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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 118: Global Art History After 1400

(1 unit)
This course provides students with a survey of artifacts, art objects, and architectural sites from across the globe, beyond the year 1400. It examines the histories of artistic and architectural traditions across many cultures and geographies of the world, from the early modern period to the present day. Through focused analyses of visual cultures and built environments across different spaces and times, this course demonstrates how closely tied artistic patronage is to economic and political power. This course underscores how art-making is rooted in the exchange of ideas inasmuch as the economic and political realities of trade, migrations, pilgrimage, diplomacy, war, conquest, slavery, colonialism and imperialism, and the spread of technologies. Students will explore how various cultures adopted artistic conventions shaped by social networks, economic exchanges, religious beliefs, political power and historical events after the year 1400. Demerdash, WIckre.