2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ART 200 - Art History I

ART 1101.
Description: Western art from the Paleolithic Period to the Fourteenth Century. Two and three dimensional art and architecture evaluated in historical and cultural context. Application of design principles.

Prerequisites: ENG 101  or ENG 103 . Reading Proficiency.

General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Prehistoric art
  2. Art of ancient civilizations
  3. Art of classical antiquity
  4. Early Christian, Medieval and Byzantine art
  5. Romanesque art
  6. Gothic art
  7. Analytical writing and the oral critique
  8. Application of principles and elements of design
  9. Traditional, historical or contemporary examples of art
  10. Theories, methods and historiography of art history
  11. Implication of culture, ethnicity, race and gender on art

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate artifacts though discipline specific theories, methods and historical interpretations. (1-11)
  2. Compare and contrast artifacts within temporal parameters of course description. (1-11)
  3. Classify artifacts within their temporal, regional and stylistic context. (1-11)
  4. Define and utilize relevant and appropriate terminology. (1-11)
  5. Identify artifacts fundamental or pivotal in the development of Western art. (1-7)
  6. Distinguish and define techniques used in the creation of artifacts. (1-8)
  7. Identify, analyze, synthesize and utilize the principles and elements of design. (1-9)
  8. Evaluate the implications and issues of culture, ethnicity, race and/or gender within the context of Western art and history. (1-9, 13,14)
  9. Formulate questions, make connections, and draw conclusions from formal analysis and critique. (1-8,10)
  10. Define the cultural, political, religious, scientific/technological, economic and environmental influences as they affect the development of Western art. (1-7,11)
  11. Locate, retrieve, and analyze primary and secondary historical sources. (1-11)
  12. Create, organize and support a thesis in written form. (1-11)
  13. Employ accurate and required citation format. (1-11)

Required Assessment:
  1. Employ thoughtful and precise writing (a minimum of 2500 words), critical reasoning, and analytical discourse through assigned writing assignments, essay examinations, journals and/or research papers.