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Art Appreciation

Course Details

Course Number
Art 1413
Section Number
Art 1413
Spring 2018
Fain Fine Arts Center
Classroom Number
Gary Goldberg (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

Winter Mini-term 2018 CRN # 21467 ART 1413 WX1 Art Appreciation Goldberg

Please note this is a MINI TERM December 18, 2017 – January 5, 2018



Gary Goldberg, Professor of Art

(940) 782- 0884

Use this email as back up you should contact me through D2L under the private mail icon


Office Hours: MFW 8:30 am 12:00 pm. I will answer email and telephone during these times.


Technical Problems: Contact Online Problem Reporting System



1.     Henry M. Sayre, A World of Art, Eighth Edition

This is compulsorily for this class!


ISBN-10: 0134081803

Pearson Prentice


2.     Access code for Revel. This is compulsorily for this class!


Textbook and Revel access are required the first day of class. You have three options for purchasing your course materials:

·       purchase your textbook and access code from the MSU bookstore

·       purchase a textbook ebook format and Revel access code online from Pearson

·       purchase a used, printed, textbook and purchase an access code to Revel Click Register : Student

Accessing Course Materials

Please make sure you do a browser tune-up check both in MWSU’s D2L site and in Revel site! This is very IMPORTANT

Course materials are available on Desire2Learn (D2L) and on Revel.

1.     To access D2L, go the MWSU homepage and click on the link for online courses, make sure you do a browser check for D2L

2.     To access Revel do the following:

o   Make sure you do a browser check for Revel

o   Go to Revel

o   Click Register > Student

o   Search for our class:

o    Art Appreciation Goldberg Winter Mini

o   Use your access code (which you purchased) the the first time you login

Use the following instructor code to access Revel the first time you login:

Section Code

ART 1413 WX1

Course Description

This course is an introductory course in Art Appreciation.  The course is designed to expose students to the world of art including artists, art processes and media, art history, the creative process, and the elements and principles of design.  It is important that you read your book and take the tests on the correct dates, please be proactive for this course. To be successful in this class, you must be self-motivated, disciplined, and make use of 3 resources:  (1) the primary source of information is the course textbook.  I repeat:  You will not pass this course unless you buy the textbook and read it diligently.  (2) On D2L, you can access your syllabus and test schedule (this document), the 5 mandatory tests that will make up the majority of your grade, gradebook, discussion board, and email. (3) On Revel, you can access learning objectives; key concepts and a study plan for each chapter, review materials, and mandatory practice Quizzes

Course Requirements

Major Tests: 5 tests (83% of your final grade). Taken in D2L.  Each test will cover new chapters; there is no cumulative test at the end of the class. 

o   You need access to the Internet (D2L) to take the tests.

o   Tests must be taken on the assigned dates.

o   You have a 2-day window to take each examine: Thursday & Friday

o   Each test has fifty questions, all multi-choice. 

o   You have sixty minutes to complete each test: once you login you must complete the test in the time frame.  If you take longer then sixty minutes that portion of your test will not count.


Practice Quizzes: 27 practice tests (17% of your final grade).  Taken in Revel. You earn credit for taking the practice tests in Revel: 3.7 points for each practice test taken (grade on practice test does not count; completing the practice tests count.) There is one additional practice test that you may take for extra credit.


Location of Quizzes

Once you have logged into Revel direct you attention to the upper left side headings. You will take all 27 Chapters quizzes.


Assignments and due dates

Please note you will be taking two tests in D2L each week and one test the last week!

December 21, 22, In D2L, Test #1 & #2 Chapters 1-15

December 28, 29, In D2L,Test #3 & #4, Chapters 16-20

January 3 & 4, In D2L, Test #5, Chapters 21-27


Practice tests (Revel) Take practice quizzes 1-7 before taking test 1

Test #1: (D2L) December 21, 22, 2017

Chapter 1 Discovering a World of Art

Chapter 2 Developing Visual Literacy    

Chapter 3 Line                                        

Chapter 4 Space and Space                                      

Chapter 5 Light and Color 

Chapter 6 Texture, Time, Motion                     

Chapter 7 The Principles of Design        


Practice tests (Revel)) Take practice quizzes 8-15 before taking test 2

Test # 2: (D2L) December 21, 22, 2017

Chapter 8        Drawing                                 

Chapter 9        Painting                           

Chapter 10      Drawing                                  

Chapter 11      Photography and Time-based Media                         

Chapter 12      Sculpture                    

Chapter 13      The Crafts Media

Chapter 14      Architecture                            

Chapter 15      The Design Profession



Practice tests (Revel)) Take practice quizzes 16-20 before taking test 3

Test #3: (D2L) December 28, 29, 2017

Chapter 16      The Ancient World                 

Chapter 17      The Age of Faith                    

Chapter 18      Renaissance through Baroque



Practice tests (Revel)) Take practice quizzes 19-20 before taking test 4

Test #4: (D2L) December 28, 29, 2017

Chapter 19      The 18th and 19th Centuries    

Chapter 20      From 1900 to Present   



Practice tests (Revel)) Take practice quizzes 21-27 before taking test 5

Test #5: (D2L) January 4, 5, 2018

Chapter 21     The Spiritual Belief

Chapter 22     The Cycle of Life

Chapter 23      Love and Sex

Chapter 24     The Body, Gender, and Identity

Chapter 25     The Individual and Cultural Identity

Chapter 26     Power

Chapter 27     Science, Technology, and the Environment



Weekly assignments: Work on reading all chapters! Work on practice quizzes in Revel




The Americans with Disabilities Act

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Final Exam 01/05/2018 all day
Submission Format Policy Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.
Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

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Writing Proficiency Requirement

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Campus Carry

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