Art Appreciation Syllabus


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Art Appreciation Syllabus

  1. 1. ART APPRECIATION<br /> PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE <br />Palm Beach Gardens- Eissey Campus<br />Professor Jacques de Beaufort<br />Course number: ARH 1000 <br />Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 48<br />Transferability: Conditional. Requires a C or better for transfer for AA degree credit.<br />Prerequisites: Students must satisfy College Prep Reading and College Prep English requirements through course completion or appropriate placement test scores.<br />Gordon Rule: YES. Professor requires a minimum of 2000 words to be written through assignments and research. Students are expected to write at the college level using MLA format for research.<br />This course meets the needs of the General Education program in the Humanities. <br />FULL COURSE OUTLINE<br />To Link directly to this course outline please click on the following: <br /><br />Required Text: Frank, Patrick. Prebles' ARTFORMS <br />9th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN 10:0-13-514133<br /><br />PROFESSOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION<br />Jacques de Beaufort<br />Office hours: By appointment, see schedule on AA 107<br />Email:<br />Phone: 561-207-5374<br />Fax: 561-207-500<br />Class website:<br /><br />DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION<br />Dr. Robert Gingras<br />Palm Beach State College-Eissey Campus<br />3160 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL  33410<br />ph: 561.207.5420 , fax:  561.207.5009<br />email address:<br />COURSE DESCRIPTION<br />A global survey and comparative exploration of art, architecture, and design from the historical origins of civilization to contemporary manifestations of art practice. Emphasis will be placed on the artist’s role in society and how social factors give rise to various art forms. Students will evaluate and examine contextual and cultural factors and their influence on the patronage and production of formal and stylistic visual languages that arises out of a specific time, place, and culture. Art appreciation requires the acquisition of a critical and formal language in which students come to identify, describe, analyze and compare the visual characteristics of various works using the correct art historical terminology and vocabulary. Art appreciation cultivates a deeper and more expansive awareness of Art, images, and the vast cultural histories we have inherited. <br />STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES<br />Identify the purposes and functions of art in human society and arrive at a coherent definition of what is meant by "art" as a cultural endeavor.<br />2.Define basic art terms and processes, develop a knowledge of and an ability to recognize design principles and elements in selected works of art.<br />3.Identify by artist, title, or style, major selected art works from various historical and global contexts in a variety of media.<br />4.Understand the highlights of the biographies of a variety of artists as they relate to the meaning of their works.<br />5.Recognize major periods of world art history.<br />6.Describe the techniques used in a variety of art media.<br />7.Develop a formal analysis of a work of art.<br />8.Evaluate the relationship of form to content and context.<br />9.Understand and identify the symbols used in iconographic art works.<br />10. Demonstrate an understanding of art criticism including the description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of a given work.<br />11. Develop a deeper understanding of the culture that we are currently immersed in, and the ability to think critically with regards to the images and visual forms that engage us.<br />METHODS OF INSTRUCTION<br />1. Lectures.<br />2. Slide, film, and video presentation.<br />3. Class discussions.<br />4. Written assignments (individual and group)<br />6. Guest lectures and field trips.<br />METHODS OF EVALUATION (your grade will be based on the following):<br />Multiple Choice Tests Consist of 25 questions graded on a scan-tron that you will need to purchase. Usually 25 multiple choice questions, including 5 true/false, and 5 period-identification.<br />Slide Identification I will chose up to 15-20 works for you to memorize (artists last name and title of work) but will only ask you to identify 10 for each section test. Half credit is given for partial answers. Spelling mistakes are my discretion. It is wise to create flash cards for success with identification tests.<br />Written assignments will be handed in on both an individual and group basis. For these essay questions, pay special attention to the questions asked, and answer completely, thoroughly, and with clarity using specific examples as frequently as possible. Please refrain from vague generalities, opinions, or statements that lack supporting evidence. A directed individual paper will be assigned in association with a trip to a museum, this assignment will require research and supporting documentation on the students part.