ARTT 278 - American Art
A historical and philosophical interpretation of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from colonial times to the present. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly AR 219.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Master a specialized vocabulary to enable an informed discussion of art.
- Distinguish between the uses and variations of symbolism, as well as between the forms of various artistic media.
- Trace historical periodicity according to its continuities and disjunctions.
- Distinguish and compare cultural differences found in works of art.
- Analyze the function and meaning of an art object in its cultural context.
- Identify and analyze works according to their salient styles, artists, and periods.
- Write coherent essays addressing visual analysis and stylistic comparison.
- Write a research paper drawing on a variety of print and electronic sources.
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