This art course consists of four main art disciplines: history, production, criticism, and aesthetics. Each discipline is distinctly different, allowing students to gain a comprehensive art foundation. This course chronologically covers movements beginning with prehistoric art and ending with baroque art. With each movement, students are given a historical context as well as an opportunity to learn and develop various art skills. Art Foundations, Part 1, also teaches students how to formally judge art and answer questions concerning the nature of art. This is the first course in a two-part art series (ART 041 and ART 043); however, either course may be taken independently of the other.