Studies thought, values, and arts of Western culture, integrating major developments in art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy. Covers the following periods: Ancient and Classical, Early Christian and Byzantine, Medieval, and Early Renaissance. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Introduces the student to western culture through study of selected masterworks in literature, philosophy, music and the arts from Antiquity to the Early Renaissance.
Provides the student with the necessary critical vocabulary and experience on which to construct aesthetic, intellectual, and moral value judgments about Western culture in relation to its historic developments and traditions.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
General college entrance competencies.
At the completion of this course, the student will have engaged in the following exercises with competence to:
contributions in the arts
D. The post-Aristotelian philosophies of Stoicism, Epicureanism, Skepticism and Cynicism
E. Roman hegemony in the world of politics, art, architecture and literature
F. Early Christian and Byzantine transformations of classical forms and values
G. Medieval achievements in architecture and the arts in intellectual and spiritual thought, and in literature and music
H. Early Renaissance humanism in the masterpieces of the age in the various disciplines
Attendance at area museums, artistic performances, and special exhibitions which have relevance to the material under study.