LS212 Introduction to the Arts

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HU/LS 212 Introduction to the Arts


SP 2007 HO


Wood, Jane


Associate Professor of English/Chair of the English Department



Office Location

310 Copley

Office Hours

MWF 11:00--1:00 and by appointment

Daytime Phone



Semester Dates

Spring 2007

Class Days


Class Time

10:00 - 10:50 AM

Credit Hours



Martin, David, and Jacobus, Lee A. The Humanities Through the Arts.  Boston: McGraw Hill, 2004.

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Course Description:
(LS 212) A study of the common elements in the visual, verbal and performing arts and how they reflect values of different cultural periods. The course also includes a survey of themes, genres, and representative work in the classical, romantic, and modern art forms. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

Together we will explore the impact of the artistic product on the individual and society.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the connections between art and other facets of society
  2. Develop an awareness of the impact of art on individuals and society
  3. Analyze elements of a variety of art genre
  4. Research an art subject and show evidence of collection, synthesis, and formulation of a thesis

Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

You will be assessed by quizzes over the material, a mid-term, an individual project, a group project, and a final.
More information will be distributed regarding the individual and group projects, but briefly, for now:
Individual Project: your choice of creating and/or performing an artistic product.
Group Project: working with your classmates, you will lead (or invite an author, dancer, musician, etc.) the class in providing additonal insight and information into the specific artistic dimension that we are discussing.


Quizzes 10%
Mid-term 20%
Final 25%
Individual Project 30%
Group Project 15%

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Course work is due on the day and hour that is listed in the syllabus. Anytime the work is turned in after I call for it (except in the cases of illness or prearranged absence) it will lose one letter grade per day that it is late.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

  • Please leave your cell phones/blackberries/raspberries, etc. at home.
  • Bring your textbook to class each day. If you do not have your text with you, you will be asked to leave the room and you will be recorded as absent.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

LS 212/HU212--Introduction to the Arts: Daily Syllabus





W 17th The Humanities: An Introduction 3--19


F 19th What Is a Work of Art?/ Being a Critic of the Arts 21--66



M 22nd Painting—71--111


W 24th Painting—Cont./Group Work Assignments


F 26th Close look at the Impressionists



M 29th Sculpture—113--151


W 31st Sculpture—Cont.





F 2nd Group One Presentation



M 5th Architecture—153—199/ Individual Projects Assigned


W 7th Tour of McKay Hall/Graham Tyler Chapel (Park Campus)


F 9th Group Two Presentation



M 12th Literature—202--231


W 14th Literature—Cont.


F 16th Bird by Mary Oliver (handout)


M Presidents' Day--No Class


W 21st Group Three Presentation



F 23rd Drama-- 233-258



M 26th Drama—Cont.


W 28th The Rising of the Moon (view)





F 2nd Group Four Presentation



M 5th Conferences on Individual Projects


W 7th Conferences on Individual Projects


F 9th Mid-term



M 12th Spring Break


W 14th Spring Break


F 16th Spring Break




M 19th Music—260--291


W 21st Music—Cont./Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, Opus 55,




F 23rd Group Five Presentation




M 26th Dance—294--317


W 28th Dance—Cont.


F 30th Swan Lake






M 2nd Swan Lake


W 4th Group Six Presentation


F Easter Break--No Class



M 9th Film—320--351


W 11th Film—Cont.


F 13th The Birds—Hitchcock



M 16th The Godfather


W 18th The Godfather


F 20th Group Seven Presentation



M 23rd Photography—353--379


W 25th Photograhpy—Cont.


F 27th Group Eight Presentation



M 30th Presentation of Individual Projects






W 2nd Presentation of Individual Projects


F 4th-- Presentation of Individual Projects/Class Evaluations



Final: W 9th Final Exam: 10:15—12:15


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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 2006-2007 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
If you are late three times to class, it will be recorded as one absence.

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