In this course learners will explore diverse historical and cultural contexts of painting, architecture, sculpture and other media. Major forms of artistic expression from a variety of cultures, both past and present will be covered. Art history reflects the time period, culture, geography, and the political and socioeconomic status of a region’s inhabitants. Studying art history can foster an understanding of and respect for other cultures and can contribute to an appreciation of one’s own culture.
UC/CSU “g” credit