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									SPRING SEMESTER 2008 SYLLABUS Art History II ART 204 Sec. 01 Instructor Office Hours Office Location E-mail Phone Number Academic Division Phone Course Description L. Dennis Sears Posted Wallace 103-A 549-8381 549-8278
Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts: the book of their deeds, the book of their words, and the book of their art. Not one of these can be understood unless we read the two others. However, one of the three, the only trustworthy one, is the last - John Ruskin

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This course covers a study of the major examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance to the Modern periods. Students should gain an understanding of the major movements and tendencies in Western art from the late 1200s to the present and of the close relationship between art and the society in which it is produced. 3 TTh / 0800-0915 This course is taught in the classroom. Technology will be used as ancillary learning tools, i.e. WebCT, Tegrity Wallace 103 None Janson- History of Art; seventh edition Note taking instruments (i.e. pencil/pen and paper, laptop, recording device) None required

As assigned The student will learn about: A. Art forms by time period B. Art forms by style characteristics C. The descriptive analysis and critiquing process D. The chronological sequence of art in history E. Effective art history terminology F. Iconography as it relates to specific styles and periods Course Objectives G. The impact of social, political, and economic changes on the arts (comparison of past and present purposes) H. Art elements and the principles of design I. Artists and their influences

SPRING SEMESTER 2008 SYLLABUS Art History II ART 204 Sec. 01 J. Cultural and global changes in art K. The use of technology in relationship to the arts
JANUARY 10 - Introduction 15 - Early Renaissance 17 - Early Renaissance North 22 - Late Renaissance 24 - Northern Renaissance 29 - Venice/ Mannerism 31 – Baroque FEBRUARY 05 - EXAM ONE (Ear. Ren.- Mannerism) 07 - Baroque 12 - Rococo 14 - Romanticism 19 - Realism/ Impressionism 21 - Photography 26 - Post Impressionism 28 - EXAM TWO (Baroque- Post Imp.) MARCH 04 - Fauvism/ German Expressionism 06 - NO CLASS (Professional Development) 11 - Cubism/ Early Modern 13 - Dada/ Surrealism 18 - Mondrian et. al. 20 – “ 27 - EXAM THREE (Fauvism- Mondrian, etc.) APRIL 01 – Abstract Expressionism/ Pop Art 03 - Minimalism 08 - Earth Works 10 - Postmodern 14-18 - NO CLASS (Spring Break) 22 - “ 24 - “ 29 - MAKE UP TESTS (LAST DAY TO WITHDRAW) MAY 01 - EXAM FOUR (Ab Ex- Postmodern) (Thursday, 0800)

Course Outline

Course Due Dates

Exam One – February 05 Exam Two – February 28 Exam Three – March 27 Exam Four – May 01

Evaluation and Assessment Activities Exam I Exam II Number of Points 100 points 100 points

SPRING SEMESTER 2008 SYLLABUS Art History II ART 204 Sec. 01 100 points Exam III 100 points Exam IV Total Points 400 points Add all scores you earned in the chart above. Divide by 400. This is your percentage grade. Letter grades will be assigned as follows: Percentage Grade Letter Grade 90-100 A 80-89 B 70-79 C 60-69 D 59 and below F GSCC Policy - Make up work MAY be provided at the discretion and convenience of the instructor. Unless arranged otherwise, make-up exams will be given the final day of class. Devices of this type should be silent and never visible during class time.

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Make-up Policy

Use of Non-Class Electronic Devices Common College The Standard College Policies apply to all classes at the college and are a part of every official course syllabus; each student receives a copy when he Instructional or she completes the vehicle registration/waiver procedure. It is also Policies available from the College website, under the link for Quick Links and School Wide Policies or directly accessed with the document located at It is the responsibility of the student to have a copy of these policies and to abide by them. This class syllabus is intended to give further detail about the policies and expectations in each specific class.

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