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ARH 252 Introduction to Art History: Renaissance-Modern

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    May 20, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Tom is an engaging and experienced lecturer. She is passionate about her field of study but understands that not all of her students are as passionate. She presents information in a meaningful way that invites all to participate. When working with students interested in Art History, she has a bevy resources and is welcoming to all.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about the transitions and shifts in artistic styles and preferences starting in the 13th century to the modern era. We studied the political, economical and social environments that spawned and shaped these shifts and how we are still shaping the art world today.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    My biggest piece of advice would be to just enjoy the class! Do not get hung up on memorizing every little fact and term about art. Instead, sit back, appreciate and enjoy the material.

    • Spring 2015
    • LisaTom
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Dec 21, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course for anyone who enjoys art. It's a great course to take even if you're not good at regular history classes because there isn't a lot of memorisation of dates; it's more about the story of the painting. The class was difficult in the sense that there was a lot to make sure you knew, but the few papers we had to write gave a lot of freedom in the subject; in our first paper, we picked a new work of art from an artist we discussed and visually analysed it, second we chose a viewpoint of Velasquez's Las Meninas, and lastly (and most fun) we had to visit a museum and study a painting and write a paper without outside research of the painting (writing it based off what we noticed, trying to contextualise the piece, compare it to another artist, etc.).

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about some of my favourite artists such as Van Gogh and Monet, and I was introduced to a great variety of other artists that I now have an interest in.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    My advice is to go to every class that you possibly can. Additionally, it's really important to take good notes (remember, good notes don't necessarily mean neat notes). As long as you have the notes, you'll be fine. My version of studying for the exam was to type the notes I had written in class for the images we selected as a group.

    • Fall 2016
    • LisaTom
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments

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