Art Appreciation

Credit Hours: 0.5

Course Length: 1 Semester

Course Description

What makes an artwork a masterpiece? Why do artists create art? What is the difference between Rococo and Art Nouveau? In this course, students will discover the answers to these questions and more. We examine the elements of art and principles of design, and explore how artists have used these elements and principles in the creation of art for centuries.

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
  • Pre-modern Art
  • Modern Art
  • Modernism and Post-modernism