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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
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 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 scholarly 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 %

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. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.