Course Descriptions

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ART-101

History of Western Art I

Credit(s): 3

This course offers an historical overview of the development of Western visual art in its principal phases from prehistoric societies to the 12th century AD. The arts of these cultures will be examined through the analysis of major monuments of architecture, sculpture, and painting with specific attention to the communicative function of the work of art in relation to its society. ART 101 expands an understanding in the visual arts and the societies that produced them, enables the student to make connections to contemporary society and culture, and increases individual aesthetic concepts. It satisfies an arts and humanities course requirement for the A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week

ART-102

History of Western Art II

Credit(s): 3

Survey of Art II offers an historical overview of the development of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the present with emphasis on the struggle to find a universal and unified visual language for a world of changing values, new institutions, and unprecedented diversity. This course creates a higher understanding of the parallels and interconnections of visual art and the societies that made them. It enables students to thoughtfully view creative expression in its communicative function in relation to contemporary society and culture. This course satisfies an arts and humanities course requirement for A.A. and A.S. degrees. Lecture: 3 hours per week