Art Appreciation


  2. A. Course Title: Art Appreciation
    B. Course Number: AR 113 - 10863
    C. Semester: Spring 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Kaufman, Dustin
    G. Office: Mary Hagelstein Instructional Arts Center (AC) 105A
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2736
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 12:00:00 PM-02:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);4:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-10:30:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);4:00:00 PM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
    (Virtual message feedback response time approximately 24 hrs. Grade posts approximately 120 hrs.)
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual

    This is a general course on art appreciation. Open to all college students, it covers the analysis of art elements and principles as applied to various forms of visual expression including painting, drawing, sculpture, and architecture. This course will develop for the student awareness and appreciation of art through film and video, presentations, classroom assignments, and active student participation in class discussions. This is a three credit hour course.


    This is a general course in art appreciation, which may transfer to schools offering similar programs. It is recommended that the student check with the receiving institution if they intend to transfer.



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    1. You must have the Text
    2. You must have a reliable computer and Internet connection
    3. You need access to a digital camera for some assignments


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    Students will receive graded feedback on an introductory discussion, Student profile , and academic honesty assignment within the first two weeks of class. Grades will be posted in the course Canvas course shell by the end of the second full week of class.

    Grading is based on participation in weekly on-line class discussions and in the submission of assignments. (1100 possible points)
    350 pts. Discussion Board
    280 pts. Assignments, Essays, Internet Activities
    80 pts. Art notes
    40 pts. Create Art
    350 pts. Final Exam

    All assignments are due on the due date. Only in extreme emergency situations and with the teachers approval may missed work be made up.

    Grades are averaged using a point system as explained in each assignment.
    90 - 100 = A
    80 - 89 = B
    70 - 79 = C
    60 - 69 = D
    0 - 59 = F
    Course requires a final exam.

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

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    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.


    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Through participation in the course the student should develop an understanding and appreciation of the arts through processes including identification, description, analysis and expression of personal views and interpretations of art.

    Students will analyze and critically interpret significant and primary texts and/or works of art (this includes fine art, literature, music, theatre, and film.)

    Students will compare art forms, modes of thought and expression, and processes across a range of historical periods and/or structures (such as political, geographic, economic, social, cultural, religious, and intellectual).

    Students will recognize and articulate the diversity of human experience across a range of historical periods and/or cultural perspectives.

    Students will draw on historical and/or cultural perspectives to evaluate any or all of the following: contemporary problems/issues, contemporary modes of expression, and contemporary thought.


    At the completion of the course it is expected the student should:
    • evaluate criteria that define art
    • be acquainted with the functions and purposes of art in various world civilizations
    • have developed an understanding of how art is part of our existence and how art-making is intrinsic to human nature
    • have become aware of the philosophy of aesthetics
    • use terminology to describe the characteristics of works of art
    • identify the visual elements as the foundation of an artwork
    • built a vocabulary of art with the ability to verbalize what is seen in works of art
    • Develop knowledge about how an artist can utilize the visual elements to portray an idea, evoke a feeling, and appeal to the viewer
    • evaluate and criticize artwork in the text and in their surroundings both now and through life
    • have a greater awareness of careers within the art world


    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at


    Online office hours via Canvas Mail: Monday & Thursday: 7-8 PM (MST)


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    AR 113 Spring 2019 second H/T

    March 11, 2019---8:00 AM
    Course Begins

    March 13, 2019---11:59PM
    Module 00 Closes--- Intro. Discussion, Student Profile, Academic Honesty Due

    March 19, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 1: The Nature of Art And Creativity
    Module 01 Closes---3 Discussions Due

    March 19, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 2: The Purpose and Functions of Art
    Module Two Closes---2 Discussions, Art notes, Internet activities Due

    March 26, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 3,4,5 : Visual Elements/ Principles of Design /Evaluating Art
    Module Three Closes---2 Discussions, Art notes Due

    March 26, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 11,14: Design Principles/ Architecture
    Module Four Closes---Discussion, Art Notes, Photo Assignment, URL Activity Due

    April 2, 2019 ---11:59 PM Chapter 6: Drawing
    Module Five Closes---Discussion, Art Notes, 2 Drawing Activities Due

    April 2, 2019 ---11:59 PM Chapter 14: From The Earliest Art To The Bronze Age
    Module Six Closes---2 Discussions, Art Notes, Ch. Questions, Essay Due

    April 9, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 16: The Classical and Medieval West
    Module Seven Closes---2 Discussions, Essay Due

    April 9, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 17: Renaissance and Baroque Europe
    Module Eight Closes---2 Discussions, Art notes Due

    April 16, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 18: Traditional Arts of Asia
    Module Nine Closes---2 Discussions, Research Paper Due

    April 16, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 19: The Islamic World
    Module Ten Closes---2 Discussions, Essay Activity Due

    April 23, 2019---11:59 PM Chapter 20: The Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
    Module Eleven Closes---2 Discussions, Essay Activity Due

    April 23, 2019---11:59 PM Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5 Evaluation and Critique Review
    Module Twelve Closes--- 2 Discussions, Essay Activity Due

    April 30, 2019---11:59 PM Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5 Evaluation and Critique Review
    Module Thirteen Closes---2 Discussions Due

    April 30, 2019---11:59 PM Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5 Evaluation and Critique Review
    Module Fourteen Closes---2 Discussions Due

    May 10, 2019---11:59 PM
    Final Exam Closes