Course Number & Name:  ART 100 Art Appreciation

Credit Hours:  3.0               Contact Hours:  3.0            Lecture:  3.0                   Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This is an introductory course designed to acquaint the student with the greatest achievements of world painting, sculpture and architecture, with works that have inspired people of all cultures throughout time.  Art Appreciation will encourage students to question the nature of art and its relevance to daily life; it will introduce students to the elements and principles of design, focusing their attention through both projects and research.  This course is for non-Art majors only.

General Education Goals: ART 100 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Categories:  Humanistic Perspective and Global and Cultural Awareness of Diversity.  The corresponding General Education Goals are respectively as follows: Students will analyze works in the field of art, music, or theater; literature; and philosophy and/or religious studies; and will gain competence in the use of a foreign language; and Students will understand the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples.  ART 100 also addresses the General Education Integrated Course Goal: Information Literacy, which is as follows: Students will address an information need by locating, evaluating, and effectively using information.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories of art and cultural and visual communication in the arts through a research report/oral presentation;
  2. utilize various problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to do such projects as collages, masks, etc.;
  3. demonstrate knowledge of the different disciplines in art (photography, printmaking, graphic design, architecture, painting, sculpture, etc.); and
  4. prepare and present information using a computer by creating a Principles of Design booklet.


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