Sudent Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to do the following:
- Identify historical and contemporary examples of African American art and examples of Western art and architecture
- Articulate the significance of African American art in the Euro-American trajectory
- Summarize the impact of art traditions outside of Europe and America
- Recall the history and impact of museums
- Practice the methods of art historians
- Carry out duties of the curatorial profession and list the other roles in museums
- Effectively communicate about works of art and the importance of museums
- Employ technology that is relevant to art history and museology
- Analyze the history and future of diversity in art history and museums
- Utilize museums, archives, libraries and primary sources to complete oral and written assignments
Critical viewing, thinking, reading, and writing skills will be developed along with competence in public-speaking and the use of technology and social media. In doing so, students will articulate the overlooked and underestimated value of art history and curatorial work in a competitive job market.
Ideally, students will continue their studies and enroll at one of the institutions in the Atlanta University Center or otherwise position themselves as ambassadors for liberal arts colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and art history and curatorial studies within the museum setting.