Dec 06, 2023
ART 1020 - Art Appreciation Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to art from diverse cultures, historical narratives, and intellectual contexts. Topics include major art movements, varieties of materials, and aesthetic theories. Coursework covers formal terms, elements, and principles common to the study of art and architecture.
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective
Prerequisite(s): Course placement into college-level English and Reading OR completion of ENGL 0950 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of RDNG 0940 with a grade of C or higher and qualifying English Placement Exam OR completion of RDNG 0950 with a grade of C or higher and ENGL 0090 with a grade of C or higher OR completion of ESOL 0051 with a grade of C or higher and ESOL 0052 with a grade of C or higher.
- Elements of art
- Principles of Design
- Materials and media (technical aspects)
- The creative process/seeing and responding
- The evolution of art
- Purposes of art
- Subject, form, and content
- Defining art
- Aesthetic theories and their cultural sources
- Abstraction, Representation, and Non-representational art
- Diverse socio-political influences on art and architecture throughout history
- Art vs. craft
- non-functional vs. functional design
- Architecture from a variety of cultures
- Form and function
- Major styles and movements from diverse cultural perspectives
- Universal relationships and themes
- Art, religion, and ceremony
- influence of religious beliefs on art from a variety of cultural perspectives
- Art and Science
- impact of technological inventions on art and art materials throughout history
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- analyze the variety of ways art reflects diverse cultural values.
- identify major socio-political events from diverse cultures that impact art.
- analyze the form and content of art/architecture using terms and principles common to art.
- identify major art movements, works of art, and architecture from a variety of cultures.
- describe methods and materials used in making art and architecture across cultures and throughout history.
Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 01. Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
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