ART 4 COURSE FLIER

Announcements:

**Thank you for your interest in Art 4, Introduction to Modern Art and Architecture at Berkeley City College (BCC). Please note this is a fully online course.


**Online classes and their wait lists fill quickly. Students on waitlists have priority to receive permission to add codes. On the first day of class only, both waitlist and non-waitlist students please email capelian@peralta.edu and request an add code for a specific course number.


**The 6-10 week versions of this class are intensive and accelerated. Before you enroll in this version of the course, please consider your schedule and prior commitments. 


**To communicate with your instructor, students must list a current email address Passport and Moodle accounts.

**Only students can change their email addresses in Moodle and Passport/Prompt. Technical problems? Email online@peralta.edu .


**There is no on-campus orientation.


**How to log on to the course website and being the semester: Scroll down and read the instructions for the correct semester at  http://www.berkeleycitycollege.edu/wp/de/ , which you may have to copy and paste into your browser. Course websites are typically open on the first day of class ONLY.


**How to apply to BCC and enroll? Go to BCC's enrollment system, PassportSorry no auditors.


**New to
Berkeley City College or adding with an add slip on the first day of class? Read more information at BCC's A&R website.



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New to online learning? Explore the links at the Berkeley City College Distance Education / Online Courses website.


Art 4 Course Description

 

Art 4, Modern Art History, introduces students to the foremost art forms and movements of the 19th-21st centuries. Course covers painting, sculpture and architecture.  Art and architecture is presented in relation to its artistic and socio-historical contexts.

Art 4 is completely online and can be 
transferred for UC and CSU credit. Check with your school counselor and assist.org 

Also, please see relevant links at the BCC Online College Transfer Center .

 

Student Learning Objectives (SLOs)

  • Employ the vocabulary and concepts of formal analysis (visual analysis) specific to the visual arts and art history.
  • Identify and contextualize artworks according to their formal, iconographic, and social functions.

Supplemental SLOs
 
  • learn about the role of art and architecture in modern and contemporary social and historical contexts 

 

  • learn art and architectural history terminology

 

  • learn about new art forms of the modern and contemporary eras

 

  • hone abilities to critically evaluate art and art historical narratives

 

  • hone ability to visually analyze art

 

Students will do all the above as they practice detailed visual observation, digesting and synthesizing what you see and read, and presenting your arguments and analysis in writing for class assignments.
 

 

Grading and Textbook
 
Final course grade is based upon
 

(1)          weekly to bi-weekly quizzes or short writing assignments in discussion forums  

(2)          a midterm exam

(3)          a final exam

(4)          a 3-4 page research project on artwork in a museum you visit in person. Project is due towards the end of the semester. 

 

Assignment deadlines are usually Tuesdays, 11:55 pm.  Students are generally given approximately 7 days to complete weekly assignments (reading and quizzes, for example) and at least 5 weeks to complete the research project.

 
The course textbook is H. H. Arnason, History of Modern Art, 5th edition , Upper Saddle River: Pearson, 2004, ISBN 013184069X . Note: the BCC Bookstore will have very few copies of the textbook. Please buy it online. Also, there will be one copy on 2-hour reserve in the BCC library. Take your Peralta Photo ID card with a current enrollment sticker to Room 124C, first floor.

Though the choice is yours, I recommend purchasing the 5th ed. If you buy a different version, expect different information, page numbers, chapter organization, and illustrations. The correct edition and textbook will maximize your grade and experience in the class. 
 
Art 4 also has free online reading.
 

 

To succeed in Art 4, students are required to

 

(a)          have reliable and consistent access to the Internet and an email account during the entire semester

a.    Note: to communicate with your instructor students must have a current email address in their Student Passport Account. 

 

(b)          study more independently than in on-campus courses

 

(c)           read more than in on-campus courses; most lectures are text-based and students typically read two chapters a week

 

(d)          log into the course website a few times a week each week throughout the semester

 

(e)          learn new technology as necessary for the course

 

 

Students Requiring Special Accommodations (PSSD): Please email your instructor formal notification of your needs before the semester begins so she can make arrangements before our first exam in Week 1.