ART-1030: Art Appreciation ( Online | Fall 2017 )

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Instructor Information
Instructor Name

Annette Fournet

Instructor Rank

Associate Professor

Instructor Email aefournet@southwest.tn.edu
Instructor Website

http://faculty.southwest.tn.edu/aefournet

Instructor Office

UA 220a Union Avenue

Instructor Phone

901-333-5173

Course Information
Course Description

Art Appreciation is a study of the visual arts designed to teach visual awareness by examining a variety of styles from various periods and cultures. Emphasis is placed on the development of a common visual language in order to assess, discuss, and enjoy works of visual arts from diverse media, cultures, and periods. This course fulfills the Fine Arts/Humanities requirement for the General Education core. Prerequisite: DSPW 0800 and DSPR 0800 or equivalent

Student Learning Objectives

The goal of the Humanities and/or Fine Arts requirement is to enhance the understanding of students who, as citizens and educated members of their communities, need to know and appreciate their own human cultural heritage and its development in a historical and global context. Also, through study of Humanities and/or Fine Arts, students will develop an understanding, which they otherwise would not have, of the present as informed by the past

Students will demonstrate the ability to…..

  1. Analyze significant primary texts and works of art, ancient, pre-modern, and modern, as forms of cultural and creative expression.
  2. Explain the ways in which humanistic and/or artistic expression throughout the ages expresses the culture and values of its time and place.
  3. Explore global/cultural diversity.
  4. Frame a comparative context through which they can critically assess the ideas, forces, and values that have created the modern world.
  5. Recognize the ways in which both change and continuity have affected human history.

Practice the critical and analytical methodologies of the Humanities and/or Fine Arts.

Prerequisites

 

 

DSPW 0800 and DSPR 0800 or equivalent

Corequisites

To achieve the greatest success in this course you should view the Lessons in Power Point form in Content, complete the assignedreadings in the textbook, participate in the discussions; identify the vocabulary words; keep up with journal entries; take all tests and do all projects..

Instructional / Learning Methods

Faculty in Fine Arts, Languages, and Literature courses strive to teach the skills and competencies that students need. Academic success requires the full participation of the students in: Reading Assignments, Research Projects, Discussions, Lectures, Demonstrations, and a visit to a museum or gallery.

(To view lectures in this course Internet Explorer 8 or higher is required and MAC users Safari 5 or higher),

Specific Course Requirements

This course is only fully supported by laptop or desk top computer.

Call the Help Desk for information about other mobile devices such as notebooks or smartphones.

Textbooks, Supplementary Materials, Hardware, and Software Requirements
Required Text

Prebles' ARTFORMS, 11th edition, by Patrick Frank

ISBN-10: 0-205-96811-2

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-96811-4 (student edition)

   

 

Additional Text

None

Supplementary Materials

None

Hardware Requirements

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer

If this course requires the use of a computer, these are general recommendations for accessing any of the services that Southwest offers on the Web (e.g. My.Southwest, etc.).

  • minimum Pentium IV or higher processor (recommended)
  • SVGA monitor, minimum resolution 800x600 (1024x768 strongly recommended)
  • CD-ROM or DVD drive
  • floppy drive, zip drive, or CD-RW drive
  • Mouse or compatible pointing device
  • at least 512 MB of RAM (recommended)
  • (optional) printer
Software Requirements

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Microsoft Edge+
  • IE 10 & 11: some issues+
  • Firefox (latest)+
  • Firefox ESR+
  • Chrome (latest)+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com.

 

The software listed below is recommended for any student accessing Southwest services through the internet. Your course may have specific software requirements.

  • Windows 7, Vista, XP
  • Mac OS X (up to 10.6) (OS 10.6 recommended)
  • Linux with a Supported Browser
  • Microsoft Edge+
  • IE 10 & 11: some issues+
  • Firefox (latest)+
  • Firefox ESR+
  • Chrome (latest)+
  • Current Anti-Virus protection
  • Reliable Internet connection (broadband recommended but not required)

Many instructors may require assignments to be submitted using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Word. To learn how to obtain discounted software from Microsoft, visit http://southwest.tn.onthehub.com.

Assessment and Grading
Method of Evaluation

Point System = 1000 Points

Four projects @ 100 points each = 400 points

Four quizzes @ 100 points each = 400 points

Ten Discussion topic responses @ 10 points each = 100 points

Ten Journal submissions @10 points each = 100 points

(To figure out your final grade, add up all your grades and divide by 10)

Grading Scale

A  90-100

B  80-89

C  70-79

D  60-69

F   0-59

Testing Procedure / Policy

All tests are online and noted in the calendar.

