Fall 2018 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1303- Section: 01
Art History I (Prehistoric to 14th Century)
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Instructor Information
Instructor Grace Megnet
Phone(409) 984-6477
Location:Student Center - Room: 401
Hours:MWF 7-9, 10-11, TR 7-8
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
Course Information
Description A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century. Primarily an examination of Western painting, sculpture, architecture and related visual arts from prehistoric times to the end of the Gothic Period in the late Middle Ages. May be taken in either year of this curriculum.
Prerequisites None
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Identify and describe works of art based on their chronology and style, using standard categories and terminology. (PSLO Alpha, 1,2,3) Measured by pretest/posttest, embedded test or quiz questions.
2. Investigate major artistic developments and significant works of art from prehistoric times to the 14th century. (PSLO Alpha, 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by pretest/post-test, group discussions, and/or oral & visual presentations.
3. Analyze the relationship of art to history by placing works of art within cultural, historical, and chronological contexts. (PSLO 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by group discussions, and oral & visual presentations.
4. Critically interpret and evaluate works of art. (PSLO Alpha, 1, 5, 6) Measured by group discussions and compare/contrast essay.
Core Objectives * 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.
* 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 Art History, 5th ed. Portable edition by Marilyn Stokstad, Vol. 1 Ancient Art and Vol. 2 Medieval Art
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Introduction
Week 2: Chapter 1: Prehistory
Week 3: Chapter 2: Near East
Week 4: Chapter 3: Egypt
Week 5: Chapter 4: Aegean
Week 6: Chapter 5: Greece
Week 7: Chapter 6: Etruscan & Romans
Week 8: Chapter 7: Early Christians
Week 9: Chapter 8: Islamic Art
Week 10: Chapter 14: Early Medieval
Week 11: Chapter 15: Romanesque
Week 12: Chapter 16: Gothic
Week 13: Chapter 17: 14th century Europe
Major Assignments
Weeks 1-5 Student Presentations
Week 6 Test 1
Week 8 Vocabulary
Weeks 7-11 Presentations
Week 13 Vocabulary
Week 12 Test 2

Final Exam Date December 11, 2018 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 11, 2018 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests 20%, Power Point Presentations 20%, Class Participation and Quizzes 40%, Final Exam 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Grade will be lowered by 10% on papers that lack proper heading with course number.
No late work.
Taking notes on laptops only with special permission.
The professor of this course reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.

Attendance Policy Attendance is mandatory.
Two free absences for emergencies. For each additional absence 20 points will be deducted from the final grade.
Two free instances of being tardy. 5 points will be deducted from final grade for each additional tardy.
Extensive absences need to be sanctioned by the vice president.
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.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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 the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
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Other -Learning Environment
So as to foster an environment of learning and success in the classroom and not to distract the instructor and their fellow students will
a. come on time and prepared
b. pack up when the class is finished
b. be engaged and mentally present (sleeping is done at home)
c. refrain from using phones, iwatches, and computers

-Grades will be posted on blackboard. It is the student's responsibility to check for accuracy.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.