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Effective: Late Spring 8-Week, 2017/2018

ARTS 112: Art And Ideas II

Course Description

Survey of world art from the Renaissance to the present.

Prerequisite: None

Proctored Exams: None



Syllabus Contents

Textbooks

Required

  • Adams, Laura. S.. (2011). Art Across Time (4th). McGraw-Hill.
    • [ISBN-978-0-07-337923-4 ]

MBS Information

Textbooks for the course may be ordered from MBS Direct. You can order

For additional information about the bookstore, visit http://www.mbsbooks.com.


Course Overview

Welcome to Art and Ideas II (ARTS 112) online!

This course is a historical survey of art styles from the Renaissance to the present day. It is expected that you will become knowledgeable and conversant about the works of art under study. You will be able to explain the purpose and meaning of specific artworks, compare and contrast works of art and architecture, and develop an interest in furthering their knowledge of art history.

Each week we will focus on a different art style progressing chronologically from the Renaissance to the present day. Since we are studying the visual arts, you will be directed to related websites to view artworks in addition to regular readings, discussions, and quizzes. This course is a great way to get acquainted with and excited about art!



Technology Requirements

Participation in this course will require the basic technology for all online classes at Columbia College:
  • A computer with reliable Internet access
  • A web browser
  • Acrobat Reader
  • Microsoft Office or another word processor such as Open Office

You can find more details about standard technical requirements for our courses on our site.


Course Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify key monuments from each cultural period.
  2. Identify the stylistic characteristics from each period.
  3. Understand the meaning of the artifacts from each period.
  4. Trace stylistic development within each given culture.

Grading

Grading Scale
Grade Points Percent
A 900-1000 90-100%
B 800-899 80-89%
C 700-799 70-79%
D 600-699 60-69%
F 0-599 0-59%
Grade Weights
Assignment Category Points Percent
Discussions (8) 160 16%
Quizzes (6) 480 48%
Midterm Paper 180 18%
Final Paper 180 18%
Total 1000 100%


Schedule of Due Dates

Week 1
Assignment Points Due
Introduction Discussion -- Wednesday
Discussion 1 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 1 80 Sunday
Week 2
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 2 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 2 80 Sunday
Week 3
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 3 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 3 80 Sunday
Week 4
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 4 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Midterm Paper 180 Sunday
Week 5
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 5 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 4 80 Sunday
Week 6
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 6 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 5 80 Sunday
Week 7
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 7 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Final Paper 180 Sunday
Week 8
Assignment Points Due
Discussion 8 20 Wednesday/Saturday
Quiz 6 80 Saturday
Total Points 1000

Assignment Overview

Discussions

There will be a non-graded Introduction Discussion due Wednesday (11:59 p.m. CT) of Week 1. There will be eight (8) Weekly discussions worth 20 points each. The initial responses of the discussions must be submitted on Wednesdays (by 11:59 p.m. CT) and your comment to a classmate’s post on Saturdays (by 11:59 p.m. CT).  Postings should be fully developed, always include image examples, and include citations.

Your initial response to the discussion question should be a full paragraph of 8-10 sentences with an image example that is included by pasting, linking, or supplying the text page number.  If outside sources are utilized, please cite your sources. 

Your responses to others’ posts should also be well developed, fully explaining your response to the classmates’ posts and including an additional image example.  Make responses that add to the conversation and take it further; simply posting “I agree” or “good job” does not help develop ideas.  Respond to at least one classmate’s post.

No late postings will be accepted.


Quizzes

In Weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8, you will take a 40-question, multiple-choice quiz over the week’s readings. You will have 60 minutes to complete the quiz and you will only receive one (1) attempt. You may use your book to help you find the answers, but your time is limited so you must be very familiar with your textbook to find the answers quickly. Each question is worth 2 points, adding up to a total of 80 points.

The Quizzes shall open at 12:01 a.m. CT Mondays, of the assigned weeks, and are due Sundays (by 11:59 p.m. CT) of the assigned weeks (except for Week 8 when it is due by 11:59 p.m. CT Saturday). All quizzes will be taken through the Quizzes area of the course.

There are no quizzes in Week 4 and Week 7, since papers are due those weeks.


Midterm and Final Papers

Papers will be graded on the basis of percent of completeness, correct spelling, neatness, citations, and content. The papers must be submitted to the proper Dropbox by the specified due date. The Dropbox records the date and time of submittal. Make sure the files are labeled accordingly: Midterm Paper or Final Paper. 

All papers must be in a .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format. Your work should be double-spaced, 12-point sans serif font, with 1 inch margins all around. 