<br />Written assignments should demonstrate an effective understanding of 2 basic forms of analysis/criticism:<br /> (1)Formal: analyze/understand given works of art with respect to its formal qualities: composition, medium, materials, technique, color, line, mood, style, etc.<br />(2)Sociocultural: analyze/understand the historical, religious, economic, philosophical, social determinants that affect and dictate the meaning of each art work.<br />Museum Visit/ Art Criticism Assignment You will be required to visit a nearby museum with the class and select a specific painting or sculpture that you found interesting. Write an essay/critique containing a description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of the piece you have chosen. You must attach proof of visit to receive credit (ticket stub, etc.)<br />Group Assignments Are opportunities for discussion and interaction as you and fellow classmates analyze iconographic elements of specific work. The group will hand in one collective response that a member of your team will type up. E-mail communication is necessary for successful completion of group projects.<br />Individual Assignments Will be described as they are given. You should treat these assignments with the same importance as any work that you do and do not neglect to complete.<br /> GRADING PROCEDURES:<br />Late Work Policy:<br />Work handed in a 1-6 days late -10%. (including e-mails the day of).Work handed in 7-13 days late -15%.Work handed in 14-20 days late -30%.Work handed in 21-27 days late -45%<br />PLEASE COMPLETE ALL GIVEN ASSIGNMENTS<br />Failure to complete an assignment will result in a 0 grade being given, which is far worse than an F. It is much better to hand in projects late than to not hand them in at all.<br /> <br />NO MAKEUP TESTS WITHOUT VALID, VERIFIED EXCUSE<br />Only one make-up exam will be given and must be taken within one week.<br />Most assignments are worth 100 points.<br />TEST 1a (Chapter 1,2) multiple choice100 points<br />TEST 1b (Chapter 1,2 ) slide identification100 points<br />TEST 2a (Chapter 3-5) multiple choice100 points<br />TEST 2b (Chapter 3-5) slide identification 100 points<br />TEST 3a (Chapters TBA) multiple choice100 points<br />TEST 3b (Chapters TBA) slide identification100 points<br />TEST 4a (Chapters TBA) multiple choice100 points<br />TEST 4b (Chapters TBA) slide identification100 points<br />Museum Visit Writing Assignment (200 points)<br />Group Assignment 1 100 points<br />Group Assignment 2 100 points<br />Group Assignment 3 100 points<br />Individual Assignment 1 100 points<br />Individual Assignment 2 100 points<br />Individual Assignment 3 100 points<br />TOTAL: 1600 points<br />To determine your final grade, I add all the points you have earned and then divide this number by the total number of points possible (1600). <br /> <br />NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OUR FINAL CLASS MEETING, NO EXCEPTIONS!<br />GRADING SCALE<br />A=90-100 B=80-89 C=70-79 D=60-69 F=below 59<br />CLASS POLICIES:<br />ATTENDANCE:<br />Attendance will be taken in each and every class.<br />Absences are usually detrimental to a student’s grade. <br />“Incomplete” grades are assigned only in cases where severe illness or emergency has prevented the student’s being present at the final examination.<br />Late arrivals or early departures count as 1/3 of an absence.<br />Excused absences due to extenuating circumstances or family emergencies must be verified. An e-mail the day of/before your absence explaining your circumstances is usually sufficient.<br />More than 3 unexcused absences will result in a failing (F) grade.<br />Family and personal vacations DO NOT COUNT AS EXCUSED ABSENCES. I will NOT administer make-up tests for these absences. <br />STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE COURSE.<br />CLASSROOM CONDUCT: <br />1.Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted in any of the classrooms.<br />2.Cell-phones, laptops, electronic devices, must be turned off during class time NO TEXTING !!!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!<br />Although websites such as Wikipedia are often helpful tools for research, studies have shown that multi-tasking results in lower overall performance and retention. Please take handwritten notes and then conduct supplemental research outside of class.<br />3.If student is caught disrupting the class, talking, sleeping or text messaging during a lecture, he/she may be asked to leave for the rest of the class period and/or sent to the department chair.<br />Class Contacts:<br />It is strongly encouraged to get at least three classmates’ phone numbers/ e-mail. If you miss a lecture and/or class schedule changes occur, you can call your a classmate and obtain any missed information. I teach several classes and cannot personally respond to ALL inquiries as quickly as I would like.