Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: ARTS-1301- Section: 71
Art Appreciation
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Instructor Information
Instructor Albert Faggard
Phone(409) 984-6421
Location:Educational I - Room: 111
Hours:Tuesdays - 9am until 10am or by Appointment
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
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.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* 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, Bound ISBN 978-1-259-91675-5 or Loose Leaf 978-1-260-36389-0
You may also use Connect
Lecture Topics
Lecture Topics and Chapters
Week 1 - June 7-12
Ch. 1 & 2 - Living With Art & What is Art
Week 2 - June 14-19
Ch. 3,4, 5,6, & 7 - Themes of Art, The Visual Elements, Principles of Design, Drawing, Painting
Week 3 - June 21-26
Ch. 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12 - Prints, Camera and Computer Arts, Graphic Design, Sculpture & Installation, Arts of Ritual and Daily Life
Week 4 - June 28 - July 3
Ch. 13, 14, 15, & 16 - Architecture, Ancient Mediterranean Worlds, Christianity, & The Renaissance
Week 5 - July 5 - 10
Ch. 17, 18, 19, & 20 - The 17 & 18 Centuries, Arts of Islam and Africa, Arts of Asia, Arts of the Pacific & the Americas
Week 6 - Sunday, July 11 & Monday, July 12
Final Exam over Ch. 21, 22, & 23 - The Modern World, Modern to Postmodern, Contemporary Art
The Finals will open on Sunday at 8am and end Monday at 11:59pm

Major Assignments
The following is a schedule for your test and quotes for this semester. It can change depending on circumstances such as Holiday weeks or Spring break.
Each week there are 2 sets of assignments. Set 1 opens Mondays at 8am and closes Wednesday's at 11:59pm. Set 2 opens Thursdays at 8am and closes at 11:59pm.
The Core Assignment is due on Friday, June 25, by 11:59pm.
The Essay is due by Friday, July 2, by 11:59pm
Quotes/Critiques and Chapter Test will not show up in the course until they are scheduled to open.

Week 1 - June 7-12
Monday - Wednesday - Set 1 - Quote 1
Thursday - Saturday - Set 2 - Quote 2 & Chapter 1 & 2 test
Week 2 - June 14-19
Mon. - Wed. - Set 1 - Qt.3 & Ch. 3 & 4 test
Thur. - Sat. - Set 2 - Critique 1 Ch. 5, 6, & 7 Test
Week 3 - June 21-26
Mon. - Wed. - Set 1 - Qt. 4 & Ch. 8 & 9 Test _ Start Core Assignment
Thur. - Sat. - Set 2 - Qt 5 & Ch. 10, 11, & 12 Test -
Week 4 - June 28 - July 3
Mon. - Wed. - Set 1 - Critique 2 & Ch. 13 & 14 Test - Core Assignment due July 2, at 11:59pm
Thur. - Sat. - Set 2 - Qt. 6 & Ch. 15 & 16 Test - Essay is due Friday, July 2, at 11:59pm - You may turn in the essay early if you wish.
Week 5 - July 5 - 10
Mon. - Wed. - Set 1 - Qt. 7 & Ch. 17 & 18 Test
Thur. - Sat. Set 2 - Qt. 8 - Ch. 19 & 20 Test
Week 6 - Sunday, July 11 & Monday, July 12
Final Exam over Ch. 21, 22, & 23
The Finals will open on Sunday at 8am and end Monday at 11:59pm

Unless there is a major emergency I will not reset Quotes/Critiques or Test


Final Exam Date July 11, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  July 12, 2021 - 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%
Not turning in the Essay will cause failure of the class.
Course Policies
Instructor Policies Plagiarism is unacceptable in a college environment and penalties will be assessed. 100% plagiarism on any item will result in failure of the class.
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. 100% plagiarism on any item will result in failure of the class.
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.
Commercial Music, Visual and Performing Arts
Chair:Richard Vandewalker
Phone:(409) 984-6520

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