"Art of the
Instructor: Dr. David Ludley
Office Number: Arts & Sciences
Web Site: http://a-s.clayton.edu/ludley
Phone (with voice mail): 678/466-4719
*PLEASE REMEMBER: BY ORDER OF THE
REGISTRAR, CSU DROPS STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SHOW UP FOR THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF A
CLASS WHETHER YOU CONTACT THE PROFESSOR OR NOT.
The Fall 2011 CRN 88876 ART 2301 meets on Monday and
Wednesday afternoons, from 5:00pm-6:15pm, in LEC (B)-14.
The Fall 2011 CRN 88877 ART 2301 meets on Monday and Wednesday evenings,
from 8:00pm-9:15pm, in LEC (B)-13.
Art: A Brief History. FOURTH EDITION, by Marilyn Stokstad (Paperback),
Pearson/Prentice Hall, Copyright 2010 ISBN 10-13-605909-0 or ISBN 13:
FIRST ASSIGNMENT (for Wednesday):
"Prehistoric Art in Europe" sections. Pages 22-35 & 37.
assignment for next Monday is "Art of the Ancient Near East"--pages 38-55)
Fall Final Exam Dates: To Be Announced
TENTATIVE OFFICE HOURS in A&S 105H:
Mondays & Wednesdays: 1:30pm-3pm & 9:15pm-10pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 2pm-3pm
AND the half hour following each Art 3401 class meeting.
A culturally diverse history and appreciation of art from
pre-historic times up to the 1500's. Aesthetic and
historical perspectives will be employed,and critical thinking
activities addressed, to enable students to communicate their
knowledge of the art periods surveyed. This is not an easy course.
There is much reading and studying.
A survey of world art from prehistoric times through approximately 1600,
viewed in both historical and contemporary perspective. Critical thinking
and communication skills are emphasized. [Note: Learning Support students
who are required to take ENGL 0099 and/or READ 0099 must exit the requirement(s)
before they can enroll in this course.] No other Pre-Requisites.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:
The objective of the course is to acquaint the student with
art and its relationship to various cultures or societies.
Painting, sculpture, and architecture will be discussed as to
their visual merits and their value as multi-cultural expressions
of specific artists functioning in various societies.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
General Education Outcomes:
- Communications Outcomes
- Critical Thinking Outcomes
- 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.
COURSE SCHEDULE I:
Quiz One: Monday, August 29.
Labor Day Holiday & Faculty Work Day: September 3-6
Biggie (Exam) One: Wednesday, September 7.
Quiz Two: Wednesday, September 21.
Biggie (Exam) Two: Wednesday, September 28.
Midterm: (Last day to withdraw, without academic penalty):
Friday, October 7.
Quiz Three: Wednesday, October 12.
Biggie (Exam) Three: Wednesday, October 19.
Quiz Four: Wednesday, November 2.
Biggie (Exam) Four: Wednesday, November 9.
Biggie (Final Exam) Five: To Be Announced by the
COURSE SCHEDULE II: COURSE OUTLINE
HYPERLINK TO STUDY SLIDE IMAGES ON WEBSITE COPY:
HERE for the hyperlink to your STUDY SLIDES
for Art 2301.
ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN ART:
ETRUSCAN AND ROMAN ART
EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART
NEO-BYZANTINE STYLE AND GOTHIC ART IN ITALY
Four one-hour exams
Final Exam (not comprehensive)
First Hour Exam 15%
Second Hour Exam 15%
Third Hour Exam 15%
Fourth Hour Exam 15%
Final Exam 15%
Average of Three Highest "Quickies" 20%
Class Attendance and Participation 5%
90 100 = A
80 89 = B
70 79 = C
60 69 = D
59 OR BELOW = F
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. All students must also obtain a CSU e-mail address.
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, 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 was used with great success by past art history
students; many even printed several of the thumbnail pages out,
for additional study help. DO NOT WAIT till just before the first
quiz to try to access and/or print out the thumbnail pages. That
would be a BIG mistake... Do it NOW. Waiting till the last minute
and complaining of not being able to get online at that point or
not knowing how to do it AT THAT POINT will not get sympathy
points or be considered any kind of excuse... You are required to use
these web study slides and will be tested on them.
(Tip: People who have NOT made use of the study slides in the
past have generally not done well on the quizes and 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. As well, you may access Gallileo for its myriad
library links from my homepage.
WEBVISTA ONLINE GRADEBOOK: ALSO, I WILL POST YOUR GRADES AS WE GO
ALONG ON THE GEORGIA VIEW WEBSITE. FOR YOUR BENEFIT, I HAVE SET UP A
GRADE BOOK FOR YOU. 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/ . THEN
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS THEY GIVE YOU. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE, PLEASE CALL (OR VISIT) THE
HUB FOR HELP.
HOW DO YOU STUDY FOR THIS COURSE?
This is not an easy course. It requires much reading (more so than
Art 2302 does) and careful
note taking from the lectures. The exams and "quickies" will be based on both
the course lectures and textbook assignments, as well as on the Web Study
Slides. If I should lecture on a certain art
work, and you find that work illustrated in the book or on the Study Slide
website, then it
would be smart to put a "star" next to that
illustration, because it is more likely than others to be on
Besides the book illustrations, which may also be on the
exam, all the other important slides are now available for
you to view on the Web, as I explained above. The Web study
images will be EXTREMELY important to you, in helping you
succeed in the course: from helping you study as we go along,
to greatly improving your effectiveness in reviewing for each
quiz and test. To be successful, you should print out the study slides as we
go along, so that you can use them as flash cards, to study for each quiz
and test. I encourage you to study these at the same
time with your friends in the class. That way, you can share
your knowledge with each other and generally do much better
than when studying alone... Also, you will want to have these slide
print-outs in front of you for each class lecture, so that you can mark the
ones I show you in class as important and so that you can follow along with
the artist's names and the titles of the works, spelled out in front of
If you have any questions or thoughts to share, please
feel free to come to my office (Arts & Sciences 105H)
during my office hours, to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or to call me at 678/466-4719
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 office number, again, is
678/466-4719; the hours when you can normally reach me will be handed out
during this class period.
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
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
At Clayton State University, we expect and support high motivation and
academic achievement. Look for Operation Study activities and programs this
semester that are designed to enhance your academic success such as study
sessions, study breaks, workshops, and opportunities to earn Study Bucks
(for use in the University Bookstore) and other items.
Please come visit me in my office (Arts & Sciences 105H)
if you have any questions, are unsure of anything, or just want
to talk. Thats what I am here for, and YOU are welcome!
Note: To obtain this document in alternative format, contact the Disability
Services Coordinator, Dr. Elaine Manglitz, Student Center 255, at 678/466-5445
or email at email@example.com.