History of Art I

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History of Art I

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A survey of Western art from the Palaeolithic through the Medieval periods.

    This course teaches students how to look at art and architectural works, giving them the visual skills to distinguish key elements and different styles, and relate the works to a historical, socio-political, or religious context. It can benefit students from all majors since it enables them to engage productively with art and architecture as a cultural discourse that operates in their own lives.

    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Develop an understanding of the main themes, symbols, and means of expression in various art forms from the Stone Age to the Medieval period through specific examples;
    2. Define connections existing in art across cultures and time;
    3. Discuss ethical issues pertaining to art;
    4. Relate the art produced in different periods and by different cultures to issues of social and political inclusion.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used: The course will consist of lectures with visuals, discussions, assignments and, if possible, museum or site visits. 


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