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Art Anatomy
Course: ART118

First Term: 1994 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   6 Period(s)   5.1 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Artistic study of the concept of anatomical unity. Principle skeletal and muscular structures affecting surface form of the human figure. Includes drawing project, portfolio, and tests

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Define terminology related to anatomical positions or joint motion. (I)
2. Identify skeletal structures by name and sequence. (II)
3. Identify muscles by group, individual name, function, origin, and insertion. (III)
4. Construct drawings of bone and muscle for any section of the human form. (II, III, IV)
5. Draw a human figure in various positions with marking (drawing) references to the layered and surfaced anatomy. (II, III, IV, V)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Anatomical of Terminology
   A. Terms referring to the skeleton
   B. Classifications of joints
   C. Terms referring to anatomical position
   D. Joint motion terminology
II. Skeleton-Regional Classifications of Bones
   A. Axial skeleton
      1. Head
   A. Cranium
   B. Face wedge
   C. Throat: hyoid bone
      2. Trunk
   A. Spine: column, sacrum, coccyx
   B. Thorax: ribs, sternum, manubrium
   C. Pelvis
   B. Appendicular skeleton (paired)
      1. Upper extremity
   A. Shoulder girdle: clavicle, scapula
   B. Upper arm: humerus
   C. Forearm: radius, ulna
   D. Hand and wrist: carpus, metacarpus, digits
      2. Lower extremity
   A. Thigh: femur
   B. Knee: condyles and patella
   C. Lower leg: tibia, fibula
   D. Foot: tarsus, metatarsus, digits
III. Muscles
   A. Terms referring to Muscle
   B. Head and neck
      1. Cranial
   A. Epicranius: frontalis, occipitalis
   B. Temporalis (paired)
   C. Corrugator (paired)
      2. Facial
   A. Eyes
   B. Nose
   C. Mouth
   D. Cheek and fossa
   E. Chin
   F. Jaw
      3. Neck
   A. Canopy of the jaw
   B. Anterior triangle: muscles of the throat
   C. Cords of the neck: sternomastoideus
   D. Posterior triangle: scalenus muscles
   E. Posterior neck: (deep and superficial muscles of the neck)
   C. Torso: construction, origin, insertion, design
      1. Superior torso: posterior and anterior shoulder girdle
   A. Rib or spine to shoulder girdle
   B. Rib or spine to arm
   C. Shoulder girdle to arm
      2. Inferior torso: anterior, posterior, and lateral
   A. Abdominal: rectus abdominus (paired)
   B. Lumbar: sacrospinalis and divisions
   C. Flank: oblique external, internal, transversus
   D. Hip: gluteus maximus, medius, and tensor fascia latae
   D. Upper arm, coracobrachialis, deltoid
      1. Coracobrachialis, deltoid
      2. Flexors: biceps, brachialis
      3. Extensors: triceps, anconeus
      4. Deltoid
      5. Arm pit
   E. Forearm and hand
      1. Forearm
   A. Extensors
   B. Flexors
   C. Pronators
   D. Supinators
      2. Hand
   A. Thenar mass of the thumb
   B. Hypothenar of the palm of the hand
   C. Interosseus and lumbricles
   F. Hip and thigh
      1. Hip: action on the thigh
   A. Extensors
   B. Flexors
   C. Abductors
   D. Adductors
      2. Thigh
a. Extensors: quadriceps and sartorius
   B. Flexors: hamstrings
   C. Adductors, pectinius and gracilus
   G. Lower leg and foot
      1. Lower leg
   A. Flexors of the foot: extensors of the toes
   B. Extensors of the foot: flexors of the toes
      2. Foot
   A. Dorsal extensors of the toes
   B. Plantar: flexors of the toes, interosseus
IV. Surface Anatomy
   A. Facial features: structures and characteristics
      1. Eye
      2. Ear
      3. Nose
      4. Lips
      5. Hair
   B. Body features: structures and characteristics
      1. Skin
      2. Breasts and nipples
      3. Female fat and obesity in both sexes
      4. Naval
V. Drawings
A. Skeletal drawings in the model
   B. Muscle drawings in the model
   C. Facial features, hair and body features
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  4/26/1994

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