Major Works of Western Art (HUM 202)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Humanities(HUM)
3
6.00 / 5.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Bratislav Pantelic pantelic@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture,Seminar,Field work/field study/on-the-job,Recitation,Other
Interactive,Learner centered
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CONTENT

This course deals with groundbreaking achievements in art and architecture. It is designed to be more comprehensive than the typical "art appreciation" courses offered elsewhere. Each lecture focuses on one work that is paradigmatic of an epoch, but will include comparisons with related works and a treatment of the historical, intellectual, and aesthetic background of the major work. Through lectures and discussions, students are given the opportunity to consider the intricacies of human creativity and the complex factors that come into play in a work of art. The course aims to assist students in developing criteria for their appraisal of the arts, as well as to stimulate them to reconsider their systems of values and to pursue their interests in the arts and humanities. In addition to the existing pre-requisite " to have completed 23 credits" for this course , a new condition will be added as "to complete SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses at least with D grade" as of the Fall semester of 2015-2016 Academic Year. Students who failed from SPS 101 and SPS 102 courses, do not have right to take this course.

OBJECTIVE

This course will deal with groundbreaking achievements, milestones in the history of Western art. Each lecture will focus on one work of that is paradigmatic of an epoch or culture, but will include comparisons with related works and discussions on the historical, intellectual, and aesthetic background in which they originated. The course will be more comprehensive than art promotion and 'art appreciation' courses offered elsewhere. Students will have the opportunity to consider the intricacies of human creativity and the complex factors in play in a work of art through the lectures and discussions.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Describe the historical development of the arts and their role in different cultures;
2. Identify works of art and architecture and place them in a meaningful historical and cultural context;
3. Develop criteria for appraisal of the arts.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 20
Assignment 10
Participation 20
Written Report 10
Other 5

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Readings

- Ernst Hans Gombrich: The Story of Art, Phaidon Press Inc. (16th edition), 1995.
- Selected primary sources

Course Web http://people.sabanciuniv.edu/~pantelic/courses/major_works/major_works.html