ART-111-65170 09:30AM-10:50AM - Art Hist: Renaissance to Modern - Dr. Necia Gelker
|Course:||Art Hist: Renaissance to Modern|
|Professor:||Dr. Necia Gelker|
Hello, I’m Dr. Gelker and I think you will enjoy Art 111. In this class, we begin in the fourteenth century with the art of the early Italian Renaissance, and end in the nineteenth—early twentieth--century with that of the Romantic era. We will see the wonders of the Sistine Chapel and those of St. Peter’s in Rome. We will learn why Van Eyck’s Ghent altarpiece was put in a salt mine and the connection between Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau. Yes, you too can discover why the da Vinci code isn’t a code and more when you enroll in this course. Here’s the good news it transfers.
You will know exactly what is expected of you in this class. For example, you will receive a list of images and a study guide (AKA “lecture notes”) for each of the art historical periods covered in this course. In short, I have taken your notes for you. There is no guesswork. Your job is to read them and come to class.
We begin in the fourteenth century with the art of the early Italian Renaissance, and end in the nineteenth—early twentieth--century with that of the Romantic era. We will see the wonders of the Sistine Chapel and those of St. Peter’s in Rome. We will learn why Van Eyck’s Ghent altarpiece was put in a salt mine and the connection between Martin Luther King Jr. and Henry David Thoreau. Yes, you too can discover why the da Vinci code isn’t a code and more when you enroll in this course. Here’s the good news it transfers.
What to Expect in this Course
Zoom and my canyons email. This is not an online class. I don’t use Canvas. Zoom best resembles a face-to-face class. That’s why we use it. Many of you are familiar with it. A link comes to your canyons email account; you click on it and you are in class. (You made need to cut and paste it in your browser.) There is no need to go through Canvas. You can attend class using a computer, laptop, tablet, pad, or phone. If a webcam is not available, don’t worry. Coming to class is the finest tool you have.
Types of Assessments
EXAMS, WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS
There are five grades each worth 100% points. An exam can be a combination of in-class and take-home (50% take-home, 50% in-class=100%). One such take-home is a written assignment (in your own words using class material). It can be a group or an individual assignment; all must be typewritten. You will receive a handout that explains format and content, which you must follow. We will discuss this in class as well. Exam length is approximately ½ to ¾ of an hour. There is a review before every exam; dates for exams will be announced in class. The final is not cumulative.
GRADES: You will always know your grade. Here’s how: add exam scores together, and then divide the total sum by the number of exams. Let’s say you score an 80 on the first exam and a 68 on the second. Add the scores together. You would then divide that total, 148, by the 2 exams. Your grade in the class thus far would be 74%. The grading scale is the usual 100-90= A, 89-80= B, and so it goes.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
You won’t need a textbook for the first three weeks of class. There are students who never buy a textbook for my classes. I don't require one, but new students often feel better buying a used copy of Gardner's Art Through the Ages, Vol II. (Choose an online site and it makes no difference if it’s a Global or Western edition.) I discuss this and more the first day of class when we go over the syllabus. My advice is to wait for class and don’t worry about the textbook now.
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Last updated: 01/22/2022 Sub#: 1241