May 17, 2024  
College Catalog 2024-2025 
    
College Catalog 2024-2025

CLAS 260 - Introduction to Art History I: From Prehistory to the Medieval Period

Cross-Listed as ART 160  
​This course surveys the visual and material culture of Europe, the Middle East and the broader Mediterranean world from prehistory through the late Medieval period, including early Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures. We consider the artistic and archaeological remains from the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, Greece, Etruria, Rome, and western Europe from a contextual perspective in order to understand each culture’s ideologies, and the diverse social and artistic purposes for which art and architecture was created and used. (4 Credits)