- CCBC Catonsville
- School of Applied and Information Technology
- The Institute of Art, Design, and Interactive Media
- History of Art II, ARTS 106, Sections: CE1 and C2A:
ARTS 106 – 3 Credits – History of Art II introduces the development of world art and visual culture including architecture, monument, painting, sculpture and related arts from c. 1400 CE to present. Works of art are analyzed and considered in-depth through comparative cultural study, with close attention to social, historical, and religious contexts.
3 credits; 3 lecture hours per week
Prerequisites: ENGL 052 and RDNG 052
BASIC COURSE INFORMATION
- Instructor: Sarada Conaway (sounds like Shar a da)
- Spring 2013
- Instructor’s office: Q225, CCBC Catonsville
- Instructor’s contact information: email@example.com (443) 840-4699
- Class times: CE1 11:15-12:40 Monday/Wednesday, C2A 5:45-8:40 Tuesday
- Course website http://saradaconaway.wordpress.com
- Instructor’s office hours: 11:00-1:00 Tuesday, 1:00-4:00 Wednesday
- Additional office hours are available by appointment. The instructor is available via email and by phone. Please allow approximately one business day for a reply. Please do not email assignments. Instructor inbox limits are small.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to:
- define and use correct terminology, including media, visual elements, processes, periods, styles, and architectural terms;
- identify some of the theoretic issues and positions reforming art history as a discipline, including contextualism, formalism, post-colonialism, multiculturalism and feminism;
- analyze key works through knowledge and understanding of the style, artist, date, and cultural context of the work
- identify the time periods, geographical centers, and stylistic characteristics of major art movements and cultures;
- analyze the iconography of specific works of art as well as each work’s relationship to the historical and cultural iconography of the period;
- recognize and discuss chronologically the developments of styles and ideas studied, including a global understanding of the progression of periods and the relationships between them from c. 1400 CE to present;
- identify significant philosophical movements, religious concepts, and historic figures, events, and places and discuss their relationship to works of art;
- distinguish cross-cultural philosophical attitudes and ideas revealed by differences in style and content of works;
- discuss the work of major artists, their artistic intentions, concerns, stylistic characteristics, their media and their principle influences;
- evaluate sources for historic information;
- examine methods used to arrive at ideas;
- evaluate positions from which changing value judgments are made, giving special attention to the basic premises and principles of different cultures;
- attribute unfamiliar works of art to an artist, a country, and/or style;
- analyze how works of art and cultures from c 1400 CE to present influence and relate to the art and cultures of today; and
- explain the importance of art to the evolution of humanity, to the enrichment and quality of life, to the development of self-awareness, and to the understanding of our shared and diverse world.
- Renaissance art in Europe
- Baroque, Rococo and Early American art
- Art of South and Southeast Asia after c. 1400
- Chinese and Korean art after c. 1400
- Japanese art after c. 1400
- Art of the Americas after c. 1400
- Art of Pacific Cultures
- Art of Africa after c. 1400
- Neoclassicism and Romanticism
- Rise of Modernism in Europe and America
- Modern Art in Europe and the Americas, 1900-1950
- Art since WWII
- Postmodern and Contemporary art
INSTRUCTOR’S S STATEMENT
I hope that you will all find this course valuable. Our college is diverse, and there are many possible motivations for taking this class. Thus, each student could take something quite distinctive from our experience together this semester.
If you are an art student, and planning to contribute to future artistic developments, understanding how the visual arts have evolved is essential to your goals. It’s also possible that you will discover some long dead “friends and colleagues” in artists from past. You may even find that this course inspires your studio practice for many years to come.
If you are interested in history or anthropology, you might appreciate studying how art making relates to other aspects of past cultures.
If you plan to take upper-level college classes, the writing component of this course will be useful. Writing about art is a challenge even to the most skilled student. Translating visuals into the written word is excellent practice for any writer.
Finally, if you are simply here for 3 required credits, I hope that at the end of this course you too will have received something useful. I have also taken courses outside my primary area of interest. I’ll be happy to do what I can to make this class relevant to your future endeavors.
In short, to all members of this class, I aim to make this course worthwhile. I ask that you assist me in this goal whenever possible. Welcome to ARTS 105.
- Three tests
- Comprehensive final exam
- One 3-5 page Cultural Research Paper
- Turn in specific stages of Cultural Research Paper throughout the semester
- One PowerPoint presentation on your Cultural Research Paper
In order to successfully fulfill the course requirements, you will need to devote approximately 4-7 hours outside of class to homework each week. This ratio, 1 class hour to 2 homework hours, is a standard that accredited colleges must meet. Thus, students taking a 15-hour course load should expect to spend about 45 hours per week attending classes and doing homework.
