ART 101: Introduction to the Visual Arts

Credits 3 Class Hours3 lecture

This course is a general introduction to the visual arts including media, techniques, and history. It is designed to offer an in-depth appreciation of the creative processes involved in the visual arts. This course reviews two- and three-dimensional art forms, methods and media; examines the visual elements and principles of design; and surveys art styles from the prehistoric to the 20th Century. It is oriented to students who have not been exposed to the formal study of these disciplines.

Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Diversification: Arts — DA
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of visual media, techniques, and processes.
  2. Apply formal and personal criteria for viewing and assessing art.
  3. Evaluate a range of visual art subject matter, symbols, and concepts in relation to history and cultures.
  4. Describe how ideas can be communicated through visual media, techniques, and processes.
  5. Make connections between visual arts and other disciplines.