Art Appreciation

Credit Hours: 0.5

Course Length:  1 Semester

Course Description

This course provides students with a basic overview of art. Art Appreciation includes the study of the elements of art, the principles of art, and how works of art are organized using these elements and principles. Students will further study major movements in the history of art. During this course, students will create basic art projects designed to strengthen their understanding of art and reinforce main concepts. While participating in these activities, students will also learn how to read a work of art, relate to art, and evaluate art.

Course Prerequisites


Required Textbook(s) and/or Materials


Major Concepts

  • Elements of Art & Principles of Design
  • Ancient Art
  • Aegean, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art
  • Medieval Art
  • The Renaissance to Rococo
  • Pre-modern Art
  • Modern Art
  • Modernism and Post-modernism