2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 117 Non-Western Art History

Lecture: 3 Lab: 0 Clinic: 0 Credits: 3
This course introduces non-Western cultural perspectives. Emphasis is placed on, but not limited to, African, Oriental, and Oceanic art forms throughout history. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an historical understanding of art as a product reflective of non-Western social and cultural development.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts.

Pre-requisite(s): DRE 098  or ENG 002  (P2 grade)
Course is typically offered in Fall and Summer.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At completion of the course, the student should be able to do the following:

  1. Identify a wide range of art from major art historical periods of non-Western art.
  2. Recognize the work and contributions of the major artists in non-Western art across time and region.
  3. Analyze the formal qualities of a work of art, including media and subject matter.
  4. Analyze works of art within the historical context of the artist, culture, time, and location.
  5. Synthesize the possible meaning of a work of art within an appropriate art historical context.
  6. Demonstrate visual literacy and critical thinking skills.