Distance Education · Visual and Performing Arts · Art - ARTS
- Summer I 2019
- Section N02 CRN-30587
- 3 Credits
- 06/03/2019 to 07/01/2019
- Modified 06/07/2019
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. Students need to check their email and take any orientations to Distance Learning that are sent out. Weekly attendance is required in this course. Attendance policies are explained in further detail under Course Policies in this syllabus.
Instructor: Hana Shoup
- Email: [email protected]
- eCampus mail: [email protected]
- Office: Online only
- Conference Calls: By appointment
Office Hours are conducted online from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Wednesdays.
I will respond to emails sent during office hours as promptly as possible, and otherwise within 24 hours Monday - Friday. Emails sent after 5 pm on Friday will be replied to by 11:00 am Monday morning.
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 within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.
3 class hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.
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:
Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art.
Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design.
Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art.
Critically interpret and evaluate works of art.
Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.
Required Textbook: Living with Art, 11th Ed. By Mark Getlein. ISBN: 978-0-07-337931-9
A Computer: For an online class, you will need a full computer (not a smartphone or light tablet), broadband internet services, and Microsoft Word (in your Buc email account).
Attention! Your Midterm is required to be proctored. A proctored exam is where a person monitors the students during an examination. You must take the exam at the Learning Center, or use ProctorU (which is fee-based).
Choose from the following options:
Option 1: Learning Center in Bryan or Brenham. You can make reservations online, through email, or phone.
Bryan Learning Center
Email: [email protected]
Brenham Learning Center
Option 2: RELLIS, Sealy, or Schulenburg campuses
You can make reservations through the following email sites:
Option 3: Proctor U
Proctor U is an online proctoring service to be used when taking online exams. Proctor U costs $20.75 per test (for a test that is scheduled at least 3 days in advance by the student). If you choose Proctor U, create a ProctorU account as soon as possible, and at least a week before the test at https://proctoru.com/portal/blinn
WEEKLY eCAMPUS PARTICIPATION
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.
Once the semester starts, you will go to the eCampus site to:
- Send email to and receive email from the instructor.
- Check the calendar and note the due dates for assignments and tests.
- Check “news” for any announcements from the instructor.
- Access and watch videos and links posted.
- Take your weekly quizzes over course material.
- Complete two exams.
- Complete four projects, including a gallery visit.
- Complete course discussions.
- Fulfill attendance requirements (see Attendance Policy).
You will need to be able to access a computer several times a week during the course of the semester. There are multimedia objects (pictures, video, and audio) in this course, so a high-speed connection will be necessary. You will need a basic word processing program, PowerPoint viewer to view any PowerPoints, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Flash, and QuickTime may also be required for some of the videos. You will need sound to hear any lectures or Tegrity recordings that may be posted as well, in addition to other videos posted.
Computers are available for student use in campus libraries, therefore computer issues are not an excusable reason for late or missed assignments.
Attention! You must take your midterm exam at either the Learning Center or with ProctorU. If you choose to use ProctorU, the cost is $20.75 per test (if it is scheduled for at least 72 hours in advance by the student). Students must have a high-speed reliable internet connection, webcam, and a microphone (if the webcam does not have one.)
https://proctoru.com/portal/blinn Set up your account as soon as possible so you can get familiar with the process.
One assignment includes a gallery visit, for which you will need to visit an art gallery or art museum within your local area approved by your instructor.
|Projects||20% or 200 points||
There will be 4 projects due for this course. This will include written assignments, a powerpoint, and a gallery/museum visit. They are 50 points each. There will be an optional museum visit for extra credit (25 points)
|Quizzes||20% or 200 points||
There will be 8 weekly quizzes covering the course material. For each week, there are required reading assignments from the textbook, as outlined in the calendar and modules on eCampus. The quizzes are based on the textbook and on content from videos.
You will need your textbook and may use the textbook during the quiz.
All quizzes are available on eCampus. After the due date, the quiz will not be available. The quizzes may be taken twice and have no time limit. There will be no make-up of quizzes without a valid reason.
|Discussions and Participation||20% or 200 points||
This grade is based on two things:
1. class discussions. Participation includes your posts as well as your replies to your classmates. Failure to complete any discussion post results in points lost from your grade. The Discussions and Quizzes are based on the textbook and on content from videos.
2. viewing the links and powerpoints for every chapter.
These videos show various aspects of art and interviews with artists. Your viewing of these online activities is recorded within eCampus and contributes to your participation grade. A low percentage of completion results in points lost from the participation grade.
|Midterm Exam||20% or 200 points||
Midterm Exam (covering Chapters 1 - 10) and any additional course material assigned. The Midterm is open book and will be proctored. You must take the midterm at the Learning Center or with Proctor U.
|Final Exam||20% or 200 points||
Final Exam covering Chapters 1 - 23 and any additional course content assigned. The Final Exam is open book.
|Total||100% or 1000 points|
A (100 - 90%)
B ( 89 - 80%)
C ( 79 - 70%)
D ( 69 - 60%)
F ( < 60%)
Blinn College Policies
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 Blinn Buc 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 Blinn Buc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.
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 10 points or 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 immediately. After the last day of class, June 28, 2019, no assignments will be accepted.
Make-up quizzes and exams
There will be no makeup of quizzes or exams without an authorized excuse or instructor permission. If you are sick or have a valid reason for not completing a quiz on time, you must contact the instructor. Students must contact the instructor 72 hours 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 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” for is June 21, 2019. 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”. Do not wait until the last minute to drop.
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 during discussions may be removed by the instructor. Students are expected to review and utilize the information available on Netiquette, viewable at https://www.blinn.edu/online/students/netiquette.html
Students can expect to see grades posted within two weeks of the submission deadline for an assignment.
Regular attendance is required. You must complete all assignments for the week (including quizzes, essays, discussions, homework assignments, exams) to be counted present for that week. Therefore, if you fail to complete the required assignments during two separate weeks, you will be dropped from this course. As per Blinn College policy, two weeks worth of unexcused absences results in being 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.
Week 1 (June 3-9)
Week 2 (Jun 10-16)
Week 3 and Midterm (June 17-23)
Important Information About the Midterm:
The Midterm will be accessible this week on eCampus. You must take the exam on a computer at the Learning Center, or, use your own computer and use ProctorU (fee-based).
Schedule to take your exam at either the Learning Center or ProctorU. (See eCampus module Required Proctored Midterm for information).
The exam will be open book, with a 120-minute time limit and two attempts allowed.
If you need special accessibility assistance, please let me know today.
Week 4 (June 24-30)
Week 5 and Finals (July 1-2)
Final Exam (Cumulative): DUE . Last time to take the exam is 11:30pm.
The Final Exam will be available this week on eCampus under the sub-module titled Final Exam in the Week 5 module. It is open book.
Total Contact hours 48