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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Art Orientation

This basic art appreciation course introduces world art forms, techniques, traditions, and aesthetics. It emphasizes both western and world art in historical and cultural contexts. Students examine visual artworks related to mortality and immortality, sustenance and survival, sexuality and gender, power and politics, and race and class. Students are required to visit a local public artwork or museum/gallery.

Subject: ART
Course Number: 157
Section Number: 1691
Units: 3

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Instructor notes: This fully online course will expose students to the world of art materials/processes and art history scanning over 2000 years. We will be using the text: Living With Art, by Mark Getlein, 9th or 10th edition, as well as many videos & films to frame our discussions. We will navigate the course with weekly assignments organized into Weekly Folders that incorporate pdf documents, slide presentations, textbook reading/videos, exams & discussion topics. In the beginning of the semester, the class will broken up into 4 small groups for discussion boards that will then only contribute to their groups. There is a required assignment/discussion on the first Wednesday of the semester, 1/15, to establish "attendance". Please email me if you have any questions:

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