Jul 29, 2021
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.
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.
- 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
- Abstraction, Representation, and Non-representational art
- Aesthetic theories
- Art vs. craft (non-functional vs. functional design)
- Socio-political influences on art and architecture throughout history
- Form and function
- Major styles and movements from around the world
- Art and religion (influence of religious beliefs on the function of art)
- Universal relationships and themes
- 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 ways in which art reflects cultural values
- Identify major socio-political events that have impacted 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.
- Describe technical methods and materials used for making art/architecture.
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