Medieval Art and Architecture, ca. 300 to 1500|
MDST 210, COL 211|
|Certificates: Jewish and Israel Studies|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies|
This course explores the vast cultural developments that took place from the rise of Christianity to the voyages of Columbus. We will study the art, architecture, and visual culture of the people inhabiting Europe and the Mediterranean basin, with comparative forays into Africa and Asia. Monuments and works of art studied will reflect the religious traditions of Christianity in the Western (Latin/Roman) and Eastern (Byzantine/Orthodox) churches, as well as Judaism, Islam, and polytheism.
We will consider major themes such as gender, patronage, monasticism, materials and techniques, and civic and secular life. Close attention will be paid to cultural contact and artistic exchange facilitated by pilgrimage, trade, and the crusades. Our goal is to develop visual literacy across a broad cultural spectrum, analyze and understand individual works, and be able to integrate them into an appropriate cultural and historical context.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)(COL)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Marilyn Stokstad. MEDIEVAL ART, 2nd ed. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2004.
Selected scholarly articles and essays, available on our Moodle course website.
|Examination and Assignments: |
10% Participation and Attendance
30% Exams (2)
30% Brief Writing Assignments (2)
10% Oral Class Presentations
20% Final Exam
|Instructor(s): Katz,Melissa R. Times: .M.W... 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: DAC300; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 4|