Syllabus and Schedule

AAEP 1600 Art and Music since 1945

Sullivant Hall, Room 220
11:10AM to 12:30pm
Clayton Funk, Supervisor and Instructor
Autumn Semester 2017
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Welcome!

This course is designed to introduce the visual and musical forms of art in American culture. We discuss art and music in the context of popular culture, so chances are you will see relationships between art and music and what you are learning and the way you live. In this way, you might end up thinking about visual and musical forms differently than in other classes. Mostly, we want to connect them to your own experience.

Things You Need

Textbook: There is no book to buy for the course. This course is taught with a free, open website that links to many art and music sources on the Internet, which contain biographies, video, and image galleries.

When you go to the learning management system we call "Carmen," you will be one click away from everything you need to do, divided into weekly modules.
Carmen is located at: http://carmen.osu.edu.

Technology Policies

  1. AAEP 1600 is a mostly paperless course. The syllabus and all assignments are online and you will submit your assignments online, as well.
  2. Each student is responsible for operating reliable and compatible computers and software.
  3. Each student is responsible for a reliable Internet connection.
  4. Each student is responsible to check and double-check that files upload successfully.
  5. Because assignments can be graded ONLY in the Carmen you must upload your work there, even if it is late. We cannot not grade assignments sent by email or any other way without instruction to do so.
  6. Students experiencing any technical difficulties should alert their instructor immediately by email.
  7. Students who do not own a computer can find one at OSU libraries and the University computer labs. Students at remote locations should check with their public library systems.

Visual and Performing Arts Objectives

Students evaluate significant works of art in order to develop capacities for aesthetic and historical response and judgment; interpretation and evaluation; critical listening, reading, seeing, thinking, and writing; and experiencing the arts and reflecting on that experience.

Expected Learning Outcomes

  1. Students analyze, appreciate, and interpret significant works of art.
  2. Students engage in informed observation and/or active participation in a discipline within the visual, spatial, and performing arts.

Course Specific Learning Outcomes

  1. Students develop searching skills for locating visual and musical forms in their community and online.
  2. Students understand the impacts of mass industry and communications upon the community in relation to gender, race, and ethnicity.

Course Assignments and Policies

Core Assignments (for all sections)

GUIDED READINGS

Most Weekly Modules in Carmen contain one of 13 Readings. They start with a short overview chapter in the Guidebook, (see A Quick and Dirty Guide to Art, Music, and Culture. Click "Guidebook."). Each chapter in the guidebook links you to a set of readings and media to study. You may refer to this material anytime during quizzes.

ART WORKSHEET

Your goal for the Art Worksheet is find, travel to, and analyze a work of visual art in its exhibition space. Here is how the proceure goes:

  1. The locations for this assignment are the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Museum. Sometimes work and class schedules don't allow for students to visit these locations when they are open. If you cannot get to the Wexner Center or the Cartoon Library for this assignment, or if you are not in Columbus, please ask your instructor about another location. Remember to get your instructor's approval about the location you want to visit. We will not accept papers about exhibitions at optional locations without instructor approval.
  2. Plan to take the Art Worksheet with you and answer all questions on the Worksheet while at the exhibit site. Plan enough time to observe the visual work as you do your Worksheet.
  3. You must choose a work created after 1945. Most exhibits display the date of creation. It doesn't matter if the work is a drawing, painting, sculpture, performance art, or mixed media, so long as you see the work in its exhibition space and that it was made after 1945.

FILM WORKSHEET

For this assignment, you are to see a film in a theater this semester and complete the Film Worksheet. You will need to expand on the skills you learned doing the Art Worksheet to consider sound, moving images, and other aspects of film. Here are the rules for this assignment:

  1. The film you select must be one that you view personally. You must see a film in a theater this semester. We want you to go to a theater so you experience the effects of the sound and moving images in the environment it for which it was designed. The experience is not the same when a film is shown on television, DVD, nor even a cutting edge five-channel home system.
  2. We want you to tell about your ritual of attending a film. Do you go alone, with friends, or on a date? What is the audience like and how did it influence what you got from the film? Answering these questions helps us understand your responses to the film and how the social ritual of movie-going brings meaning to your life — or not.
  3. In order to connect cultural and social ideas we discuss, you should choose a film that has enough substance to write analytically about. It will help you to look at reviews as you choose your film.
  4. Before you attend the film, look over the Film Worksheet so you know what to look for as you view the movie. You probably won't take notes during the film, but you will be surprised at how much you will recall about the film afterward.

