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    Clayton Funk, Ed.D. Supervising Professor

    Office, 240A Hopkins Hall

Lecture, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30 2:18, in Sullivant Theatre (room 105)

    Winter Quarter, 2009

GEC Objectives

    ; Students develop abilities to be enlightened observers or active participants in the visual spatial

    musical, theatrical, rhetorical, or written arts.

    ; Students describe and interpret achievement in the arts and literature.

    ; Students explain how works of art and literature express social and cultural issues.

160 Course Policies


    Your performance in Art Education 160 is measured by how many points you earn, up to 100 points. Think of this system as a bank account in which you start with a "zero" balance and earn points across the quarter

Participation and Attendance

    If you are in Art Education 160, the hybrid version of this courselecture and online, follow policies for

    lecture and online participation.

    If you are in Art Education 160D, the completely online version of this course, follow the policies for Online participation.


    You can earn up to 10 points of your grade with participation in lecture assignments and group discussions. This involvement is important because it is how we get to know you and you can't pass this course without getting involved.

    Be in class and be on time. Student sit in assigned sections. Attendance is considered participation, so make sure you sign the attendance sheet to be counted as present.

    Unexcused absences will cost you one participation points each absence. Your TA will keep attendance. Be sure you sign the attendance sheet to be counted present.

    If you cannot attend a lecture, we expect you to email your TA ahead of time for an excused absence. If you go to the doctor, please bring a doctor's note for an excused absence. If you are a college athlete and will be away for a game, please notify us in advance and in writing for an excused absence.


    You can earn up to 10 points of your grade with participation in weekly assignments and group discussions. This weekly involvement is important because it is how we get to know you and you can't pass this course without getting involved.

    Be present and observant online. In activities like discussions, there is reading to do as well as posting your own discussion items. We track participation online, when you login, logoff, and where you go within the course. This information keeps us from second-guessing each other and helps when we have to solve technical problems, as well as keeping rapport between students and instructors running smoothly.

If you cannot be present online any reason, we expect you to notify your TA by email.

    If you go to the doctor, please bring a doctor's note to excuse your absence. Each student is responsible for operating reliable and compatible computers and software.

Each student is responsible for a reliable Internet connection.

Each student should check and double-check to make sure files upload successfully.


    If you are a college athlete and will miss online participation for a game, please notify us in writing to be excused.


    Textbook for both Art Ed. 160 and Art Ed. 160D is Contemporary Art Culture, by Clayton

    Funk, Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishers, Preliminary Ed.

    Course lectures and small group discussions will help you organize the ideas presented in the text along with the content of lectures. You should also think about ideas "between the lines," as well as some of the straightforward facts we want you to know.


    To help you study readings closely, you are asked to take eight quizzes. Every quiz is set up to allow two attempts. the highest score with count toward your grade. Each quiz is worth 4 points each. Quizzes are open for seven days, 24 hours a day. We will not reopen quizzes unless you were gone on university-related activities, or you have a doctor's note.

Students with Disabilities

    The Office of Disability Services (ODS) does not notify us of any students with disabilities. However, ODS specifies in writing that you are entitled to special accommodations of any kind, and they will provide you with the necessary paperwork, which should be presented to Dr. Funk by the end of third week of the quarter. This must include a letter from ODS that specifies the accommodations available to you. It is important that you these procedures to ensure that all proper arrangements are made for you to take the exams. Dr. Funk's office is 240A Hopkins Hall, his mailbox is Hopkins 258, and his e-mail is Please email for an



    Some of the topics covered in class and in our textbook can be controversial and can deal with images or words that some individuals find offensive and such material is covered in class and in the textbook. This material is part of contemporary culture and part of your everyday lives in some way. Please remember that we ask you to consider and reconsider these ideas but we will never require you to like them.

The Ohio State University

    The Department of Art Education

    258 Hopkins Hall

    128 North Oval Mall

    Columbus Ohio 43210, USA

    Tel: 614-292-7183


160 and 160D Grading


    Your performance in Art Education 160 is measured by how many points you earn, up to

    100 points. Think of this system as a bank account in which you start with a "zero"

    balance and earn points across the quarter.

