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ART 219 - History of American Art

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
This course meets the Arts & Humanities General Education Requirement. 

An introduction to American architecture, painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from the Colonial period to the present. Discussions of slides are supplemented by trips to museums in the Baltimore-Washington area and by tours of Annapolis architecture. No previous art courses are necessary.

Note: Typically offered at MC; fall and spring terms.

Course Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Recognize and analyze the elements of works of art in all the major Western visual media and articulate aesthetic responses to such works.

2. Recognize the major periods, styles, ideas, works, and artists of American art from the Colonial period through the present.

3. Interpret works of art as expressions not only of an individual artist but also of a culture’s definitions, values, and ideas.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the materials, methods, vocabulary, and concepts of art and art history.