Grades follow the standard system: A, B, C, D, and F. The following components will be used to evaluate your grade in this course:
- Cultural Research Paper: ___ 20%
- Cultural Research Paper Process: ___ 10%
- Cultural Research PowerPoint Presentation: __10%
- Test 1:___ 20 %
- Test 2:___ 20 %
- Test 3:___ 20 %
- Final Exam: ___
Students that earn an A on each test are exempt from the final exam. Students that take the final exam have an opportunity to increase their test average. If a student with a C test average earns an A on the final exam, only the A will count toward their final course grade.
For extremely detailed information on grading criteria, see the course rubrics.
EXTRA CREDIT (5 points possible)
- To earn extra credit for your course contribution, volunteer in class to conduct research in response to a class discussion question and post this information on the course blog or present this information to the class. The standard outlined in your research project for source quality and citation style is also required for extra credit work.
DEPARTMENTAL ATTENDANCE POLICY
- Attendance is required. If a student should miss 2 weeks of class, they must schedule a conference with the instructor and their final course grade will be lowered one full letter grade. If a student should miss 3 weeks of classes, they are not eligible to pass the class.
- If you are absent due to very legitimate reasons, such as hospitalization, it is advised that you save any and all documentation. Your grade of F or W (withdrawal) might affect your financial aid status and/or academic standing. You may need to turn in documentation to apply for a retroactive withdrawal, to appeal suspension of your financial aid, or to appeal academic probation or suspension.
- Should you miss class, please contact Sarada Conaway via email to keep her informed.
- College closings and cancellations are posted on the college website as well as through campus alert. It is also recommended that you check the instructor’s website for any additional information on your class should a cancellation affect your course. The official CCBC snow policy states if the college has an early closing, then classes resume until the college closes (e.g. If a class is scheduled from 5-8pm, and the college closes at 6pm, you will be expected at your class at 5-6pm). Weather is not considered an excused absence if a class is not completely cancelled. It is your responsibility to check on the status of delays/cancellations and attend class accordingly.
- Art History Volume II, 4th Edition, by Marilyn Stokstad (bring to each class)
- paper note taking device, a 3 ring binder with note paper is suggested (bring to each class)
- visits to on and off-campus libraries
- printing services
- usb flash drive or cloud based storage for PowerPoint presentation
COURSE RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Policies will follow those outlined by The Community College of Baltimore County. The following additional policies apply to this class:
- I ask you all to contribute to our class group dynamic by always behaving in a respectful and engaged manner. The following guidelines describe and define appropriate behavior in this course. First and foremost, you are required to simply stay awake. Also, so that your attentions are not divided while in class, do not text, talk on your cell phone, or use your laptop. If you all consistently adhere to this standard of conduct, our class dynamic will likely be positive, lively, and enjoyable. Students that do not behave in a respectful and engaged manner will be removed from class.
- Only students enrolled in ARTS 105 may attend class.
- Work that is one week late will be accepted, but reduced one letter grade. Assignments are due in print at the beginning of class. Work that is more than one week late will not be accepted.
- Assignments are not accepted via email.
- Plagiarism is a violation of academic integrity. It is defined in the CCBC code of conduct, section 13 n, as “the use of words or ideas of another source without giving credit to that source”. In this course, your instructor will impose all standard sanctions for plagiarism. If the evidence of an act of plagiarism is convincing, you will receive an F in this course. In addition to failure of this course, your instructor will report the incident. Once reported, the college may impose additional sanctions such as suspension or expulsion. For further information, see the CCBC Code of Conduct.
- All tests and exams are open note. Exam questions will only include information discussed in your course study guides. You may use any study guide from class, at-home research, and any other writings made by you for this class. However, you may not photocopy another student’s notes, use downloaded material, or use any other resource that was not created by you in your own handwriting. In order to answer test and exam questions, you will need an understanding of the course material and be able to apply this material. You’ll also need detailed and organized notes. The exam has no multiple choice or true/false questions. This form of testing is supportive of the course objectives and designed to encourage active learning. Rather than attempting memorization of all course material, focus on gaining a useful understanding of the course material. If you have an accommodations letter, and think that this form of testing might be inappropriate for you, speak with your instructor during the first week of class.
- Work you create for this course may be posted on the course blog or used as an example in future classes.
This syllabus may be changed at any time with notification.