March 08, 2023
This course provides a general introduction to art that offers a look at works of art through the study of theory, terminology, themes, design principles, media, techniques, with an introduction to the visual arts across time and diverse cultures.
Completion of or concurrent enrollment in English Composition (C-ID ENGL 100)
- Defining Art: Functions
- Visual Elements of Art
- Principles of Design
- Media and Techniques
- Address Art Historical Methodologies
- Overview of art history from a global perspective
Recommended: Museum or gallery visit
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
- Evaluate and critique works of art and architecture based on formal elements and principles of design and employing appropriate art historical terminology
- Analyze, evaluate, and distinguish materials and techniques used for creating art and architecture
- Interpret a work of art or architecture from an art historical perspective.
- Identify, analyze, and discuss the functions of art and architecture and the roles of artists in diverse cultures
Methods of evaluation will include:
- Written essays, assignments, and/or research projects
- Essay component on an exam
Sample Textbooks and Recommended/Accessible OER:
Dewitte, M.; Shields, K.; Larmann, R. Gateways to Art, 2018.
Fichner-Rathus, L. Understanding Art.
Lazzari, Margaret and Dona Schleiser. Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach.
Preble, S, and Frank, Patrick. Prebles’ Artforms
Sayre, H. A World of Art.
Smarthistory’s (Khan Academy) materials/books (available online and to print out for free)
Smarthistory OER Commons,
Smarthistory Reframing Art History (global perspectives) open access
Libretexts, Gustlin & Gustlin. A World Perspective of Art Appreciation, Libretexts, Lumen. Introduction to Art Concepts, 2020
April 06, 2017
Art, appreciation, history