Art History: European Focus


Introduction to Art History I: European Focus

This course will provide a chronological introduction to aspects of European visual art and architecture. We will focus on select number of styles, and enhance our understanding through timely visits to the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart as well as a trip to the Bauhaus architecture site at the Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart.

The art historical periods and styles we examine include: Medieval Art and Architecture, Gothic Art and Architecture, Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, German Expressionism, and 20th Century Art.


  • lectures
  • museum visits  


  • ca. 6-8 hours per week


  • Written exam (1.5 hours)

The grading is based on two constituent parts: (1) oral participation in class and during the excursions including small written exercises and (2) a written exam which consists of multiple-choice questions, characterizations, comparisons.