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Blinn College • Distance Education • Visual and Performing Arts • Art - ARTS


Art History I (Prehistoric to the 14th Century) ARTS-1303

  • Summer II 2018
  • Section N02 CRN-40364
  • 3 Credits
  • 07/05/2018 to 08/02/2018
  • Modified 07/03/2018

Meeting Times


This is an online class. Students need to go to eCampus to login and complete the class. Information on taking an online class is sent to the student's Blinn email by distance learning. Student's need to check their email and take any orientations to distance learning that are sent out.

Additionally students will find instructions on how the class works and what to expect loaded in the course content. Once the class is open students will have access to this information.

Contact Information


Art Instructor: Rebecca Andresen

Online Office Hours 

This is an online class. Students need to go to eCampus to login and complete the class. Information on taking an online class is sent to the student's Blinn email by distance learning. Student's need to check their email and take any orientations to distance learning that are sent out.

Additionally students will find instructions on how the class works and what to expect loaded in the course content. Once the class is open students will have access to this information.

Emails will be responded to on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, (9am-5pm). Emails sent after 5 pm on Friday will be replied to on Mondays.

Office Hours

  • Wednesday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Online

Online office hours means the instructor will be available online during this time to answer emails. Additionally if students wish to live chat they may send an email and the instructor will open a chat forum.

 

 

Description


A chronological analysis of the historical and cultural contexts of the visual arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century.

3 class hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.

Requisites

Prerequisites: Students must be college ready in reading, by means of appropriate exemption score by TSI or alternative test; or by completing READ 0306, or READ 0307, or DIRW 0326, or ESOL 0325 with a C or better, or by completing READ 0208 or ESOL 0226 with a passing grade.

Corequisites:

Core Curriculum Statement


Through the Texas Core Curriculum, students will gain a foundation of knowledge in human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning. For details relating to this core course, please see:

http://www.blinn.edu/academics/core_curriculum.html

Outcomes


Identify and describe works of art based on their chronology and style, using standard categories and terminology.

Investigate major artistic developments and significant works of art from prehistoric times to the 14th century.

Analyze the relationship of art to history by placing works of art within cultural, historical, and chronological contexts.

Critically interpret and evaluate works of art.

Materials


Materials: Kleiner, Fred and Mamiya, Christin. Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective. Volume I. 15th Edition. Prentice Hall. Additional materials, such as course packets, articles, or other materials as determined by instructor.

Students will need to purchase a textbook for this course. The textbook ISBN# differs depending on where the textbook is purchased, the Blinn bookstore has plenty of copies for students on hand.

Blinn Bookstore ISBN # 9781337033381

Publisher ISBN # 9781305633940

Please Note: Students are not required to purchase a new textbook. The publisher offers access to an online companion site, Mind Tap, however this course does not use it and all required course content outside of the textbook can be found on eCampus which students will have access to once the course begins.

Course Requirements


Students will be expected to attend all classes (or enter on-line sites), purchase books, packets and instruments as indicated by instructor, take quizzes and tests, participate in class as individual or in group discussions, write short and long essays describing, interpreting, analyzing, comparing art, and drawing conclusions pertaining to different art periods or artists, submit typed assignments, and take a comprehensive final exam.

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Major Grades/Exams 30%

EXAMS

All exams are to be taken online and can be taken from your own computer. You must download the Respondus Lockdown Browser in order to take the exam. There is no fee associated to use the browser. Exams may consist of essay, multiple choice, matching, true/false, or short answer.

Students will receive grades directly after completion of exams as they are computer graded.

Exam 1 = 15%  Chapters 1-5   150pts

Exam 2 = 15%  Chapters 6-10 150pts

Major Grades/Quizzes 20%

QUIZZES

There are a total of 17 quizzes made up of  a syllabus quiz, chapter quizzes, and a final review quiz. In addition to the textbook the best resources for your quizzes can be found in the modules that cover the chapter material located in your eCampus class.  

All quizzes will be taken online and will be open for 1 week until the close date. There will be no makeup of quizzes without a legitimate reason. Chapter quizzes are worth 10 points each, the syllabus quiz worth is 30 points, and the final review quiz is worth 20 points for a total of 200 points.

Students will receive grades directly after completion of quizzes as they are computer graded.

Quizzes =  20%  200pts 

Syllabus Quiz  30pts

Chapter Quizzes  150pts 

Final Review Quiz 20pts

Final Exam 20%

FINAL EXAM

Attention! The Final Exam in this course is proctored using Tegrity, (no cost), you will need a webcam to use Tegrity proctoring and a photo I.D.

The final exam is to be taken online and can be taken from your own computer. This exam may consist of essay, multiple choice, matching, true/false, or short answer. This exam focuses on chapters 11, 12, & 13 of the textbook, but covers material from the other chapters as well making it comprehensive.

Students will receive grades within a few days of taking the final exam, they will be able to view their grades in the gradebook on ecampus.

