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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CLAS 160 - Intro to Ancient/Medieval Art

Cross-Listed as ART 160 
This course surveys the visual and material culture of Europe and the Middle East from the Paleolithic through the late Medieval period. We consider the material remains of Prehistoric Europe, the Ancient Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, Etruria, and Rome; early Christianity, Judaism and Islam; and Early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Europe from a contextual perspective, in order to recover the meanings of works of art within the cultures that produced them. A special focus is placed on the appropriation of these objects and images in later Western culture. (4 Credits)