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InArt 001 is a broad, interdisciplinary, introduction course which deals with basic terminology and analysis of the arts, and is geared to the general student with little or no background in the arts. We will stress those elements in the arts which are basically cognitive in nature. The affective or emotional elements will obviously be touched on, but will not be a major emphasis in the course.
The central purpose of InArt 001 is to introduce all Penn State students to the wealth and diversity of the arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, photography) and to aid the students in building a critical appreciation for those arts. In order to satisfy the goal, the course will:
Through the use of course reading, web searches,
and a journal writing assignment, the successful student in InArt 001 should be
able to do the following by the end of this course:
1. Write an analysis and critique of representative examples of art regarding the structure of each form using newly learned terminology.
2. Write an analysis and critique of the visual elements in the arts of architecture, sculpture, painting, and photography.
3. Write a historical development of the arts from the prehistoric era to the modern regarding the economical, political, societal, and religious influences upon the art forms and citing in proper APA format.
4. Describe their newfound appreciation of the arts and its contributions to the insight of humanity.
5. Describe their view of the arts as an enhancement of enjoyment and improvement of the quality of life.
Required textbook: THE WESTERN HUMANITIES by Roy T. Matthews and F. DeWitt Platt, any edition. Mountain View, California: Mayfield Publishing Company. 1-800-433-1278 and http://www.mayfieldpub.com
You will also need access to an internet-connected computer and a color printer.
Journal = 100% (Grade is based upon appearance and content). A more detailed explanation of the journal is later in the syllabus.
The successful student in InArt 001 will realize the following :
1. analyze and critique
representative examples of art regarding the structure of each form
2. analyze and critique visual elements in the arts of architecture, sculpture, painting, and photography
3. synthesize the historical development of the arts from the prehistoric era to the modern regarding the economical, political, societal, and religious influences upon the art forms
1. All artworks must be duplicated in color. (Use printers in the Library and/or the Learning Center)
2. All artworks must contain the title, artist's name (if known) and Internet address.
3. All listed chapters and sections from left side of the Inart 001 homepage are to be entered into the journal as listed (title and/or chapter number).
4. All listed chapters and sections must contain three (3) artworks which are analyzed by using three (3) art terms per artwork. Terms for painting, sculpture and architecture can be found under "Art Terms, " located on the left side of the homepage.
5. Each used art term must be defined every time you use that term. Then you must describe how and where the term is used within the artwork. Be specific so that I can understand what you are writing.
6. Be sure to include at least one sentence on your affective/emotional reaction to the artwork.
7. Chapters 6 and 15 are omitted; you may include them for five (5) extra-credit points each. Follow the instructions on the homepage.
8. A total of five (5) points can be earned per chapter. For extra-credit, four (4) terms may be used per artwork or you may analyze for artworks per chapter.
9. Its best to use a variety of terms. Do not use repeatedly "hue" and other obvious terms.
Since this is a long-distance-education course, you may work at your convenience. The following is a suggestion for your working progress.
Compilation of chicano-latino artists and their works in the Pacific Northwest.
End of first half of journal
End of second half of journal
*The community-service project will be discussed among the students during the regular semester, and the students will determine whether they want to include that suggested requirement or eliminate that project. Subsequently, the entire final grade would depend on the journal. (If you would like to perform community service for extra credit, please see Prof. Funk.)
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This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the professor.