Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Welcome to PJC's Art Appreciation Summer I Class!

It is great to have you in the Art Appreciation 1301 Summer I class.  My hope is to help you learn about and enjoy art as much as I do.  This site will be used to communicate information about our class on a daily basis. You might want to check each day before class to make sure you know where we will be that day, what you need to bring to class and what the topic and assignment is for the day. Please feel free to post your questions and comments to this site.

My contact information -
Instructor:  Ginger Cook
Studio Phone: 903.783.1132
Studio Address:
10 First Street NE, Paris, Texas

The class syllabus - 
                                            ARTS 1301 - ART APPRECIATION
                                           SUMMER 2014 COURSE SYLLABUS

Instructor: Ginger Cook                                Voice mail: (903) 783.1132
E-mail: gingersiscocook@yahoo.com 

Class location: Williams Administration Building Room # 118
Time: 10:20 AM – 12:30 PM    MTWR   
Office Hours: Before and after each class or by appointment

Text:.  Gateways to Art  by Debra DeWitte, Ralph Larmann, Kathryn Shields
Thames & Hudson Publishers, 2012.  Soft Cover; ISBN:978-0-500-28956-3; 3-Hole Punch ISBN: 978-0-393-91782-6; eBook ISBN: 978-0-393-91783-3           

Paris Junior College’s Mission
Paris Junior College is an innovative and comprehensive community college that advances the life-long educational development of students consistent with their needs, interests, and abilities while strengthening the economic, social, and cultural life of its diverse community.  The College provides high-quality, flexible academic transfer and career-focused educational programs and services through a commitment to teaching and learning excellence within an accessible and supportive environment.

Catalog Description:                                                                                                                  
A general education course open to all.  The subject matter is designed to give the layman an overview of how to look at art and a basic understanding of what is involved in the analysis and appreciation of any work of art.

Course Goals:
1.  The student will be exposed to a broad overview of the visual arts.  
2.  Presentation and discussion of visual images, lectures, writing assignments,
     informative videos/CDs pertaining to class lectures, class participation through
     thought provoking questions concerning the various artists and their works of art.
     Guest lectures and field trips when possible.

Course Objectives:
In the course, the student will learn the following objectives:
1. An introduction to art through the discussion and the practice of “The Process of                                
Appreciation” including:
            Looking at Art - Learning How to See
            The Powers of Art - The Power of Art for the Artist
            Defining Art
2.  A thorough understanding of:
     The Primary Elements
     The Principles of Design
3.  Acquire personal knowledge regarding the artist’s materials and tools pertaining to
     drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, new media, sculpture, architecture,
     the decorative arts, crafts and design.  

The student will be evaluated by active participation, mid-term class project, writing, and tests which will include image identification, multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and essay questions.
Attendance/Promptness/Participation...........(10 points per class x 20 class days) 200 points
Mid-term Class Project.................................. 100 points
Daily non-comprehensive tests /Research.....( 5 points per exam x 18 class days)  90 points
Final Exam/Project........................................100 points

Total Possible Points 490 points          
Grading is recorded as follows:
A= 100-90
B=  89-80
C= 79-70
D= 69-60
F=  59 and below
Be sure to check the last date to drop the course with a W if you are considering dropping the class.  It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the withdrawal process through the Records Office in order to receive a grade of W.  The student will receive a grade of F if he or she quits attending class and does not complete the withdrawal process.

Academic Honesty:
In pursuit of learning, it is expected that students will engage in honest academic endeavor to the highest degree of honor and integrity.  Students who are found to engage in academic dishonesty through such activities as cheating on exams, plagiarism, or collusion with others will be referred to the Vice President of Student Services for disciplinary action such as dismissal from the college.

Students with Disabilities:
Students with Special Needs/ Students with Disabilities
The Student Development Center is responsible for coordinating services for students with special needs.  Individual students have the right and the responsibility to decide whether and when to choose among accessible service offerings.  Paris Junior College provides equal opportunities for students with disabilities and ensures access to a wide variety of resources and programs.  The College will make reasonable accommodations for qualified students with a documented physical, psychological, or learning disability who have been admitted to the College and have requested accommodations.

Attendance and Make-up:
It is the responsibility of the student to be prompt and to be in attendance at all of the classes in order to receive the information relevant to course content.  The only excused absences will be an illness documented by a doctor’s note or a death in the immediate family which will be documented prior to the absence.  There will be no make-up exams.  The lowest exam grade at the end of the semester will be dropped.                                            
Independence Day Holiday – July 4, 2011, Friday
Final Exams: Summer 1 – July 8, 2014, Tuesday                                                                                                                                                                 

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