Course Syllabus

Spring 2016

I. Instructor Information:

Name: Brad Luke
Phone: 601-857-3275, Art Office (leave a message)
Office Hours: By Appointment Only

II. Course Information:

Course Title: Art Appreciation
Course Number: ART 1113
Course Section: RYAC, RYAE, RYAI
Institution: Hinds Community College (Raymond Campus)
Hours: 3 credit hours
Description: A course designed to provide an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts.
Prerequisites: None

III. Course Objectives:

The student will employ an understanding of art terminology.
The student will recognize the different Elements and Principles of Art found in certain art compositions along with the completion of a collage.
The student will recognize art & artists from different historical periods.
The student will assess the ways art & artists affect our lives on a daily basis.
The student will recognize & understand the different types of art forms, media, & techniques.
The student will interpret the aesthetic qualities in works of art discovered at a gallery or museum.

IV. Textbook:

Text: Living with Art, 11th edition, Mark Getlein, ISBN: 978-00773379258

V. Instructional Techniques:

Lectures and PowerPoint presentations
Reading the textbook and discussions
Museum/Gallery visits
Lecture notes/study guides
Art projects and papers

VI. Outcome Competencies:

Module 1 - (Chapters 1 - 3) The student will develop an understanding and a working vocabulary of the role, purpose and function/s of art, of creativity and the creative process, and of art as it relates to aesthetics, symbolism, and emotions.
Module 2 - (Chapters 4 - 5) The student will develop an understanding of the visual elements and the principles of art.
Module 3 - (Chapters 6 - 10) The student will develop an understanding of art through the study of various 2-dimensional media.
Module 4 - (Chapters 11 - 13) The student will develop an understanding of art through the study of various 3-dimensional media.

VII. Methods of Evaluation: Exams, museum/gallery visit papers, art projects, and quizzes, discussions, short essays, group presentations will all be averaged to determine the final grade.

VIII. Attendance: This is not a self-paced course and attendance is mandatory. Students are allowed to miss the number of times a class meets during a week plus one day. Thus, because this class meets on M/W/F, you are allowed to miss four times. You will be sent a Notice of Absence (NOA) once you miss three days of class and you will be dropped after the fifth UNEXCUSED absence. For an absence to be excused, the student must provide written documentation from a doctor’s office, a court appearance, the hospital, etc. No absence will be excused without the written documentation. NOA’s are emailed to the student’s my.HINDS email account. You must contact me immediately after receiving a NOA or you will receive an “F” in the course. If you are having trouble with the course or have outside circumstances that are influencing your performance, please contact me. Do not wait until it is too late. Please consult the HCC catalog for more information on absences.

IX. Makeup Policy: Assignments are due on specific days. Work not submitted by the due date receives a zero; there are no exceptions to this rule. Students with excused absences will be allowed to make up the missed assignment during the specified makeup times.

X. Grading Scale:

A = 90 – 100
B = 80 – 89
C = 70 – 79
D = 60 – 69
F = below 60

XI. Academic Honesty: Students are expected to uphold the school’s standard of conduct relating to academic honesty. Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity shall be that a student's submitted work, examinations, reports, and projects must be that of the student's own work. Students shall be guilty of violating the honor code if they:

Represent the work of others as their own.
Use or obtain unauthorized assistance in any academic work.
Give unauthorized assistance to other students.
Modify, without instructor approval, an examination, paper, record, or report for the purpose of obtaining credit.
Misrepresent the content of submitted work. The penalty for violating the honor code is severe. Any student violating the honor code is subject to the guidelines identified in the Student Handbook. If a student is unclear about whether a particular situation may constitute an honor code violation, the student should meet with the instructor to discuss the situation. If a student is caught cheating or plagiarizing they will receive a zero for the assignment, possibly fail the course, and possibly be dismissed/suspended from school.

XII. ADA Statement: Hinds Community College provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for students with disabilities. Disability Services staff members verify eligibility for accommodations and work with eligible students who have self-identified and provided current documentation. Students with disabilities should schedule an appointment with the designated Disability Services staff member on their respective campus to establish a plan for reasonable, appropriate classroom accommodations.

Raymond Campus, Mark Palmer 601.857.3646
Rankin Campus, Carol McLaurin 601.936.5544
Jackson Campus – ATC, Sherman Green 601.987.8148
Jackson Campus – NAHC, Student Services 601.376.4803
Utica Campus, Michele Bouldin 601.885.7043
Vicksburg-Warren Campus, Cooper McCachren 601.629.6807

XIII. Non-Discrimination Statement: Hinds Community College offers equal education and employment opportunities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability or veteran status in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson, Vice President for the Utica and Vicksburg-Warren Campuses and Administrative Services, 34175 Hwy. 18, Utica, MS 39175; 601.885.7002.

XIV. Video Surveillance: Hinds Community College utilizes Video Surveillance Cameras in order to enhance security and personal safety on its campuses. It has been determined that use of this equipment may prevent losses and aid in the law enforcement activities of the Hinds Campus Police. To ensure the protection of individual privacy rights in accordance with the law, a formal Policy on the Use and Installation of Video Surveillance Equipment has been written to standardize procedures for the installation of this type of equipment and the handling, viewing, retention, and destruction of recorded media. Under no circumstances shall the contents of any captured audio or video recordings be exploited for purposes of profit or commercial publication, nor shall recordings be publicly distributed except as may be required by law.


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