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Holiday Art Sale

December 3 - 4
8:30 - 4:30 pm
Fine Arts Plaza

The Fine Arts Department will be holding its annual art sale to raise money for the artist lecture fund. Just in time for the holidays, artwork makes a great gift and the department appreciates your support. Ceramics, Drawings, Sculptures, Paintings, Printmaking, and Photography are available for sale.

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Art History

Art History

Description

The program in art history enables students to investigate the visual arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture in depth and to explore a broad range of questions about the making and meaning of art. The curriculum in art history includes courses on specific art historical periods and on the philosophy and historiography of art.

Courses

Introduction to Art - ART G100 - 3 Units
(Same as: Humanities G102)
An introductory course for both the general interest and art major student. A survey of
the nature and role of the visual arts in society. Art theory, art practices and an overview
of art history will be covered. The medias of art will also be explored. Field trips are
required. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass or grade. Field trips required. Transferable to
CSU; UC.

ART G103 - 3 Units- History of Asian Art
This course serves as a comprehensive introduction to the art traditions of India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. The historical development of the arts is examined within their broader cultural context. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

History of Modern Art- ART G104 - 3 Units
(Same as: Humanities G114)
A survey of the history of modern art, beginning at 1900 and concluding with contemporary
art of today. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, photography, video, and
ceramics are studied as an integral part of cultural patterns and developments in twentieth
century art. The course will include illustrated lectures, readings, and field trips to
current exhibitions. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass or grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Art History and Appreciation I--Prehistoric to Renaissance- ART G105 - 3 Units
(Formerly known as: History and Appreciation of Art)
(Same as: Humanities G100)
This is a survey of prehistoric art to the Renaissance period, stressing the basic principles
and history of art demonstrated in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Illustrated
lectures, reading, and museum reports are included in the course. Lecture. Optional
pass/no pass or grade. UC Credit Limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Art
G105 and Art G105H. Transferable to CSU; UC. (CAN ART 2) ( ART G105 + G106
= CAN ART SEQ A)

History and Appreciation of Art, Honors - ART G105 HONORS - 3 Units
(Same as: Humanities G100 Honors)
The focus of this course is a survey of art, beginning with Prehistoric art and concluding
with Gothic art. We will study painting, sculpture and architecture as an integral
part of cultural patterns and development. Slide accompanied lectures, reading and
written assignments are included in this course. Study assignments involve visits to
major art museums and current exhibitions. The honors course intensifies the focus on
research, exploration and critical thinking. Most enhancements to the regular Art G105/
Humanities G100 are qualitative rather than quantitative. While there is additional
reading and writing, the intensified focus on critical thinking holds students to a higher
standard: all their oral and written work must manifest a commitment to, and a capacity
for, academic excellence. Lecture. Letter grade only. UC Credit Limitations: Maximum
credit of one course for Art G105 and Art G105H. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Art History and Appreciation II--Renaissance to Present - ART G106 - 3 Units
(Formerly known as: Art History and Appreciation)
(Same as: Humanities G110)
This is a survey of the history of art beginning with the Italian Renaissance and concluding
with modern art. Painting, sculpture, and architecture are studied as an integral part
of cultural patterns and developments. Illustrated lectures, reading, and field trips to
current exhibitions. Study assignments involve at least one visit to a major art museum.
Lecture. Optional pass/no pass or grade. UC Credit Limitations: Maximum credit of one
course for Art G106 and Art G106H. Transferable to CSU; UC. (CAN ART 4) ( ART
G105 + G106 = CAN ART SEQ A)

History and Appreciation of Art, Honors - ART G106 HONORS - 3 Units
(Same as: Humanities G110 Honors)
This course is a survey of the history of art, beginning with the Italian Renaissance
and concluding with modern art. We will study painting, sculpture, and architecture as
an integral part of cultural patterns and development. Illustrated lectures, reading and
field trips to current exhibitions are included in the course. Study assignments involve
at least two visits to major art museums. The Honors course intensifies the focus on
research, exploration and critical thinking. Most enhancements to the regular Art G106/
Humanities G110 are qualitative rather than quantitative. While there is additional
reading and writing, the intensified focus on critical thinking holds students to a higher
standard: all their oral and written work must manifest a commitment to, and a capacity
for, academic excellence. Lecture. Letter grade only. UC Credit Limitations: Maximum
credit of one course for Art G106 and Art G106H. Transferable to CSU; UC.