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Art Appreciation

Course Details

Course Number
ART 1413 X10
Section Number
ART 1413 X10
Semester
Fall 2015
Location
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
D2L
Days & Times

Online

Professor
Gary Goldberg (view Profile)

Course Attachments

Textbooks

Course Objectives

Course Description

This course is an introductory course in Art Appreciation.  The course is designed to expose students to the world of art including artists, art processes and media, art history, the creative process, and the elements and principles of design.  It is important that you read your book and take the tests on the correct dates, please be proactive for this course. To be successful in this class, you must be self-motivated, disciplined, and make use of 3 resources:  (1) the primary source of information is the course textbook.  I repeat:  You will not pass this course unless you buy the textbook and read it diligently.  (2) On D2L, you can access your syllabus and test schedule (this document), the 5 mandatory tests that will make up the majority of your grade, gradebook, discussion board, and email. (3) On MyArtsLab, you can access learning objectives, key concepts and a study plan for each chapter, review materials, and mandatory practice tests which are called Exam chapter 1, Exam Chapter #2 etc.

Course Expectations

Course Requirements

Major Tests: 5 tests (83% of your final grade). Taken in D2L.  Each test will cover new chapters; there is no cumulative test at the end of the class. 

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

o   Tests must be taken on the assigned dates.

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

o   Each test has fifty questions, all multi-choice. 

o   You have sixty minutes to complete each test: once you login you must complete the test in the time frame.  If you take longer then sixty minutes that portion of your test will not count.

 

Practice Tests: 21 practice tests (17% of your final grade).  Taken in myartslab. You earn credit for taking the practice tests in myartslab: 5 points for each practice test taken (grade on practice test does not count; completing the practice tests count.) There is one additional practice test that you may take for extra credit.

 

Location of Practice tests

Once you have logged into myartslab direct you attention to the upper left side headings. You will see a heading, “Study Plans & Course Content”. Please click there and then click on Chapter 1. You will now see the heading, “Take Chapter 1 Exam”, please take the exam. This “Chapter 1 Exam”, I am calling your practice test. You will do this for all 21 Chapters.

 

Grading Standards

Practice Tests: 21 practice tests (17% of your final grade).  Taken in myartslab. You earn credit for taking the practice tests in myartslab: 5 points for each practice test taken (grade on practice test does not count; completing the practice tests count.) There is one additional practice test that you may take for extra credit.

 

Location of Practice tests

Once you have logged into myartslab direct you attention to the upper left side headings. You will see a heading, “Study Plans & Course Content”. Please click there and then click on Chapter 1. You will now see the heading, “Take Chapter 1 Exam”, please take the exam. This “Chapter 1 Exam”, I am calling your practice test. You will do this for all 21 Chapters.

Final Exam 12/07/2015 all day
Submission Format Policy

D2L

myartslab


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

No make-up tests

Other Policies

CRN # 21194 Goldberg Winter Mini 2014-2015 ART 1413 WX1 Art Appreciation

 

Instructor

Gary Goldberg, Professor of Art

(940) 782- 0884/397-4264

gary.goldberg@mwsu.edu

Use this email as back up you should contact me through D2L under the private mail icon

 

Office Hours: MFW 8:30 am 12:00 pm. I will answer email and telephone during these times.

 

Technical Problems: Contact Online Problem Reporting System

 

Textbook

1.     Henry M. Sayre, A World of Art, Seventh Edition

This is compulsorily for this class!

ISBN-10: 0205901344

ISBN-13:  9780205901340

Pearson Prentice

 

2.     Access code for MyArtsLab. This is compulsorily for this class!

pearsonmylabandmastering.com

 

Textbook and MyArtsLab access are required the first day of class. You have three options for purchasing your course materials:

·       purchase your textbook and access code from the MSU bookstore

·       purchase a textbook ebook format and MyArtsLab access code online from Pearson

·       purchase a used, printed, textbook and purchase an access code to MyArtsLab online.  Click Register > Student

Accessing Course Materials

Please make sure you do a browser tune-up check both in MWSU’s D2L site and in myartlab site! This is very IMPORTANT

Course materials are available on Desire2Learn (D2L) and on MyArtsLab.

