Liberal Arts > Art

General Information

  • Name: Art Appreciation
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: Art
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

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 and Linkage to General Education Program

The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program. Upon completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of key art concepts, principles, themes, and major content areas to explain and appreciate art forms from different times and cultures. (GE 1)
  • Locate, evaluate, and appropriately use information from multiple resources to complete art projects and papers. (GE 4)
  • Use critical thinking and creativity to select and apply recognized methods suitable for understanding significant or enduring aesthetic problems. (GE 6)
  • Appreciate individual artworks and the underlying aesthetic, cultural, philosophical and social influences that affected the artists who created them.

Scheduled ART-160 classes:

Fall 2019