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Art History I Annotated


Art History I – ARTS 1111

Annotated Bibliography: Information Competency

The objective of this assignment is to encourage the development of information literacy in students taking art history and art appreciation courses.   Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.*

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. The student will determine the nature and extent of information needed.*
  2. The student will access the needed information effectively and efficiently.*
  3. The student will evaluate information and its sources critically.*
  4. The student will demonstrate his/her information competency through writing or other modes of communication.


Students will use one of the following research questions (SLO 1) to produce an annotated bibliography (SLO 4). 

  • The bibliography will consist of a list three to five sources (books, articles, and documents), with each citation followed by a brief paragraph (four to six sentences) that summarizes and evaluates the source (SLO 2, 3).
  • Sources must be presented in MLA style and be scholarly in content (SLO 3, 4). 
  • Bibliographies will be graded using the attached rubric.

Research Questions

  1. In what ways did the effect of the Black Death manifest themselves in the imagery of the 14th and 15th centuries?
  2. In what ways did the philosophy of Stoicism affect the artworks of Classical-period Greece?  Did Hellenistic art move away from this tradition?
  3. How did the development of oil painting affect the imagery of Renaissance Europe?