Course List

Art, Culture, & Society I -

ARTH 150 A

Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 10
Time: T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

At a time when few people could read, human-made objects were the primary form of mass communication. Students will explore the architecture, sculpture, and painting of the ancient and medieval Mediterranean world (Ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and Medieval Europe) to discover how the visual arts shaped and reflected the values and concerns of different cultures.

Additional Information:

No books are required for this class in Fall 2015; all readings will come from the Web.

Research Seminar in Art Hist. -

ARTH 456 A

Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 7A
Time: M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1
Pre-requisites/Comments: Permission

Catalog Description:

A seminar approach to selected topics fo r advanced students. Topics vary. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk.

Additional Information:

The seminar topic in Fall 2015 is the painting of Giotto.

Link: http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-paintings/scrovegni-chapel-frescoes.htm

Does Art Imitate Life? -

INQ 270 D

Instructor: Dr. Jane C. Long
Block: 11
Time: T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
Term: 2015FA
Units: 1

Catalog Description:

Develops a sense of historical perspective and the ability to use the methodologies of the humanities or the fine arts by exploring a subject drawn from the period before 1500.

Additional Information:

There is a popular tendency in the twenty-first century to see works of art as self-expression: the representation of an artist’s personal interests, experiences and mind-set at a particular moment in time. But is this the best approach for understanding works of art produced before our era? In this class we will study the lives and works of painters and sculptors from early Renaissance Florence (14th and 15th centuries) to explore whether artists’ lives can explain what is represented in their art. 

There are no books to purchase for this class; all readings will come from the Web.