ARTH3454 North American Art
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: ARTH1101 Introduction to Art or ARTH2211 Art History Survey 1
This course explores American art from the first European encounters with the New World through the evolution of American art in the Twentieth Century. American art is grounded within the social and cultural context of its times, thus reflecting diverse influences. Through the study of American art, the themes and issues that have shaped the culture can be identified and analyzed through its artistic production.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
To acquaint students with major works of American art.
To expose students to historical/political developments that impacted artistic production.
To explore issues of displacement, migration, and assimilation that served to inform the arts.
Expose students to the cultural and religious influences that served to shape American art.
Students who complete this course will be able to
Identify major works of American art.
Articulate the connection between historical/political developments and artistic production
Articulate the connection between displacement, migration, and assimilation that served to inform the arts.
Recognize the role of cultural and religious influences that served to shape American art.
Book: Framing America by Thames and Hudson