Art Appreciation Syllabus

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE

Fine and Performing Arts, Division of Liberal Arts and Social Science

Art Department, Course Syllabus

Fall Semester 2018/Spring 2019

Instructor’s Information:

Instructor: Juan Saenz

Office Phone #: (956) 580-5300 Ext. 1357

Dept. Phone #: (Pecan Campus) (956) 872-2503

Office Hours:   M-W-F, 7am to 8am

Sharyland High School Rm 117

 Course Information:

Section Number

Class Day/Time

Classroom Location

ARTS 1301-S21

Mon-Fri/9:40am-11:10am

SHARYLAND HS 117

ARTS 1301-S25

Mon-Fri/11:10am-12:50pm

SHARYLAND HS 117

 

 

 Course Description:

A general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media, techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate works of art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.

 Prerequisites: Completion of READ 0200 or equivalent.

  1. Program Learning Outcomes ARTS 1301 is not part of the Visual Arts or Graphic Arts Program field of study, and so does not meet any of the PLOs.
  2. Course Learning Outcomes

 

At the conclusion of the course students will:

 Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art. (COM)

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design.
  2. Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art.
  3. Critically interpret and evaluate works of art. (CT)
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture. (SR)
  5. Identify genres of art and demonstrate different points of view of works of visual arts individually and in teams.

 

7.     Demonstrate their ability to work effectively with others in teams toward a shared purpose or goal. (TW)

8.     Demonstrate their comprehension of the physical demands that are required of a visual artist.

 Required Core Objectives for Core Component Area

 CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS:  to include creative thinking, innovation, inquiry, and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

 COMMUNICATION SKILLS:  to include effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and visual communication.

 TEAMWORK:  to include the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:  to include intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

 

Department Required Common Assignment to Meet and Assess Core Objectives. 

This assignment will be given in all sections of ARTS1301 and will use the Institutional Core Objective Grading Rubric for assessment of the core objectives.

 Assignment:

Students will collaborate to submit a hands-on art project that effectively communicates an identified message with a social responsibility theme; additionally, students will provide a written analysis of the art project.

Each of these four (4) components listed below will be evaluated via provided rubrics as 25% of the total grade for the assignment:

 Students will effectively express ideas in a written, oral, or visual form. (COM)

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  • Students will work in teams to complete the assignment, and they will evaluate one another’s participation and communication in the process. (TW)

     

  • Students will communicate an identified social responsibility messages, such as, social awareness, identity, gender, political and social beliefs, censorship, psychology, science, and ethics.  (SR)

     

  • Students will demonstrate the development, interpretation, and expression of the chosen topic, thus showing their ability to synthesize information and to think critically. (CT)

 

Instructor Outcomes

The student should have an awareness of the different uses of art in their everyday lives. They should also be able to use their artistic knowledge to enrich future experiences.

Evaluation:

Grading Criteria: A combination of oral assignments, written assignments, in-class or online quizzes/examinations, oral presentations, and classroom/online activities can be used to evaluate student performance. Each instructor will have at his/her discretion, the ability to combine the admixture to evaluate student performance. Students may display their level of understanding of the learning outcomes in several manners.  The required department common assignment will be evaluated using the institutional core objective grading rubric.

 Each project/assignment will have detailed instructions/requirements and a description of how the project will be graded. To calculate your grade take the total amount of points you earned and divide by the total amount of points possible. Exams/quizzes must be taken during the testing period. There will be time limits to complete each quiz/exam. At the end of the semester your lowest score on the weekly quizzes will be dropped to account for any unforeseen technical problem, personal problem or other reason why you did not score well on a test. 

 Instructor Grading and Attendance Policy: You will receive a final grade at the end of the semester based on the point totals you have received from quizzes, exams, projects, discussions and all assignments. Any late project or assignment will be lowered according to the specific project description and then will become a zero after the 48-hour cut off date. Exams, quizzes, discussions and projects cannot be made up under most circumstances. Participation in discussions, effort and improvement can be a minor factor in your grade if you are very close to another letter grade; however, the decision of the instructor will be final.  Participation in discussions, quizzes and projects are required.  You will be dropped from the course if you fall far enough behind in your work/performance to be unlikely to pass the course in the instructor’s opinion.  If you are having problems keeping up or submitting your work, please contact the instructor early in the situation to discuss possibilities and request help/advice.

