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Introduction to the Visual Arts
INTRO VIS ARTS
CLASS CODE: ART 101 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS
DEPARTMENT: ART
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Arts requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A lecture class in art appreciation surveying the concepts, techniques, materials and history of the visual arts.
DESCRIPTION: Reading assignments from the text will be given. Classes will include lectures, slide and film presentations and informal discussions. Quizzes will be given on a weekly basis covering lecture and reading. Written journal of assignments. Comprehensive final exam.
TOPICS: Segments of study will include the vocabulary of art, purposes and functions of art, criticism, various media and techniques in two and three dimensional art work, and a brief historical overview.
OBJECTIVES: Give students a basic understanding and appreciation of the visual arts. Help them develop the skills, knowledge and desire necessary to enjoy the visual language of art in a meaningful way. Basic aesthetic philosophy and criticism is discussed and applied to works of art.
REQUIREMENTS: Reading assignments from text.
Weekly quizzes
Journal
Papers
Projects
Comprehensive final exam

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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001