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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTS 101 - Introduction to Art

3 Credits: (3 lecture)

Course Description
This course is a survey of contemporary and past arts intended to develop visual discrimination and appreciation of art forms.

No text required.

The student will be able to:

A. Demonstrate ability to evaluate art products and the visual environment.

B. Show an understanding toward art that is socially relevant and individually satisfying.

C. Explain basic principles of art and apply them to recognized masterpieces.

D. Demonstrate ability to recognize the aesthetics of visual dealing in our environment.

E. Discuss the uses made by society of the various art fields.

The survey includes an overview of the concepts and functions of art; the visual elements of line, shape, color, texture and space; the principles of design as formal organization; the media and methods used in visual arts; and arts of the major historical periods, including arts of North America.

Student Evaluation
Tools of evaluation will include periodic examinations, written reports, and the final examination.

Archer, Michael. Art Since 1960. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1997.

Bockris, Victor. The Life and Death of Andy Warhol. New York: Bantam Books, 1989.

Brown, Jonathon. Painting in Spain: 1500-1700. New Haven: Yale U P, 1998.

Failing, Patricia. Best Loved Art from American Museums. New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1983.

Faulkner, Ray and Ziegfield, Edwin. Art Today: An Introduction to the Visual Arts. 5th ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1970.

From Van Eyck to Brugal: Early Netherlandish Painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: (Metropolitan Museum of Arts) Abrams, 1998.

Gardner, Helen. Art Through the Ages. 5th ed. New York: Harcourt, 1970.

Harmon, M. H. Psycho-Decorating: What Homes Reveal About People. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1977.

Hobbs, Jack A. Art in Context. 3rd ed. New York: Harcourt, 1985.

Kendall, Richard. Degas Landscapes. New Haven: Yale U P, in association with Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1993.

Ocvirk, Otto. Art Fundamentals: Theory and Practice. 5th ed. Dubuque: William C. Brown, 1985.

Prather, Maria. William Dekooning: Paintings. Washington: National Gallery of Art; New Haven: Yale U P, 1994.

Smith, William Stevenson. The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Sweetman, David. Van Gogh: His Life and His Art. 1st American ed. New York: Crown Publishers, 1990.

Whiton, Sherrill. Elements of Interior Design and Decoration. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1963.

Wittkower, Rudolf. Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600-1750. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999.

Wofflin, Heinrich. Classic Art: An Introduction to the Italian Renaissance. 5th ed. London: Phaidon Press, 1994.

In addition, other art books are kept on reserve in the Library to assist the students taking this course with his/her projects and reports.