When citing resources, you must adhere strictly to MLA style. All assignments must be your own original work and you are not allowed to turn in papers for this course that you have used previously for another course (even if it is from taking this very course during a previous session).  You are expected to write professionally with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. 

Midterm Paper

The Midterm paper is due by 11:59 p.m. CT Sunday of Week 4. The paper is worth 180 pts. You must u MLA format. The minimum length of the paper should be 4 pages, it must be double-spaced with a 1” margin, and type size should not exceed 12 points. The paper must have at least 3 book sources and unlimited web sources. You must always cite your sources.

You must remember to proofread your paper and submit the completed paper to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox section of the Course.

Please read the document, “Important-Tips to Avoid Plagiarism” located in the Content section. The Midterm Dropbox will not be available until you have completed the Plagiarism Tutorial and Quiz, which can be accessed through the Content area of the course.

Final Paper

The Final Paper is due by 11:59 p.m. CT Sunday of Week 7. The paper is worth 180 pts. You must use MLA format. The minimum length of the paper should be 4 pages, it must be double-spaced with a 1” margin, and type size should not exceed 12 points.

You must remember to proofread your paper and submit the completed paper to the appropriate folder in the Dropbox section of the Course. Please read the document, “Important-Tips to Avoid Plagiarism” located in the Content section.  Refer to the Grading Rubric to know more about the grade scales.



Course Outline

Click on each week to view details about the activities scheduled for that week.

Week 1: The Early and High Renaissance
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 13: The Early Renaissance
  • Chapter 14: The High Renaissance in Italy
Introduction Discussion

Introduce yourself in the Introduction discussion. Please give us more than your name. Include your profession, hobbies, interest or background in art, and any other information that can help us get to know you.

Discussion 1

Comment on the Restoration controversy using da Vinci’s Last Supper and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo. After restoration, whose work is it? Is the work repaired or damaged? Should works be left to age naturally or should restorers intercede?

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 1

Based on chapters 13 and 14, and other class activities the quiz contains 40 multiple-choice questions that are worth a total of 80 points. You can access the quiz only once. Once you begin, you have sixty (60) minutes to complete the quiz.

You must submit your quiz no later than 11:59 pm CT on Sunday.

Week 2: Mannerism and Sixteenth-Century Art in Northern Europe and Italy
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 15: Mannerism and the Later Sixteenth Century in Italy
  • Chapter 16: Sixteenth-Century Painting and Printmaking in Northern Europe
Discussion 2

Compare the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance, noting the similarities and the differences between subjects, technique, and media.

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 2

Based on chapters 15 and 16, and other class activities the quiz contains 40 multiple-choice questions that are worth a total of 80 points. You can access the quiz only once. Once you begin, you have sixty (60) minutes to complete the quiz.

You must submit your quiz no later than 11:59 pm CT on Sunday.

Week 3: Baroque, Rococo, and Eighteenth-Century Art
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 17: The Baroque Style in Western Europe
  • Chapter 18: Rococo, the Eighteenth Century, and Revival Styles
Discussion 3

Identify a common subject/theme or stylistic characteristic of Baroque art and explain why you think these commonalities exist.

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 3

Based on chapters 17 and 18, and other class activities the quiz contains 40 multiple-choice questions that are worth a total of 80 points. You can access the quiz only once. Once you begin, you have sixty (60) minutes to complete the quiz.

You must submit your quiz no later than 11:59 pm CT on Sunday.

Week 4: Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 19: Neoclassicism:  The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
  • Chapter 20: Romanticism:  The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries 
Discussion 4

Romanticism involved more than romantic love and desire. Identify another theme and choose a work from Chapter 20 that exemplifies this theme and then describe its “Romantic” characteristics.

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Midterm Paper

Write a biography on a visual artist whose active period falls within the time frame of this course (Renaissance to present day). Be as thorough as possible.

Please note: Make sure to choose an artist early and gather your resource,s as we don’t have a lot of information on earlier artists. You may have to choose another artist. Include the following information:

  • Artist’s background: Well-known personality traits, childhood family life, education and training, marriage, children, important dates like birth, death, major exhibitions, etc.
  • Career: Major successes or failures, well-known works, medium the artist worked in, typical subject matter, styles the artist worked in
  • Lifetime: Major events/technology that occurred in the artist’s lifetime that shaped his/her work
  • Influences: Who influenced the artist and whom the artist influenced? Include an example of another artist’s work that you believe was influenced by your chosen artist and describe those characteristics.
  • Conclusion: Why did you choose the artist? What did you learn?
Week 5: Realism and Impressionism
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 21: Nineteenth-Century Realism
  • Chapter 22: Nineteenth-Century Impressionism
Discussion 5

There were very few female Impressionist artists. Does it matter what gender an artist is? Does being male or female affect the subject an artist chooses or the ways in which that subject is portrayed?

