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Understanding the Visual Arts

200. UNDERSTANDING THE VISUAL ARTS (Credit, 3 hours, Contact 6 hours). Lecture and discussion of the visual arts with emphasis on how and why works have been created in our own and earlier times. Satisfies the arts requirement for non-majors


Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

● make use of basic art vocabulary that will allow the student to effectively discuss art.

● develop a knowledge of the basic visual elements and design principles of art and design.

● identify major works of art from the history of art, by artist and style, and/or culture and chronological period.


Exams and quizzes

Assignments and discussions

Projects and presentations

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