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Art History 1 syllabus

  1. 1. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Course Template Date - July 2013 1 General Class and Course Information Course Number: ARH2050 Course Title: ART HISTORY: Ancient to Renaissance Term/Dates: Fall 2016 08/23/2016 12/19/2016 Reference Number: 217008 CreditHours: 3 Clock Hours: 48 Days: M W Time: 11:00-12:15 PM Room: BB-00323 Course Description:This course isa studyof worksof art from AncienttoRenaissance includingpainting,sculpture and architecture. Professor’s Information Name: Jacquesde Beaufort Office Location: AA 107 Telephone:561-207-5374 Email: Faculty WebPage: Office Hours: tba Information on REQUIRED Textbooks: Title Edition Author Publisher ISBN GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE,VOLUME 1 15 FredS. Kleiner Cengage Learning 978-1-305-63394-0 Course Learning Outcomes:As a resultof taking this course, the student will be able to: 1.Studentswill be able todescribe,analyze,interpretandjudge aworkof art usingthe visual elementsanddesign principlesasafoundationof theirdiscussion. 2.Discussthe form or designof a workof art dependentinrelationshiptothe personalityof the artist,and the socio cultural environment/context. 3.Recognize examplesof eachof the majorart stylesastheyare presentedanddiscussed. 4.Identifymajorhistorical periodsinWesternart,andidentifythe styles,andmajorartists,fromthose periods 5.Name individualartistsandidentifyrepresentative worksof theirart 6.Be able todiscussand write aboutartistsand worksof art inan objective/critical mannerusinganappropriate vocabulary,developandapplyaestheticcriteriatodiscussionsof worksof art 7.Be able touse researchandcritical thinkingskillsinanalyzingandcomparingperiods,styles,artists,andworksof art. 8.Understandcultural andhistorical influencesthataffectartand make comparisonsbetweenartandother disciplines for each of the historical periods. Full Course Outline - Clickon the followinglink: Course Outlines andenterthe course number(nospace betweenthe prefix andthe number). Class Information COURSE DESCRIPTION
  2. 2. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 2 A comparative exploration of art, architecture, and design from the Paleolithic period to the European Gothic. Painting, sculpture and architecture from this time period will be studied critically with regards to the formal qualities of art, as well as the larger context of world events and philosophy. 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 History 1 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 History cultivates a deeper and more expansive awareness of Art, images, and the vast cultural histories we have inherited. Academic Dishonesty Policy and Penalty for Violation: Academicdishonestywill notbe tolerated.Anystudentwhocommitsacademicdishonestywill receiveagrade of zero for the assignmentortest.A secondinstance of cheatingwill culminate inastudentbeinggivenanFor failure forthe class.Instructorsmay alsopursue disciplinaryactioninaccordance withthe StudentHandbook.Academicdishonesty includesthe followingactions,aswell asothersimilarconductaimedatmakingfalse representationwithrespecttothe student’sacademicperformance: (1)cheatingonan exam, (2)collaboratingwith othersonworkto be presented,if contrarytothe statedrulesof the course, (3)submitting,if contrarytothe rulesof the course,workpreviouslysubmittedinanothercourse, knowinglyandintentionallyassistinganotherstudentinanyof the above actions,includingassistance inan arrangementwherebywork,classroomperformance,examination,orotheractivityissubmittedorperformedbya personotherthanthe studentunderwhose name the workissubmittedorperformed Academicdishonestyincludesthe followingactions,aswell asothersimilarconductaimedatmakingfalse representationwithrespecttothe student’sacademicperformance: (4)cheatingonan exam, (5)collaboratingwithothersonworkto be presented,if contrarytothe statedrulesof the course, (6)submitting,if contrarytothe rulesof the course,workpreviouslysubmittedinanothercourse, (7)knowinglyandintentionallyassistinganotherstudentinanyof the above actions,includingassistance inan arrangementwherebywork,classroomperformance,examination,orotheractivityissubmittedorperformedbya personotherthat the studentunderwhose name the workissubmittedorperformed, (8)plagiarism. Please refertothe PalmBeachCommunityCollege StudentHandbookforfurtherinformation. . Assignments, Tests, Quizzes and Final Exam Schedule, with percentage/points of grade: METHODS OF INSTRUCTION 1. Lectures. 2. Slide,film,andvideopresentation. 3. Classdiscussions. 4. Writtenassignments(individual andgroup) 6. Guest lecturesandfieldtrips. METHODS OF EVALUATION(your grade will be basedon the following):
