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.
- Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
- Humanities and Fine Arts