Course Title:

Art Appreciation

Course Prefix & Number: Arts 1301


Section: 501



Fall 2017



Semester Credit Hours: 3


Lecture Hours: 48


Lab Hours: 0


Course Description (NCTC Catalog): (NCTC Catalog): A course open to all students directed toward understanding the elements and principles of art as applied to the visual arts: painting,

sculpture and architecture as well as printmaking, ceramics, metalwork and weaving.            

Course Prerequisite(s): None

Required or Recommended Course Materials:

Textbook: Getlein, Mark. Living with Art. 11th ed., 2013. ISBN: 9780073379319

You may purchase your textbook new, used, or rent it. A copy is on reserve in the library/resource center.


Basic note taking supplies such as pens, pencils, paper.




Name of Instructor:

David Villegas

Campus/Office Location:


Telephone Number:


E-mail Address:


















Office hours are by appointment only; contact is via e-mail.



STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (From Academic Course Guide Manual/Workforce Education Course Manual/NCTC Catalog

At the successful completion of this course the student will be able to:


Apply art terminology as it specifically relates to works of art.


Demonstrate knowledge of art elements and principles of design.


Differentiate between the processes and materials used in the production of various works of art.


Critically interpret and evaluate works of art.


Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of arts on culture.



# of Graded Course Elements

Graded Course Elements

Percentage or Point Values





Formal Analysis



Museum/Gallery Assignment



In-Class Assignments



Final Exam



Final Grades will be reported according to the following standards:

  • 100 – 90   A/Excellent
  • 89-80       B/Good
  • 79-70       C/Average/Fair
  • 69-60       D/Poor
  • 59-50       F/Failing


The Museum/Gallery Assignment will be graded as a percentage, such as 85% out of 100%.

Both Assignments will be graded using three criteria:

  1. Focus & Details: Is there one clear and well-focused topic? Is the main idea supported by detailed arguments? 50%


  1. Grammar, mechanics, and spelling: Sentences are well structured and clear with proper grammar and spelling. 20%


  1. Integration of art concepts: Are art concepts and terms introduced in lecture are used to support your argument in a clear well thought out way? 30%



Quiz grades will be entered as number of correct answers out of the total number of questions, such as 9 out of 10.


In class assignments will consist of written assignments given in class, homework assigned in class, hands on assignments, and group assignments.


The final exam will consist of questions from previous quizzes and will be graded as a percentage of correct answers out of the total number of questions.



Regular and punctual attendance is expected of all students in all classes for which they have registered. All absences are considered to be unauthorized unless the student is absent due to illness or emergencies as determined by the instructor. It is the student responsibility to provide documentation as to the emergency for approval and judgement by the faculty member. Approved college sponsored activities are the only absences for which a student should not be held liable and only when provided by a college official ahead of the absence. Valid reasons for absence, however, do not relieve the student of the responsibility for making up required work. Students will not be allowed to make up an examination missed due to absence unless they have reasons acceptable to the instructor. A student who is compelled to be absent when a test is given should petition the instructor, in advance if possible, for permission to postpone the exam. Student will be dropped from a class by the Registrar upon recommendation of the instructor who feels the student has been justifiably absent or tardy a sufficient number of times to preclude meeting the course’s objectives.  Persistent, unjustified absences from classes or laboratories will be considered sufficient cause for College officials to drop a student from the rolls of the College. From Board Policy FC (LOCAL)

Last day to withdraw from a course with a “W” is September 28th.


Late Work Policy/ Makeup Work

Most in-class assignments will not be able to be made up. Missed quizzes can be made up, but at a 10-point penalty. Late assignments will lose 10 points each class period after the original due date. Late work will only be accepted up to the 2nd class meeting after the original due date.



Syllabus, assignments, and announcements will be posted on Canvas. In addition, I will send you email communications through Canvas as well. You are required to check Canvas on a daily basis for any updates or communications in this course. Furthermore, if I should need to cancel a class for any reason, I will communicate that information as soon as possible via the Canvas email server. I highly recommend linking your Canvas communications to your personal email so you are notified of any updates immediately on your personal devices. If you should experience a problem with Canvas, please call their help desk at 940/ 668-3335.


DISABILITY SERVICES (Office for Students with Disabilities)

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) provides support services for students with disabilities, students enrolled in technical areas of study, and students who are classified as special populations (i.e. single parents).

