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AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
Eickhorst, William


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Course

AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts

Semester

SP 2010 HOA

Faculty

Eickhorst, William

Title

Professor of Art

Degrees/Certificates

Pro. Cert. parsons School of Design; BA/MA Montclair state University;
Ed.D. Ball State University; Post Grad study Kansas City Art Institute

E-Mail

wiliam.eickhorst@park.edu

eickhors@missouriwestern.edu

Class Days

-M-W-F-

Class Time

8:00 - 8:50 AM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
Paul  Zelinski,  The Art of Seeing (7th ed)  Upper Saddle River, NJ, Prentice Hall.

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Course Description:
AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts (MGE) A basic art appreciation course which introduces the formal language of the visual arts, 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.

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:
Students will be evaluated on the basis of a series of objective type tests. None of the tests will be comprehensive. Extra credit options will be available throughout the semester. 

Grading:
All tests will be worth 100 points each. Final averages are derived by dividing the total number of points obtained by the number of tests given. Grading is strictly criterion referenced - no curve will be used. 90%+ = A, 80-89% = B, 70-79% = C, 60-69% = D, less than 60% = F.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor. Students have until the next class period to make up missed tests unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. If the instructor feels that a student's behavior is infringing on other students right to learn, the student(s) will be asked to leave the classroom. Punctuality is expected - if you are going to be chronically late, you should not take this class. 

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.

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 .

Additional Information:
If you are a student athlete, do not ask for opportunities for extra credit that are not available to every other student in the class. I am a stickler for fairness, and it is the student-athlete's choice to participate in sports.

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