ART F262X: History of World Art II

The Renaissance to the Present

Fall 2020

 

CRN: 75092

Credits:

Meeting Time: Distance, asynchronous

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, or by instructor permission

Course website: WordPress (https://art262.community.uaf.edu/), Blackboard, and Slack

 

Instructor: Allison Zhang

Office: Music 301

Office hours: By appointment only

Telephone: (405) 414-4567

Email: aszhang@alaska.edu

 

Course Description: 

 

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 20th century. 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. 

 

Course Goals:

 

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 (https://art262.community.uaf.edu/).  Our class discussions will be hosted on Slack.  Grades and announcements will be hosted on our course Blackboard site.

 

Technical Requirements: Because of the online nature of the course, students are required to have access to a computer with word processing capabilities and reliable access to the Internet. 

 

Course Requirements and Grading Information:

  • Introductory Video – 10%
  • 3 Unit Assessments (Grant Proposals for New Gallery Addition) – 10% x 3 = 30%
  • Final Project (Recreation Project) and 2-page Reflection Paper – 20%
  • Discussion Board Participation (2 posts per week) – 40%

Grades will be calculated using a standard 100-point scale and all assignments will be graded out of 100 points (eg: A+ = 97-100, A = 92-96, A- = 90-91, 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. More specific information on these assignments will be posted on the course website. Please email completed grant proposals to me at aszhang@alaska.edu.  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 Blackboard 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)

 

Week 1 (August 24 – 30):  What is art?  What is art history?

ONE DISCUSSION POST DUE SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

ONE POST OF INTRODUCTORY VIDEO DUE SUNDAY, AUGUST 30

 

Week 2 (August 31 – September 6):  Early Renaissance

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

 

Week 3 (September 7 – 13):  High Renaissance

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 

Week 4 (September 14 – 20):  Venetian Renaissance

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

 

Week 5 (September 21 – 27):  Northern Renaissance

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

FIRST GRANT PROPOSAL DUE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

 

Week 6 (September 28 – October 4):  Mannerism

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

 

Week 7 (October 5 – 11):  Baroque

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11

 

Week 8 (October 12 – 18):  Dutch Golden Age

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18

 

Week 9 (October 19 – 25): Rococo

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

SECOND GRANT PROPOSAL DUE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25

 

Week 10 (October 26 – November 1):  Neoclassicism and Romanticism

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1

 

Week 11 (November 2 – 8):  American Art

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8

 

Week 12 (November 9 – 15):  Realism and Impressionism 

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15

 

Week 13 (November 16 – 22):  European and North American Art before WWI

TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

THIRD GRANT PROPOSAL DUE SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22

 

Week 14 *Thanksgiving Break*

NO ASSIGNMENTS DUE THIS WEEK; WORK ON FINAL PROJECTS

 

Week 15, Last week of instruction (November 30 – December 6):  Art Between World Wars

ONE DISCUSSION POST DUE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

ONE POST OF YOUR FINAL PROJECT DUE SUNDAY,  DECEMBER 6

 

Finals Week (December 7 – 12)

FINAL PROJECT REFLECTION PAPER DUE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9

 

**LAST DAY FOR ASSIGNMENT SUBMISSION:  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9**

 

Academic Integrity:

As described by UAF, scholastic dishonesty constitutes a violation of the university rules and regulations and is punishable according to the procedures outlined by UAF. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on an exam, plagiarism, and collusion. Cheating includes providing answers to or taking answers from another student. Plagiarism includes use of another author’s words or arguments without attribution. Collusion includes unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work for fulfillment of any course requirement. Scholastic dishonesty is punishable by removal from the course and a grade of “F.” For more information go to the Student Code of Conduct: http://uaf.edu/usa/student-resources/conduct

 

Writing Assistance: 

The Writing Center in the UAF English Department is available for help with writing assignments. Hours and location can be found at: http://www.alaska.edu/english/studentresources/writing

 

Health and Safety:

The Department of Art will endeavor to comply with the intent of state laws or acts and the university health and safety policies in an effort to maintain a safe academic and working environment for students, staff, and faculty.  Please be aware of the locations of fire alarms, exits, and evacuation routes. 

 

Safe and Effective Learning Environment: 

The Department of Art will endeavor to comply with university policies prohibiting sexual harassment and supporting Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination.  Therefore, intimidating, harassing, and disruptive behavior in the classroom and studio will not be tolerated.

 

Students with Disabilities: 

The UAF Office of Disability Services, a part of UAF’s Center for Health and Counseling, provides academic accommodations to enrolled students who are identified as being eligible for these services. The Office of Disability Services implements the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and ensures that UAF students have equal access to the campus and course materials. As the instructor of this course, I will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities. 

 

If you believe you are eligible, please visit the web site at www.uaf.edu/disability, or contact by phone 907.474.5655, or by e-mail uaf-disabilityservices@alaska.edu.

 

Title IX Protection:

University of Alaska Board of Regents have clearly stated in BOR Policy that discrimination, harassment and violence will not be tolerated on any campus of the University of Alaska. For more information please visit https://uaf.edu/titleix.

 

If you believe you are experiencing discrimination or any form of harassment including sexual harassment/misconduct/assault, you are encouraged to report that behavior.  If you report to a faculty member or any university employee, they must notify the UAF Title IX Coordinator about the basic facts of the incident.

 

Your choices for reporting include: 

  1. You may access confidential counseling by contacting the UAF Health & Counseling Center at 474-7043; 
  2. You may access support and file a Title IX report by contacting the UAF Title IX Coordinator at 474-6600; 
  3. You may file a criminal complaint by contacting the University Police Department at  474-7721.

 

UAF Covid-19 Policy:

Students should keep up-to-date on the university’s policies, practices, and mandates related to

COVID-19 by regularly checking this website:

https://sites.google.com/alaska.edu/coronavirus/uaf/uaf-students?authuser=0

Further, students are expected to adhere to the university’s policies, practices, and mandates

and are subject to disciplinary actions if they do not comply.