Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 01
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Grace Megnet
Phone(409) 984-6477
Location:Student Center - Room: 401
Hours:M-F 7-8, 11-12
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 Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art. (PSLO Alpha and 2; measured by vocabulary quizzes)

Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design.(PSLO 1 and 2; measured in presentations and embedded test questions)

Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art.(PSLO 1 and 2; measured in class presentations and discussions)

Critically interpret and evaluate works of art.(PSLO 1,2,5; measured by essay on critical thinking)

Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.(PSLO 1,2, 4,5; measured by presentations and discussions)
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.
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 Gretlein, 11th ed.
Lecture Topics
Week 1: Introduction and instructions for group Power Point
Week 2: Student group Power Point Presentation.
Week 3: Living with Art, Themes of Art (Chapters 1-3) Discussion of social and individual responsibilities as a consumer of art.
Week 4: Visual Elements, Design (Chapters 4-5) Reproduction of art work (student drawings)
Week 5: Exploring different Medias (Chapter 6-9) Group discussion and research project.
Week 6: Sculpture (Chapter 11) Student Collage exhibit
Week 7: Architecture (chapter 13) Lecture/Discussion
Week 8: The Ancient Mediterranean World (Chapter 14) Lecture and Discussion understanding art and its cultural characteristics in different cultures of the Ancient World.
Week 9: Christianity (Chapter 15) Lecture and Discussion how ideas influence the creative process.
Week 10: Renaissance (Chapter 16) Lecture and Discussion on the effect of the past on a new historic time period.
Week 11: Baroque (Chapter 17) Lecture and discussion: Art as a means of power and influence
Week 12: Modern World (Chapter 21-23) Lecture and analysis of artists, individual style giving rise to a multitude of art movements.
Week 13: Discussion of the importance of a sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and show awareness of one's own culture in relation to others.
Major Assignments
Week 1: Time Management and Reading Assignment "Leamnson"
Week 2 and 3: Student presentations

Week 4: Reproduction
Week 5: Vocabulary
Week 6: Test 1
Week 7: Collage
Week 8: Test 2
Week 10: Vocabulary
Week 12 Essay

Final Exam Date May 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 15, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale 900-1000 points: A
800-899 points: B
700-799 points: C
600-699 points: D
599 and lower: F
Determination of
Final Grade
Reading Assignment Leamnson: 100 points
Presentation : 100 points
Test on presentations : 100 points
Reproduction : 100 points
Collage : 100 points
Test 1 : 100 points
Test 2 : 100 points
Vocabulary 1 : 100 points
Vocabulary 2 :100 points
Quizzes : 100 points
Essay : 100 points (mandatory)
Finals : 100 points (mandatory)

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Preferred method of communication: e-mail or in person in my office during office hours.
Grade will be lowered by 10% on papers that lack proper heading with course number.
No late work.
Taking notes on laptops only with special permission.
The professor of this course reserves the right to change this syllabus at any time.
Attendance Policy Attendance is mandatory.
Two free absences for emergencies. For each additional absence 20 points will be deducted from the final grade.
Two free instances of being tardy. 5 points will be deducted from final grade for each additional tardy.
Extensive absences need to be sanctioned by the vice president.
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 -Learning Environment
So as to foster an environment of learning and success in the classroom and not to distract the instructor and their fellow students will
a. come on time and prepared
b. pack up when the class is finished
b. be engaged and mentally present (sleeping is done at home)
c. refrain from using phones, iwatches, and computers

-Grades will be posted on blackboard. It is the student's responsibility to check for accuracy.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.