Course Description

This course examines the evolution of Western Art from its origins in pre-historic times to the early 19th century. Issues and context considered include: aesthetics and antiquity; classical revivals of the Renaissance; Neo-Classicism; art in the service of religion in Medieval and Baroque Europe; and the birth of individualism during the Enlightenment and the Romantic periods.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.

Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.

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May 02, 2022 to Jul 29, 2022
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Domestic Fee non-credit $647.14 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information