This text provides active learning tools to support the needs of college students, especially those who have little previous exposure to art history. These tools include a carefully designed art program, a strong narrative that unifies Western art, and pedagogy designed to foster critical thinking and visual analysis. [From Intro] From CCAC Art Faculty: "The value of a text is that it allows high-quality images to be connected to the written content seamlessly. I was able to divide the text into chapters using Adobe Acrobat and then add the chapters to the Blackboard documents. The text was a good fit for both ART103 and ART104."
Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. This textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses. Combining the best elements of both a traditional textbook and a reader, it introduces such issues in art as its meaning and purpose; its meaning and purpose; its structure, material, and form; and its diverse effects on our lives. Its digital nature allows students to follow links to applicable sources and videos, expanding the students' educational experiences beyond the textbook. Used in ART 106.
Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. Used in ART 103 & ART 104.