Course Number & Name:  ART 101 Art History I

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

Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101 or placement
Concurrent Courses:

Course Description: This course is a study of world historical contributions in painting, sculpture, architecture and the minor arts of all cultures from prehistoric times up to circa 1400.

General Education Goals: ART 101 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 101 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 world historical art from prehistory to the early Renaissance;
  2. clarify the extent of the artistic and cultural appropriation by and from all ethnic groups, thereby recognizing national styles and international trends in art;
  3. communicate accurate artistic knowledge in written and oral form; and
  4. use appropriate technology as a tool  to prepare a research report, done on a computer and using the Internet as a resource.


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