Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Art

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A World of Art   (ART-100)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A World of Art is an art appreciation course that covers the sweep of Western art from its earliest sources to its most recent developments. The course covers a range of media that have defined visual art over time: painting and sculpture, architecture and decorative arts, photography and drawing, mixed media, assemblage and installation art. A World of Art discusses ways that the visual arts have echoed the human experience across the ages. A key theme is the way that art reflects both continuity with previous tradition and transformation as artists continually create something new. Course content is drawn from the Teaching Company's "Art Across the Ages" course by Professor Ori Z. Soltes.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the tension between continuity and transformation in the history of art.
  • Discuss ways that visual art echoes human experience.
  • Differentiate between different periods and styles of art.
  • Examine the interplay between art and the areas of religion, politics, and culture.
  • Discuss varying styles of representation and abstraction.
  • Examine the emergence of artistic self-preoccupation.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of various types of visual art.
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Nineteenth Century Art   (ART-260)   3.00 s.h.  
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An historical survey of the art of the nineteenth century from the rise of Neoclassicism through Romanticism and Realism to Postimpressionism and Art Nouveau. 
The History of Western Art I   (ART-166)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The History of Western Art I course examines the greatest works of the Western visual tradition, highlighting issues of social content, form, and iconography. The course is a survey of Western European art and architecture from antiquity to 1600 CE. The course provides an excellent introduction and general overview of the seminal works of Western art. The social, political, and philosophical influences on the art and architecture are also examined. Students will gain a knowledge and appreciation of the great works, their artists, and the cultures that produced them.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify and discuss works of art that represent the greatest achievements of Western civilization and define the Western visual tradition from antiquity to 1600 CE.
  • Identify key periods or movements and summarize their essential visual features.
  • Identify important artists and political figures and associate them with their works.
  • Discuss the social, political, and historical events that influenced art history.
  • Discuss the technological advances that influenced art history.
  • Compare and contrast artists, artworks, and styles.
  • Analyze the qualities that distinguish the great works, great artists, and styles.
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History of Western Art II   (ART-167)   3.00 s.h.  
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History of Western Art II is a survey of Western art and architecture from the 1600s to the present day. Students will learn about the artists, architects, and social, political and historical events and figures that formed the history of European and American art and architecture of this period. Various trends and art periods, from Baroque through Pop art, are examined and discussed. The great masterworks, from Night Watch to the Guernica, are studied and compared. This course is an excellent introduction to modern art and a good complement to the History of Western Art I (ART-166). 
Puppetry II   (ART-248)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of puppetry as an art form. 
Introduction to the Humanities IV: Fine Arts & Architecture   (HUM-104)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to the Humanities IV: Fine Arts and Architecture surveys the great works of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from 800 A.D. to the mid-twentieth century. These works are examined within the political, religious, and social context of their time, allowing students to understand both why the artwork was created by the artist and how it was also a response to a particular set of historical circumstances. Students will emerge from the course with a better understanding of how to view art with both understanding and enjoyment. Course content is drawn from the Teaching Company's A History of European Art by Professor William Kloss.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the political, religious, and social events that shaped great artists and works of Western art and architecture.
  • Explain methods for viewing art with understanding.
  • Differentiate between different periods of art.
  • Compare different styles of art.
  • Discuss works of art using correct terminology.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of art through informed discussion of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.
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Papermaking II   (ART-135)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of making handmade paper as an art form. 
Stained Glass Windows II   (ART-181)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of the techniques used in the process of stained glass windows as an art form. 
Symbolism in Art II   (ART-229)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued exploration of a variety of symbols used in art. 
Buddhist Art   (ART-319)   3.00 s.h.  
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Buddhist iconography and art as it spread from India to East Asian countries. 
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