Introduction to the Arts

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VISST-104

This is a survey of significant moments in the history of artistic and architectural production since early antiquity. This class examines works of fine and vernacular art from diverse world cultures- the West, Islam, East Asia, the Americas, and Africa. Students learn to recognize and articulate formal and spatial properties of artworks and relate those to the cultural and historical contexts of the artists who created the works. Intended for first semester freshman students.