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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 131 - Art and Culture: Late Gothic through Modern Periods [SUN# ART 1102]

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

A survey of the development of art and architecture in western civilization from late Gothic through Modern periods. Includes recognition and interpretation of period and style characteristics, function and purposes of art, influences on art production, issues in production and content, historical terminology, and critical methodologies.

Prerequisite(s): WRT 101 WRT 101HC WRT 101S , or WRT 101SE  
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - HUM and I, G; Meets CTE - A&H or SBS and G.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and interpret cultural and stylistic characteristics of work of art produced during Late Gothic through Modern periods.
  2. Describe and decode functions and purposes of works of art in their historical context.
  3. Discuss and analyze religious, social, political, and economic influences on art production.
  4. Identify and discuss contextual issues surrounding art production and art images.
  5. Define and use correct art historical terminology describing form and content.
  6. Identify and utilize methodologies of art historical analysis.

  1. Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
    1. Producing written discourse in more than one assignment through papers, reports, quizzes, tests, etc., which includes a minimum word standard of 3000 words.
    2. Written assignments emphasize critical inquiry which includes the gathering, interpreting, andvaluating of evidence.
    3. Includes a formal out of class paper of at least 1,500 words which requires critical inquiry and where the writer develops and supports a main idea.  
    4.         Explicit writing instruction with timely feedback to help students improve their writing and critical inquiry skills is part of the course’s content.
    5.         The evaluation of written assignments must include the overall quality of written work and critical inquiry, as measured by a rubric.
    6.         At least 50% of the student’s grade must be based on the written work and critical inquiry assignments.
  2. Recognition and Interpretation of Period and Style Characteristics Covering the Following Centuries
    1. 14th Century
    2. 15th Century
    3. 16th Century
    4. 17th Century
    5. 18th Century
    6. 19th Century
    7. 20th Century
  3. Functions and Purposes of Art Within Their Historical Context
    1. Attribution
    2. Patronage
    3. Communication of information
    4. Spiritual/religious
    5. Social/political
    6. Personal/cultural
  4. Influences on Art Production
    1. Economic developments
    2. Religion’s place in society
    3. Development of nationalism
    4. Industrial, American, French, Russian
    5. Globalization
    6. Effects of war
  5. Issues in Production and Content
    1. Restoration and maintenance
    2. Patronage and the art market
    3. Ethnocentrism, primitivism, colonialism, nationalism
    4. Gender/sexuality
    5. The Avant-garde
    6. Censorship
  6. Art Historical Terminology
    1. Terminology related to formal analysis focusing on media and technique
    2. Terminology related to iconography
    3. Terminology related to style
    4. Terminology related to critical methodologies
  7. Critical Methodologies
    1. Formal analysis
    2. Iconographic analysis
    3. Contemporary cultural theories
    4. Biographical investigation
    5. Feminist theory
    6. Semiotics
    7. Psychoanalysis