Employing works of architecture, sculpture, painting and the decorative arts, explores the twin variables of word and time in shaping varying past and present worldviews. Beginning with the arts of preliterate groups and continuing through the early Renaissance in Northern Europe (c. 1500), examines such topics as writing and symbol, text and image, myth and ritual, history and memory, and cultural defining moments to bring awareness to the power of images as potent historical, political and cultural markers resonating from the past into the present. Students are challenged to understand and explain how the past was/is always "the present" and provides connective links between times and cultures. Falls. (PPDI)
*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.