HUIISYLL
HUMANITIES II
COURSE SYLLABUS

DR. DANIEL T. DORRITY
OFFICE: LB303
635-2117
Email: ddorrity@gw.lssu.edu
OFFICE HOURS: MTWRF 0900-1000
CLASS TIMES: TR 0200-0340
CLASS LOCATION: LIBRARY LECTURE HALL (203)

OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
 

The objectives of this course are to introduce students to the major artistic achievements and ideas of Western culture from the Counter-Reformation Baroque to the 20th century. The course will deal with some of the outstanding creations in architecture, sculpture, painting, literature, philosophy, and music. The aim will not only be to describe and discuss the art and ideas of the period from the Counter-Reformation to the 20th century but also to relate artistic and intellectual subjects and styles to man's social and material needs. An effort will be made to emphasize that art does not develop in a vacuum, but is rooted in the cultural and intellectual environment of each age. Finally, because the present is a product of the past and has been molded by it, frequent references will be made to the present in order to make comparisons and to show relatedness.

TEXTBOOKS

William Fleming. Arts and Ideas. 9th Edition.

EXAMINATIONS

There will be five exams for the course. The questions will be objective. There will be no "Final," that is, comprehensive exam. The last exam will be similar to all previous ones. All exams will count the same. For each of these you will be responsible for all assigned readings, class discussions, films or other audio-visuals used in class or assigned for viewing outside of class, and for all classroom handouts and activities.

GRADING

Grades will be based on the following percentages:
 

A+ 97   C+ 77
A 93 C 73
A- 90 C- 70
B+ 87 D+ 67
B 83 D 63
B- 80 D- 60

READING AND CLASS PREPARATION SCHEDULE

The reading and class preparation schedule is as follows:

Exam 1:
Chapters 13: Counter-Reformation Baroque
Chapters 14: Aristocratic Baroque in France and England

Exam 2:
Chapters 15: Bourgeois Baroque
Chapters 16: Eighteenth-Century

Exam 3:
Chapters 17: Neoclassical
Chapters 18: Romanticism

Exam 4:
Chapters 19: Realism, Impressionism, and Symbolism
Chapters 20: Early-Twentieth-Century, Part I

Exam 5:
Chapters 21: Early-Twentieth-Century, Part II
Chapters 22: Mid-Twentieth Century

MAKEUPS

Yes, if justified.

STUDY AIDS

Study Guides for the textbook are available from the publisher. Students who wish to purchase one must order it at the bookstore. For those students who wish to gain more information on any of the topics discussed in class or in the textbook there is a fairly substantial list of works available in the Library including art, music, and other specialized encyclopedias.

TO COMMUNICATE WITH INSTRUCTOR CLICK HERE:ddorrity@lssu.edu