NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Art Appreciation

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Art Appreciation
    B. Course Number: AR 113 - 30001
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: T Th 11:00:00 AM - 12:15:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Hutchison, Casie
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: chutchison@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: BUC241
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    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.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    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.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Preble's ARTFORMS, 11th Edition
    Author: Patrick Frank, ISBN-13: 978-0205968114; Pearson Prentice-Hall Publishing

    Suggested:
    None.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Grading is based on attendance and participation in class, assignments, and exams.

    Assignments = 35%
    Tests=65%

    At the end of the semester, the lowest grade will be dropped.



    Late work: Students must notify me within ONE WEEK of missing a deadline in order to make up the assignment or test and receive credit.



    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 - 50 = F
    Course requires a final exam.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT
  11. I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

    II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

    III. Canvas Technical Requirements

    IV. Technology Requirements for Students: A Desktop or Laptop that is no more than five years old, has at least Windows 7 or MAC OSX 10.6 with 1 GB of memory, 2.4 GHz Processor, has a webcam and a microphone. The Internet speed is between 5 to 10 Mbps per second.

    V. Technical and Academic Support

    Call the 24/7 Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available.

    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.

  12. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Office hours by appointment. Email chutchison@nmjc.edu to schedule an appointment

  13. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    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 specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend 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.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    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.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    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
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. 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 www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  14. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  15. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  16. FINALS SCHEDULE
  17. COURSE OUTLINE

    DAY DATE IN CLASS ASSIGNMENT
    TU 8/20 Course overview READ CH 1
    TH 8/22 CH 1 lecture READ CH 2

    TU 8/27 CH 2 lecture
    TH 8/29 CH 2 lecture READ CH 3

    TU 9/3 CH 3 lecture
    TH 9/5 CH 3 lecture

    TU 9/10 QUIZ #1 - (CH 1-3) READ CH 4
    TH 9/12 CH 4 lecture READ CH 5

    TU 9/17 CH 5 lecture
    TH 9/19 QUIZ #2 (CH 4-5) READ CH 15

    TU 9/24 CH 15 lecture
    TH 9/26 CH 15 lecture READ CH 16

    TU 10/1 CH 16 lecture
    TH 10/3 CH 16 lecture

    TU 10/8 QUIZ #3 (CH 15-16) READ CH 17
    TH 10/10 CH 17 lecture READ CH 18

    TU 10/15 CH 18 lecture
    TH 10/17 CH 18 lecture

    TU 10/22 QUIZ #4 (CH 17-18) READ CH 19
    TH 10/24 CH 19 lecture READ CH 20

    TU 10/29 CH 20 lecture
    TH 10/31 CH 20 lecture

    TU 11/5 QUIZ #5 (CH 19-20) READ CH 21
    TH 11/7 NO CLASS

    TU 11/12 CH 21 lecture Read CH 22
    TH 11/14 CH 22 lecture CRITIQUE

    TU 11/19 CRITIQUE DRAFT 1
    TH 11/21 QUIZ #6 (CH 21-22)

    TU 11/26 CRITIQUE FINAL
    TH 11/28 THANKSGIVING

    TU 12/3 REVIEW FOR FINAL
    TH 12/5 TO BE DISCUSSED

    TU 12/10 FINAL EXAM