ARTS 101 Art History 1

This course presents a survey of the history of art from prehistoric times through the Gothic period in Europe.  Slide lectures, gallery visits and discussions will be employed so that the visual literacy of students will be enhanced.

Credits

3 Credits

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

ARTS 101Art History 1

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Visual Art

II. Course Specification

Course Type

General Education

General Education Competency

GEM Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course presents a survey of the history of art from prehistoric times through the Gothic period in Europe.  Slide lectures, gallery visits and discussions will be employed so that the visual literacy of students will be enhanced.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Understand that visual culture is a reflection of cultural values and aspirations. Analyze images through technical processes, formal arrangements, and notions of content and iconography. Practice decoding the language of art and become aware of the hazards of jumping to conclusions. Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: Identify visual products from major historical cultures and begin to place them in a rudimentary chronology. Compare and contrast historical works of art in technical, formal, and expressive contexts. Appreciate the expressive power of artworks ranging from cave paintings, to triumphal arches, and cathedrals as achievements of sophisticated thinkers and engineers.

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Lectures on visual arts from 30,000 years ago up to the Gothic period in Europe Visual aids including digital slide projections, films on museum collections tours to Greek temples. And occasional presentations of objects in class. Discussions of contemporary adjustments to textbook content, new discoveries in archaeology, or new theories about content or construction of monuments. Students are encouraged to contribute these news items, and to present opinions about published conclusions.

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Exams

Lectures and quizzes on each Chapter in the Textbook. Quizzes lead class concepts toward the Mid Term and Final Exams. Research project that may result in a term paper, or a museum forgery, or a classroom presentation

Required Text

Art History Volume 1 by Marylin Stokstad

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Lectures and quizzes on each Chapter in the Textbook. Quizzes lead class concepts toward the Mid Term and Final Exams. Research project that may result in a term paper, or a museum forgery, or a classroom presentation