Professor: Anna Carroll

  • Semester: Spring 2020
  • E-mail: anna.carroll@brooklyn.cuny.edu
  • Office Location: Boylan Hall 5307
  • Office Hours: by appointment
  • Class Location: Boylan Hall 5145
  • Class Meeting Times: Monday and Wednesday 9:30-10:45

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the history of art, emphasizing visual literacy in an historical context. Major works of art and architecture, drawn from a wide range of world cultures and periods from ancient times to the present, will be explored.

Course Objectives, according to Brooklyn College:

  • Students will learn to analyze works of art critically from both an historical and an interpretative point of view; in addition, they will gain an understanding of the importance of cultural diversity through exposure to the arts of many different times and places.
  • Students will have extensive practice in articulating aesthetic judgments effectively in spoken and written form.
  • Students will learn how to draw upon the cultural riches of New York City to enhance their learning within and outside the classroom.
  • Identify unique characteristics of several artistic traditions, and recognize and analyze the differences among the major periods, artists, genres, and theories of art.
  • Use terms of art historical analysis correctly and be able to apply them to unfamiliar works.