College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in Art History will be able to:

Demonstrate a basic knowledge of (1) the canonical works of western art and architecture, and (2) representative works of non-western art, the art of minorities and women, through the ability to recognize the works, their artists, their stylistic period and their art historical significance. (1,3,4,6,7,8,9)

Recognize that different interpretive frameworks can be used to analyze works of art. (1,2,6,9)

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication. (7)

Execute research projects in art history that are thoroughly researched, insightful, and cogently argued. (1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9)

Majors in Studio Art will be able to:

The ability to think critically, analytically, and conceptually about works of art, and communicate their thoughts effectively in speech and in writing.  The more advanced students would begin to develop a greater understanding of theoretical frameworks for understanding art. (1,2,4,5,6,8)

Produce creative works that demonstrate imagination and inventive use of processes, materials, and concepts. (1,2,4,5,6,8)

Exhibit visual literacy by communicating ideas through visual means and effectively interpreting visual culture in their portfolios. (4,5,6,7,8)

* Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.

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