Welcome to Art 2211, the first in the series of four art history survey courses offered by College of DuPage. Art 2211 looks at the art and architecture created by the ancient and medieval cultures traditionally linked to the Western heritage. Highlights include the ancient Egyptian expressions, Classical Greek sculpture, Roman architecture, Byzantine icons, European manuscripts and Gothic cathedrals. Although by no means a comprehensive list of cultures or topics in this course, the listing should give you a sense of the material you will encounter in your upcoming studies.
Chronological survey of Western visual culture from the remote past through the High Gothic. Examines major examples of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts within their historical, social, political, cosmological, and aesthetic contexts. (3 semester hours)
Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to do the following:
The semester grade is based on the total points earned for the ten units. You will have three assignments for each unit with a total of 50 points possible for the unit. The assignments for each unit include a 20-point Web-based Research essay (250-500 words), a 10-point Style Analysis essay (250 words), and a 20-point quiz composed of multiple choice, true-false, and fill-in-the-blank questions. The grading scale for all assignments and for the semester grade is 100-90%=A; 89-80%=B; 79-70%=C; 69-60%=D; below 59% receives an F and no credit for the course.