Fine Arts

This component of general education is designed to provide knowledge about special terminologies and concepts integral to the understanding of the arts. Closely connected is guidance and practice in the emotional and sensory skills necessary to appreciate the arts.  Although practice can be incorporated into course study, the practice of an art should not take precedence over an intellectual analysis of the art form. Outcomes of studying and experiencing representative works of art include:

  • acquire knowledge necessary to be able to analyze art 
  • develop sensitivity necessary to respond to the most profound expressions of the human spirit
  • experience carefully selected representative works, with emphasis on how they function as art
  • incorporate the historical and artistic contexts that gave rise to representative works