LS 212 Introduction to the Arts
SP 2010 HO
Dr. Lolly Ockerstrom
Assistant Professor English
Ph.D., English, Northeastern University, BostonCertificate, Advanced Seminars in WritingM.A., English, Northeastern University
TR 9:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 1:15 PM
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Educational Philosophy: Students learn best by doing things--by reading and writing, by trying things out, by writing and talking about their experiences, and by posing questions. When studying the arts, experiential learning is even more important. I try to set up classrooms that invite informed exchange of ideas, experimentation, analysis along with personal perspective. My hope is that students will venture into new territory--and be willing to fail (and I don't mean fail the class!). Within each of us resides an artist that longs for expression, but in order to find that artist, you must let go of the idea you have to be perfect. You have to role up your sleeve, so to speak, and be willing to get your hands a little grubby. My goal for the students in this course is that they be willing to "give it a go"--to try new art forms as a means of self expression, while also gaining a respect for the historical and cultural contexts that have given rise to various art forms.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
*Class journal: Buy a special journal for class. Keep notes from reading and class discussion as well as your own commentary on your progress as you explore the arts. You will need this to help you write your final, reflective essay.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Wed.: Read Introduction, p. 13 - 29. Special attention to Functions of Art, Evaluating Art, and Putting the Arts in Perspective
Chapter 9: The Early Renaissance, p. 278 -303. Historical contexts: Leonard da Vinci. Technology. Battle of Agincourt, 1415. Lorenzo de'Medici. Rise of Humanism. Machiavelli. Focus: Painting (Botticelli). Literature (Petrarch).
Chapter 10: The High Renaissance and Mannerism, p. 305-339. Historical contexts: Exploration of the new world. Focus: St. Peter's Cathedral, Rome. Mannerism. Commedia dell'arte. Madrigals. Michelangelo.
Chapter 12: The Baroque Age, p. 372 - 407. Historical contexts: Scientific revolution. Focus: Architecture: Sir Christopher Wren. Art: Caravaggio, Reubens, Rembrant. Music: Johann Sebastian Bach. Literature: John Milton
Chapter 13: The Enlightenment, p. 409 - 445. Historical contexts: Watt's steam engine. American Revolution. George III. Focus: Voltaire. Architecture: Monticello. Art: the English School. Hogarth, Gainsborough. Music: Mozart. Literature: Jonathan Swift, "A Modest Proposal."
Week Thirteen (April 12 & 14):
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3 absences: loss of 25 points
4 absences: loss of 50 points
5 absences: loss of 75 points
More than 5 absences: Failure to pass course.
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Last Updated:12/29/2009 4:11:06 PM