Spring 2019 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1304- Section: 01
Art History II (14th Century to the Present)
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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 chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from the 14th century to the present day. Primarily an examination of Western painting, sculpture, architecture and related visual arts from the early Renaissance to the present. May be taken in either year of this curriculum.
Prerequisites Flash Drive
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
1. Identify and describe works of art based on their chronology and style, using standard categories and terminology. (PSLO Alpha, 1,2,3) Measured by pretest/posttest, embedded test or quiz questions.
2. Investigate major artistic developments and significant works of art from prehistoric times to the 14th century. (PSLO Alpha, 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by pretest/post-test, group discussions, and/or oral & visual presentations.
3. Analyze the relationship of art to history by placing works of art within cultural, historical, and chronological contexts. (PSLO 1, 2, 5, 6) Measured by group discussions, and oral & visual presentations.
4. Critically interpret and evaluate works of art. (PSLO Alpha, 1, 5, 6) Measured by group discussions and compare/contrast essay.
Core Objectives
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 Art History, 5th ed. Portable edition by Marilyn Stokstad, Vol. 4 14th to 18th Century and Vol. 6 18th Century to Present
Lecture Topics
Major Assignments
Week 1: Introduction,
Week 2: 14th century
Week 3: 15th Century Northern Europe
Week 4: Renaissance in Italy
Week 5: Review and Test
Week 6: 16th Century Italy
Week 7: 16th Century Northern Europe and Spain
Week 8: 17th Century
Week 9: Review and Test
Week 10: 18th Century
Week 11: Early 19th Century
Week 12: Mid- to Late 19th Century Europe and US
Week 13: Modern Art Europe
Week 14: Modern Art US
Week 15: International Scene
Week 16: Finals

Final Exam Date May 14, 2019 - 8:00 AM   Through  May 14, 2019 - 10:00 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Tests and Pop Quizzes 30 %
Presentations 40 %
1 Essay 30 %
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Grade will be lowered by 10% on papers that lack proper heading with course number.
Attendance Policy The student has two free absences for emergencies, thereafter the grade drops by a letter grade for every two absences.
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
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