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AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
Buckingham, Leslie Lynn


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 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts

Semester

F2T 2008 DL

Faculty

Buckingham, Leslie Lynn

Title

Senior Instructor of Art and Design

Degrees/Certificates

M.A. in Art History
B.A. in Art History

Daytime Phone

816-987-2654 (fax and answering machine)

E-Mail

Leslie.Buckingham@park.edu

Semester Dates

October 20 - December 14,  2008

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Required Text:

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Paul J. Zelanski
Mary Pat Fisher

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2008
Format: Paper; 560 pp

ISBN-10: 013158345X
ISBN-13: 9780131583450

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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, field trips and gallery tours augment classroom instruction. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:
The facilitator’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Use the specialized vocabulary of art and design to describe, both orally and in writing, their responses to art they have directly experienced.
  2. Describe stylistic similarities and differences in art from a wide variety of cultures and time periods.
  3. Critically respond to works of art, e.g. (Students will be able to not only know what they “like” but why.)
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the principal stylistic divisions in western art and of many world cultures.
  5. Experience art directly in available local museums, galleries and architectural sites as a basis for response and critique.
  6. Explain a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional studio techniques.


Core Assessment:

 

A comprehensive final exam of 100 multiple choice questions derived from the first three exams. The majority of the questions are vocabulary or concept based. The exam is worth 100 points out of 500 points in the course (20%).

Class Assessment:

  •  Introductions Participation - 5 points
  • Participation in Discussions - 115 points 
  • 3 Exams - 180 total points
  • Response Papers - 2 papers worth 50 points each
  • Proctored Final Exam - 100 points

 

Grading:

Course Assessments Rubric

  Assignment

Points

Total
Points

Total %

   Introductions Post

5

5

1%

   Discussion Questions (11)

5-10

110

23%

  Exams (3)

60+60+60

180

36%

  Response Papers (2)

50

100

20%

   Proctored Final Exam

100

20%

    Total

 

500

100%

 

Letter Grade Policy

Letter

Number of Points

Percent

A

450 - 500

90-100

B

400 - 449

80-89.9

C

350 - 399

70-79.9

D

300 - 349

60-69.9

F

299 or below

Below 59.9

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:

  • Some helpful information about participation in an online classroom is found in the Netiquette section on the Help and Resources page.
  • Additionally, at times we will discuss controversial topics and have people who disagree with each other. You and I both must remember that while each of us has a right to our own opinion, we must respect the right of others to have differing opinions. Calling someone or some idea "stupid" creates a defensive communication climate and hampers the ability of all of us to learn. Think before you criticize.
  • If anyone in class makes a comment you are uncomfortable with, please contact me immediately and first. Apologies and policy changes are best handled in the classroom.
  • Finally, come talk to me when you have questions, concerns, or suggestions about the class. It is less frustrating for both of us if you ask questions before the assignment is due, rather than after it has affected your performance.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

At least one meaningful response (i.e. NOT Yes or No) to each topic must be posted by midnight Sunday.  In addition, each student should respond to at least one other posting per topic.  I strongly suggest you log in 3 times per week in order (preferably every other day), in order to keep up with the discussions.  You will get more out of the class in this way. Participation in all Discussions - 115 pts

 

 

Week 1

Discussions

  • Discussion Question (What is art? Our preconceptions)
  • Web Field Trip: Bruce Nauman (Art21 link plus discussion question)

 

Multimedia Presentations

  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 2

 

 

Week 2

Discussions

  • Web Field Trip: Kerry James Marshall (Art21 link plus discussion question)

 

Multimedia Presentations

  • Chapter 3

 

Test - Completed by Midnight Sunday

  • Exam #1

 

 

Week 3

Discussions

  • Web Field Trip: Cai Guo-Qiang (Art21 link plus discussion question)
  • Discussion Question (Painterly Technique)

Multimedia Presentations

  • Chapter 4
  • Chapter 5
  • Chapter 7

Week 4

Discussions

  • Web Field Trip: Sally Mann (Art21 link plus discussion question)

 

 

Multimedia Presentations

  • Chapter 8
  • Film Assignment - clips to accompany Chapter 8 (Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Un Chien Andalou, Citizen Kane, Rashomon, Amelie)

Test - Completed by Midnight Sunday

  • Exam #2

 

 

Week 5

Discussions

  • Web Field Trip: John Feodorov (Art21 link plus discussion question)
  • Web Field Trip: Krzystof Wodiczko (Art21 link plus discussion question)

Multimedia Presentation

  • Chapter 16

 

Response Essay 1

  • 2 page paper plus suggested readings. Paper due midnight Sunday - 50 pts

Week 6

Discussions

  • Web Field Trip: Louise Bourgeois (Art21 link plus discussion question)

 

Multimedia Presentations

  • Chapter 10
  • Chapter 11

Response Essay 2

  • 2 page paper plus selected readings. Paper due by midnight Sunday - 50 pts

 

Week 7


Discussions

  • Web Field Trip: Richard Serra (Art21 link plus discussion question)

 

Multimedia Presentations

  • Chapter 13

 

Test – Completed by Midnight Sunday

  • Exam #3

Week 8

 

Discussions

  • Discussion Question: What Have You Learned?

Proctored Exam

  • Arranged through proctoring sevice - 100 pts

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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 "F".
  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90

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. 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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Last Updated:10/14/2008 7:13:00 PM