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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

AHST 203 Art in Renaissance Europe

3 credits 45.0 hours
200 level undergraduate course

This course will examine European art and architecture from c.1450 to 1600, while exploring the historical context of the Renaissance. Students will investigate how the period’s visual and material culture both communicated and affected the religious, social, and political values of contemporary artists, patrons, and viewers. In addition, they will consider the developments of trade and travel with the New World, Asia,Africa, and the Middle East, and they will analyze the effects of these interactions on the artistic cultureof Renaissance Europe. Topics may include: the works of Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo, among others; cultural centers like Florence, Rome, and Venice; Eurocentrism; the Egyptian Renaissance; or the Silk Road.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.