FACULTY SENATE


Senate Document Number     3207S


Date of Senate Approval      03/15/07



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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:


APC Document  30:                  Separate ARTH 310, Greek and Roman Art, into two courses:

                                                ARTH 311 and ARTH 312



Effective Date: Fall 2007



1.         Delete:  On pg. 66, under Courses in Art History, the title and description for ARTH 310.  


            Add:     On pg. 66, in place of deleted entry:


                        311       Greek Art  (3) 

Explores the development of the Greek art corpus including influences and techniques from pre-Greek cultures. The course focuses on art concepts that underlie Greek artistic expressions, placement of art within historical context, and technical advances. Course also emphasizes major artists whose works became part of our world cultural heritage. Even years Spring.



                        312       Roman Art  (3) 

This course investigates the main developments of ancient Roman art and architecture from the Roman Republic to the Late Roman Empire and Early Christian period. Even years Fall.




In order to accommodate the growing interest in Art History and balance the course availability in ancient art, Greek and Roman art should become separate courses.  This proposed expansion in the area of ancient art parallels the emphasis within the Art Department on creating a strong foundation for students of Art and Art History.  The proposed division would permit a comprehensive concentration in two key areas of Art History.  The courses will be taught by current faculty, Cynthia Canejo and Dorothy Dvorsky-Rohner, in the Art and Classics Departments and, thus, will not have an impact on resources.



A single course covering the two areas, Greek and Roman art, severely limits the amount of in-depth analysis and historical coverage in either essential area.  As ancient art is the base of numerous artistic styles, movements, and developments (from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to Neoclassicism and Postmodernism), these two periods form a central part of the curriculum.