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Art History and Appreciation II

ART 152W

Art History and Appreciation II

ART 152W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: 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.

Objectives:

  • Describe artworks in relation to the originating culture.
  • Identify aesthetic, political, technological, and spiritual values, which influenced or are represented in works of art.
  • 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:

  • 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:

  • Use, in writing and discussion, specific art terms such as form, texture, composition, symmetry, pattern, symbolism, color, and foreground.
  • Describe works of art correctly, using this vocabulary in historical and cultural contexts for specific works of art.

Demonstrate effective writing skills.

Objectives:

  • 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:

  • Evaluate previously unseen works in terms described in Outcomes I, II, III.
  • Propose a personal position based on their own values in relation to these works.
  • Advocate and defend personal choices and positions through informed and appropriate use of the values and vocabulary previously described.