Art Appreciation

Course Details

Course Number: ART-1413-X20 Art Appreciation - 201220  Section Number: X20 Winter Mini-Term

Spring 2014

Location: Online

Classroom Number: C115

Days & Times:

Internet Course: course materials and assessments on D2L and MyArtsLab.

Course Attachments

Syllabus Art Appreciation 1413X  Art Appreciation 1413 X21 Spring 2014-20140126-102623.docx


MSU Faculty Member
Gary Goldberg   
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Course Objectives

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.

See attached syllabus and assignment schedule.

Course Expectations

Major Tests: 4 tests (80% of your final grade). Taken in D2L.  Each test will cover new chapters; there is no cumulative test at the end of the class. 

  • You need access to the Internet (D2L) to take the tests.
  • Tests must be taken on the assigned dates.
  • You have a 3-day window to take each examine: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Test # 4 will be available on Jan. 8, 9, 10, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
  • Each test has fifty questions, all multi-choice. 
  • 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: 20 practice tests (20% 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.


See attached syllabus and assignment schedule.

Grading Standards


90-100 = A

80-89  = B

70-79  = C

60-69  = D

 0-59   = F


Final Exam1/8/2014  Final exam Jan. 8-10, 2014

Submission Format Policy

Practice tests are taken in MyArtsLab.

Tests are taken in D2L.

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.

Late Paper Policy

I will not reschedule a test for you. You have three days to take this exam, day or night 24/7 and you can take it anywhere in the world! Almost any computer that is connected to the Internet will work.

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, 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

This is an online course. Students must complete practice tests in MyArtsLab, and Tests in D2L each week to remain in the course.

Other Policies

See attached syllabus and assignment schedule.

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 English 1113 and English 1123 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, or call 397-4131.