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 4

Based on chapters 19, 20, 21 and 22, and other class activities the quiz contains 40 multiple-choice questions that are worth a total of 80 points. You can access the quiz only once. Once you begin, you have sixty (60) minutes to complete the quiz.

You must submit your quiz no later than 11:59 pm CT on Sunday.

Week 6: Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism, Early Picasso, and Matisse
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 23: Post-Impressionism and the Late Nineteenth-Century
  • Chapter 24: Turn of the Century:  Early Picasso, Fauvism, Expressionism, and Matisse
Discussion 6

Discuss the symbolism in a work from Chapter 23 or 24.  What do you think the artist was trying to express and what symbols did he/she use to convey that message?

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 5

Based on chapters 23 and 24, and other class activities the quiz contains 40 multiple-choice questions that are worth a total of 80 points. You can access the quiz only once. Once you begin, you have sixty (60) minutes to complete the quiz.

You must submit your quiz no later than 11:59 pm CT on Sunday.

Course Evaluation
Please evaluate the course. You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course near the end of the session. A link sent to your CougarMail will allow you to access the evaluation. Please note that these evaluations are provided so that I can improve the course, find out what students perceive to be its strengths and weaknesses, and in general assess the success of the course. Please do take the time to fill this out.
Week 7: Cubism, Futurism, Dada, Surrealism, and the US between the Wars
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 25: Cubism, Futurism, and Related Twentieth-Century Styles
  • Chapter 26: Dada, Surrealism, Fantasy, and the United States between the Wars
Discussion 7

In order to gain a perspective on the rapid changes in the 20th century and its effect on art, please choose one image from the text (from this week's readings) and then research two noteworthy inventions, world events, or discoveries that influenced it.

Share your findings with the class.

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Final Paper

You have an unlimited budget to purchase 4 works of existing art. The first must be an example of architecture, the second must be a painting, the third must be a sculpture, and the fourth must be a photograph.

Choose your artworks using images from our class text (mention the page number) or the internet (provide the website link). After you have chosen the 4 works, answer these questions for EACH work:

Identification 

  • Artist: Who was the artist? 
  • Title of the work: What is the title of the work? 
  • Date: When was the work created?
  • Media: How/with what was the work created?
  • Location: Where is the work displayed? *Please provide the page number or website link.

Description

  • What does the artwork look like and how are formal elements used? 
  • Briefly describe the subject matter and then using the “How Do We Talk About Art?” section of the Introduction chapter of our text, identify and discuss how Line, Shape, Color, Texture, and Balance are utilized in the overall composition of each work. 
  • For instance, don’t just tell me there were lines in the work; tell me what kind (straight, curved, horizontal, diagonal, thick, thin, implied, etc.), where they were located, and how they affect the overall composition.

Interpretation 

  • Why did you choose the artwork?
  • What was the artist trying to communicate?
  • How did the artist communicate that message? (Symbolism, subject matter, or content)
  • How does the work make you feel? Why?
  • Does the work have value and why? (Types of value – material, intrinsic, religious, nationalistic, psychological – are discussed in the Introduction chapter of our text.)

After analyzing the 4 works, provide a conclusion:

Conclusion 

  • Which work was your favorite? Why?
Week 8: Abstraction, Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Innovation and Globalization
Readings

Adams: Art Across Time

  • Chapter 27: Mid-Century Abstraction
  • Chapter 28: Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, and Conceptualism
  • Chapter 29: Innovation, Continuity, and Globalization
Discussion 8

Now that we’re at the end of class, I hope you realize how much art and history are intertwined and the benefits that we can gain from its study. What effect does art have in your life and is it a necessary element in society?

Your initial post is due by 11:59 pm CT on Wednesday.  You should respond to at least one other classmate's post by 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.

Quiz 6

Based on chapters 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29, and other class activities the quiz contains 40 multiple-choice questions that are worth a total of 80 points. You can access the quiz only once. Once you begin, you have sixty (60) minutes to complete the quiz.

You must submit your quiz no later than 11:59 pm CT on Saturday.



