Syllabus: Art and Wk Essay

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Syllabus
College of Humanities
HUM/266 Version 3
Art Through the Ages
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Course Description

This course will explore the developments in architecture, painting, sculpture, literature, and music are examined as processes and products of human imagination. The course will highlight artistic creativity as both a response to and a catalyst of change.

Policies

Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document.
Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Sporre, D. J. (2013). Reality through the arts (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall.

Rebold Benton, J., ed. (2005). Music for the humanities [CD]. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

MyHumanitiesKit™

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

Week One: Understanding Art and Its Role in Culture

Details
Due
Points
Objectives
1.1 Outline concerns, purposes, and functions of art.
1.2 Identify different forms of art.
1.3 Identify artistic eras in Western civilization.
Wk 1

Reading
Read the introduction of Reality Through the Arts.
Wk 1

Reading
Read Ch. 9 of Reality Through the Arts.
Wk 1

Reading
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Wk 1

Video
Week One Video Lectures
Watch the Week One Video Lectures located on the student website.

Wk 1

Participation/ In-Class Writing
Participate in class discussion; this will include an in-class writing assignment. The assignment must be completed during class to receive credit.
Wk 1
4
Learning Team Instructions
Learning Team Toolkit
Resource: Learning Team Toolkit

Complete the Learning Team Charter.
Wk 1

Individual
Function of Art Paper
Write 650-1,000 word paper in which you discuss the function of art.

Address the following in your paper:

Briefly describe your exposure to different art forms, such as painting, sculpture, music, literature, theatre, cinema, and dance.

Identify which of the different art forms from the list above are more interesting or valuable to you. Explain why and provide specific examples.

Discuss the viewpoint that art should serve some type of societal purpose or function versus the viewpoint that art should exist solely for its own sake.

Explain which viewpoint about art you personally favor and then explain why.
Your paper should have an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs that support your thesis and a conclusion.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.
Wk 1
10

Week Two: Art and Architecture in the Pre-Modern World

Details
Due
Points
Objectives
2
2.1 Describe artistic innovations associated with Greco-Roman art through medieval times.
2.2 Outline styles and dynamics of architecture.
2.3 Discuss architectural and sculptural symbolism.
Wk 2

Reading
Read Ch. 2 of Reality Through the Arts.
Wk 2

Reading
Read Ch. 3 of Reality Through the Arts.
Wk 2

Reading
Read Ch. 10 of Reality Through the Arts.
Wk 2

Reading
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Wk 2

Video
Week Two Video Lectures
Watch the Week Two Video Lectures located on the student website.
Wk 2

Participation
Participate in class discussion; this will include an in-class writing assignment. The assignment must be completed during class to receive credit.
Wk 2
4
Individual
Architecture Paper

Resource: Week Two Video Lectures

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you compare the architecture of Classical Greek temples (such as the Parthenon) and medieval…