Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 71
|Description||A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art (painting, sculpture, architecture) within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.|
|Prerequisites||Students should be able to use, and have access, to a computer according to the Lamar P.A. Policies for Distant Learning.|
The student will be able to:
1. Understand and value the importance of art in life (PSLO Alpha, 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by pretest/post-test, embedded test and quiz questions, group discussions, and/or oral & visual presentation rubrics
2. Acquire a basic knowledge of works of aft (PSLO Alpha,5) Measured by pretest/post-test, embedded test or quiz questions
3. Respond critically to art (PSLO 1, 2) Measured by essay rubric, embedded test or quiz questions; group discussion
4. Understand the creative process (PSLO Alpha, 1) Measured by pretest/post-test, embedded test and quiz questions, group discussions, and/or oral & visual presentation rubrics
* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.
* Personal Responsibility: Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.
|Program Student Learning Outcomes||
PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills � Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills � Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.
Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one�s own culture in relation to others.
PSLO 6: Personal Responsibility Skills � Integrates choices, actions and consequences in ethical decision-making.
Recognizes ethical issues when presented in a complex, multilayered (gray) context; recognizes cross- relationships among the issues; discusses in detail/ analyzes core beliefs; the discussion has greater depth and clarity showing the independent application of ethical perspectives/ concepts to an ethical question accurately; and is able to consider full implications of the application.
|Textbooks||Living With Art by Mark Getlein, 11th Edition, ISBN 978-0-07-337931-9|
Wk:1 - Course policies, Procedures, & Using Blackboard
Wk:2 - Ch. 1 - Living with Art - Creativity and creating, what artist do, & Responding to Art
Wk:3 - Ch. 2 & 3 - What is Art, art and beauty, appearance, meaning, form, & content - Themes in Art, Sacred, Political, Social, Human Experience, Fantasy, and Nature
Wk:4 - Ch. 4 & 5 - Visual Elements - Line, Space, Mass, Light, Color, Optical Effects. Design - Principles, Balance, Scale, Proportion, & Rhythm
Wk:5 - Ch. 6 & 7 - Drawing - Materials, importance, & Styles. Painting - Styles, materials, history, methods, & media.
Wk:6 - Ch. 8 & 9 - Prints - Types, Styles, methods, materials, uses, & meanings. Camera - History, Film, Video, and computer influence.
Wk:7 - Ch. 10 & 11 - Graphic Design - Signs & Symbols, types, medias, use, & importance. Sculpture - Materials, methods, uses, Cultural Influences.
Wk:8 - Ch. 12 & 13 - Arts Rituals and Daily Life - Materials, cultural uses, historic influences. Architecture - Styles, materials, Early to Modern, fabrication, & structural needs.
Wk:9 - Ch. 14 & 15 - Ancient Mediterranean Worlds - Prehistoric, Mesopotamia, Classical Greek and Roman. Christianity - Beginning of Christianity, Byzantium, Early and Middle ages
Wk:10 - Ch. 16 & 17 - Renaissance - Early & High, importance, historical influences. 17th & 18th Centuries - Baroque & Rococo movements, & Revolutions.
Wk: 11 - Ch. 18 & 19 - Arts of Islam and Africa - Religious and cultural influences. Arts of Asia - India, Japan, China - periods, ideas geographically & Religious influences
Wk:12 - Ch. 20 - Arts of the Pacific and Americas - Geographical influences and historic cultural influences
Wk:13 - Ch. 21, 22, & 23 - Modern World - Neoclassicism, Modernism, Impressionism, Avant-Garde, Modern to Postmodern - Influences of World War 1 & 2, after effects of Modern Art after W.W. 2, Current art and uses. Thinking about Art - Critically and Historically
Wk:14 reviews of Chapters for Final Exam
Wk: 15 Final Exam
Week 1: Course Intro, Syllabus review, Quote 1
Week 2: Ch. 1 and Quote 2
Week 3: Ch. 2 & 3, Quote 3 & Critique 1
Week 4: Ch. 4 & 5, Quote 4 & 5
Week 5: Ch. 6 & 7, Critique 2
Week 6: Ch. 8 & 9, Quote 6
Week 7: Ch. 10 & 11, Quote 7
Week 8: Ch. 12 & 13, Quote 8
Week 9: Ch. 14 & 15, Critique 3
Week 10: Ch. 16 & 17, Quote 9
Week 11: Ch. 18 & 19, Quote 10
Week 12: Ch. 20, Quote 11 & 12
Week 13: Study for Final and SOAR Test
Week 14: Ch 21, 22, & 23 study
Week 15: Final Exam
|Final Exam Date||December 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM Through December 8, 2018 - 11:00 PM|
|Grading Scale||90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B 70 - 79=C 60 - 69=D Below 59 = F|
Test - 20%, Essay-20%, Projects - 20%, Attendance - 20%, Final Exam-20%
|Instructor Policies||My office is open on M., W., & F - 8:30 - 10am - 11am - Noon and Tue. & Thur. 9am - noon please set up an appointment before you come. If you need to discuss grades or assignments please set up an appointment. I will not discuss grades over the phone or email. Please contact me through email if you have any questions.|
|Attendance Policy||Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students are required to spend at least 3 hours of work per week for the class. Missing an assignments|
|Academic Honesty||Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.|
|ADA Considerations||The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.|
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|Other||Your Attendance grade will be calculated in this manner; you will start with 100 and for every assignment you miss, or do late, I will deduct 5 points.|
|HB 2504||This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.|