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Art Appreciation

Course Details

Course Number
1413
Section Number
1413
Semester
Spring 2017
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
C111
Days & Times

ART APPRECIATION 1413 -101                                           TTH 12:30-1:50

 

Syllabus

SPRING 2017

 

INSTRUCTOR:

Catherine Prose, Associate Professor

940-397-4304

catherine.prose@mwsu.edu

Office hours:  Room C105A, MW 1:00-2:00pm and TTH 9:00am-12:00pm. You can contact me for special meeting times.

Professor
Catherine Prose (view Profile)
Course Objectives

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is designed to give you an overview of the workings of Visual Art.  We will examine art history as it relates to cultures around the world, and current art practices. 

 

OBJECTIVE:

The over-all purpose of this course is to encourage an appreciation of the Visual Arts in world cultures. This is a highly visual course, in which we will examine and discuss many works of art. We will be looking at, and analyzing, many images in order to gain an understanding of their form and content. By the end of this semester you will be able to:

1. Understand and use the vocabulary of art.

2. Identify some of the purposes of art and the roles of the artist.

3. Distinguish the elements & principles of design and explain how they are being used

    in a work of art.

4. Recognize some of the materials and processes involved in the production of a work

    of art.

5. Discuss art in a historical and cultural context.

 

Course Expectations

 

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:

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*Pitt Artists pen-India ink set of 4

*Pitt Artists pen-Manga color set

*Sketchmate Drawing Set

*Strathmore drawing pad 6x8

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REQUIRED COMPANION WEB SITE(S):

 

Access and account on Schoology

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Access to Desire2Learn (D2L)

MSU student e-mail password

https://d2l.mwsu.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES:

Your grade will be based on your performance on class tests and projects, as well as your participation in class and group discussions.

 

30% EXAM: Friday, March 10 (8am) – Sunday, March 12 (10pm)

30% Group Presentation and Paper: April 25th-May 4, 2017

15% Discussion, readings, evaluations

15% Sketch book assignments (in class)

10% Art Opening

 

Major Exam:

Taken in D2L. You need access to the Internet (D2L) to take the tests.

·        Tests must be taken on the assigned dates. No exceptions unless arranged before Friday, March 10.

·        You have a 3-day window to take each examine: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

·        You have ninety minutes to complete each test: once you login you must complete the test in that time frame. 

D2L Test 1: EXAM: Friday, March 10 (8am) – Sunday, March 12 (10pm)

 

Group Presentation and Paper:

Students will work in small groups to produce a presentation on an image of their choosing. Students will give a formal 15-minute oral and visual presentation of analysis and interpretation in the final weeks of the course. Students will use PowerPoint or similar software programs to present their work and produce a 3-page written summary documenting their findings.

 

Art Openings:

You must attend ONE art opening. You may choose from the following:

 

Spring 2017 Juanita Harvey Art Gallery Exhibitions and Wichita Falls Museum of Art

Edger Heap of Birds: Secrets of Life and Death

Opening on Friday, January 27, 2017, 6-8 pm

School of Art @MWSU

Phillip Shore and Sherry Giryotas

Opening on Friday, February 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

School of Art @Wichita Museum of Art

Sepia: A Legacy in Photography

Opening on Sunday February 12, 2017, 4:30-6:30pm

The Wichita Theatre, Balcony Gallery, 925 Indiana

Faculty and Staff Exhibition

Opening on Friday, March 3, 2017, 6-8 pm

School of Art @MWSU

 

 

During the art opening you will need to legibly sign your name on a sign-in form for our class. Make arrangements early on to attend one of these opening. ***There will be no other option to meet this course requirement***

 

 

 

Grading Standards

 

ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADES:

Your grade will be based on your performance on class tests and projects, as well as your participation in class and group discussions.

 

30% EXAM: Friday, March 10 (8am) – Sunday, March 12 (10pm)

30% Group Presentation and Paper: April 25th-May 4, 2017

15% Discussion, readings, evaluations

15% Sketch book assignments (in class)

10% Art Opening

 

Grade Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89,  C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60 ( a minus = the first two grades in the category and a plus the last two, i.e. B- = 80 or 81 and B+ = 88 or 89

Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

CLASS ATTENDANCE:

Attendance and attitude are influencing factors.  You should come to class prepared to work. Attendance is required for the entire class period. Excused absences are those which involve a documented health problem, family emergency, official university function, or religious holiday. Incompletes for the course will only be considered in extreme cases of personal injury or family emergencies.

You are allowed only 3 absences! After 3 absences your final class grade will drop 2 points. Example: Final grade 85 (B), 5 absences, your final grade will be 79 (C).

 

Other Policies

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

Department of Art will endeavor to comply with the intent of state laws or acts and the University Health and Safety Program in an effort to maintain a safe academic and working environment.

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY:

It is very important that submitted work, to be graded, be representative of your own design and execution.  These standards, at the minimum, require that you never present the work of others as your own.  Misrepresentation can result with a course grade of "F" given for cheating.

 

CLASSROOM CIVILITY: 

All students will be expected to act in a manner consistent with the academic goals

of the course;  that is, any behavior detrimental to the learning experience of the group will not be tolerated.  All electronic devices must be turned off before entering the classroom.  Cell phone disruptions will not be tolerated and will result in immediate dismissal from class.

 

STUDENTS WITH A DISABLING CONDITION:

Any student who, because of a disabling condition, may require some special arrangements in order to meet course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible so that the necessary accommodations can be made.

 

 

 

This syllabus is subject to change. 

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at https://mwsu.edu/academics/wpr, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at https://mwsu.edu/campus-carry/rules-policies.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at patrick.coggins@mwsu.edu.