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ART 1020 - Art Appreciation

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab None
Course Description: This course introduces students to art from a variety of cultures and historical 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.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement of RDNG 1000 , or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher, and assessment score placement of ENGL 1021  or completion of ENGL 0090  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Elements of art
  2. Principles of Design
  3. Materials and media (technical aspects)
  4. The creative process/seeing and responding
  5. The evolution of art
  6. Purposes of art
  7. Subject, form, and content
  8. Defining art
  9. Abstraction, Representation, and Non-representational art
  10. Aesthetic theories
  11. Architecture
  12. Art vs. craft (non-functional vs. functional design)
  13. Socio-political influences on art and architecture throughout history
  14. Form and function
  15. Major styles and movements from around the world
  16. Art and religion (influence of religious beliefs on the function of art)
  17. Universal relationships and themes
  18. Art and Science (impact of technological inventions on art and art materials throughout history.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Analyze the ways in which art reflects cultural values
  2. Identify major socio-political events that have impacted art
  3. Analyze the form and content of art/architecture using terms and principles common to art.
  4. Identify major art movements, works of art, and architecture.
  5. Describe technical methods and materials used for making art/architecture.

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