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ART HIST 1AA3 INTRO. HISTORY OF ART

Academic Year: Spring/Summer 2014

Term: 1

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Prof. Sally McKay

Email: smckay@mcmaster.ca

Office: Togo Salmon Hall 417

Phone: 905-525-9140 x 23675

Office Hours: Mondays, 3:10-4:10 pm



Course Objectives:

This course provides students with an introduction to major periods, styles and movements in the history of art. Students are expected to absorb factual information and develop a coherent and critical understanding of the themes addressed in the lectures. As the course progresses students should also be prepared to encounter a range of terminology specific to the field of art history, as well as contextual and thematic information about art historical movements and period styles. Students will be responsible for familiarizing themselves with these terms (as they arise) and employing them in their own writing during the course.

Students are required to attend all lectures and take thorough notes; complete all required readings and hand in all tests and assignments on time. Late submissions of tests and assignments are not acceptable (see policy on late/and or missed work below).


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren, Art History, Combined Volume (5th Edition), (Prentice Hall, 2014). Text available at Titles, the McMaster University bookstore. An eText-only version of the book is also available — access codes purchased through Titles. This is a digital rental for a limited time.

NOTE: Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren, Art History, Combined Volume (4th Edition) is also acceptable. Assigned readings for both editions are listed below.


Method of Assessment:

The final grade for this course will derive from four modes of evaluation. There will be ten in-class assignments, one quiz, one essay and a final examination. The dates and deadlines for each are listed below.

 

Ten In-Class Assignments: 10%

Short assignments will be given in 10 classes, 1 point each for a total of 10 points

NOTE: there will be no make-ups nor extensions for these in-class assignments

 

Quiz: 25%

30 minute quiz, in-class, May 21

 

Essay (& Observation Notes): 35%

Due in class June 9

 

Final Exam: 30%

2 hour written exam, in class, June 18

 

Details on the quiz, the essay and the exam will be discussed in class and guidelines will be posted on Avenue to Learn. It is your responsibility to be familiar with all guidelines, procedures and requirements.


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

It is the responsibility of each student to attend exams and meet the requirements of submission for coursework. Missed in-class assignments, quizzes and exams will automatically be assigned a grade of 0. A penalty of one full letter grade will be imposed for every academic day essays are late. Exceptions to this policy will only be made in specific instances where a student is eligible to file a McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF).

 

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

This is a self-reporting tool for undergraduate students to report absences DUE TO MINOR MEDICAL SITUATIONS that last up to 5 days and provides the ability to request accommodation for any missed academic work. Please note, this tool cannot be used during any final examination period. You may submit a maximum of 1 Academic Work Missed request per term. It is YOUR responsibility to follow up with your Instructor immediately (NORMALLY WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS) regarding the nature of the accommodation. If you are absent for reasons other than medical reasons, for more than 5 days, or exceed 1 request per term, you MUST visit your Associate Dean's Office/Faculty Office). You may be required to provide supporting documentation. This form should be filled out immediately when you are about to return to class after your absence.


Please Note the Following Policies and Statements:

Academic Dishonesty

You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process. Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behaviour can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.

It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity

The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

  1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one’s own or for which other credit has been obtained.
  2. Improper collaboration in group work.
  3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

Email correspondence policy

It is the policy of the Faculty of Humanities that all email communication sent from students to instructors (including TAs), and from students to staff, must originate from each student’s own McMaster University email account. This policy protects confidentiality and confirms the identity of the student.  Instructors will delete emails that do not originate from a McMaster email account.

Modification of course outlines

The University reserves the right to change dates and/or deadlines etc. for any or all courses in the case of an emergency situation or labour disruption or civil unrest/disobedience, etc. If a modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with an explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. Any significant changes should be made in consultation with the Department Chair.

McMaster Student Absence Form (MSAF)

In the event of an absence for medical or other reasons, students should review and follow the Academic Regulation in the Undergraduate Calendar Requests for Relief for Missed Academic Term Work. Please note these regulations have changed beginning Fall 2015. You can find information at mcmaster.ca/msaf/. If you have any questions about the MSAF, please contact your Associate Dean's office.

Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities

Students who require academic accommodation must contact Student Accessibility Services (SAS) to make arrangements with a Program Coordinator. Academic accommodations must be arranged for each term of study. Student Accessibility Services can be contacted by phone 905-525-9140 ext. 28652 or e-mail sas@mcmaster.ca. For further information, consult McMaster University's Policy for Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities.

