Arts/100 Syllabus

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College of Humanities
ARTS/100 Version 4
Introduction to the Visual and Performing Arts | |Copyright © 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

Course Description

This course examines traditions and developments in the visual and performing arts genres including music, dance, theater, cinema, visual arts, and architecture. Students will be introduced to the elements of each genre, along with an overview of its historical development in Western European tradition.

Policies

Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.

Course Materials

Sporre, D. J. (2011). Perceiving the arts: An introduction to the humanities (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Music | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Develop an understanding of various musical elements such as tonality, texture, melody, |Sept 5 | | | |harmony, rhythm, and timbre. | | | | |Examine key composers and compositions of the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1 of Perceiving the Arts. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 5 of Perceiving the Arts. | | | |Readings |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Readings |Review the “Sample Outline and Critical Analysis” section at the end of Ch.5. | | | |Participation |Participation and Quiz (on reading) & Discussion Questions – | |4 | | |(coming in late or leaving early will result in lose of participation points) | | | |Learning Team Instructions |Resource: Learning Team Toolkit | | | | |Choose Learning Teams | | | |Individual |Write a 350- to 700-word paper in which you do the following: | |7 | |Performing and Visual Arts | | | | |Paper |Define visual and performing arts based on this week’s reading assignment and your personal | | | | |experiences....
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