<br />Email Policy: Students may contact/receive class information through their Palm Beach State e-mail account.<br />Field Trips<br />I have scheduled at least one field trip for this semester. You must sign the liability/release form to attend with the class. If you absolutely cannot find transportation to the site, you may attend an art exhibit or cultural event closer to you and retain proof of your visit. Additionally, you must complete the assignment for the trip, but adapt the questions to the exhibit you have attended.<br />Professor’s Expectations: <br />Respect towards your classmates and instructor is expected and essential for keeping a positive and friendly environment throughout the course. It is important that you demonstrate a willingness to learn and consider ideas and concepts that may be unfamiliar to you. Expression of genuine enthusiasm and curiosity is the most direct path to an excellent grade. Learning and the acquisition of knowledge and skills are an important part of personal and professional development, which is the ultimate goal of our time here.<br />Unique Requirements of the Class:<br />Students must have access to a digital camera and printer. If this will be a problem please see me. Internet access is strongly advised. Remember that the library is there for this purpose.<br />COURSE SCHEDULE<br />TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:<br />Week 1-2<br />Chapter 1: The Nature of Art<br />What is Art?<br />The Need to Be Creative<br />Purposes and Functions of Art<br />Week 3-4<br />Chapter 2: Awareness, Creativity, and Communication<br />Visual Thinking<br />Perception and Awareness<br />Looking and Seeing<br />Aesthetics, Art, and Beauty<br />Art and Experience<br />Creativity<br />Untrained Folk Artists<br />Form and Content<br />Iconography<br />Week 5-6<br />Chapter 3: The Visual Elements<br />Line<br />Shape<br />Light<br />Value<br />Texture<br />Color<br />Space<br />Time and Motion<br />Week 7-8<br />Chapter 4: Principles of Design<br />Unity and variety<br />Emphasis and focal point<br />Balance<br />Proportion<br />Week 9<br />Chapter 5: Evaluating Art<br />Evaluation<br />Art Criticism<br />Week 10: Media and Technique<br />(chapters 6-13)<br />Drawing<br />Painting<br />Printmaking<br />Camera and Digital Arts<br />Sculpture<br />Architecture<br />Week 11-16<br />.PART TWO: ARTS IN TIME:<br />(chapters 14-22)<br />Prehistoric<br />Egyptian<br />Greek<br />Roman<br />Medieval<br />Renaissance<br />Baroque, Rococo<br />Nineteenth Century<br />Twentieth Century<br />Art Since 1945<br />PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE<br />Academic Dishonesty *<br />Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Any student who commits academic dishonesty will receive a grade of zero for the assignment or test. A second instance of cheating will culminate in a student being given an F or failure for the class. Instructors may also pursue disciplinary action in accordance with the Student Handbook. Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with respect to the student’s academic performance: <br />cheating on an exam,<br />collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,<br />submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,<br />knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other than the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed<br />Academic dishonesty includes the following actions, as well as other similar conduct aimed at making false representation with respect to the student’s academic performance: <br />cheating on an exam,<br />collaborating with others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course,<br />submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,<br />knowingly and intentionally assisting another student in any of the above actions, including assistance in an arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by a <br />person other that the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed,<br />plagiarism.<br />Please refer to the Palm Beach Community College Student Handbook for further information.<br />CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE AND STUDENT BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES<br />The purpose of this information is to assist students in understanding proper classroom behavior. The classroom should be a learning centered environment in which faculty and students are unhindered by disruptive behavior. You are a college student and are expected to act in a mature manner. Unfortunately, we are finding students who seem to be disrespectful of the learning process and their fellow students. Faculty have the authority to manage their classroom to ensure an environment conducive to learning. Florida Statute Title XLVIII, Chapter 1006.61 and PBCC Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.35 state:<br />Any person who shall accept the privilege (emphasis added) extended by Florida laws of attendance or employment at any state college, state junior college or state university shall by so attending or working at such institution, be deemed to have given consent to the policies of the institution, the Board of Regents and the laws of this state. Such policies shall include prohibition against disruptive activities at state institutions of higher learning.