Classics 172A. Early Greek Art and Architecture (4 units)

imageClassics 172A. Early Greek Art and Architecture (4 units)      [Cross-listed with AHI 172A]
Alexandra Sofroniew

TR 12:10-1:30P
217 Art Building
CRN 62738

Course Description: This is an upper-division course on Greek art from its origins through the fifth century BCE. We will consider the questions surrounding the creation of Greek art following the collapse of early Greek society after the Bronze Age, ca. 1100 B.C., and discuss the sources of Greek art, both internal and external. Then we will trace its development through the Archaic and Early Classical Periods up to the Classical style of the mid-fifth century BCE.  The primary emphasis of the course will be on the major arts of architecture, sculpture, and painting, but we will look at the minor arts as well.

Prerequisite: None.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities and Writing Experience.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities, Visual Literacy and Writing Experience.

Format: Lecture - 3 hours; Term Paper.


  • Mark D. Stansbury-O'Donnell, A History of Greek Art  (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015)