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Discipline: Degree: AA-T - Art History - A0330
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
Art, Artists and Society ARTG 20
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of basic visual arts vocabulary that coordinates with ARTG 20.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
Basic Digital and Film Photography PHOT 10 (VOC)
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of f/stop control. What the f/stops are, i.e. 1.4,2,2.8,4,5.6,8,11,16,22, 33 and what they do, i.e. control motion and depth of field
  • Students completing Photography Courses will know the core skills of shutter control. What the shutter speeds are, i.e. 1000,500,250,125,60,30,15,8,4, 2, 1 and what they do, i.e. control exposure and motion.
  • Determine correct exposure values to produce photographic images.
  • Relate aperture settings to resulting depth of field characteristics.
  • Identify and describe the parts of a camera (i.e. lens, f/stop, shutter, etc.) and their functions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate shutter settings for motion and freeze action.
  • Select appropriate output media (i.e. digital or silver gelatin) for photographic prints.
  • Identify compositional elements (i.e. line, texture, shape, patterns, perspective) of a photographic image.
  • Select and present photographs in a presentation format appropriate to the subject (e.g. dry mounting , digital media, projection.)
Basic Studio Arts ARTB 14
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • ARTB14 students will be able to produce an edition of three block prints.
  • Students will be able to correctly Identify and define value, hue, and intensity.
Ceramics: Beginning I ARTS 30A
  • Students will understand the relationship between the objects they are making and the materials used in ceramics class with those used in daily living: this goal will be measured with a survey at the end of the year.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of basic ceramics vocabulary that coordinates with ARTS 30A curriculum.
  • Students will appropriately apply ceramic knowledge to writing about a ceramic artist.
  • Students will be able to throw and trim four cups that are a minimum of 4" tall and apply handles.
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.
Design: Three Dimensional ARTS 22
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will accurately identify safety rules for required stationary power tools.
  • Students will safely and successfully use a variety of required stationary power tools: Band saw, sanders, lathe.
  • Design and produce projects using a variety of materials.
  • Use a variety of hand tools and equipment to manipulate media.
  • Apply molding principles by creating multi-piece molds and cold cast reproductions of three-dimensional objects.
  • Recognize, define, and apply three-dimensional design terminology in evaluative oral and written discussions, analysis and critiques.
  • Define problems, organize information, analyze results, generate creative ideas, and synthesize complex visual, structural and practical considerations to create original solutions to three-dimensional design problems.
  • Identify, analyze, and evaluate interrelationships between formal elements, principles of design, materials, technique, function, and cost.
Design: Two Dimensional ARTD 20
  • Recognize, define and appropriately apply 2-D terminology to evaluate works of art in oral or written discussions, analysis or critiques.
  • Two-dimensional design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the 8th week of the semester.
  • Two-Dimensional Design students will be able to list all of the elements and principles of design by the eighth week of the semester.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will be able to identify the three basic types of balance/symmetries.
  • Students will accurately identify three different spatial devices
  • Identify, evaluate, discuss, and use the formal elements and principles of design and forms of compositional structure.
  • Perceive and interpret the 3-D world through contour line drawings.
  • Use the formal elements, principles of design, and principles of gestalt to create well-designed studio projects in achromatic value and color.
  • Use value to describe form and express light logic.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color to value by mixing, analyzing, and appraising monochromatic tints and shades relative to the achromatic value scale.
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of color complements by mixing, analyzing and appraising complementary tones (chromatic grays).
  • Perceive and demonstrate the relationship of hues to the conceptual pigment color wheel by mixing, analyzing, appraising, and identifying color correct swatches for
  • Use historic and current forms of abstraction in the visual arts.
  • Recognize, analyze and interpret the expressive and creative qualities of art media in a work of art as it affects elementary compositional decisions.
  • Make use of critical thinking (reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing and assessing) skills elemental to the problem solving of design and the visual arts.
  • Differentiate preferential, factual, and judicious thinking elemental to solving problems in design and visual arts.
Drawing: Beginning ARTD 15A
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop an understanding of basic drawing terminology that coordinates with the ARTSD 15A curriculum.
  • Students will be able to create illusions of three-dimensional forms using the rules of light logic.
  • Students will be able to identify zones of light as explained by light logic using appropriate vocabulary.
  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of fundamental illusions of three dimensional forms on a two dimensional plane by locating the eye level and vanishing points in examples of perspective boxes.
  • Create original drawings, which demonstrate the capacity to perceive, comprehend, and interpret the three-dimensional visual world using dry media in a variety of techniques, which include stipple, line, and hatching.
  • Utilize original and creative thinking in projects and writings.
  • Utilize quick study drawing skills through visual notes and personal studies as a basis for planning larger extended works of art.
  • Utilize quick study techniques to develop extended drawings.
  • Utilize the principles of composition in objective and subjective analysis of historical and contemporary works of visual art.
  • Synthesize the formal art elements and principles with the observed world in varying compositional formats.
  • Discuss, analyze, and evaluate personal works of art and that of contemporary and historical artists by using appropriate art-specific terminology for content, technique, and style in both written and oral critiques.
  • Students will successfully demonstrate the application of measuring/sighting from observation to solve creating the illusion of a three dimensional still life on two dimensional surface
Drawing: Life ARTD 17A
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the action of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the shape of the figure.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate two-dimensionally the proportions of the figure through gesture drawing.
  • Students will be able to use line to create the illusion of three-dimensional form through use of cross contour and construction.
  • Students will be able to quickly assess and communicate accurate proportion of the figure.
  • Create drawings of the human body using drawing principles and techniques.
  • Develop and use original and creative thinking in drawing the human body.
  • Work from a general visual shorthand to more specific studies that result in finished art.
  • Create the illusion of three-dimensional form using various media and techniques based on formal art principles.
  • Evaluate and discuss historical and contemporary art/artists through written and oral critiques using appropriate art-specific terminology.
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.
Sculpture: Beginning ARTS 40A
  • Students will accurately identify safety rules for required stationary power tools.
  • Students completing an assignment in Area C (Arts) courses will be able to analyze modes of artistic expression.
  • Students will develop a working knowledge of basic sculpture vocabulary that coordinates with ARTS 40A curriculum.
  • Students will use the assigned techniques to create sculptural works.
  • Students will be able to replicate and enlarge a form by modeling it in clay.
  • Students will safely and successfully use a variety of required stationary power tools: Band saw, sanders, lathe.
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.