Dec 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HU 487 - Visual Arts

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course studies the visual arts through history from the primitive to the present. Emphasis is placed on definition, context, purpose, and personal significance. The design is for the non-art student and displays the effects of art on the everyday life of all people. (prereq: none) 
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the relevance of visual arts throughout history to humankind
  • Describe tools and methods of making art
  • Articulate student’s personal involvement and interest in the arts

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Living with art
  • What is art?
  • Themes and purposes of art
  • The visual elements
  • Principles of design
  • Two-dimensional media
  • Three-dimensional media
  • Arts in time and history
  • The twentieth century
  • Trends of contemporary art
  • Quizzes/tests
  • Final exam

Dr. Jennifer Farrell

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