LS 212 Introduction to the Arts
S1J 2011 DN
Senior Adjunct Faculty
Work during the day; can be reached evening 816-561-1535
Jan 10, 2011 to Mar 6, 2010
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: : Cultures and Values: A Survey of the Western Humanities, 7th Ed. Lawrence Cunningham and John Reich.
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The educational philosophy behind the course seeks to engage the student in critical thinking to help the student realize how through the ages the arts of Western Culture have impact his/her life. The student will explore three main areas of the arts: the visual, verbal, and performing arts. These three art areas will be reviewed in the contexts of seven key periods in Western Art: Classical, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Romanticism, Impressionism/Post-Impressionism, and Modern/Contemporary. The student will study and analyze the emerging art themes of each period, focusing on why certain themes emerged and how these themes define and shaped Western Culture and the people identified as members of Western Culture.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Coverage of the course topics will be accomplished in a variety of ways: lecture and discussion; small group work; student reports; videos; and when possible attending a live performing art event. The students will visit the Nelson-Atkins Museum once during the course. Assessment will be based on in class participation, one brief oral report on visual art, brief written summarizations on performing arts, a mid-term exam, and a final exam. Explanation of the oral report and written summations will be covered the first night of class.
Late Submission of Course Materials: All written and oral assignments must be completed on the due date.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Because this is a reading and discussion course, keeping up with the assigned readings and participating in class are critical ingredients to aid in understanding of the material and passing the course. Therefore, attendance will be taken and will be counted in your final grade. Even one absence in such an accelerated semester can have an impact on your final grade—especially in borderline situations. Excused absences are only given in the case of emergency circumstance and at the discretion of the instructor. In the case of an excused absence, students are still responsible for all due assignments. If a student knows in advance that he/she will miss a class because of work or previous planned activities-the student needs to let the instructor know at the start of the semester. If an assignment is due during a class period when the student will be absent, plans for turning in the assignment must be made in advance. In this day an age of email there is no excuse for late papers.
Arriving late to class is both disruptive and rude. There might be times with traffic or work causes a student to be tardy. If there is a legitimate reason for being late, please let me know at the break, so you will not lose points. If a student knows that he/she cannot make it to class by 5:30 because of work, the student should not enrolled in the class. To be consistently late to class will affect one's grade. It is assumed that if a student signs up for an evening/weekend class that he/she realizes the obligation and commitment both to being in class on time and to staying for the duration of the class period. Unexcused tardiness or leaving early will result in a loss of 5 points per class.
Introduction to Course
The Classical Ideal; Drama and Philosophy in Classical Greece; he Hellenistic Period
Benedictine Monasticism; Monasticism and Gregorian Chant; The Visual Arts; The Gothic Style; Scholasticism
Calamity, Decay, and Violence; Medieval Life Watch a Medieval Drama
The Character of Renaissance Humanism; Two Styles of Humanism; Mannerism; The Reformation; Intellectual Developments; The Visual Arts in Northern Europe
English Literature: Shakespeare; Watch a Shakespeare Drama
Chapter 17 Instrumental Music after Beethoven; Romantic art Romantic Literature Watch Modern/Contemporary Drama
Impressionism & Post-Impressionism 1880 - 1914
Modern/Contemporary Art 1914- 2009
Chapter 21 Existentialism; Painting Since 1945; Contemporary Sculpture
Oral reports and Final
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
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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