INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY I
ARH2050, Section 1 • Professor Will Adams • Prof.Will.Adams@Gmail.com
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 PM • Office hours: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Ocala Campus, Building 8, Room 104
Course Blog: arh2050-1730-fa.blogspot.com
This course offers a visual and historical survey from the dawn of human artistic expression in
the Paleolithic era through the Proto-Renaissance period.
Emphasis is placed on the visual analysis of painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as the
relationship of the artist to the society of each period.
This course is a Gordon Rule course in which the student is required to demonstrate college-
level writing skills through multiple writing assignments. A minimum grade of C required if used
to satisfy Gordon Rule requirement.
LEARNING OUTCOME QUIZ EXAM PROJECT ACTIVITY JOURNAL
Identify works of art by style,
artist, period, & medium.
✓ ✓ ✓
Place artworks within social
and historical context.
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Expand art vocabulary,
including architectural terms.
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Identify architectural elements
in conjunction with specific
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Compare & contrast various
works of art.
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Understand a historical
timeline & its relationship to the
art of the time.
✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
Marilyn Stokstad’s Art History, Fifth Edition: Volume I. ISBN: 9780205873487
Marilyn Stokstad’s Art History, Fourth Edition, Volume I. ISBN: 9780205744220
STUDENT EVALUATION FORMULA
Attendance & Class Participation 15%
o Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class meeting, and count as part of
the attendance & participation grade.
o The professor should hear each student’s voice at least once per class meeting.
o Tardiness of more than 15 minutes after the scheduled beginning of class constitutes an
o Four short-form quizzes will be administered throughout the course of the class.
o The format that the quizzes come in may vary from quiz to quiz.
Journals & Written Assignments 20%
o You will be required to complete 6 journal or writing assignments throughout the
o These assignments are meant to improve students’ understanding & consideration of
o These assignments also help to achieve the Gordon Rule Requirement.
o The topic for each assignment will be given at the end of the class in which it is
Research Project 20%
o One four-to-five page written research project is required.
o Proper MLA style citation should be used for all written assignments.
o One draft may be turned in for the professor’s perusal two weeks prior to the due date.
o Plagiarism = A grade of zero. No exceptions.
o Wikipedia = A grade of zero. No exceptions.
o All research projects should be stapled or bound by the student. This is not the
o A detailed research project description will be distributed at a later date.
o Four long-form examinations will be administered, once at week 4, once at week 8
(midterm), once at week 12, and during finals week.
o Examinations will not be cumulative in their subject matter.
o A study guide detailing possible examination topics will be posted on the blog one week
prior to the examination, at the instructor’s discretion.
100 – 90% = A
89 – 80% = B
79 – 70% = C
69 – 60% = D
59 – 0% = F
LATE WORK & MAKE-UP POLICY
No late work will be accepted.
No work will be accepted via e-mail.
Quizzes or exams must be taken on, or before, the date assigned – and only with the
instructor’s explicit consent.
The final exam must be taken on the date published for final exams.
EXTRA CREDIT POLICY
Each quiz or test throughout the class’s duration will include one extra credit question equal to
10% of the quiz or test’s total point value (i.e. A five point extra credit question for a fifty point
In addition, extra credit may be earned by writing more than the required number of pages for
any written assignment. Extra credit for extra written work will be given up to a maximum of 15%
of the assignment’s total point value (i.e. a two page written assignment is usually valued at 20
total points, at ten points per page. If the student writes 2.2 pages, the student will receive 22
points for the assignment, rather than the standard 20).
No other extra credit opportunities will be available.
