Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Art History I
Study: Bachelor in Humanities (213)


Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Geography, Contemporary History and Art

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Arts and Humanities

Students are expected to have completed
The students will learn how to: - Analyze an artistic image in its constituent elements and in the frame of the art movement(s) it belongs to. -Study a given work of art in relationship to its historical context. - Understand the cultural and symbolic values of any piece of art. - Evaluate and comprehend primary sources and art history texts, in order to be able to understand the nature of artistic activities and their social, political and economic implications.
Description of contents: programme
The syllabus begins with an introduction to the ground principles of Art History, followed by a chronological study of the main artistic manifestations of the Western World from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. Special attention will be paid to the Classical Antiquity and the great Medieval styles Romanesque and Gothic.
Learning activities and methodology
The course consists of lectures, seminars, presentations by the students and museum visits. The main content of all these activities is the analysis of artworks from a formal, historical and symbolical perspective. In-class sessions account for approx. 40 hours (1.5 ECTS). Student homework accounts for approx. 80 hours (3 ECTS), i.e. approx. 6 weekly hours during the teaching period (weeks 1 to 14). Tutorials and writing the assignments and the final exam account for approx. 40 hours (1.5 ECTS) during weeks 15 to 18.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • GOMBRICH, Ernst. The Story of Art. Phaidon Press. 1995
  • JANSON (et al.), Anthony F.. Janson's History of Art. Prentice Hall. 2012

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.