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Art and Design

ART 115


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Credit Hours

(4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

Section Start Dates


Section NoStart Date
122314May 5, 2014
140208August 25, 2014
140238August 25, 2014
140252August 25, 2014
142314August 25, 2014
142424September 16, 2014

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Art History 1


Course Description

This art history course examines the development of western art from pre-history through the 14th century with emphasis on various societies, artists and art forms including painting, sculpture and architecture.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze the ways in which the visual arts can function within the context of society.
  • Examine the relationship of various art forms to each other.
  • Explore the most important developments and styles within the broad estate of western art from the early Renaissance to the present.
  • Explain the basic design elements of painting, sculpture, and other art forms.
  • Explain the materials used to create a specific work of art.
  • Explain the elements of color and line used to create a specific work of art.
  • Explain the element(s) of form and focus used in a specific work of art.
  • Apply stylistic terminology to a specific work of art.
  • Explain how various works of art represent the artistic style or period in which they were created.
  • Explain how and why artists created their work.
  • Evaluate art works on a content level.
  • Analyze works of art from an historical context.
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