Art History is the study of visual expression – literally anything made by human ingenuity
that exists in visual form – in its historical, political, and cultural contexts.
The interconnection of the object (sculpture, painting & drawing, architecture, decorative
arts, photography, or film) with the artist, prevailing ideas, and historical progress
gives us a way to look back and understand how human civilizations developed and evolved
over the centuries, and gives us a way to better understand ourselves. History of
Art I examines artifacts, sculpture, painting, and architecture from the origins of
civilization to the Italian Renaissance. History of Art II explores the expression
and development of visual culture from the Italian Renaissance to the present, while
World Cinema is centered on the recognition, understanding, and analysis of examples
of the moving image from around the world in the past two centuries.
Art History courses satisfy the Visual and Performing Arts degree requirement. They
are also part of the Ohio Transfer Module and HART 1201 and 1202 meet Transfer Assurance