Welcome to Art Appreciation class at UNT Dallas.


Be sure to bookmark this page and also visit the new Blackboard Learn page https://learn.unt.edu/ to access the online portion of this class. Blackboard Learn contains all the assignment links, online quizzes, syllabus and your gradebook. The grade book allows you to keep track of your progress in the class.

Course Description

ART1300D (ARTS 1301). Art Appreciation For Non–Art Majors. 3 hours. Introduction to basic concepts and vocabularies of the visual arts worldwide, designed to expand aesthetic growth and involvement with the visual world. For non-art majors only. Satisfies the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

Course Goal

The goal of this course is to expand the student’s aesthetic growth and involvement with the visual world.

Learning Objectives

During and by the end of this course, you, the student will:


have explored the arts


made connections between different areas of knowledge and different ways of knowing.


be able to locate, evaluate and organize information including the use of information technologies.


think critically and creatively, learning to apply different systems of analysis.


engage with a variety of others in thoughtful and well-crafted communication.


broaden and refine their thinking as a part of the give and take of ideas, seeking to better understand other’s perspectives as well as their own.


be able to express ways that exposure to different ideas, perspectives, cultures and viewpoints have enriched their thinking.


The UNT Dallas graduate will be able to articulate the values that undergird their lives, the UNT Dallas community and the larger society.


artforms cover

The above image shows the book we will be using for Art Appreciation.

Online book stores have a very good price for used copies that include extra online resources.

I have placed a copy on reserve in the library for you to use if you do not want to purchase the book. It can be checked out for up to 2 hours at a time and is available for use whenever the UNTD Library is open.