Jan 21, 2019  
2011-2012 University Catalogue 
2011-2012 University Catalogue []

LAAH 112 - Art History Survey II

3 credits
Following the first half of the Survey of Western Art, this course will consider Western visual arts and architecture from the Renaissance in Europe in the 14th-15th centuries to the present. As in the first semester, students will be asked to visit and do research on the art in local museums and galleries, and consider this more modern world as it relates to their own art and thought. They will be tested regularly and expected to write short essays about the work they have studied firsthand. 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 relationship 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.