Mar 07, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AH 1200 - Art History II: Renaissance to Post Impressionism

Credits: 3

In the second of the sequence of required courses in the history of art, students explore the major artists, movements, and artistic themes of Western tradition—beginning with the Renaissance and concluding with Post Impressionism. Lectures and readings examine ways in which artists conceive of religion, society, politics, and the roles of men and women within their historical and stylistic context. In addition, the course considers various media and materials, such as painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as the fundamentals of design and composition. Upon successful completion of this course, students will recognize a broad range of artists, works, and styles from the Renaissance and concluding with Post Impressionism. Further, students will become familiar with relevant art theory and methodology; learn to conduct research within the discipline of art history; and write knowledgeably on topics from the Renaissance to Post Impressionism.

Prerequisites: AH 1100 - Art History I: Ancient to Medieval  or EN 1110 - Composition I  

Notes: It is recommended that most students complete AH1100 as the prerequisite. Interior Design students must complete EN1110 as their prerequisite.

-The required textbooks for this course will also be used in AH1100, AH2300, and AH3500.

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Students demonstrate critical thinking skills, defined as the capacity to challenge assumptions, contextualize information, identify problems, conceptualize responses.
  • Students demonstrate writing skills, which encompasses thesis statement, organization, conclusion, grammar, syntax, spelling, and adheres to CMS formatting.
  • Students demonstrate scholarly research skills through a critical evaluation of secondary sources.
  • Students recognize formal art historical divisions including a broad range of artists, works, and styles from western art beginning with the Renaissance and concluding with Post Impressionism.
  • Students recognize some of the tenets of art criticism, theory, and methodologies.

AH 1200 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Art History, 5th Edition - ISBN: 9780205873470

A Short Guide to Writing About Art, 11th Edition - ISBN: 9780205886999 

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