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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 1020 - Art Appreciation

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 3 Lab 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): 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. 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.

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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