Dec 01, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 3412 - Greek and Hellenistic Art

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1600 and ENG 1020 with C- or better or permission of department

Description: Students in this course examine the artistic and cultural production of the ancient Greek world from approximately 3000 to 30 BCE, including architecture, sculpture, pottery, mosaics, painting, and city planning. Periods studied will include the Minoan, Mycenaean, and Cycladic cultures of the Bronze Age, the early development of Greek art and culture in the Orientalizing and Geometric periods, the pursuit of artistic perfection in the Archaic and Classical periods, the rise of Alexander the Great, and the spread of Greek culture in the Hellenistic period. Students identify and discuss theoretical frameworks, problems, and scholarly approaches to the study of Greek art. Students also consider the impact of myth, epic, philosophy, trade, and colonization on the art and architecture of ancient Greece. 

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