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PCA 202: Introduction to Art History (Wang)

Resources for PCA 202: Introduction to Art History taught by Peter Han-Chih Wang, Ph.D., including Special Collections materials.


Welcome! This course guide is for PCA 202: Introduction to Art History taught by Peter Han-Chih Wang.

This guide has two main sections:

  1. Library Resources: Provides information on using the library's available physical collections and digital tools in addition to starting and conducting research.
  2. Special Collections Materials: A selection of materials from the department of Special Collections, Rare Books, and University Archives at Butler University that shows a variety of mediums, purposes, and time periods.

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For more library resources and library-related information for the Art+Design program, please visit the following LibGuide via the link below: 

Course Description

Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. The course introduces art through formal elements, medium, historical context, and themes. Students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art, and will explore art's relationship to religion, ideology, society, economy, gender and racial identities, and the interaction of cultures. Case studies will include painting, sculpture, architecture, design, printmaking, photography, among others. The course also incorporates mandatory assignments and activities related to a local museum, for example, the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.

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