ART HISTORY 1
PALM BEACH STATE COLLEGE
Palm Beach Gardens- Eissey Campus
Professor Jacques de Beaufort
Course number: ARH2050 / Reference Number: 157452
Room: LL 00236
Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 48
Transferability: Conditional. Requires a C or better for transfer for AA degree credit.
Prerequisites: Students must satisfy College Prep Reading and College Prep English requirements through course
completion or appropriate placement test scores.
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.
This course meets the needs of the General Education program in the Humanities.
FULL COURSE OUTLINE
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume I
Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Cengage Learning http://www.cengage.com/us/index.html
PROFESSOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Jacques de Beaufort
Office hours: By appointment, see schedule on AA 107
DEPARTMENT CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Robert Gingras
Palm Beach State College-Eissey Campus
3160 PGA Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
ph: 561.207.5420 , fax: 561.207.5009
email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES/OBJECTIVES
1. Students will be able to describe, analyze, interpret and judge a work of art using the visual elements
and design principles as a foundation of their discussion.
2. Discuss the form or design of a work of art dependent in relationship to the personality of the artist,
and the socio cultural environment/context.
3. Recognize examples of each of the major art styles as they are presented and discussed.
4. Identify major historical periods in Western art, and identify the styles, and major artists, from those
5. Name individual artists/civilizations and identify representative works of their art.
6. Be able to discuss and write about artists and works of art in an objective/critical manner using an
appropriate vocabulary, develop and apply aesthetic criteria to discussions of works of art.
7. Be able to use research and critical thinking skills in analyzing and comparing periods, styles,
artists, and works of art.
8. Understand cultural and historical influences that affect art and make comparisons
between art and other disciplines for each of the historical periods.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
2. Slide, film, and video presentation.
3. Class discussions.
4. Written assignments (individual and group)
6. Guest lectures and field trips.
METHODS OF EVALUATION (your grade will be based on the following):
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.
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
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.
Written assignments should demonstrate an effective understanding of 2 basic forms of
(1)Formal: analyze/understand given works of art with respect to its formal qualities:
composition, medium, materials, technique, color, line, mood, style, etc.
(2)Socio-cultural: analyze/understand the historical, religious, economic, philosophical,
social determinants that affect and dictate the meaning of each art work.
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.)
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.
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.
Late Work Policy:
Work handed in a 1-6 days late -10%.
Work handed in 7-13 days late -15%.
Work handed in 14-20 days late -30%.
Work handed in 21-27 days late -45%
NO WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OUR FINAL CLASS MEETING, NO EXCEPTIONS!
PLEASE COMPLETE ALL GIVEN ASSIGNMENTS
Failure to complete an assignment will result in a 0 grade being given, which is far worse than an
F of 59%. It is much preferred to hand in projects late than to not hand them in at all.
NO MAKEUP TESTS WITHOUT VALID, VERIFIED EXCUSE
Only one make- up exam will be given and must be taken within one week.
Most assignments are worth 100 points.
TEST 1a (Chapters TBA) multiple choice 100 points
TEST 1b (Chapters TBA ) slide identification100 points
TEST 2a (Chapters TBA) multiple choice 100 points
TEST 2b (ChapterS TBA) slide identification 100 points
TEST 3a (Chapters TBA) multiple choice 100 points
TEST 3b (Chapters TBA) slide identification100 points
TEST 4a (Chapters TBA) multiple choice 100 points
TEST 4b (Chapters TBA) slide identification100 points
Museum Visit Writing Assignment (200 points)
Group Assignment 1 100 points
Group Assignment 2 100 points
Group Assignment 3 100 points
Individual Assignment 1 100 points
Individual Assignment 2 100 points
Individual Assignment 3 100 points
TOTAL: 1600 points
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).
A=90- 100 B=80- 89 C=70- 79 D=60- 69 F=below 59
1. Attendance will be taken in each and every class.
2. Absences are usually detrimental to a student’s grade.
3. “Incomplete” grades are assigned only in cases where severe illness or emergency has prevented
the student’s being present at the final examination.
4. Late arrivals or early departures count as 1/3 of an absence.
5. 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
6. More than 3 unexcused absences will result in a failing (F) grade.
7. Family and personal vacations DO NOT COUNT AS EXCUSED
ABSENCES. I will NOT administer make- up tests for these absences.
8. STUDENTS WHO DO NOT ATTEND THE FIRST CLASS WILL BE
DROPPED FROM THE COURSE.
1. Eating, drinking or smoking is not permitted in any of the classrooms.
2. Cell-phones, laptops, electronic devices, must be turned off during class time NO
TEXTING !!!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!
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.
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.
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.
Email Policy: Students may contact/receive class information through their Palm Beach State e-mail
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.
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
Unique Requirements of the Class:
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.
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
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
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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
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respect to the student’s academic performance:
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(4) cheating on an exam,
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(6) submitting, if contrary to the rules of the course, work previously submitted in another course,
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arrangement whereby work, classroom performance, examination, or other activity is submitted or performed by
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