May 25, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

ART 108 - History of Western Art

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Description: This course is a visual and historical survey of western art from the Renaissance through modern times. The techniques, forms, and expressive content of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be studied within the context of the cultural environment which produced them.

Prerequisite(s): Take ENG 100  and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • Style (Form, Context, and Content)

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Access to a computer with Microsoft 2007 or equivalent
  • Ability to format documents in .doc, .docx, .rtf or .html
  • Internet access

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define the elements of art and principles of design.
  2. Recognize and articulate the differences between subject, form, and content.
  3. Categorize visual arts by culture, historical period, and style.
  4. Demonstrate analytical skills such as observation and inductive reasoning in evaluating works of art both as formal structures and in relation to social and cultural contexts.
  5. Produce written work involving visual analysis, reading research, critical thinking, and standard methods of documentation.

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