“This course is an overview of the principal visual arts of many Western and non-Western cultures, including their aesthetic qualities, structural forms, ritual or traditional use, and social or practical design purpose, in the context of their past and present historical roles. Satisfies General Education requirement, theoretical-lecture credit for Fine Arts and Global Perspectives.”

Through this course students will be presented with key historic, economic, geographic, political and religious contexts for the creation of art within the historic record. The course will serve as an environment in which students are encouraged and enabled to develop the basic skills to successfully write and confidently discuss, interpret and comprehend a variety of visual media.