Introduction to Art Appreciation

Introduction to Art Appreciation

  1. Module Title: Introduction to Art Appreciation
  2. Module Prefix/Number: AR 103
  3. Credit Hours: Three (3)
  4. Description :
    In this course students are exposed to the nature of art and architecture as it appears in the cultures of the world from the prehistoric period to the present. In order to develop an understanding and appreciation of these arts, and an awareness of how visual language is used to communicate ideology, this course explores media, aesthetics, and imagery as they relate to cultural context.
  5. Student Learning Outcomes: At the end of this course students will have:
    • Recognize the art of particular cultures and time periods
    • Recall the terminology of art and describe the visual language of a work of art
    • Interpret art based on the reading of visual language and the research and analysis of the context in which it was created
    • Assess how art of the past and the present relate to each other and to the student
    • Discuss how the viewer is affected through the visual language of art
  6. Grading Scale: Your letter grade in this course will be determined by calculating your score on all assignments and exams as a percentage of the total possible score, on a standard grading scale:
    Your Letter Grade Your Score as % of Total
    A 90–100
    B 80-89
    C 70-79
    D 60-69
    F 0-59

    Assignments 40%

    As part of the requirements, students must complete short assignments based on these studies. There will be 2 assignments, each attracting 20% of total course grade.

    Assignment (Essay) 20%

    Students are also required to turn in an essay assignment.

    Guidelines for the essay assignment:

    • Word limit: 1500 – 2500
    • The assignment should be typed using Times New Roman, 12-point size, double spaced, and 1″ margins.
    • The assignment should be edited for spelling and grammar.
    • References to be provided using the APA guidelines.

    Exam 40%

    There will be a Final exam. The exam will be based on material covered in the textbook readings and lecture notes.