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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: ARTH200 Course ID: 3029 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides a survey of the visual arts, which is directed at understanding how to read the global visual world. Building from basic terminology and fundamental analysis, to more complex concepts of understanding art, the course provides tools for examining, analyzing, interpreting, and writing about works of art. Topics will include the political, religious, socio-cultural, and aesthetic functions of painting, sculpture, architecture, camera arts, and new media. No prior art classes or experiences are required.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • CO1: Identify major works of Western and Non-Western art from the Neo- Lithic to the Post-Modern periods.
  • CO2: Identify major artists and their time periods in Western and Non- Western art.
  • CO3: Interpret art terminology in relationship to works of art.
  • CO4: Describe major works of art.
  • CO5: Compare and contrast works of art.
  • CO6: Analyze works of art within their social and historical contexts.
  • CO7: Demonstrate the ability to locate and incorporate art historical research sources in a scholarly paper.
  • CO8: Examine an artist’s biography and artistic production.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

Art Renewal Center

Metropolitan Museum

Great Buildings Online

Web Gallery Online

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.