Cultural analysis of the interrelated fields of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other humanistic studies beginning with the Paleolithic period and continuing through the Gothic period.
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Credit Hours: 3
Class meets in B-211
Email-Karen_Zeilman@ivcc.edu (815)-224-2720 ext.351-phone and voice mail
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Required text: Marilyn Stokstad and Michael W. Cothren
Art History-Volume One –Fifth Edition -2014 Pearson
Course Content: Course content is based on information from the text, films, and instructor presentations in class. Some important images may be only shown in class presentations. The pictures in your text may be different. The images in tests will be faithful to those in the test review. This course is the compilation of many textbook authors and outside sources generated over a period of years, not just your current textbook. The text is used as an organizing tool and reference.
IAI Equivalent –Transfer Courses-go to http://www.itransfer.org: ART 901
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able:
To apply analytical and problem solving skills to personal, social and
professional issues and situations.
To communicate orally and in writing, socially and interpersonally.
To develop an awareness of the contributions made to civilization by
the diverse cultures of the world.
To understand and use contemporary technology effectively and to
understand its impact on the individual and society.
To work and study effectively both individually and in collaboration with
To understand what it means to act ethically and responsibly as an
individual in one’s career and as a member of society.
To develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle physically, mentally, and
To appreciate the ongoing values of learning, self-improvement, and
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES AND RELATED COMPETENCIES:
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Outcome 1 - To compare and contrast the cultural and stylistic developments in art and architecture during the periods beginning with the Paleolithic and ending in the late Middle Ages with the Gothic period.
Competency 1.1 -Students will be able to identify significant ideas, events, and persons that influenced the art during the cultural periods examined in the course.
Competency 1.2- Students will be able to identify specific stylistic characteristics from each cultural period discussed in the course.
Competency 1.3 -Students will be able to recognize similar subject matters representative of the interests and values of each cultural period.
Competency 1.4 -Students will be able to discuss the underlying themes of significant artworks from each cultural period.
Outcome 2 -To introduce the student to the process of critical analysis and its application to the verbal and written examination of art.
Competency 2.1 -Students will be able to write a detailed description of artworks based on their own observations.
Competency 2.2 -Students will be able to discuss the compositional relationships of visual elements in an artwork.
Competency 2.3 -Students will be able to form and express an opinion on the thematic content of an artwork.
Competency 2.4 -Students will be able to form and express a value judgment about artworks.
Competency 2.5 -Students will be able to perform a critical analysis in both written and oral formats of presentation.
Outcome 3 -To develop the student's ability to visually identify stylistic characteristics " of the art of specific cultural periods and individual artists.
Competency 3.1 .Students will be able to define and understand the elements of style.
Competency 3.2 -Students will be able to identify innovations in artistic style and subject matter made by artists in the cultural periods discussed.
Competency 3.3 -Students will be able to recognize stylistic characteristics of certain individual artists representative of the various cultural periods covered in the course.
Outcome 4 -To develop the student's ability to discuss artistic concepts which illustrate humanity's concept and perception of the individual, society, and the environment.
Competency 4.1 -The student will identify artistic concepts that reflect the attitudes and beliefs of the time period and cultures examined in the course.
Competency 4.2 -The student will be able to explain how certain historical events and ideas directly effected styles and subjects of art.
Competency 4.3 -The student will gain an understanding how artistic concepts and methods are reflective of the artist's perception their time and environment.
Competency 4.4 -The student will discuss artistic concepts and the historical context in which they developed.
Outcome 5 -To familiarize the student with the fundamental principles of design and visual perception illustrated in the art of the cultures examined in this course.
Competency 5.1 -The student will be able to identify the basic elements of form.
Competency 5.2 -The student will be able to identify the basic elements of visual composition.
Competency 5.3 -The student will gain an understanding visual perception.
Competency 5.4 -The student will demonstrate an understanding of how perceptions are influenced by culture and time period.
Outcome 6 -To introduce the student to the basic processes and techniques utilized in the creation of art.
Competency 6.1 -The student will be able to identify different artistic mediums.
Competency 6.2 -The student will be able to explain different artistic techniques and their effect on the style of an artwork.
Competency 6.3 -The student will be able to explain how choice of technique relates to aesthetic expression.
COURSE TOPICS AND CONTENT REQUIREMENTS:
Stylistic Analysis Guidelines
STUDENT REQUIREMENTS AND METHODS OF EVALUATION:
Quizzes and Exams
Critical Analysis Essays
Collaborative Learning Activities
Cumulative Assignment Point Totals
Basic Professional Courtesy-
· Class ends when the instructor announces the end of class. Please wait until then to pack up books and belongings. “Packing up” early is distracting to the summary of the day’s information.
· No talking when a classmate or the instructor is addressing the class.
· Please do not use I pods, text messaging, laptops or cell phones during class.
· Cell phone use during class may result in being counted as half an absence for each occurrence.
· If you are expecting an important call, please sit next to the door and put your phone on “vibrate” or “silent” so that you can leave class without distracting others. Let me know if you need this emergency accommodation.
· Students are expected to remain in class for the entire class time. .
