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ART 1022 - Art History of the Western World II

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab None
Course Description: This course traces the development of Art in the West from the Renaissance Period through the 20th Century - the art, architecture, philosophies, and traditions that continue to shape the modern western world. Students examine individual historical styles, techniques and ideological movements that have evolved in western art making, architecture and design.
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?
  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

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

  1. Trace the development of human art making, architecture and design from the Renaissance Period to the 20th Century
  2. Compare and contrast architectural styles throughout history
  3. Compare and contrast artistic styles across cultures and throughout history
  4. Identify works of art and their influences
  5. Recognize the cultural patterns of cause and effect as seen in stylistic changes in artwork
  6. Recognize stylistic details, iconography, and unique artistic forms as coming from specific historical time periods and cultures
  7. Identify cultures and societies through careful analysis of works of art, archeological artifacts, architecture, iconography, and visual language
  8. Use art and design vocabulary to describe works of art

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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