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ARS (Arts Studies)
251
001181
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
The Arts of a World Capital: London
Arts of London
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies (16IDS)
30.9999
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Term Offering
Summer Only
Offered Every Year
Summer I 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Remote Location/Site Based
London, England, UK
Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
5
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture6.0
Practicum9.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Rodney Waschka
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC170NoN/A


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16ARTSTBAArts StudiesElective
Multidisciplinary course introducing students to the architecture and museums and the musical, dance, and theatrical performances of London. Historical and social context of these works of art. The infrastructure in London that makes its unusual artistic vitality and quality possible. Taught in London.

Arts Studies requests approval of the following:

1. Addition to the HUM GEP list.

2. Modification of VPA outcomes/measures to reflect more clearly how the course has been taught for the past 5 years.

3. Modification of GK outcomes/measures to reflect more clearly how the course has been taught for the past 5 years.

4. HUM justification:  VPA objectives serve to develop cultural awareness of artistic traditions, to develop aesthetic sensitivity through creative outlets, and to make critical judgments about art primarily through analysis.  On the other hand, HUM begins not with the construct (art), but with the human experience both individually and in society.  It seeks to understand the human experience from the perspective of art.  Although both VPA and HUM require analysis and interpretation of human constructs, we will spend more time discussing methodologies of description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation with the goal of making academic arguments about how individual works of art contribute to a broader understanding of human nature.  The impact of this revision will be to provide students with more options to fulfill the HUM requirement.  Arts Studies expects to offer this course every summer session.


Yes
While this course does not have a specific additional cost, it is a study abroad course taught in London. The cost of the program covers the cost of this course plus one additional course, the required field trips, and public transportation.
Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities
Visual & Performing Arts
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Interpret specific works of British visual and performing artists within their historical, cultural, and political contexts
 
 
After completing assigned readings and attending a guided tour of Tate Britain, students will write journal entries in which they form their own interpretations of selected works based on relevant data about the artist and work.
 
 
Articulate the ways that British artists have interpreted their role and that of their art in contemporary society.
 
 
For their journal, students will choose a British artist or musician and, through assigned readings and independent research, analyze the ways that this artist has interpreted his/her role and that of his/her art in society.
Sample prompt: Choose a British visual artist or musician and analyze the ways that this artist has interpreted his/her role and that of his/her art in society. For example, how did Cornelius Cardew interpret his role as an artist in his first period (serialism), second period (indeterminancy/ experimentalism/ graphics), and third period (Marxism/Tonalism/ Improvisation). You may also compare his view of his role and work with that of another artist from a different culture.
 
 
Apply at least two models of art criticism to selected works of art.
 
 
Exams.
Sample measure: After reading excerpts from Feldman and Barrett on models of art criticism, students will compare these models on the test and apply them to selected works of art in their journal.
Sample Prompt: Choose a work by a British artist that you have viewed in the last few days, such as Space and Matter by Sandra Blow. Write a criticism of the work using Feldman’s model, then do the same using Barrett’s principles of interpretation. Compare the two results.
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Articulate the aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of artistic traditions in London.
 
 
Exams questions.
The test will ask students to connect important events in London’s history to the art of the time. Students will need to know the dates of important political, social, and economic events and the relationship of those events to particular works of art and the lives of specific artists.
Sample question: What architectural style resulted from the Great Fire of London? Discuss such points as the historical consequences of the fire, the architectural necessity caused by the fire, the primary architect who met that need, elements of his style, and the chief building exhibiting this style.
 
 
Students will apply terms and methodologies for describing and interpreting works of art.
 
 
Exam questions.
Students will use appropriate terms to describe art and apply appropriate methodologies to arrive at a reasonable interpretation of a work of art.
Sample question: Discuss Hockey’s symbolism and use of color, space, and movement to arrive at an interpretation of Mr. and Mrs. Clark and Percy that suggests a troubled and distant marriage.
 
 
Students will evaluate art based upon techniques and standards appropriate to the genre
 
 
The journal will require students to apply methodologies, terms, and aesthetics discussed in class to the analysis, interpretation, and ultimately, evaluation of works of art seen and heard during the various excursions. These evaluations must be supported by relevant information, aesthetic theories and positions, and by student observations based on these foundational materials.
Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Explain the historical and cultural circumstances of art production and performance in London.
 
