Art History focuses on the development of the visual arts in the context of global history. The course options provide students with a strong foundation in the art of Western society as well as expose students to the art of Non-western cultures. The program aids students in developing critical thinking, writing and analysis skills in preparation for careers in a variety of art and non-art related fields. Students will develop an understanding of the artistic techniques and cultural factors that have shaped the various types of visual media throughout global history.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Art History Program will be able to:
- Identify the theoretical, cultural, and historical context of art
- Discuss the significance of visual expression and use of materials in art throughout history
- Critically analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of art
- Explain the social, religious, and political highlights of Western and Non-Western cultures and their effects on art forms from prehistoric to modern times
- Apply skills-based practice, art theory, and research methodologies to understand the creative process of art-making and compose visually effective images