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Art History and Appreciation II

Course NumberART 152W
Lab Hours0
Lecture Hours45
Course DescriptionPrerequisites: READING LEVEL 3 or a minimum grade of "C" (2.0) in any approved college level composition I course. ART 151W is highly recommended. Required of all first-year Art & Design majors. Examines the history of Western modern art. Renaissance through contemporary periods. Emphasizes painting, sculpture, and architecture. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Describe informed relationships between works of art and the historical period and culture in which it was created.
  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.
  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.
  1. Use, in writing and discussion, specific art terms such as form, texture, composition, symmetry, pattern, symbolism, color, and foreground.
  2. Describe works of art correctly, using this vocabulary in historical and cultural contexts for specific works of art.

Demonstrate effective writing skills.
  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.
  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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