Apr 10, 2021  
2020-21 University Catalogue 
2020-21 University Catalogue

AHST 221 Art and Architecture of the Sacred

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course spans a period of about 1500 years when religion shifts from the Greek gods of myth to the rise of Christianity and Islam: the 8th c. BCE to the 8th c. CE. We will consider the ways and rituals in which people interacted with their gods through the examination of major monuments in the history of art and architecture. We will also discuss the ways in which Greco-Roman religious practices carry over into the modern world as well as the contemporary practices of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Throughout the course and in your final paper, you will be expected to think critically about the ways in which religious culture today is similar or different to the past.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102D, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

Priority enrollment for students who minor in Art History.
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.