Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301 (Section: 72, CRN: 91925)
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Albert Faggard
Email faggardac@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6421
Office Sam and Linda Monroe Performing Arts Center - Room: 140
Office Hours Mon. & Wed. - 7:30 - 9am
Friday - 7:30 - 9am then 10am until 11:30
Tue. & Thur. 7:30 - 8am or by appointment.
Additional Contact Information
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.
Required 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, Bound ISBN 978-1-259-91675-5 or Loose Leaf 978-1-260-36389-0­
Additional Materials/Resources None.
Corequisites/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.
Lecture Topics Outline

Ch.1 - Living With Art
Ch. 2 - What is Art
Ch. 3 - Themes of Art 
 Ch. 4 - Visual Elements
Ch. 5  - Principles of Design 
Ch. 6 - Drawing
Ch. 7 & 8 Painting and 
Ch. 8 - Prints
Ch. 9 - Ch. 9 - Camera, Computer Arts,
Ch. 10 - Graphic Design
Ch. 11 -12 - Sculpture and Insulation, 
Ch. 12 - Arts of Ritual and Daily Life
Ch. 13 - Architecture, 
Ch. 14 - Ancient Mediterranean Worlds
Ch. 15 - Christianity and the formation of Europe, 
Ch. 16 - The Renaissance
Ch. 17 - The 17th and 18th centuries,
Ch. 18 -  Arts of Africa and Islam -
Ch. 19 -  Arts of Asia
Ch. 20 - Arts of the Pacific and the America's
Ch. 21 - The Modern world
Ch. 22 - Modern to Post Modern,
Ch. 23 - Contemporary Art
Major Assignments Schedule Week 1 -  No assignments but please go over the entire course and become familiar with it.
Week 2 -  Quote 1 - Test 1
Week 3 - Quote 2 & Test 2
Week 4 -  Quote 3 & Critique 1 and Test 3
Week 5 -  Quote Quote 4 & Test 4
Week 6 -  Quote 5 and Test 5 & 6
Week 7 -  Quote 6 & Test 7 & 8 
Week 8 - Quote 7 & Critique 2 and Test 9 & 10
Week 9 -  Quote 8 and Test 11 & 12
Week 10 - Quote 9 and Test 13 & 14
Week 11 -  Quote 10 & Critique 3 and Test 15 & 16 
Week 12 - Quote Quote 11 and Test 17 & 18
Week 13 -  Quote 12 and Test 19 & 20 
Week 14  - Essays due by Friday, Dec. 1 at 11:59pm
Week 15 - Final Exam over Ch. 21, 22, & 23 Open Dec 7 at 8am and End December 11 at 11:59pm -
Week 16 - Finals continue and end on Monday Dec.11
Final Exam Date December 7, 2023 - 8:0 AM   Through  December 11, 2023 - 11:59 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 Plagiarism is unacceptable in a college environment and penalties will be assessed. 90% - 100% plagiarism on any item will result in failure of the class.
If you would like to discuss your grades please set up an appointment. I will not discuss them over the phone or email.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students are required to attend/participate in the class. Attendance will effect the Final Grade. 2 missed assignments are allowed with no Attendance penalties after that for each missed assignment I will deduct 5 points off your Attendance grade. Unless it's a major emergency I will not reset assignments. Not turning in the Essay assignment will result in failure of the class. Plagiarism is unacceptable in a college environment and penalties will be assessed. 90% - 100% plagiarism on any item will result in failure of the class.
Additional Information I will not discuss grades over the phone or through email. Please set up an appointment to discuss grades.
Institutional Policies
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus email and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal. You can also access your grades, transcripts, academic advisors, degree progress, and other services through MyLSCPA.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSCPA policies (Academic Dishonesty section in the Student Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
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.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect As per Texas law and LSCPA policy, all LSCPA employees, including faculty, are required to report allegations or disclosures of child abuse or neglect to the designated authorities, which may include a local or state law enforcement agency or the Texas Department of Family Protective Services. For more information about mandatory reporting requirements, see LSCPA's Policy and Procedure Manual.
Title IX and Sexual Misconduct LSCPA is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other forms of sexual misconduct. All LSCPA employees, including faculty, have the responsibility to report disclosures of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault (including rape and acquaintance rape), domestic violence, dating violence, relationship violence, or stalking, to LSCPA's Title IX Coordinator, whose role is to coordinate the college's response to sexual misconduct. For more information about Title IX protections, faculty reporting responsibilities, options for confidential reporting, and the resources available for support visit LSCPA's Title IX website.
Clery Act Crime Reporting For more information about the Clery Act and crime reporting, see the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report and the Campus Security website.

Grievance / Complaint / Concern 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.
Department Information
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520