Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 74E
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Maurice Abelman
Phone(409) 984-6389
Location:Student Center - Room: 413
Hours:Monday (12-4 ) Tuesday and Wednesday (12-3)
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
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 None
Learning Outcomes Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art. (PSLO Alpha and 2; measured by vocabulary quizzes)

Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design.(PSLO 1 and 2; measured in presentations and embedded test questions)

Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art.(PSLO 1 and 2; measured in class presentations and discussions)

Critically interpret and evaluate works of art.(PSLO 1,2,5; measured by essay on critical thinking)

Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.(PSLO 1,2, 4,5; measured by presentations and discussions)
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 inter-cultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Teamwork: Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.
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 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses inter-cultural 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 oneís own culture in relation to others.
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Living With Art, 12th Edition
Mark Getlein

ISBN-13: 978-1259916755
Lecture Topics
Week 1 - Course Intro , Syllabus, Starter Kit,
Chapter 1 Lecture.

Week 2 - Chapter 2 Lecture.

Week 3 - Chapter 3 Lecture.

Week 4 - Chapter 4 Lecture.

Week 5 - Chapter 5 Lecture. Major Essay Review

Week 6 - Test 1

Week 7 - Chapter 6 Lecture.

Week 8 - Chapter 7 Lecture.

Week 9 - Chapter 8 Lecture.

Week 10 - Chapter 9 Lecture.

Week 11 - Chapter 10 Lecture.

Week 12 - Test 2.

Week 13 - Chapter 11 Lecture. Major Essay Due

Week 14 - Chapter 12 Lecture.

Week 15 - Chapter 13 Lecture.
Major Assignments

Week 1 - . Chapter 1 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 2 - Chapter 2 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 3 - Chapter 3 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 4 - Chapter 4 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 5 - Chapter 5 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment. Major Essay Review

Week 6 - Test 1

Week 7 - Chapter 6 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 8 - Chapter 7 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 9 - Chapter 8 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 10 - Chapter 9 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 11 - Chapter 10 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment.

Week 12 - Test 2

Week 13 - Chapter 11 reading. Chapter Quiz Questions. Chapter Assignment. Major Essay Due

Week 14 - Chapter 12 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 15 - Chapter 13 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Final Exam Date December 4, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 7, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Grading Scale Passing grades: 100-90= A 89-80=B 79-70=C
Failing Grades: 69-60= D 59 Ė Below= F
Determination of
Final Grade

To do well in this course, plan on a minimum of at least 5-6 hours of work per week that will be dedicated to reading, writing, and chapter assignments for each chapter in preparation for the major tests. Unless otherwise directed, I will assign a average of 1 chapter per week to study. There is a lot of course material to cover in this class so please donít fall behind. It will be hard to make up course material if you do so.

Determination of Final Grade

Tests 40% - There will be three major tests this semester totaling 50% of the final grade. Each test will cover allotted chapters from your text book. All content from each test will be taken from your textbook and any videos or lectures connected to each chapter. Each test will be a 30 question multiple choice test.

Test 1 - Ch. 1-5
Test 2- Ch. 6-10
Test 3- Ch. 11-13

20% Chapter Quizzes Each chapter that will be assigned to every student will have online quiz questions that will be required to be completed after every chapter. These will accompany the reading assignments for each chapter.

30% Chapter Assignments- Each chapter will have an assignment that is specially designed to implement the content discussed in each chapter.

10% - Major Essay - This major essay will be a compare and contrast essay over two major artists in the text.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Materials and Items Needed

Computer Access
Sketch Book
Drawing materials
Colored Markers or Pencils
Word Processor App.
Internet Connection

In the wake of COVID-19

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this class has been adapted to be taught online. All course related assignments, objectives, quizzes, tests, and lectures will be available via your Lamar PA online portal and through Blackboard. It is very important that you keep track of updated online assignments and course objectives via your personal computer and Lamar PA email. In order to be successful in this class you need to be diligent in the pursuit of your education and maintain your commitment to the course.

Class News and Updates

I will be contacting you via email (through the campus email with reminders, changes or any other pertinent information. Please check your email at once per day to make sure there are any important updates. It is your responsibility to manage your mailbox so that lines of communication are open and available.

Contacting The Instructor

The best way to contact me is through email; I will get back to you within the day. Please note that I only check my LSCPA email after 6pm on weekdays. If the issue is an emergency, please call my cell phone 4096795999.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is one of the most cherished principles of the Lamar State College Port Arthur Community. You must adhere to this principle: by understanding the nature of plagiarism and by not plagiarizing materials; by refraining from the use of unauthorized aids on tests and examinations; by turning in assignments which are products of your own efforts and research; and by refusing to give or receive information on tests and examinations to or from other students. If you violate these principles of simple honesty, you risk embarrassment, course failure, and disciplinary action. It is simply not worth it.

Students with Disabilities Statement

Students with disabilities are requested to present their accommodation letters to their instructor at the beginning of the semester (through email) so that accommodations can be arranged in a timely manner by the College, the department, or the faculty member, as appropriate. Students with disabilities who do not have accommodation letters should visit the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.
Attendance Policy You are required to check Blackboard for weekly and daily assignments every week. I will update new assignments every Monday so check your Blackboard accounts every Monday.

If an online lecture is scheduled you are required to attend during set date.

This is an online remote class so you will be responsible for your classwork and homework on your own time. You are required to have assignments turned in on time according to due dates.
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 Disclaimer

This syllabus is subject to change at any time during the semester. You will be notified of any changes or will be issued a new syllabus
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.