Course Policies

Student Conduct

All Columbia College students, whether enrolled in a land-based or online course, are responsible for behaving in a manner consistent with Columbia College's Student Conduct Code and Acceptable Use Policy. Students violating these policies will be referred to the office of Student Affairs and/or the office of Academic Affairs for possible disciplinary action. The Student Code of Conduct and the Computer Use Policy for students can be found in the Columbia College Student Handbook. The Handbook is available online; you can also obtain a copy by calling the Student Affairs office (Campus Life) at 573-875-7400. The teacher maintains the right to manage a positive learning environment, and all students must adhere to the conventions of online etiquette.

Plagiarism

Your grade will be based in large part on the originality of your ideas and your written presentation of these ideas. Presenting the words, ideas, or expression of another in any form as your own is plagiarism. Students who fail to properly give credit for information contained in their written work (papers, journals, exams, etc.) are violating the intellectual property rights of the original author. For proper citation of the original authors, you should reference the appropriate publication manual for your degree program or course (APA, MLA, etc.). Violations are taken seriously in higher education and may result in a failing grade on the assignment, a grade of "F" for the course, or dismissal from the College.

Collaboration conducted between students without prior permission from the instructor is considered plagiarism and will be treated as such. Spouses and roommates taking the same course should be particularly careful.

All required papers may be submitted for textual similarity review to Turnitin.com for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers may be included in the Turnitin.com reference database for the purpose of detecting plagiarism. This service is subject to the Terms and Conditions of Use posted on the Turnitin.com site.

Non-Discrimination

There will be no discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, ideology, political affiliation, veteran status, age, physical handicap, or marital status.

Student Accessibility Resources

Students with documented disabilities who may need academic services for this course are required to register with the office of Student Accessibility Resources. Until the student has been cleared through this office, accommodations do not have to be granted. If you are a student who has a documented disability, it is important for you to read the entire syllabus as soon as possible. The structure or the content of the course may make an accommodation not feasible. Student Accessibility Resources is located in Student Affairs in AHSC 215 and can be reached by phone at (573) 875-7626 or email at sar@ccis.edu.

Online Participation

You are expected to read the assigned texts and participate in the discussions and other course activities each week. Assignments should be posted by the due dates stated on the grading schedule in your syllabus. If an emergency arises that prevents you from participating in class, please let your instructor know as soon as possible.

Attendance Policy

Attendance for a week will be counted as having submitted any assigned activity for which points are earned. Attendance for the week is based upon the date work is submitted. A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday (except for week 8, when the work and the course will end on Saturday at midnight.) The course and system deadlines are based on the Central Time Zone.

Cougar Email

All students are provided a CougarMail account when they enroll in classes at Columbia College. You are responsible for monitoring email from that account for important messages from the College and from your instructor. You may forward your Cougar email account to another account; however, the College cannot be held responsible for breaches in security or service interruptions with other email providers.

Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. The class discussions are for public messages so the class members can each see what others have to say about any given topic and respond.

Late Assignment Policy

An online class requires regular participation and a commitment to your instructor and your classmates to regularly engage in the reading, discussion and writing assignments. Although most of the online communication for this course is asynchronous, you must be able to commit to the schedule of work for the class for the next eight weeks. You must keep up with the schedule of reading and writing to successfully complete the class.

No late discussion posts will be accepted.  There will be one Discussion each week. If you miss an assigned deadline, you will receive a “zero” for that particular Discussion topic.

Papers may be submitted up to a week late with a 25% penalty in grade. No papers will be accepted if submitted more than a week late.

Quizzes may be taken after the deadline only if special circumstances apply; they must be arranged with the instructor.

Course Evaluation

You will have an opportunity to evaluate the course near the end of the session. A link will be sent to your CougarMail that will allow you to access the evaluation. Be assured that the evaluations are anonymous and that your instructor will not be able to see them until after final grades are submitted.


Additional Resources

Orientation for New Students

This course is offered online, using course management software provided by Desire2Learn and Columbia College. The course user guide provides details about taking an online course at Columbia College. You may also want to visit the course demonstration to view a sample course before this one opens.

Technical Support

If you have problems accessing the course or posting your assignments, contact your instructor, the Columbia College Helpdesk, or the D2L Helpdesk for assistance. Contact information is also available within the online course environment.

Online Tutoring

Smarthinking is a free online tutoring service available to all Columbia College students. Smarthinking provides real-time online tutoring and homework help for Math, English, and Writing. Smarthinking also provides access to live tutorials in writing and math, as well as a full range of study resources, including writing manuals, sample problems, and study skills manuals. You can access the service from wherever you have a connection to the Internet. I encourage you to take advantage of this free service provided by the college.

Access Smarthinking through CougarTrack under Students -> Academics -> Academic Resources.


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