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Area C: The Arts and Humanities

Area C – 2 Introduction to the Arts

1. Is introductory and has no prerequisites.

2. Is broad in scope or survey in nature.

3. Develops a comprehensive understanding and appreciation of the heritage being studied and transmits a knowledge of Western and Non-Western cultural heritage in the arts.

4. Introduces the history or analysis of the art in order 1) to increase understanding and appreciation of the art forms being studied or 2) to study the principles on which aesthetic judgments are made.

5. Develops an understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of the human community.

6. Presents the contributions and perspectives of women; persons from various ethnic, socio-economic, and religious groups, gays and lesbians; and persons with disabilities. [At least two of these groups should be included in the course.]

Students will:

1. Explain the importance of one area of performing or visual arts in the wider field of all arts

2. Explain the contributions of one area of performing or visual arts to the cultural heritage of the United States.

 

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