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2021-2022 Course Catalog 
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ART 1022 - Art History of the Western World: Renaissance Europe to Post-Modern

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course traces the development of art and architecture from the European Renaissance Period through the 20th Century - the art, architecture, philosophies, and traditions that formed the European canon. Topics include non-western art origins and perspectives from a diverse range of cultural sources where relevant.
MnTC Goals
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.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
1. What is the study of Art History?

a. Analysis Strategies: Written, Diagrammatic, Verbal Critique

b. Ethics of Cultural Comparison

c. Current Art Historical Issues and Scholarship Trends

2. Vocabulary common to Art and Design

3. Visual analysis of an image: Actively Seeing

4. Transition from Gothic: 14th C. Italian Art, approx. 1200CE-1400CE

5. Northern Renaissance: 15th C. Art in Northern Europe and Spain, approx. 1375CE-1500CE

6. Italian Renaissance: 15th C. Italian Art, approx. 1420CE-1500CE

7. The High Renaissance and Mannerism, approx. 1500CE-1600CE

8. Reformation: 16th C. Art in Northern Europe and Spain, approx. 1475CE-1600CE

9. Baroque Art, approx. 1600CE-1750CE

10. Enlightenment: Art of the Late 18th through Mid. 19thC, approx. 1750CE-1851CE

11. Modernism: Art of the Later 19th Century, approx. 1850CE-1905CE

12. Modernist Art: The Early 20th Century, approx. 1900CE-1940CE

13. Modern to Postmodern: Art of the Later 20thC. 1945CE-2000CE

14. Instructor may include other cultures of influence within these time periods if appropriate
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

1. explain the characteristics of various artistic mediums such as painting, sculpture, and architecture.

2. explain the basic visual elements and principles of design present

in all works of art and explain works of art in terms of these elements and principles.

3. analyze the major movements, periods of art, and the stylistic characteristics, which differentiate them, and identify key examples of those styles.

4. analyze the historical, religious, and social circumstances that shape the history of art.

5. analyze the work of artists as expressions of human values within an historical, cultural, and social context.

6. describe the lives and work of individual artists, influences upon them, and their stylistic development.

7. express informed personal responses to works of art in written papers and/ or class discussions.

8. write critical and analytical essays using academic research and scholarship common to Art 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. 06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction 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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