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Art History and Appreciation I

Course NumberART 151W
Credits3
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: READING LEVEL 2 and WRITING LEVEL 3. Required of all first-year Art & Design majors. Surveys Western art and architecture from Prehistoric through Early Renaissance eras. Focuses on architecture, sculpture, and painting from Prehistoric, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek and Roman, Early Christian, art of the Middle Ages, and Early Renaissance master pieces. Credit may be earned in ART 151W or ART 151HW, but not both. (45-0)


Outcomes and Objectives

Describe informed relationships between works of art and the historical period and culture in which it was created.
Objectives:
  1. Describe artworks in relation to the originating culture.
  2. Identify aesthetic, political, technological, and spiritual values which influenced or are represented in works of art.
  3. Articulate a recognition of and appreciation for cultural values inherent in works of art.

Recognize styles and identify specific works of art from a variety of the world's ancient cultures.
Objectives:
  1. Identify specific examples of art by artist, historical period, style, and culture as appropriate.

Demonstrate a basic vocabulary for the discussion of works of art.
Objectives:
  1. Use, in writing and discussion, specific art terms such as form, texture, composition, symmetry, pattern, symbolism, color, foreground.
  2. Describe works of art correctly, using this vocabulary in historical and cultural contexts for specific works of art.

Demonstrate effective writing skills.
Objectives:
  1. Write effective essays as a means of demonstrating their understanding of the concepts and knowledge from Outcomes I, II, and III.

Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Objectives:
  1. Evaluate previously unseen works in terms described in Outcomes I, II, III.
  2. Propose a personal position based on their own values in relation to these works.
  3. Advocate and defend personal choices and positions through informed and appropriate use of the values and vocabulary previously described.




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