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    AHI 111LR - World Civilization And Art
    Lecture
    World Civilization And Art R5 Enrollment Information (not real time - data refreshed nightly)
    Class #:   22584   Enrollment Capacity:   15
    Section:   R5   Enrollment Total:   8
    Credits:   3.00 credits   Seats Available:   7
    Dates:   01/29/2018 - 05/11/2018   Status:   OPEN
    Days, Time:   F , 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Room:   Clemen 103 view map
    Location:   North Campus      
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      Course Description
    This course is a historical introduction to the great civilizations of the world before 1500 A.D. We have two main goals: 1) to introduce past cultures (pre- 1500 A.D.) such as the ancient Mediterranean world, the Islamic Near East, Hindu India, Buddhist and Confucian Asia, animist Sub-Saharan Africa, and Mayan central America to students, and 2) to illustrate the political and ideological role public art played within these cultures. Cultural topics will include Near Eastern literature (Epic of Gilgamesh, Genesis, Deuteronomy, Hymn to Aton), Greek philosophy and science, the origins of democracy, Roman law, the development of Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, the Popul Vuh, and the historical roots of the current conflict over Jerusalem. Major artistic monuments to be examined include the Stele of Hammurabi Egyptian funerary architecture, Greek, Roman, Hindu sculpture, the Athenian Parthenon, the Roman Colosseum, Islamic architecture, Chinese landscape painting, Teotihuacan, and Gothic cathedrals. Upon completion of this course, students will be acquainted with an outline of world history, ca 3000 BC 1400AD, and the major intellectual and artistic contributions of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome, Judaism, Islam, India, China, the New World, and medieval Europe, and the role that art has played in their culture
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