for download: Art 103 art appreciation.pdf
COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND GRADE BREAKDOWN:
Attendance, participation and homework: 15%
Journal assignments 30%
Midterm March 24 20%
Formal Analysis Paper April 14 15%
Final June 9 20%
Final grades will be determined on the basis of examinations, paper, attendance, participation, home-work assignments and journals. If you have any questions concerning your grade at any time, feel free to meet with me during office hours to discuss your work and how to improve. I am invested in your success and am always willing to talk about strategies to improve your work!
Students should endeavor to review class notes and assigned readings on a weekly basis: the vast quantity of material covered within each unit simply cannot be mastered in a quick cram session before an exam. If you need advice or assistance with your studies, please make an appointment with the Learning Center in the library http://www.lamission.edu/learningcenter/ and/or contact me for guidance.
Journal assignments will be part of our class activity—attendance is necessary for this and other reasons. There will be 5 throughout the course and will consist of responses to reading questions that you will use your textbook for, so make sure to always bring your textbook to class. There will ne no makeups for these assignments.
Exams are not cumulative. Each exam will consist of objective questions (slide identifications, vocabulary) and subjective questions (single slide essays, slide comparison essays). Your essays should be based on class lectures and assigned readings. Please note that there are no alternate assignments or extra credit.
Formal Analysis paper 15%
Please make sure to include an image of your artwork, and also staple the paper. A museum visit is not required for this paper but you are certainly encouraged to visit one of the LA museums to choose your work of art.
No binding or plastic covers please. For this paper you will submit a double-spaced 5 page, 12-point font in Times New Roman typeface. (word count must be at least 1200 words). You must chose a work of art from the period covered in class and write a formal analysis. A “formal analysis” is description of the artwork’s composition, structure, color (if it’s a painting), texture and other characteristics that define how an artwork appears. It should also include the expressive qualities of the work and a description of the artwork’s style. You want to think about how the formal elements of the artwork help to convey the specific style the work is associated with. Review carefully the “Formal Analysis” essay by Barnet. All these terms are covered in detail in that essay, and we will go over them in class.
Punctual attendance is required at every class meeting, and attendance will be recorded at the beginning of class time. If you are late for a particular class, it is your responsibility to alert me of your presence at the end of that class period so that I can record your attendance. Late/Absences will negatively impact your overall grade for the course. The only excused absences for lectures or exams are documented health emergencies, which render the student physically incapable of attendance. In order for such an absence to be excused, the student is required to provide me with proper documentation in the class immediately following the one that was missed. I reserve the right to make the decision as to whether a makeup exam/test/quiz is justified. An unexcused absence for any test results in a zero on the examination. Students are allowed one unexcused absence overall outside of exams and tests or quizzes; each absence and late arrival will effectively lower the participation grade Students are responsible for all material missed in class.
C- 69.9 - 60%
D 59.9- 55%
F 54.9% and below
Los Angeles Mission College Policies
Attendance: Students who have pre-registered for a class and who do not attend the first meeting of the class forfeit their right to a place in the class.
Students are expected to attend every meeting of all classes for which he or she is registered. A student absent from classes for emergency reasons must inform the instructor of the reason for the absence.
Whenever absence “in hours” exceed the number of hours the class meets per week, the student may be excluded from the class by the instructor. This means if you miss more than one class, you may be excluded. It is the student’s responsibility to officially drop any class he/she does not continue to attend.
Students with Disabilities: Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSP&S) at Los Angeles
Mission College is a support system that enables students to fully participate in the college’s regular programs and activities. DSP&S provides a variety of services from academic and vocational support to assistance with Financial Aid. If you are a disabled student and need a modification, special assistance or accommodation in order to participate in this class, alert the instructor promptly and contact the DSP&S office at 818 364-7732 or 818 364-7861. Modifications, special assistance or accommodations can only be made with proper documentation and coordination with DSP&S.
Standards of Student Conduct: Students are expected to maintain a professional level of conduct to facilitate a learning environment. Use of profanity in class in not appropriate and will not be tolerated.
Cheating and Plagiarism: The instructor reserves the right to determine if cheating or plagiarism has occurred; if it does the student will received a “F” on the assignment or exam, and may receive a “F” for the course.
Children and Animals: Children and Animals are not allowed in the classroom for safety purposes (other than registered dogs that help people with physical challenges).
Cell Phones: Turn them off or set to vibrate, as to not disrupt lectures and learning environment. Do not talk/text on your cell phone during class.
Breaks: Breaks will be given every hour; please do not get and up leave class unless it is for an emergency.
Final: A student who does not participate in the final or does not turn in the final assignment and does not qualify for an “Incomplete” will be assigned the grade of “F” for the final. This grade will be averaged in to determine the course grade.
Schedule of Classes and Readings
All reading from the textbook should be done in the week during which it is assigned. While we will not cover everything in the chapters, reading the chapters indicated will give you the context for understanding the works we focus on in class. In exams, you will be accountable for the works we go over in class as well as the assigned readings. Holidays indicated in RED / Exams are indicated in RED
Schedule of Classes and Readings (may be revised)
All reading should be done in the week during which they are assigned.
Week 1 February 10
Introduction to course.
Week 2 February 17 February 17, 2014 Monday President's day HOLIDAY
Week 3 February 24 Visual language
Reading: Chapters 1, 2, 3
Week 4 March 3 Visual language
Reading: Chapter 4, 5, 6, 7
Week 5 March 10 The media of art
Reading: Chapter 8, 9
Week 6 March 17 The media of art
Reading: Chapter 10, 11, 12, 13
Week 7 March 24 midterm exam on visual language and media
Week 8 March 31 March 31, 2014 Monday Cesar Chavez Day
Week 9 April 7 April 7-13 Spring Break
Week 10 April 14 Cultural Heritage
Reading: Chapter 14,15, 16
Formal analysis paper due in class
Week 11 April 21 Cultural Heritage
Reading: Chapter 17, 18, 19
Week 12 April 28 The Modern World
Reading: Chapter 20, 21
Week 13 May 5 The Modern World
Reading: Chapter 22, 23
Week 14 May 12 The Modern World
Reading: Chapter 24
Week 15 May 19 Postmodern and Global Art
Reading: Chapter 25
Week 16 May 26 Postmodern and Global Art
Reading: Chapter 25
Final exam: June 9 530-730 pm