  3. 3. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 3 Multiple Choice Tests Consistof 25 questionsgradedonascan-tronthat you will needtopurchase.Usually25 multiple choice questions,including5true/false,and5 period-identification. Slide IdentificationIwill chose upto 15-20 worksfor youto memorize (artistslastname andtitle of work) but will onlyaskyouto identify10foreach sectiontest.Half creditisgivenforpartial answers.Spellingmistakesare my discretion.Itiswise to create flashcardsfor successwithidentificationtests. Writtenassignmentswill be handedinonbothan individualandgroupbasis.Forthese essayquestions,pay special attentiontothe questionsasked,andanswercompletely,thoroughly,andwithclarityusingspecific examplesasfrequentlyaspossible.Please refrainfromvague generalities,opinions,orstatementsthatlack supportingevidence.A directedindividual paperwill be assignedinassociationwithatripto a museum,this assignmentwillrequireresearchandsupportingdocumentationonthe studentspart. Writtenassignmentsshoulddemonstrate aneffective understandingof 2basic formsof analysis/criticism: (1)Formal: analyze/understand givenworksof artwithrespecttoitsformal qualities: composition, medium,materials,technique,color,line,mood,style,etc. (2)Socio-cultural:analyze/understandthe historical,religious,economic,philosophical,social determinants that affectanddictate the meaningof each art work. MuseumVisit/ Art CriticismAssignmentYou will be requiredtovisitanearbymuseumwiththe classandselect a specificpaintingorsculpture thatyoufoundinteresting.Write anessay/critique containingadescription, analysis,interpretation,andevaluationof the piece youhave chosen.Youmustattach proof of visittoreceive credit(ticketstub,etc.) Group AssignmentsAre opportunitiesfordiscussionandinteractionasyouandfellow classmatesanalyze iconographicelementsof specificwork.The group will handinone collective responsethatamemberof your teamwill type up.E-mail communicationisnecessaryforsuccessful completionof groupprojects. Individual Assignments Will be describedastheyare given.Youshouldtreatthese assignmentswiththe same importance asany workthat you doand do not neglecttocomplete. GRADING PROCEDURES: Late Work Policy: Work handedina 1-6 dayslate -10%. Work handedin7-13 dayslate -20%. Work handedin14-20 days late -30%. Work handedin21-27 days late -40% DO NOT E-MAILME ANYASSIGNMENTS-JUSTSLIPA HARD COPYUNDER MY DOOR! NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OUR FINAL CLASS MEETING, NO EXCEPTIONS! PLEASE COMPLETE ALL GIVENASSIGNMENTSEVENIF THEY ARE LATE!
  4. 4. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 4 Failure tocomplete anassignmentwill resultina0 grade beinggiven,whichisfarworse thanan F. It ismuch betterto handinprojectslate than to nothand theminat all. NO MAKEUP TESTS WITHOUT VALID, VERIFIED EXCUSE Only one make-up exam will be given and must be taken within one week. Most assignmentsare worth 100 points. TEST 1a (ChaptersTBA) multiple choice100 points TEST 1b (ChaptersTBA ) slide identification100points TEST 2a (ChaptersTBA) multiple choice100 points TEST 2b (ChapterSTBA) slide identification 100 points TEST 3a (ChaptersTBA) multiple choice100 points TEST 3b (ChaptersTBA) slide identification100points TEST 4a (ChaptersTBA) multiple choice100 points TEST 4b (ChaptersTBA) slide identification100points Group Assignment1 100 points Group Assignment2 100 points Individual Assignment1 100 points Individual WritingAssignment2 100 points TOTAL: 1200 points Grading: Letter Grade Points Percentage (ifapplicable) A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F below 59 P N S U Class Policies Attendance: Professorsare requiredto take attendance. 1. Attendance will be takenineachandeveryclass. 2. Absencesare usuallydetrimentaltoa student’sgrade. 3. “Incomplete”gradesare assignedonlyincaseswhere severe illnessoremergencyhaspreventedthe student’sbeing presentatthe final examination. 4. Late arrivalsor earlydeparturescountas1/3 of an absence. Earlydeparturesinexcessof 30minwill be countedas unexcusedabsences. 5. Excusedabsencesdue toextenuatingcircumstancesorfamilyemergenciesmustbe verified.Ane-mailthe day of/before yourabsence explainingyourcircumstancesisusuallysufficient.
