Jan 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

ART 2630 - The Art of the Middle Ages

Credits: 4
This course explores the art, history and cultures of medieval Europe and the Mediterranean basin following the ruin of Imperial Rome to c. 1350. Special attention will be given to the sacred texts, objects, and spaces that were created in the service of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim religions. Sample topics include, but are not limited to, artistic and religious traditions, ritual theory and practice, iconography and iconoclasm, illuminated manuscripts, medieval knowledge, patronage, pilgrimage, and cultural interactions. Course work includes required readings, research projects, slide lectures, and class discussions. Course objectives are to introduce creative solutions to historic problems, foster visual and religious literacy, and advance critical thinking. Course counts toward a minor in Jewish, Christian, Muslim relations.
Fulfills: AL and W in LS Core.