm and Thursday, 11:45-12:35pm, Fine Arts D (FAD) 239Section 0337, Thursday, 12:50-1:40pm, FAC 116aSection 0341, Thursday,1:55-2:45pm, FAC 116aTeaching Assistant, Geraldine ThommenEmail:[email protected]Office Hours:Monday, 11:45am-12:35pm and Thursday, 10:40-11:30am, FAD 239Section 0412, Thursday, 3-3:50pm, FAC 116aSection 1198, Thursday, 4:05-4:55pm, FAC 116aTeaching Assistant, Laura RandallEmail:[email protected]Office Hours:Tuesday, 10:40am-12:35pm, FAD 239Section 6140, Friday, 10:40-11:30am, FAC 116aSection 6092, Friday, 11:45am-12:35pm, FAC 116aTeaching Assistant, Ashleigh LynchEmail:[email protected]Office Hours:Thursday, 10:40-12:35pm, FAD 239Section 6122, Friday, 12:50-1:40pm, FAC 116aSection 6129, Friday, 1:55-2:45pm, FAC 116aUniversity Counseling Services/ Counseling Center301 Peabody HallP.O. Box 114100, University of FloridaGainesville, FL 32611-4100Phone:352-392-1575 (line open 24/7)Web:Alachua County Crisis CenterPhone: (352) 264-6789 (line open 24/7)
2Course Objectives:Provide an overview of the history of art from prehistory to circa 1300 CE in Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, andthe Near East.Introduce students to the concepts, issues, methods, and vocabulary of the discipline of art history.Inform students about the variety of social, cultural, and economic contexts in which art was produced and used inorder to explain how these contexts affected the objects’ form and function.Heighten visual acuity and increase facility in analyzing works of art and architecture, as well as other aspects of thevisual environment.Course Policies:Please take a look at your calendar at the beginning of the semester to see if you have any commitments (forexample, religious holidays or extracurricular activities) that conflict with classes and due dates.If you do have any

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