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AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts
Mattson, John F


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Course

AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts

Semester

F2V 2012 GO

Faculty

Mattson, John F

Title

adjunct faculty

Degrees/Certificates

MA, MFA

Office Hours

By appointment or after class.

Daytime Phone

325-227-3179

E-Mail

john.mattson@park.edu

Semester Dates

1/16/2012-3/11/2012

Class Days

--T-R--

Class Time

5:00 - 7:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:
The Art of Seeing, eighth edition

Paul Zelanski, Mary Pat Fisher
ISBN 978-0-205-74834-1 (pbk)

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Course Description:
AR 115 Introduction to the Visual Arts LE (MGE) A basic art appreciation course which introduces the formal language of painting, sculpture and architecture, 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.

Educational Philosophy:
Instructor encourages questions and opinions within the context of the subject being taught. Extracurricular research and  exploration in the subject is also encouraged.

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:
Student learning in this class will be assessed by means of :

Examinations
Quizzes
Short writing assignments and presentations
Class participation and attendance  

Grading:
90-100--A

80-89--B
70-79--C
60-69--D
0-59--F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Unexcused late work will be graded down one whole grade. Example: An "A" will become a "B."

Make up tests will be given at the instructors convenience.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
All electronics must be turned off or put on "vibrate."

Only water is allowed in classroom.
All reading assignments must be read prior to class.
Students are expected to come to class prepared with appropriate materials. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Weeks 1-2 Understanding art, visual elements, and organizing principles of design

Weeks 3-5 2-D and 3-D media and methods.
Weeks 6-8 Art history time-line. 
Quizzes, papers and exams will be given at appropriate times to make sure that student learning goals are met. 

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95

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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 98
Instructor will allow two unexcused absences. Work missed will need to be made up. Additional absences will hurt your final grade. More than two instances of lateness will count as one absence.  Students "on call" need to talk to instructor prior to class.

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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