Thompson Rivers University
TRU, Open Learning is the largest provider of online and distance education in British Columbia, Canada. Our programs and courses offer students flexibility and choice regarding how, when and where they learn. Enrolling in a course is only a click away.
The mandate of TRU, Open Learning is to provide excellence in service and high quality education in order to meet the open and distance learning needs of learners provincially, nationally and worldwide. Open educational resources (OERs) show much promise in helping to reduce costs and increase access to quality learning and credentials for learners.
By joining the OERu partnership as a founding anchor partner, we have gained a valuable opportunity to collaborate and engage with partner institutions around the world that share our interest in reducing barriers to higher education. Through this partnership, we are able to apply and grow our expertise in open and distance learning including offering continuous enrolment, flexible scheduling, minimal admission requirements, recognition and acceptance of credits earned at other national and international institutions through an established credit bank and recognition of knowledge and experience gained from past work experience through Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR).
Introduction to Art Appreciation and Techniques
This course introduces you to the basics of art appreciation: definitions and roles of the artist, visual thinking, artistic elements and principles of the visual language, and how art speaks.
Art and Our World
This course looks at architecture, how artists express and interpret our world, and how art helps us interpret mortality, the spirit and fantasy.