Syllabus Title: 
Art History and Appreciation
Syllabus Description: 

This is a survey course designed to increase knowledge of art history and appreciation of the visual arts. The emphasis is on viewing, learning, and understanding visual art through the Elements and Principles of Design as well as the various media. Students will interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts. Students will also explore a survey view of art history from prehistoric to contemporary, including a deeper look at global artworks. This is a single semester course.

Collection Semester: 
New Semester Heading: 
New Unit Collection: 
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 1: Introduction to Art
New Unit Content: 
  • Art Appreciation: Introduction
  • Aesthetics and Criticism
  • Art Around You
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 2: Elements of Design
New Unit Content: 
  • Line
  • Shape and Form
  • Value
  • Color
  • Space
  • Texture
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 3: Principles of Design
New Unit Content: 
  • Balance
  • Pattern, Rhythm, and Movement
  • Contrast and Emphasis
  • Unity
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 4: Art Making
New Unit Content: 
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Print Making and Photography
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 5: Art History Early Civilizations
New Unit Content: 
  • Prehistoric
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Ancient Greece
  • Rome
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 6: Early Christian to Gothic
New Unit Content: 
  • Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic
  • Early Medieval and Romanesque
  • Gothic
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 7: Renaissance to Rococo
New Unit Content: 
  • Early Renaissance
  • High Renaissance and Mannerism
  • Baroque and Rococo
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 8: Early Modernism
New Unit Content: 
  • Enlightenment, Neoclassical, Romanticism
  • Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism
  • Symbolism, Expressionism, Cubism
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 9: Modernism
New Unit Content: 
  • Dada to Abstraction
  • Pop Art and Superrealism
  • Contemporary Art
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 10: Exploring World Art
New Unit Content: 
  • African Art
  • Asian Art
New Unit Heading: 
Unit 11: Careers in Art
New Unit Content: 
  • Careers in Art