Art 100 - Landmarks of Art/Visual Culture - Michael McCaffrey
|Course:||Landmarks of Art/Visual Culture|
Hello and welcome to Art 100, an exciting course about the major artists, artworks and movements throughout the course of world history! Art 100 is an introductory level, art appreciation course during which we will look at art made on all 5 continents spanning several thousand years of history. You are expected to spend a minimum of 10-12 hours per week on class work.
We will utilize various learning formats in this class, crucially the high-resolution images and multi-media/videos that you will view online. Therefore, in order to be successful in this class you should be able to navigate the internet successfully as well as being able to download images and other large files to your computer.
In addition, your ability to recall and recognize different artworks and identify a country or cultural movement that they came from is a handy skill to develop throughout class.
Finally, good writing skills that clearly articulate your own, unique reactions to the varied offerings art presents to us is essential for success.
- You will not be able to access the class until the first day it meets.
- This class is offered 100% online – that is, we do not meet face-to-face at any point! Also, you work 'asynchronously' (in your own time).
- Log in here: http://coc.instructure.com
- Your default log in is your ‘my canyons’ user name; your default password is your 9 digit student ID #
- Learning modules are due weekly – therefore, regular work habits and postings to the class website discussion boards are necessary
- Class content will consist of powerpoint lectures, image presentations, archived video instruction, message board discussions, interactive forums/activities and assignments/quizzes.
- Lastly, any class comes to life based on the quality of interaction between students. A successful online class requires that you bring enthusiasm, interest and dedicated/disciplined work habits to the classroom. You must be willing to display an interest in the learning of others at the same time.
What to Expect in this Course
BEING A SUCCESSFUL ART HISTORY STUDENT
The following tips will help you succeed in this class:
- Be prepared to learn about many things in this class; not only art, but also general histories of various regions and time periods, their people and their customs.
- Anticipate that much of the learning in this class is image-oriented – that is, while we still use teaching formats that you may be familiar with from other classes, much of our course content is purely visual in nature. Be prepared to revel and engage in the unique opportunities this will present.
- An ability to write clear, well-structured, grammatical sentences is a must! Art can be a difficult subject to form ideas about; therefore, good writing skills can ensure greater chances of success in this class.
- Developing a visual sensibility is very useful – this means that you should become accustomed to identifying information about artworks based purely on what you see. Information of this type may include – but is not limited to – the time and place a particular artwork was made, who made it, what materials and techniques they used, and what the work of art means.
Types of Assessments
Art 100 assessments consist of: weekly, graded quizzes and tests as well as weekly discussion topics and other interactive activities.
There are also more extensive midterm and final exams.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
‘Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach’, 3rd, 4th or 5th Edition. Author: Lazzari/Schlesier. ISBN10: 1-285-85816-6 ISBN13: 978-1-285-85816-6
The book’s web site is http://cengagebrain.com
Other Relevant Course Information
As a final note on this subject, I hope the class inspires in you an interest in the subject of art in general. If you develop an interest in looking at art on a regular basis by visiting galleries and museums in your hometown, I am sure you will find it an enriching, rewarding and an endlessly educational experience. So with that let’s get started!
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Last updated: 11/22/2022 Sub#: 1096