Support services for students with disabilities might include appropriate and reasonable accommodations, or they may be in the form of personal counseling, academic counseling, career counseling, etc. Furthermore, OSD Counselors work with students to encourage self-advocacy and promote empowerment. The Counselors also provides resource information, disability-related information, and adaptive technology for students who qualify.

If you feel you have needs for services that the institution provides, please reach out to either Wayne Smith (940) 498-6207 or Yvonne Sandman (940) 668-4321. Alternative students may stop by Room 170 in Corinth or Room 110 in Gainesville.

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veterans Services

The Financial Aid Office is responsible for administering a variety of programs for students who need assistance in financing their education. For more information, please visit your nearest Financial Aid Office.

Tobacco Policy

NCTC restricts the use of all tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, pipes and smokeless tobacco on campus property



o        Communication

o        Mathematics                       

o        Life and Physical Science

o        Language, Philosophy & Culture

x        Creative Arts

o        American History


o        Government/Political Science

o        Social and Behavioral Sciences

o        Component Area Option


REQUIRED CORE OBJECTIVES (For classes in the Core)


x            Critical Thinking

x            Communication

o             Empirical and Quantitative


x            Teamwork

x            Personal Responsibility

o             Social Responsibility



o             Academic General Education Course (from ACGM but not in NCTC Core)

x       Academic NCTC Core Curriculum Course

o        WECM Course



Students are expected to follow all rules and regulations found in the student handbook and published online.



Scholastic dishonesty shall include, but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism, academic falsification, intellectual property dishonesty, academic dishonesty facilitation and collusion. Faculty members may document and bring charges against a student who is engaged in or is suspected to be engaged in academic dishonesty. See Student Handbook, “Student Rights & Responsibilities: Student Conduct ([FLB(LOCAL)]”.


Consequences for academic dishonesty may include:

  • A grade of “0” for the assignment
  • Withdrawal from the course



Name of Chair/Coordinator:

Thom Talbott

Office Location:

Gainesville – CPA – 2001B

Telephone Number:


E-mail Address:

Name of Instructional Dean:

Dr. Larry Gilbert

Office Location:

Corinth – 301

Telephone Number:


E-mail Address:






Week 1

08/29 First day of class: Syllabus overview, canvas, introductions, In-class assignment 1.

08/31 Chapter 1: Living With Art

Week 2

09/05 Chapter 2: What is Art?

09/07 Chapter 3: Themes of Art

Week 3

09/12 Chapter 3: Themes of Art

09/14 Chapter 4: The Visual Elements – Line, Shape and Mass, Light

Week 4

09/19 Chapter 4: The Visual Elements – Color, Texture and Pattern, Space, Time and Motion

09/21 Chapter 5: Principles of Design

Week 5

09/26 Quiz #1 (Chapters 3, 4&5) In Class Formal Analysis, Formal Analysis Assignment

09/28 Chapter 6: Drawing, In-class assignment 2

Week 6

10/03 Chapter 7: Painting

10/05 Chapter 8: Prints, Formal Analysis Assignment Due

Week 7

10/10 Chapter 9: Camera Arts

10/12 Chapter 10: Graphic Design

Week 8

10/17  Quiz #2 (Chapters 6-10) Chapter 11: Sculpture and Installation

10/19  Chapter 12: Arts of Ritual and Daily Life

Week 9

10/24  Chapter 13: Architecture, Museum Gallery Assignment Intro.

10/26  Chapter 14: Quiz #3 (Chapters 11-13), Ancient Mediterranean Worlds – The Oldest Art, Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Aegean

Week 10

10/31 Chapter 14: The Classical World: Greece and Rome

11/02 Chapter 18: Arts of Islam and Africa

Week 11

11/07 Chapter 19: Arts of Asia

11/09 Chapter 20: Arts of the Pacific and of the Americas

Week 12

11/15 Quiz #4 (Chapters 14, 18-20), Chapter 15: Christianity and the Formation of Europe

11/16 Chapter 16: The Renaissance

Week 13

11/21 Chapter 17: The 17th and 18th Centuries

11/23 No Class (Thanksgiving)


Week 14

11/28 QUIZ #5 (Chapters 15-17) Chapter 21: The Modern World

11/30 Chapter 22: From Post Modern to Postmodern

Week 15

12/05 TBA, Museum/Gallery Assignment Due

12/07 Final Review

Week 16

12/14 Final Exam (9:30am-11:20am)



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