Course Summary
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Self-paced. Students have 60 days with a 30-day extension (if needed) to complete the course
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 History Of Western Art Ii


The course objective is to build mastery of the basic art history elements from the Renaissance to modern times. In this course, students will explore art exhibits, analyze buildings and architecture, and examine art in everyday life.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize movements that have been significant in art history
  • Identify methods used to evaluate artwork
  • Analyze various works of art according to specific criteria
  • Understand the cultural significance of various works of art
  • Describe the basics of art history
  • Characterize the art and architecture from the renaissance through modern times
  • Recognize characteristics or ways to identify art from different regions of the world

General Course Topics:

  • High renaissance
  • Northern renaissance
  • Baroque in Italy, northern Europe, and Spain
  • Rococo
  • Asian art
  • Neoclassicism
  • Romanticism
  • Impressionism
  • Colonialism
  • Orientalism
  • Post-impressionism
  • Art nouveau
  • Early twentieth-century modernism
  • Futurism
  • Utopian movements in the artssocial realism
  • Late modernism
  • Against the art object
  • Post modernism
  • Recent trends
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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