Course Summary
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Self-paced. Students have up to 60 days to complete.
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 art history I


The course objective is to help students master fundamentals of art history from prehistoric times to the Renaissance. Students will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life.

Learning Outcomes:

  • analyze various works of art according to specific criteria
  • describe art history
  • recognize movements that have been significant in art history
  • identify methods used to evaluate artwork
  • characterize the art and architecture from prehistoric times through early Renaissance
  • understand the cultural significance of various works of art
  • recognize traits attributed to art in various regions of the world

General Course Topics:

  • Art history
  • Context of art history
  • Movement and change makers
  • Language and art
  • Prehistory and Ancient Near East art
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece and Aegean
  • Romans and Etruscans
  • Ancient India
  • Early Christian and Byzantine
  • Islamic art
  • Early Asian art
  • Ancient Americas
  • Early Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic Art and Architecture
  • Late Gothic / Early Renaissance
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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