Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects
- History of Japan I (HIS-341) 3.00 s.h.
- The pre-modern history and traditional culture of Japan, including the feudal experience, the visual arts, literature, religion, and the performing arts.
- The Music Industry and Management (MUS-303) 3.00 s.h.
- Publishing, copyright law, licensing, managers and agent, arts administration, concert promotion, music merchandising, recording and
- History of Non-Western Art (ART-369) 3.00 s.h.
- A study of the art of non-Western civilizations through a comparison of the expressive and applied arts as reflections of cultural traditions.
- The Age of Satire (ENG-385) 3.00 s.h.
- History, theory, and the practice from Jonson to Vonnegut, with some attention to the classical backgrounds and to parallels in the visual arts.
- Advanced Journalism (JOU-300) 3.00 s.h.
- Instruction and practice in advanced journalistic techniques, with an emphasis on such specialized areas of coverage as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment.
- Art in Industry and Commerce (ART-224) 3.00 s.h.
- The relationship of visual arts to business and industry, covering industrial design, packaging design, advertising, and sales promotion, as well as the influences of fine arts on the development of commercial art and design.
- Arts & Crafts in Theraputic Recreation (REC-221) 3.00 s.h.
- Adapting arts and crafts to the needs of particular populations with special needs and analysis of the benefits of arts and crafts for persons with special needs.
- A World of Art (ART-100) 3.00 s.h.
- 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.
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.
- Art Therapy (ART-121) 3.00 s.h.
- The use of creative arts as a vehicle for theoretically understanding personality functioning through the use of visual symbols and their application to human behavior.
- Pre-Columbian Art of Central America (ART-367) 3.00 s.h.
- A survey of the cultures of Mexico and Central America prior to the conquests of Cortez beginning in 1519, considering the archaeological evidence in a chronological sequence, stressing their arts and using interdisciplinary methodologies.
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