Nov 28, 2023  
2021-2022 Archived Catalog 
2021-2022 Archived Catalog

ART.-114 Art History High Renaissance to Modern

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into ACRD-090, ACRD-091 or ACRD-092, completion of ELAP-110 with a minimum grade of 2.0, or successful completion of ACRD-080; ENGL-101.
This course examines this history of art from the Renaissance period through the 20th century in Europe and North America, focusing on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Students will gain an understanding of how the art practices, art media, and art social roles evolved in Europe and North America over the last 500 years, through the use of lectures, videos, images, discussion, presentations, reading, and gallery/museum visits. Students will develop an understanding of the creation of art as linked to the cultural and historical context.

Course Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the major historical cultures of Europe and North America, including the art periods, artistic styles, media, and artists from High Renaissance (1500 CE) to Modern art (1985 CE).
  2. Identify and describe major developments in art from 1500 CE  through the 1985CE.
  3. Describe the characteristics of the three basic categories of art (pictures/painting, sculpture, architecture) as they relate to the art periods and styles studied.
  4. Describe, understand, and interpret basic characteristics of artwork from major periods and cultures in western art history from High Renaissance through Modern/Post-modern.
  5. Explain the societal, political, and religious roles of visual arts in major western cultures, within and across national contexts.
  6. Describe and utilize basic art vocabulary related to media, process, and art analysis.
  7. Explain the process of the making of art as a form of human expression, as well as a process of critical thinking and problem solving in the historical context of the cultures studied.
  8. Analyze artwork from major time periods/art movements in Europe and North America, taking into account the historical period and social context in which it was made.