2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog 
    
    Apr 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ART 200 - Art History: Paleolithic Period through the Late Middle Ages

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 101A  or ENG 103  

General Education Competency: Written Communication; Diversity

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

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

Required Assessment:
  1. 2500 monitored written words, achieved in part or in total with a minimum of one formal research paper.