ART212 Mod Art Hst:Early 20th Cen Art

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Explores early 20th century revolutions in science and technology, psychology and philosophy. Examines and analyzes the visual arts to reveal some effects of those changes, and to gain insight into our modern world. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide).

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List of classes for ART212 Mod Art Hst:Early 20th Cen Art
CRN Location & type Days & time Dates Seats available Materials More info
42684 Web


From September 21 through December 12, 2020
Textbooks for CRN 42684
Instructor: Elizabeth A Bilyeu
Tuition: credit Fees: $0
For information, contact the department at 971-722-5430 (Office) or 971-722-5314 (Dept Chair).

Course details: CRN 42684

Course materials


No textbooks required

Open educational resources (OER)

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


There is no additional technology required for this class.

Instructor comments:




In ART212, we study Modern Art made between 1900 and 1945. 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 early 20th century art “face-to-face.” In most terms, we visit the Portland Art Museum as a group, or students visit on their own. And, if students live in a different part of the world, I work with you to find Modern art to view and to share with the class. This term, due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will take the time to look at online exhibitions of early 20th century art.

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

Optional textbook:
H.H.H. Arnason, Elizabeth Mansfield. History of Modern Art, Volume 1. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 7th edition, 2013. ISBN-13: 9780205259489.

If you are interested in purchasing the entire volume (1 and 2) of the textbook, look for ISBN-10: 0205259472; ISBN-13: 9780205259472.

In lieu of a textbook, you can complete the course with the links and resources provided in the course site.

Other optional suggestions:
Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, as a college student, you may purchase a Portland Art Museum College Creative License good for one year ($20 for pass valid only with PCC student ID; or $16.99 for one student entry; purchase at Portland Art Museum). As of July 2020, during the Museum reopening, the charge is $10 to enter (age 17 and under free).

Email me if you have questions:

I look forward to working with you,
Elizabeth Bilyeu
ART212 instructor


Web course information

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