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AH 101 v1, Introduction to Western Art

University of Mississippi
3 credit hours 

Instructor Information:

Louise Arizzoli

Instructor name:

Louise Arizzoli, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art

Instructor Information:

Louise Arizzoli teaches a variety of art history courses for the Art and Art History department at the University of Mississippi.

She received her PhD in Art History from Indiana University in 2013, with a specialization in the history of collections in America, as well as Renaissance and Baroque European Art. She also holds an MA in art history from Indiana University and an MA from the University of Rome ìLa Sapienzaî, with a focus on museum studies.

Prior to joining the University of Mississippi in the Spring of 2013, she was Acting Curator for Western Art before 1800 at the Indiana University Art Museum.

larizzol@olemiss.edu

Contact Information:

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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students with no prior experience in the study of art to various styles of western art. Two-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography will be explored. Three-dimensional media, such as sculpture and architecture, will also be studied. Finally, the history of art will be surveyed from prehistoric art through contemporary art.

Textbook Information:

AH 101 TEXTBOOK

Gateways to Art: Understanding the Visual Arts, Second Edition

Debra J. DeWitte, Ralph M. Larmann, and M. Kathryn Shields

Thames & Hudson Available in three options, all of which include InQuizative and ebook access: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad-detail-editions.aspx?id=4294989173

  • paperback ISBN: 978-0-500-29203-7
  • looseleaf ISBN: 978-0-500-84048-1
  • ebook ISBN: 978-0-500-84057-3

Semester Midpoint Requirements:

Requirements for semester students: (Note: this does not apply to full-year students. If you are unsure of your status, the information appears in your gradebook.)

  1. Complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.
  2. Reach the midpoint of your course, as indicated on the lesson page, two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact date is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard. Any lesson assignment or exam needed to reach the midpoint, but not completed by the midpoint deadline, will receive a grade of zero.
  3. The last day to submit lessons is the last day of class per the UM Registrarís academic calendar.
  4. The final exam must be taken by the last day of finals week.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Analyze the basic vocabulary of visual elements (line, shape, light, value, color, texture, mass, space) and principles of design (proportion and scale, unity and variety, balance and rhythm, and emphasis and focal point)
  2. Recognize and discuss materials (media) used to make art
  3. Place works of art in their historical context based on a general timeline
  4. Identify different styles and movements in art.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 30 instructional modules (or lessons). *You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*
Lesson
Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester
Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz
Week 1
0
Introduction
Discussion Board, Quiz
Week 1
Part 1: Fundamentals
  • 1.1 Art in Two Dimensions: Line, Shape, and the Principle of Contrast
  • 1.2 Three-Dimensional Art: Form, Volume, Mass, and Texture
  • 1.3 Implied Depth: Value and Space
  • 1.4 Color
  • 1.5 Time and Motion
  • 1.6 Unity, Variety, and Balance
  • 1.7 Scale and Proportion
  • 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point
  • 1.9 Pattern and Rhythm
  • 1.10 Content and Analysis

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard

Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Weeks 1-4
Part 1 Course Project
Part I: Look at Art and Make Art project Submit this assignment before scheduling Course Exam 1 Weeks 1-4
Course Exam 1
This exam covers Part 1 and consists of multiple choice and essay questions.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 5
Part 2: Media and Processes
  • 2.1 Drawing
  • 2.2 Painting
  • 2.3 Printmaking
  • 2.4 Sculpture
  • 2.5 Architecture
  • 2.6 The Tradition of Craft
  • 2.7 Visual Communication Design

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard

Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Weeks 6-8
MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must complete all lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint by two weeks after the first day of midterm week.

If you are a full-year UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the next lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course Two weeks after the first day of midterm week. The exact day is posted in the Announcements section of the course in Blackboard.
Part 2: Media and Processes Cont.
  • 2.8 Photography
  • 2.9 Film/Video and Digital Art
  • 2.10 Alternative Media and Processes

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard

Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Week 9
Part 2 Course Project Part II: Analysis of artistic materials and processes project Submit this assignment before scheduling Course Exam 2 Weeks 1-9
Course Exam 2
This exam covers Part 2 and consists of multiple choice and true/false questions.
To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding
Week 10
Part 3: History
  • 3.1 The Prehistoric and Ancient Mediterranean
  • 3.2 Art of the Middle Ages
  • 3.3 Art of India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia
  • 3.4 Art of the Americas
  • 3.5 Art of Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • 3.6 Art of Renaissance and Baroque Europe (1400-1750)
  • 3.7 Art of Europe and America, 1700-1865: Rococo to Realism
  • 3.8 The Modern Aesthetic: Manet in 1863 to the American Scene in the 1930s
  • 3.9 Late Modern and Contemporary Art: From Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s to the Present Day

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard

Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Weeks 11-14
Final Part Course Project
Part III: Context and History project
Submit this assignment before scheduling the Final Exam
Weeks 1-14
Final Exam
This exam covers Part 3 and consists of multiple choice questions and essay questions.
All course work must be completed and graded before you will be eligible to sit for this exam.
Week 15

Grading Information:

The grading format is as follows:

Section Quizzes: 360 points: 60%
Exams: 150 Points (50 points each): 24%
Final project: 100 points: 16%

FAILURE TO PASS THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

Testing Information:

A student who wishes to receive credit for an Independent Study course must take all required exams under the supervision of an approved test site official (a proctor). iStudy has a testing facility (DETL, the Distance Education Testing Center at UM) to proctor tests for students in the Oxford area. Students near Tupelo, Southaven, Grenada or Booneville can use our regional campus testing centers. Other students are allowed to take tests from any approved 2 or 4 year college or university. Testing centers and public libraries can also serve as proctors, but K-12 schools are not acceptable. More information is available on the iStudy website. If you are testing in Oxford, you need to submit a test application via Register Blast. The link to Register Blast can be found at the iStudy website. If you are not testing in Oxford, you need to submit an online test application via the iStudy website.

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