Art Appreciation

Course Details

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Fall 2010
Fain Fine Arts Center
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Days & Times

Tuesday/Thursday 11:00-12:20

Ms. Debra Greenway (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

1. To introduce you to the visual arts through the study of the artists who create the art, the context of works of art, art history, the creative process, studio techniques, principles of  design, elements of art, etc.;

2. To encourage your acquisition of the proper vocabulary for communication of these aspects of the visual arts;

3. To introduce you to selected works of art;

4. To stimulate your interest in a continued program of self education in the visual arts in the pursuit of a higher quality of life;

5. To allow you experience accessing information from a variety of sources, i.e. textbook, discussions with others, internet, etc.

Course Expectations

  1. 3-5 Multiple choice and short answer exams including the final exam. There will be an in class review and/or handout before each test. You can get a copy of the instructors PowerPoints if you bring a flash drive to class.
  2. Self-portrait collage using images that reflect interests, characteristics, etc. of you, the artist!
  3. Other possible assignments will be announced as necessary.
  4. Attendance, attention, and participation can affect your grade. “In class” projects may be used to add to a participation grade. Excessive absences may result in the lowering of your grade or of you being dropped from the class.

Grading Standards

The final grade will be an average of the test exams, the self-portrait collage and the in class participation grade. (Other assignments may be added during the semester.)

Final Exam

12/07/2010 10:30 - 12:30

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

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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.

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Writing Proficiency Requirement

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