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ART 102: History and Appreciation of Art II

This class is intended as an introduction to the History of Art from the late Middle Ages to the present. You will learn the vocabulary of art history as well as how architecture and art reflect their historical contexts. 

You will learn by watching and listening to my narrated power point lectures, discussing topics with your classmates, visiting art-related websites and writing a short paper.

What you learn in this course will help you to appreciate works of art.  It it my intention that you leave this class with a greater understanding of art and architecture and are able to take greater pleasure in the art that surrounds us everyday.

   If you complete this course and do well, you will be able to:

    •    Identify stylistic characteristics of the various historical periods from the Early Renaissance to the present.
    •    Correctly define (and use in a sentence) art historical terminology.
    •    Use art historical concepts to analyze and evaluate works of art.
    •    Describe the technical processes involved in the creation of works of art.
    •    Identify key works of art on an exam. 
    •    Critically compare and contrast works of art on an essay exam or essay assignment.
    •    Identify key movements and national characteristics of artworks


Your course grade will be determined by your performance on the following requirements:

Requirement Points Assigned (550 Total)
2 Exams  200 pts (100 pts each)
Museum Project 100 pts
2 Internet Scavenger Hunts  100 pts (50 pts each)
2 Discussion Essays (1 from Each Unit)  50 pts (25 pts each)
2 Responses (1 from Each Unit)  10 pts (5 pts each)
15 Quizzes  75 pts (5 pts each)
Introduction Activity  15 pts
 Total  550 pts

Your final grade will be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass at all exams in order to pass the course, regardless of your scores on the other assignments.

Grade Points Percent
A 495-550  90-100
B 440-494  80-89
C 385-439  70-79
D 330-384  60-69
F 0-329 0-59

There are 2 exams in this course.

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Last Updated: September 5, 2013