LS 212 Introduction to the Arts PV
S1J 2009 DN
Jan 12, 2009 to Mar 7, 2009
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: : Cultures and Values: A Survey of the Western Humanities, 6th Ed. Lawrence Cunningham and John Reich.
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The educational philosophy behind the course seeks to engage the student in critical thinking to help the student realize how through the ages the arts of Western Culture have imparted his/her life. The student will explore three main areas of the arts: the visual, verbal, and performing arts. These three art areas will be reviewed in the contexts of seven key periods in Western Art: Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Impressionism/Post-Impressionism, and Modern/Contemporary. The student will study and analyze the emerging art themes of each period, focusing on why certain themes emerged and how these themes define and shaped Western Culture and the people identified as members of Western Culture.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Coverage of the course topics will be accomplished in a variety of ways: lecture and discussion; small group work; student reports; videos; and when possible attending a live performing art event. The students will visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum once during the course. Assessment will be based on in class participation, one brief oral report on visual art, brief written summarizations on performing arts, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. Explanation of the oral report and written summations will be covered the first night of class.
Grading: A student's final grade will be determined through two exams (midterm and final). All the exams will be subjective in nature; they will cover assigned chapters and class activities. If it appears students are not keeping up with reading and discussing the chapters, short quizzes will be given. The students will also be responsible for 1 short oral report over a visual arts project and 3 brief written reports over performing arts. Points from class participation and attendance will also be included in the final grade. More direction on the reports will be given during the first class meeting. The points a student receives on the exams and reports will be totaled and broken down into percentages. Grading Scale: A = 90 – 100% B = 80 - 89% C = 70 - 79% D = 69 - 60% F = below 59%
Late Submission of Course Materials: All written and oral assignments must be completed on the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Because this is a reading and discussion course, keeping up with the assigned readings and participating in class are critical ingredients to aid in understanding of the material and passing the course. Therefore, attendance will be taken and will be counted in your final grade. Even one absence in such an accelerated semester can have an impact on your final grade—especially in borderline situations. Excused absences are only given in the case of emergency circumstance and at the discretion of the instructor. In the case of an excused absence, students are still responsible for all due assignments. If a student knows in advance that he/she will miss a class because of work or previous planned activities-the student needs to let the instructor know at the start of the semester. If an assignment is due during a class period when the student will be absent, plans for turning in the assignment must be made in advance. In this day an age of email there is no excuse for late papers.
Arriving late to class is both disruptive and rude. There might be times with traffic or work causes a student to be tardy. If there is a legitimate reason for being late, please let me know at the break, so you will not lose points. If a student knows that he/she cannot make it to class by 5:30 because of work, the student should not enrolled in the class. To be consistently late to class will affect one's grade. Students that are tardy more then twice for whatever reason will loose 5 points per tardiness in the final evaluation. It is assumed that if a student signs up for an evening/weekend class that he/she realizes the obligation and commitment both to being in class on time and to staying for the duration of the class period.
Introduction to Course
The Classical Ideal pgs 57-60 Drama and Philosophy in Classical Greece pgs 60-67 The Hellenistic Period pgs 76-81
Benedictine Monasticism pgs 200-202 Monasticism and Gregorian Chant pgs 202-207 The Visual Arts pgs 207-209 The Gothic Style pgs 221-233 Scholasticism pgs 233-241
Calamity, Decay, and Violence pgs 251-253 Medieval Life Watch a Medieval Drama
The Character of Renaissance Humanism pgs 299-302 Two Styles of Humanism pgs 302-303 Mannerism pgs 325-328 The Reformation pgs 338-345 Intellectual Developments pgs 345-346 The Visual Arts in Northern Europe pgs 347-350
English Literature: Shakespeare pgs 361-364 Watch a Shakespeare Drama
Chapter 17 pgs 445-452 to Instrumental Music after Beethoven Chapter 17 pgs 458-468 over Romantic art Romantic Literature Watch Modern/Contemporary Drama
Impressionism & Post-Impressionism 1880 - 1914
Modern/Contemporary Art 1914- 2009
Read chapter 21 Existentialism pgs 590-591 Painting Since 1945 pgs 591-602 Contemporary Sculpture pgs 602-608
Oral reports and Final
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.
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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