Academic Accommodation for Religious, Indigenous and Spiritual Observances

Students requiring academic accommodation based on religion and spiritual observances should follow the procedures set out in the Course Calendar or by their respective Faculty. In most cases, the student should contact his or her professor or academic advisor as soon as possible to arrange accommodations for classes, assignments, tests and examinations that might be affected by a religious holiday or spiritual observance.


Topics and Readings:

(All readings are taken from the course text — Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren, Art History, Combined Volume, 5th Edition or 4th Edition)

May 5 & 7

Introduction

5th Edition and 4th Edition: p.XXI / pp.XXII-XXV / pp. XXVI-XLI

 

Ancient Near East, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece

5th Edition and 4th Edition: Chapters 2, 3, 5

 

May 12 & 14

Ancient Greece continued and Ancient Rome

5th Edition and 4th Edition: Chapters 5, 6

 

Jewish, Early Christian, Byzantine and Islamic

5th Edition: Chapters 7, 8, 9

4th Edition: Chapters 7, 8

 

Early Medieval Art in Europe, 14th Century Art in Europe

5th Edition: Chapters 15, 18

4th Edition: Chapters 14, 17

 

May 19 -No Class

 

May 21

Quiz in class (25%)

 

15th Century Art in Northern Europe,

5th Edition: Chapter 19

4th Edition: Chapter 18

 

May 26 & 28

Renaissance Art in 15th and 16th Century Italy

5th Edition: Chapters  20, 21

4th Edition: Chapters 19, 20

 

Art of the Americas

5th Edition: Chapters 13, 27

4th Edition: Chapters 12, 26

 

June 2 & 4

Baroque:17th Century Art in Europe

5th Edition: Chapter 23

4th Edition: Chapter 22

 

Neo-Classicism & Romanticism:18th and Early 19th Century Art in Europe

5th Edition: Chapter 30

4th Edition: Chapter 29

 

June 9 & 11

Essay (& Observation Notes) due in class June 9 (35%)

 

Mid-late 19th Century Art in Europe & United States,  Modern Art in Europe and the Americas

5th Edition: Chapters 31, 32

4th Edition: Chapters 30, 31

 

African Art

5th Edition: Chapters 14, 29

4th Edition: Chapters 13, 28

 

June 16

The International Scene since 1950

5th Edition: Chapter 33

4th Edition: Chapter 32

 

June 18

Final Exam in class (30%)

 


Other Course Information:

Policies on Academic Integrity and Dishonesty: You are expected to exhibit honesty and use ethical behaviour in all aspects of the learning process.  Academic credentials you earn are rooted in principles of honesty and academic integrity.

 

Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage.  This behavior can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads:  "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty"), and/or suspension or expulsion from the university. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at http://www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity. The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:

1.  Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit   

     has been obtained.

2.  Improper collaboration in group work.

3.  Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations.

 

Please note the following statement from the Office of Academic Integrity:
McMaster University has purchased Turnitin.com, which is a detection service. Students submit their assignment/work electronically to Turnitin.com where it is checked against the internet, published works and Turnitin’s database for similar or identical work. If Turnitin finds similar or identical work that has not been properly cited, a report is sent to the instructor showing the student’s work and the original source. The instructor reviews what Turnitin has found and then determines if he/she thinks there is a problem with the work.

 

Written work submitted in this course may be subject to review using Turnitin.com

 

Grading Scale:

A+   90-100             B+   77-79             C+   67-69            D+   57-59

A     85-89            B     73-76            C     63-66            D     53-56

A-    80-84            B-    70-72            C-    60-62            D -  50-52             F     0-49

Policy on Email Communication: It is the policy of the School of the Arts that all email communication between students and instructors must originate from their official McMaster accounts. This policy protects the confidentiality and sensitivity of info and confirms the identity of both parties. SOTA instructors will delete messages that do not originate from McMaster University email accounts. The instructor may take up to 48 hours to read and/or respond to student emails. 

 

Student Accessibility Services: Students who are experiencing (or anticipate) personal or academic difficulties (e.g., time management problems, language and / or writing challenges, undue personal stress, critical family issues, etc.) during the course of the semester are urged to consult with a disability coordinator at Student Accessibility Services (SAS) located in the McMaster University Student Centre, room B107. For further information on the SAS and its services please call (905) 525-9140 [ext. 28652], email sas@mcmaster.ca or go to: http://sas.mcmaster.ca.

 

Writing Support: Academic and writing skills support is offered by the Student Success Centre located in Gilmour Hall, room 110. For more information on the Student Success Centre please call (905) 525-9140 [ext. 24254], email studentsuccess@mcmaster.ca or visit http://studentsuccess.mcmaster.ca