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ART 2343: 4371, 4372 and 4833 Art Appreciation Fall 2013 School of Fine Arts COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides a comparative analysis of various modes of expression in all of the visual arts through description and evaluation. Emphasis is made upon historical movements, language, media, and stylistic identity. The survey is designed to prompt the student to see art as a personal experience and to respond more sensitively to the visual arts in a cultural environment. This course addresses an undergraduate degree requirement for Liberal Arts core and credit toward a Bachelors degree. It is not a requirement for the art degree plan . INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION Name: Tiffany Bergeron, MLA E-mail: Office Phone: 281-649-3600 Office Location: UAC 205 L Office Hours: By appointment Web Page Address, Web Board, ListServ: LEARNING RESOURCES Course Text(s): Preble, Artforms, 10th Edition, ISBN: 0-205-79753-9 Supplementary Text(s): None. Other Required Materials: Sketchbook and art supplies. List given the first week of class.

COURSE OBJECTIVES Overview/ purpose of the course The College of Arts and Humanities embraces the academic outcomes identified by the Deans Council: A multi-faceted examination of visual communication and expressions through the study of (a) visual elements, vocabulary and terminology, (b) introduction of various media, and (c) historical contexts. In addition, students will attain Knowledge and application of Judeo-Christian tenets Effective thinking and communication Individual perspectives within a global context Aesthetic appreciation

Course Objectives: Student will practice intellectual development, creativity and scholarship through class activities field / museum experiences, and examinations. Student will be introduced to cultural differences pertaining to and articulated through the resulting art forms. Student will be encouraged to develop a heightened awareness, and to articulate visually descriptive and analytical capabilities. Student will learn and demonstrate knowledge of a working vocabulary specific to the field of the visual arts. Student will discover and demonstrate recognition of specific Western masters and their respective masterworks.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: Compare and contrast varied forms of visual experience Recognize specific styles within a historical context Analyze and evaluate art forms according to their form, content, technique and historical context.

This course employs various electronic media to enhance and illuminate selected subjects from the text, Artforms. Additionally, the participants specifically explore methods and materials relating to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and design. The course employs personal museum experience parallel to the academic study of major works in class, including opportunities for written and oral presentation of the evaluation / interpretation process. RELATION TO DEPARTMENTAL GOALS AND PURPOSES Art Appreciation provides students with an atmosphere conducive to examining and appreciating art forms of ancient through modern Western history, and to understanding more clearly how these motifs and innovations have impacted mankind through the centuries. Special emphasis is placed upon the process of visual analysis and expanded insights concerning art forms produced by various world cultures. Art Appreciation emphasizes a supportive atmosphere for students to explore and examine the development of art forms in Western Civilization and to discover their correlation to innovation and creative thought processes. Our offerings of unique and intense undergraduate curricula will strengthen student knowledge and enhance his or her creativity in the following objectives: The student will Pursue an expanded understanding of visual analysis. Pursue expanded insights through the visual art forms produced by different cultures. Gain an expanded art vocabulary of material and historical art-related terms. Increase writing skills through art-historical argumentation and formal/contextual analysis. Become aware of some of Houstons art resources and centers for the visual arts.

RELATION TO COLLEGE GOALS AND PURPOSES This course is designed to support the mission of the College of Arts and Humanities: To develop intellectual, moral and aesthetic growth in its students. In addition, student goals in this course relate to the larger mission as follows: The student will Demonstrate integrity, good professional character, and moral and ethical discernment based on Judeo-Christian tenets. Possess broad understandings and competencies in the liberal arts. Exhibit intellectual development, creativity and scholarship in the field of study. Function productively in society based on a sense of community as well as selfunderstanding. Engage in life-long learning. Art Appreciation is intended to develop aesthetic appreciation and creative growth among enrolled students, particularly the non-major, and to encourage life-long interaction and enjoyment of the visual arts. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an opportunity to develop a level of expertise in a particular field; improve critical-thinking skills and the ability to articulate difficult concepts, theories, and arguments; and provide a setting that fosters an appreciation

for education and encourages students to learn more about the world in which they live. More importantly, as with all other courses at the University, this course should encourage students to use the knowledge and skills they gain to improve the human condition, strengthen the bonds of society, govern wisely, and live well. RELATION TO THE PURPOSE STATEMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY The mission of Houston Baptist University is to provide a learning experience that instills in students a passion for academic, spiritual, and professional excellence as a result of our central confession, Jesus Christ is Lord. Houston Baptist University is a coeducational, independent, comprehensive institution of higher learning related to the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The University is committed to educational excellence, the Christian faith, personal growth, respect for all persons, a sense of community, career preparation, and service to its various constituencies. This course will support the Ten Pillars statement relating specifically by advancing the heightened development of the visual arts on our campus. Art Appreciation emphasizes a supportive atmosphere for students to explore and examine visual aesthetics, terminology, techniques and art forms of Western Civilization, and to discover the foundation for innovation and the process of creative thinking.

