Art of the Modern World
Instructor: Dr. David Ludley, Professor Emeritus of Art History
Peachtree City Campus Office: TBA
Office Telephone: TBA
Web Site: http://www.clayton.edu/faculty/dludley
Art 2302-01 CRN 20299 meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15pm-1:30pm on the Peachtree City campus in room 120, starting on January 12. Please remember: any student who fails to show up before the NO SHOW deadline will be dropped from the course as a NO SHOW, regardless of the excuse, as required by the CSU Registrar. Jan. 21 deadline.
Required Text-- Art History by Marilyn Stokstad, Vol. Two, FIFTH Edition. Published by Pearson/Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-205-87757-5 (2014 Edition)
Required Fifth Edition: FIRST ASSIGNMENT: For next time (Thursday), we will do most of the Italian Baroque period. Study Baroque and Bernini on pp. 712-713 & "Baroque" -labeled section on first half of p. 714; & then p. 717 ("Bernini as Sculptor") through the top of p. 719; then Carracci, Caravaggio, and Gentileschi on pp. 720 ("Painting") through p. 727.
Print out and bring to class the required "Italian Baroque" study slide website from my online Study Slide Library.
OFFICE HOURS on Peachtree City campus office:
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1:30pm-2:30pm
This is a history and appreciation of the visual arts from the 1600's through the present day. Aesthetic and historical perspectives will be used, and critical thinking activities addressed, to enable students to understand and communicate their knowledge of the art surveyed.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:
One objective of the course will be to acquaint you with art and its relationship to various cultures and societies. Painting, sculpture, drawings, and architecture may be discussed in regard to their visual merits and their value as multi-cultural expressions of individual artists functioning in various societies.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
General Education Outcomes:
- Communications Outcomes Components
- Critical Thinking Outcomes Components
- Art Outcome 1: Knowledge of the subject matter and history of art: major works, issues, movements.
- Art Outcome 2: Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear, concise manner.
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Course Outcome 1: Demonstrate Knowledge of the subject matter and history of art: major works, issues, movements.
- Course Outcome 2: Demonstrate Communication Skills by orally critiquing the works of others, including historical works.
- Course Outcome 3: Demonstrate Critical Thinking Skills in effectively analyzing art concepts and successfully applying these skills in aesthetic judgments.
ITP CHOICE REQUIREMENTS:
Each CSU student is required to have ready access throughout the semester to a notebook computer that meets faculty-approved hardware and software requirements for the student's academic program. See http://itpchoice.clayton.edu for full details of this policy. Also, all students are required to get CSU mailbox email address. I will be communicating with you over the course of the semester by way of your CSU mailbox email address, so, if you haven't gotten your CSU email address yet, please get it now.
You must check your CSU email account regularly; I will write you at times, and saying you didn't check your email is NO excuse.
First Required Class: Tuesday, January 12.
Quiz One: Thursday, January 28.
Biggie (Exam) One: Thursday, February 4.
Quiz Two: Thursday, February 18.
Biggie (Exam) Two: Thursday, February 25.
Midterm: (Last day to withdraw, without academic penalty): Friday, March 4.
Spring Break: March 7-12.
Quiz Three: Thursday, March 17.
Biggie (Exam) Three: Thursday, March 24.
Quiz Four: Thursday, April 7.
Biggie (Exam) Four: Thursday, April 14.
Biggie (Final Exam) Five: TBA.
COURSE OUTLINE with HYPERLINK TO STUDY SLIDE IMAGES:
IMPORTANT: Click HERE for the hyperlink to your STUDY SLIDES for Art 2302.
Enlightenment Reactions Against the Rococo
Transitional Neoclassical to Romantic
Transitional: Post-impressionism to Expressionism
"Austrian Expressionism" ("Jugendstil")
Early Abstract Expressionism
Cubism and Futurism
De Stijl (Dutch)
Metaphysical and Dada
Early Twentieth Century Sculpture
Late Nineteenth Century Realism: American
Early Twentieth Century Realism: American
Social Realism: American
Abstract Expressionism/ Action or Gesture Painting/ Color Field Painting
Pop Art: British and European
Pop Art and Assemblage: American
Sixties Abstraction: Post-Painterly Color Field Abstraction/ Hard-Edge Painting/ and "Op Art"
Photorealism/ New Illusionism
"Art of the Other": Feminist Art/ Afrofemcentric Art/ African-American Art
Post-minimal Art/ Earth and Site Works
Four one-hour exams.
Final Exam (not comprehensive)
VALUES GIVEN TO EACH OF THOSE REQUIREMENTS:
Final exam (not comprehensive)==15%
Class Attendance and Participation==5%
90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
59 or below = F
ADDITIONAL COURSE RESOURCES:
Your laptop computers are an essential resource for you in this class. Most important, to help you succeed, I have placed numerous study slide images onto the Web. These study slides used to be available only in carousels in the library, but you may now view them 24 hours a day, from anywhere that you can access the internet. By clicking onto my hyperlink above, under the "Course Outline" section, or from my homepage, you will access a list of all periods of art history; when you then click onto the period you wish to study, you will be taken directly to a page of thumbnail-size slide images, each with basic identification information. If you wish, you may then click onto the small images to view larger versions. This incredible resource has been used with great success by my art history students; successful students always print the thumbnail pages out, before each lecture and for additional study help later on.
DO NOT WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE BEFORE THE FIRST QUIZ OR TEST TO ACCESS THE STUDY SLIDES AND/OR PRINT UP THE THUMBNAIL PAGES. THAT WOULD BE A BIG MISTAKE. If you wait till the last minute and have trouble getting on or can't access the study slides because you waited till the last minute, that would not be considered any kind of excuse. Sooooo...DON'T WAIT PAST THIS WEEK.
