AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
U1T 2011 DL
Ricci, Glenn A.
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA – Doctorate in EducationCARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY – Master of Arts TeachingUNIVERSITY OF WYOMING - Master of Fine Arts
Monday - Friday 3–6 PM E.S.T.
U1T 2011 - 06/06/11 to 07/31/11
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Art of Seeing, The, 8/E
Paul J. Zelanski, Professor Emeritus, University Connecticut
Mary Pat Fisher
Format: Paper; 560 pp
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The instructor’s educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
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%).
Student learning in this course will be assessed by means of:
· Short writing assignments.
· Response papers.
· Class discussions.
· Attendance and participation.
Discussion Questions (11)
60 + 60 + 60
Proctored Final Exam
Letter Grade Policy
Number of Points
405 - 450
360 - 404
269 or below
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:
Student opinions are necessary for any successful class discussions. In this class, your instructor will encourage and even demand your opinions. However, any discussion centered on the highly subjective world of art has the potential to incite heated debate. Class discussions should rise to a passionate level, while remaining respectful to others. Any abusive or offensive behavior will not be tolerated.
Test - Completed by Midnight
Test – Completed by Midnight Sunday
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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The purpose of this course is to give students a greater appreciation of art and culture. The book will focus much of its attention to art from the artist’s perspective, whereas many art history texts tend to focus on art’s historical or sociological context. Studio artists will enjoy the variety of artists and their diverse methodology. Students of art history will learn more about the technical aspects of producing art. Those students who are merely taking this course as a general elective will not be left out. This class is an ideal first exposure to art and will build confidence in their ability to form individual opinions about art. In other words, this class will de-mystify much of that part of our society –the visual arts –that the student may never have completely understood.
As with other humanities subjects, the study of art is the study of humanity…what it means to be human. These objectives are meant to be only a beginning. Powers of observation and the intellectual search for meaning in art are skills that should be continuously exercised for the rest of our lives. This is true whether the student plans a career in art or in accounting. Art is not about this class (or any class, for that matter). Art is about life.
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