SCHEDULE REQUIREMENTS RESOURCES

Survey of Art History 1
ARTH115-2 - Fall 2006
Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe


SCHEDULE
(Download a printable pdf version here)

WEEK 1
Thursday August 24
INTRODUCTION
What is Art History?
Requirements
READ: Stokstad: Introduction


WEEK 2
Tuesday August 29
Seeing & Looking: Art & Visual Culture
READ: Stokstad: Starter Kit
VIEW: Seeing & Looking

Thursday August 31
Prehistoric Art: Paleolithic
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 1: The Paleolithic Period
READ: Witcombe: The "Venus" of Willendorf
BROWSE: Prehistoric Art (Paleolithic)


WEEK 3
Tuesday September 5
Prehistoric Art: Neolithic
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 1: The Neolithic Period
READ: Witcombe: Stonehenge
BROWSE: Prehistoric Art (Neolithic)

Thursday September 7
CLASS DISCUSSION: Prehistoric Visual Culture


WEEK 4
Tuesday September 12
Ancient Near East
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 2
BROWSE: Mesopotamian Art

Thursday September 14
Egyptian Art: Old Kingdom
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 3
READ: Witcombe: Menkaure and His Queen
BROWSE: Egyptian Art


WEEK 5
Tuesday September 19
Egyptian Art: New Kingdom
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 3
BROWSE: Egyptian Art

Thursday September 21 First Take-Home Exam available
CLASS DISCUSSION: Interpreting Egyptian Art


WEEK 6
Tuesday September 26
NO CLASS
Your instructor is away at a meeting in Cambridge, England

Thursday September 28
READING DAY


WEEK 7
Tuesday October 3 FIRST TAKE-HOME EXAM DUE
Minoan and Mycenaean Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 4
READ: Witcombe: Minoan Snake Goddess
BROWSE: Greek Art (Cycladic, Minoan, & Mycenaean)

Thursday October 5
CLASS DISCUSSION: Art & Archaeology


WEEK 8
Tuesday October 10
Greek Art: Geometric & Archaic
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 5
BROWSE: Greek Art

Thursday October 12
Greek Art: Classical & Hellenistic
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 5
BROWSE: Greek Art


WEEK 9
Tuesday October 17
Etruscan & Roman Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 6
BROWSE: Roman Art

Thursday October 19
Etruscan & Roman Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 6
BROWSE: Roman Art


WEEK 10
Tuesday October 24
Early Christian, Jewish, and Byzantine Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 7
BROWSE: Art in Late Antiquity

Thursday October 26
Islamic Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 8
BROWSE: Islamic Art


WEEK 11
Tuesday October 31
Art of India before 1100
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 8
BROWSE: Art of India

Thursday November 2
Chinese Art before 1280
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 10
BROWSE: Chinese Art


WEEK 12
Tuesday November 7
Japanese Art before 1392
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 11
BROWSE: Japanese Art

Thursday November 9
Art of the Americas before 1300
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 12
BROWSE: Native Arts of the Americas & Oceania


WEEK 13
Tuesday November 14 Introduction to the PAPER
Art of Ancient Africa
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 13
BROWSE: African Art

Thursday November 16
Early Medieval Art in Europe
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 14
BROWSE: Art in Early Europe and Early Medieval Art


WEEK 14
THANKSGIVING BREAK

WEEK 15
Tuesday November 28
Romanesque Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 15
BROWSE: Early Medieval Art (Romanesque)

Thursday November 30
Gothic Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 16
BROWSE: Gothic Art


WEEK 16
Tuesday December 5 Second Take-Home Exam available
Gothic Art
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 16
BROWSE: Gothic Art

Thursday December 7 PAPER DUE
Gothic Art (Italy)
READ: Stokstad: Chapter 16
BROWSE: Late Gothic Art in Italy


WEEK 17
Tuesday December 12 SECOND TAKE-HOME EXAM DUE
(5:00 p.m. at my office)