1.     To access  D2L, go the MWSU homepage and click on the link for online courses, make sure you do a browser check for D2L

2.     To access MyArtsLab do the following:

o   Make sure you do a browser check for myartslab

o   Go to MyArtsLab

o   Click Register > Student

o   Search for our class: Winter Mini ART 1413 WX1 Art Appreciation Goldberg Use your access code (which you purchased) the the first time you login

o   Use the following instructor code to access MyArtsLab the first time you login: goldberg41097

Course Description

This course is an introductory course in Art Appreciation.  The course is designed to expose students to the world of art including artists, art processes and media, art history, the creative process, and the elements and principles of design.  It is important that you read your book and take the tests on the correct dates, please be proactive for this course. To be successful in this class, you must be self-motivated, disciplined, and make use of 3 resources:  (1) the primary source of information is the course textbook.  I repeat:  You will not pass this course unless you buy the textbook and read it diligently.  (2) On D2L, you can access your syllabus and test schedule (this document), the 5 mandatory tests that will make up the majority of your grade, gradebook, discussion board, and email. (3) On MyArtsLab, you can access learning objectives, key concepts and a study plan for each chapter, review materials, and mandatory practice tests which are called Exam chapter 1, Exam Chapter #2 etc.

Course Requirements

Major Tests: 5 tests (83% of your final grade). Taken in D2L.  Each test will cover new chapters; there is no cumulative test at the end of the class. 

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

o   Tests must be taken on the assigned dates.

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

o   Each test has fifty questions, all multi-choice. 

o   You have sixty minutes to complete each test: once you login you must complete the test in the time frame.  If you take longer then sixty minutes that portion of your test will not count.

 

Practice Tests: 21 practice tests (17% of your final grade).  Taken in myartslab. You earn credit for taking the practice tests in myartslab: 5 points for each practice test taken (grade on practice test does not count; completing the practice tests count.) There is one additional practice test that you may take for extra credit.

 

Location of Practice tests

Once you have logged into myartslab direct you attention to the upper left side headings. You will see a heading, “Study Plans & Course Content”. Please click there and then click on Chapter 1. You will now see the heading, “Take Chapter 1 Exam”, please take the exam. This “Chapter 1 Exam”, I am calling your practice test. You will do this for all 21 Chapters.

 

Assignments and due dates

 

Test #1: December 19, 20, 21, 2014

Chapter 1 A World of Art                        

Chapter 2 Developing Visual Literacy    

Chapter 3 Seeing the Value in Art 

         

Practice tests (MyArtsLab) Take practice tests 1-3 before taking test 1

TEST #1 (D2L) December 19, 20, 21, 2014

 

Test #2: December 26, 27, 28, 2014

Chapter 4 Line                                        

Chapter 5 Space                                      

Chapter 6 Light and Color                      

Chapter 7 Other Formal Elements         

Chapter 8 The Principles of Design 

 

Practice tests (MyArtsLab) Take practice tests 4-8 before taking test 2

TEST #2 (D2L) December 26, 27, 28, 2014

Test # 3: January 2, 3, 4, 2015

Chapter  9       Drawing                                 

Chapter 10      Printmaking                           

Chapter 11      Painting                                  

Chapter 12      Photography and Time-based Media                         

Chapter 13      Sculpture                    

Chapter 14      The Crafts as Fine Art            

Chapter 15      Architecture                            

Chapter 16      The Design Profession

       

Practice tests (MyArtsLab) Take practice tests 9-16 before taking test 3

TEST #3 (D2L) January 2, 3, 4, 2015

 

Test #4: January 7, 8, 9, 2015

Chapter 17      The Ancient World                 

Chapter 18      The Age of Faith                    

Chapter 19      Renaissance through Baroque

Practice tests (MyArtsLab) Take practice tests 17-19 before taking test 4

TEST #4 (D2L) January 7, 8, 9, 2015

 

 

Test #5:  January 7, 8, 9 2015

Chapter 20      The 18th and 19th Centuries    

Chapter 21      From 1900 to Present            

Practice tests (MyArtsLab) Take practice tests 20-21 before taking test 5

TEST #5  (D2L) January 7, 8, 9 2015

 

Weekly assignments:

Practice TESTS

 

Practice Tests: 21 practice tests (17% of your final grade).  Taken in myartslab. You earn credit for taking the practice tests in myartslab: 5 points for each practice test taken (grade on practice test does not count; completing the practice tests count.) There is one additional practice test that you may take for extra credit.

 

Location of Practice tests

Once you have logged into myartslab direct you attention to the upper left side headings. You will see a heading, “Study Plans & Course Content”. Please click there and then click on Chapter 1. You will now see the heading, “Take Chapter 1 Exam”, please take the exam. This “Chapter 1 Exam”, I am calling your practice test. You will do this for all 21 Chapters.

 

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act

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, 397-4140.

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.