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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AH 1110 - Art Historical Methods + History

Credits: 3

In the first of the sequence of three required courses in the history of art, students will be introduced to the history and methodologies specific to the discipline. Students will explore, discuss and knowledgeably write about a variety of different methodological approaches to the interpretation of art and visual culture through critical examination of scholarly texts, both historical and contemporary. Upon successful completion of this course, students will recognize and apply various art historical methodologies through weekly readings, writing assignments, class discussions, and presentations.

Prerequisites: EN 1110 - Composition I  

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply critical thinking skills through discussions and assignments that challenge assumptions, contextualize information, identify problems, conceptualize responses to topics within the history of the discipline of art history.
  • Analyze the thesis, methodology, supporting evidence, and conclusions of various scholarly articles.
  • Recognize and successfully apply different art historical methodologies.
  • Compose clear and organized written assignments that include a thesis statement, supporting evidence, applied methodologies and conclusion.
  • Writing demonstrates clarity, organization, and correct grammar, syntax, spelling, and applied Chicago Manual of Style.

AH 1110 Course Learning Outcome Rubric  

Required Textbooks:
Methods & Theories of Art History, Anne D’Avella, 2005, ISBN 978-1-85669-417-9

OR online pdf: http://www.khist.uzh.ch/chairs/bildende/lehre/DAlleva_Theory.pdf

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