Art Appreciation Syllabus

SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE
Fine and Performing Arts, Division of Liberal Arts and Social Science
Art Department, Master Syllabus
Fall 2019

Instructor Information:
Instructor: Mr. Juan Saenz. M.A., M.F.A
Office Phone: (956)-872-6769
STC Dept. Phone: (Pecan Campus) (956) 872-6769
Email: jsaenz34@southtexascollege.edu
Office Hours: Sharyland ISD
MTWR- 3:00 pm to 4pm
Course Dates: August 26th to December 15th
Location: Sharyland ISD, La Joya STEM Campus

ARTS 1301-S25

MTWR9:40 am-11:10 am

Sharyland High School Room 117

ARTS 1301-S21

MTWR 11:55 am-1:25 pm

Sharyland High School Room 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: TSI complete in Reading, or equivalent
Program Learning Outcomes:

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

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of art Elements of Art and Principles of design.

  3. Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art.

  4. Critically interpret and evaluate works of art. (CT)

  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture. (SR)

  6. 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 improve students’ critical thinking skills, we (faculty) will incorporate some

or all of the following in select courses:

  • Assignment(s) requiring students to review and evaluate exemplars of critical thinking competence;

  • Practice assignments that cover essential components of critical thinking process(es)

  • Recommendation or requirement for students to attend instructor-led or tutor-led tutoring sessions (the latter will require some faculty-led training for tutors on critical thinking skills).

Communication Skills: To improve students’ communication skills, we (Communication Arts

faculty) will provide training for tutors at the CLE (Centers for Learning Excellence, STC's tutoring center), who currently focus on written communication, to assist students with visual and oral communication as well.  The CLE will publicize its expanded focus to students.  Faculty will in turn emphasize the availability of these services and promote STC’s online student-support services (Smarthinking and Upswing) to all students.

      Empirical and Qualitative Skills: To improve students’ empirical and quantitative skills, we (faculty)

will incorporate engagement activities in select courses that require students to evaluate both good and bad examples of empirical/quantitative reasoning.

      Teamwork: To improve student performance and skills in teamwork, we (faculty) will incorporate one

or more of the following strategies/activities in select courses:

  • Students working in (rotating) different groups to help them practice the task of achieving a common goal; Peer evaluation of student work

  • Varying group projects (in class, online, or outside of class) – e.g., presentations, collaborative research, role-playing scenarios, discussion boards with rubrics

  • Composition (by faculty or by team) of rules about roles and division of responsibilities, and a rubric for expectations.

     Collaborative 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)

  • 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)

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.

 

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)

  • 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.  If 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 your cell phones and other electronic devices during class unless instructed to use them for classroom purpose.  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. 

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

  •    Purchase all materials in the first week of class

  •    Review, read, complete, study all assigned materials before it is discussed in class. 

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

  •    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 interrupt the Professor when he/she is lecturing. Side conversations should be kept to a minimum or you should wait until the lecture arrives to a pause to ask questions.

  • 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). In addition, side conversations while instruction is occurring will not be tolerated.

  • Do not sleep in class.(If you are that tired, stay home)

  • 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:
Five Exams                                                                    70 %
Projects (Drawings, Power Points.etc)            10%
Collaborative Project                                               20% 

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

Required Textbook & Resources for Traditional Face-to-Face Courses: A World of Art, 7th or 8th Ed., by 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. 

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

  2. 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 Class: By the end of the first week.
Three ring binder 2”, 6 dividers, #2 pencils, drawing paper, color pencils, eraser, and white poster board. 

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.

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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 Counseling and Student Disability Services immediately at 956-872-2173 or disability@southtexascollege.edu. You may refer to Policy 4216 Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct at https://admin.southtexascollege.edu/president/policies/pdf/4000/4216.pdf. 

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ADA Statement: Students with disabilities requiring assistance or access to receive services should contact Counseling & Student Disability Services at (956) 872-2173.  (Optional additional statement)

Veterans Statement: The STC Office of Veterans Affairs provides support services to our military veterans and their dependents, and assists them in applying for and obtaining their educational benefits. Contact the Office of Veterans Affairs (Bldg. K2.602, K2.604) at 956-872-6723 for questions or to set an appointment. 

ART DEPARTMENT

South Texas College • 3201 W. Pecan St. • McAllen • TX 78502

ART HEALTH & SAFETY MANUAL

SAFETY MANUAL CONSENT FORM

Please read the online Art Safety Manual and return the consent form below to a faculty member in your program area. A signed consent form must be on file before you may use studio equipment.

I __________________________________________(please print your full name)

has reviewed the Safety Manual of the Art Dept. of South Texas College. All my questions have been answered, and I acknowledge my responsibility to conform to these rules and all others alluded to in this manual. I understand and accept all penalties for failure to conform to these rules.

_______________________________________(student signature)

_________________(date)

Student Code of Conduct Contract

 

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.
e. Late and Absent:
It’s at the discretion of the instructor to discount a letter grade to any student that violates the STC attendance policy. It’s also at the discretion of the instructor to drop fail any student that continuously arrives late or misses class without a documented medical or appropriate reason. 

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 fully understand my responsibilities in this class.

Student Signature: _______________________
Date: __________________________ 

PROPOSED COURSE SCHEDULE:

This course schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor or the college in the case of unforeseen events. Please be prepared. 

         Day One: Syllabus and Class Description (Day I)

            Definition of Art Assignment

         Visual Definition of Art Assignment 

         Exam I

         Elements of Art

         Principles of Design (Illustration of Elements of Art and Principles of Design)

         Art Cycle  

         Color Theory (Produce a Color Wheel)

         (Chapters to read: 1, 2, 3) 

         Exam II

         Paleolithic Art/ Neolithic Art (Plant Drawing)

         Mesopotamia

         (Chapters to read: 8,9,16)        

         Exam III

         Egypt

         Greek Art

         Roman Art

         Early Christian Art

         Renaissance Art

         Baroque

         Rococo

         (Chapters to read: 17,18)                  

         Exam III

         Romanticist

         Neoclassical

         Realism

         Photography

         Impressionism

         Post-Impressionism

         Fauvism

         (Chapter to read: 19,20)                  

         Exam IV

         Expressionism

         Cubism

         Conceptualism

         Surrealism

         Pop Art

         Graffiti Art

         (Chapter to read: 19,20)       

         Final Exam (Finals Week)