2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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ART 243 History of Art - Ancient World Through the Middle Ages (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A concise chronological history of paintings, sculpture, drawings, and architecture from the dawn of recorded art to the gothic movement and related issues.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify and apply fundamental methods of visual analysis, art criticism, and critical vocabulary.
2. Define the role of basic visual elements and principles of design, architecture, and iconography within a cultural and social context.
3. Identify basic types of media and styles prevalent in architecture, painting, sculpture, drawing, and mixed media.
4. Identify major approaches and their characteristics that evolved from the dawn of humanity to the end of the gothic period. .

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