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ARTH200 - Art Appreciation

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
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
10/28/19 - 04/03/20 04/06/20 - 05/31/20 Spring 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • CO-1: Identify major works of Western and Non-Western art from the Neo- Lithic to the Post-Modern periods.
  • CO-2: Identify major artists and their time periods in Western and Non- Western art.
  • CO-3: Interpret art terminology in relationship to works of art.
  • CO-4: Describe major works of art.
  • CO-5: Compare and contrast works of art.
  • CO-6: Analyze works of art within their social and historical contexts.
  • CO-7: Demonstrate the ability to locate and incorporate art historical research sources in a six page term paper.
  • C0-8: Examine an artist’s biography and artistic production.
NameGrade %
Forums 45.00 %
Introduction 5.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8A Forum 5.00 %
Papers 35.00 %
Week 5: Museum Paper 14.00 %
Week 7: Term Paper 21.00 %
Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 2 Quiz Units 1 and 2 5.00 %
Week 4 Quiz: Units 3 and 4 5.00 %
Week 6 Quiz: Units 5 and 6 5.00 %
Week 8 Quiz: Units 7 and 8 5.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
RealizeIT 0.00 %

ARTH200-Art Appreciation
Required Readings
Week Art Through the Ages, Fred Kleiner
Week 1 - This unit will provide an examination of the life and works of several artists, and
the significances, influences, and functions of their art. Further, the unit includes an
introduction to the art world and the various roles found within it.
Michael Norris, at al., The Metropolitan Museum of Art.. "Greek Art from Prehistoric to
Classical" Merlot. metmuseum.org, 13 Jun. 2011. eBook.
Type: Required Readings
Toledo Museum of Art. "What is Visual Literacy?" Youtube. 19 Nov. 2013. Video.
Type: Required Readings
Boundless, boundless.com. "Art History" Merlot. boundless.com, 04 Nov. 2014.
eBook.
Type: Required Readings
Week 2 - This unit will provide an examination of the components of the Visual Elements
and Principles of Design which comprise the formal language of art. Further, the unit
includes an examination of drawing, as the most fundamental of art forms.
Eric Feinblatt, Steven Zucker, Beth Harris. "3 de mayo de Francisco Goya" Merlot.
khanacademy.org, 03 May. 2013. Presentation.
Type: Required Readings
Beth Harris, Steven Zucker. "Edouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergere" OER
Commons. Other.
Type: Required Readings
Week 3 - This unit will provide an exploration of the artists who create 2 dimensional
objects. Further, the unit is an examination of the tools, materials, and techniques used
by artists in creating paintings, prints, photographs, films, videos and graphic design.
"Printmaking Techniques" Merlot. masterworksfineart.com, 03 Nov. 2008. Tutorial.
Type: Required Readings
Getty Museum. "Introducing Formal Analysis: Landscape" Youtube. 30 Apr. 2015.
Video.
Type: Required Readings
Getty Museum. "Introducing Formal Analysis: Still life" Youtube. 30 Apr. 2015. Video.
Type: Required Readings
Week 4 - This unit will provide an exploration of the artists who create 3- dimensional
objects. Further, the unit is an examination of the tools, materials, and techniques
employed by artists in creating sculpture, ritual works, and architecture.
"Christian art and architecture." Library (EBSCO). Academic Search Premier, 31 May.
2015. Article/Journal.
Type: Required Readings
SCIArcLens. "Making+Meaning 2010" Youtube. 12 Mar. 2010. Video.
Type: Required Readings
Week 5 - This unit will provide an examination of significant Prehistoric art (caves), as
well as art from the early cities of ancient civilizations, and continues through
Christianity and the Late Gothic eras.
Created by Intellus Learning Links valid through end of current term 26 Jun. 2017
The Saylor Foundation. "Art of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East" Merlot.
saylor.org, 26 Jan. 2012. Course.
Type: Required Readings
The Saylor Foundation. "Introduction to Western Art History Prehistoric
to High Gothic" Merlot. saylor.org, 26 Jan. 2012. Course.
Type: Required Readings
Week 6 - This unit will provide an exploration of significant art and artists from the Early
Italian Renaissance through the Baroque and Rococo periods. Further, the unit is a
discussion of the beginning of the Age of Enlightenment and is influence on art.
EPU History of Architecture. "Renaissance vs Baroque Architecture" Youtube. 03 Feb.
2013. Video.
Type: Required Readings
Elisabeth Sykes. "Northern Renaissance & Baroque to Enlightenment" Youtube. 29
Aug. 2011. Video.
Type: Required Readings
elloraluna. "The Three Davids: Renaissance to Baroque" Youtube. 07 Jul. 2009. Video.
Type: Required Readings
"Introduction to Western Art History??Proto-Renaissance to Contemporary Art" The
Orange Grove. theorangegrove.org, 31 Dec. 2011. Other.
Type: Required Readings
Week 7 - This unit will provide an examination the art of Islamic world as well as Africa,
East Asia, and the Early Americas
Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press). "Grove Art Online, the authority on art
from pre-history to present day" Youtube. Oxford Academic (Oxford University
Press), 15 May. 2013. Video.
Type: Required Readings
Mamoun Sakkal. "The Art of Arabic Calligraphy" OER Commons. sakkal.com,
Readings.
Type: Required Readings
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The Arts of Korea: A Resource for Educators"
Merlot. 04 Jan. 2011. eBook.
Type: Required Readings
Week 8 - This unit will provide an overview of significant art and artists from Modernism
to the present, beginning with Neoclassicism and ending with the statement on Visual
MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art. "MoMA App for iOS" Merlot. apple.com, 27 Nov.
2012. Collection.
Type: Required Readings
"Looking at paintings" The Orange Grove. theorangegrove.org, 31 Dec. 2012. Video.
Type: Required Readings
John Malyon, The Art cyclopedia, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. "Art Cyclopedia" Merlot.
artcyclopedia.com, 28 Sep. 2013. Tutorial.
Type: Required Readings
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Additional Web Sites

In addition to the required course text, the following public domain web sites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Web Site URL/Address

Art Renewal Center

http://www.artrenewal.org/

Metropolitan Museum

http://www.metmuseum.org/

Great Buildings Online

http://greatbuildings.com/

Web Gallery Online

http://www.wga.hu/

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.