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
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.
Park University will be a renowned international leader in
providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global
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
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.
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
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.
Suggested but not required…
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 – 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.
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.
Assessment in this course is by means of:
Examinations and quizzes.
Written assignments and projects.
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).
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:
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
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.
Ancient Near East
Etruscan & Roman
NO CLASS – in order to meet on 10/8 for field trip
6:00 p.m. Mandatory field trip to the Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art
India before 1100
NO CLASS – Fall Recess
Art of the Americas
NO CLASS – Veterans’ Day
Early Medieval Art
NO CLASS – Thanksgiving
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)
500 F = 59% and below (299 and below)