Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

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.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

you will need the CRN to register.
many classes have additional fees.
classes marked with $0 or <$40 use low cost materials. Cost does not include art supplies, calculators, fees, and equipment.
CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates Materials
28059 Web 03-Apr-2017 thru 17-Jun-2017 Textbooks for CRN 28059
Instructor: Elizabeth A Bilyeu
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-5430 (Office) or 971-722-5314 (Dept Chair).

Course details: CRN 28059

Course materials


No textbooks required.

Open educational resources (OER)

The following free or inexpensive materials are used for this course:

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

  • Other: Field trip to the Portland Art Museum or an art venue near you to look at 19th century art as it relates to our class


 There is no additional technology required for this class.

Instructor comments:


In ART211, we study Modern Art from the 19th century (1800s). This class mostly involves looking at art, reading, writing, written discussion, and two long/short-answer quizzes. As part of class we will look at 19th century art “face-to-face.” We will visit the Portland Art Museum as a group, or you may visit on your own. If you live in a different part of the world, I will work with you to find Modern 19th century art to view and to share with the class.

Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.

If you prefer a textbook rather than online resources, the optional textbook suggestion is 
Stephen Eisenman. Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History. Thames and Husdson/W. W. Norton, 4th edition, 2011. ISBN 978-0-500-28888-7.

Other requirements:
Purchase a Portland Art Museum College Pass ($20 for pass valid for one year with your College student ID; or $16.99 for one student entry; purchase at Portland Art Museum or on their website). Or, we may be able to attend on a “$5 after 5:00” Friday evening.

Email me if you have questions: ebilyeu@pcc.edu

I look forward to working with you,
Elizabeth Bilyeu
ART211 instructor

Web course information

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Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
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