ART204 :  History of Western Art: Prehistoric - Byzantine

This course provides an introduction to Western art, from c. 8000 B.C.E. to c. 1400 C.E., covering the major cultures and empires of the ancient western world. Studies include art and architecture from ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean and Etruscan cultures. In addition, this course looks at the art and architecture of the ancient Greek and Roman Empires, and finally, the transitional evolution of those works into the Late Roman and Early Byzantine Empires. Instruction focuses primarily on painting, sculpture and graphics, and covers selected examples of architecture to introduce key principles and centers for each period. This course is designed for non-majors as well as art majors.
Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 4
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