art department

ART 101-102 History and Appreciation I-II (3 credits each)

Course Description

Presents the history and interpretation of architecture, sculpture, and painting. Begins with prehistoric art and follows the development of western civilization to the present. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Course Syllabus

Art 101 Syllabus & Art 102 Syllabus

Required Text

Art History, Volume 1 and 2 (4th Edition) by Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren

Recommended Text

*Strickland, Carol. The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from
Prehistoric to Post-Modern, 2nd ed. Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, 2007.

Video Shozo Shimomoto’s explosive paintings

Explosion paintings by Katie Jennelle and Cassie Slaughter

Great Artwork

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ART 250 History of Graphic Design
(3 credits)

Course Description

Surveys the development of graphic design and illustration with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Analyzes the work of outstanding designers and illustrators. Lecture 3 hours per week.

Course Syllabus

ART 250 History of Graphic Design


History Book I

History Book II

Graphic Design

About Your Instructor

tammy Parks


Associate Professor of Art

B.A. Art, Emory and Henry College, Emory, Virginia
M.A.T. Spanish, University of Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
M.F.A. Public Art, Goddard College, Goddard, Vermont
Currently pursuing PhD at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, Portland, Maine

Office: Godbey 96
Phone: (540) 674-3600 ext. 4468