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ART 100 Art Appreciation


Art 100 presents an introductory survey highlighting major artists and artistic developments in world culture. The approach can be chronological or thematic with special emphasis given to art terms and the media and techniques of the visual arts. The principles of art and the functions of design will be discussed as well as the cultural and social forces at work in the development of art. The underlying purpose of this course is to assist the student in developing an appreciation of man's creative impulse as it has been expressed through our heritage of the visual arts.

This course introduces art from prehistoric times to present day. It describes architectural styles, sculpture, drawing, photography, printmaking, painting techniques, and a variety of other minor arts. Whenever possible, emphasis will be placed on works which can be seen locally - you will visit a local museum when you write your paper for this course.




If you complete this course and do well, you will be able to:

  • better understand and deeper appreciate art;
  • learn the fundamentals of art and art history;
  • develop skills in analyzing works of art and identifying major art styles;
  • become familiar with major categories of art, works and life of famous artists, art history terms; basic art techniques (such as oil painting, fresco, engraving, drawing);
  • acquire an historical understanding of themes in art and recognize the importance of the visual arts in human societies and lives.




Your course grade will be determined by the following exams and assignments:

Assignment Points
Discussion Share Your World (10 points)
Discussion Unit 1 (35 points)
Discussion Unit 4 (35 points)
Discussion Unit 7 (35 points)
Discussion Unit 8 (35 points)
Art Critique Assignment (50 points)
Proctored Exam 1 = 150 pts.
Proctored Exam 2 = 150 pts.
Take-at-home Exam 3 = 100 pts.
Museum Paper 130
9 Quizzes @ 30 pts each 270
Total Points (*plus any extra credit) 1000

Your final grade may be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass at least 2 exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.

Grade Points
A 900 and above
B 800-899
C 700-799
D 600-699
F below 600



There are three (3) multiple choice exams for this course:   two proctored password-protected exams and one take-at-home exam.  


ELI Policies and Procedures


Contacting the Instructor


We are here to help you succeed in this course. Occasionally questions or problems may arise. Here is how to contact us when they do:
E-mail for Olga Nosova: onosova@nvcc.edu

E-mail for Kimberly Southern: ksouthern@nvcc.edu
Telephone : 703-323-2000 x: 27240

Email for Lilian Wilson: lwilson@nvcc.edu

Email for Samantha Ogden: sogden@nvcc.edu


Beginning the Course


Last Updated: April 22, 2016