SCHEDULE OF CLASS MEETINGS
CLASS MEETING DATE TASK
Tuesday, August 20th
Introduce class, distribute and discuss syllabus
Read for next class: Chapter 1
Prost Questionnaire Assigned
Journal Assignment 1 Assigned
Tuesday, August 27th
Art of the Stone Age
Cave Painting In-Class Activity
Proust Questionnaire Due
Journal Assignment 1 Due
Read for next class: Chapter 2
Tuesday, September 3rd
Art of the Ancient Near East
Cuneiform & Decoding Class Activity
RESEARCH PROJECT ASSIGNED & LIBRARY VISIT
Journal Assignment 2 Assigned
Read for next class: Chapter 3
Tuesday, September 10th
Ancient Egyptian Funerary Architecture & Embalming
Journal Assignment 2 Due
Sarcophagus Lid Journal Assignment (3) Assigned
Read for next class: Chapter 4
Tuesday, September 17th
The Art of the Ancient Aegean
Sarcophagus Lid Journal Assignment (3) Due
Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the Archaic Period)
Tuesday, September 24th
The Art of Archaic Greece
Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the Early Classical
Tuesday, October 1st
The Art of Classical Greece
Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the High Classical
Tuesday, October 8th
Classical Greek Architecture
Secrets of the Parthenon film
Classical Architecture Journal Assignment (4) Assigned
Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the Hellenistic Period)
Tuesday, October 15th
Classical Architecture Journal Assignment (4) Due
Read for next class: Chapter 6 (through The Etruscans)
Tuesday, October 22nd
Ancient Etruscan Art
Tomb Carving Activity
Read for next class: Chapter 6 (through The Republic)
Tuesday, October 29th
Roman Republican Art
Arch Building Activity
Read for next class: Chapter 6 (through The Early Empire)
Tuesday, November 5th
Imperial Roman Art & Architecture
Watch Where Did It Come From?: The Modern Stadium
Bread & Circus Journal Assignment (5) Assigned
Read for next class: Chaper 6 (through The High Imperial Art of
Trajan and Hadrian)
Tuesday, November 12th
Late Imperial Roman Art & Architecture
Pompeii: Roman Time Capsule
Mosaic Class Lesson & Activity
Bread & Circus Journal Assignment (5) Due
Read for next class: Chapter 7 (through Early Byzantine Art)
Tuesday, November 19th
Byzantine Art & Architecture
Icon Journal Assignment (6) Assigned
Read for next class: Chapter 15 (through Architectural
Tuesday, November 26th
The Romanesque Style
RESEARCH PROJECT DUE
Icon Journal Assignment (6) Due
Read for next class: Chapter 16 (through Gothic Art in England)
Tuesday, December 3rd The Gothic Style
Stained Glass Activity
Tuesday, December 10th
FINAL EXAM – 5:30 PM
This outline may be altered, at the instructor’s discretion, during the course of the term; it is the
student’s responsibility to make any adjustments as announced.
GUIDELINES FOR WRITTEN WORK
All written work should be set in Times New Roman 12 point font, with double spacing and
standard 1” page margins.
Additionally, each written assignment (with the exception of the research project) should begin
with the following header, placed at the top, left side of the first page:
Your First & Last Name
ARH2050 – 5:30 PM
Prof. Will Adams
Assignment Due Date (MM/DD/YYYY)
The student must staple assignments of more than one page; the instructor will not provide a
stapler for your use.
Finally, minimum page totals for any written assignment require that the written page be filled
in its entirety to count as one page. In other words, if a written assignment requires 2 pages, but
the student only writes 1.5, the student will not earn all possible points for the assignment.
Students are expected to attend every class. Attendance will be taken and will count as a
portion of the final grade.
It is always the student’s responsibility to contact the professor about issues that may lead to
It is also the student’s responsibility to arrange to receive class notes or handouts from missed
classes from his or her fellow students or the blog - Do not contact the instructor without
contacting your classmates or checking the blog first!
Cheating and/or plagiarism will not be tolerated and may result in an “FF” for the course as well
as disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct.
A student will be referred to an Academic Integrity Seminar. There will be a charge for this two-
hour seminar, and attendance is required (see Student Handbook).
Failure to attend the Academic Seminar may result in the assignment of a final course grade of
“FF,” denoting course failure due to a violation of the college’s Academic Integrity policy.
ACCESS SERVICES: STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
If you have a disability, serious medical condition, a learning or psychological disorder and want
to request accommodations, it is your responsibility to register with the Office of Access
Services and to provide verifiable documentation to Access Services as soon as possible.
If eligible, Access Services will provide you with a notification of approved accommodations to
give to your instructors at the beginning of the semester.
Faculty will comply with the accommodations approved by Access Services.
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Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.
Disruptive students will be asked to leave the classroom.
Continuous disruptive behavior will result in withdrawal from the course and disciplinary action
under the Code of Student Conduct (see Student Handbook).
If you want to withdraw from this class, you must fill out the necessary forms and have them
signed by the appropriate parties; if you just stop coming to class after the posted drop date,
you may receive the grade of F.
Fall C – Aug. 19-21
Fall A – Aug. 19-20
Fall B – Oct. 14-15
Fall C – Aug. 22-23
Fall A – Aug. 21
Fall B – Oct. 16
Last date for a refund:
Fall C – Aug. 23
Fall A – Aug. 21
Fall B – Oct. 16
Last day to withdraw with a “W”:
Fall C – Oct. 22
Fall A – Sept. 18
Fall B – Nov. 1
The college reserves the right to evaluate individual cases of non-attendance.
Students should be alerted to the fact that
o Withdrawals do not count in the CF GPA, but may not be viewed favorably at the
university level or for financial aid
o A withdrawal counts as an attempt under the forgiveness/withdrawal policy and the
course repeat policy
o There are increased costs to take the course on the third attempt
o There may be a reason a withdrawal request may be denied.
Please see the College’s withdrawal procedures.
DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION COURSES
Florida law requires that students enrolling in the same developmental education course more
than twice pay 100% of the full cost of instruction.
Students registered in developmental education courses who receive N grades must repeat
the same course and complete it with a grade of C or better before they can register for other
courses that require the successful completion of the developmental course as a requirement.