Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 18, 2024  
Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

ARH 103 - Introduction to the History of Art (4 Cr.)

(VMC 103)
Introduces the study of Western art and the discipline of art history, its methods, terminology, and critical issues, including the problems of the canon, aesthetics, chronology, and periodization. Students will explore images and objects produced at different moments and in a variety of geographic and cultural contents, considering throughout the ways in which art conveys meaning through visual form, the ebb and flow of various stylistic trends, the use of symbolic images in the sacred and secular realms, the persistence of major visual motifs, the role of the spectator in shaping the meaning the meaning of images and objects, and the influence of political and economic conditions on the making of art.  Spring semester. Oettinger.