ARH 214 - Arts of the United States
A historic study of the artistic traditions of the United States from the Colonial period to the early modern era. Works are used to investigate the cultural traditions of the country as they reflect its growth and development. Major topics will include Colonial portraiture, landscape and place in 19th century art, nationalism and historical moments, the West as a cultural idea, the impact of industrialism and urban culture, and early developments in modernism.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify and demonstrate an understanding of the technical procedures and creator's role in art throughout the history of cultural production.
2. Demonstrate and effectively communicate an understanding of the impact of religious, philosophical, and political conditions on cultural production and communities.
3. Interpret and apply their understanding of the use and meaning of symbols and iconography throughout history to current issues, culture or history.
4. Compose written or visual material to effectively communicate knowledge and demonstrate comprehension of art historical periods, styles, terminology, iconography, theory and artwork.
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