<br /> Take responsibility for your education - There is a common myth among students that because they pay tuition they deserve to receive credit for the class. This is not true. In fact, students pay approximately 30 percent of the cost of their education; taxpayers pay the rest. Instructors are here to create a learning environment. Whether you learn depends on your willingness to listen, ask appropriate questions, and do the work necessary to pass the course. If your academic preparation from high school is weak or if you have been out of school for a period of time, you may have to work harder and seek more help in order to succeed.<br /> Attend every class - You will find that students who attend every class, listen to the instructor and take good notes will be more likely to pass (with a higher grade). If you have an emergency or illness, contact your instructor ahead of time to let her/him know that you will be absent. A local study showed that students who missed the first class meeting were more likely later to withdraw or fail. Important note: if you miss a class it is your responsibility to meet with the instructor, outside of regular class time, to determine a plan to make up the missed work.<br />Get to class on time and do not leave class early – Students who enter class late or leave class early distract their classmates and the instructor. This is seen as disruption and cannot be tolerated.<br /> Do not have private conversations - The noise is distracting and disruptive to other students.<br /> Turn all cellular phones off - It is very distracting to hear someone’s cellular phone go off in class.<br /> Do not dominate other students’ opportunity to learn by asking too many questions - It’s good to ask questions and make comments, but if you dominate the class time with too many questions and/or comments, the instructor and other students cannot participate in class discussions. When asking questions and making comments, keep them related to the discussion at hand.<br /> Respect your instructor - Openly challenging the instructor’s knowledge or authority in the classroom is not proper. If you take issue with the instructor’s information or instructional methods, make sure that your comments are made with respect and without confrontation or antagonism. You may want to discuss your issues with her/him privately.<br /> Instructors’ classroom policies, procedures and teaching styles vary - Some instructors enforce attendance policies vigorously; other instructors are more lenient about attendance. Assignments and classroom activities are at the prerogative of the instructor. Instructors have the freedom and authority to set the guidelines and policies for their individual classroom (within the overall policies of the college). Faculty have the right to remove disruptive students from their class.<br /> Your classmates deserve your respect and support - Others may have different ideas and opinions from yours, they may ask questions you perceive to be “stupid,” but they deserve the same level of respect from you as you wish from them.<br /> Come to class prepared - Students who forget common classroom supplies such as a pencil, paper, books, test materials, etc. usually waste class time. Students who have not completed their assigned homework many times ask questions that could have been answered through their assignments.<br /> Turn in your work on time - It is important to plan ahead. Students who wait until the last minute to do their work usually make lower grades and are more likely to miss deadlines. Study and do your assignments every day. If a problem occurs at the last minute such as a computer malfunction, you will still be prepared.<br /> Do not bring children to class - Children in classrooms are distracting to the instructor, other students, and you. You need to plan ahead for child care.<br /> When having academic difficulty seek assistance - Your instructors are willing to assist you however, there are other ways to get help. The Student Learning Center (SLC) has tutorial assistance available for many courses, student services can assist with course scheduling and career development and specific courses, such as SLS1501 Strategies for College Success, are offered to help you succeed.<br />If you have questions or need assistance, please make an appointment to see your academic advisor or call 207-5340. She/he is willing to assist you so you can succeed. <br />Computer Competency Statement:<br />Each student will, to the satisfaction of the professor, demonstrate a fundamental understanding of basic computer operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments. 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