Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 06
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Albert Faggard
Phone(409) 984-6421
Location:Educational Annex - Room: 111
Hours:Monday - Friday 8:30am - 10:45am
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341
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 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 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.
Textbooks Living With Art by Mark Getlein, 11th Edition, ISBN 978-0-07-337931-9
Lecture Topics
Week 1 - Chapter 1 - Living With Art

Wk. 2 - Ch. 2 -What is Art - Art & Beauty, Appearances, Meaning - Ch. 3 -Themes of Art - Sacred, Political, History, Human Experiences, Invention-Fantasy, Nature in Art

Wk. 3 - Quote and Critique Discussion

Wk. 4 - Ch. 4, 5, & 6 - Visual Elements - Line, Shape, Mass, Light, Color, Optical effects, Time-Motion, Space. Design Principles - Unity & Variety, Balance, Emphasis & Subordination, Scale & Rhythm

Wk. 5 - Ch. 7, 8, - Drawing - Materials, Importance, and Function. Painting - Various materials, Techniques, Visual Presentation. Prints - Methods, Reasons, Styles, Importance of the presentation

Wk. 6 - Ch. 9 & 10 -Camera and Computer Arts - History, Film, relativity to painting, sculpture, and print. Graphic Design - Signs & Symbols, Motion and Interactivity, Topography, Image Translations

Wk. 7 - Ch. 11, 12 & 13 - Sculpture - Methods and Materials, History & Importance. Rituals in Art - use of materials used in different societies and their meaning. Architecture - Materials, Uses, and Technology - Current Trends and Fabrication styles, Types.

Wk. 8 - Spring Break

Wk. 9 - Quote & Critique Discussion - Essay Subject Discussions, Ch. 14 & 15 - Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World - Prehistoric to Roman. Christianity - Birth and Rise of Christianity, Byzantium, Roman Catholicism, Early, High, and Middle Ages

Wk 10. - Ch. 16 - Renaissance and it's importance to the world. Essay Subject Discussions

Wk. 11 - Ch. 17 & 18 - Baroque and Rococo Eras, Revolutions - Arts of Islam - Essay Subject Discussions

Wk. 12 - Ch. 19 & 20 - Arts of Asia; India, China, Japan, Arts of the Pacific and Americas and it's influence on Modern Arts and Cultures

Wk. 13 - Ch. 21 & 22 - Modern Art and Styles; Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Modern, Impressionism and Post Impressionism, Avant-Garde Movements - Art after World War 2. Art project Discussion

Wk. 14 - Ch. 23 - Current Affairs in Art

Wk. 15 - Final Exam Studies
Wk. 16 - Final Exam

Major Assignments
Week 1: Course Intro, Syllabus review, and Quote 1
Week 2: Ch. 2 & 3 and Quote 2
Week 3: Library, Study for test, Test 1, Quote 3
Week 4: Ch. 4 & 5, & 6, Quote 3
Week 5: Ch. 7, 8, & 9, 3 Ages paper, Critique 1
Week 6: Ch. 9, 10, 11, - Quote 4 & 5
Week 7: Ch. 12, 13, 15, - Museum of the Gulf Coast, Critique 2
Week 8: Spring Break
Week 9: Ch. 16, - Essay Power Points, Quote 6
Week 10: Ch 17, 18, Art Projects, Quote 7
Week 11: Ch. 19, 20, Art Projects Quote 8 & Critique 3
Week 12: Ch. 21, Critique 9
Week 13: Ch. 22, Quote 10
Week 14: Ch. 23, Quote 11
Week 15: Study for Final, Quote 12
Week 16: Final Exam

Final Exam Date May 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM   Through  May 16, 2019 - 1:00 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.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students are required to attend class. Attendance will effect Final Grade. After 5 absences final grades will be affected and students with more then 8 unexcused absences will receive an F for the course.
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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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.