AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
S2Z 2011 MLH
Fontana, Leslie J.
B.S. Elementary Education/K-12 Certification in Art Western Mont. College , 1976Master of Interdisciplinary Studies Univ. of MT1997
7:45 - 10:15 PM
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The Instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, class discussions, videos, internet websites, and examples of visual art. The instructor makes every attempt to keep the subject matter relevant to world history and current events. This is a "blended" course, meaning 60% takes place face to face, and 40% occurs online. It is the philosophy of the instructor that the use of the internet for the teaching of Art History opens up unlimited resources in the form of Galleries, Video resources and art examples. Since this is a blended class, and much of the instruction takes place online, it is mandatory that students complete ALL of the reading. Focus questions, guided reading lessons, and assignments will be completed within the course shell online.
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%).
Coverage of the course topic will be accomplished in a variety of ways: Reading assignments, lecture, both online and ftof, discussion, both verbal and as threaded discussions through the course shell on the Park Website, slide shows and videos, available online and through the course shell. Assessment will be based on three preliminary examinations, and a comprehensive final exam of 100 multiple choice questions derived from the first three exams. Additionally, participation points will be awarded for each face to face and online class session. A rubric identifying quality participation both face to face and online is included here as an appendix
Participation points: 14 sessions @ 5 pts each - 70 pts
Total points available: 500 points
Late Submission of Course Materials: Because this is a blended class, and assignments may be posted online, there is little tolerance for late assignments. Students must post responses to weekly discussions initially by Tuesday, with responses to discussion postings occurring by Sunday of the week in question. The flexibility is built into the class by the nature of an online class. Students who miss f to f classes because of duty will be able to turn in assignments online. In cases of true emergency, the student should contact the instructor by email or by phone to make arrangements for makeup.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Because this is a reading and discussion course, keeping up with the assigned reading and participating in class are critical to both the students understanding of the material and the grade. Excused absences are only given in cases of duty assignments, verified by the proper paperwork, or documented emergency. The instructor should be notified in advance of such absences. In cases of unexcused absence, make up is at the discretion of the instructor.
Arriving late to class is both disruptive and rude. Participation points will be deducted for coming late to class. Leaving class early is treated similarly to tardies, with participation points being deducted.
Students who are also parents often have babysitting problems. While I sympathize with the parent, I do not allow children in the classroom, so parents should have a backup plan for babysitting.
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Week 4; Session 2: Review Activities; Quiz
Week 5; Session 2: The Art of Seeing Ch. 15 pp 472-476 Later 19th cen. Art
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2. “A one page essay” is a subjective term. In the past, size of paper has ranged from 6 x 9” steno paper to college ruled notebook paper. Regular notebook paper has 27 lines, while college ruled has 33. Right hand margins range from one-half inch, inch to a huge inch and a half. Some people leave spaces between paragraphs, and some students have even gone as far as to skip lines. Size of handwriting also varies. I once had to enlarge an essay on the photocopy machine to read the microscopic handwriting. Average handwriting fits 8-10 words per line.
So let’s be more objective. I do not wish to be in the business of weighing and measuring essays, rather than evaluating the content, but a two hour discussion should be covered by at least 300 words. More honestly, if you cover the important points of an evening’s material, you would comfortably fill a page and would not have to count words, lines, or even worry about it. I would advise against using your word counter on your computer. I count the number of words per line, leave out small words such as “a”, “an” and “the”. After counting three or four lines, I take an average and multiply by the number of lines. I only bother to count if there is a question as to best effort. I would rather evaluate your paper on its content and merit.
3. Use proper writing techniques. An introductory sentence should state the topic for the entire essay, while each separate concept covered would have its own topic sentence and paragraph which supports it. If you are stating a strong opinion, (“Van Gogh’s brush strokes show his emotional state” or “Architecture is not art, only functional”) you must support you assertion with research or facts. Since these essays are open book, these facts will not be hard to find.
4. Even though the essay’ is open book, do not rewrite the book. I know you were here for the covered material, and am interested in your reaction to the content, not a restating of it.
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