PCC/ CCOG / ART

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ART 207

Course Number:
ART 207
Course Title:
History of Asian Art
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Explores and analyzes the visual arts in relation to the culture of India from the Neolithic through the modern period. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

? Appreciate the art and architecture of India from the Neolithic through the modern period, and enjoy a life enriched by the exposure to and the
understanding of personal and cultural achievement
? View works of art "dynamically," that is, to appreciate simultaneously the uniqueness of a work, its origins and precedent, its potential as an
inspiration and influence on later art, and its relationship to a particular cultural moment
? Understand and value art and architecture from India in all-encompassing ways and recognize the persisting influence of its styles and concepts on
our current cultural environment

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The student will:
 

  • comprehend, apply, analyze and evaluate reading assignments
  • identify artwork and architecture, and relate facts and ideas about these works of art in exam format
  • research, plan, compose, edit and revise short papers

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes, Concepts, and Issues:
Theoretical
 

  • theory and criticism in the history of art
  • pattern-based thinking and historical process
  • various interpretations of art
  • art and gender
  • creativity and the impulse to make art
     

Stylistic and Interpretive
 

  • visual literacy
  • art media and artistic technique
  • "seeing and knowing"
  • iconography
  • formal elements of art
     

Social and Cultural
 

  • other peoples and their histories, values, and culture
  • art and economics
  • art and the social fabric
  • art and religion
  • art and politics
  • art and gender
  • relationship of culture and style
  • art and cultural transmission
  • historical impact of art
    • the influence of art on one=s own culture
    • the influence of art on relations with other cultures
       
  • art and artists
    • the impulse to make art
    • the Gestalt of art
    • the role of the artist in society
    • biography
       
  • geography and its influence on art and culture
  • artifact recovery, analysis, and restoration
     

Competencies and Skills:
The successful student should be able to:
 

  • work creatively with art historical data, using it to develop principles of art history
  • recognize and appraise patterns in historical phenomena
  • assess the ways in which an art object is affected by our own vantage point
  • recognize and discriminate among various styles of art
  • trace the development of art from one period to another
  • analyze formally works of art and appreciate the interrelationship of its elements
  • determine symbolism in art
  • employ iconographical nomenclature
  • express the relationship of art to society and culture to style
  • analyze the "meaning" of art objects through understanding of historical, social, and political context
  • use specific terminology to describe works of art
  • transfer to a four year college and continue a course of study in the field of art history, fine art, anthropology, and history in general
     

Prerequisite Knowledge and Skills:
 

  • oral and written command of college level English