PCC/ CCOG / ART

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ART 213

Course Number:
ART 213
Course Title:
Modern Art History - Art Since 1945
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Focuses attention on American art, as World War II ended the supremacy of Europe in the visual art world. Analyzes art since 1945 to explore the ideas behind it, to reveal our culture and values and to gain a greater understanding of contemporary art with its global perspective. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

? Develop an understanding of the cultural and political developments mirrored in modern and contemporary visual art forms
? View art of our times €œdynamically:€ that is, comprehend the uniqueness of a work, its origins and context within a specific cultural milieu, while also appreciating its relationship to art of the past
? Understand the effects of globalization and new media on how art is conceived and received in the modern era
? Recognize formal qualities in contemporary 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 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 Ameaning@ 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