ART I: Art and Visual Culture in Modern Life, ONLINE version
This course is a global survey of art and visual culture from different historical periods. Students acquire analytical and interpretive skills and develop a basic understanding of the role of art and visual culture in human history.
Recommended: Eligibility for English 1A
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face-to-face orientation required.
INSTRUCTOR EMAIL: RRoske@elcamino.edu NOTE: Can only receive emails from an
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REQUIRED TEXT: Prebles' ARTFORMS, 10th edition. Patrick Frank
ACTIVITIES: Students will be evaluated and assessed to demonstrate
understanding of subject matter through the following activities:
A. Analytical papers: Midterm Paper: A 1-2 page paper analyzing a work of art. Final Paper: A 3-5 page paper comparing and contrasting two works of art.
B. Short essays,
discussion forums, reflections, and other online learning activities requiring
critical thinking skills and knowledge of subject content.
C. Quizzes designed to synthesize course content.
Click here to see an example of a Midterm Paper assignment.
Art I is a
Credit/Degree applicable course and the grade is based on points earned from
completed assignments, quizzes, written essays and other online learning
activities. Assignments and quizzes will be given on a weekly basis. It is
anticipated that there will be a minimum of two essay papers.
Final grades will
be calculated using a point system. Grades will be calculated using the following approximate percentages:
42.5% -- Midterm
Assignments (this includes all assignments besides Midterm, Final &
15% -- Quizzes
SCHEDULE OF TOPICS AND ASSIGNMENTS:
Introduction / The Nature of Art
Week 2: The Nature
of Art / Awareness, Creativity & Communication
Week 3: Awareness,
Creativity, and Communication / Visual Elements
Week 4: Visual
Week 5: Visual
Elements / Principles of Design
Week 6: Principles
Week 7: Drawing
Week 8: Midterm
Week 9: Painting
Week 11: Camera
Arts & Digital Imaging
Week 12: Graphic
Week 13: Sculpture
Week 14: Clay,
Glass, Metal, Wood, Fiber
Week 16: Final
Each week you will
be responsible for completing the following:
* ARTFORMS reading
* Quiz on reading
material from previous week
* Two variable
assignments related to the ARTFORMS reading material. These include writing prompts, Discussion Forums and external website-based
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COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM:
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