· Sleeping in class is not professional behavior. It is grounds for removal from class.
· Let me know if you have any special needs or concerns.
Art Department Attendance Policy:
Students are required to attend all class sessions on time. Attendance records are maintained.
A pattern of chronic lateness will affect your final grade. Coming to class more than ten minutes late or leaving class more than ten minutes early will be counted as half an absence.
Chronically being five minutes late will be counted as quarter absences. (Emphasis here is on a pattern of lateness)
Academic field trips and athletic competitions are excused absences upon receipt of official notification from the sponsoring instructor or the student group sponsor. (Coaches and teachers send these to us, usually. Let me know just to make sure I am aware of your excused absence.)
Students must have completed assigned readings and related study materials prior to class.
Works must be submitted by the specified deadline. Late assignments must be submitted within one week of the initial deadline to be accepted. Late assignments will receive a 10% reduction in the cumulative point total for that assignment.
Make-up exams and quizzes must be arranged before the assessment is given and made up within one week of the initial test date. J
One test or regular assignment score may be dropped from your total for the semester at the end of the semester. (Long paper and Final exam are not included)
Grading scale for the course is
59 and below-F
No assignment turned in- 0
If you are a student with a documented cognitive, physical or psychiatric disability you may be eligible for academic support services such as extended test time, texts on disc, note taking services, etc... If you are interested in learning if you can receive these academic support services, please contact either Tina Hardy (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 224-0284) or Judy Mika (224-0350), or stop by the Disability Services Office in B-204.
Financial aid statement: Withdrawal from a course can affect financial aid. Students who receive financial aid should see an advisor in the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from the course.
Withdrawal dates: Last day for drop/refund – August 29
Last day for student withdrawal- Wednesday, November 5
IVCC Withdrawal policy: Effective Summer 2011, students will have the ability to initiate a withdrawal from classes. By completing the form in the Records Office or through the form located within Web Advisor, the student is authorizing IVCC to remove him/her from the course. Entering the student ID number serves as the student’s electronic signature. IVCC has the right to rescind a withdrawal in cases of academic dishonesty or at the instructor’s discretion.
Students should be aware of the impact of a withdrawal on full-time status for insurance purposes and for financial aid. It is highly recommended that students meet with their instructor or with a counselor before withdrawing from a class to discuss if a withdrawal is the best course of action for that particular student.
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Assignments for the semester
25 points paragraph of formal and sensory elements
3x10 point Responses to essay questions and class discussion topics on Blackboard
5x5 point Responses to classmate’s responses on Blackboard.
50 points – Critical analysis in class writing
200 points-Research Paper due (5-7 pages)
50 points-Individual project- sharing of a relevant article from a current news source or
10 slide PowerPoint connecting course content to a personal interest.
Reading assignments-text. Reading assignments are ongoing and may not be specifically announced in class.
6x 65-100 points -Chapter tests 1,2-3,4-5,6 overview for 7,8-14,15,16 (emphasis in this course is on the Chapters 1-7) Prehistoric-End of the Western Roman Empire
100 points-Final Exam
Homework, Tests and Quizzes
· Homework and quizzes will be announced when the course content has been covered.
· Tests are announced at least a week in advance. No makeup tests without prior arrangement with the instructor.
· The research paper and final exam will be scheduled in advance and will not be moved without at least two weeks of notification.
1. Prehistoric Art in Europe
2. Art of the Ancient Near East
4/5 Aegean Art- Art of Ancient Greece
6. Etruscan and Roman Art
7/8 Jewish, Early Christian, and Byzantine
15 Early Medieval Art of Europe
16 Romanesque Art
17 Gothic Art of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries.
Friday, December 12
Topical weekly schedule:
Week -Introductory activities-Beginning Analysis of Form- Assign individual projects by chapter- Face to face class Meets August 22
Week- Chapter One -Prehistoric-Paleolithic- Face to face class Meets August 29
Week -Chapter One -Prehistoric-Neolithic- Face to face class Meets September 5
Week Chapter Two- Ancient Near East-Sumeria- Face to face class Meets September 12
Week -Ancient Near East-Akkad-Alexander the Great- Face to face class Meets September 19
Week- Chapter Three-Egypt- Face to face class Meets September 26
Week -Chapter Three-Egypt- Face to face class Meets October 3
Week-Paragraph using art terms-Discussion online-Face to face class does not Meet October 10- IVCC Professional Development Day
Week -Midterm-Research Paper Preparation - review semester content- Face to face class Meets October 17
Week - In class writing-formal analysis essay. Face to face class does not meet October 24-Parent/Teacher Conferences
Week -Aegean /Greek- Face to face class Meets October 31
Week -Greek- Face to face class Meets November 7
Week -Greek -Face to face class Meets November 14
Week -Etruscan/Roman -Face to face class Meets November 21-Research papers due
Week - Overview of Chapters 7-8,Early Christian/Byzantine-Face to face class does not meet November 28 -Thanksgiving Break
Week- Overview of chapters 15,16,17 Early- Late Medieval -Face to face class Meets December 5
Exam Week -Review for the Final Exam and take the Exam-Face to face class Meets December 12