Jun 18, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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AT 106 - Art in the Modern World

Looks at Nineteenth-Century Romanticism and the surfacing of Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, which paved the way for the major art movements of the twentieth century: Expressionism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, Op and Pop Art, and the New Realism of the mid-twentieth century.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Research Paper

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Analyze a work of art from a historical and cultural perspective.
  • Apply the Critical Process to works in the arts (Describe, Analyze, Interpret, Judge).
  • Use Intuitive and Aesthetic response to express sophisticated ideas and pose insightful questions about contexts, processes, and criteria when evaluating art.
  • Identify painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
  • Explore the role of the artist and critic in a particular society and culture.
  • Evaluate and critique original works of art in a museum or gallery setting.
  • Interpret and evaluate the impact of visual arts in contemporary society and culture.


Credits: 3

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