CUL710 - The World of Art

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Subject Title
The World of Art

Subject Description
This subject will take a thematic rather than strictly chronological view of major trends and themes in the art of the western world from ancient times to present. Influences and approaches from non-western cultures will also be considered. We will examine the techniques and ideas, which have been approached by artists in many different ways over the centuries in order to better understand the visual world we all live in.

Credit Status
One General Education elective credit in the Arts and Humanities category.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

-gain a wider knowledge and better understanding of past artistic trends and achievements which are among the foundations of modern culture;
-gain a broader understanding of ways in which art may be a medium of communication, expressive beliefs and desires which may change over time;
-develop skills of visual literacy and analysis which will serve to deepen your understanding of works of art from the past and present;
-develop an understanding of what art is and how it may relate to everyday life.

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