PCC/ CCOG / ART

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ART 211

Course Number:
ART 211
Course Title:
Modern Art History - 19th Century Art in Europe & America
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Explores the beginning of the modern world and modern societies in Europe and the United States. Examines and analyzes the visual arts to reveal some effects of societal changes, and to gain insight into our modern world. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Recognize the ways in which political events and technological changes affect the cultural climate of an era, be it historic or contemporary
  • View works of art "dynamically:" that is, comprehend the uniqueness of a work, its origins and context within its specific cultural milieu, while also appreciating its potential influence on later art and artists and its relationship to art of the past
  • Understand and value the art of the 19th century in all encompassing ways and recognize how familiar much of it is in today€™s world
  • Recognize formal qualities in 19th century art and read visual elements, artistic and cultural styles, and symbols

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 ones 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