May 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AH 2060 - History of American Illustration

Credits: 3

This course offers the beginning illustration student a broad view of the major personalities who influenced the illustration field. Examining how past illustrators conceived and produced their artwork for the mass media, this course uncovers the roots of style and reveals the singular philosophies that shaped the major avenues of illustration. Upon successful completion of this course, students will exhibit increased skills and knowledge in reading, writing, and in employing analytical skills in evaluating the influences of the past in shaping visual storytelling styles within American culture.

Prerequisites: AH 1110 - Art Historical Methods + History  

Notes: Offered online only.

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, and spelling.
  • Students practice formal analysis and the identification, definition, and application of the elements and principles of design as well as the various types of media found within Illustration.
  • Students recognize formal art historical divisions of Illustration.
  • Students recognize some of the tenets of art criticism, theory, and methodologies.
  • Understand the relationship between art history and the history of American illustration.
  • Identify elements of design and the role they play in visual storytelling.
  • Analyze reading assignments through discussions and written responses.
  • Students demonstrate competence in discipline-specific citation styles.

AH 2060 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

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