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European art may be studied as online class

European art may be studied as online class

The Messenger 02.14.08

Art lovers will have the opportunity to take “Enjoying European Art” as an online class to be offered by the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Continuing Education.
The art and architecture of Europe offers an overwhelming array of choices sure to exhaust even the most dedicated art lover. People who are planning a trip to Europe or just want a better understanding of European art will find this course is an introduction to the most important works of European art on a personal and familiar level.
Participants will learn where to find the works, how to get the most out of the viewing experience and will receive a wealth of commentary and historical information based on the instructor’s knowledge of art and culture and extensive travel experiences.
Requirements include Internet access, e-mail, Internet Explorer, Netscape or Firefox Web browser. The fee is $95.
A new section of this course starts monthly (Feb. 20, March 19, April 16, and May 21). Two lessons are released each week for the six-week duration of the course. Participants will have access to all the released lessons until the course ends and do not have to be present when lessons are released. An interactive discussion area accompanies each lesson and automatically closes two weeks after the lesson is released.
The final exam is released the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, participants have two weeks to complete all course work, including the final exam. A 10-day extension is available.
The course will be facilitated by Diane Scott, art historian and world traveler. She has more than 15 years of teaching experience, both in the classroom and on television. She earned degrees from the University of California in art history and art studio, the practice of art. Her master’s degree is in the field of art history. In 1997, she received a full grant from the Great Teachers Program, as well as funding from the International Studies Program at Sacramento City College, to pursue her interests in transdisciplinary approaches to global art.
Besides European art, she enjoys the arts of non-western cultures, such as the Maya. She is a certified instructor with the Cuyamungue Institute in New Mexico, an anthropological research and teaching institution. She is also a writer and editor.
To register, visit the Online Instruction Center at www.utm.edu/departments/ecce/onlinecourses.php. Select Education To Go.

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