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Online Fine Arts Courses

ART 172 Art Appreciation (2 credits)

Course Description

This class is a basic historical survey of the visual arts from the western world. We will discover the aesthetic value of visual art forms, how art is a part of our daily life, study the great masters and art periods of the past, discover how the arts affect and are affected by our culture, and expand your appreciation and understanding of the arts as a whole. Overall, I would hope that in the end, you are inspired to further study in this area and to further appreciate the arts as an integral part of a fuller life. 

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify major periods, artists, mediums, and subjects in art.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of visual art and its importance in relationship to the history of the Western World.
  • Reveal an awareness of artists’ techniques and styles, motifs, and perspectives.
  • Identify the social, religious, political, and economic conditions affecting art works, aesthetics, and movements.
  • Summarize the traditions of Western art as it has evolved from its origins in ancient Greece to the present.
  • Identify the importance of art in relationship to Christianity and develop a Christian worldview for evaluating works of art based upon specific criteria.

Textbooks
Learning Documentation

This course consists of 5 concept maps, 5 sets of discussion questions, an art/aesthetics paper, a museum report, 5 quizzes, and 1 final essay and project.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment ranges in value from 20 to 100 points with the exception of the museum project and essay which are 150 and 250 points respectively, for a total of 1,000 points possible.

Faculty
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Roberta Hayes

MS, Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
BS, Indiana University

ART 172 Art Appreciation (3 credits)

Course Description

This class is a basic historical survey of the visual arts from the western world. We will discover the aesthetic value of visual art forms, how art is a part of our daily life, study the great masters and art periods of the past, discover how the arts affect and are affected by our culture, and expand your appreciation and understanding of the arts as a whole. Overall, I would hope that in the end, you are inspired to further study in this area and to further appreciate the arts as an integral part of a fuller life.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify major periods, artists, mediums, and subjects in art.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of visual art and its importance in relationship to the history of the Western World.
  • Reveal an awareness of artists’ techniques and styles, motifs, and perspectives.
  • Identify the social, religious, political, and economic conditions affecting art works, aesthetics, and movements.
  • Describe art controversies and how they affect society.
  • Summarize the traditions of Western art as it has evolved from its origins in ancient Greece to the present.
  • Identify the importance of art in relationship to Christianity and develop a Christian worldview for evaluating works of art based upon specific criteria.

Textbooks
Learning Documentation

This course consists of 5 concept maps, 5 sets of discussion questions, an art/aesthetics paper, an art controversy paper, a museum report, 5 quizzes, a final project, and a final essay.

Learning Evaluation

The assignments range from 20 to 100 points except the final essay which is 150 points, for a total of 1,000 points possible.

Faculty
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Roberta Hayes

MS, Indiana University
MA, Indiana University
BS, Indiana University

MUS 149 Music Appreciation (2 credits)

Course Description

A major focus of this course is experiencing music. Written critiques on selected events are part of the course curriculum. Students will also learn about the elements of music, major instruments, time periods in music, composers, and identification of major compositions.

Learning Results

Objectives of the course are to:

  • Study the elements of music and learn a language for discussing musical works.
  • Become familiar with musical styles of various time periods in Western music.
  • Bring a Christian perspective to the history of music and understand Western music in a Christian theological context.
  • Experience Western music in both recorded and live formats and be able to speak/write intelligently about the experience.

Textbooks

The professor recommends purchasing the NEW e-text directly from Pearson.

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 6 tests, 2 concert reviews, a final listening exam, a course-ending survey, and 2 student choice assignments.

Learning Evaluation

The tests are each worth 50 points, the concert reviews are worth 25 and 50 points, the final listening exam is worth 25 points, and a class-ending survey is worth 25 points, along with student choice assignments worth 25 points, for a total of 450 points.

Faculty
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Dr. Christopher Bade

DMA, University of Illinois, 1994
MM, University of Akron, 1982
BME, Music Education, cum laude, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1980

MUS 149 Music Appreciation (3 credits)

Course Description

A major focus of this course is experiencing music. Written critiques on selected events are part of the course curriculum. Students will also learn about the elements of music, major instruments, time periods in music, composers, and identification of major compositions.

Learning Results

Objectives of the course:

  • To study the elements of music and learn a language for discussing musical works.
  • To become familiar with musical styles of various time periods in Western music.
  • To bring a Christian perspective to the history of music and understand Western music in a Christian theological context.
  • To experience Western music in both recorded and live formats and be able to speak/write intelligently about the experience.

Textbooks

The professor recommends purchasing the NEW e-text directly from Pearson.

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 6 tests, 3 concert reviews, a final listening exam, a "Create a Chapter" assignment, a music grid, and 2 student choice assignments.

Learning Evaluation

The tests are each worth 50 points, the 3 concert reviews are worth 100 points, the final listening exam is worth 25 points, the "Create a Chapter" assignment is worth 50 points, the music grid is worth 25 points, along with student choice assignments worth 25 points, for a total of 500 points.

Faculty
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Chris Bade

DMA, University of Illinois, 1994
MM, University of Akron, 1982
BME, Music Education, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1980