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Suggested Year of Study:2-4
Duration:1 Semester
Credit Units:3
Offering Unit:FAH

Department of History

Medium of Instruction:English



Course Description

This course is to focus on the history of the use and function of art in global perspective. Images, with symbolic meanings and particular style, can be powerful visual language that speaks to the viewers directly. Art has been a meaningful endeavour that deals with basic human concerns from the dawn of civilization to the present day. In this course, art works are discussed in context with human survival, religion, politics, sexuality, technology, culture transmission and globalization. This course examines essential art ideas and makes them concrete using examples from around the world, and relates them to contemporary issues.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)

1. Students will be able to articulate the knowledge of recognizing and appreciating art works across time and space.

2. Students will be able to describe and explain the similarities and differences of different cultures, as well as the transmission and globalization of certain images or certain ways of using images.

3. Students will be able to explain the world today and an appreciation for the importance of history in that understanding.