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Prehistoric Through Gothic Art
Course: ARH101

First Term: 2011 Fall
Lecture   3 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   3 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: History of art from prehistoric through medieval period

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify stylistic characteristics of art from many parts of the world from the Prehistoric Period through the Middle Ages. (I-XII)
2. Define and use art historical terminology. (I-XII)
3. Identify various visual elements of works of art from around the world, and explain how one uses these to analyze and evaluate works of art. (I-XII)
4. Describe various techniques and materials used in creating sculpture, paintings, and architecture from around the world. (I-XII)
5. Identify key works by various painters, sculptors and architects from around the world. (I-XII)
6. Critically compare and contrast various works of art from around the world. (I-XII)
7. Identify and analyze global works of art that demonstrate the variety and interdependence of the art of different cultures. (I-XV)
8. Describe the geography, history, religion, politics, and artifacts of various cultures around the world. (I-XV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Prehistoric Art (Art, Animals, and Magic)
   A. Paleolithic
   B. Neolithic
II. Art of the Ancient Near East (Art, Mythology, Religion, and Law)
   A. Sumerian and Neo-Sumerian
   B. Akkadian
   C. Babylonian and Neo-Babylonian
   D. Assyrian
   E. Persia
III. Ancient Egypt (Art, Religion, and the Afterlife)
   A. Predynastic art
   B. Old Kingdom
   C. Middle Kingdom
   D. New Kingdom
   E. Later period
IV. Art of the Aegean (Art, Mythology, Religion, and Archeology)
   A. Cycladic art
   B. Minoan art
   C. Mycenaean art
V. Ancient Greek (Art, Religion/Mythology, Archeology, and Philosophy)
   A. Greek Humanism, Mythology and Philosophy
   B. Geometric and Orientalizing Periods (9th-7th B.C.)
   C. Archaic Period (6th B.C.)
   D. Early and High Classical Periods (5th B.C.)
   E. Late Classical Period (4th B.C.)
   F. Hellenistic Period (323-31 B.C.)
VI. Arts of Asia (Art, Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, and Confucianism)
   A. India
   B. Southeast Asia
   C. China
   D. Japan before Buddhism
   E. Buddhist Japan
VII. Ancient Roman (Art, Government, Politics, and Society)
   A. Art before the Roman: the Etruscans
   B. The Republic
   C. Pompeii of the Cities of Vesuvius
   D. The Early, High and Late Empire
VIII. Late Antiquity (Art, Religion, Politics, and History)
   A. Late Antiquity
   B. Catacombs and funerary art
   C. Architecture and mosaics
IX. Art of Byzantine (Art, East-West Religion, Politics)
   A. Byzantine art
      1. Early Byzantine Art (527-726)
      2. Middle and Late Byzantine Art (843-1453)
X. Islamic Art (Art, Religion, Mythology, and the Mosque)
   A. Rise of Islam and Early Islamic Art
   B. Later Islamic Art
XI. Ancient America (Art, Society, Ballgame)
   A. Mesoamerica
   B. South America
XII. African Art (Art, Society)
   A. Beliefs, Chronology, Worldview
   B. Various periods and areas in Africa
XIII. Early Medieval Art in the West (Art, Society, Politics, and Religion)
   A. Dark ages
   B. Hiberno-Saxon art
   C. Carolingian art
   D. Ottonian art
XIV. Romanesque Art (Art, Society, Religion, Pilgrimages, and Crusades)
   A. Architecture
   B. Sculpture
   C. Painting
XV. Gothic Art (Art, Society, Religion, and Politics)
   A. Architecture
   B. Sculpture
   C. Painting
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: 3/25/2003

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