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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Course: ART113

First Term: 2011 Spring
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Course Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Investigation seeking visual solutions to a variety of problems concerning color in two and three dimensions and modes of color appearances, including light and effects in design and theory of design.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Visually distinguish between hue, value, and chroma. (I, II)
2. Describe color in terms of light and the human visual system. (II)
3. Trace the historical development of major color systems. (III)
4. Select specific hues to illustrate color principles. (IV)
5. Describe the psychological aspects and applications of color. (V)
6. Identify and describe uses of color in the fine arts. (VI)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. What is Color?
   A. Achromatic
   B. Chromatic
II. The Human Visual System
   A. Electromagnetic spectrum
   B. Structure of the human eye
III. History of Major Color Systems
   A. Pre-1900
   B. Post-1900
IV. Color Mixing
   A. Simultaneous contrast
   B. After-images
   C. Pigment
   D. Light
V. The Psychology of Color
   A. Commercial uses of color
   B. Color standardization
   C. Color in technology
   D. Color in the environment
VI. Color in the Fine Arts
   A. Pre-1900
   B. Post-1900
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  12/14/2010

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