Online Fine Arts Courses

  • ART 172 Art Appreciation (2 credits)
    Course Description

    This class is a basic historical survey of the visual arts from the western world. We will discover the aesthetic value of visual art forms, how art is a part of our daily life, study the great masters and art periods of the past, discover how the arts affect and are affected by our culture, and expand your appreciation and understanding of the arts as a whole. Overall, I would hope that in the end, you are inspired to further study in this area and to further appreciate the arts as an integral part of a fuller life. 

    Learning Results

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify major periods, artists, mediums, and subjects in art.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of visual art and its importance in relationship to the history of the Western World.
    • Reveal an awareness of artists’ techniques and styles, motifs, and perspectives.
    • Identify the social, religious, political, and economic conditions affecting art works, aesthetics, and movements.
    • Summarize the traditions of Western art as it has evolved from its origins in ancient Greece to the present.
    • Identify the importance of art in relationship to Christianity and develop a Christian worldview for evaluating works of art based upon specific criteria.

    Textbooks
    Learning Documentation

    This course consists of 5 concept maps, 5 sets of discussion questions, an art/aesthetics paper, a museum report, 5 quizzes, and 1 final essay and project.

    Learning Evaluation

    Each assignment ranges in value from 20 to 100 points with the exception of the museum project and essay which are 150 and 250 points respectively, for a total of 1,000 points possible.

    Faculty
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    Roberta Hayes

    MS, Indiana University, 2006
    MS, Indiana University, 2003
    BS, Indiana University, 2001

  • ART 172 Art Appreciation (3 credits)
    Course Description

    This class is a basic historical survey of the visual arts from the western world. We will discover the aesthetic value of visual art forms, how art is a part of our daily life, study the great masters and art periods of the past, discover how the arts affect and are affected by our culture, and expand your appreciation and understanding of the arts as a whole. Overall, I would hope that in the end, you are inspired to further study in this area and to further appreciate the arts as an integral part of a fuller life.

    Learning Results

    Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

    • Identify major periods, artists, mediums, and subjects in art.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the basics of visual art and its importance in relationship to the history of the Western World.
    • Reveal an awareness of artists’ techniques and styles, motifs, and perspectives.
    • Identify the social, religious, political, and economic conditions affecting art works, aesthetics, and movements.
    • Describe art controversies and how they affect society.
    • Summarize the traditions of Western art as it has evolved from its origins in ancient Greece to the present.
    • Identify the importance of art in relationship to Christianity and develop a Christian worldview for evaluating works of art based upon specific criteria.

    Textbooks
    Learning Documentation

    This course consists of 5 concept maps, 5 sets of discussion questions, an art/aesthetics paper, an art controversy paper, a museum report, 5 quizzes, a final project, and a final essay.

    Learning Evaluation

    The assignments range from 20 to 100 points except the final essay which is 150 points, for a total of 1,000 points possible.

    Faculty
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    Roberta Hayes

    MS, Indiana University, 2006
    MS, Indiana University, 2003
    BS, Indiana University, 2001

  • MUS 149 Music Appreciation (2 credits)
    Course Description

    A major focus of this course is experiencing music. Written critiques on selected events are part of the course curriculum. Students will also learn about the elements of music, major instruments, time periods in music, composers, and identification of major compositions.

    Learning Results

    Objectives of the course are to:

    • Study the elements of music and learn a language for discussing musical works.
    • Become familiar with musical styles of various time periods in Western music.
    • Bring a Christian perspective to the history of music and understand Western music in a Christian theological context.
    • Experience Western music in both recorded and live formats and be able to speak/write intelligently about the experience.

    Textbooks

    The professor recommends purchasing the NEW e-text directly from Norton, and instructions for ordering the e-text will be found in the course.

    Learning Documentation

    There are 6 modules (with multiple Chapter quizzes and Listening Guide quizzes in each), 6 era quizzes, 1 test, and 2 concert reviews.

    Learning Evaluation

    Total points from quizzes, tests, and assignments will account for 75% of the grade; the two concert reviews will account for 25% of the grade.

    Faculty
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    Dr. Christopher Bade

    DMA, University of Illinois, 1994
    MM, University of Akron, 1982
    BME, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1980

  • MUS 149 Music Appreciation (3 credits)
    Course Description

    A major focus of this course is experiencing music. Written critiques on selected events are part of the course curriculum. Students will also learn about the elements of music, major instruments, time periods in music, composers, and identification of major compositions.

    Learning Results

    Objectives of the course:

    • To study the elements of music and learn a language for discussing musical works.
    • To become familiar with musical styles of various time periods in Western music.
    • To bring a Christian perspective to the history of music and understand Western music in a Christian theological context.
    • To experience Western music in both recorded and live formats and be able to speak/write intelligently about the experience.

    Textbooks

    The professor recommends purchasing the NEW e-text directly from Norton, and instructions for ordering the e-text will be found in the course.

    Learning Documentation

    There are 6 modules (with multiple Chapter quizzes and Listening Guide quizzes in each), 6 era quizzes, a “Create a Chapter” assignment, 1 test, and 3 concert reviews.

    Learning Evaluation

    Total points from quizzes, tests, and assignments will account for 75% of the grade; the three concert reviews will account for 25% of the grade.

    Faculty
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    Chris Bade

    DMA, University of Illinois, 1994
    MM, University of Akron, 1982
    BME, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1980