History of Environmental Arts: Part I
Part one of a four-part survey of environmental arts of the Western world. This course covers the Aegean, Grecian, Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures, encompassing early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods.
What you can learn.
- Explore the early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods
- Identify major monuments and their function, symbolism, style, and significance
- Learn how to utilize library and museum resources
- Recognize and evaluate significant environmental design movements
About this course:Part one of a four-part survey of environmental arts of the Western world. This course covers the architectural and arts history of the Aegean, Greek, Roman, early Christian, and Byzantine cultures, encompassing early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods. Instruction focuses on the man-built environment as influenced by geographical location, as well as the social, religious, economic, and political forces of each historical period. Topics include major monuments in terms of function, symbolism, methods of fabrication, style, use of color, and ornament, as well as significance. The major artists, architects, and designers of the various periods are also introduced. Illustrated lectures, selected readings, and student projects develop an appreciation of the rich cultural heritage of the Western world, as well as the ability to utilize library and museum resources and recognize and evaluate significant environmental design movements. The course helps participants develop an understanding of the achievements of the past in order to more fully understand the present. This course is equivalent to Cal Poly Pomona INA 561. Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Spring 2021 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Internet access required.
These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.
Enrollment limited. Internet access required.