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FIN-100 Introduction to Art History and VisualPLA

3 hours lecture, 3 credits

This course is an introduction to the history of art that serves both as a chronology and as a primer to developing the visual and verbal skills that are essential to communicating effectively about visual culture. In conjunction with Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture II / FIN 101, this course explores various methodologies employed in understanding the social, political and historical context in which art making takes place. Course material covers the time period between the cave paintings of prehistory to the 14th century.


  • C in one of English Studies 12, Provincial English 12, English First Peoples 12, ENG 060, ENG 096, or ENG 098; or C+ in ESL 092 and ESL 095; or English Assessment. Students with less than C in English 12 (or equivalent) may be admitted with the approval of the Instructor/Department Chair.

For more information on delivery methods for Fine Art courses for the 2020-2021 academic year, read the message from NIC's Fine Art Faculty.

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