Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog
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ART 212 - History of Art 1

Credits: 5
History of Art 1 is a study of the creation of visual objects, including art and architecture, from the prehistoric period to c. 1400 CE. This course will analyze various cultures and their art-making traditions from around the world.

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

  1. Analyze works of art through their visual elements and artistic content.
  2. Pinpoint the functions and styles of art produced in the prehistoric period to c. 1400 CE.
  3. Discuss the relationship between art and its sociocultural historical context from the prehistoric period to c. 1400 CE.
  4. Assess the historical changes that are recorded through art, including how the acquisition and display of prehistoric and ancient art can impact its meanings and interpretations today

Reading and video assignments, writing assessments, a presentation assignment, and exams 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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