ARTH 101: Introduction to the Visual Arts

ARTH 101-001: Introduction to Visual Arts
(Spring 2024)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Planetary Hall 131

Section Information for Spring 2024

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 contextualizes art in history while also interweaving materials and techniques, modes of patronage, social history and cultural context.  This is primarily a lecture-based class.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduction to the content and principles of the visual arts. Approach varies with instructor. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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