Discussions (for online classes)

In an online class your participation in Online Discussions is important, because its a chance to interact with and learn from each other. Discussions and online activities covering contemporary topics will be a collaborative part of this course.

It is important to remember that a discussion is an exchange, not a one-time posting. The best learning from each other comes from conversation online, and that is what we want from you, to post your thoughts AND respond thoughtfully (and respectfully) to each other. Unless a particular discussion specifies otherwise, we will follow this schedule:

  1. Discussions span two weeks. In the first week of the discussion you will write an initial post (a thread) and in the second week of the discussionyou will respond to at least 7 of the threads from the previous week. When a new discussion opens on a Monday, you have seven days, until Sunday night (11:59), start your thread for your seven points for the week. Threads that are 1 to seven days late get only three points, and NO points if more than seven days late.
  2. Then return on the next Monday to respond to threads by other members of your group. You must respond to at least seven threads available to get your full eight points for the week. Think of your responses as brief but substantial comments like you might do in Facebook. Responses that are one to seven days late get only three points, and NO points if more than seven days late.
  3. If you cannot be online for the week, please notify your instructor by email.
  4. If you cannot be online due to illness, please provide a doctor's note to excuse your absence from the discussions.
  5. College athletes away for a game should give advanced notice for an excused absence.

Quizzes

To help integrate ideas in the course quizzes will open each week in Carmen.

REMEMBER... If you have technical problems with Carmen or your computer while a quiz is in progress, you must tell us about the disruption within seven days after it occurs.

  1. If you cannot be present online for the week, we expect you to notify the professor by email.
  2. If you cannot be online due to illness, please provide a doctor's note to excuse your absence.
  3. College athletes away for a game should give advanced notice for an excused absence.

Participation and Attendance Policies for Lecture

The format of this class is known as a hybrid course. That means some of the work is in class and some online, so there are policies to follow for both lecture and online course work.

LECTURE POLICIES

As a courtesy to your fellow class members, please do not distract people around you during the lecture. Be attentive in class and participate in activities. Students who are pre-occupied with other distracting activities will lose one participation point for the day without warning.

  1. Be in class and be on time. Sit in your assigned seat. Students who are not in their seat will be counted as absent.
  2. If you need to leave class early, please ask permission before class. Leaving class without asking to be excused beforehand will count as unexcused absence.
  3. If you cannot attend a lecture for any reason, we expect you to email your TA instructor ahead of time for an excused absence. "No" without explanation are always considered unexcused.
  4. Each unexcused absence will cost you one participation point.
  5. If you miss class to go to the doctor, please provide a doctor's note for an excused absence.
  6. If you are a college athlete and will be away for a game, please notify us in advance for an excused absence.
  7. Attending class and ignoring course activities does not count as participation.

ONLINE POLICIES

  1. You must be present online. In discussions, reading and posting are important. We track participation &emdash; logins, logoffs, and where you go in the course. This information keeps us from second-guessing each other and it helps solve technical problems.
  2. If you cannot be present online for the week, we expect you to notify the professor by email.
  3. If you cannot be online due to illness, please provide a doctor's note to excuse your absence.
  4. College athletes away for a game should give advanced notice for an excused absence.

Technology Policies

Students in this course are responsible for operating reliable computers and using a reliable Internet Service provider, according to the following policies.

  1. Each student is responsible for operating reliable and compatible computers and software.
  2. Each student is responsible for a reliable Internet connection.
  3. Each student is responsible to check and double-check that files upload successfully.
  4. Because assignments can be graded ONLY in the "Dropbox," you must submit your assignments there, even if it is late. We will not grade assignments submitted to instructors by email or any other way without instruction to do so.
  5. Students experiencing any technical difficulties should alert instructor immediately by email.

For students who do not own a computer, OSU libraries and the University computer labs make them availble. Students at remote locations should check with their public library systems.

Grading Policy

Your performance in Art Education 1600 is measured by how many points you earn, up to 400 points. Think of this system as a bank account in which you start with a "zero" balance and earn points across the semester.

