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ART-160: Art Appreciation

General Information

  • Name: Art Appreciation
  • Discipline: Art
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Studies art, artists and art media of various historical periods to develop the student's capacity to evaluate and appreciate them.

II: Course Objectives


  • Gain a broader understanding and appreciation of art and artists from different times and cultures around the world.
  • Gain a broader understanding and appreciation of individual artworks and the underlying aesthetic, cultural, philosophical and social influences that affected the artists who created them.
  • Learn to apply relevant course material to present-day issues and concerns.
  • Acquire an interest in learning more by asking questions and seeking answers.

III: Course Linkage

The mission of the AA Degree Program in Fine Arts is to provide knowledge and skills for creative expression, personal enrichment, and the foundation for a career in the Fine Arts.

Upon completion of this course, it is expected that students will have:

  • Developed their creative capacities.
  • Participated in at least one cultural or artistic activity, such as a visit to a gallery or museum or attendance at a community art lecture or event.
  • Developed an appreciation for the arts.

Scheduled ART-160 classes:

Fall 2016