Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 102 - History and Appreciation of Art II

Students are introduced to the development of the visual arts from the Renaissance to modern times. Discussion of styles and the function of art, along with the social and cultural contexts in which artists have worked are emphasized. Time is spent analyzing works of art in order to gain maximum insight into their meanings and merits, along with the pleasure they bring. Although emphasis is placed on Western European art, class sessions are also dedicated to exploring art from the non-European world. Close examinations of the art from diverse cultures help us to understand that culture. Cultures such as Japanese, African and Native American have had significant impact on the art of 20th century Europe and the United States. ART 102 fulfills the SUNY General Education requirement in the Arts. 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.) Spring semester.