Catherine Prose, Assistant Professor of Art/Gallery Director
Office hours: Room C105 TTH 12-3:00pm by appointment. You can contact me for special meeting times.
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.
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
5. Discuss art in a historical and cultural context.
REQUIRED TEXT AND COMPANION WEB SITE(S):
Access code for CourseMate. This is a required companion web site for this class!
Use Course Key: CM-9781111343811-0000146
Access to Desire2Learn (D2L)
MSU student e-mail passward
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% D2L Test 1: Friday, October 10 (8am) - October 12 (12am), Chapters 1 – 5.
30% D2L Test 2: Friday, December 5 (8am) – December 7 (12am), Chapters 6 – 14.
20% CourseMate online Tutorial Quizzes Chapter 1- Chapter 14.
10% Art Opening
10% Hands on Art Project
2 Major Tests:
Taken in D2L. 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.
· You have ninety minutes to complete each test: once you login you must complete the test in the time frame.
D2L Test 1: Friday, October 10 (8am) - October 12 (12am), Chapters 1 – 5.
D2L Test 2: Friday, December 5 (8am) – December 7 (12am), Chapter 6 – 14.
Tutorial Quizzes Chapter 1- Chapter 14:
Taken in CourseMate companion web site www.cengagebrian.com . Use Course Key: CM-9781111343811-0000146.
· Many major test questions come straight from tutorial quizzes.
· You earn credit for each tutorial quiz taken.
You must attend one art opening. You may choose from the following:
· Scott Frish, September 19th, 6-8pm, Juanita Harvey Gallery
· Caribbean Exhibition, October 3, 6-8pm, Juanita Harvey Gallery
· Faculty Exhibition, October 31, 6-8pm, Juanita Harvey Gallery
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
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).
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.
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.
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.