This is a survey of the arts from the early 19th century to the present time. This class examines profound transformations within modern culture: mechanized industry and transportation, mass urbanization, individual expression, political pluralism, cultural extremism, the avant garde; and their impact upon the traditional arts of painting, sculpture and architecture. Also explored are the new mechanical arts of photography, film, and video. Intended for second semester freshman students.

This course surveys significant moments in the history of art, architecture and design from prehistory to 1700 in diverse world cultures, including the West, Islam, East Asia, the Americas, and Africa. Students learn to recognize and articulate formal and spatial properties of art, architecture and design and relate those to the cultural and historical contexts of the artists who created the works.