Course Abstract Details

FPA-101, Introduction to the Arts

Credits: 3

This is a General Education Course

Course Description

FPA-101, Introduction to the Arts, introduces students to the areas of visual arts, dance, music, and theater through an exploration of representative works. This experience will enhance self-expression and a better understanding of the human experience. This course meets the integrated arts requirement of the Maryland State approved Associate of Arts in Teaching degree. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. GENERAL EDUCATION Offered Spring and Fall terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information


1. critique various types of arts using knowledge gained throughout the semester (GE 1, GE 2, GE 5, GE 6, PG 1, PG 2, PG 4) 

2. categorize works based on medium (GE 6, PG 3) 

3. categorize works based on chronology (GE 3, GE 6, PG 1) 

4. compare/contrast different types of art within a time period (GE 1, GE 2, , GE 6, PG 1, PG 2, PG 3, PG 5) 

5. compare/contrast different historical time periods based on art (GE 1, GE 2, GE 6, PG 1, PG 2, PG 3, PG 5) 

6. understand the relationship of politics and art (GE 2, GE 6, PG 1, PG 2) 

7. understand the relationship of philosophy and art (GE 2, GE 6, PG 1, PG 2) 

8. realize the importance of art in a society (GE 2, GE 6, PG 1, PG 2, PG 3)

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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