Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
100 McCaul St. 3rd floor, room 315
Tel: 416.977.6000 ext 372
SEMESTER & YEAR: FALL 2011
Course Title: Intro to Visual Studies I
Course Number: LBST 1B02
Course Day & Time: Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm
Building & Room#: Room 190, 100 McCaul St.
Credit Value: 0.5 credit
Office Location: Rm. 225, 100 McCaul St.
Office hours: Mondays, 5-6 pm
See below for contact information for all TAs. They will announce their office hours during the first week of class. All office hours for all TAs will be held in Rm. 225 at 100 McCaul St. Locations of all tutorials are Room 600, 100 McCaul St., and Rooms 1512 and 1516, 113 McCaul St.
1: Tuesdays, 11:30-1pm , Rm. 1516
2: Tuesdays, 10-11:30am, Rm. 1512
3: Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am, Rm. 600
4: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm, Rm. 600
5: Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30pm, Rm. 600
6: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, Rm. 600
7: Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Rm. 600
8: Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, Rm. 600
COURSE CALENDAR DESCRIPTION
This lecture course surveys the history of art from the prehistoric era to the fifteenth century. Key examples of art, architecture, design and material culture from around the world will be examined in their social and aesthetic context. Students will gain an overview of the major periods, geographical centres and stylistic developments of visual art and design in ancient, medieval and early Renaissance eras.
REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS/COURSE PACKS
The following course text is available at the OCADU bookstore: Marilyn Stokstad and Michael W. Cothren, Art History, 4th edition (portable version).
For this class we will be using the first three volumes: Book 1: Ancient Art; Book 2: Medieval Art and Book 3: A View of the World Part One. As you will be reading these texts in their entirety, please reserve at least three hours a week for class prep. Please complete all readings before that week’s lecture. LEARNING OUTCOMES
• Upon completion of this course, you will have an understanding of key developments, monuments, and concepts in design and the material arts from the prehistoric era to the fifteenth century • Students will understand this period from a variety of geographic and methodological perspectives • Students will have practiced and improved their ability to critically read and write in an art historical context
The major part of this course consists of weekly two-hour lectures. These will be supplemented by mandatory weekly tutorial sessions that will be made up of assignments, group work, discussion, review, presentations, and the opportunity to consult with teaching assistants. In class, students are expected to have completed weekly readings and take notes during the lecture. Including readings and assignments, students can expect to spend six hours weekly on this course. Absences from lectures and tutorials must be supported with official documentation; three unsupported absences may jeopardize your standing in the course.
PODCASTS AND COURSE WEBSITE
Podcasts of this course will be available via ITunesU. You can access them by visiting https://mycourses.ocad.ca and clicking “Launch ITunesU” on the right-hand side of the page. You may also login at itunesu.ocad.ca. Any problems accessing podcasts should be addressed to the IT helpdesk in Room 317A or Room 664, 100 McCaul St. Podcasts are meant to assist with your note-taking and comprehension of course material, not to replace your attendance at lectures. Please be aware...
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