Jun 26, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog (BETA) 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog (BETA)
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ART 320 - Comparative World Art I

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Students research selected world art and cultures comparatively through team and independent projects. Students will practice close reading and evidence-based writing about visual and material culture objects and develop sensitivity for specific contexts of transcultural exchanges. Repeatable when topic varies.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements; and ART 120.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: ART 3010.
Repeatability: May be repeated once for credit for a maximum of 6 units.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Spring ONLY

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Based on study of two or more cultures, create a map labeled with important sites of art making, cultural sites or art installations, and art institutions;
  2. Use strategies of close observation and appropriate vocabulary to describe and analyze objects of material and visual culture;
  3. Distinguish geographical, cultural, and political factors that have affected the artistic practices of two or more world cultures and shaped the development of their political or cultural interactions;
  4. Relate and explain the ideas of key thinkers on the material culture and art of two or more world cultures through close analysis of primary and secondary texts;
  5. Collaborate with peers to research, write and revise drafts, and present information about a culture, community, site, or stylistic group.

UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
  1. demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
  2. analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
  3. demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.

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