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ART-260: Survey Art History I

General Information

  • Name: Survey Art History I
  • 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

Surveys art of the Western World from prehistoric times through the Gothic Period.

II: Course Objectives


  • Gain a broader understanding and appreciation of the history of art and artists from different times and cultures around the world.
  • Gain a broader understanding an 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.

This course is designed to meet the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Requirement by ensuring that successful students will be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Have college-level skills in reading, writing, and oral communication to a level appropriate for their degree and/or emphasis.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Are able to utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Can apply appropriate technological skills, including computer skills.
  • Understand the methods of science and the role of science in the modern world.
  • Appreciate the importance of cultural traditions, and diversity in the modern world.
  • Developed their creative capabilities
  • Participated in at least one cultural or artistic activity, such as a visit to a gallery or museum or attended a community art lecture or event.

Scheduled ART-260 classes:

Fall 2016