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ART HIST 1A03 WORLD ART&CULTURAL HERITAGE I

Academic Year: Fall/Winter 2014/2015

Term: 1

Day/Evening: D

Instructor: Prof. Gregory Davies

Email:

Office:

Phone: 905-525-9140 x

Office Hours: Mondays 3:00 - 4:00 pm.



Course Objectives:

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course presents a global perspective of art and architecture of the Americas, Africa, Middle East, Asia, and Europe within their historical and cultural context. Material extends from objects by itinerant First Peoples to the monumental buildings created by settled agrarian societies during the Middle Ages. Lectures and tutorials examine art produced in a range of media and address the designation and preservation of world Cultural Heritage sites.

 


Textbooks, Materials & Fees:

COURSE TEXT:

Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren, Art History, Vol. 1, 5th edition, (New Jersey: Pearson,2013).

Text or eText access code available for purchase at the McMaster University Bookstore

INSTRUCTOR’S BLOG:

Course-related information and updates will be posted on the instructor’s blog throughout the term. Students should be prepared to access the blog regularly. Here is the link:

http://acabinetofcuriosities1.blogspot.ca


Method of Assessment:

COURSE EVALUATION:  The final grade for this course will derive from three pieces of work. There will be one short test, one written assignment and a final examination. The marking scheme for each is listed below:

Short Test: 25%        In class, October 6

(30 minutes; 2 parts - slide identification and fill-in-the-blank questions)

Assignment 35%       Due in class, November 3 (5-page visual analysis)

Final Exam: 40%      Date TBA

(2 hours; 3 parts – 2 short responses to 2 questions; 1 long response to 1 question)

The requirements for each will be discussed in detail during class.

Please note: In accordance with the “Senate Resolution on Course Outlines” the instructor reserves the right to make changes in the course warranted by developments that may occur as the course unfolds, with reasonable notice to students enrolled.


Policy on Missed Work, Extensions, and Late Penalties:

POLICIES ON EMAIL COMMUNICATION, LATE AND / OR MISSED WORK:

 

EMAIL COMMUNICATION:  It is now 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.

 

LATE AND / OR MISSED WORK: It is the responsibility of each student to attend tests and exams and meet the requirements of submission for coursework. Missed tests and exams and late papers will automatically be assigned a grade of 0. Exceptions to this policy will only be made in the specific instances outlined below (see Permission to use MSAF ), and only when met by approval from the Faculty/Program office and course instructor.

 

In the event of an illness or injury a student must complete a McMaster Student Absence Form online. As of September 2011 the McMaster policy regarding the use of the MSAF is as follows:

 

The maximum value of the missed work for which the MSAF can be used is 29%.

The MSAF can only be used by a student once per term. The on-line 2011-12 Undergraduate Calendar will be updated to reflect this.

'Personal Reasons' are not a valid reason for using the MSAF.

The e-mail message that goes to students following their submission of the MSAF will clearly describe the steps that students must take to receive relief for the missed work, and the timelines for doing so.


Please note: As of September 2011, students will be required to visit their Faculty/Program Office and complete a Permission to use MSAF form, for the following reasons:

The request for relief for missed academic work is personal.

The request for relief for missed academic work is religious.

A component of work they have missed is valued at more than 29%.

They have already used the MSAF once in the Term.


Such students may be asked by their Faculty/Program Office to provide appropriate supporting documentation. If the student’s request to use the MSAF is approved, the MSAF link will be made available (on a one-time basis) to the student.

 

ON ACADEMIC DISHONESTY:  Academic dishonesty consists of misrepresentation by deception or by other fraudulent means and 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 kinds of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy (senate Policy Statements), specifically Appendix 3, located at http://www.mcmaster.ca

 

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 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

 

CENTRE FOR STUDENT DEVELOPMENT: 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 counselor at the Centre for Student Development (CSD). For further information on the CSD and its services please call (905) 525-9140 [ext. 24711] or go to: http://csd.mcmaster.ca 

 

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


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:

LECTURE SCHEDULE & READINGS:

All readings are taken from Marilyn Stokstad and Michael Cothren, Art History, Vol. 1, (5th edition)

 

Please note that the material covered from each chapter will be selective. Highlighted material will be posted in advance on the instructor’s blog so that students may manage their readings effectively.

 

September 8    Introduction

 

September 10 Prehistoric Art: Ch. 1

September 15 Prehistoric Art: Ch. 1

 

September 17 Art of the Ancient Near East and Egypt: Ch. 2, Ch. 3

September 22 Art of the Ancient Near East and Egypt: Ch. 2, Ch. 3

 

September 29  Art of the Ancient Aegean and Greece: Ch. 4, Ch. 5

October 1        Art of the Ancient Aegean and Greece: Ch. 4, Ch. 5

 

October 6        TEST (IN CLASS)

 

October 8        Etruscan and Roman Art: Ch. 6

October 13     THANKSGIVING (NO CLASS)

October 15      Etruscan and Roman Art: Ch. 6

 

October 20      Jewish and Early Christian Art: Ch. 7

October 22      Jewish and Early Christian Art: Ch. 7

 

October 27      Byzantine and Islamic Art: Ch. 8, Ch. 9

October 29      Byzantine and Islamic Art: Ch. 8, Ch. 9

 

November 3    Chinese, Korean and Japanese Art before the 14th Century: Ch. 11, Ch. 12

                        ASSIGNMENT DUE: IN CLASS

 

November 5    Chinese, Korean and Japanese Art before the 14th Century: Ch. 11, Ch. 12

 

November 10 Early Art of the Americas and African Art: Ch. 13, Ch. 14

November 12 Early Art of the Americas and African Art: Ch. 13, Ch. 14

 

November 17 Medieval and Romanesque Art: Ch. 15, Ch. 16

November 19 Medieval and Romanesque Art: Ch. 15, Ch. 16

 

November 24 Gothic Art: Ch. 17

November 26 Gothic Art: Ch. 17

 

December 1     Review I

December 3     Review II

 

FINAL EXAM: TBA