Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1303- Section: 71
Art History I (Prehistoric to 14th Century)
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Instructor Information
Instructor Maurice Abelman
Phone(409) 984-6389
Location:Student Center - Room: 413
Hours:OFFICE 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 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 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/post-test, embedded test or quiz questions.
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.
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.
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 inter-cultural 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 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 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, multi-layered (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 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.

Revel ebook (Required)
Revel Art History, 6e, Volume 1
By Marilyn Stokstad, Michael W. Cothren
ISBN-13: 9780134485324

Text (Recommended not required)
Art History Vol 1 (6th Edition)
By Marilyn Stokstad, Michael W. Cothren
Pearson; 6 edition (January 18, 2017)
ISBN-13: 978-0134479279
Lecture Topics
Week 1 - Course Intro , Syllabus, Revel, Starter Kit, Textbook Introduction

Week 2 - Chapter 1 Lecture.

Week 3 - Chapter 3 Lecture. Intro to Major Essay over The Palette of Narmer Pg. 53 (Due November 3rd)

Week 4 - Chapter 5 Lecture.

Week 5 - Chapter 6 Lecture.

Week 6 - Chapter 7 Lecture. Test 1

Week 7 - Chapter 8 Lecture

Week 8 - Chapter 11 Lecture.

Week 9 - Chapter 12 Lecture.

Week 10 - Chapter 13 Lecture.

Week 11 - Chapter 14 Lecture. Test 2

Week 12 - Chapter 15 Lecture.

Week 13 - Chapter 16 Lecture.

Week 14 - Chapter 17 Lecture.

Week 15 - Chapter 18 Lecture.
Major Assignments

Week 1 - Intro Chapter Think about it Question. Chapter Quiz

Week 2 - Chapter 1 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 3 - Chapter 3 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions. Major Essay over The Palette of Narmer Pg. 53 (Due November 3rd)

Week 4 - Chapter 5 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 5 - Chapter 6 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 6 - Chapter 7 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions. Test 1

Week 7 - Chapter 8 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 8 - Chapter 11 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 9 - Chapter 12 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 10 - Chapter 13 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 11 - Chapter 14 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions. Test 2, Major Essay Due.

Week 12 - Chapter 15 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 13 - Chapter 16 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 14 - Chapter 17 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.

Week 15 - Chapter 18 reading. Think About it Question.
Chapter Quiz Questions.
Final Exam Date December 4, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 8, 2020 - 8:00 PM
Grading Scale Passing grades: 100-90= A 89-80=B 79-70=C
Failing Grades: 69-60= D 59 – 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 studying 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 don’t fall behind. It will be hard to make up course material if you do so.

Determination of Final Grade

Major Test 50% - There will be three major tests this semester totaling 50% of the final grade. Each test will cover 5 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 50 question multiple choice test.

Test 1- Stater Kit/Intro, 1,3,5,6
Test 2- Chapters 7,8,11,12,13
Test 3 (Final) - Chapters 14,15,16,17,18

20% Major Essay - There will be a major paper assignment that will count as 20% of your grade. This will be a 4 page paper over a subject piece from the book which will include a drawing assignment.

20% Revel 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.

10% “Think About,” Question- Each chapter will also end with a short essay question. These questions are at the end of each chapter and 1 of these questions will be issued to the student to write about for each chapter. In order to get full credit these questions but be answered in essay format and be uploaded to blackboard for credit.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Materials and Items Needed

Computer Access
Revel Account
Word Processor App.
Internet Connection
Drawing Pad
Drawing Materials

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 Attendance

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.