Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 73B
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Albert Faggard
Phone(409) 984-6421
Location:Educational I - Room: 111
Hours:Mon., Tues., Wed. & Fri. from 8:30 until 10:45
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 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
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will: Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art. Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design. Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art. Critically interpret and evaluate works of art. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will: Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art. Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design. Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art. Critically interpret and evaluate works of art. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.
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, Ch.1 - Living With Art
Week 2: Ch. 1 - What is Art
Week 3: Ch. 2 & 3 - Themes of Art, Visual Elements
Week 4: Ch. 5, 6, & 7 - Principles of Design and Drawing
Week 5: Ch. 8 & 9 Painting and Prints
Week 6: Ch. Ch. 10 & 11 - Camera, Computer Arts, Graphic Design, Group Assignments
Week 7: Ch. 12 & 13 - Sculpture and Insulation, Arts of Ritual and Daily Life
Week 8: Ch. 14 & 15 - Architecture, Ancient Mediterranean Worlds
Week 9: Ch. 16 & 17 - Christianity and the formation of Europe, Renaissance Group Assignments due by Fri., Nov.13, at 11:59 pm
Week 10: Ch. 18 & 19 - The 17th and 18th centuries, Arts of Africa and Islam, Essay due by Fri. Nov. 13 at 11:59 pm
Week 11: Thanksgiving - no assignments
Week 12: Ch. 20 - Arts of the Pacific and the Americas
Week 13: No Assignments, study for Final over The Modern world, Modern to Post Modern, and Contemporary Art Final Exam over Ch. 21, 22, & 23
Major Assignments

Because of the delayed Semester start below are your new Assignment Due Dates

Week 1 - Sept. 14 - Sept. 19

Quote 1 & 2

Week 2 - Sept. 21 - September 26

Quote 3 & Critique 1, Chapter Test 1

Week 3 - Sept. 28 - Oct. 3

Quote 4 & 5, Test 2 & 3

Week 4 - Oct. 5 - Oct. 10

Critique 2, Test 6 & 7

Week 5 - Oct. 12 - 17

Quote 6 & 7, Test 8 & 9

Week 6 - Oct. 19 - 24 - Group Assignment starts

Quote 8, Test 10 & 11

Week 7 - Oct 26 - 31

Quote 9, Test 12 & 13

Week 8 - Nov. 2 - 7

Quote 10 & Critique 3, Test 14 & 15

Week 9 - Nov. 9 - 14

Quote 11, Test 16 & 17 - Group Assignments due by Friday, Nov. 13 at 11:59pm

Week 10 - Nov. 16 - 21

Quote 12 & Test 18 & 19 - Essay due on Friday, Nov. 20

Week 11 - Nov. 23 - 28

Thanksgiving - No Assignments

Week 12 - Nov. 30 - Dec. 5

Chapter 20 Test

Week 13 - Dec. 7 - 10

Final Exams over Ch. 21, 22, & 23 to be done between 8am Tuesday Dec. 9 and Wednesday, Dec. 9. at 11:59pm

Final Exam Date December 8, 2020 - 8:00 AM   Through  December 9, 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
All students should have internet and computer capabilities so no excuses are accepted for lack of completing 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.
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.