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|ART103 - Western Art History 1|
Catalog Description: Surveys history of western art from prehistory to CE 1500, and compares and contrasts with the art of later periods. Introduces the distinctive features of the art produced by western civilization and relates its development to that of other regions.
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of the course, as documented by tests, papers, class discussions, and oral presentations, the student will be able to:
1.Analyze, given a set of ten reproductions spanning the period involved, each work to determine its respective historical style as a reflection of the contextual elements of that era (critical thinking). The student will then sequence the works chronologically based upon the observed style characteristics.*
2.Research the historical origins of a selected work of art from the civilization of the Western world of the period under study and then write a minimum two-page paper, citing three sources (information management) and using the vocabulary of the art world, to describe the influence of non-Western civilization on the conception and production of the selected work.*
3.Demonstrate the acquisition of art-world vocabulary by responding correctly to short-answer questions and/or multiple-choice questions on quizzes and exams.
4.Detect within selected works the presence of the five levels of style characteristics: content, subject, form, technique and material.
5.Classify a minimum of ten works in terms of medium, genre, workshop, school, national style, period style, regional style and/or within the styles of individual artists.
*This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the College's Comprehensive Assessment Plan. All faculties teaching this course must collect the required data (see Assessing Student Learning Outcomes form) and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Assessment and Special Projects.
I. Why Do We Study the History of Art?
II.The Language of Art.
III.Prehistoric Western Europe.
IV.The Ancient Near East.
VII.The Art of Ancient Greece.
VIII.The Art of the Etruscans.
X.Early Christian and Byzantine Art.
XI.The Early Middle Ages.
XIV.Precursors of the Renaissance.
XV.The Early Renaissance.
Effective Term: Spring 2006