ART 111 - Art History II to Art from the Renaissance through Contemporary Times

Course Description

This course analyzes and evaluates the artistic styles from the European Renaissance through the twenty first century global art. Painting, sculpture and architecture are studied as both individual works and as active participants in broader political, economic, socio-cultural, historical and environmental systems. Issues concerning iconography, social and geographic context, and biography will also be a focus of this course.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify representative art of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classical, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Expressionist periods. The many "isms" of 20th Century Art as well as the art of the 21st Century Post-Modern Era will also be covered in this class.
Explain the techniques used in painting, sculpture and architecture of the period.
Define the technical terms associated with the description of art.
Identify stylistic changes affected by political, economic, socio-cultural, historical and environmental systems.
Interpret biographical data of the individual artists wherever possible.
Visually analyze stylistic differentiation of any work(s) from the above time periods.
Analyze cultural, political, contextual, and stylistic interdependence and differentation between diverse regions studied, including Europe, the Americans, Asia and Africa.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Global Understanding (GU)

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: Prereq ENG 050 and REA 050 or ENG 099, REA 075