Jan 23, 2018
ART 251W - Architectural HistoryCredits: 3
Examines the historical development of architecture as a major art form. Emphasizes this development in relation to man’s knowledge of building techniques and available materials as affected by geographic, economic, political, and religious influences.
Prerequisite(s): READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3; or any English Composition 1 course with a grade of “C” or higher; or ART 152W with a grade of “C” or higher.
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Outcomes and Objectives
- Draw informed relationships between works of architecture and the historical period and culture in which it was created.
- Describe architecture in relation to the originating culture.
- Identify aesthetic, political, technological, and spiritual values which influenced or are represented in works of architecture.
- Articulate a recognition of and appreciation for cultural values inherent in works of architecture.
- Recognize styles and identify specific works of architecture from a variety of the world’s ancient cultures.
- Identify specific examples of architecture by artist, historical period, style, and culture as appropriate.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a basic vocabulary for the discussion of works of art.
- Use, in writing and discussion, specific architectural terms such as form, function, symbolism, rustication, pilaster, corbel arch, etc.
- Describe works of architecture correctly, using this vocabulary in historical and cultural contexts for specific works of architecture.
- Demonstrate effective writing skills.
- Write effective essays as a means of demonstrating their understanding of the concepts and knowledge from Outcomes I, II, and III.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Evaluate previously unseen architecture in terms described in Outcomes I, II, III.
- Propose a personal position based on their own values in relation to these buildings.
- Advocate and defend personal choices and positions through informed and appropriate use of the values and vocabulary previously described.
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