May 22, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTS 105 - Art Appreciation 3 hours

This course will introduce students to various artists and art disciplines (painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography, graphic design, etc.) to help them develop an appreciation for the arts and an awareness of the contributions artists have made to society historically and within contemporary contexts.

Through lectures, readings, and projects students will explore relationships between artistic processes and daily life. Students will respond to the ideas presented in the lectures by completing writing assignments and fundamental art projects intended to reflect the concepts that have been presented. While the focus of the course is a critical examination of the artists/artworks studied, the discourse will result from the various backgrounds and academic studies of the students and not necessarily from their knowledge of art. In this manner, the course is a relevant complement to their general education. In short, the goal of the course is for students to understand art as a means to critically engage and understand their surroundings.