ART F262X: History of World Art II

The Renaissance to the Present

Spring 2022

 

CRN: 35172

Credits: 3

Meeting Time: Distance, asynchronous

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, or by instructor permission

Course website: WordPress (https://art262.community.uaf.edu/) for course content, Slack for the discussion forum, and Canvas for grades and assignment submission

Instructor:

Dr. Zoë Marie Jones

Office: Music 304

Office hours: MW 10am-12pm, or by appointment

Telephone: 907-474-7726

Email: zjones@alaska.edu

Co-Instructor: Jessica Zaydak-Mangold

Office hours: by appointment

Email: jlzaydak@alaska.edu

 

Course Description:

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.

 

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

 

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 – 8%
  • 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 prompts per week) – 25%
    • Provide comprehensive responses to each discussion post: 40% each, total of 80%
    • Responding to a total of two classmates’ discussion posts each week: two posts of 10% each, total of 20%
  • General Education Assessment Project – 2%

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 (January 10-16): What is art? What is art history?

  • ONE DISCUSSION POST DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 16
  • INTRODUCTORY VIDEO DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

Week 2 (January 17-23): Early Renaissance Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 23

Week 3 (January 24-30): High Renaissance Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, JANUARY 30

Week 4 (January 31 – February 6): Venetian Renaissance Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Week 5 (February 7 – 13): Northern Renaissance Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13
  • GRANT PROPOSAL I DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Week 6 (February 14 – 20):  Mannerism

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Week 7 (February 21 – 27): Baroque Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Week 8 (February 28 – March 6): The Dutch Golden Age

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 6

Week 9 (March 7 – 13): SPRING BREAK – No Assignments Due

Week 10 (March 14 – 20): Rococo Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 20
  • GRANT PROPOSAL II DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 20

Week 11 (March 21 – 27): Neoclassicism/Romanticism

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, MARCH 27

Week 12 (March 28 – April 3): American Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 3

Week 13 (April 4 – 10): Realism and Impressionism

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 10

Week 14 (April 11 – 17): European and American Avant-Garde Art

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 17
  • GRANT PROPOSAL III DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 17
  • GENERAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT ASSIGNMENT DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 17

Week 15 (April 18 – 24): Art Between the Wars

  • TWO DISCUSSION POSTS DUE SUNDAY, APRIL 24
  • FINAL PROJECT DUE APRIL 24

Finals Week (April 25 – May 1)

  • FINAL PROJECT REFLECTION PAPER DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

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