Introduction to the History of Art I: Ancient/Medieval (Atlantic Rim)

Discipline: Art History
Instructor: Silver
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 15:55
End: 17:10
Field Work: Day 4 | Spain Download Syllabus

Introduction to architecture, sculpture, and painting (as well as other art forms) from Old and New World archaeology to the era of Columbus. This course is intended to provide conventional survey coverage for transfer credit but also to emphasize regions and sites that students on Semester at Sea can visit during stays in port. Thus it will provide additional attention to Pre-Columbian civilizations in Mexico and the Andes as well as greater emphasis on the British Isles and Spain as well as Saharan and sub-Saharan Africa.

Field Work

Country: Spain
Day: 4

Medieval Sevilla will explore the blend of Muslim and Christian cultures in Southern Spain through the principal monuments--palace (Alcazar, with Islamic tiles) and cathedral (retablo altarpiece, sculptures, Moorish tower--Giralda). Walking tour of old city (Barrio) and port that received main shipments from New Spain/Americas.