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AR 215 Art History I
Buckingham, Leslie Lynn


AR 215  /  Art History I  / MGE  /  3 Credit Hours

Fall 2004   August 23 – December 10

Tuesday – Thursday   10:10-11:25  

Leslie Buckingham, Senior Instructor

Office in Interior Design,  MA430C

Office Hours by appt.

(816) 678-1144 Phone and Voicemail

Leslie.Buckingham@park.edu

www.captain.park.edu/buckingham

 

 

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.

 

VISION STATEMENT

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

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.

 

FACULTY’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

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

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

As with other humanities subjects, the study of art is the study of humanity…what it means to be human.  This course will supplement and help to complete a student’s understanding of history, literature, philosophy, etc.  The purpose of this course is to give students a greater appreciation of art and culture, as well as to expand their understanding of history.

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this course student should be able to:

·        Recognize and identify the special stylistic characteristics of  the arts from the wide range of civilizations and cultures addressed in this course.

·        Discuss some of the ways specific civilizations and cultures are directly reflected in their art and architecture.

·        Use the specialized language of art and architecture, both orally and in writing, to discuss and respond to art.

·        Observe art with greater perception (a “trained eye”) and an ability to begin interpreting both its form and its content.

·        Continue their study of art history in greater depth in further courses and independently.

 

COURSE TEXTBOOK

  • Marilyn Stokstad.  Art History:  Volume I (w/ CD-ROM).  Second Edition Revised.  (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2005) [ISBN 0-13-145528-1]

OR

  • Marilyn Stokstad.  Art History:  Volume I.  Second Edition. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002) [ISBN 0-13-091852-0]

 

Suggested but not required…

  • Marilyn Stokstad.  Practice Tests, Volume ISecond Edition.  (Prentice Hall, 2005) [ISBN 0-13-189828-0]
  • Marilyn Stokstad.  ArtNotes, Volume I.  Second Edition.  (Prentice Hall, 2005) [ISBN 0-13-146607-0]
  • Any earlier edition of the above volumes would be useful if new ones not available.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY

Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments.  Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.

              

PLAGIARISM

Plagiarism – the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work – sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.  Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY

Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”.  An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment.  Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.  Reports of an F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency. 

 

In my class, you are allowed a maximum of only 2 unexcused absences without penalty to your grade as long as you are responsible for the work missed, etc.  Additional absences will hurt your grade dramatically.  Two instances of the following will count as one absence:  coming to class late, leaving early, or falling asleep.  ATHLETES contact me after class and let me know if away-games will take you out of class.

 

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).  Students may NOT make up quizzes or exams missed because of an unexcused absence.

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT

Assessment in this course is by means of:

·        Examinations and quizzes.

·        Written assignments and projects.

·        Class discussions.

·        Attendance and participation.

 

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 above attendance policy).

 

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 and, to the extent 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:  www.park.edu/disability.

 

 

COURSE TOPICS/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 almost guarantee it. 

 

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

 

A field trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is also required.  Please note an additional date of October 8, a Friday evening, has been added to the above schedule.  Class will be dismissed early one evening to allow for this extra time.

 

August

24

 

Chapter 1

Prehistoric Art

26

 

Chapter 2

Ancient Near East

31

QUIZ

 

 

September

2

 

Chapter 3

Ancient Egypt

7

QUIZ

 

 

9

 

Chapter 4

Aegean Art

14

QUIZ

Chapter 5

Ancient Greece

16

 

 

 

21

QUIZ

Chapter 6

Etruscan & Roman

23

 

 

 

28

QUIZ

Chapter 7

E. Chr/Jew/Byzantine

30

 

 

 

October

5

EXAM

Chapters 1-7

ANCIENT ART

7

NO CLASS – in order to meet on 10/8 for field trip to NAMA

8

6:00 p.m. Mandatory field trip to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

12

QUIZ

Chapter 8

Islamic

14

 

Chapter 9

India before 1100

19

NO CLASS – Fall Recess

21

26

QUIZ

Chapter 10

Chinese Art

28

 

Chapter 11

Japanese Art

November

2

QUIZ

Chapter 12

Art of the Americas

4

 

Chapter 13

Ancient Africa

9

EXAM

Chapters 8-13

Non-Western Art

11

NO CLASS – Veterans’ Day

16

QUIZ

Chapter 14

Early Medieval Art

18

 

 

 

23

QUIZ

Chapter 15

Romanesque Art

25

NO CLASS – Thanksgiving

30

QUIZ

 

 

December

2

 

Chapter 16

Gothic Art

7

QUIZ

 

 

9

 

 

 

14

FINAL

Chapters 14-16

10:15-12:15

 

GRADING PLAN

Class Participation                    40

Quizzes (11 @ 10 pts each)      110                              A = 90-100% (450-500)

Field Trip (Nelson-Atkins)        50                                B = 80-89% (400-449)

Exams (3 @ 100 pts each)       300                              C = 70-79% (350-399)

                                                                                    D = 60-69% (300-349)

                         TOTAL =       500                              F = 59% and below (299 and below)