Heartland Community College Master Course Syllabus Division: Humanities and Fine Arts COURSE PREFIX & NUMBER: ART 150-91 COURSE TITLE: Understanding Art SEMESTER: Fall 2013 CREDIT HOURS: 3 CONTACT HOURS: LECTURE HOURS: 3 LABORATORY HOURS: 0 ISTRUCTOR INFORMATION: Instructor name: Phil Smith Phone: home: 309-452-2090 Division office: 268-8635 Email: [email protected] Office: on campus, ICB 2025 CATALOG DESCRIPTION (Include specific prerequisites): ART 150 is designed to provide an understanding of the role of art in our culture and in contemporary life. This course utilizes art works from all cultures and periods to establish basic language of art and the principles of aesthetic organization. Information regarding the artist’s tools, materials, exhibition spaces and the art market will be studied to further illustrate the use of art in our world. Not intended for art majors. No Prerequisites required. TEXTBOOKS: Lewis, Richard & Lewis, Susan. The Power of Art 3rd ed., Boston, MA. Clark Baxter, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-1-133-58974-7 ISBN-10: 1-133-58974-X RELATIONSHIP TO ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND TRANSFERABILITY: ART 150 fulfills 3 of the 9 semester hours of credit in Humanities/Fine Arts required for the A.A. or A.S. degree. It satisfies the Fine Arts component of this requirement. ART 150 should transfer to other Illinois colleges and universities participating in the Illinois Articulation Initiative as the equivalent of the General Education Core Curriculum course F2 900, described in the IAI. However, students should consult an academic advisor for transfer information regarding particular institutions. Refer to the IAI web page for information as well at www.itransfer.org. COURSE OBJECTIVES (Learning Outcomes) After completing this course, the student General Range of Assessment Methods should be able to: Education Outcomes Identify the methods and materials of the visual arts Demonstrate knowledge of art terminology Demonstrate knowledge of major art historical movements in the visual arts Become aware of global themes in the visual arts and their relationship to ourselves and the world Recognize significant historical and contemporary visual artists Demonstrate knowledge of current trends in art world Demonstrate an awareness of the art market CO 1 DI 3 DI 1 CO 2 Identify and explore art galleries, museums, art spaces and other public arts in our community Articulate both in speech and writing knowledge about the local and global art worlds CT 2 Interact with other individuals and groups to critique, discuss and/or debate visual art issues or artwork PS 4 COURSE/LAB OUTLINE: The Language of Art Throughout the semester, the following assessment methods may be used to measure the course and Gen Ed learning outcomes: Class discussion In-class activities Exams Quizzes Presentations Journaling Blogging Gallery/museum visits Writing assignments Verbal or written critiques The Primary Elements of Visual Art The Principles of Design The Artist’s Materials and Tools The Art Historical Context The Culture of the Art World METHOD OF EVALUATION (Tests/Exams, Grading System): Student assessment will be based on a compilation of scores from exams, quizzes, critiques, writing assignments, and most frequently, discussions. Typically, discussions are worth 30 points, quizzes are worth 20 points, and tests are worth 80 to 100 points. There is a writing assignment, a critique, due near the end of the semester worth 100 points. The final point total for the end of the semester should come out to about 850 points. For Art 150 online, the weekly schedule will include; readings from the text or other sources that should be completed, study guides, which will gradually be made available for the upcoming chapters, weekly discussion topics, and other assignments. Four tests will be given throughout the semester over the material in our textbook. The questions will be based on the study guides. The last test is not comprehensive, but will cover the last quarter of the reading material in our textbook. Final grades will be determined according to the following scale: 90 to 100% = A 80 to 89% = B 70 to 79% = C 60 to 69% = D Below 60% = F REQUIRED WRITING AND READING: Student will engage in readings from both the required text and from other sources relevant to the visual arts. Students will write the equivalent of 8-10 pages of writing (researched-based and/or critiques, journals, responses) throughout the semester. For online sections much of the writing requirement will be fulfilled through participation in discussions. Student Support with Blackboard Students taking Art 150 online should first refer to the Blackboard 100.00 Orientation and Support class. This course serves as a wonderful orientation to Blackboard and has many resources and videos to help students with frequently asked questions. Students should first complete the orientation and support class prior to beginning to work in the course. Suggestions for best practices and answers to the most frequently asked questions may be found in this class. If a student still has questions, he/she should fill out the Online Technical Support Request Form found on the Blackboard tab. This is the fastest way to receive help. If a student wishes to call for support (a slower alternative), there is a dedicated student support line for students (309) 268-8380. Assistance is available Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Messages may be left after hours and will be returned on the following business day.