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Art 2214 - Introduction to Non-Western Art

ART 2214
INTRODUCTION TO NON-WESTERN ART

 

In Art 2214 you will have the opportunity to survey the artistic expressions of peoples around the world. The course outlines the cultural and religious factors that have shaped the art created by peoples living in Africa, Asia and the ancient Americas. It fulfills the Humanities/Fine Arts and the Global/Multicultural Studies general education requirements at College of DuPage as well as the multicultural component for teacher certification.

Course Description

Overview of the contexts and aesthetics of indigenous visual cultures with examples selected from Africa, Asia, Australia, Oceania and the Americas. Selections include painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics and fiber arts from the remote past to the present. (3 credit hours; no prerequisites. Pre-enrollment criteria Reading Placement Category 1)

Online Course Format

All activities for this course are performed electronically. All tests are completed through Blackboard. All written assignments are submitted through Blackboard. All Feedback for completed assignments is given through Blackboard.

Required Textbooks

Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren. Art History. 4th ed. Portable Edition. Book 3. A View of the World Part One: Asian, African, and Islamic Art and Art of the Americas. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011.

Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren. Art History. 4th ed. Portable Edition. Book 5. A View of the World Part Two: Asian, African, and Oceanic Art and Art of the Americas. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011.

Both volumes are necessary at the start of the course.

All material in the two required textbooks are also available in e-Text format as part of the complete version of Art History. e-Text is not available for Book 3 or 5.

Course Structure and Assessment

The course is structured in the following four units.

Unit 1 Art of Africa
Unit 2 Art of South and Southeast Asia
Unit 3 Art of China and Japan
Unit 4 Art of the Americas

The semester grade is determined by performance on writings and objective-question exams. Each of the four units requires a short essay (1 page), a research essay (2-3 pages) and a 35-point exam. The grading scale for all activities in the course and the semester grade is 90, 80, 70, 60%. Due dates for assignments, as well as detailed explanations of the writing and testing specifications, are available on Blackboard the first day of the semester to all students who have registered in Art 2214-NET.

As you consider this course, please consider the following academic policies:

Incomplete Option: The Incomplete grade option is not available for this course.

Satisfactory/Fail Option: The Satisfactory/Fail grade option is available for this course but not recommended.

Withdrawal Policy: Withdrawing from the course must be initiated and completed by the student by the deadline indicated on the individualís myACCESS course schedule.

 

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