LS212 Introduction to the Arts
S1J 2008 PV
Ventresca, Thomas J.
M.A. English, Pittsburg State UniversityM.A. Counseling, University of Missouri-Kansas CityB.A. English, Rockhurst University
January 14-March 9, 2008
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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 the representative work in classical, romantic, and modern art forms. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of critical thinking and exploration based readings, films, lectures, dialogues, writings, presentations, and students' insights. The facilitator will engage each learner in a lively discussion of issues and challenges, and how these ideas and insights can improve professional careers and personal lives.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Students will be evaluated by seven reflection papers on the chapter readings, two reports on the readings, one final paper/presentation, and attendance. There will be opportunities for field trips, particularly to the Nelson Art Gallery and the Kemper Museum. The papers will explore major themes in the chapters that can help the students improve their personal and professional lives and increase their appreciation of the arts.
All papers should be typewritten, double-spaced. Name, title and number of the assignment, and date in the upper right hand corner. Students may rewrite their graded papers. Hand in the rewritten paper by the next class (include the original stapled underneath the rewrite). The scores of the two papers (the original and the rewrite) will be averaged to get a new score. The content, the organization (opening, body, close) and the mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling) of the papers are very important.
Seven reflection papers (5 points each, 35 total points). Two reports on readings (5 points each, total 10 points). Final paper/ presentation (15 points). Participation (5 points). Perfect attendance (3 points), one class missed (0 points), two classes missed (-6 points), three classes missed (dropped from class and/or -12 points).
A = 58-69
B = 46-57
C = 35-45
D = 24-34
E = 0-23
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late papers may be subject to a reduced grade.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Students will be expected to honor the following rules of conduct: (1) only one person speaks at a time, (2) no side conversations while someone else is talking, (3) give full attention to person speaking, (4) treat others as you would like to be treated (respect shown to everyone in the class).
Review of key things learned during the semester. How will these things learned help students improve their personal and/or professional lives. Final paper and presentation due.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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