Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 72
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Albert Faggard
Phone(409) 984-6421
Location:Educational I - Room: 111
Hours:M., W., & F. 8:30am to 10:30am campus office and T. & Th. online hours
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.
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 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
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.
* 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 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 by Mark Getlein, 12th Edition, ISBN 978-1-260-36389-9
Or McGraw Hill - Living With Art - Connect
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Course Intro, Syllabus review, and Quote 1, SOAR Test
Week 2: Ch.1 - Living With Art
Week 3: Ch. 2 & 3 - What is Art, Themes of Art
Week 4: Ch. 4 - Visual Elements
Week 5: Ch. 5 & 6 - Principles of Design and Drawing
Week 6: Ch. 7 & 8 Painting and Prints
Week 7: Ch. Ch. 9 & 10 - Camera, Computer Arts, Graphic Design, Group Assignments
Week 8: Ch. 11 & 12 - Sculpture and Insulation, Arts of Ritual and Daily Life
Week 9: Ch. 13 & 14 - Architecture, Ancient Mediterranean Worlds
Week 10: Ch. 15 & 16 - Christianity and the formation of Europe, Renaissance
Week 11: Ch. 17 & 18 - The 17th and 18th centuries, Arts of Africa and Islam
Week 12: Ch. 19 & 20 Arts of Asia, Arts of the Pacific and the America's
Week 13: Quote 12 and Essays due by Friday at 11:59 pm
Week 14: No Assignments, study for Final over The Modern world, Modern to Post Modern, and Contemporary Art
Week 15: Final Exam over Ch. 21, 22, & 23
Major Assignments
Week 1: Course Intro, Syllabus review, and Quote 1, SOAR Test
Week 2: Ch.1 and Quote 2
Week 3: Ch. 2 & 3 and Quote 3 & Critique 1
Week 4: Ch. 4 and Quote 4
Week 5: Ch. 5 & 6 and Quote 5
Week 6: Ch. 7 & 8 and Critique 2
Week 7: Ch. Ch. 9 & 10 and Quote 6. Group Assignments for CORE assignment start
Week 8: Ch. 11 & 12 and Quote 7
Week 9: Ch. 13 & 14 and Quote 8
Week 10: Ch. 15 & 16 and Quote 9. Group Assignments end and results should be turned in by Saturday
Week 11: Ch. 17 & 18, and Quote 10 & Critique 3
Week 12: Ch. 19 & 20 and Quote 11
Week 13: Quote 12 and Essays due by Friday at 11:59 pm
Week 14: No Assignments, study for Final
Week 15: Final Exam over Ch. 21, 22, & 23

Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 5, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Test - 20%, Essay-20%, Projects - 20%, Attendance-20%, Final Exam-20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Cell phones must be put away and any use will count as an absence. Coming to class late or leaving class early will count as an absence, Students that are a disruptive force in the class will be removed from the class and will need Department Chair approval to be able to return to class. Contact me by email or see me before or after class if you have any questions about the class. If you need to discuss grades or assignments please set up an appointment. I will not discuss grades over the phone or email.
Plagiarism on any paper, test, or assignment is not allowed. Any student that plagiarizes will receive an F for the course.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. You will start with 100 points for attendance and for each assignment you miss I will deduct 5 points.
You must do the Essay to receive a passing grade.
Plagiarism is not allowed and over 20% on the Essay could result in failing the Essay
I do not reset assignments except for a major emergency
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 If for any reason you become ill and can not do the assignments you must notify me before not after the assignments to be excused.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.