Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Art

Academics

Art and Art History 211. Arts of the Western Tradition (Enhanced)

Arts of the Western Tradition provides an in-depth examination of Western visual culture from prehistoric to 20th-century productions and approaches them from interdisciplinary and multi-theoretical perspectives. Arth 211 is designed for students seeking greater academic challenge in the field of art history than is available in the standard introductory Arth 111 course (see above). Students will approach the material on several levels: through lecture classes held jointly with Arth 111; through a 90-minute weekly discussion section based on a seminar model and including student-led discussions and seminal readings in the field, and through a spring trip to New York City led by both faculty and students, and intended to emphasize the significance of the study of original works of art and architecture. Because of the advanced nature of this course, an additional half credit is offered.