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ARTS 1692

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Credit Hours 3
Course Title Art History: Baroque – 20th Century
Prerequisite(s) None
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course is a survey of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, and architecture) from the Baroque Age through the 20th century in Western Europe and the United States.

Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course the student should be able to:
1. Gain a knowledge of major 17th – 20th century artists and art movements.
2. Achieve an understanding of the creative process of the artist as influenced by the artists' needs and concerns.
3. Have an understanding of the cultural, political, religious, and social climates on the 19th and 20th centuries in Western Europe and the United States and the effects of these climates on the visual arts.
4. Identify and discuss works of art through slide identification, multiple choice questions, essay questions, and definition of terms.
5. Identify and discuss the stylistic elements of artist and art movements during these centuries.
6. Produce a term paper on an artist or art movement from these centuries.

General Education Outcomes
None Specified

Course Content
This course studies the major artists and art movements of the Baroque through the 20th centuries Through the use of lectures, discussion, slides, films, video tapes, art projects, and field trips to museums and galleries, Arts 1690 explores the cultural, political, religious, and social climates of Western Europe and their effects on art and artists. The lives of individual artists and their reasons for their creative urge will also be studied.. Art work will be studied on several levels of content including the following:
1. Structure (the visual elements and their composition)
2. Subject matter
3. The works Iconography
4. The Medium used
5. The Stylistic Elements (form and content)
The course should provide the student with a knowledge of the major western artist and art movements of these centuries.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
I.    Course Grade
The course grade shall be based on the following:
1. In-class tests consisting of slide identification, multiple choice, and essay questions.
2. A term paper or art history related project
3. A final exam

During the first week of the semester each instructor shall give to the class a syllabus containing information as to the weight assigned to each of these areas of testing.
II.    Departmental Assessment
This course will be assessed one term out of every three years. The assessment exam will contain slide identification, multiple choice, and discussion questions. Construction of this exam will be the responsibility of the visual arts faculty under the direction of the Fine Arts Department Chair. In semesters when this assessment is carried out, the assessment exam shall serve as the final exam for the course.
The evaluation of this examination shall be the responsibility of the Fine Arts Department Chair with the results for each student reported to the instructors as soon as possible so that the instructor can weigh the results in the computation of the student's grade for the semester.
III.    Use of Assessment Findings
A thorough item analysis shall be performed on the results of the assessment exam. During the term following the administration of the exam the Department Chair shall meet with the participating faculty members to review the results and consider modifications in the course content, instructional improvement and curriculum change. All recommendations shall be documented and used for strengthening the course.

Last Revised: Aug. 19, 2011
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