The American Artist. This course utilizes art historical methodologies as tools for critical inquiry and scholarly research on one American artist (selected as per this seminar’s scheduling every four years). Apart from a firm biographical and art historical grasp of the specific American artist under investigation, the goal of this course is to develop visual literacy of American art through seeing and writing. An emphasis will be placed on improving various forms of written art discourse (i.e., descriptive, expository, interpretative, etc. One course.