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AR 298 History of the Designed Environment: Antiquity to Mid-Nineteenth Century
Buckingham, Leslie Lynn


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Course

AR 298 History of the Designed Environment: Antiquity to Mid-Nineteenth Century

Semester

SP 2007 HO

Faculty

Buckingham, Leslie Lynn

Title

Senior Instructor, Art & Design

Degrees/Certificates

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

Office Location

MA430C (in Interior Design)

Office Hours

by appointment

E-Mail

Leslie.Buckingham@park.edu

Semester Dates

1/16/2007 - 5/12/2007

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

11:35 - 12:50 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 
A History of Interior Design, 2nd Edition
John Pile, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
ISBN: 978-0-471-46434-1
©2003
464 pages
You may use an earlier edition of the textbook, but will have to regularly check the most current edition of the book (from the library or one of your classmates) in order to properly prepare for tests.  Not all the illustration sor text will be available to you in earlier editions.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

The textbook is full of illustrations, but you will quickly find that they are not enough.  Included in the resources listed below are a number of websites you can easily access for further illustrations.  For example, the textbook shows a lot of interiors but not many exteriors of buildings...some of which are famous and you should be able to recognize.  To assist in this I have given you the www.greatbuildings.com.  Another example is that we will discuss the Renaissance but your book will not show you a Michelangelo or Leonardo da Vinci painting.  I feel it is important for you to be able to look up examples of key works of art from each period we discuss.  If you have taken an art history course before, your textbook should help you with key buildings, monuments, paintings, and sculptures.  For the rest of you, take a look at the following website:  www.artchive.com.   
 
I have also attached the websites for the two art museums here in Kansas City.

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http://www.greatbuildings.com/
http://www.artchive.com/
http://www.nelson-atkins.org/
http://www.kemperart.org/

Course Description:
Students will study architecture, interiors, furniture and the decorative arts in the context of the history of Western culture. Students will understand the impact the built environment of the past has on our current environment and design practices. Connections will be made between past and present and between art, literature, film, architecture, and interior design. The study begins with antiquity and progresses through the mid-1800s. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, examinations, and gallery tours.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the elements and characteristics that define the periods of design of the built environment from ancient times to the mid-nineteenth century.
  2. Recognize the work of key designers of each design period or style.
  3. Connect the design of the built environment to its context: historical events, geographical area, culture, religion, art and literature.
  4. Explain how knowledge of the design of the past enriches current design practices.


Core Assessment:
  • Test covering text and related readings, lectures, and discussions  (outcomes 1-4)
  • Tests identifying visual images (outcomes 1,2)
  • Completion of research assignments (outcomes 1,2)
  • Completion of core assessment project:  a research project with oral presentation (outcomes1, 3 and 4)

Class Assessment:

Examinations, papers, class participation.

Grading:

 Class Participation

50

450-500 pts = 

90-100%

=A

Homework

50

400-449 pts =

80-89%

=B

Exams (4 @ 100 pts each)

400

350-399 pts =

70-79%

=C

 

 

300-349 pts =

60-69% =D
TOTAL =

500

299 and below =

59% and below =F

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 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 attendance policy).  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 often 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 almost guarantee it.

DATES

EXAMS/ASSIGNMENTS

TOPICS

READINGS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS

January 16
Tuesday

 

Introduction

 

January 18
Thursday

 

Chapter 1
Prehistory to Early Civilizations

 

January 23
Tuesday

 

 

 

January 25
Thursday

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

January 30
Tuesday

 

Chapter 2
Classical Civilizations:  Greece and Rome

 

February 1
Thursday

 

 

 

February 6
Tuesday

 

 

 

February 8
Thursday

 

Chapter 3
Early Christian, Byzantine, and Romanesque

 

February 13
Tuesday

 

 

 

February 15
Thursday

EXAM 1

Chapters 1-3

 

February 20
Tuesday

 

Chapter 4
Islamic and Asian Traditions

 

February 22
Thursday

 

Chapter 5
The Later Middle Ages

 

February 27
Tuesday

 

 

 

March 1
Thursday

 

Chapter 6
The Renaissance in Italy

 

March 6
Tuesday

 

 

 

March 8
Thursday

EXAM 2

Chapters 4-6

 

March 13
Tuesday

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

March 15
Thursday

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

March 20
Tuesday

 

Chapter 7
Baroque and Rococo in Italy and Northern Europe

 

March 22
Thursday

 

 

 

March 27
Tuesday

 

Chapter 8
Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo in France and Spain

 

March 29
Thursday

 

 

 

April 3
Tuesday

 

Chapter 9
Renaissance to Georgian in the Low Countried and England

 

April 5
Thursday

 

 

 

April 10
Tuesday

EXAM 3

Chapters 7-9

 

April 12
Thursday

 

Chapter 10
Colonial and Federal America

 

April 17
Tuesday

 

 

 

April 19
Thursday

 

Chapter 11
The Regency, Revivals, and Industrial Revolution

 

April 24
Tuesday

 

 

 

April 26
Thursday

 

Chapter 12
The Victorian Era

 

May 1
Tuesday

 

 

 

May 3
Thursday

LAST DAY OF CLASS

 

 

May 8
Tuesday

NO CLASS
FINALS WEEK

NO CLASS
FINALS WEEK

NO CLASS
FINALS WEEK

May 10
Thursday

FINAL

Chapters 10-12

10:15-12:15

 

 

 

 


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:
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
In case of illness or emergency, the instructor must be notified prior to class by leaving an e-mail 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 than 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.

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 .

Additional Information:

Please check your piratemail.  I will communicate with the class from time to time in this way.  You are expected to check your campus e-mail.

 

In case of severe weather:  I will make a decision regarding class and leave messages by e-mail the night before or by 7:30am the day of class.  I MAY CANCEL CLASS EVEN IF PARK U. DOES NOT CANCEL CLASSES FOR THE DAY.  I live far away from campus and in a rural area.  I will base my decision on driving conditions in my area.

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Last Updated:1/14/2007 2:41:13 PM