Renaissance Art to the Present (art 112)

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Renaissance Art to the Present (ART 112)

Tues/Thurs 9:30-10:56 am

Jackson College/ Fall 2015
Cari Jors, Instructor
Course Description: This course is an accelerated survey of art history and aesthetics covering the visual culture from the Renaissance through the 21st century. This broad overview will provide students with information about each art historical period and the context with which art was viewed.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide fundamental information about art history from the 1400s to the present day;

  • Demonstrate knowledge through discussion, class assignments, formal analysis, and tests on how the world and our relationship to it can be understood through the study of art history;

  • Understand the influence and continuing validity of art of the past on contemporary artistic developments;

  • Develop a vocabulary in order to understand, discuss and write about art.

Required materials for the course:

  • Textbook: Gardner’s Art Through the Ages, Volume II, Third Edition, Fred S. Kleiner

  • If you cannot financially afford the text book, the library in Atkinson Hall (WA) has copies that can be checked out for a 2 hours.

  • If you need to purchase the first or second edition of the textbook rather than the third edition due to price, purchase what you can afford.

Required Classwork

Class Assignments (5 x 50 points each) 250 pts

Tests (4 @150 pts each) 600 pts

Attendance/participation 150 pts


1000 pts

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