 Missed Assignments and Serious Medical Conditions

If you are absent or miss an assignment because of your pregnancy, childbirth, serious health or serious temporary medical condition, and wish to make-up the absence/assignment, you must provide a licensed medical doctor’s note stating what dates your physician advised you not to attend class or work.  Only the absence(s) and work due during that period can be made up.  You receive this make-up opportunity you must contact your instructor (phone, email or in-person) immediately after (ideally before but no longer than 5 days after) you have been released by your doctor and notify the instructor of your medical situation.  Falsification of a doctor’s excuse will result in failure of the class and being reported to Student Services for ethical violations.

 Traditional & Hybrid Classroom Courses) Turn off you cellular phones and other electronic devices during class unless instructed to use them for classroom activities.  If you are expecting an important call please put the phone on vibrate and place it in your pocket and notify the instructor that you are expecting a call before class begins.  Phones can be disruptive to the class and faculty member..  You should not be going in and out of class to talk on your phone.  No texting, checking email, surfing the net, playing games or other activities using an electronic device is permitted without the prior approval of the instructor.  You will receive one warning for infractions and then your grade will be reduced or you will be dropped from the class.  Cheating or plagiarism will not be tolerated and are grounds for failure or the immediate dropping from the course.  Arrive on time with your required materials for class.  Please be respectful to everyone in your class and his or her opinions or views.  You should also refrain from displays of excessive public affection in the classroom so you do not make other students uncomfortable and to promote a serious and professional learning atmosphere.  Do not bring guest to the class, only enrolled students are allowed in the classroom.

 Dual Enrollment Students: No exceptions in attendance policies will be allowed for Dual Enrollment students. Students missing class due to standardized testing or school holidays will be counted as absent. School administrators must make every effort to arrange student’s schedules to meet for the minimum number of required contact hours required for Visual Art and Music courses.

 Student Responsibilities: (*applies to Traditional & Hybrid Classroom Courses)

Purchase all materials in the first week of class

Review, read, complete, watch and/or study all assigned materials in the Weekly Folders before it is discussed in class.  Questions in class should be to clarify assigned material that you have already read so time is used efficiently.

Respect the points of view and be respectful of other class members, use appropriate vocabulary and refrain from any offensive words or statements (cursing)

Read and complete assigned material before each deadline and be prepared to ask specific questions if you are unclear of any issue or directions

Actively pursue the essential characteristics for growth in the arts: self-discipline, perseverance, and seriousness of intent.

Give the instructor and your classmates your undivided attention

*Do not be disruptive; this includes yawning excessively and loudly (get some rest before class or take an online class if this is not possible).

*Do not sleep in the class

*Do not frequently leave the classroom (especially to make phone calls).  If you have a medical situation please speak to the instructor before class

 Academic Integrity

Please refer to the Student Code of Conduct.  Violation of this code may result in you being dropped from the class or failure of the course as decided by the instructor.  If you turn in a photograph on a project as your work that was taken from the Internet (or otherwise not your work) you will fail the course and be reported to Student Services for a plagiarism violation.  This fail policy applies to any form of plagiarism during the semester including copying other student’s postings on discussions.  Not understanding plagiarism is NOT an acceptable excuse so please ask for clarification if you have any doubt.  You can find information on types of plagiarism and a definition in your Weekly Folder #1. http://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/studentlife/judicial/documents/StudentCodeofConduct11-12.pdf

 From the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook: Students attending South Texas College are responsible for adhering to standards of academic integrity.  Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner.  Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at South Texas College and students are expected to act in accordance with this principle. Incidents involving academic dishonesty are typically handled by the course instructor or academic department.  In some instances, cases involving academic dishonesty may be referred to the Director of Student Life, Site Coordinator or Coordinator for Judicial Affairs/Ombudsperson for adjudication.  Types of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

a. Cheating

         • Copying from another student’s work.

• Using or possessing materials not authorized by a testing proctor (such as lessons, books, notes, calculators, etc.).

         •  Knowingly using or soliciting, in whole or part, the contents of an un-administered test.

         •  Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student without authorization during a test.

•  Substituting for another person, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, in taking a course test or completing any course-related assignment.

•  Using, buying, stealing, or transporting some or all of the contents of an un-administered test, homework answer sheet, or computer program.

•  Using, buying, stealing, transporting, or soliciting a test, test facsimile, answer key, or other written works.

b. Plagiarism

 • The appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means someone else’s work and then submitting that work for credit as if it were one’s own without appropriate acknowledgment to the author.

c. Collusion

 • Unauthorized collaboration with another person in the preparation of an academic assignment offered for credit.

