History of Design to 1830 Weekly Schedule

This schedule is based on an eleven week quarter system.  Classes meet twice a week for a total of four hours combined lecture and discussion.

WEEK 1

Monday

  • Introduction of course and review of syllabus
  • Lecture and discussion: Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia and Egypt
  • Read: Ch 4

Wednesday

  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and discussion: Cultures of the Aegean Sea (Minoan, Mycenaen, and Greek)
  • Read: Ch 5

Week 2

Monday

  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and discussion: Greece continued; The Roman World
  • Read: Ch 6
  • Assign: Research Paper Overview, Topics and Questions

Wednesday

  • Lecture: Rome continued

Week 3

Monday

  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Exam #1
  • Lecture and discussion: Early Christian and Byzantine Design
  • Read: Ch 7-8

Wednesday

  • Due: Research Paper: Topics and Questions
  • Due: Discussion Questions
  • Lecture and discussion: Design in the Islamic World
  • Read: Ch 9
  • Assign: Research Paper: Outline and Resources

Week 4

Monday

  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and Discussion: The Middle Ages: Romanesque
  • Read: Ch 10

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion: The Middle Ages: Gothic
  • Read: Ch 11

Week 5

Monday

  • Due: Research Paper: Outline and Resources
  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and discussion: Asian Design: India, China, and Japan
  • Assign: Research Paper: Rough Draft
  • Read: Ch 2-3

Wednesday

  • Field Trip: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Due: Discussion Question

Week 6

Monday

  • Exam #2
  • Lecture and discussion: Italian Renaissance & Baroque
  • Read: Ch 12-13; 17

Wednesday

  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and discussion: Renaissance, Baroque, & Rococo in France
  • Read: Ch 14, 18, & 20

Week 7

Monday

  • Due: Rough Draft for Peer Edit
  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture: France continued

Wednesday

  • Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Arts
  • Due: Discussion Question

Week 8

Monday

  • Due: Peer Edits
  • Lecture and discussion: Design in England
  • Read: Ch 15, 19, & 21
  • Assign: Research Paper: Final Draft

Wednesday

  • Exam #3
  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and discussion: England continued

Week 9

Monday

  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and discussion: Neoclassicism
  • Read: Ch 22, 23, 24, & 25

Wednesday

  • Field Trip to Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Week 10

Monday

  • Due: Research Paper: Final Draft
  • Due: Discussion Question
  • Lecture and discussion: Design in Early America
  • Read: Ch 16

Wednesday

  • Lecture and discussion: Native North American Design
  • Read Ch 1

Week 11

Monday

  • Lecture and discussion: African design

Wednesday

  • Exam #4
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