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I. GENERAL INFORMATIONInstructor: Jonas CriscoeCourse: ARTS 1301Office hours: M-F, (Phone consultation by email appointment)Email: [email protected]Website: Course Blackboard PagePrerequisite: TASP Reading & Writing or completion of English Composition I or equivalent.Instructor reserves the right to require written proof that the prerequisite has been fulfilled.Students will need good reading, writing, and study skills to succeed in this course.Studentswill be expected to read about 450 pages of the textbook and occasional outside articles. Studentswill be expected to observe correct English grammar and spelling rules in all instances where writingis required.Please refer to the Student Handbook for detailed policies and procedures, informationabout student services and resources.II. COURSE DESCRIPTIONA general introduction to the visual arts designed to create an appreciation of the vocabulary, media,techniques, and purposes of the creative process. Students will critically interpret and evaluate worksof art within formal, cultural, and historical contexts.This course will follow an asymmetricformat. All narrated lectures, notes and video links willbe posted to the class’s Blackboardpage on the corresponding date. All exams and assignments will be conducted viaBlackboard.This course examines visual elements and principles of art, their nature, function, and relationship inpainting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and digital media. Emphasis will be on basicapproaches to broadening one’s understanding of both historic and contemporary works of art, thedevelopment of the vocabulary necessary to describe artworks, personal interpretations, and hands-on application of acquired skills.Methodology and Rationale: Comprised of lectures, discussions, short videos, textbook/shortreadings, exams, a Formal Analysis paper, and an art event paper, the purpose of Introduction to theVisual Arts is to provide students with an understanding of the diverse ways in which culturesconstruct and represent their realities. Through thematic examination of both historical andcontemporary art, students will acquire formal analysis skills to describe works of art and techniquesof art production. Building further upon formal analysis, students will critically interpret andcontextualize visual art forms.This class also fulfills the Visual and Performing Arts requirement of the Core Curriculumoutline.
III. REQUIRED TEXTBOOKGetlein, Mark. Living with Art, 12th Edition. ISBN: 978125991675You are welcome to get a used copy, a digital copy, or a rental. The format is up to you, but you willneed it immediately. You will not need to bring your textbook to class, but some students like to inorder to follow along with the lecture. If you think you might like to do this, please do not get adigital copy, as I don't allow any electronic devices of any kind in my classroom.

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