Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
Art 104
44 hours and 22 weeks
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Art History


The course objective is to describe and analyze major characteristics of Western art through several historical time periods.

Learning Outcomes:

  • describe the major characteristics of visual art styles that have developed since the Renaissance (including Renaissance art, Mannerist art, Baroque art, Rococo art, Neoclassical art, Romantic art, Realist art, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art, Dadaism, Surrealism, Pop Art, photography, and digital art)
  • identify major centers of artistic influences from the Renaissance to the contemporary period (including Florence, Venice, Flanders, Paris, and New York City)
  • identify major artists and art works from the Renaissance to the contemporary period (including Botticelli, Da Vinci, Bosch, Anguissola, Rembrandt, Degas, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Duchamp, and Pollock)
  • describe the differences between art styles such as Renaissance or Mannerist art works, Romantic or Impressionist art works, and Abstractionist art works and Pop Art works
  • explain the relevant cultural, political, and religious factors that influenced the development of the visual arts since the Renaissance (including conflict on the European continent, tensions between the Catholic and Protestant churches, industrialization, and technological advancements)

General Topics:

  • The Early Renaissance & Art in Italy The High Renaissance & Art in Italy The Renaissance & Art in Northern Europe & Spain Art Styles in 16th-Century Europe Baroque Art in Western Europe Rococo Art in Western Europe & America Neoclassical Art in Europe & America Romanticism & Art in Europe & America Realism & Art in Europe & America Impressionism in Europe & America Post-Impressionism in Europe & America Art in Early 20th Century Europe & America Art from WWI to WWII in Europe & America Art in Europe & America in the Contemporary Era
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers
  • Proctored Final Exam

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials