2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
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2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ART 202 - History of Modern and Contemporary Art

Description: Western art, craft, design and architecture from 1850 to the present. Two and three dimensional art, craft, design and architecture are 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. Nineteenth Century origins
  2. Schools and styles of the Nineteenth Century
  3. Succession movements
  4. Colonialism and globalization
  5. Industrial and commercial design
  6. Schools and styles of the Twentieth Century
  7. Contemporary schools, styles and criticism
  8. Analytical writing and the oral critique
  9. Application of principles and elements of design
  10. Traditional, historical or contemporary examples of art
  11. Theories, methods and historiography of art history
  12. Implication of culture, ethnicity, race and gender on art

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

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