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ART 106 Art history

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    Final Paper

    A Few Big Assignments

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    Jan 27, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Even though it's usually a big class, it's very fascinating learning the foundations and history behind techniques and artists in early ages. It's amazing to think of where deceased artists started to today's way of perceiving works of art in this course.

    Course highlights:

    I'm still currently enrolled in this class, and only being the second day in, I've already learned so much. The teacher speaks thoroughly through all works and makes the class interesting.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would always suggest taking effective notes in any course. I would pay close attention to the works and time periods and keep mental note of the differences from one artwork to the next. It's truly amazing how much changes.

    • Spring 2017
    • CARTWRIGHT
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Dec 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Even though this course was an 8 am lecture, it was probably one of my favorite classes this past semester. Dr. Jordan is absolutely fantastic; he's a great guy who makes the subject interesting, especially with his sense of humor. There were only 4-5 quizzes throughout the semester, with one mid-term exam and one final, and one paper that had a word count limit that equaled about one-two pages. It was a pretty easy class, and while attendance isn't really taken, he does notice if you come to class often, and will give you extra points for that.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to analyze art works in depth based on how Dr. Jordan taught, and was also given a general overview of the history of art from about 1600 to the present. He went over specific art movements, and pointed out the most notable artists and famous paintings, as well as some amazing-but-lesser-known paintings.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed in this class I really recommend just going to class, and being able to pay attention to what he says. Take notes if possible, because the multiple-choice quizzes are often over information that he covers. For the two exams you need to be able to remember artwork names, artist names, dates, art movements, and interesting facts about particular pieces that he goes over in class, and you also need to be able to compare/contrast two artworks that he goes over in class more in depth, such as how one painting used a particular color to achieve one effect but the other did something else and created an entirely different result. For me, coffee was a must for this class so I could stay awake for the full class time. He lists recommended/required readings for the class, but if you go to his lectures and take notes you will do fine without the reading.

    • Spring 2016
    • GUYJORDAN
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject A Few Big Assignments Final Paper
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    Sep 12, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course teaches you the best information there is about art history, and with a great teacher! He is so enthusiastic about it that even if you dread the class, he makes you excited once you get there.

    Course highlights:

    I gained an incredible amount of knowledge of iconic works of art, if you plan to travel you will see these around the world and it is very rewarding to see a painting in real life and be able to spit facts about it out like crazy.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    GO TO CLASS. You'll pass if you do, you'll fail if you don't. That easy.

    • Fall 2016
    • GUYJORDAN
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Final Paper

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