District Syllabus
Humanities Art

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: A survey course for non-art majors covering painting, sculpture, architecture, and the arts of Western civilization from antiquity to the present. Meets A.A. general education Category V.
Required Materials: Books:
  • (Distance learning) Wood. Art of Western World: From Ancient Greece to Post Modernism, Any ed., Simon & Schuster, 1989. ISBN: 9780671747282
  • (On-campus) Davies, Hofrichter, Jacobs, Roberts, Simon. Janson's Basic History of Western Art, 9th ed., Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 9780205242634
Supplemental Materials: Books:
  • (Distance Learning) Strickland. Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History, 2nd ed., Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2007. ISBN: 9780740768729
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I.    Critical Thinking:  Students will develop the ability to 
evaluate the validity of their own and other's ideas through 
questioning and analyzing, and the skill to synthesize the results 
into creative process.
  A.  Collect, organize, classify, correlate, analyze, and present 
materials and data from a variety of academic disciplines and 
sources, distinguishing between facts, opinions, judgments and 
inferences, and the objective and subjective.
  B.  The student analyzes information (data, ideas, or concepts) in 
context to draw appropriate and well-supported conclusions.
  C.  Consciously raise questions, suspending judgment and remaining 
open to new information, methods, cultural systems, values, and 
II.   Communication:  Students will develop effective reading, 
writing, speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and 
nonverbally on literal and figurative levels.
  A.  The student performs physical and vocal nonverbal behavior 
consistent with and in support of the verbal message.
  B.  The student's verbal and nonverbal delivery will support the 
intended message.
  C.  The student effectively extracts both literal and figurative 
meaning from written works and applies the information appropriately 
as assigned.

VII.   Personal Management:  Students will develop habits of conduct 
that result in fulfilling personal and occupational accomplishments.
  A.  The student demonstrates intellectual curiosity applicable to 
life-long learning.
  B.  The student applies knowledge, skills, and attitudes to 
occupational pursuits.
  C.  The student sets goals and uses strategies for self management 
and self improvement.

Course Learning Outcomes:
The course is meant to stimulate thought and discussion about art as 
it enters into our private lives and our common existence. How art 
communicates, what it may mean, its use in daily life, and the 
personal, social and physical functions of art are discussed. Also,
the student will acquire a working knowledge of the elements of art, 
(line, color, texture, value, shape), and be able to discuss these
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught. Three exams covering the major divisions of the text, including slide identification and vocabulary. Consult individual instructor handouts for dates and details.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.