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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTH 1500 - Art and Visual Literacy

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): ENG 1009 or ENG 1010 or permission of department

Description: This course is a general introduction to the tools and methods used to analyze and interpret works of art in a variety of contexts. Students learn how to effectively communicate how visual forms work in conjunction with cultural beliefs both in the past and present. Analytical tools appropriate to the disciplines of art criticism and art history, including the use of research, are used by the student to support interpretations. A variety of artistic traditions, including materials and techniques from across the globe and throughout time, are introduced so that students are prepared to identify and interpret historical and contemporary examples of visual art and design. By developing an awareness of the relationship between visual forms and the messages they convey, students increase their ability to respond critically to their own increasingly complex, visual environment.  This course is designed for the non-major and recommended for the General Studies requirement in Arts and Humanities.

Note: This course is restricted to students who are not majoring in Art, Communication Design, or Art History, Theory and Criticism. Credit will be granted for only one prefix: ARTH or HON.

General Studies: Arts and Humanities

Cross Listed Course(s): HON 1500

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