ATTENDANCE Please see the official Attendance Policy in the HBU Classroom Policy on Blackboard. Students missing more than 25% of the class will be given a failing grade. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class period by assigned seating and sign in sheet. No tardies are allowed. If students are not present to sign the roll, they will be marked absent for that particular class day. Upon the fourth absence, students will lose a letter grade: exceptions include university representation with documentation from faculty member in charge of activity and medical emergencies with authorized documentation from physician. Absence and Tardy Policies Attendance in class is important and it is university policy that students must attend class and that faculty will require attendance with penalties for non-compliance. Absences accrue from the first day that the class meets unless the dean provides a waiver. The student is responsible for any work missed and should be aware that it is in some cases not possible to make up missed assignments. Please see the catalog currently in use for the universitys policy on classroom absences caused in the course of student representation of the university, such as athletics, chorale, and mock trial activities. Apart from the absences caused when students represent the university, students might need to miss class and/or lab sessions from time to time due to illness or other reasons. Instructors will permit students to be absent from a maximum of three class meetings that are scheduled in this syllabus for MWF and for TTH courses during the Fall and Spring semesters. Upon the fourth absence, faculty will begin to penalize a students grade in the course as the professor deems appropriate. For summer session courses that meet throughout the week, instructors will permit students to be absent a maximum of 2 class meetings. For courses that meet once a week, whether regular semesters or in the summer, instructors will permit students to be absent a maximum of one or two class meetings (upon the discretion of the instructor) before penalties are applied. Students are advised to use the allowed absences for illnesses and significant events beyond their control. Regular attendance in class is important for student success.

ACADEMIC ACCOMMODATIONS Students needing learning accommodations should inform the professor immediately and consult the Academic Accommodations section of the HBU Classroom Policy posted on Blackboard. COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADE SCALE Course requirements Students must come to class prepared to participate in the entire class period. Reading material, video material and information obtained in class through other means are all subject to quizzing at the discretion of the instructor. Assignments in this course are to be submitted for grading by the appropriate deadline. There is no provision of individual extra credit. The course is designed to provide more than ample opportunity for accumulation of points for achieving the desired end result (grade). Students demonstrating a responsible approach to the course structure will be the most likely to succeed. Grades are ultimately determined by the instructors evaluation of the students (a) knowledge and performance on exams; (b) efforts in comprehending reading material; (c) demonstrated interest in discussion; (d) the quality and the meeting of requirements in designated assignments. Grading standards Grades are based upon the quality of student work throughout the quarter. Students are expected to complete the specified body of work outlined herein and to participate in class meetings. Projects/Assignments: Point Values:

Sketchbooks/Studio Projects 100 Mid-term Exam 100 Museum Assignments Part 1 and 2 (with proof of attendance) 100 Final Exam 100 Total points 400 Means of Evaluation: Course grades are determined by a cumulative point system according to the following scale: 400-360 359-320 319-280 279-240 Below 240 A (90%+) B (80%+) C (70%+) D (60%+) Not passing

Student appraisal Students will complete faculty evaluation forms as regularly administered by the university as well as any written evaluation developed by the instructor or college. LATE WORK & TEST POLICY Late Work All assignments are due at the beginning of class on the date assigned. No late papers or projects will be accepted. No papers will be accepted through email, all papers must be submitted to through blackboard. Students are responsible for contacting IT Helpdesk regarding technical difficulties before assigned due date : No Exceptions.

Missed Tests In general, missed tests may not be made up. This includes the Final Exam. No rescheduling of exams, including the Final Exam, will be allowed. Exception: medical emergencies, doctors note required. You should not miss any exams. If you are sick, you need to notify the professor in advance. The professor reserves the right to administer a different exam, deduct points for taking the exam late, and/or schedule the makeup for a later date. Missing an exam without giving prior notice will result in a zero for that test, with no makeup.

Student Signature I have read and understand the syllabus for this class. I understand that the content of this syllabus and the topical outline are subject to change at the discretion of the professor. I have read and understand the HBU Classroom Policy posted on Black Board. I promise to uphold the Code of Academic Integrity at Houston Baptist University and will not tolerate its violation by others. TOPICAL OUTLINE Class Date or Meeting Week 1: Week 2: Week 3: Week 4: Week 5: Week 6: Week 7: Week 8: Week 9: Week 10: Week 11: Week 12: Week 13: Week 14: Week 15: Topic: Class Assignment
Introduction to course/Syllabus Chapters 1: Nature of Art Monday: Labor Day Chapters 1: Nature of Art UAC Gallery and Museum visit Chapter 2: Visual Communication(Ch14-25) Last day to drop without a W September 11th

Studio Demonstrations #1 Chapter 2: Visual Communication-Elements of Design Ch 14-25) In Class Studio Project Chapter 2: Visual Communication (Ch14-25) UAC Gallery Activity #1 Chapter 2: Color Theory Studio Demonstrations #2 Colorwheel Watercolor Colorwheel part II adding the neutrals Chapter 3: How an Artwork is Built MIDTERM EXAM Studio Demonstration #3 Last day to drop with a W November 1st Chapter 3: How an Artwork is Built-Principles of Design Ch.4: Drawing In Class Studio Project-Drawing Chapter 5: Painting In Class Studio Project-Painting Chapter 6 and 7: Printmaking and Photography UAC Gallery Activity #2 Chapter 10-11 Sculpture UAC Museum Drawing Activity THANKSGIVING BREAK (27--29) Chapter 12: Architecture Chapter 13: Evaluating Art Sketchbooks Due

Museum Assignment Part 1 Due

Final Exam and Museum Assignment Part 2 Due Week 16: December 9-13 Finals Museum Field Assignments TBA.

If you are unable to attend the museums at the scheduled time to complete the field assignments, you may schedule it at another time or day. The content of this outline and attached schedule are subject to change at the discretion of the professor. PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING SYLLABUS Tiffany M. Bergeron

_____________________________________ Instructors Signature Tiffany Bergeron

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