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ART R101: ART APPRECIATION

Mack / Fall 2018 / CRN 72085

COURSE MAP
The Course Map outlines the content of this course and shows how it is broken down into
content modules. The exact schedule and assignments may change as we move through the term. It is a
good idea to check the Course Map regularly.

We usually complete one module per week. Assignment deadlines are on Wednesdays and Saturdays (at
11:59 PM). Modules become available on the preceding Saturday (at 12:00 AM).

COURSE ORIENTATION
Module 1: Course Orientation Week of August 20
 Course Syllabus and other documents
 Course Orientation Quiz
 Introductions Discussion
Module 2: Art and Other Things Week of August 27
 What Makes Art "Art"
 A First Encounter Exercise
 A First Encounter Discussion

A BASIC VOCABULARY
Module 3: Art and Visual Culture Weeks of Sept. 3 and 10
 Visual Culture
 Visual Culture Exercise
 Visual Culture Gallery
 Before "Art"
 "Art" and After
 Art and Visual Culture Quiz
 Case Study: Marcel Duchamp's Fountain
 Duchamp Discussion
Module 4: Art Media Week of Sept. 17
 Art Disciplines and Art Media
 Art Media Super Quiz
Module 5: The Language of Art Week of Sept. 24
 Form and Content
 Formal Elements and Design Principles
 Representation
 Language of Art Super Quiz

MAKING SENSE OF ART


Module 6: Looking Closely at Art Week of Oct. 1
 Close Looking
 Formal Analysis
 Formal Analysis Exercise
Module 7: Placing Art in Context Week of Oct. 8
 Context
 Art Historical Analysis
 Art Historical Analysis Exercise
Module 8: Drawing Meaning from Art Week of Oct. 15
 Meaning in Art
 Conventions and Symbols in Art
 Interpretation
 Interpretation Exercise
 Interpretation Discussion

REVIEW and MIDTERM


Module 9: Midterm Review and Exam Weeks of Oct. 22
 Midterm Review
 Midterm Exam

ART IN OUR WORLD


Module 10: Museums Weeks of Oct. 29 and Nov. 5
 Museums
 Museums Quiz
 Museum Visit Assignment
 Museum Visit Experience Discussion
 Museum Visit Art Discussion
Module 11: Street Art Weeks of Nov. 13 and 19
 Street Art
 Case Study: Barcelona Street Art
 Las Calles Hablan Discussion
 Street Art Exercise
 Street Art Gallery
Nov. 22-26 THANKSGIVING: NO CLASS
Module 12: Protest Art Week of Nov. 26
 Bearing Witness
 Case Study: Ai Weiwei
 Ai Weiwei Discussion

ART FROM THE PAST


Module 13: Exploring Art Histories Week of Dec. 3
 Art, Art Appreciation, Art History
 Exploring Art Histories Exercise
 Exploring Art Histories Discussion

RECAP and FINAL EXAM


Module 14: Recap and Final Exam Week of Dec. 10 and Final Exams Week
 Course Recap and Review
 Final Exam Dec. 17 (11:59 PM)