Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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ART 204 - History of Art I


4 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): WR 115  or BT 113  or designated placement

Course Description: This three-term sequence is designed for both art and non-art majors. The intent of this study is to gain skills in appreciating, understanding, and evaluating the beauty and meaning in art and life in the context of culture, and evolving needs and belief systems. For art majors, a necessary foundation is laid for advanced study in studio art and art history. Students study the history of art in the context of the cultures producing them, by studying selected works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other fine arts, from prehistoric to Gothic periods (ART204), Renaissance to Baroque periods (ART 205 ), and the 18th century to contemporary times (ART 206 ). Students study the development of art in the Western tradition with reference to major periods and styles of art from the non-Western world, including art from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and the Pacific Islands. Fulfills cultural literacy requirement within the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Recognize the major historical periods of art in terms of aesthetic, artist and stylistic trends in cultures from Pre-history though the European Gothic.
  • CLO#2: Identify significant cultural inequalities and visual symbolic language of art in a given time period. (ILO: Communication)
  • CLO#3: Recognize various art processes and techniques used by artists to express ideas, emotions, cultural values and activities, through two- and three-dimensional art forms.
  • CLO#4: Analyze historical and cultural issues in a wide variety of works of art, approximately at least 30 different works of art per course.



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