ART 203 History of Western Art • 5 Cr.


Surveys European and American art from the late 18th through the 21st century. Slide lecture format.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Students will be able to recognize and identify art movements and specific artist's work within those movements. In Art History 203 students are able to apply the visual Elements of Style to analyze not only the works but also how traditional standards are being changed, redefined and even ignored by modern artists. Students acquire the skills necessary to probe into the background of each artist to discern the reasons for that artist's choices. Within each style period students are trained to recognize and evaluate the defining characteristics of individual artist's works and compare and contrast these works in terms of quality, meaning and experimentation. ┬áStudents are able to recognize and accept change and innovation and become critical thinkers and judges of aesthetics.