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ART 101                                                                       

Art and Visual Culture: A Global Perspective

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introduction to art and visual culture across time and diverse cultures with a global perspective. Examining works of art through themes, theory, terminology and media, students acquire analytical and interpretive skills to develop visual literacy as well as an understanding of the role of art and visual culture in relation to contemporary life. This course explores how meaning is constructed, transmitted and negotiated in an increasingly visual world.

 

ART 102A                                                                             

History of Western Art - Prehistoric to Gothic

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the history of Western art from the prehistoric era through the Gothic period with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Key art works are studied in relation to historical and cultural contexts that consider the effects of shifting social, political, philosophical, and spiritual paradigms on the production of art.

 

ART 102AH                                                                           

Honors History of Western Art - Prehistoric to Gothic

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, designed for students in the Honors Transfer Program, surveys the history of Western art from the prehistoric era through the Gothic period with an emphasis on the relation of artworks to historical and cultural contexts by examining the effects of shifting social, political, philosophical, and spiritual paradigms on the production of art. This course is enriched through more extensive reading, writing, and research assignments.

 

ART 102B                                                                              

History of Western Art - Proto-Renaissance to 19th Century

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1  or eligibility for ENGL 1A or qualification by appropriate assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the history and development of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture in relation to changing social, political, religious, and philosophical conditions from the 14th through the 19th centuries. The focus is on the Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassical periods in Italy, Spain, Flanders, The Netherlands, France, England, Germany and the New World.

 

ART 102C                                                                             

History of Western Art - 19th Century to Contemporary Times

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of the history, development, and evolution of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and related art forms of Western Europe and the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the late-twentieth century. Artworks, art movements, and art styles are studied in relation to relevant social, political, philosophical, and technological factors, and the accelerating changes that characterize the modern era. Students will see how the aesthetic of newness, originality, anti-academicism, and radical formal invention characteristic of avant-garde modernism was rooted in the deep-seated social changes and values that defined modernity. Students will be introduced to fundamental methods of analysis that will assist them in understanding art and aesthetic human activities.

 

ART 106                                                                                 

Cross-Cultural Art

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 82
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course covers the effects of cultural diffusion, cultural pluralism, and globalization on Western civilization as found in modern and contemporary art and popular culture. Topics include Orientalism, Japonisme, and Primitivism as well as postmodern multiculturalism.

 

ART 109                                                                   

 Contemporary Art in World Cultures

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

In this global survey of contemporary art, students study recent works by artists from different geographical and cultural regions of the world. Emphasis is placed on artworks that reflect changes to world cultures resulting from colonization, war, and globalization and that capture the interconnections among world cultures and individuals from a humanistic perspective. Using a comparative and transnational framework, students identify commonalities and differences in the way diverse cultures and individuals are affected by and respond to global change.

 

ART 205A                                                                             

History of Asian Art - India and Southeast Asia

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the arts of India and Southeast Asia from their earliest beginnings in Indus Valley cultures through the 18th century with an emphasis on Buddhist and Hindu art forms. Key artworks are studied in relation to historical, cultural, and religious contexts.

 

ART 205B                                                                             

History of Asian Art - China, Korea, and Japan

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the arts of China, Japan, and Korea from the Neolithic period through the 21st century in relation to cultural, political, religious, and philosophical contexts. It traces the transmission of cultural ideas and art forms from one civilization to another and considers the effect of Western art’s historical methodologies on the study and appreciation of Asian art and culture.

 

ART 207                                                                                       

Art History of Mexico and Central and South America

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course surveys the art of Mexico, Central America, and South America, from Pre-Colombian civilizations through contemporary times. Key artworks are studied in relation to historical and cultural contexts that consider the effects of shifting social, political, philosophical, and spiritual paradigms on the production of art.

 

ART 208                                                                               

History of American Art

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1 or eligibility for ENGL 1A or qualification by appropriate assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introductory survey of American Art and visual culture from its pre-colonial past to the contemporary era with a focus on the social, political, economic, and philosophical conditions that have constructed the visualization of diverse American identities. American Art will be examined in relation to issues of representation and marginalization. Both art and artists will be studied within contexts that consider constructions of race, class, hybridity, gender, and sexuality and how these identifications factor into the construction of the canon, or mainstream, of the art world and the (in)visibility of diverse artists within art history.

ART 208H                                                                             

Honors History of American Art

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 1 or eligibility for ENGL 1A or qualification by appropriate assessment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This honors course, intended for students in the Honors Transfer Program, is an introductory survey of American Art and visual culture from its pre-colonial past to the contemporary era with a focus on the social, political, economic, and philosophical conditions that have constructed the visualization of diverse American identities. American Art will be examined in relation to issues of representation and marginalization. Both art and artists will be studied within contexts that consider constructions of race, class, hybridity, gender, and sexuality and how these identifications factor into the construction of the canon, or mainstream, of the art world and the (in)visibility of diverse artists within art history.  

 This course is enriched through extensive, rigorous reading, writing, and research assignments.

Note: Students may take either ART 208 or Art 208H. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for ART 208 and Art 208H.

 

ART 209                                                                               

History of African Art

3 units
3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is an introductory survey of African art in relation to its historical and cultural contexts. It focuses on specific groups and regions with an emphasis on sub- Sahara West and Central Africa, stressing the different roles of the visual arts within each culture.