Studies thought, values, and arts of Western culture, integrating major developments in art, architecture, literature, music, and philosophy. Covers the following periods: Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment, Romantic, and Modern. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Introduces the student to Western culture through study of selected masterworks in literature, philosophy, music, and the arts from the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century.
Provides the student with the necessary critical vocabulary and experience on which to construct aesthetic, intellectual, and moral value judgments about Western culture in relation to its historic developments and traditions.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
General college entrance competencies.
At the completion of this course, the student will have engaged in the following exercises with competence to:
EXTRA TOPICS (optional)
Attendance at area museums, artistic performances, and special exhibitions which have relevance to the material under study.