(Tip: In the past, people who have NOT bothered to use the study slides have NOT generally done very well on quizzes or tests.)
Your laptops are an essential resource for you in other ways, as well. As you can see from my homepage, I have created several hyperlinked resources for you, which may be visited by simply "clicking" onto the blue titles. These include virtual museum tours, links to the great masterpieces and information about them, as well as numerous other art history resource sites. Also, you may access Gallileo for its myriad library links from my homepage.
Of course, the CSU library contains many other essential resources, such as books and periodicals, not to mention many videotapes and other resources which I will be putting on reserve for you.
GEORGIAVIEW/Desire2Learn ONLINE GRADEBOOK: ALSO, I WILL POST YOUR GRADES AS WE GO ALONG ON THE GA VIEWDesire2Learn WEBSITE. FOR YOUR BENEFIT, I WILL SET UP A GA VIEW GRADE BOOK FOR YOU BEFORE THE FIRST QUIZ. WITH THIS, YOU CAN LOOK UP YOUR GRADES ONLINE, BEFORE I PASS THEM BACK IN CLASS. TO GET THERE, GO TO https://clayton.view.usg.edu/ . WHEN YOU GET TO THAT SITE, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS IN REGARD TO YOUR LOG ON AND PASSWORD. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE, PLEASE CALL (OR VISIT) THE HUB FOR HELP.
HOW DO YOU STUDY FOR THIS COURSE?
I am glad you asked. First, this is NOT an easy course; you must study hard to succeed.
1. The exams and "quickies" will be based on the course lectures, web study slides, and the textbook assignments, as well as any class videotapes, slides or other activities in class. If I should lecture on a certain art work, and you find that work illustrated in the book or on your thumbnail study slide pages, then it would be smart to put a "star" next to that illustration, because it is more likely than others to be on the exam. PLEASE NOTE: Although the main campus of CSU requires you to buy your own exam Scantrons, I am happy to report that the Peachtree City campus of CSU will provide Scantrons to you, for each quiz and exam.
2. Besides the book illustrations, which may also be on the exam, all the other important slide images are now available for you to view on the Web, as I explained above. The hyperlink to these study slides is within the Course Outline section above, if you are reading this on-line, or from my homepage. These Study Slide Images will be very vital to you for your review and preparation for tests within the course. You really need to print these out before they are lectured on, so you can use them to help you during the lectures and use them later as flash cards for review before the quizzes and tests.
3. IMPORTANT! Please note the hyperlinks already active on my homepage that allow you immediate access to excellent art history research sources, as well as virtual museum tours, images of art works and other helpful resources.
4. If you have any questions or thoughts to share, please do feel free to come to my Peachtree City Campus office (TBA) during my office hours or email me (email@example.com).
HARD CORE STUFF:
A. In an art history or appreciation course, attendance is very important. This will count for half of your attendance/participation grade, which is 5% of your course grade. In this regard, absences are unexcused unless supported by hard-copy documentation that I determine justifiable. If any students are late to class, it is their responsibility to tell me at the end of THAT class period that they did show up, for attendance purposes. Frequent tardiness after attendance is called will also affect the Attendance grade: three unexcused tardies after roll is called will count as an absence. Leaving early will also factor in to the attendance grade. The participation portion of that grade will reflect your individual, active and positive participation in the class discussions, in your adding positively to the learning experience through relevant questions and comments. Also, the participation part of it can be no higher than the attendance part, since if one is not in class, he or she is not participating. In this regard also, no active cell phones or pagers are allowed in class. They MUST be turned off. Therefore, each time one of those goes off in class, 10% of that person's Participation grade will be deducted from the final grade.
B. If you know that you are getting married or some such thing, talk to me in advance so that you will not get behind. If you have the dreaded Cat Scratch Virus, give me a call at CCSU so that I can tell you what you missed; YOU ARE, OF COURSE, RESPONSIBLE FOR FINDING OUT WHAT YOU MISS AND FOR MAKING UP ANY ASSIGNMENTS. My email address, again, is firstname.lastname@example.org . When my office and office phone are assigned to me, I will let you know those numbers.
C. Make-up Tests: I drop the lowest quiz. If you are absent for a quiz, that is the one that will count as your lowest. If you miss more than one, however, you will have a most RADICAL problem, because no make-up quizzes are allowed, and make-up tests will be allowed ONLY in extremely exceptional cases, with documentable excuses. Also, due to my using up the more obvious questions on the initial exam, make-up exams tend to be tough cookies.
D. IN ADDITION, WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING IN OUR SYLLABI:
Disruption of the Learning Environment
Behavior which disrupts the teaching–learning process during class activities will not tolerated. While a variety of behaviors can be disruptive in a classroom setting, more serious examples include belligerent, abusive, profane, and/or threatening behavior. A student who fails to respond to reasonable faculty direction regarding classroom behavior and/or behavior while participating in classroom activities may be dismissed from class. A student who is dismissed is entitled to due process and will be afforded such rights as soon as possible following dismissal. If found in violation, a student may be administratively withdrawn and may receive a grade of WF.
A more detailed description of examples of disruptive behavior and appeal procedures is provided at:
Please come visit me in my office if you have any questions, are unsure of anything, or just want to talk about class. That is what I am there for, and...YOU ARE WELCOME! By the way, if you have a personal question, please email me directly at email@example.com . Do not simply reply to class mailings that I send to the whole class, because then you would be sending your personal question to the whole class. Thanks.
NOTE: To obtain this document in alternative format or request accommodations, contact: the Disability Services Center, at 678/466-5445 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.