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AP ART HISTORYSyllabus 2014-15405193513906500Contact InformationPeriods: 2 and 6Instructor: Ms. Andrea FuentesEmail: andreafuentes@ andreafuentes99@Office: 112 C after school, P 4/5, or by appt.Web: : 305.978.6155 (urgent only please)Required Materials 1. Textbook: 395668525336500Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, 5th edition. Pearson: 2013. (Vols. 1 and 2) ISBN 9780205873487 and 0205873480. 2. Three-Ring Binder/Notebook - brought to class dailyLined paper and dividers, highlighter or colored markers helpfulYour choice of sizes/styles: 3 small or 1 largeGRADED for class notes, handouts, and homework3. Regular Internet access for home study, or Cerego app on your phone. 4. Other books, materials and websites will be used in class. Attendance matters.Strongly Suggested Test Prep Book (choose 1)Barron’s AP Art History, 2nd edition, 2012. or AP Art History: Are You Serious About Getting a 5?, 2012, REA Publishing.The Annotated Mona Lisa is also good for studying Western Art. I have some loaner copies available for your use.Dual Enrollment note: Doral College students please see your DC syllabus for more details on college policies and grading requirements.What is the course about?03683000The AP Art History course helps students understand visual art works through the contextual filters of history, society, politics, religion, gender, and ethnicity. Students also learn to formally analyze works of art, and connect artworks through major themes such as sacred spaces, power/authority, religion, propaganda, identity, and narration. Contextual and visual analyses are an integral part of the course.Our current time period has a dramatically enhanced visual culture. I hope students will gain respect for and appreciation of imagery from a variety of cultures and time periods, and will connect the visual arts with other disciplines and their own daily lives. Art history is not a dry list of dates and facts. Students will realize how humanity is all connected by an innate desire to create imagery to commemorate, record, question or convey our emotions and ideas. In the best situations, the arts (including dance, music, etc.) speak truths that surpass the ability of words to express them. This course is also intended to prepare students for the AP Art History Examination. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)Visual Literacy: Students will apply art historical methods to their visual environments to describe how images encode social ideologies, in both essays and oral presentations.Historical Research: Students will research specific cultures, artists, and artworks to present to class, both informally and formally.Canon of Images: Students will identify a canon of important images from art history, and be able to understand the basic problems and flux of that canon. They will describe the strengths and problems with labels. Transculturalism: Students will discuss and appreciate works of art from other cultures, but also describe them on the aesthetic criteria of those cultures. Furthermore, the student will understand how cultures influence and interact with one another. Social Context Methodology: Students will learn how art history, a discipline emphasizing social context art, is a field of study which makes connections between many other disciplines. Serendipity: Students will be encouraged to be a traveler who seeks the intellectual and emotional joys of aesthetic experiences, by exploring art in person through field trips, videos, and readings. Art Matters: Students will explain how art mediates a vast range of experiences including faith, our place in history, people who are different from us, civic life, and our emotional, psychological, and intellectual understanding of self. Breakdown of course contentWhile the course is primarily focused on Western art and architecture, students explore non-Western art from Asia, the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and the Islamic world. The emphasis is on art history as a web, rather than a linear timeline, with influences woven throughout different places and cultures. However, the time frame addresses the ancient world through the present day, from ancient Babylon to this year’s exhibits at Art Basel Miami. Prehistoric art is not covered in detail.Paintings/drawings make up about 45% of the canon, architecture 25%, sculpture 25%, and other media 5%.-6413532893000AP Exam BreakdownAttendanceRegular class attendance is important due to the pace of material covered. Unexcused absences and tardies may impact participation grade.Late assignments are not accepted without an excused absence. Excused absences have a one-day grace period to turn in late work. It is the absent STUDENT’S responsibility to check assignment dates and details online. Make up exams are harder and are only given after school. No making up exams during regular class time.Grading PolicyGrades are calculated as follows:Exams50%Binder/Assignments15% Projects/Essays15%Quizzes10%Participation/Attendance10%All exams have a cumulative portion. Pop quizzes will be short and based on reading homework and class notes. Binder/Assignments includes grades for taking notes, worksheets, handouts, and other homework.