  5. 5. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 5 6. More than 3 unexcusedabsenceswill resultinafailing(F) grade.Forexample,thismeansthateven3unexcused absencesand1 tardywill resultinafailinggrade. 7. Familyandpersonal vacationsDONOT COUNT ASEXCUSED ABSENCES.Iwill NOTadministermake-uptestsforthese absences. 8. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTENDTHE FIRST CLASS THEY ARE ENROLLED IN WILL BE DROPPED FROMTHE COURSE. Unlesstheyhave proof of extenuatingcircumstancesand/orcall ore-mail me priortothe class meeting. 9. Our final classmeeting,is…..ourFINALCLASSMEETING,and no workwill be acceptedafterwards.Ever.Nomatter whatthe circumstances*(*unlessyouhave arrangedforan“incomplete” grade) ElectronicDevice Use and Email Policy: Cell-phones,laptops,electronicdevices,mustbe turnedoff duringclasstime NO TEXTING!!!!!!NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!! Late AssignmentPolicy: Work handedina 1-6 dayslate -10%. Work handedin7-13 dayslate -20%. Work handedin14-20 days late -30%. Work handedin21-27 days late -40% DO NOT E-MAIL ME ANYASSIGNMENTS-JUSTSLIPA HARD COPYUNDER MY DOOR! NO WORKWILL BE ACCEPTED AFTEROUR FINALCLASSMEETING, NO EXCEPTIONS! PLEASE COMPLETE ALL GIVEN ASSIGNMENTS Failure tocomplete anassignmentwill resultina0 grade beinggiven,whichisfarworse thanan F. It ismuch betterto handin projectslate thanto not handthemin at all. Make-upExam Policy: NO MAKEUP TESTS WITHOUT VALID,VERIFIEDEXCUSE Onlyone make-upexamwillbe givenandmustbe takenwithinone week. Withdrawal Policy: STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE FIRSTCLASS WILL BE DROPPED FROMTHE COURSE. Unlesstheyhave proof of extenuatingcircumstancesand/orcall me priortothe class meeting. Other: COURSE OUTLINE A. Introduction - The Birth of Art: Africa, Europe, and the Near East in the Stone Age B. The Rise of Civilization: The Art of the Ancient Near East C. Pharaohs and the Afterlife: The Art of Ancient Egypt D. Gods, Heroes, and Athletes: The Art of Ancient Greece
  6. 6. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 6 E. From Seven Hills to Three Continents: The Art of Ancient Rome F. Pagans, Christians, and Jews: The Art of Late Antiquity G. Rome in the East: The Art of Byzantium H. Europe after the Fall of Rome: Early Medieval Art in the West I. The Age of Pilgrims and Crusaders: Romanesque Art J. The Age of the Great Cathedrals: Gothic Art College Policies and Web Information Academic Dishonesty Academic dishonesty includes thefollowingactions,as well as other similar conductaimed at makingfalserepresentation with respect to the student's academic performance: (1) Cheating on an exam, (2) Collaboratingwith others on work to be presented, if contrary to the stated rules of the course, (3) Submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course,work previously submitted in another course, (4) Knowingly and intentionally assistinganother student in any of the above actions,includingassistancein an arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination,or other activity is submitted or performed by a person other that the student under whose name the work is submitted or performed, (5) Plagiarism. Pleaserefer to the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook ( for link to the student handbook). Classroom Etiquette and Student Behavior Guidelines Students will demonstrate respect for professors and fellowstudents. Behavior that is disruptiveto a positivelearningenvironment reported by the professor will resultin a warningon the firstinstance;the second instancemight resultin expulsion fromthe course or campus. Computer Competency Component Each student will,to the satisfaction of the professor,demonstrate a fundamental understandingof basic computer operations through various professor-determined exercises and/or assignments. Disability Support Services Students with disabilities areadvised,in compliancewith federal and state laws,that accommodations and services areavailable through the officeof Disability SupportServices (DSS). It is the student's responsibility to contact Disabled Student Services Advisors and to submitappropriatedocumentation prior to receivingservices. Pleasesee the website at for web address for Disability SupportServices. Eating, Drinking and Smoking Eating and drinkingareconfined to areas designated on the campus. Smoking is not permitted in any College building and only in areas designated at each campus. Final Course Grade Appeal The evaluation of academic work is the responsibility of the faculty member/instructor. The method for assigningthefinal course grade is established by the faculty member/instructor. Per Board Rule 6Hx-18-3.191, faculty/instructorsshall communicatethe gradingpolicy of the courseto their students in writing.If this policy changes duringthe term, students should be notified of any changes in writing. The method to determine final coursegrades mustbe given to students in a coursesyllabusatthe beginningof the class.Should a student have a question about a final coursegrade,pleasefollowthe procedures as outlined in the student handbook: Mid-Term Grade Reporting Within one week after the closeof the mid-term gradingperiod,mid-term grades will be made availableto all students for each class by either written notification or individual conference. Student Responsibility Policy When a student attends the College, s/he becomes subjectto its jurisdiction.Students are expected to conduct themselves in a responsiblemanner,in all areas of campus life. By enrolling,they pledge to obey the rules and regulations of the College and are responsiblefor observingall Collegepoliciesand procedures as published in the student handbook, the College catalogand other College publications. Thestudent will be responsiblefor preparingfor class,participatingin class,and completingassignments on time.
  7. 7. Palm Beach State College Course Syllabus – Classroom Courses Template Date – July 2013 7 Palm Beach State Websites of Interest Pleasesee this web page ( for a listof web addresses for students. Withdrawal Policy for Individual Courses The lastday to withdraw from a College coursewith a "W" grade in this courseis March 27 It is the responsibility of the student to use the PantherWeb system or visita campus Registrar’s officeto withdraw. An official withdrawal entitles the student to a gradeof "W" in the class. Other Information from yourProfessor: Class website: Department Contact Information Name: Dr. RobertGingras Office Location: BB 001083 Telephone:561.207.5420 Email: Job Title:Associate Dean