Everything in Content matters to success in the course. Reading the textbook assignments and viewing the online Lessons in Contentare essential to success in taking the four quizzes.

Each of the four quizzes will cover 2-3 modules as we progress through the course.  Reviewing all of the Lessons in each of those modules will help prepare you for each quiz. Vocabulary lists in the modules also provide a study guide for the quiz. Textbook readings assigned in the modules are essential to study for quizzes.

Major Assignments

 

There are four projects assigned throughout the course. All projects are worth a possible 100 points each, and are required to be written all in your own words, no copy and paste is allowed.

Project 1  Art Show Review It's your turn to evaluate art. Go to an art exhibition at a museum or gallery near you. Some colleges and universities often have art exhibitions on campus. This must be an actual, not a virtual exhibition. Be sure to say the name of the exhibition, where it was held, and which artists were featured. Look at the whole show and give your overall impression of the show. Does the show have a theme? What kind of work does it include? Choose a piece or two to describe--state the artist and title of the art works, too. Did you like the exhibition space? Why or why not? What was your favorite art work? Which pieces were particularly meaningful? Note: History museums like The Civil Rights Museum, and purely commercial galleries like The Thomas Kincaid Galleries are not suitable for this assignment. The intention of this assignment is to see art in a space meant to display art, in person and up close.

Project 2  Method and Materials Presentation This three-page presentation should have three parts:  1. An explanation of an artist's method, such as screen printing, weaving or glass-blowing (refer to chapters  6-14 for topic ideas). Explain it as if your reader has never heard of it. 2. A list of all materials the artist would need to execute the method. 3. A selection of three clear images of the method in progress, preferably from early in the process, around halfway through completion, and the end product. Please choose good resolution images. Extra images will be considered for bonus points.

Project 3  Ancient Sites Report Go to UNESCO.org and scroll down to the list of sites by country of places selected to protect as World Treasures. Choose any country you wish and look through the selections there. Choose one to write about. You will see a lot of information there, but you will need at least two more websites to get additional information for your report. No copy and paste, please! List your sources at the end of the report, including UNESCO.org. Your report should be a minimum of three pages, with a fourth page as your resources. The first page states the place and location, along with the date it was added to the list (and why, if available). The second and third pages should contain at least two good images of your selection, so four all together. The images should be good resolution, not tiny, and labeled. Your reader wants to know what they are looking at, right? The fourth page is your resources page. Any additional information or images will be considered for bonus points.

Project 4  Artist Profile Report  Choose any artist from your textbook and write a 4-page report. Page 1 is the artist's biography with a picture of the artist. Page 2 is an explanation of their work (what movement or style do they fit in?) with one defining work of art (what they are best known for creating). Pages 3 and 4 will have at least two pictures on each page of your artist's work, labeled with tile, date and medium. No Resources page is required, but this is not a copy-and-paste assignment. You are expected to write the text information in your own words.

Participation / Attendance Policy

Discussions and journal entries are considered attendance participation. Attendance reporting is based on active participation in the course.

Policy on Student Professional Conduct

You are expected to conduct yourself in a mature and respectful manner.

Rules of etiquette on the discussion board will be followed or your post will be removed, at the discretion of the instructor. Inappropriate language, such as swearing or personal attacks in posts, will not be tolerated.

Additional Policies

Submissions must be a Word document (.doc or.docx files) or .rtf files for the four Projects and all Journal entries. You do have the option of submitting any of the four projects as either a Word document or a Powerpoint presentation.

Make-ups for quizzes will only be considered with acceptable documented proof of unavoidable extenuating circumstances. 

Late work can be submitted to a Late Work drop box, but it will lose a point every day it is late. Note: Discussions can NOT be made up after the availability end date.

There is no extra credit included in this course, however, bonus points may be given for exceptional work.

Guidelines for Communications
Email Guidelines

Each student has been provided a Southwest e-mail account. Please do not email your classmates unless the topic relates specifically to this course. E-mails that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden. Below are a few guidelines that you should keep in mind when sending email:

  • Always include a subject line.
  • Typing in all CAPS is considered SHOUTING in Cyberspace. So please use upper and lower case characters when sending e-mails.
  • Remember, without facial expressions some comments may be taken the wrong way. Be careful in wording your e-mails and use good Netiquette
  • Use standard fonts.
  • Do not send large attachments without permission.
  • Respect the privacy of other class members.

