History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ARTH 101: Introduction to the Visual Arts

ARTH 101-002: Introduction to Visual Arts
(Spring 2017)

Robinson B113

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course provides an introduction to the language of the visual arts and a foundation for individual understanding and enjoyment of art. This class will focus on how art communicates, how to analyze and interpret it, and how we can see it as a cultural product that reveals something about the society that produced it. The first part of the course covers the basics of art theory and practice. The second part is a brief survey from ancient Egypt to the present, focusing on materials and techniques, modes of patronage, and social history and cultural context.  Class sessions will move between lecture and in-class discussions. This course meets the University Mason Core Fine Arts requirement.

Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduction to the content and principles of the visual arts. Approach varies with instructor. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture

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