FINE1001

Introduction to Western art history

Lecturer: Greg M. THOMAS

6 credits

This course surveys the history of Western art from ancient Greece and Rome to the 21st century. From ancient painting and sculpture to modern photography and conceptual art, it explains how art communicates ideas and values that have shaped Western civilization and how art has developed in relation to changes in historical context, including politics, religion, science, economics, and society. Students will learn about major artistic movements, common techniques of Western art, and methods for interpreting visual culture both visually and historically. No previous knowledge of art history is assumed.

100% coursework

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“Best class ever.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018

“A variety of artworks are included and it is truly eye-opening and inspiring to learn about all these complicated history and theories behind each artwok/ art movement.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018

“The course is a good introductory course to art.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018

“As a final year student, I’ve taken almost all my courses and this is, by far, one of the most interesting and engaging courses.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018

“Kudos to Professor Thomas for being able to handle such a huge class and still manage to make it great.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018

“The other thing that I liked was transparency of assessment system. The instructions and expectations are very clear that they helped me to successfully complete all the assignments and exams.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018

“Very interesting lectures and the length of 1 hour helps me concentrate well.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018

“Very clear organisation and good interrelation between lectures, tutorials, and assignments.”

FINE1001 student, 2017-2018