 
In their journals, students will describe aspects of art production and performance taking place in select London venues.
Sample prompt: Trace the performance history of opera and musical theater at the following venues: Her Majesty’s Theatre, Savoy Theatre, and Royal Opera House
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 
Examine major artistic events that influenced social institutions in London and the interaction of individuals and groups to effect change
 
 
The test will ask students to identify the influence of art on social institutions and the changes that resulted from public reaction.
Sample question: Discuss the public controversy surrounding London’s skyscraper boom (e.g., Gherkin and Shard) and the compromises made by urban planners
US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
N/A
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
N/A
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
N/A
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None.
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Art Talk - Rosalind Ragans
Edition: 4th (2005)
Cost: Provided by instructor
This textbook is required and is available on Moodle
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
Reading selections from the following:
Speak the Culture Britain: Be Fluent in British Life and Culture - Andrew Whittaker
London: A Cultural History (Cityscapes) - Richard Tames
Practical Art Criticism - Edmund Feldman
Criticizing Art: Understanding the Contemporary - Terry Barrett

Major topics:
Week 1: Architecture
Week 2: Painting
Week 3: Music: Classical to modern
Week 4: Theatre and Dance
Week 5: 1960s British pop
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
This class involves excursions to the following places (selections):
• Shakespeare's Globe
• Westminster Abbey
• Tate Britain Museum
• Day trip to Stonehenge and Bath
• West End musical
• Handel House and Hendrix Flat
• British Library/Abbey Road
• BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall
• National Gallery
• British Museum
• Tate Modern
• Victoria and Albert Museum
• Tower of London
• Kensington Palace
• Banqueting House of Whitehall Palace
• Royal Opera House
• Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
No new resources required.

See below


Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will interpret specific works of British visual and performing artists within their historical, cultural, and political contexts

  2. Students will articulate the ways that British artists have interpreted their role and that of their art in contemporary society.

  3. Students will apply at least two models of art criticism to selected works of art.

  4. Students will articulate the aesthetic, cultural, and historical dimensions of artistic traditions in London.

  5. Students will apply terms and methodologies for describing and interpreting works of art.

  6. Students will evaluate art based upon techniques and standards appropriate to the genre.

  7. Students will explain the historical and cultural circumstances of art production and performance in London.

  8. Students will examine major artistic events that influenced social institutions in London and the interaction of individuals and groups to effect change


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment50%See syllabus
Final Exam50%Exam will include material covered in class lectures and readings, and on excursions. See syllabus.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabusone weekWeek 1: Architecture
• Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Palace of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Roman Baths at Bath, Tower of London

Week 2: Painting: The art of the people
• 16-17th centuries: Hilliard, van Dyke
• 18th century: Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough
• 19th century: Constable, Turner, Blake, and the Pre-Raphaelites
• 20th century: Bacon, Hockney, Freud

Week 3: Music: Classical to modern
• Morley and the madrigal; Purcell’s Birthday Ode for Queen Mary
• Handel’s Messiah and music for royalty
• Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, and the BBC Proms

Week 4: Theatre and Dance
• Queen Elizabeth I and Renaissance Dance
• Elizabethan Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe
• Musical Theatre: from The Beggar’s Opera to Phantom of the Opera

Week 5: 1960s British pop
• The British Invasion: Beatlemania and the Rolling Stones
• Mods, Rockers, and the fashion of British youth
Tweaked the Course cost statement, added field trip schedule to 5-week schedule, adjusted contact hours (lecture, increased from 3 to 6 and added 9 hours of practicum for the field trips).
aeherget (Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:44:26 GMT): AECHH: Oct. 19, 2018 CUE Meeting the members approved ARS 251 with the friendly suggestion to provide more language clarifying the kinds of prompts used for journal entries.
aeherget (Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:35:11 GMT): AECHH: Oct. 24, 2018 UCCC Meeting the members approved ARS 251 pending the following items are addressed within the next two weeks: -Clarification of the fees, is the range including airfare? Are required course materials included in the fee range or are these in addition to the indicated range -Combining the field trip schedule and the 5-week schedule to indicate how the contact hours are being fulfilled.
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