SRJC Course Outlines

4/18/2024 9:47:07 AMART 2.3 Course Outline as of Fall 1988

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 2.3Title:  MODERN HIST/APPREC  
Full Title:  Modern Art History & Appreciation
Last Reviewed:11/9/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ART 2C

Catalog Description:
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Art of the 19th and 20th centuries; including the works of David, Constable, Turner, Rodin, Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Dali, O'Keefe, Hopper, Frankenthaler, Ruscha, Segal, and Diebenkorn, with special attention to the changing aesthetics of Modernism and Post-Modernism in the historical context of urbanization. Field trip to Bay Area museums. May be taken independently of Art 2.1 and Art 2.2. Fulfills Humanities requirement for transfer to CSU.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Art of 19th & 20th centuries, including works of David, Constable, Turner, Rodin, Monet, Renoir, Cassatt, van Gogh, Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Dali, O'Keefe, Hopper, Frankenthaler, Ruscha, Segal & Diebenkorn.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1981
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1981
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: ARTH 120 Survey of Western Art from Renaissance to Contemporary SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART2.2 AND ART2.3
 CID Descriptor: ARTH 150 Survey of Modern Art SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART2.3

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will learn to:
1.  Recognize and identify the forms, titles, artists, dates, and
   locations of the major masterpieces of Western painting, sculpture,
   architecture from 1800 to 1990, and be able to name these in the
   slide identifications and comparisons of the midterms and final
2.  Locate and explain the cultural context as well as the chronological
   and geographical framework of these major masterpieces.
3.  Begin to use the tools of scholarly research in the preparation of
   the required short papers.
4.  Use the principles of aesthetic analysis through comparisons and
   written analysis of known masterpieces to become able to develop
   independent evaluation of the qualities of unknown works of art.

Topics and Scope
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Some of the art periods, movements, and artists to be covered in this
course include the following:
Where modernism begins
Neoclassicism: David, Ingres
Romanticism: Constable, Turner, Friedrich, Hudson Valley School
Realism: Courbet
Impressionism: Monet, Renoir, Cassatt
Post-Impressionism: van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat, Cezanne
Art Nouveau: Gaudi, Beardsley
Early Modern Sculpture from Rodin to Brancusi
Architecture: Neo-Classic, Neo-Gothic, Neo-Baroque, Richardian Romanesque
Matisse and the Fauves
Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter
The Cubism of Picasso and Braque
Futurism, Suprematism, De Stijl
Dada, Dali, and Surrealism
From Bauhaus to the International Style
The Armory show
Social realism
The New York School: Abstract expressionism
Pop art and minimalism
Post-Modernism in art and architecture

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1.  To read all chapters in the required textbook (approximately one
   chapter of 20-30 pages per week.
2.  To complete study guides for each of the assigned chapters.
3.  To prepare three brief term papers analyzing the forms and researching
   the content of chosen masterpieces of art.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
30 - 40%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, Completion, LABEL DIAGRMS FOR ARCHITECTURE
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Hunter, Sam and Jacobus, John. MODERN ART. 2nd Ed. Prentice-Hall, 1985.

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