Landmarks of Art
This course examines art and architecture on-site within cultural and historical contexts. It surveys selected periods of Western and non-Western traditions and emphasizes understanding the visual arts representing the tradition and evolution of a culture, from ancient to contemporary periods. The course incorporates field trips to local artistic landmarks and emphasizes art appreciation in travel experiences. The course includes preparatory lectures and on-site discussions. Students are required to attend several fieldtrips and provide their own transportation to each site. Field trip dates and locations will be announced on the first class meeting.