SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 4:24:24 PMART 2.1 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 2.1Title:  HIST PREHIST- GOTHIC ART  
Full Title:  History and Appreciation of Prehistoric to Gothic Art
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 Scheduled05 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 2A

Catalog Description:
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History and aesthetic appreciation of western art from the Prehistoric through the Gothic period.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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History and aesthetic appreciation of western art from the Prehistoric through the Gothic period.
(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 110 Survey of Western Art from Prehistory through the Middle Ages SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART2.1

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Place a work of art in its historical, cultural and stylistic context.
2.  Perform visual and critical analysis of a work of art using specialized vocabulary.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Recognize and identify the forms, titles, artists, dates and locations of major masterpieces of Western art from 30,000 BCE to 1400 CE.
2.  Locate and explain the cultural context as well as the chronological and geographical framework of these major masterpieces.
3.  Use the principles of aesthetic analysis through comparisons and written analyses of known masterpieces to evaluate the qualities of unknown works of art.
4. Identify the unique contributions of each culture and civilization and assess their continuing influence on art today.
5. Recognize basic methods and materials used in architecture, painting, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork and textiles.
6. Describe the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to the discipline of Art History:
 A. Orientation to the values, themes, methods and history of the discipline.
 B. Introduction to discipline-specific research tools including classic books, periodicals, standard reference tools and major websites.
II. Lecture and discussion of methods, techniques, materials and formal elements of works of art, in the historical context of the following periods:
 A. Prehistoric Europe
     1. Paleolithic
     2. Neolithic
 B. Ancient Near East
     1. Sumerian
     2. Akkadian
     3. Babylonian
     4. Assyrian
     5. Persian
 C. Egyptian
     1. Old Kingdom
     2. Middle Kingdom
     3. New Kingdom
 D. Aegean
      1. Cycladic
     2. Minoan
     3. Mycenaean
 E. Greek
     1. Archaic
     2. Classical
     3. Hellenistic
 F. Etruscan
  G. Roman
 H. Early Christian/Byzantine
  I. Islamic
  J. Early Medieval
      1. Celtic
     2. Hiberno-Saxon
     3. Viking
     4. Carolingian
     5. Ottonian
 K. Romanesque
  L. Gothic

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1.  Reading (20-30 pages per week)
2.  Research paper (1500-2000 words)
3.  1-2 midterm exams
4.  Final exam
5.  1-2 short response papers (250-500 words)
6.  Short analyses (200-250 words)

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%
1-2 short response papers (250-500 words), research paper (1500-2000 words), short analyses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 40%
Verbal and written visual and critical analyses of works of art both in class and elsewhere.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Essay exams, multiple choice, true/false, matching items, fill-in, vocabulary, labeling diagrams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Art History, 5th Ed.  Stokstad, M.   Prentice Hall:  2013
Gardner's History of Art, 14th Ed.  Kleiner, F.  Thomson-Wadsworth:  2012
History of Art, 8th Ed.  Janson, H.W. and  Janson, Anthony F.  Prentice Hall:  2010

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