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AR 316 Modern Art
Van Harlingen, Jean A.


Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Course

AR 316 Modern Art

Semester

S2J 2006 PV

Faculty

Van Harlingen, Jean A.

Title

Senior Instructor

Degrees/Certificates

MFA Tyler School of Art, Temple University
Columbus College of Art & Design
BS Ohio State University

Office Location

Ceramics/Fiber

Daytime Phone

816-361-1051

E-Mail

jeanvanharlingen@park.edu

jvh@planetkc.com

Semester Dates

March 13 May 6

Class Days

------S

Class Time

1:00 - 5:20 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
none


Course Description:
The study of modern painting, sculpture, and architecture from the late nineteenth century to the present.

Educational Philosophy:
Modern Art in the galleries will expose students to the styles, trends and techniques while looking at the influences of society, politics, science and technology on Contemporary Art.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Use the specialized vocabulary of art and architecture to discuss, both orally and in writing, their responses to art.
  2. Recognize and identify the special stylistic characteristics of the arts from the late nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
  3. Recognize artistic quotations as used in a wide variety of contemporary American media (film, advertisements, and product design).
  4. Connect modern/contemporary art to specific historical events, culture, religion, and literature.
  5. Observe art with greater perception (a “trained eye”) and an ability to begin interpreting both its form and its content.
  6. Respond critically to works of art.


  Instructor Learning Outcomes
  1. Develop the critical skill of observation ("learning to see")
  2. Experience directly a wide range of Kansas City's contemporary art galleries, collections, museums and public art installations and develop the ability to move freely among  them.
  3. Research written sources about contemporary art (critism, reviews, etc.)
  4. Write about their experiences with contemporary art with insight and appropriate professional language.
Core Assessment:


Class Assessment:
At each class students will be assigned to see one or more art exhibitions and write a short paper on their observation for the following week.  The next week you will read each other's papers and the discourse the exhibitions.  

Grading:
There is no final exam, no textbook.  Some art reviews in newspapers are required.  Attendance is crucial.

8 weeks exhibitions and paper = A
7 weeks exhibitions and paper = B
6 weeks exhibitions and paper = C
5 weeks exhibitions and paper = D
4 weeks exhibitions and paper = F
Papers showing little effort to understand the exhibition will not be accepted.
Although we highly discourage missing a class, you may make up 2 of the week's work by attending the gallery on your own time and submitting a paper the next week. Third missed class will lower your grade one grade.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late papers need to be turned within two weeks of the class viewing the exhibition.  Note: We may be viewing a exhibition the last day it is up at which time a different show or gallery will be assigned to write a paper.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
First class we will form car pools to attend the exhibitions.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
We will be attending the following museums and galleries:

The Nelson -Atkins Museum of Art
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Design
Dennis Morgan Gallery
H&R Block Gallery
Pi Gallery
Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art
Dolphin Gallery
Belger Arts Center
Kansas City Artists Coalition Galleries
Several college art galleries
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Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life.   Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .

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