Learning Goals & Objectives

Student Learning Goal 1: Art History Majors will develop and refine the skills needed to understand and analyze works of art. 

Students will:
  • Objective A: Describe and interpret works of art using terminology specific to the field and to carry out an analysis of a work of art;
  • Objective B: Find and analyze information on works of art, artists, periods, and art historical topics using written materials and databases specific to the field;
  • Objective C: Communicate orally in the conventions appropriate to the field;
  • Objective D: Communicate in writing in the conventions appropriate to the field.

Student Learning Goal 2: Art History Majors will understand how works of art are embedded in and reflective of specific cultural-historical contexts. 

Students will:
  • Objective A: Locate works of art within larger historical contexts;
  • Objective B: Articulate the interrelationships between art and a range of cultures;
  • Objective C: Analyze the importance of the visual arts in societies past and present.