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AHIS 1, Western Art History I   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Art 1.

A survey of the chronological development of Western art from the Stone Age to the Gothic Period with emphasis on the cultural, political, and social factors that influenced this evolution. This includes: Near-Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic art and architecture.

1017   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Mihaylovich K W

Above section 1017 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1018   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Mihaylovich K W

Above section 1018 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

AHIS 2, Western Art History II   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • Prerequisite: None.

Formerly Art 2.

This course is a survey of the chronological development of Western art from the Renaissance to the mid 19th Century with emphasis on the cultural, political, and social factors that influenced this evolution. This includes: Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism painting, sculpture and architecture.

1019   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   HSS 255   Folland T F

AHIS 11, Art Appreciation: Introduction to Global Visual Culture    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts and Humanities) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement. Formerly Art 79.

An introduction to artistic practices by exploring the myriad manifestations of visual culture in our world through a cross-cultural thematic approach. This course examines themes in art like Religion, Power, Reproduction and Sexuality, and traces them across cultures and time periods. Emphasis will be placed on learning the language of visual culture both in terms of the formal elements of design as well as the content of style and subject matter and finding connections and differences. Students will explore the various media of art from drawing, sculpture, fresco, oil, photography, motion pictures, architecture to contemporary advertising and design and investigate how various cultures have used specific media and themes. This course is designed to introduce Fine Art and Art History simultaneously providing a unique opportunity to explore these fields as well as to prepare students for a course of study in Fine Art and Art History.

1020   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   HSS 253   Wood E

AHIS 72, American Art History    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Art) • Prerequisite: None.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement. Formerly Art 72.

A survey of the chronological development of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the United States from its pre-colonial past to the end of World War II. The contributions and influences of a variety of ethnic groups to the diversity of art in the United States will be addressed. The artistic contribution of Native American, African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans and European Americans will be studied in the larger context of American society, history, and culture.

1021   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   HSS 253   Brown WE

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