Here is the break down of the point system:

    Participation and attendance - 12 pts

    Introductions - 2pts


    (Attendance for students in lecture)

    - 4 pts

    Discussions - 6 pts

    Assignments 26pts

    Describe What You See - 2pts

    Interpret What You Describe - 2pts

    Social Interaction- 2pts

    Myspace Web Page - 10pts

    Music or Film Paper - 10pts

    Quizzes and Exams - 62 pts

    Quizzes - 32 pts

    Midterm Critical Essay - 15 pts

    Final Exam- 15 points



    The main goal of this course is to think about art forms and culture through discussion and writing. We will discuss relationships between visual art, popular music, film, and multimedia, which are important in contemporary culture. The meaning of an art object or cultural event depends on several variables: who is interacting with an object or participating in an event, where it is, how it is made, and who made it. Whether a painting, a film, a work by Nine Inch Nails, or playing poker on the Internet, none of these "cultural products" or "events" exist together in relation to culture, and so, we talk about all these things in the same course.

Assignments in a Snapshot

    The assignments are intended for practicing the skills you need to complete your midterm and final exams successfully.

    Describe What You See

    Contemplate What You Describe

    Social Interaction

    Midterm Critical Art Essay

    My Space Page

    Music or Film Paper

    Final Exam

    As you can tell, the assignments are arranged in two groups. The first four are about critique of a visual art form, and the last two are about audio and visual media. Each group of assignments provides the practice you need for your two papers. The description, interpretation, and judgment of what you see builds skills for the Midterm Critical Art Essay, and the constructing of a MySpace age allows to mix media, and lends insight to your Music or Film Paper. We will provide content about film, so you will also be prepared to write about it, as well.

    Eight quizzes over your readings and listening assignments will be available in Carmen.

    The midterm is your Critical Art Essay, in which you carefully follow a rubric and write a critical paper. You will know more about what we mean by being "critical" after you do the first three assignments.

    The final will be administered online, in Carmen as listed on the schedule. The format is multiple-choice and it will cover all course content. Remember, unless approved in advance, there are no make-up exams unless you were excused in advance!


Get Organized!

    Check the course calendar for important dates and observe deadlines.

    If you are away on University-related trip and have no access to the Internet during the test time, another time will be arranged.

160 and 160D Code of Conduct

    We are pleased that you signed up for AE160 and we look forward to getting to know you. It is important to note some important responsibilities. Our Academic Code of Conduct applies to all Art Ed 160 and 160D students, whether in-person or online. We want you to have all the information you need to succeed this quarter. Please take a few moments to read our expectations for academic conduct. We assume that all students are honest and to discover otherwise would be a serious disappointment. The written, audio, and visual material in this course is for your use, and only your use, during the quarter. That material may not be reproduced (other than that which downloads automatically) or printed without the express permission of your instructor. To do otherwise is a violation of federal copyright law and may result in severe legal penalties. 1.

    Art Ed 160 and 160D offers unique opportunities for independent learning. And, while you will explore the materials and assignments on your own, we hope that you’ll participate often in discussions. When it comes to assignments or tests we require that you do your own work.


    Please be aware that all email communications between student and instructor will be conducted through your OSU email address only. This is for your protection and there are no exceptions to this policy. If you must use another email provider, then we assume that you will forward your OSU email to another account. This usually works smoothly, and instructors do not have to keep more than one email address per student. 3.

    Plagiarism of any kind (from another student, from a printed source, from a web site, etc.) is dishonest. All material taken from sources (including content from the 160D site) must be properly identified. If you are unsure about how to document a source, please ask! If you are tempted to plagiarize, you should know that the penalties are severe and could result in failure in the course or suspension from the university. We have methods of detecting such practices, so be honest and do your own work. If you use material from another source, and do not identify the source, your assignment will automatically receive a failing grade and you will be charged with academic misconduct.


    Finally, we are available to assist you with your concerns or questions as they arise. If you are unclear about any of our expectations or policies, please do not hesitate to email your instructor. Our goal is to help you get the information you need to make your learning experience this quarter enjoyable and memorable!


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