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    Delta College
  Jan 23, 2018
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ART 251W - Architectural History

Credits: 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.
Corequisite(s): None
Lecture Hours: 45 Lab Hours: 0
Meets MTA Requirement: Humanities
Pass/NoCredit: Yes

Outcomes and Objectives
  1. Draw informed relationships between works of architecture and the historical period and culture in which it was created.
    1. Describe architecture in relation to the originating culture.
    2. Identify aesthetic, political, technological, and spiritual values which influenced or are represented in works of architecture.
    3. Articulate a recognition of and appreciation for cultural values inherent in works of architecture.
  2. Recognize styles and identify specific works of architecture from a variety of the world’s ancient cultures.
    1. Identify specific examples of architecture by artist, historical period, style, and culture as appropriate.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of a basic vocabulary for the discussion of works of art.
    1. Use, in writing and discussion, specific architectural terms such as form, function, symbolism, rustication, pilaster, corbel arch, etc.
    2. Describe works of architecture correctly, using this vocabulary in historical and cultural contexts for specific works of architecture.
  4. Demonstrate effective writing skills.
    1. Write effective essays as a means of demonstrating their understanding of the concepts and knowledge from Outcomes I, II, and III.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
    1. Evaluate previously unseen architecture in terms described in Outcomes I, II, III.
    2. Propose a personal position based on their own values in relation to these buildings.
    3. Advocate and defend personal choices and positions through informed and appropriate use of the values and vocabulary previously described.

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