This Art Appreciation course will open your mind to observing, analyzing, criticizing, and acquiring knowledge about the visual arts and it's history. The operative term here is "open mind". Be ready to look and learn about a variety of art that you might find beautiful, provoking, ugly, or perplexing. The course does not teach you to "love" every piece of art work that has been produced. Remember, art is an independent, personal experience. Yet, art as creative and personal as it is, still has a somewhat complicated base.