Art Appreciation focuses on the art and architecture of the ancient Near East and Europe. The course begins with a brief overview of the fundamental methods of art. The course continues to evaluate the meaning, purposes, and styles of art. Art appreciation reviews the art elements and principles of design, including the various media used to create artwork. This course follows a chronological timeline showing how art and world events have influenced each other from early medieval times to the modern era. Particular emphasis centers on viewing works of art within their historical and cultural context so that students learn to understand how these key achievements relate to the past and present world.
* Prerequisites: None