AR215 Art History I

for FA 2006

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AR 215 Art History I


FA 2006 HO


Buckingham, Leslie Lynn


Senior Instructor, Art & Design


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

Office Location

MA430C (in Interior Design)

Office Hours

by appointment


Semester Dates

August 21 - December 16

Class Days


Class Time

11:35 - 12:50 PM

Credit Hours



Marilyn Stokstad.  Art History:  Volume I (w/ CD-ROM).  Second Edition Revised.  (Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Prentice Hall, 2005) [ISBN 0-13-145528-1].  You may use an earlier edition of the textbook, but will have to regularly check the most current edition of the book on reserve in our library in order to properly prepare for tests.  Not all the illustrations or text will be available to you in earlier editions.

I have ordered the textbook pre-packaged with the Practice Tests book shown below.  A limited number of these packets are available from the bookstore and are approximately $1 more expensive than the textbook alone [ISBN 0-13-167366-1].


Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Additional learning tools available from the publisher...

  • Marilyn Stokstad.  Practice Tests, Volume I.  Second Edition.  (Prentice Hall, 2005) [ISBN 0-13-189828-0]
  • Marilyn Stokstad.  ArtNotes, Volume I.  Second Edition.  (Prentice Hall, 2005) [ISBN 0-13-146607-0]
  • Please note that a companion website with useful links and self-quizzes is maintained by the publisher at

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Course Description:
A chronological survey of the history of art from the prehistoric and ancient eras through the medieval. Instruction is not limited to the western tradition but includes sections on Asia, India, Africa and the Americas. Art is studied within historical and cultural contexts. Gallery tours augment slide-lecture instruction. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, examinations, and gallery/museum tours.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognize and identify the special stylistic characteristics of the arts from the wide range of civilizations and cultures addressed in this course.
  2. Discuss some of the ways specific civilizations and cultures are directly reflected in their art and architecture.
  3. Use the specialized language of art and architecture, both orally and in writing, to discuss and respond to art.
  4. Observe art with greater perception (a “trained eye”) and an ability to begin interpreting both its form and its content.

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Assessment in this course is by means of:

  • Examinations and quizzes.
  • Written assignments and projects.
  • Class discussions.
  • Attendance and participation.


Quizzes (10 @ 5 pts each) 50 450-500 pts = 90-100% =A
Field Trip/Assignment 50 400-449 = 80-89% =B
Exams (3 @ 100 each) 300 350-399 = 70-79% =C
Final (Comprehensive) 100 300-349 = 60-69% =D
299 and below = 59% and below =F
TOTAL = 500

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).  Exams missed with a valid excuse (approved by instructor in advance) can be made up in the testing center.  Students may NOT make up quizzes for any reason.  Quizzes are given at the beginning of the class and tardiness will result in a recorded grade of 0.

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 attendance policy).  While the instructor will ask for students' opinions of some of the art presented in class, please be respectful.  Loud, abusive, and disrespectful commentary will not be tolerated.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Pay attention in class. Dates for exams and assignments are subject to revision!! This is an intensive reading class. 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. I do not give written assignments in this class. Study and review the material on a continuous basis and keep up on your readings. I cannot emphasize this enough. If you wait to begin your readings or to begin serious study until exam time, you will perform poorly in this class. I can guarantee it.

A short quiz will be given every Tuesday morning at the beginning of class and there will be no make-ups. The quizzes will be primarily based on textbook readings. This is to encourage you to maintain your own reading and study schedules in order to keep up with the rest of the class. (I will drop the lowest 2 scores of all quizzes when calculating your grades. If you are absent during a quiz, or miss the quiz because you are tardy, that score of 0 will be dropped before final grade calculation.)

A trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on your own time is also required. You will receive a handout outlining a short paper to be written in conjunction with this museum outing.





August 22


Chapter 1 - Prehistoric Art

pgs. xxix-xlvii
pgs 1-25

August 24


Chapter 2 -
Fertile Crescent
Early Neolithic Cities
Babylon and Mari

pgs 27-40

August 29


Chapter 2 (cont.)-
Protection or Theft

pgs 40-45
pgs 48-51

August 31


Chapter 3 -
Predynastic Egypt
Early Dynastic
The Old Kingdom

pgs 53-68

September 5


Chapter 3 (cont.)-The Middle Kingdom
The New Kingdom

pgs 68-80

September 7


Chapter 3 (cont.)-New Kingdom (cont.)
Continued Influence

pgs 80-87

September 12


Ancient Exam
Chapters 1-3


September 14


Chapter 4 -
The Aegean World
Cycladic Islands
Crete and Minoan

pgs 89-102

September 19


Chapter 4 (cont.)-

pgs 102-111

September 21


Chapter 5 -
Emergence of Greek
Geometric Period
Archaic Period

pgs 113-137

September 26


Chapter 5 (cont.)-
Classical Period
Early Classical
Mature Classical
Late Classical

pgs 137-168

September 28


Chapter 5 (cont.)-
Hellenistic Period

pgs 169-179

October 3


Chapter 6 -
Roman Republic

pgs 181-195

October 5


Chapter 6 (cont.)-
Early Empire
Imperial Rome

pgs 195-233

October 10


Chapter 6 (cont.)-
Late Empire

pgs 234-247

October 12


Ancient Classical Exam
Chapters 4-6


October 17




October 19




October 24


Chapter 7 -
Jews and Christians
Early Christianity
Early Christian Art
Imperial Christian

pgs 249-251
pgs 253-270

October 26


Chapter 7 (cont.)-
Early Byzantine

pgs 270-284

October 31


Chapter 9 -
Indian Subcontinent
Indus Valley
Vedic Period
Maurya Period
Shungas & Early Andhras
Kushan & later Andhra

pgs 329-346

November 2


Chapter 9 (cont.)-
Post-Gupta Period
Early Medieval

pgs 346-357

November 7


Chapter 10 -
Middle Kingdom
Neolithic Cultures
Bronze Age
Qin Dynasty
Han Dynasty
Six Dynasties

pgs 359-371

November 9


Chapter 10 (cont.)-
Sui & Tang
Song Dynasty

pgs 371-383

November 14


Byzantine and Non-Western Exam
Chapters 7, 9-10


November 16


Chapter 14 -
Middle Ages
British Isles
Carolingian Europe

pgs 441-447
pgs 451-458

November 21


Chapter 14 (cont.)-
Ottonian Europe

pgs 458-469

November 23




November 28


Chapter 15 -
Romanesque Culture
France & N. Spain

pgs 471-491

November 30


Chapter 15 (cont.)-
North Sea Kingdoms
Holy Roman Empire
Romanesque Italy

pgs 491-511

December 5


Chapter 16 -
Gothic Style

pgs 513-544

December 7


Chapter 16 (cont.)-

pgs 544-550
pgs 552-575

December 14


50% CHAPTERS 14-16


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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89

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 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 "W".
  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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
In case of illness or emergency, the instructor must be notified prior to class by leaving an email message. With this prior notification, individuals are allowed 2 absences which will be recorded as Excused. Additional absences will hurt your grade dramatically.  Your final semester grade will be lowered for each additional absence from class.  

A professional and respectful attitude toward the instructor and fellow students is expected.  Two instances of the following will count as one absence:  tardiness of more that 10 minutes, leaving before class is dismissed, falling asleep in class, and other class disruptions(i.e. phone calls, etc.).  These will be noted and reflected in the final grade.

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