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AR 316 Modern Art
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.

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Course

AR 316 Modern Art

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

10:10 - 11:25 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Modern Art, Revised and Updated, 3/E
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Sam Hunter, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
John Jacobus, Dartmouth College
Daniel Wheeler

Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright: 2005
Format: Paper; 480 pp

ISBN-10: 0131895656
ISBN-13: 9780131895652

I highly recommend the following pre-packaged books, and have ordered them from the bookstore for you.

MODERN ART REVISED&UPDATED&LOOK&WRITING PKG

© 2005 | Prentice Hall | Kit/Package/ShrinkWrap | Instock
ISBN-10: 0132323370 | ISBN-13: 9780132323376
Package consists of:
Looking and Writing: A Guide for Art History Students
Modern Art, Revised and Updated, 3/E

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

Course Description:
The study of modern painting, sculpture, and architecture from the late nineteenth century to the present. Gallery tours are combined with slide-lecture instruction. 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:

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

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Use the specialized vocabulary of art and architecture to discuss, both orally and in writing, their responses to art.
  2. Recognize and identify the special stylistic characteristics of the arts from the late nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.
  3. Recognize artistic quotations as used in a wide variety of contemporary American media (film, advertisements, and product design).
  4. Connect modern/contemporary art to specific historical events, culture, religion, and literature.
  5. Observe art with greater perception (a “trained eye”) and an ability to begin interpreting both its form and its content.
  6. Respond critically to works of art.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:

Text and related readings, lectures, discussions, tests identifying visual images, research assignments and projects, oral presentations to class

Grading:

 Class Participation

100

450-500 pts = 

90-100%

=A

Paper

100

400-449 pts =

80-89%

=B

Exams (3 @ 100 pts each)

300

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.
 

DATE

EXAMS/ASSIGNMENTS

TOPICS

READINGS TO BE COMPLETED BEFORE CLASS

January 16
Tuesday

 

Introduction

 

January 18
Thursday

 

Chapter 1
Modernism and Its Origins in the 19th Century

pgs 9-22

January 23
Tuesday

 

Chapter 2
Seurat, Cezanne, and the Language of Structure

pgs 23-33

January 25
Thursday

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

January 30
Tuesday

 

Chapter 3
Gauguin, van Gogh, and the Language of Vision

pgs 34-53

February 1
Thursday

 

Chapter 4
Art Nouveau in Painting and Design

pgs 54-60

February 6
Tuesday

 

Chapter 5
Early Modern Sculpture: From Rodin to Brancusi

pgs 61-80

February 8
Thursday

 

 

 

February 13
Tuesday

 

Chapter 7
Expressionism in France: Matisse and the Fauves

pgs 101-111

February 15
Thursday

PAPER ASSIGNMENT GIVEN

Chapter 8
Expressionism in Germany:  The Bridge and the Blue Rider

pgs 112-131

February 20
Tuesday

 

 

 

February 22
Thursday

EXAM 1

Chapters 1-5, 7-8

 

February 27
Tuesday

 

Chapter 9
The Cubist Revolution: Braque and Picasso

pgs 132-147

March 1
Thursday

 

Chapter 10
From Cubism to Abstract Art: Futurism, Suprematism, De Stijl

pgs 148-162

March 6
Tuesday

 

Chapter 11
Dada and Fantastic Art

pgs 163-177

March 8
Thursday

PAPER TOPICS DUE

Chapter 12
Surrealism: The Resolution of Dream and Reality

pgs 178-195

March 13
Tuesday

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

March 15
Thursday

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

SPRING BREAK

March 20
Tuesday

 


 

March 22
Thursday

 

Chapter 14
The School of Paris between the Wars

pgs 215-233

March 27
Tuesday

 

Chapter 15
International Abstraction: Constructivism and the Bauhaus

pgs 234-246

March 29
Thursday

 

Chapter 16
American Art in the Wake of the Armory Show

pgs 247-264

April 3
Tuesday

 

 

 

April 5
Thursday

EXAM 2

Chapters 9-12, 14-16

 

April 10
Tuesday

 

Chapter 17
The New York School: Abstract Expressionism

pgs 265-284

April 12
Thursday

 

Chapter 18
The Postwar European School: L'Art Informel, Expressionist Figuration, Welded Sculpture

pgs 285-297

April 17
Tuesday

 

Chapter 19
American Art of the Sixties:
Pop Art and Minimalism

pgs 298-328

April 19
Thursday

 

Chapter 20
Europe's New Realism, Pop Art, and Abstraction

pgs 329-339

April 24
Tuesday

 

Chapter 22
The Post-Minimal/Post-Modern Seventies: From Conceptual Art to New Image

pgs 357-387

April 26
Thursday

PAPER ASSIGNMENT DUE

Chapter 23
The Post-Modern Eighties: From Neo-Expressionism to Neo-Conceptualism

pgs 388-412

May 1
Tuesday

LAST DAY OF CLASS

Chapter 24
A New Fin de Siecle/A New Century

pgs 413-438

May 3
Thursday

FINAL

Chapters 17-20, 22-24

 

May 8
Tuesday

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

NO CLASS

 

 

 

 

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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