LS212 Introduction to the Arts

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LS 212 Introduction to the Arts


F1J 2007 PV


Myers, Audrey


Adjunt Faculty


BS Psychology
MLA Sociology and Art

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Norrington 1st Floor, Student Assistance Center

Office Hours

930-6 Monday - Thursday, 8-430 Friday

Daytime Phone



Class Days


Class Time

5:30 - 9:50 PM

Credit Hours



The Humanities Through the Arts, 6th Edition by F. David Martin, Lee A. Jacobus, ISBN# 0-07-240709-3

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Course Description:
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

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:

Course Materials will be covered in a variety of ways including lecture, small group work/discussion, videos, and if possible attending a live performing art event.  Students will be required to visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum once during the course.  






Grade Points

Quiz #1

10 X 2



Essay #1

10 X 2



Museum Visit







120- 139

Art Experience/Reaction paper



119 or below

Individual Art Project/Presentation









200 points




Late Submission of Course Materials:

Coursework is due on the assigned date at the beginning of class (unless other arrangements have been established ahead of time).  Late assignments will automatically be deducted one letter grade.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

Cell phones or anything resembling a cell phone are to be used on your own time, please make sure they are turned to silent or off, and that they are not visible.
More than 2 tardy's will consitute an absence.  Books are required at every course meeting.
If you miss class more than two times, you will lose a letter grade, if you have two consecutive unexcused absences you will be administratively withdrawn.  (Which requires you to visit the Student Assistance Center to withdraw yourself or you will recieve a "F".)

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:








Week 1
August 21

Chapters 1-3

Introduction Humanities
What is a work of Art?
How to look at art



Week 2
August 28

will be discussed the first night of class.




Week 3
September 4

Chapters 4-6


Quiz #1


Week 4
September 11

Chapters 7-8


Essay #1


Week 5
September 18

Chapter 9, 10, 12

Music, Dance, Photography

Quiz #2


Week 6
September 25

Chapter 11


Essay #2


Week 7
October 2

Chapter 13-15




Week 8
October 9

Finals and Presentations




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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 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

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