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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.

 
Introduction to the Humanities IV: Fine Arts and 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.

 
History of Western Art II   (ART-167)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The course History of Western Art II is a survey of Western art and architecture from 1600 CE to the present. Students will learn about the artists, architects, and social, political, and historical events and figures who formed the history of European and American art and architecture of this period. The course examines and compares the great masterworks, from Night Watch to Guernica, and examines the trends and art periods from Baroque through Pop art. This course is an excellent introduction to modern art and a good complement to the History of Western Art I course (ART-166).

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 1600 CE to the present.
  • 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, styles, and techniques. .
  • Analyze the qualities that distinguish the great works, artists, and styles

Available by DSST exam. 
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.

Available by DSST exam. 
History of Dance I   (DAN-282)   3.00 s.h.  
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The development of dance as an art form; trends, philosophies, dance activities, and dance personalities are examined and related to other art forms; development of dance from romantic ballet to current experimental trends in dance. 
History of Dance II   (DAN-283)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of the development of dance as an art form; trends, philosophies, dance activities, and dance personalities are examined and related to other art forms; development of dance from romantic ballet to current experimental trends in dance. 
History of Ancient Egypt   (HIS-476)   3.00 s.h.  
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Survey of ancient Egyptian history, civilization, art, and religion from about 3100 B.C. to the conquest by Alexander the Great (332 B.C.). 
Apparel Design: Art Principles   (HOE-334)   3.00 s.h.  
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Apparel Design II: Art Principles Applied to Apparel Design application of numerous artistic media to solve client centered apparel problems. 
The Nature of Art (Aesthetics)   (PHI-340)   3.00 s.h.  
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An inquiry into the nature of art, creativity, aesthetic experience, and value. Special attention to the importance of art in relation to the nature of man and society. 
Symbol, Art, and Architecture in Christian Worship   (REL-433)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examination of Christian symbolism, the use of art in worship, and the design of church buildings. 
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