Art History 1 Course Syllabus

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Art History class to tune the eye and train the hand of any aspiring master

Part 1: Course Information
Instructor Information

Instructor: Mrs. Jane Raymond
Office Hours:  To Be Announced
Contact:  503-433-7733  / E-mail: Pastor@HisGlory.us

Course Description

A knowledge of art is necessary to communication in the modern world. This course covers  art principles and techniques from the point of view of the Medieval/Renaissance period. An  overview of the history of prominent artists of the period is presented with reference to corresponding trends in philosophy and music.

An Art Gallery module links students to the works of the masters online. The student is introduced to and gains facility reproducing basic shapes — the “alphabet of art.” A studio module contains exercises in visual perception, visual-spatial organization, and  attention to detail which build confidence and fundamental skills. Concepts of space and perspective are mastered by practice, and will further enable the student to build upon the foundation of these fundamentals in Art II. Text for the Course may be purchased from Jane Raymond at Pastor@HisGlory.us

  • Tuition:         $275 Premier       OR         Tuition:       $25 Basic
  • Level:            10th Grade                           Level;          10th Grade
  • Mode:           Asynchronous                     Mode:        Self-taught
  • Offered:       Fall                                          Offered:     Open enrollment
  • Textbook:     See Above                             Textbook:  See Above

Textbook & Course Materials

Required Text:     purchased from Jane Raymond at Pastor@HisGlory.us     

Course Requirements

  • Internet connection (DSL, LAN, or cable connection desirable)
  • Desktop or laptop computer

Course Structure

  • The course is delivered in 16 weeks, with one artist covered each week.
  • Each unit consists of weekly textbook reading, biographical study &
    quizzes and art practice exercises. The instructor is available on the
    student forum to answer questions and/or interact with groups of
    students during times to be announced.

Part 2: Student Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to

1)  Summarize the interplay of humanism and art in the Renaissance
2) Explain the major philosophical shift that influenced Renaissance art
3) Discuss how reforming preachers influenced art in the 1400s and 1500s
4) Distinguish between the devotional, the decorative, and the did active functions of art.
5) Describe principles for evaluating art from a Biblical standpoint
6) Practice basic skills related to the “alphabet of art.”
7) Practice specific techniques introduced by artists of the Renaissance

Student will meet the objectives listed above through a combination of the following  activities in this course:

  • Attendance and participation in the student class forum
  •  Study of assigned textbook reading & recorded lectures
  •  Study biographical sketches of leading artists & quizzes
  • Completion of ungraded review exercises
  •  Completion of art practice exercises

Part 3: Topic Outline/Schedule

Week 1 – Cimabue: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review  exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 2 – Giotto: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to  the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion. Take the unit quiz.

Week 3 – Brunellesci: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review  exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s),  complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the  student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.  Take the unit quiz.

Week 4 – Van Eyck: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review  exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s),  complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the  student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 5 – Macassio: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review  exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s),  complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the  student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion. Take the unit quiz.

Week 6 – Mantega: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion. Take the unit quiz.

Week 7 – Botticelli: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the  student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz

Week 8 – Leonardo: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review  exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 9 – Durer: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion. Take the unit quiz.

Week 10 – Michelangelo: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review  exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 11 – Raphael: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s),complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 12 – Titian: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion. Take the unit quiz.

Week 13 – Rubens: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the  student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 14 – Rembrandt: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 15 – Vermeer: Study the biographical sketch, take the ungraded review exercise, and mark completion. Read textbook ……………, listen to the lecture(s), complete the art practice exercise, and mark completion. Enter a question on the  student forum and respond to one of your classmate’s questions – mark completion.Take the unit quiz.

Week 16: Review course material and take the final exam

Part 4: Grading Policy

Graded Course Activities
The course grade is determined as follows


The course grade is determined as follows

Participation in discussion

10%

Reading Lessons,Text  & Online Links

Section quizzes

6% (6 x 1pts)

36% (12 x 3pts)

Parent Approval Written Objectives

Final Exam

Term Project

6%(6 x 1pts)

27%

15%

TOTAL

100%

Late Work Policy: Be sure to pay close attention to deadlines—there will be no make up assignments or quizzes, or late work accepted without a serious and compelling reason and instructor approval.
Your instructor will update the online grades each time a grading session has been complete—typically 2 days following the completion of an activity. You will see a visual indication of new grades posted in Moodle.

Letter Grade Assignment

Final grades assigned for this course will be based on the percentage of total
points earned and are assigned as follows:

Letter Grade Percentage Performance 

Letter Grade

Percentage

Performance

A

93-100%

Excellent Work

A-

90-92%

Nearly Excellent

B+

87-89%

Very Good Work

B

83-86%

Good Work

B-

80-82%

Mostly Good Work

C+

77-79%

Above Average Work

C

73-76%

Average Work

C-

70-72%

Mostly Average Work

D+

67-69%

Below Average Work

D

60-66%

Poor Work

F

0-59%

Failing Work

 

Part 5: Course Policies

Participate

Instructor will be using a tracking tool, discussions, chat sessions, and group  work, to monitor your participation in the course.

Build Rapport

If you find that you have any trouble keeping up with assignments or  other aspects of the course, make sure you let your instructor know as early  as possible. As you will find, building rapport and effective relationships are  key to becoming an effective professional. Make sure that you are proactive in  informing your instructor when difficulties arise during the semester so that  they can help you find a solution.

Complete Assignments

  •  Assignments must be submitted by the given deadline or special  permission must be requested from instructor before the due date. Extensions  will not be given beyond the next assignment except under extreme  circumstances.
  • All discussion assignments must be completed by the assignment due  date and time. Late or missing discussion assignments will affect the student’s  grade.

Understand When You May Drop This Course

It is the student’s responsibility to understand when they need to   consider disenrolling from a course. After this period, a serious and    compelling reason is required to drop from the course.

Incomplete Policy

Under emergency/special circumstances, students may petition for an   incomplete grade. Inform Your Instructor of Any Accommodations Needed 

 Commit to Integrity

 As a student in this course (and at this Academy) you are expected to   maintain high degrees of professionalism, commitment to active learning and   participation in this class and also integrity in your behavior in and out of the  classroom.

Academic Dishonesty Policy

Academic dishonesty includes such things as cheating, inventing false information or citations, plagiarism and helping someone else commit an act  of academic dishonesty. It usually involves an attempt by a student to show  possession of a level of knowledge or skill that he/she does not possess.

Course instructors have the initial responsibility for detecting and dealing with academic dishonesty. Instructors who believe that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred are obligated to discuss the matter with the  student(s) involved. Instructors should possess reasonable evidence of academic dishonesty. However, if circumstances prevent consultation with student(s), instructors may take whatever action (subject to student appeal) they deem appropriate.

Instructors who are convinced by the evidence that a student is guilty of academic dishonesty shall assign an appropriate academic penalty. If the instructors believe that the academic dishonesty reflects on the student’s academic performance or the academic integrity in a course, the student’s grade should be adversely affected. Suggested guidelines for appropriate actions are: an oral reprimand in cases where there is reasonable doubt that the student knew his/her action constituted academic dishonesty; a failing grade on the particular paper, project or examination where the act of dishonesty was unpremeditated, or where there were significant mitigating
circumstances; a failing grade in the course where the dishonesty was premeditated or planned. The instructors will file incident reports with the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and for Student Affairs or their designees. These reports shall include a description of the alleged incident of academic dishonesty, any relevant documentation, and any recommendations for action that he/she deems appropriate.