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Bryan · Visual and Performing Arts · Art - ARTS

Art History II (14th Century to the Present)

  • Summer I 2019
  • Section B30 CRN-30503
  • 3 Credits
  • 06/03/2019 to 07/01/2019
  • Modified 05/23/2019

Meeting Times


A Blended class requires:

  • Students must have an adequate computer system which can meet the computer requirements for this class
  • Students must be able to use eCampus, Blinn's Learning-Management System. If you are not familiar with eCampus, the eCampus tutorials are at:

  • Students are required to meet in the classroom twice a week for lectures and discussions
  • Each Summer Session, Students are required to spend 48 hours on coursework (12 hours a week), both in the classroom and on-line in eCampus
  • All assessments and assignments are submitted on-line in eCampus; a Blended class is a "paperless class" - nothing is submitted on paper


  • Mondays and Tuesdays
  • 8:00 AM until 9:55 AM
  • Room F-236

Contact Information

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

Office hours:  Wednesdays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, or by appointment

Office location:  Building B, Room 102, Bryan Campus

E-mail:  [email protected] - before Semester begins

E-mail[email protected] after Semester begins

Text/Telephone:  (979) 595-5455


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.



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, such as PowerPoint, during the semester.  Any presentation program that is compatible with Windows PCs is acceptable for this assignment.  Please check with Instructor when using any program other than PowerPoint or PDF.
  • Students will be required to submit written assignments on-line.  These assignments must be submitted in a MSWord, or MSWord-compatible program.  PDF software is also permitted.


Course Requirements


  • 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



Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
Major Grade -Written Assignment 10% Paper

Half of Core Curriculum Assignment

Major Grade - Presentation Assignment 10% PowerPoint Presentation

Half of Core Curriculum Assignment

Major Grade - Written Report 15% SLO 1 Assignment

Student Learning Objective 1.  Part of class participation grade.

Major Grade - Class Participation 15% SLO 2 Team Assignment

Student Learning Objective 2.  Part of class participation grade.

Assessments 40% 4 Quizzes

Each Quiz=10% 

Final Exam 10%

Comprehensive final exam.  This exam will be proctored by the Instructor.

Total 100%


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 Regulations 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 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.

Course Policies


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. 

A Student who is more than 15 minutes late for class, must give the Instructor a cogent excuse immediately after class or be counted as absent.

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. 

To receive an excused absence, Student must e-mail the Instructor with a cogent excuse, as soon as possible after the absence, and no later than the day after the absence.


STUDENTS MUST LOG IN TO THE eCAMPUS COURSE AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK.  A Student's presence on-line is critically important in a Blended course, since at least 70 percent of the work for the course is done on-line in eCampus. 

Students who fail to log in for 1 week, without an excuse, will be contacted by the Instructor and notified that they may be dropped from the course.  

Students who fail to log in for 2 weeks, without an excuse, will be reported to the Admissions Office, and dropped from the course.

To receive an excuse for failure to log in, Student must contact the Instructor by e-mail with a cogent excuse immediately after notification by the Instructor that they may be dropped from the course.  


In this course, disruption of the class is considered uncivil behavior.  Disruption occurs when a Student gets up and walks around the classroom, or leaves the classroom noisily, or makes a distracting commotion while the Instructor is lecturing 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 if help should be summoned or 911 should be called.

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


The on-line Final Exam in this class will take place at a time and place to be announced by the College.  Students in this class will be proctored (monitored) by the Instructor while taking the Final Exam 

At the time scheduled for the Final Exam, Students should bring with them to the classroom a computer, tablet, or smart phone with which to take the Final Exam.  

Students who do not have a computer, tablet, or smart phone that is portable, must notify the Instructor at the beginning of the Semester, and the Instructor will make arrangements for the Student to take the Final Exam at a Blinn Testing Center or in the Instructor's office on the Bryan campus. 


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
Week 1 - Part 1
Art Historical Methods and Early Renaissance Art

Lecture(s):  Monday 2 hours
Discussion(s):  Tuesday, 2 hours
Reading(s): 4 hours
Assignment(s): 4 hours

Contact Hours:  12 hours

Week 2 - Part 2
Renaissance and Mannerism

Lecture(s):  Monday 2 hours
Discussion(s):  Tuesday 2 hours
Reading(s): 4 hours
Assignment(s): 4 hours

Contact Hours:  12 hours

Week 3
Baroque, NeoClassicism, Romanticism

Lecture(s):  Monday 2 hours
Discussion(s):  Tuesday 2 hours
:  4 hours
:  4 hours

Contact Hours:  12 hours

Week 4
Impressionism, Modernism, Contemporary

Lecture(s):  Monday 2 hours
Discussion(s):  Tuesday 2 hours
Reading(s):  4 hours
Assignment(s):  2 hours

Contact Hours:  10 hours

Final Exam Period
Proctored Final Exam

Final Exam

Contact Hours: 2 hours


Total Contact Hours: 48