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Art History and Humanities

At St. Louis Community College at Meramec, we believe in a strong foundation in art history and the humanitites. Art appreciation courses are intended to stimulate the student's emotional and intellectual awareness of an artistic heritage and to acquaint the individual with the work of the great masters of the art world, both past and present.

Our Art History courses are designed as a sequencial survey of art. Art History I introduces the student to the study of art history, and covers creative work from the prehistoric to the middle ages.

Art History II continues the journey, and surveys styles, media and forms of the art produced from the medieval period to modern art.

In the History of Modern Art (ART:103), the student will gain an in-depth understanding of contemporary art, beginning with the late 19th century and proceeding through the work of modern artists. Recurrent themes are examined from the periods of Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop and New Realism.