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ART 270: Introduction to Western Art (3 credits)

Course Description

The study of major developments in Western art from prehistory to the present. (3 hours lecture)

Recommended Preparation: ART 101 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Think and act with intellectual integrity to access, critically evaluate and synthesize information from scholarly resources to make or express critical judgments about historical and contemporary issues in Western art.
  • Demonstrate understanding that art is a visible manifestation of cultural values, which mirror its time period.
  • Incorporate writing as a tool for analyzing art forms.
  • Make a critical comparison of the past and present in Western art.
  • Analyze style both descriptively and comparatively.

Degrees and Certificates

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Classes Offered

  • Spring 2007 - TR, 8:15am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 212, V Hazen - CRN: 64252
  • Spring 2004 - TR, 8:05am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 225, C Jennings - CRN: 63137
  • Spring 2003 - TR, 8:05am to 9:30am, Hale Pālanakila 210, C Jennings - CRN: 35423