 Nudity in Art

Nudity is often seen in art throughout its history and may be seen in some of the assigned course work.  This is a college level course however if you are under 18 years of age please get your parents consent to view all course content and notify me the first week of class if you and/or your parents have any concerns, doubts or issues with viewing nudity in art.  (An alternative assignment can be offered if discussed with the instructor during the first week of classes.) Some issues in this course may be personally unpopular, controversial or uncomfortable. All issues raised and discussed in this course are of substantive value and are addressed in 21st century art. I hope you will approach difficult issues within the classroom with openness and respect.

 Major Assignments & Exams:

Four Exams                                                                     70 %

Projects (Drawings, Power Points, etc.)            10%

Collaborative Group Project                                   20%

 All students in all sections will need to complete the Department’s required assignment. The Department’s required assignment will account for 20% of the student’s final grade.

 Required Textbook & Resources for Traditional Face-to-Face Courses: A World of Art, 7th Ed., Henry M. Sayre. Pearson Publications. This text is available in many formats, including e-book; choose the format best for your learning style.  If you are taking an online section you will be using free Open Source materials.  Log on to your Blackboard course for more information.

 Gain exposure to a broad variety of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, graphic and temporal (time-based) media, and art genres.

 Investigate the purpose and function of art, aesthetics, context, and chronology, and distinguish between subject and content. Topics may include social awareness, identity, gender, political and social beliefs, psychology, science, ethics, censorship, current issues, art as visual pleasure, and spiritual aspects of art.

 

Supplies Needed for Online Classes

Pencil, drawing paper, color pencils, ruler, eraser, box of 24 count oil pastels

 STC Departmental Textbook and Supply Policy:

All students must have the required materials including but not limited to textbooks, online access codes, equipment, and supplies no later than the second day of class. Students without required materials will not be able to participate in class activities and will therefore be counted as absent.

 Departmental Attendance Policy: (*applies to Traditional & Hybrid Classroom Courses)

Attendance and participation are mandatory for all VAM courses. Students must attend a minimum of 39 of the scheduled 45 contact hours for lecture courses and a minimum 78 of the scheduled 90 contact hours for studio courses, regardless of personal or unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the student’s control. No absence will be regarded as either excused or unexcused. Students must be present for the entire duration of each class meeting. Students arriving 10 minutes late or leaving 10 minutes are encouraged to stay, but will be counted as absent, regardless of circumstances, for that day.

 FERPA:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

 Developmental Studies Policy Statement: The College’s Developmental Education Plan requires TSI Liable students who have not met the college readiness or exemption standards in reading, writing, and/or mathematics to enroll in Developmental Studies courses including College Success.  Failure to attend these required classes may result in the student's withdrawal from ALL college courses.

 

Title IX Statement:  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. More information on Title IX policy and procedures can be found at http://www.southtexascollege.edu/about/notices/title-ix.html. Questions regarding Title IX or concerns about accommodations, including complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual violence, or other sexual misconduct should be directed to our Conflict Resolution Center at 956-872-2180 or crc@southtexascollege.edu

 Pregnant and Parenting Students:  South Texas College does not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy, parenting or related conditions. Pregnant or parenting students seeking accommodations should contact the Conflict Resolution Center immediately at 956-872-2180 or crc@southtexascollege.edu.

Statement of Equal Opportunity: No person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored or conducted by South Texas College on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, gender, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

 Alternative Format Statement: This document is available in an alternative format upon request by calling the office of Fine and Performing Arts at 956-872-2503.

 ADA Statement: Individuals with disabilities requiring assistance or access to receive services should contact disABILITY Support Services at (956 ) 872-2173.

 Student Code of Conduct Contract

Fall 2018/Spring 2019

From the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook: Students attending South Texas College are responsible for adhering to standards of academic integrity.  Academic integrity is the pursuit of scholarly activity in an open, honest and responsible manner.  Academic integrity is a basic guiding principle for all academic activity at South Texas College and students are expected to act in accordance with this principle. Incidents involving academic dishonesty are typically handled by the course instructor or academic department.  In some instances, cases involving academic dishonesty may be referred to the Director of Student Life, Site Coordinator or Coordinator for Judicial Affairs/Ombudsperson for adjudication.  Types of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to:

a. Cheating

            • Copying from another student’s work.

• Using or possessing materials not authorized by a testing proctor (such as lessons, books, notes,

   ,etc.) before, during or after an exam.

            • Knowingly using or soliciting, in whole or part, the contents of an un-administered test.

