Whatever the culture or the time period, it is this humanitarian approach that I stress in the survey course in Art and Architectural History. The students are asked over the span of the semester to seek connections between times and places as we proceed week by week through our investigation of world arts. As the essays that follow indicate, the students become alert to the similarities and differences in cultural artifacts that stem from the fundamental values of the people who made and used them. Together, we ask questions about those people and their cultures, their ways of thinking and being.
"Connecting Cultures in Consonance and Dissonance: Teaching Art and Architectural History from a Global Perspective,"
Reason and Respect:
1, Article 7.
Available at: http://docs.rwu.edu/rr/vol4/iss1/7