ART 118 American Art (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
The history of American art from colonial times to the present. Painting, sculpture, architecture, and crafts will be examined within their historical, political, and sociocultural background. Students learn to identify works by pivotal artists, recognize techniques and formal visual elements, and critically analyze artwork within its contextual framework.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify and analyze the formal visual elements and techniques of individualworks of art in different media.
- Outcome 2: Define the various styles of American Art, and demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast stylistic aspects and trends.
- Outcome 3: Evaluate works of art in relation to the sociological, religious, historical, and cultural context in which they were created.
- Outcome 4: Identify individual works of art and architecture by pivotal American artists.
- Outcome 5: Summarize the concepts that define and distinguish the American visual tradition, and demonstrate the ability to discuss and assess these concepts contextually.