Comprehensive Final  20%  200pts

Written Assignments 20%

WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS 

Students will be assigned 3 short essays during the semester, totaled together these short essays are worth 200 points.

Grades will be available to view after 2 weeks of submitting papers, feedback may be given in the "comments" section next the grade.

In addition to the written assignments listed below students are assigned chapter readings each week of the semester from the textbook.

Essay 1 = 5%  50pts

Essay 2 = 5% 50pts

Final Exam Essay 10% 100pts

Class Participation 10%

CLASS PARTICIPATION

Class participation is determined by the completion and quality of discussion posts and is worth 100 points. To receive full credit for discussion posts, you must complete all requirements for each discussion assignment. You are also encouraged to view the lecture videos, links, and other material posted each weeks module.

At the end of the semester the instructor will evaluate if the student has participated in discussions on related topics. This grade will not be evaluated until the end of the semester.

Class Participation = 10%  100pts

Total 100%

Breakdown

A (100 - 90%)  
B ( 89 - 80%)  
C ( 79 - 70%)  
D ( 69 - 60%)  
F ( < 60%)

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


Late Work

All assignments are expected to be turned in on time. Late assignments are not accepted without penalty unless the student and the instructor agree on a different due date in advance of the original due date. The late penalty is the lowering of one letter grade per day. 

Computer problems are not an excuse for late work. Computers are available at the computer labs in Bryan and Brenham, and in the libraries on all campuses. If you have computer problems, you should let the instructor know. Late quizzes and exams are not accepted without a valid reason. After the last day of class no assignments aside from the final exam will be accepted.

Technical Issues

Due to the nature of an online class it is the students’ responsibility to allow for plenty of time to complete assignments in case there are technical issues. If students run into technical issues they should email the instructor to let them know there was an issue. Technical problems do not automatically mean students will be granted an opportunity to complete work, they should email the instructor to discuss options.  

If students have technical issues with ecampus they should contact Distance Learning: http://www.blinn.edu/online/ or reach them by phone: 979-209-7298. They may also connect with Blinn to answer questions by going to: http://ask.blinn.edu/ and submit a question. If it is a student technical issue they should try and resolve it by using the provided resources first and then email their instructor.

Make-up quizzes and exams

There will be no makeup of quizzes or exams without an authorized excuse or instructor permission. Quizzes are online for one week. If you are sick or have a valid reason for not completing a quiz on time, you must contact the instructor. Exams are also online for 7 days. Students should contact the instructor before the exam deadline to request an extension. Extensions for exams are not automatically granted and may be made up only with the instructor’s permission. If in doubt about the validity of your excuse, please contact the instructor anyway.

Dropping

If a student chooses to drop the course, it is that student’s responsibility to complete a drop order at the Office of Enrollment Services. Failure to do so could result in a grade F in the course. The last day to drop with a “Q” is July 27th 2018. If a student drops or is dropped after that date, an automatic QF is assigned. Note that a “QF” is calculated the same as an “F” in grade point average. Please check to make sure your status is a “Q” if you are not finishing the class and do not wait until the last minute to drop. It is important that you take responsibility for dropping the class before this deadline.

Civility

Being civil in an online class means both being civil in discussions when responding to other students and the instructor and being honest when taking exams and completing homework assignments. Rude and inappropriate comments posted to discussions may be removed by the instructor and may result in a zero on the assignment or other repercussions. Students are expected to review and utilize the information available on Netiquette, viewable at: https://www.blinn.edu/online/students/netiquette.html

Grades

Students can expect to see grades posted within two weeks of the submission deadline for a written assignment. All quizzes and exams taken online will automatically be graded and added to the students’ gradebook.

Attendance

Regular attendance is required or you will be administratively dropped from the course. To be counted as "Present" you must participate in the weekly discussions. For the summer semester you are required to log into the course at least 5 days per 7 day week and complete associated assignments. Details can be found in the course assignments and by watching the attendance video loaded in the course. Additionally you need to complete all assignments for the week (including quizzes, essays, discussions, homework assignments, exams).

The Blinn College policy states that, an excess of 2 missed days, (Summer Semester) of unexcused absences will result in the student being dropped from the course. Therefore, if you log in less than 5 days in a week and do not complete the required assignments associated with class attendance, you will be dropped from the course. Logging in alone does not constitute attendance.

It is your responsibility to contact me as soon as possible should you have any problems completing any assignments or you have a request for an excused absence. 

You are only allowed 2 total unexcused absences, so should you fail to be counted as present it will count as an unexcused absence. If you should accumulate 2 unexcused absences you will be administratively dropped from the course for excessive absences.

Required Software

Respondus Lockdown Browser, Word, PowerPoint. MS Office is free in your Buc email account to download or use in the cloud. Links provided in your online course for the free download of software.

http://www.blinn.edu/acadtech/Office365.html  or contact Academic Technology. 979-830-4357.

