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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART& 100 - Art Appreciation

Credits: 5
Introduces the basic elements and principles of art and the media with which artists create.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Gain proficiency in understanding the relationship between art making, the language of art, and the viewer’s approach to works of art in different traditions.
  2. Gain proficiency in understanding the relationship between art and society (socially and politically), to understand the elements and principles of art and society, and to understand the function of art, to clarify, to intensify, or otherwise enlarge our understanding of how art operates- within different traditions.
  3. Demonstrate a basic familiarity with differing art-making methods, materials and media and an understanding of the elements and principles of art and an ability to apply these to analyze the compositional structure of art works.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrated by textbook chapter tests, video responses, artist’s studio projects, and the final self portrait which focus on composition.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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