ART-122: Art History Survey II

School
Liberal Arts
Department
Art (Art History)
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Art
Course Number
122
Course Title
Art History Survey II
Credit Hours
3.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
47.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
ENG-081/ENG-093 eligible
Catalog Course Description

A survey of the development of visual arts from the early Renaissance to the present time. Offers broad background for understanding the visual art as a vehicle of communication in its functional context. Provides a concise appreciation to the development of socioeconomic, religious and political characteristics of the covered periods. Enables students to acquire a broad scope of cross-cultural understanding through continuous critical thinking perspective. Discusses how to comprehend and interpret works of art by examining the contextual characteristics of the work, its subject, functionality and the culture(s) that produced it. A field trip to a major museum and other appropriate sites is required to strengthen student knowledge.

NOTE: It is recommended that a student who plans to take both ART-121 and ART-122 start with ART-121 first.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

This course in art history surveys art from the Renaissance to the present. The course concentration examines the evolution of artistic styles and their relationship to technology and civilization. A variety of media will be explored including painting, sculpture, applied arts, architecture, and graphics.

Core Course Topics
  1. Late Gothic, 14th Century Italy

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of Late Gothic and 14th Century Italian art and explain the importance of these styles within their culture context.

  2. 15th century Northern Europe and Spain

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of 15th century art from Northern Europe and Spain and explain the importance of these styles within their culture context.

  3. Early Renaissance

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of Early Renaissance art and explain the importance of these styles within their culture context.

  4. High Renaissance and Mannerism

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of High Renaissance and Mannerism artistic styles and explain the importance of these developments within their culture context.

  5. 16th century Northern Europe and Spain

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of 16th century art from Northern Europe and Spain and explain the importance of these styles within their culture context.

  6. Baroque and Rococo

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of the Baroque and Rococo artistic styles and explain the importance of these developments within their culture context.

  7. Southeast Asia, Later China, Later Japan

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of art of Southeast Asia, later China and later Japan and explain the importance of these styles within their culture context.

  8. Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and mid-19th Century European Art

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of Neo-Classicism, Romanticism and mid to late 19 century European Art and explain the importance of these styles within their culture context.

  9. Modernism of the Twentieth/Twenty-First Century

    Demonstrate an aesthetic awareness of art since the birth of Modernism of the Twentieth and Twenty-First century and explain the importance of these developments within their culture context.

Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

In addition to the above Learning Outcomes, students should be able to:

  • Contrast basic stylistic changes with different time periods and regions of the world
  • Illustrated how techniques were developed in creating visual imagery
  • Research an area of study and discuss its importance
  • Explain various art ideas in relation to the the political, philosophical and religious events of each period

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Quizzes are given throughout the course.
Exams are given within the class at measurable intervals.
A written final examination based on visual imagery studied throughout the course.
A written Research Paper with major points evaluated.
Assessing key concepts of the Research Paper within an oral presentation in a group setting.

Texts

Gardner’s, Art Through the Ages, A Global History, Vol. 2

Outcomes

General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Humanities
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
04/12/2019
AALC Approval Date
04/17/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
05/13/2019