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AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
Martin, Trevis Russell


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

AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts

Semester

F1T 2009 DLA

Faculty

Trevis Martin

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

Bachelor of Arts - Fine Art, Park University 1996
Master of Fine Arts - Painting/Drawing, University of Missouri-Columbia 2001

Daytime Phone

816 699 2793

E-Mail

trevis.martin@park.edu

trevis.martin@gmail.com

Semester Dates

Monday, August 17, 2009 - Sunday, Oct 11, 2009

Class Days

TBA

Class Time

TBA

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Art of Seeing 7th ed.
by Paul Zelanski and Mary Pat Fisher
ISBN 0-13-158345-X

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Course Description:
A basic art appreciation course which introduces the formal language of painting, sculpture and architecture, relating them to the philosophical premises and historical events that they reflect. This course provides a framework of reference for appreciation of art as well as a basis for further study. While slide-lecture is the usual format, demonstrations, field trips and gallery tours augment classroom instruction. 3:0:3.

Educational Philosophy:

Critical thinking and open-minded engagement are the core of the educational process.  I work hard to engage students in an ongoing, challenging, critical and reflective conversation, using any and all possible media, that will help lead them to a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Use the specialized vocabulary of art and design to describe, both orally and in writing, their responses to art they have directly experienced.
  2. Describe stylistic similarities and differences in art from a wide variety of cultures and time periods.
  3. Critically respond to works of art, e.g. (Students will be able to not only know what they “like” but why.)
  4. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the principal stylistic divisions in western art and of many world cultures.
  5. Experience art directly in available local museums, galleries and architectural sites as a basis for response and critique.
  6. Explain a variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional studio techniques.


Core Assessment:

 

A comprehensive final exam of 100 multiple choice questions derived from the first three exams. The majority of the questions are vocabulary or concept based. The exam is worth 100 points out of 500 points in the course (20%).

Class Assessment:

Student learning in this course will be assessed by means of:

 

·        Examinations.

·        Short writing assignments.

·        Response papers.

·        Class discussions.

·        Attendance and participation.

Grading:

  Assignment



Total %

   Introductions Post



1%

   11 Discussion Questions  + Film Assignment



23%

   3 Exams (Weeks 2, 4, 7)



36%

  2 Response Papers (Weeks 5 and 6)



20%

  Final Exam



20%

    Total



100%

 

Letter Grade Policy

Letter

Number of Points

Percent

A

431 - 479

90-100

B

383 - 430.9

80-89.9

C

335 - 382.9

70-79.9

D

287 - 334.9

60-69.9

F

286.9 or below

Below 59.9


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).

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Be respectful of each other.  Conversations about art can get emotional because art frequently deals with emotional and sometimes controversial content.  You can challenge each other's ideas, but don't attack or attempt to invalidate the person who those ideas belong to.


Read charitably.  Assume that your classmates and I have good reasons for thinking the way we do, and that however our virtual voices may sound in your head, we may not be saying what you think we are.

Participate fully.  This class is a conversation, even more than a normal class.  Put your stuff out there.  We call all learn from each other.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

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. Exams are primarily multiple-choice (with some short answer).

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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87

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 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

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 "F".
  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.
ONLINE NOTE: An attendance report of "P" (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.

Park University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 .

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Last Updated:8/9/2009 12:51:22 AM