Late Paper Policy

Because we sometimes have students taking the course online in different time zones, All deadlines in AAEP 1600 have a 12 hour grace period, but after twelve hours, late assignment deductions apply, as follows:

Point Rubric for Online Classes

Tasks and Activities Point Value
13 Quizzes for 7 pts ea. 91 pts
Six Online Discussions at 16 points ea. 96 pts
Art Worksheet 100 pts
Film Worksheet 100 pts
On-time Submission of Art Worksheet 6 pts
On-time Submission of Film Worksheet 7 pts
TOTAL POINTS 400

Point Rubric for Lecture Class

Tasks and Activities Point Value
14 Lecture Quizzes at 14 pts ea. 196 pts
Art Worksheet 100 pts
Film Worksheet 100 pts
On-time Submission of Art Worksheet 2 pts
On-time Submission of Film Worksheet 2 pts
TOTAL POINTS 400

OSU Standard Grade Scale

POINT SCALEOSU Percentage ScaleLETTER GRADE
372-400 pts 93% -100% A
360 pts 90% A-
348 pts 87% B+
332 pts 83% B
320 pts 80% B-
308 pts 77% C+
292 pts 73% C
280 pts 70% C-
268 pts 67% D+
240 pts 60% D
0 pts 0% E

Students with Disabilities

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) does not notify us of any students with disabilities. If your disability has been evaluated by ODS and if they determine that you are entitled to special accommodations of any kind, they will provide you with the necessary paperwork, which should be presented to Dr. Funk as soon as possible if the semester. This must include a letter from ODS that specifies the accommodations available to you. You are not entitled to special accommodations or grading considerations unless you work through ODS. Dr. Funk's e-mail is funk.86@osu.edu

R-RATING DISCLAIMER

Some of the topics covered in class and in our textbook can be controversial and may deal with images or words that some individuals find offensive and such material is covered in class and in the textbook. Because such images and language are part of contemporary culture and part of your everyday lives in some way, please remember that we ask you to consider and reconsider these ideas; but we will never require you to like them.

The Ohio State University
The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy
1813 North High Street
231 Sullivant Hall, 2nd Floor
Columbus Ohio 43210, USA
Tel: 614-292-7183

Code of Conduct

Academic Code of Conduct

We are pleased that you signed up for AE1600 and we look forward to getting to know you. It is important to note some important responsibilities. Our Academic Code of Conduct applies to all Art Ed 1600 and 1600D students, whether in-person or online. We want you to have all the information you need to succeed this quarter. Please take a few moments to read our expectations for academic conduct. We assume that all students are honest and to discover otherwise would be a serious disappointment.

  1. The written, audio and visual material in this course is for your use, and only your use, during the quarter. That material may not be reproduced (other than that which downloads automatically) or printed without the express permission of your instructor. To do otherwise is a violation of federal copyright law and may result in severe legal penalties.
  2. Art Ed 1600 offers unique opportunities for independent learning. And, while you will explore the materials and assignments on your own, we hope that you'll participate often in discussions. When it comes to assignments or tests we require that you do your own work.
  3. Please be aware that all email communications between student and instructor will be conducted through your OSU email address only. This is for your protection and there are no exceptions to this policy. If you must use another email provider, then we assume that you will forward your OSU email to another account. This usually works smoothly, and instructors do not have to keep more than one email address per student.
  4. Plagiarism of any kind (from another student, from a printed source, from a web site, etc.) is dishonest. All material taken from sources (including content from the 1600D site) must be properly identified. If you are unsure about how to document a source, please ask! If you are tempted to plagiarize, you should know that the penalties are severe and could result in failure in the course or suspension from the university. We have methods of detecting such practices, so be honest and do your own work. If you use material from another source, and do not identify the source, you will automatically be charged with academic misconduct.
  5. Finally, we are available to assist you with your concerns or questions as they arise. If you are unclear about any of our expectations or policies, please do not hesitate to email your instructor. Our goal is to help you get the information you need to make your learning experience this quarter enjoyable and memorable!

Title IX

Title IX makes it clear that violence and harassment based on sex and gender are Civil Rights offenses subject to the same kinds of accountability and the same kinds of support applied to offenses against other protected categories (e.g., race). If you or someone you know has been sexually harassed or assaulted, you may find the appropriate resources at http://titleix.osu.edu or by contacting the Ohio State Title IX Coordinator, Kellie Brennan, at titleix@osu.edu

R-RATING DISCLAIMER

Some of the topics covered in class and in our textbook can be controversial and may deal with images or words that some individuals find offensive and such material is covered in lectures and the course materials. Because such images and language are part of contemporary culture and part of your everyday lives in some way, please remember that we ask you to consider and reconsider these ideas; but we will never require you to like them.

The Ohio State University
The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy
1813 North High Street
231 Sullivant Hall, 2nd Floor
Columbus Ohio 43210, USA
Tel: 614-292-7183

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