ART F262X: History of World Art II

The Renaissance to the Present

Spring 2021

 

CRN: 32866

Credits: 3

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

 

Instructor:

 

Dr. Zoë Marie Jones

Office: Music 304

Office hours: T/Th 1-2pm, or by appointment

Telephone: 907-474-7726

Email: zjones@alaska.edu

 

Teaching Assistants:

 

LJ Evans

Office hours: By appointment

Email: ljevans@alaska.edu

 

Xochiyollotl Harbison

Office hours: By appointment

Email: xcharbison@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 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

                   

Disabilities Services:

I will work with the Office of Disability Services to provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities.

 

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Explanation of NB/I/W Grades:

 

This course adheres to the UAF regarding the granting of NB Grades The NB grade is for use only in situations in which the instructor has No Basis upon which to assign a grade. In general, the NB grade will not be granted.

Your instructor follows the University of Alaska Fairbanks Incomplete Grade Policy:

“The letter “I” (Incomplete) is a temporary grade used to indicate that the student has satisfactorily completed (C or better) the majority of work in a course but for personal reasons beyond the student’s control, such as sickness, he has not been able to complete the course during the regular semester. Negligence or indifference are not acceptable reasons for an “I” grade.”

Successful, timely completion of this course depends on committing yourself early and maintaining your effort. Failure to submit assignments in a timely manner may result in faculty-initiated Withdrawal from the course, which can result in a W on your transcript.

 

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