SRJC Course Outlines

11/30/2023 10:01:28 PMART 1.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 1.1Title:  WORLD ART TO 1500  
Full Title:  World Art History to 1500
Last Reviewed:5/10/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 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
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Catalog Description:
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History and aesthetic appreciation of World Art to 1500 AD.  Includes representative art from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.  May be taken independently of Art 1.2.  May be used to fulfill requirement for the Fine Arts Certificate.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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History & aesthetic appreciation of the arts of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to 1500 AD.
(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 1996
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C1ArtsFall 1997
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3AArtsFall 1997
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1996Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1996Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will be able to:
1. Recognize and identify the forms, titles, artist, dates and places
of the major masterpieces of World Art from the early cultures and
civilizations of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas to 1500 AD.
2. Locate and explain the cultural context as well as the chronological
and geographical framework of these major masterpieces.
3. Examine the interrelations of world cultures and civilizations and
the impact these interrelations had on world art.
4. Identify the unique contributions of each culture and civilization and
assess their continuing influence on world art today.
5. Use the tools of scholarly research in the preparation of the required
short papers.
6. Use the principles of aesthetic analysis through comparisons and
written analyses of known masterpieces to become able to develop indep-
endent evaluation of the qualities of unknown works of art.
7.  Describe values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline and
identification of realistic career objectives related to a course of study
in the major.
8.  Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate
citation style, if different than MLA.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture and discussion material:
1.  In the Beginning: Prehistoric Cultures around the World.
2.  River Valley Civilizations: Ancient Iraq.
3.  Ancient Egypt and Israel.
4.  Ancient Greece.
5.  Ancient India and China.
6.  Ancient Africa.
7.  Ancient America
8.  The Roman Empire.
9.  Ancient Iran and Gupta India.
10. Han China.
11. Roman Africa.
12. American Civilizations.
13. Christianity.
14. Islam.
15. Indian influence in Southeast Asia, China and Japan.
16. Western Explorations in Africa and the Americas.
17. The World in 1500.
Orientation to the values, themes, methods, and history of the
discipline and identification of realistic career objectives related to a
course study in the major.
Introduction to discipline-specific research tools, including seminal
books, important periodicals, major indexing sources, professional or
trade organizations, standard reference tools, discipline specific tools,
and major web sites.

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1. Complete written worksheets on weekly reading assignments in the
  two textbooks.
2. Research and write short term papers, each analyzing the forms
  and content of a selected work of art (minimum of 500 words each).
3. Take midterm and final examinations, each consisting of slide
  identifications, slide comparisons, multiple-choice questions, and
  an essay question.

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
20 - 40%
Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Homework problems, Exams, SHORT PAPERS
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Completion
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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Esler, Anthony. The Human Venture, I. Prentic Hall, 2000, 4th Ed.
Gill, Sarah, The Critic Sees: A Guide to Art Criticism, Kendall/ Hunt,
1999, Rev. Ed.

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