Art Appreciation

Course Details

Course Number: Art 1413-X1  Section Number: X10

Fall 2010

Location: Off-Campus

Classroom Number: C115

Days & Times:

Internet Course Web CT/Blackboard

Course Attachments


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.  To be successful in this class you must be self-motivated and disciplined.  The primary source of information will come from the textbook.  I repeat:  You will not pass this course unless you buy the textbook and read it diligently.  Online you will use the My Arts Lab, which you will have to purchase a code for.

Course Expectations


Class begins on August 23 and ends on December 3On August 23 at 11:00 am I will meet with students in room C115 to go over the content for this class. This meet is optional, not mandatory. We will not have any regular in person typical classroom meeting. There will be five (5) tests in this class.  Each test will cover new chapters; there is no cumulative test at the end of the class.  You will have a 4 day window to take each examine; Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Each test will have fifty questions, all multi-choice.  You will take the test over the Internet. Each test will be sixty minutes long, once you log on you must complete the test in the time frame.  If you take longer then sixty minutes that portion of your test will not count. The “My Arts Lab” will give you learning objectives; key concepts and a study plan for each chapter. I will not reschedule a test for you. You have four 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.



Chapter 1            A World of Art                                  

Chapter 2            Developing Visual Literacy     

Chapter 3            Seeing the Value in Art             

TEST #1             September 17, 18, 19, &20


Chapter 4            Line                                                            

Chapter 5            Space                                                         

Chapter 6            Light and Color                                

Chapter 7            Other Formal Elements              

Chapter 8            The Principles of Design           

TEST #2             October 8, 9, 10, &11


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                                  

TEST #3             November 5, 6, 7, &8


Chapter 15         Architecture                                         

Chapter 16         The Design Profession                                                                      

Chapter 17         The Ancient World                         

Chapter 18         The Age of Faith                              

TEST #4             November 19, 20, 21, & 22


Chapter 20         Renaissance through Baroque

Chapter 21         The 18th and 19th Centuries      

Chapter 22         From 1900 to Present                  

TEST #5             December 3, 4, 5, & 6

Grading Standards

Final Exam12/3/2010  December 6

Submission Format Policy


Henry M. Sayre, A World of Art, Sixth Edition,

ISBN 10:0-205-67720-7

ISBN 13:978-00205-67720-7

Pearson Prentice

Please Note you must buy and use the code for MYARTSLAB. This is compulsorily for this class!

Your book can also be purchased this way and be used as an “E” book using:


If you buy your book through Midwestern State University it come with the “MyArtsLab” code.

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

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

Other Policies

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.