ART F262X: History of World Art II
The Renaissance to the Present
Meeting Time: Distance, asynchronous
Course website: WordPress (https://art262.community.uaf.edu/) for course content, Slack for the discussion forum, and Canvas for grades and assignment submission
Dr. Zoë Marie Jones
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, concepts, and principles to a specific instance, style, or artistic creation
- Respond subjectively as well as objectively to aesthetic experiences and 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 and collectively.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the intellectual, imaginative, and cultural elements involved in the creative arts through participation in and study of the arts.
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:
*Click the links for more information and break down on each course requirement.
- Introductory Video – 10%
- 2 Unit Assessments (Grant Proposals for New Gallery Addition) – 20% x 2= 40%
- Final Project (Recreation Project) and 2 Posts on Final Project – 25%
- Discussion Board Participation (2 prompts per week) – 25%
- Provide comprehensive responses to each discussion post: 40% each, total of 80%
- Respond to a total of two classmates’ discussion posts each week: two posts of 10% each, total of 20%
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 below. More specific information on these assignments will be posted on the course website. All assignments must be submitted by 11:59pm 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 Canvas and heading to the grade center. Please let me know if there is a mistake as soon as possible. There is a lot to keep track of in this course and I can make mistakes.
Course Calendar: (subject to change)
* All assignments must be submitted by 12pm (midnight) on the due date.
Week 1 (June 27-July 3): Introduction and Early Renaissance Art
- TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JULY 3
- INTRODUCTORY VIDEO DUE SUNDAY, JULY 3
Week 2 (July 4-July 10): High Renaissance Art, Venetian Renaissance Art and Northern Renaissance Art
- TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JULY 10
- GRANT PROPOSAL I DUE SUNDAY, JULY 10
Week 3 (July 11-July 17): Mannerism, Baroque Art and the Dutch Golden Age
- TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JULY 17
Week 4 (July 18-July 24): Rococo Art and Neoclassicism/Romanticism
- TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JULY 24
Week 5 (July 25-July 31): American Art and Realism and Impressionism
- TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JULY 31
- GRANT PROPOSAL II DUE SUNDAY, JULY 31
Week 6 (August 1-August 7): European and American Avant-Garde Art and Art Between the Wars
- TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
- FINAL PROJECT DUE SUNDAY, AUGUST 7
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