Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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ART& 100 - Art Appreciation

Credits: 5
Art Appreciation is an introduction to the basic elements and principles of art and visual culture, as well as the media with which artists create.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English
Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:  

  1. Identify formal elements and critically analyze art based on its form.
  2. Distinguish artistic media.
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with artistic techniques and different art-making methods.
  4. Identify the content and context of art, and critically analyze art based on its content and context.
  5. Identify the purposes and functions of art.
  6. Assess the impact of art, demonstrating an understanding of art’s relationship to broader social, political, and cultural meanings in different global traditions.

Reading and video assignments, writing assessments, a studio art project, and chapter test/quiz assessments will enable students to achieve these course objectives.
Program Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of visual art elements and principles

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.
  • Diversity and Equity - In order to advance equity and social justice, students will be able to examine their own and others’ identities, behaviors, and/or cultural perspectives as they connect to power, privilege, and/or resistance.
  • 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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