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ART 106 - Art Appreciation

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course is intended to be a first level introductory art course for the beginning art student, as well as the student seeking a humanities elective in the visual arts. The student’s appreciation of art is developed through a multicultural perspective on art history, the elements and principles of design, aesthetics, critical evaluations, projects and attendance at a real or virtual art show.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the elements and principles of design within works of art.
  2. Evaluate artwork and create formal written criticism.
  3. Classify artwork by geographic/cultural origin, era, style, movement and medium.
  4. Differentiate between the psychological, social and political concepts of the visual arts.
  5. Create original artworks demonstrating techniques such as drawing, painting or photography.
Listed Topics
  1. Elements and principles of design
  2. Two and three-dimensional media
  3. The history of art from a global and multicultural perspective
  4. Art criticism
  5. Art projects
Reference Materials

Materials and textbook as required by instructor

Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Culture Society & Citizenship
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022
Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022

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