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ARTS 105
Art Appreciation
Summer 2016 Session (15-55)
May 30 , 2016 – July 23, 2016
Course Description
Introduction to the place of visual art in modern society, to the vocabulary used in discussing a work of art, and the studio techniques artists use to produce two and three-dimensional works
Prerequisite: None
Proctored Exams: None
Instructor Information
Dr. Patricia Rooney, PhD American Studies-Visual Culture, St. Louis University M.A. Art History, Webster University parooney@cougars.ccis.edu

Frank, Patrick. Prebles’ Artforms 11th Edition. 2014. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2014.
ISBN: 978-0-205-96811-4
Textbooks for the course may be ordered from MBS Direct.
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It is my hope that in taking this course you will develop a greater understanding of art, heighten your awareness of what we respond to in a work of art, and develop an appreciation of why what an artist has done is important.
During this session you will see many diverse works of art. Some you will like others you may not. It is not my goal to try and convince you to like any work of art, but to share some of what is known about them so that a deeper understanding may begin. Then, when you look at a work of art you like or dislike, you may say "I love it" or "I hate it, but at least I understand it."
Technology Requirements
Participation in this course will require the basic technology for all online classes at Columbia College: * A computer with reliable Internet access, * a web browser, * Acrobat Reader, * Microsoft Office or another word processor such as Open Office.
You can find more details about standard technical requirements for our courses on our site.
Course Objectives * To examine art from the viewpoint of the artist, the culture and the viewer. * To explore the formal characteristics of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art. * To examine the various media that artists use to express their concepts. * To develop a vocabulary of artistic terms that can be utilized when discussing works of art.
Measurable Learning Outcomes * Analyze the

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