-2032015875000Academic IntegrityStudents in this class must know, observe, and not compromise the principles of academic integrity. It is not permissible to cheat, to fabricate or falsify information, to submit the same academic work in more than one course without prior permission, to plagiarize, to receive unfair advantage, or to otherwise abuse accepted practices for handling and documenting information. The grade for this course includes the judgment that the student’s work is free from academic dishonesty of any type. Any violations of this policy will result in an F for the work submitted.Course CalendarExamsExams are scheduled approximately every 3-4 weeks. Exam 1: Ancient CulturesExam 2: Classical CulturesExam 3: Early Christian, Byzantine, Islamic and India Exam 4: Medieval EuropeExam 5: Renaissance in EuropeExam 6: MIDTERM Exam 7: Baroque & Art of JapanExam 8: 18th century – Art of the Americas & OceaniaExam 9: 19th Century, Modern AsiaExam 10: Modern Art & Art of AfricaExam 11: Late 20th Century & Contemporary Exam 12: FINALPop QuizzesTBA – 2 -3 short quizzes per month (5-10 minutes)Binder/AssignmentsBinder checks approximately every 2 weeks. Homework reading and essays assigned weekly.ProjectsAugust 25: Summer Project (Theme Book)September - Greek Temple DesignOctober - Reading a Building409194010096500November - Art History Ad Campaign December – Religious Travel BrochureJanuary - Skit (group project)February – ABET DossierMarch – Book of IsmsApril - Contemporary Artist PresentationMay – End of Course Video or Mural (group project)Students with DisabilitiesAccommodations are available for students with disabilities; please advise me of any special needs you have.Suggested Online Resources (just a few- I will post more with homework)Cerego: - online learning for image identification & significance Create account, search for sets tagged AP Art History. Many of these I created or my students created (may say Academica). Mobile app available, tracks your progress.My Powerpoints: My class powerpoints are on slideshare: HYPERLINK "" Art History Video Playlist: HYPERLINK "" \t "_blank" Academy – smArt History videos & articles: HYPERLINK "" about art: Writing tips and examples for art history students. in global art: HYPERLINK "" Artchive Website: High resolution images from Western art history canon and primary source readings. Louvre Website: online tours and exhibitions. Closer Look sections and the Thematic Mini-Units are helpful for in depth study. Metropolitan Museum of Art: HYPERLINK "" of Art History: HYPERLINK "" Gallery of Art website with a wealth of videos, online tours, images, and writings about art. panophotography of world’s great architectural wonders and ruins of ancient cities. Local Art Museums and Gallery WalksFrost Art Museum at FIU (located 15 minutes from our high school). Free student admission; collection focuses on 20th Century American & Latin American art. Art Museum at UM – Coral Gables. Diverse multicultural collections spanning 5000 years. Art Walk – (2nd Saturday)- HYPERLINK "" Road Art District (3rd Saturday art walk)ArtBasel: Art Basel is probably the most important art event in the United States. It takes place in December on nearby Miami Beach. The Art Department usually has a field trip to this event. See me for details. Art Museum (new museum downtown): ART HISTORY SIGNATURE PAGE (Homework Grade)I have reviewed and understand the syllabus together with my parent(s) or guardian(s).I understand that:This is a college level class using college level textbooks. Most students need 5-8 hours per week outside reading & writing.I need periodic Internet access outside class time for using the Cerego application and/or research.I need a few basic supplies: soft 3 ring binder with dividers, colored pencils or markers, a highlighter.If I pace myself and keep up with the assigned readings and projects, I can do well in the class.If I participate and take notes, (cell phones OFF) I can enjoy the class and learn the material.I will go on a field trip OR visit an art museum/gallery on my own.IF I am not studying and doing assigned reading, I may be switched into an SAT Prep class or a PE class.I will take the AP exam in May.I will keep and turn in my textbook at the end of the year or pay to replace it.Student:_____________________________________________________________PRINT NAME AND SIGNParent/Guardian______________________________________________________Date:____________________________ ................
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