Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Course Description: A basic art appreciation course, which introduces the formal language of painting, sculpture, and architecture, relating them to the philosophical premises and historical events that they reflect. This course provides a framework of reference for appreciation of art as well as a basis for further study. While slide lecture is the usual format, demonstrations, fieldtrips and gallery tours augment classroom instruction. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: As the title of this course - The Art of Seeing, the instructor will emphasize that the entire experience will be based on the "learning to see" premise and interpreting what we see.
Learning Outcomes:*Talk about art using aesthetic comments and art vocabulary
*Write about art that they have had contact with throught the semester, especially the gallery visits.
*Develop observation skills "Learning to Look" critically and compare various art works.
*Demonstrate and understand what the artist goes through in the process of doing art.
*Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the stylistic differences or similarities of various art works.
*Visit as many of the Boston area museums/galleries as possible.
Course Assessment: Students learning in this course will be assessed by means of:
* Gallery Visit Projects 25%
* Mid-Semester Evaluation 25%
* Final Evaluation 25%
* Participation 15%
* Attendance 10%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Assignments will be accepted up to one week after their due date, but will be penalized one letter grade (10 percentage points). Students may NOT make up quizzes or exams missed because of an unexcused absence.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please turn cell phones and pagers off during class. Students who disrupt class with these items will be asked to leave and could suffer appropriate penalties for tardiness (see above attendance policy).
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Pay attention in class. Dates for exams and assignments are subject to revision!!! You are asked to read the appropriate sections of your textbook for the subjects listed. These readings should be completed prior to the class for which they are assigned.
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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100
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