ART F262X: History of World Art II
The Renaissance to the Present
Meeting Time: Distance, asynchronous
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, or by instructor permission
Course website: WordPress (https://art261.community.uaf.edu/) for course content, Slack for the discussion forum, and Blackboard for grades and assignment submission
Dr. Zoë Marie Jones
Office: Music 304
Office hours: T/Th 1-2pm, or by appointment
Office hours: By appointment
Office hours: By appointment
This class counts as an ARTS General Education Requirement.
From the course catalogue:
Origins of art and its development from the beginning through contemporary painting, sculpture and architecture. ART F261 – 262 may be taken in reverse order; however, course content is presented in a chronological sequence beginning with fall semester. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. (3+0)
This course is an introduction to the styles, major figures, and masterpieces of the history of world art from the Renaissance to the present. The course focuses on analyzing works of art in order to explore the relationship between artistic production and cultural phenomena. We will examine art’s connections and relationships to religious and governmental institutions, private patrons, art markets, contemporary art criticism, philosophies of art, and the concept of the artist as a conduit for individual expression. The course will also acquaint you with a variety of approaches for critically thinking and writing about visual culture.
Learn to recognize and analyze key styles, artists and concepts of art from throughout the history of art. Gain an understanding of the relationship works of art have to their larger cultural, historical and social contexts. Become familiar with major concepts and methods of the discipline of art history.
Student Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Apply discipline-specific vocabulary and central discipline-specific concepts and principles to a specific instance, literary work or artistic creation
- Respond subjectively as well as objectively to aesthetic experiences and will differentiate between emotional and intellectual responses
- Explain the nature and scope of the perspectives and contributions found in a particular discipline within the Arts and Humanities as related to the human experience, both individually (theirs) and collectively.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual, imaginative, and cultural elements involved in the creative arts through their (or, “as a result of their”) participation in and study of drama, music, studio art and/or creative writing.
Course Readings/Materials: All course content can be found on the course website
Technical Requirements: Because of the online nature of the course, students are required to have easy access to a computer with word processing capabilities and regular access to the internet.
Course Requirements and Grading Information:
- Introductory Video – 10%
- 3 Unit Assessments (Grant Proposals for New Gallery Addition) – 15% x 3= 45%
- Final Project (Recreation Project) and 2 Posts on Final Project – 20%
- Discussion Board Participation (2 posts per week) – 25%
Grades will be calculated using a standard 100-point scale and all assignments will be graded out of 100 points (eg: A+= 98-100, A=93-98, A- =90-92, etc.). Final grades will be weighted based on the percentages associated with the assignments above.
Assignments: The due dates for assignments are noted on the course schedule at the bottom of the syllabus. Additional information on these assignments will be posted on the course website. All assignments must be submitted by 12pm on the due date. It is the student’s responsibility to submit these assignments on time. Late assignments will be docked ½ letter grade for each day the assignment is delayed.
How to check your grade: You can check your grade by accessing our course on Blackboard and heading to the grade center. Please let us know if there is a mistake as soon as possible. There is a lot to keep track of in this course and we can make mistakes.
Course Calendar: (subject to change)
* All assignments must be submitted by 12pm (midnight) on the due date.
Week 1 (January 11 – 17): What is art? What is art history?
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
INTRODUCTORY VIDEO DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 17
Week 2 (January 18 – 24): Early Renaissance Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 24
Week 3 (January 25 – 31): High Renaissance
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 31
Week 4 (February 1 – 7): Venetian Renaissance Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
GRANT PROPOSAL 1 DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
Week 5 (February 8 – 14): Northern Renaissance Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Week 6 (February 15 – 21): Mannerism
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21
Week 7 (February 22 – 28): Baroque Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Week 8 (March 1 – 7): Dutch Golden Age
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 7
Week 9 (March 8 – 14): SPRING BREAK – No Assignments Due
Week 10 (March 14 – 21): Rococo Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 21
GRANT PROPOSAL 2 DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 21
Week 11 (March 22 – 28): Neoclassicism/Romanticism
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 28
Week 12 (March 29 – April 4): American Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 4
Week 13 (April 5 – 11): Realism and Impressionism
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 11
Week 14 (April 12 – 18): European Avant-Garde Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 18
GRANT PROPOSAL 3 DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 25
Week 15 (April 19 – 25): Post-World War II Art
TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 25
FINAL PROJECT DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 25
FINAL PROJECT REFLECTION PAPER DUE, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28.
May 3: FINAL DAY FOR ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION
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