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Distance Education · Visual and Performing Arts · Art - ARTS

Art History II (14th Century to the Present)

  • Summer II 2018
  • Section N04 CRN-40362
  • 3 Credits
  • 07/05/2018 to 08/02/2018
  • Modified 07/02/2018

Meeting Times

This is a fully online course.

Contact Information

Instructor:  Andrew Cangelose

Email:  [email protected]

Office Hours:  Tentative Wednesdays  10am - 12pm

This is a fully online course.  The instructor teaches out-of-town.  Communication may be arranged by communicating through the online course.


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

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


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.


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:


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 the 14th century to the present day.

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.


Required Textbook: Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective, Volume II, 15th Edition, by Fred S. Kleiner.


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.



Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Exams 60%

3 major grades  (each 20% of total grade)

Final Exam 20%

Comprehensive final exam  (20% of total grade)

Quizzes/Written Assignment(s) 10%

Written Assignments/Quizzes: 4 Activities.  The average of the 4 grades will count as 10% of the total grade.

Class Participation 10%

Discussion Topics/Activities

Total 100%


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

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

Quizzes: There will be one Practice Quiz that will not count as a grade. It is to give you insight as to how the subject matter will be addressed and an idea on how subject matter on subsequent Quizzes and Exams will be formatted and presented.  There will be 4 Quizzes total that will count and average as one major grade.


(Do not wait until the last minute in the evenings to take a quiz or an exam, there is too much online traffic and your connection can be interrupted.)


 There are no "make-up" options, or late submissions.  The schedule of this class is flexible, but students must plan their time well to do well.           



View PowerPoint Lectures & Complete Study Guide Questions for each Chapter and/or Written Assignments.


Students will be responsible for:

 *Actively participating and pacing their online studies, and reading the    

recommended  pages of the book in a timely manner so as to be prepared when a quiz or an exam is about to open online.

*Submit quizzes and assignments on dates due

*Students are responsible for consistent checking  and monitoring  of

 announcements and  knowing when exams and quizzes are scheduled.


Students will be graded according to their efforts, accomplishments, and completion of the following list:

1.  Completion of all exams including the final BY THEIR RESPECTIVE DUE DATES

2.  Completion of chapter quizzes BY THEIR RESPECTIVE DUE DATES

3. Completion of Written Assignments/Activities BY THEIR RESPECTIVE DUE DATES

4.  Participation


REQUIRED RESOURCES for fully online Art History:

 1. Students need to have reliable access to the Web and the ability to do competent searches.

2.  Students need to be able to save files to send "doc" or "docx" files as attachments through the eCampus mail tool.

3.  Students need to have the ability to submit quizzes and tests over the Internet.

4.  Students MUST access technical support as needed.  Go to:

5.  Students MUST be willing to go to Blinn to receive tech support instructions, if needed.



For this online course, if a student has not logged in and accessed the course itself or logged in and accessed and utilized the Lessons Folders materials, PowerPoint Lectures, Study-Guides & Chapter Questions, Assignments for a week and/or misses a Quiz or Exam will be considered missing one week of class and will receive a ONE WEEK' UNEXCUSED ABSENCE NOTICE.  If the student repeats this same behavior and non-active participation for a second time, the student will get a TWO WEEK UNEXCUSED ABSENCE NOTICE and will be dropped from the course.


Missing one week of the 5 Week Summer semester is equivalent to missing two weeks of a regular Fall or Spring semester.


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
Week 1
Chapters 14, 15, & 16

Syllabus, 1st Week Assignments, Introduction, Practice Quiz

PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions Chapter 14 – Late Medieval Italy,

Online  Practice Quiz  open - Chapter 14


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 15 - Late Medieval & Early Renaissance in Northern Europe,

Online Quiz 1 open - Chapter 15


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 16 – -The Renaissance in Quattrocento Italy

Online Exam 1 open - Chapters 14, 15, & 16


Contact Hours:  9

Week 2
Chapters 17, 18, & 19

PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions    Chapter 17 - Renaissance & Mannerism in Cinquecento Italy

Online Quiz 2 open - Chapter 17


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions, Chapter 18- High Renaissance &

Mannerism in Northern Europe & Spain


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview 

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 19 – The Baroque in Italy & Spain

Online Exam 2 open - Chapters 17, 18, & 19


 Contact Hours: 9

Week 3
Chapters 20,21, & 22

PowerPoint Lecture - Overview   

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 20 – The Baroque in Northern Europe

Online Quiz 3 open - Chapter 20


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 21 - Rococo to Neoclassicism, 18th century Europe & America


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview 

Study-Guide Questions – Chapter 22 - Romanticism, Realism, Photography: Europe & America, 1800-1870

Online Exam 3 open - Chapters 20, 21, & 22 


Contact Hours: 9

Week 4
Chapters 23, 24, & 25

PowerPoint Lecture – Overview  

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 23 – Impression, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism: Europe & America 1870-1900

Online Quiz 4 open - Chapter 23


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 24 -  Modernism & Postmodernism in Europe & America, 1945-1980


PowerPoint Lecture – Overview

Study-Guide Questions - Chapter 25 -  Modernism & Postmodernism in Europe & America, 1945-1980


Contact Hours: 9

Week 5

Review: Chapters 23, 24, & 25

Review:  Comprehensive


Contact Hours: 9

Final Exam
Week 6
Day of Finals Online 12am - 11:59pm

Final Exam

Contact Hours: 3


Total Contact Hours: 48