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ART 100 - Landmarks of Art and Visual Culture - Molly Moody

Course:Landmarks of Art and Visual Culture
Professor:Molly Moody
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Dear Student:

Welcome to ART 100, an art appreciation course in which we will learn about notable works of art and visual culture. I look forward to working with each student during the upcoming semester! If you have any questions about the course, be sure to send an email. 


Course Description

The course material explores many artistic and cultural movements worldwide, spanning thousands of years of history. ART 100 will introduce various artworks, historical time periods, geographic locations, and visual arts terminology. This course will also provide you with the skills to analyze and interpret works of art.


What to Expect in this Course

  • You will have access to the Canvas course site the first day of the semester.
  • Course content will consist of readings, lectures, PowerPoint presentations, video clips, and online articles. 
  • We will spend a great deal of time analyzing and writing about great works of art. Each student will be expected to communicate information about an artwork based upon visual analysis. Such information may include the time and place a particular artwork was created, artist identification, use of materials and techniques, and the object's context. 
  • The student will be reading and writing about art, thus an ability to express individual opinions, interpretations, and/or critiques is essential for succeeding in this class.

Types of Assessments

Visual Analysis assignments, Unit Exams, Discussion Forums

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

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  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

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Last updated: 04/12/2022 Sub#: 270