ARH2016

Art History Criticism I

Course Code: ARH2016

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
This course is a broad and global perspective of art development and usage throughout time, as well as the historical contexts in which these works of art were created. This course identifies and examines world art historical movements from prehistoric times to the 14th century. It briefly analyzes the historical, religious, social, and political contexts that influenced both famous artists and larger art movements. A global perspective is used throughout this course and this course encourages students to examine works of art throughout the world and from a wide variety of cultures including arts from Africa, Asia, the early Americas, and Oceania. This course has been designated as an international/ diversity course.

Course Details

Instructors:

Melissa Arrant
Office:  H114
arrantm@chipola.edu

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Art: A Brief History, Marilyn Stokstad and Michael W. Cothren, Pearson, 6th Ed. (ISBN-13: 978-0133843750). 2015.

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

College-Level Competency: Interpret, evaluate, and appreciate works of human culture

H-1      Compare works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music) in various cultures or literary movements

H-2      Analyze artistic expressions (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-3      Communicate informed responses to works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

H-4      Explain thematic connections among works of the humanities (art, philosophy, architecture, literature, film, theatre and/or music)

 

Course-level Student Learning ObjectivesDiscipline-Specific 
Learning Outcomes
Assessment Methods
Identify major art movements, artists, and works of art from the prehistoric to the 14th century. H1, H2, H3, H4 Discussion Board, Writing Assignments, Quizzes, Tests, Research Paper, Final Exam
Describe the historical, religious, social, and political contexts that influenced artists and art movements from the prehistoric to the 14th century. H1, H2, H3, H4  
Distinguish among the elements and principles of design used in works of art. H2, H3, H4  
Compare and contrast works of art from the prehistoric to the 14th century and from a variety of cultures. H1, H2, H3, H4  
Analyze works of art from the prehistoric to the 14th century and from a variety of cultures H2, H3, H4  

 

 

  • Follow attendance policies
  • Turn in assignments on time
  • Participate in discussions and engage in class activities
  • Study for tests and exams
  • Submit discussion and essay assignments through Canvas

The final grade will be based on class attendance/participation, written assignments and/or discussion boards, quizzes and/or tests, exams, and research papers including a formal analysis paper and a contextual analysis paper.

College-wide policies and resources

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