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Austin Community College – SyllabusARTS 1301 DIL – ARTAPPRECIATIONSpring 2021 (Synonym 18190, section 004)January 19 – May 16, 2021INSTRUCTORINFORMATION:Adjunct Professor Michelle KaiserlianEmail:MKAISERL@AUSTINCC.EDU(Email is the best and quickest way to reach me.)Office Hours: by appointment. Students may schedule phone conferences or video chatsessions online.COMMONCOURSEDESCRIPTION:A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create anappreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Studentswill critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.PREREQUISITES:College-level Reading and Writing RequirementsThis course is reading and writing-intensive. Over the duration of the semester, students will reada 500-page textbook plus a selection of supplemental articles written by scholars and journalists.Weekly lessons are also reading-focused and, while they often correspond topically orthematically to chapters in the textbook, they do not duplicate material covered in the assignedreadings.COURSERATIONALE:The purpose of Introduction to Visual Art is to provide students with anunderstanding of the diverse ways in which cultures construct and represent their realities.Through thematic examination of both historical and contemporary art, students will acquireformal analysis skills to describe works of art and techniques of art production.Further buildingupon formal analysis, students will critically interpret and contextualize visual art forms.This class fulfills the Creative Arts requirement of the Core Curriculum outline.COMMONCOURSELEARNINGOUTCOMES:Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art.Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design.Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various worksof art.Critically interpret, evaluate, and contextualize works of artDemonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.DISCIPLINESPECIFICPROGRAMLEARNINGOUTCOMES:Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:Write meaningful formal and critical analyses of art works.Explain how formal and compositional properties express and convey content.Recognize and identify differences in styles and art forms.Analyze how art reflects diverse perspectives.
Austin Community College – SyllabusGENERALEDUCATIONLEARNINGOUTCOMES:Critical Thinking:Students will gather, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and applyinformation.Cultural Awareness:Students will compare, contrast, and interpret differences andcommonalities among peoples, ideas, aesthetic traditions, and cultural practices.

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