Online instructors will respond to all e-mails within 48 hours.

Discussion Guidelines

Below are a few guidelines that should be adhered to when using the Discussion forum. Messages that contain advertisements, solicitations, personal interests, etc. are strictly forbidden.

  • Review the discussion threads thoroughly before entering the discussion.
  • Please try to maintain threads by using the "Reply" button rather starting a new topic.
  • Do not make insulting or inflammatory statements to other members of the class. Be respectful of others' ideas.
  • Be patient and read the comments of other group members thoroughly before entering your remarks.
  • Be positive and constructive in group discussions.
  • Respond in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Technical Support
Technical Support

My.Southwest: Submit a Student Technical Support Request. Please provide a full detailed explanation of the problem.

PAWS: For course related questions, contact your instructor. For technical issues with the PAWS website, contact the College Helpdesk at (901) 333-4357.

Course Topics
Tentative Schedule

 Getting Started--first week

Module 1: The Visual Elements

Module 2: Principles of Design, Evaluating Art

   Project 1 Art Show Review

   Quiz 1

Module 3: Drawing Painting, Printmaking

Module 4: Photography, Film and Digital Arts, Design Disciplines

Module 5: Sculpture, Craft Media, Architecture

   Project 2 Method and Materials Presentation

   Quiz 2

Module 6: Earliest Art to the Bronze Age, The Classical to Medieval West

Module 7: Renaissance to Baroque, Traditional Arts of Asia

Module 8: Islamic Arts, Africa, Oceania and the Americas

   Project 3 Ancient Sites Report

   Quiz 3

Module 9: Late 18th and 19th Centuries, Early 20th Century, Between World Wars

Module 10: Postwar, Postmodern, and Global Art

   Project 4 Artist Profile

   Quiz 4

Student Services
Embedded Librarian Service This service may be found inside PAWS courses.
Two Southwest Librarians are assigned to work with you and your instructor throughout the course for the entire semester. The Librarians will suggest library resources and answer questions sent to "Ask A Librarian".

To contact a Librarian, go to the Classlist and select the "Ask A Librarian" tab.
Student Services Links

Academic Support

The Academic Support Center(ASC) provides free services and resources to help Southwest students successfully reach their academic and career goals. These services include tutoring by peer and master tutors, computer labs, success workshops, academic coaching, early alerts from your instructors and areas for individual or group study at numerous locations. The ASC also provides Supplemental Instruction in some of our general education classes and the Center is also responsible for Academic Progress Reporting so that you will be award of your academic standing during the 5th-6th week of the semester. Online tutoring services are offered through Smarthinking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply login to your PAWS to access this online tutoring resource.

Drop/Withdrawal Dates

See the official college catalog for the current withdrawal policies. Important semester drop and withdrawal dates can be found on the college Web site at http://www.southwest.tn.edu.

Academic Misconduct

Plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty are prohibited. A student guilty of academic misconduct, either directly or indirectly, through participation or assistance, is immediately responsible to the instructor of the class. The instructor has the authority to assign an “F” grade or a zero for the exercise or examination, or to assign an “F” for the course. College sanctions for academic misconduct may include suspension or dismissal from the College. Please see the section in the current Catalog on Academic Misconduct.

Classroom Behavior: Any student engaged in disruptive conduct or conduct violating the general rules or regulations of the College may be ordered to temporarily leave the classroom. Extended or permanent exclusion from the classroom can be achieved only through appropriate procedures of the College.

Open Labs

Macon Cove

  • Academic Support Center: Available during working hours
  • Bert Bornblum Library: Available during library hours
  • Farris 2131: M-R 8-5:30, F 804:30

Union Avenue

  • Academic Support Center - F Building, Room 319, available during working hours
  • Parrish Library - Available during library hours
  • M105: 8-6:30

Gill

  • Computer Lab- Room 101 (Please note - this room is available when classes are not scheduled. Schedule fluctuates each semester.)
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Maxine Smith

  • Open Lab- Room 101.
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.

Whitehaven

  • Open Lab Building 6, Room 127
  • Library - Available during Library hours only.
Syllabus Updates The instructor reserves the right to make changes as necessary to this syllabus. If changes are necessitated during the term of the course, the instructor will immediately notify students of such changes.