AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
SP 2008 HO
BFA, BA, MA, Ed.D.
9:00 - 9:50 AM
Textbook: No text required. Although not specific text is required, there are many general "Art Appreciation" texts available that students might find helpful.
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 their performance on a series of tests, quizzes, take-home assignments and a final exam. All tests and quizzes will be made up of objective type questions. None of the tests, including the final, will be comprehensive.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Absolutely no late assignments will be accepted without prior approval of the instructor. If you miss a test, you have untilk the next class period to make it up.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Being present, ON TIME, is expected. Please note that class begins on the hour - not 10 minutes after! Chronic tardiness and absences will result in a grade reduction! Disruptive and/or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated - students who do not adhere to this policy will be asked to leave the classroom.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: The first half of the course will deal with how to look at art and the techniques used by artists to create the illusion of space and depth on a 2-Dimensional surface, different genre in art, how artists use color, the nature of creativity and recent developments in sculpture. The second half of the semester will focus on the work of great artists from the Renaissance and Baroque periods in art history.
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Additional Information:This is not a typical "Book" course where you are assigned readings which are then discussed in class. The structure of the class is heavily dependent on viewing films, class presentations and slide lectures - you can't afford to miss class and stay home and read about what you missed! "Extra Credit" opportunities will be available throughout the semester.
Last Updated:1/8/2008 8:27:03 AM