For an online class you will need a full computer not a smartphone or light tablet, and broadband internet services. A webcam may be required for test proctoring. See the Minimum Hardware and Software Recommendations. http://www.blinn.edu/online/technical/ecampus-tech.html 

Proctored Exams

The Final Exam is a proctored exam. You will need to use Tegrity, (no cost), to take your exam. To use Tegrity proctoring you must have a webcam and a photo I.D. See course links in ecampus for details.   

Schedule


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
Lecture/Assignments
Week 1
Online
 

Lectures: 

Course Introduction

Chapter 1 Art before History

Chapter 2 Mesopotamia & Persia

Readings: 

Students will have an introduction the course, the principles and elements in art, and read in the textbook the "What is Art History" section.

Textbook Chapter 1, PowerPoint Chapter 1, additional links and readings as posted online.

Textbook Chapter 2, PowerPoint Chapter 2, additional readings and links online as posted.

Assignments: 

Quiz-Syllabus/Course Policy Quiz, Due 7/8

Quiz-1 Chapter 1, Due 7/8

Quiz-2 Chapter 2, Due 7/8

Quiz-2B Chapter 2, Due 7/8

Icebreaker Discussion: Introduce Yourself, Due 7/8

Contact Hours: 9 (for the week)

Lecture/Assignments
Week 2
Online
 

Lectures:

Chapter 3 Egypt Under the Pharaohs

Chapter 4 The Prehistoric Aegean

Chapter 5 Ancient Greece

Readings
: 

Textbook Chapter 3, PowerPoint Chapter 3, additional links and readings online as posted.

Textbook Chapter 4, PowerPoint Chapter 4, additional readings and links as posted online.

Textbook Chapter 5, PowerPoint Chapter 5, additional links and readings as posted online.

Assignments:

Quiz-3 Chapter 3, Due 7/15

Quiz-4 Chapter 4, Due 7/15

Quiz-5, Chapter 5, Due 7/15

Quiz-5B, Chapter 5, Due 7/15

Essay 1 Due 7/15

Exam 1 Chapters 1-5 Due 7/15

Exams may consist of essay, multiple choice, matching, true/false, or short answer. Students will know principles and elements in the art works, historical and artistic terminology, design elements in architecture and techniques used. 

Week 2 Discussion A Due 7/15

Week 2 Discussion B Due 7/15

Group Debate Discussion Due 7/15

Contact Hours: 9 (for the week)

Lecture/Assignments
Week 3
Online
 

Lectures:

Chapter 6 The Etruscans

Chapter 7 The Roman Empire

Chapter 8 The Late Antiquity


Readings
: 

Textbook Chapter 6, PowerPoint Chapter 6, additional readings and links online as posted.

Textbook Chapter 7, PowerPoint Chapter 7, additional links and readings online as posted.

Textbook Chapter 8, PowerPoint Chapter 8, additional readings and links as posted online.

Assignments:

Quiz-6, Chapter 6, Due 7/22

Quiz-7 Chapter 7, Due 7/22

Quiz-8, Chapter 8, Due 7/22

Essay 2, Due 7/22

Week 3 Discussion A Due 7/22

Week 3 Discussion B Due 7/22

Week 3 Discussion C Due 7/22

Contact Hours: 9 (for the week)

Lecture/Assignments
Week 4
Online
 

Lectures:

Chapter 9 Byzantium

Chapter 10 The Islamic World

Chapter 11 Early Medieval Europe

Readings: 

Textbook Chapter 9, PowerPoint Chapter 9, additional readings and links as posted online.

Textbook Chapter 10, PowerPoint Chapter 10, additional readings and links as posted online.

Textbook Chapter 11, PowerPoint Chapter 11, additional readings and links as posted online.

Assignments:

Quiz-9, Chapter 9, Due 7/29

Quiz-10, Chapter 10, Due 7/29

Quiz-11, Chapter 11 Due 7/29

Exam 2 Chapters 6-10 Due 7/29

Exam may consist of essay, multiple choice, matching, true/false, or short answer. Students will know principles and elements in the art works, historical and artistic terminology, design elements in architecture and techniques used. 

Week 4 Discussion A, Due 7/29

Week 4 Discussion B, Due 7/29

Week 4 Discussion C, Due 7/29

Contact Hours: 9 (for the week)

Lecture/Assignments
Week 5
Online
 

Lectures:

Chapter 12 Romanesque Europe

Chapter 13 Gothic Europe

Readings: 

Textbook Chapter 12, PowerPoint Chapter 12, additional readings and links as posted online.

Textbook Chapter 13, PowerPoint Chapter 13, additional readings and links as posted online.

Assignments:

Quiz-12, Chapter 12, Due 8/1

Quiz-13, Chapter 13, Due 8/1

Final Review Quiz, Due 8/1

Week 5 Discussion A, Due 8/1

Week 5 Discussion B, Due 8/1

End of Semester Review, (optional)

Contact Hours: 9 (for the week)

Final Exam
August 2nd
Online
 

Final Exam is cumulative, with a focus on Chapters 11-13.

Available to take online August 2nd, 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM.

Contact Hours: 3 (for the week)

 

Total Contact Hours: 48