World Civilization Since 1500
Western Art: Renaissance to Present
Students will survey the terrain of western (primarily European) culture from the beginnings of the Renaissance to the present. A particular emphasis will be placed upon the visual arts as objects that are influenced by cultural values and conventions, and as forces which generate or determine future cultural practice.
Cultural Traditions in the Modern World
Students will become familiar with a broad array of the literary, philosophical, religious and aesthetic traditions that have informed the modern world.
Intellectual Periods and Movements
Students will aquire a big-picture knowledge of intellectual periods and movements that will inform their future encounters with literature, art, architecture and all other manifestations of creative expression.