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Discipline: Art History
Course Name Course Number Objectives
A History of Greek and Roman Art and Architecture AHIS 10
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
Continuing Elementary Latin LATN 2
  • Students will be able to translate a simple English sentence into a grammatically correct Latin sentence.
  • Students will be able to translate a compound English sentence into a grammatically correct English sentence.
  • Students will be able to identify and parse nouns and adjectives of the third and fourth declensions.
  • Students will be able to identify and correctly translate Latin clauses containing "indirect statement" into idiomatic English.
Continuing Elementary Latin - Honors LATN 2H
  • Students will be able to translate a simple English sentence into a grammatically correct Latin sentence.
  • Students will be able to translate a compound English sentence into a grammatically correct English sentence.
  • Students will be able to identify and parse nouns and adjectives of the third and fourth declensions.
  • Students will be able to identify and correctly translate Latin clauses containing "indirect statement" into idiomatic English.
Culture and Art of Pompeii AHIS 15
  • Students will be able to analyze the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, social, economic, etc.) in art and cultures.
  • Students completing a course in Area C: Arts will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
Elementary Latin LATN 1
  • Students will be able to translate a simple sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to translate a compound sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to identify and parse nouns and adjectives of the first and second declensions.
Elementary Latin - Honors LATN 1H
  • Students will be able to translate a simple sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to translate a compound sentence in the original Latin into idiomatic English.
  • Students will be able to identify and parse nouns and adjectives of the first and second declensions.
History of African, Oceanic, and Native American Art - Honors AHIS 11H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Asian Art AHIS 9
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Medieval Art and Architecture AHIS 8
  • Students will be able to analyze the role of visual art and culture in art and cultures.
  • Students completing a course in Area C: Arts will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of Modern Art AHIS 6
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their socio-political and cultural context.
  • Know the various aesthetic criteria by which Modern and Post-Modern art has been evaluated and discuss them in their cultural context.
  • Apply the proper artistic vocabulary in order to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze the influence of photography on the emergence of Modern art.
  • Analyze the two basic movements in Modern art (abstraction and expressionism) and demonstrate an ability to apply this knowledge to various artists/artwork and cultural trends from the Early Modern period through WWII.
  • Analyze works of art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression,
  • Evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of some of the various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Modern and Post-Modern art.
History of Modern Art - Honors AHIS 6H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
History of Precolumbian Art AHIS 12
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of Precolumbian Art - Honors AHIS 12H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic AHIS 4
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Describe the role of magic and ritual in prehistoric art.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural contexts.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Use proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze religious iconography in the arts of the Middle Ages and relate it to written sources from the period.
  • Analyze the art and architecture of the Ancient, Classical or Medieval periods in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge about Ancient, Classical, or Medieval art and architecture into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
History of Western Art: Prehistoric Through Gothic - Honors AHIS 4H
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements ande differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern AHIS 5
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
  • Identify the connection between the cultural movements of the Renaissance and the emergence of a naturalistic, idealized and humanized artistic style.
  • Identify works of art, their artistic style and their cultural context in the periods addressed.
  • Recognize benefits and drawbacks of various approaches used in the study and interpretation of Western art.
  • Recognize iconographic themes and discuss them in their cultural contexts.
  • Utilize proper artistic vocabulary to describe and analyze works of art.
  • Analyze and synthesize the basic goals of Modern art and explain how it differs in content and style from artistic styles that preceded it.
  • Analyze art in terms of knowledge acquired through class lecture and discussion, readings and comparison with other works of art.
  • Summarize and evaluate the strength of various hypotheses presented in scholarly writings on Western art.
  • Synthesize ideas and knowledge into a written format, striving for clarity of expression, organization and relevance of arguments.
History of Western Art: Renaissance Through Modern - Honors AHIS 5H
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression
History of Women and Gender in Art AHIS 3
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
History of Women and Gender in Art - Honors AHIS 3H
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
History on African, Oceanic, and Native American Art AHIS 11
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
Rome: The Ancient City AHIS 14
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
Special Projects in Art History AHIS 99
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
The Humanities HUMA 1
  • Student completing an assignment will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the formal elements and composition of visual arts, architecture, music, literature, and/or other humanistic expression
  • Students will be able to analyze and interpret art and cultural as expressions ofethnicity, identity, gender, and political power.
  • Students will be able to relate art and culture to the socio-political and natural environment.
The Humanities and Human Experience—Honors HUMA 1H
  • Student completing an assignment will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the formal elements and composition of visual arts, architecture, music, literature, and/or other humanistic expression
  • Students will be able to analyze and interpret art and cultural as expressions ofethnicity, identity, gender, and political power.
  • Students will be able to relate art and culture to the socio-political and natural environment.
Understanding the Visual Arts AHIS 1
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students completing an assignment in Humanities Area C will be able to identify the influence of culture on human expression.
World Art and Visual Culture AHIS 13
  • Students will be able to identify through analysis the role of visual art and culture (religious, political, economic, social, educational, etc.) in art and and cultures.
  • Students will be able to identify formal elements and differentiate styles among cultures over time.