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Blinn College • Bryan • Visual and Performing Arts • Art - ARTS


Art History II (14th Century to the Present) ARTS-1304

  • Summer II 2018
  • Section B02 CRN-40321
  • 3 Credits
  • 07/05/2018 to 08/02/2018
  • Modified 07/02/2018

Meeting Times


PLEASE NOTE:  This Art History II course is a BLENDED class.

Students in a Blended class must have (1) an adequate computer system and (2) be able to use eCampus, Blinn's Learning-Management System.  All computer requirements and the eCampus tutorials are at:

http://www.blinn.edu/online/students/tutorials.htm

In this Blended class Students are required to meet in the classroom twice a week for lectures and discussions.

Students in this Blended class are required to spend 48 hours on coursework (3 hours a week), both in the classroom and on-line in eCampus. 

This is a "paperless" class.  All assessments and assignments are submitted on-line in eCampus.

THIS CLASS MEETS:

Mondays and Tuesdays
8:00 AM until 9:55 AM
Room H 223

Contact Information


(Mary) Jill Stavenhagen, M.F.A., Instructor

Office hours:  Fridays, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM, or by appointment

Office location:  Building B, Room 102, Bryan Campus

E-mail:  [email protected] - before Summer Session II begins

E-mail:  [email protected] - after Summer Session II begins

Text/telephonehone:  (979) 595-5455

Description


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.

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 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.

Materials


REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:  Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective. Volume II. 15th Edition, edited by Fred S. Kleiner.  Prentice Hall.

  • Students will be required to use a presentation program during the semester.  Any presentation program that is compatible with Windows PCs, such as PowerPoint, is acceptable for this assignment.
  • Students may submit some assignments on-line in a word-processing program that is compatible with Windows PCs, such as MSWord, but most assignments may be submitted on-line in the software provided by eCampus.

Course Requirements


STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO:

  • attend all classes
  • acquire the textbook
  • complete all reading assignments in the textbook
  • view all required course files in eCampus
  • take all assessments and the final exam in eCampus by their due dates
  • submit all assignments in eCampus by their due dates
  • participate in class discussions
  • create a presentation describing, interpreting, analyzing, and comparing artworks, and drawing conclusions pertaining to different art periods or artists

STUDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO USE A PRESENTATION SOFTWARE, SUCH AS POWERPOINT.

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Presentation 15% PowerPoint presentation

Assigned art topic in a presentation software.   15% of final grade.

Class Discussions 45% 3 Topic Discussions

Tuesday class discussions, topics assigned by Instructor.  Each Discussion worth 15% of final grade.

Quizzes 30% 3 Chapter Quizzes

Each Quiz worth 10% of final grade

Final Exam 10% Final Exam

Final exam on contemporary art Chapters - worth 10% of final grade

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


CLASSROOM ABSENCES:  

In order to be counted as present at a classroom meeting, Students must attend the entire class, unless specifically granted permission by the Instructor to come late or leave early.

Two unexcused absences from the face-to-face class will be reported to the Admissions Office.

Three unexcused absences from the face-to-face class will be reported to the Admissions Office, and the Student may be administratively dropped from the class. 

Communication with Instructor is required in order to have an excused absence.

ON-LINE ABSENCES:
 
In order to be counted as present on-line, Students must submit all assessments and assignments on time unless specifically granted permission by the Instructor to submit late.  All on-line assignments and assessments have a due date;  after that date, they go off-line and are no longer accessible.
 
Failure to submit 2 on-line assignments and/or assessments on time will be reported to the Admissions Office as 2 unexcused absences.

Failure to submit 3 on-line assignments and/or assessments on time will be reported to the Admissions Office as 3 unexcused absences, and the Student may be administratively dropped from the class.
 
Communication with Instructor is required in order to have a failure to submit assignments/assessments excused.

 

UNCIVIL BEHAVIOR:

In this course, any disruption in the class is considered uncivil behavior.  Disruption is defined as:  when, during a class, a Student gets up and walks around the classroom, and/or leaves the classroom, and/or makes distracting noise while the Instructor is lecturing and/or while a fellow Student is speaking during a class discussion.

If a Student must leave the classroom for emergency reasons, please do so as quietly as possible.  If you cannot return to the classroom for any reason, let the Instructor know by text or phone [(979) 595-5455] if help should be summoned or 911 should be called.  If return to the classroom is not possible, contact Instructor by e-mail before the next class meeting with an explanation.

(See "Civility Statement" in this Syllabus for Blinn's policy on, and penalties for, uncivil behavior.)

FINAL EXAM TIME:

The on-line Final Exam in this course will open at 1:00 AM on Thursday, August 2, and remain open until 11:00 PM on Friday, August 3.  Students may take the Final Exam on-line any time during that period.  Students may take the Final Exam only once.

Schedule


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
Lecture
Week 1
F 236
Orientation/Syllabus, Introductory Chapters, Early Renaissance: Chapters 13 and 15

Lecture(s): 6

Reading(s)
:3

Assignment(s)
: 3

Contact Hours: 12

Week 2
F 236
Renaissance, Mannerism: Chapters 16, 17, and 18

Lecture(s): 6

Reading(s)
: 3

Assignment(s)
: 3

Contact Hours: 12

Week 3
F 236
Baroque to Romanticism: Chapters 19, 20, 21, and 22

Lecture(s): 6

Reading(s)
: 3

Assignment(s)
: 3

Contact Hours: 12

Week 4
F 236
Realism to Contemporary: Final Exam (The on-line Final Exam in this course will open at 1:00 AM on Thursday, August 2, and remain open until 11:00 PM on Friday, August 3. Students may take the Final Exam on-line any time during that period.)

Lecture(s): 6

Reading(s)
: 3

Assignment(s)
: 3

Contact Hours: 12

 

Total Contact Hours: 48