ART 111 - History of Western Art I

Course Description

The course will introduce major trends of Western Art from Pre-History through Greece, Rome and the Middle Ages. Significant works of painting, sculpture and architecture will be presented within the social, political and cultural context of each period. Group 1 course.

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Recommended Prerequisites or Skills Competencies

ENG 111

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Critical Thinking - Direct

Other college designations supported by this course

Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe historical periods and events that influenced culture and art.
  • Describe the critical thinking patterns of art scholars.
  • Describe how geographic location influences art.
  • Identify art historical data when shown images.
  • Compare stylistic characteristics from different civilizations, historical periods and media.
  • Make informed judgments about artwork.
  • Uncover patterns, similarities and influences in art periods.
Human Dimension:
  • form opinions and articulate them to others.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Express an appreciation for the history of western art.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Interact constructively when articulating viewpoints to others.