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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

ART 105 - Exploring Art and Visual Culture

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Exploration of historical and contemporary art and the visual image within the context of global culture. Includes selective perception, formal analysis, materials and techniques, art and visual culture in a historical and contemporary framework; and museum, galleries, and public spaces.

Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - FA and G; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS and G.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe art and visual culture as it relates to global, historical, and contemporary artistic concepts, themes, and the individual.
  2. Evaluate art from the aspect of aesthetic theory and awareness of selective and cultural perception.
  3. Apply the formal elements and principles of art utilizing processes, techniques, and media in producing art.
  4. Differentiate and analyze the historical and contemporary context of art in global visual culture using current issues and concepts.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to draw meaningful conclusions from experiencing art in museums, galleries and/or public spaces.

  1. Selective Perception and Looking at Art and Culture
    1. Defining selective perception
    2. Skills used in looking and interpreting art
      1. Perceptual
      2. Cognitive
      3. Others
    3. Defining and analyzing global visual culture
    4. Science, technology, and alternative media
    5. Fashion
    6. Design as a cross-cultural visual medium
    7. Advertising
    8. Film, video, and digital art  
    9. Critical methodologies used in interpreting art
    10. Social functions of art and visual culture in a global context
    11. Valuing visual images and visual spaces
    12. Categorizations of art and global popular culture
    13. Spirituality and the Sacred (Africa, Asia, Europe, Islamic World, Latin America, Pacific Islands, Native America, United States)
    14. Power and politics (propaganda art, degenerate art, censorship)
    15. Time and place
    16. Identity (race, gender, biographical)
    17. The body (concepts of beauty, feminist art, body art)
  2. Formal Analysis
    1. Elements of art
    2. Principles of art
    3. Elements and principles in global culture
  3. Materials and Techniques
    1. Two-dimensional media
    2. Three-dimensional media
    3. Alternative media and processes
    4. Architecture
    5. Creating visual projects
      1. Two dimensional and/or
      2. Three dimensional
    6. Apply formal analysis concepts to visual images
    7. Apply contextualized thinking processes in making visual images
    8. Reflect on and evaluate process and final product of the creative experience
  4. Art and Visual Culture in a Historical and Contemporary Framework
    1. Exemplars of global art from prehistory through contemporary culture
  1. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film
  2. Sculpture, installations, performance art
  3. Architecture and urban design
  4. Crafts
    1. Exemplars of globally diverse cultures
      1. Painting, drawing, printmaking, photography
      2. Sculpture, installations
      3. Architecture and urban design
      4. Crafts
    2. Issues of categorization
      1. Categorizations of art
      2. Categorizations of popular visual culture
    3. Funding of the arts (patrons, state, church, the art market)
    4. Globalization and social conscience
    5. Appropriation/commodification
  5. Museums, Galleries, and Public Spaces
    1. History of art museums
    2. Roles of the art museum in an aesthetic, cultural, and global content
    3. Galleries
    4. Public art and art in public places

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2019/2020