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ART 112-60458 - Art of Americas/Africa/Oceania - Carolyn Robertson

Course:Art of Americas/Africa/Oceania
Professor:Carolyn Robertson
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Art 112, Art of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania is an introductory art history course. It presents works of art in both geographical and chronological sequence. We will begin our exploration with the cultures of West and Central Africa, after which we will cover Oceania, Mesoamerica and indigenous North American cultures. 

The course is intended to help students develop an appreciation of artistic forms of these cultures, and learn to analyze and appreciate works of philosophical, historical, literary, aesthetic, and cultural importance.

Course Description

This course is a survey of the visual art and culture within select regions of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. 


What to Expect in this Course

We will utilize various learning formats in this class, Canvas and Zoom in particular. You will view high-resolution images and videos online. Therefore, in order to be successful in this class you should be able to navigate the internet successfully as well as being able to download  (and work with) images and files.  

Content will be accessed through weekly lectures, readings, and videos.

  • Class begins on Monday, February 7 @ 12:01am
  • This class is held entirely online and will not meet face-to-face at any point
  • We will use various remote platforms to conduct class: Canvas, Zoom, email, etc.
  • If you need a laptop contact the Admissions & Records Department who have a limited supply for student check-out
  • Check with your internet provider to see if they are giving discounts for educational use at home of internet-based learning


Types of Assessments

Students will be assessed through the following: quizzes, discussions, written assignments, midterm and final exams.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Art History Portable Edition Book 5: A View of the World: Asian, African, and Oceanic Art and Art of the Americas, 4th Edition

by Marilyn Stokstad

ISBN-13: 978-0205790951
ISBN-10: 020579095X

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:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • 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

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

College of the Canyons cares about your emotional and physical health. Learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including free counseling and mental health services available during this time by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center website or by calling them at: 661-362-3259.

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Veterans Resource Center

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Last updated: 01/20/2022 Sub#: 452