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Art History I Syllabus


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Art History I Syllabus

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY I ARH2050, Section 1 • Professor Will Adams • Tuesdays, 5:30 – 8:00 PM • Office hours: Tuesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 PM Ocala Campus, Building 4, Room 207 Course Blog:   COURSE DESCRIPTION ! 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 collegelevel writing skills through multiple writing assignments. A minimum grade of C required if used to satisfy Gordon Rule requirement. ! COURSE OBJECTIVES LEARNING OUTCOME QUIZ EXAM PROJECT Identify works of art by style, artist, period, & medium. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Place artworks within social and historical context. ACTIVITY JOURNAL ✓ ✓ ✓ Expand art vocabulary, including architectural terms. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Identify architectural elements in conjunction with specific cultural developments. ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Compare & contrast various works of art. Understand a historical timeline & its relationship to the art of the time.   ✓ REQUIRED TEXT ! Marilyn Stokstad’s Art History, Fifth Edition: Volume I. ISBN: 9780205873487 OR: ! Marilyn Stokstad’s Art History, Fourth Edition, Volume I. ISBN: 9780205744220  
  2. 2.   ! 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. The professor should hear each student’s voice at least once per class meeting. Tardiness of more than 15 minutes after the scheduled beginning of class constitutes an absence. Quizzes 15% 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 multiple journal or writing assignments throughout the semester. o These assignments are meant to improve students’ understanding & consideration of course matter, 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 assigned. 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 professor’s responsibility. o A detailed research project description will be distributed at a later date. Examinations 30% 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.   o o ! ! ! !   GRADING SCALE 100 – 90% =A 89 – 80% 79 – 70% 69 – 60% 59 – 0% =B =C =D =F
  3. 3.   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 test). 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 Tuesday, January 14th Tuesday, January 21st Tuesday, January 28th Tuesday, February 4th Tuesday, February 11th Tuesday, February 18th TASK Introduce class, distribute and discuss syllabus Read for next class: Chapter 1 Prost Questionnaire Assigned Art of the Stone Age Cave Painting In-Class Activity Proust Questionnaire Due Read for next class: Chapter 2 Art of the Ancient Near East Cuneiform & Decoding Class Activity RESEARCH PROJECT ASSIGNED & LIBRARY VISIT Read for next class: Chapter 3 EXAM #1 Ancient Egyptian Funerary Architecture & Embalming Sarcophagus Lid Assignment Assigned Read for next class: Chapter 4 The Art of the Ancient Aegean Sarcophagus Lid Journal Assignment Due Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the Archaic Period) The Art of Archaic Greece Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the Early Classical Period)
  4. 4. Tuesday, February 25th Tuesday, March 4th Tuesday, March 11th Tuesday, March 18th Tuesday, March 25th Tuesday, April 1st Tuesday, April 8th Tuesday, April 15th Tuesday, April 22nd Tuesday, April 29th Tuesday, May 6th The Art of Classical Greece Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the High Classical Period) Exam #2 Classical Greek Architecture Secrets of the Parthenon film Classical Architecture Assignment Assigned Read for next class: Chapter 5 (through the Hellenistic Period) Hellenistic Art Ancient Etruscan Art Classical Architecture Assignment Due Read for next class: Chapter 6 (through The Republic) SPRING BREAK – NO CLASS Roman Republican Art Arch Building Activity Read for next class: Chapter 6 (through The Early Empire) Exam #3 Imperial Roman Art & Architecture Watch Where Did It Come From?: The Modern Stadium Read for next class: Chaper 6 (through The High Imperial Art of Trajan and Hadrian) Late Imperial Roman Art & Architecture Pompeii: Roman Time Capsule Mosaic Class Lesson & Activity Read for next class: Chapter 7 (through Early Byzantine Art) Byzantine Art & Architecture Read for next class: Chapter 15 (through Architectural Sculpture) The Romanesque Style RESEARCH PROJECT DUE Read for next class: Chapter 16 (through Gothic Art in England) The Gothic Style Stained Glass Activity 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
  5. 5. 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.   ! ! ! ATTENDANCE 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 excessive absences. 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!   ! ! ! ACADEMIC INTEGRITY 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 twohour 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. For information visit the Access Services webpage at, contact or call 352-854-2322, ext. 1580 for an appointment. CLASSROOM DECORUM ! ! 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).
  6. 6. WITHDRAWAL ! 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. Add/Drop period: Spring C – Jan. 8 - 10 Spring A – Jan. 8 - 9 Spring B – March 6 - 7 Spring A – Jan. 10 Spring B – March 10 Drop only: Spring C – Jan. 13 - 14 Spring A – Jan. 10 Spring B – March 10 ! ! Last date for a refund: Spring C – Jan. 14 Last day to withdraw with a “W”: Spring C – March 25 Spring A – Feb. 10 Spring B – April 14 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 o o ! university level or for financial aid A withdrawal counts as an attempt under the forgiveness/withdrawal policy and the course repeat policy 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.