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Introduction to Art 1301.002, M / W 2 PM-3:15 PM GARY HATCHER, PROFESSOR, Office Phone: 903.566.7486 Michal Durham, Teaching Assistant, Office: ARC 140 (in ARC 143), Office Phone: 903.566.7250, E-Mail: [email protected] Office: ARC 133 , Office Hours: T / Th 1 PM-1:50 PM and by appointment http://www.uttyler.edu/Arts/studioarts/index.html Fall 2011 COURSE OVERVIEW: Introduction to Art is a broad exploration into the world of art. By way of a cultural and thematic approach, students will become familiar with a selection of contemporary and historical artists, their artworks, and real-world topics regarding art. In addition, students will investigate the formal aspects of art, its visual language, and how to critique art using a methodical approach. The educational structure of this class is based on lectures, films, museum visits, and occasional pop quizzes as well as four exams. This class is designed to provide a platform for discussion in which students are required to engage. As a result, students will have a deeper understanding of and appreciation for the arts. TEXT: Exploring Art, A Global, Thematic Approach, 4rd Edition by Margaret Lazzari and Dona Schlesier. Available in campus bookstore or through amazon.com. ATTENDANCE POLICY You must attend all classes and attendance will be taken every class meeting. There are no excused or unexcused absences. You are allowed two absences and after the 3rd absence, your grade will be affected. Absences will affect your grade as follows: 4 absences: final grade lowered 1 letter 5 absences: final grade lowered 1.5 letters 7 absences: final grade lowered 2.letters more than 7: F in the course Class participation, discussions, quizzes and tests are all part of each student's overall grade. A sign-in sheet will be passed around each day in order to keep a record of student absences. As noted above, students who have absences lose credit per day of absence. Students who are absent for an exam will have 25% subtracted from his or her final GPA. YOUR GRADE: Your final grade will be based on five grades as follows: 1 22.5% Test #1. 2 22.5% Test #2. 3 22.5% Test #3. 4 22.5% Final Exam. 5 10% Class Participation and Attendance will raise or lower your grade. GENERAL GRADING SCALE: A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59 CLASS PARTICIPATION AND POP QUIZES: 10%: As mentioned above, attendance, participation and discussions are an important part of this course. Thus, thoughtful responses and questions are highly encouraged. All reading assignments are to be done before the class time. This ensures that students will be prepared to be called upon or volunteer discussion about the subjects. Pop Quizzes will be given at the beginning of class on occasion and will be 5-15 minutes. There will be four exams and each test is spaced out through the semester. The fourth exam will be given on exam day. Each test is worth 22.5% and there will be NO make-ups or re-takes. Tests are multiple-choice and their contents will range from image identification, art historical data and vocabulary. Students will use Scantron forms. All tests will be taken directly from the lecture, films, and chapter readings directly from the book. No exam will be cumulative and a review covering material likely to be on tests will be handed out prior to tests. On test day, the entire class period is dedicated for taking the exam. BLACKBOARD: Exam grades and test reviews will be posted on Blackboard. Lectures will NOT be posted on Blackboard.ACADEMIC DISHONESTY: Plagiarism and cheating will not be tolerated. PLAGIARISM OR ACADEMIC DISHONESTY OF ANY KIND WILL RESULT IN A GRADE OF “F” IN THIS COURSE. Please consult A Student Guide to Conduct and Discipline at UT Tyler (available in the Office of Student Affairs) for university regulations regarding academic dishonesty: “3.22 Any student who commits an act of scholastic dishonesty is subject to discipline. Scholastic dishonesty includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, collusion, the submission for credit of any work or materials that are attributable in whole or in part to another person, taking an examination for another person, any act designed to give unfair advantage to a student or the attempt to commit such acts.” CELL PHONES/PAGERS: The use of cell phones and pagers during class is prohibited. All electronic devices within this category must be turned off during class. If a phone or pager rings during class, the student will be asked to leave for the remainder of class and will be considered absent for the day. STUDENT DISABILITIES: If you have a disability, including a learning disability, for which you request an accommodation, please contact Ona Tolliver, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs: 903.565.5651 or contact Disability Support Services offices so that the appropriate arrangements may be made: 903.566.7079. In accordance with federal law, a student requesting accommodation must provide documentation of his/her disability to the Disability Support Services counselor. For more information, visit the Disability Support Services on the UTT web: http://www.uttyler.edu/disabilityservices/. GRADE REPLACEMENT: If you are repeating this course for a grade replacement, you must file an intent to receive grade forgiveness with the registrar by the 12th day of class. Failure to file an intent to use grade forgiveness will result in both the original and repeated grade being used to calculate your overall grade point average. A student will receive grade forgiveness (grade replacement) for only three (undergraduate student) or two (graduate student) course repeats during his/her career at UT Tyler. (2006-08 Catalog, p. 35.) Schedule for this course will be distributed at the first day of


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