            • Collaborating with or seeking aid from another student without authorization during a test.

• Substituting for another person, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, in taking a 

    course test or completing any course-related assignment.

• Using, buying, stealing, or transporting some or all of the contents of an un-administered test, 

    homework answer sheet, or computer program.

• Using, buying, stealing, transporting, or soliciting a test, test facsimile, answer key, or other

    written works.

b. Plagiarism

 • The appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means someone else’s work

    and then submitting that work for credit as if it were one’s own without appropriate  

    acknowledgment to the author.

c. Collusion

 • Unauthorized collaboration with another person in the preparation of an academic assignment

    offered for credit.

d. Combative or disruption of class

Any student who through their behavior disrupts the everyday procedures of a college class or instructor will be drop failed from the course. Behavior considered rude or disruptive will not be tolerated.

 I (print) ______________________________, understand that this is a college class. I will adhere to the policies and procedures of South Texas College throughout the entire semester. Any deviations from this contract can and will result in being dropped from this course.

By signing this, I understand the responsibilities outlined in the class syllabus. I understand that I will have to read, write, and produce original works of art dealing with art history topics.

 I fully understand my responsibilities in this class

 Student: ____________________________________

 Date: __________________________

 

PROPOSED COURSE SCHEDULE:

This outline is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor or the College in the case of unforeseen events.

 Day One: Syllabus and Class Description (Day I)

            Definition of Art

          Project I: One page essay on your definition of Art and also a visual definition of Art.

         Elements of Art

         Principles of Design

         Color Theory

          Exam I

         Project II: Color Wheel Project addressing Color Theory, Elements of Art and Principles of Design

         Paleolithic Art/ Neolithic Art

         Project III: Paleolithic Drawing using plants

         Mesopotamia/Egypt/Greek Art/ Roman Art

          Exam II

         Project IV: Art Time Line

         Early Christian Art

         Renaissance Art

         Baroque

          Exam III

         Project V: Art Time Line

         Romanticist

         Realism

         Photography

         Project VI: Photography Project

         Impressionism

         Post-Impressionism

         Fauvism

          Exam IV

         Project VII: Time Line

         Expressionism

         Cubism

         Surrealism

         Pop Art

         Project VIII: Time Line

         Graffiti Art

          Final Exam (December 12th to 18th)

 Institutional Core Objective Grading Rubric

The following matrix identifies the process for assessment of the required Core Objectives.

Required Core Objectives

 

Applied to

Working in teams, students will demonstrate an understanding of the purposes and functions of art as it relates to cultural diversity and civic and social responsibility. Student groups will create a visual art project, research the topic and submit an essay that effectively communicates a given topic that deals with an aspect of the relationship of art and social responsibility.

Assessment

The rubric for this portion of the project and/or essay is designed to measure effective written and/or visual communication skills including the use of appropriate sources, documentation, and visual design elements.

Passing Standard

Approved passing standard on Institutional Rubric

Target: Expected % of Students

Meeting Core Objective

70% of all art projects and/or essays submitted will score 70% or higher.

Critical Thinking Skills

Study of and critical response to, through various means, to works in the arts and humanities. Departmental Common Assignment

Student groups will create a visual art project and essay that effectively communicates a given topic that deals with an aspect of the relationship of art and social responsibility.

The assignment will demonstrate the development, interpretation, and expression of the chosen topic, thus showing the student’s ability to synthesize information and think critically.

 

Approved passing standard on Institutional Rubric

70%

Communication Skills

Student groups will create a visual art project and essay that effectively communicates a given topic that deals with an aspect of the relationship of art and social responsibility.

Students will effectively express ideas in a written, visual artwork, and oral form.

Approved passing standard on Institutional Rubric

70%

Teamwork

Student groups will complete a visual art project and presentation based on a given topic that deals with an aspect of the relationship of art and social responsibly. Each team member is responsible for researching and gathering material, analyzing material, and creatively contributing to the creation of the visual project. This activity encourages the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.

Students will work in teams to complete the assignment, and will evaluate one another’s participation and communication in the process. Additionally, students will evaluate other team’s completed artwork.

 

Approved passing standard on Institutional Rubric

70%

Social Responsibility

Student groups will create a visual art project and essay that effectively communicates a given topic that deals with an aspect of the relationship of art and social responsibility.

Possible topics for social responsibility messages include, but are not limited to: social awareness, identity, gender, political and social beliefs, censorship, environmental issues, human rights and ethics.

 

Approved passing standard on Institutional Rubric

70%