Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 101 - History and Appreciation of Art I

A survey of representative works of art through the ages encouraging increased aesthetic perception and deepened awareness of universal human experience. Studying the arts of our ancestors helps us to understand ourselves and circumstances of our situation. The analysis of architecture, sculpture, and painting during the highlights of the golden ages of western art history from the Paleolithic Period through the Proto-Renaissance are covered. Although art of the Western world are emphasized, art objects from the non-European world are explored. Examination of the art from these cultures offers a valuable perspective and promotes understanding of the life-ways and contributions of these unique societies. ART 101 fulfills the SUNY General Education requirement in The Arts or Western Civilization. Prerequisites: ENGL 100; RDNG 116 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 090 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall semester.