May 22, 2018  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
    
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAAH 111 - Art History Survey I

3 credits
A survey of Western visual arts and architecture from the earliest extant examples, cave painting and sculpture from Austrian and southern Europe to the arts of the Renaissance in Europe in the 14th-15th centuries. Students will be asked to visit and do research on the art in local museums and galleries in order to gain a foundation for the work from their textbook, and asked to place, evaluate, and comprehend the history of the world in which many of them make their art. By the end of this course, successful students will: 1. Evaluate the formal qualities of works of art. 2. Contextualize works of art within an art-historical style/time period. 3. Articulate the relationships between cultures and periods in the work of particular artists and styles. 4. Illustrate their understanding of art as it has been defined in human experience and as it may relate to their lives as artists. 5. Demonstrate their understanding of how even the most ancient examples of art may be sources for contemporary art. 6. Demonstrate their descriptive and critical writing skills with respect to works of art observed in museum settings. 7. Learn to use the appropriate vocabulary for discussing works of art in an Art Historical context.

Enrollment in BS, BFA, or BM degree program required. Successful completion of LACR*009 where required as a, result of English placement exam. Successful completion of LACR*007 where required a, result of English placement exam. Successful completion of LACR*008 where required a, result of English placement exam.