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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "AH 280"
COURSE NAME: "Northern Renaissance Art"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Fall 2017
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Tegmeyer
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 1:30-2:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS:
PREREQUISITES:
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course focuses on the major artistic centers in Flanders, France, Germany and Holland in the 15th and 16th centuries. Special emphasis is given to the works of Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, and Campin in the 15th century, and to those of Dürer, Bosch, Grünewald, and Bruegel in the 16th. Particular attention is paid to the impact of the growing exchange of artistic ideas between Northern Europe and Italy.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
The course is designed in a survey format, presupposing a limited selection of important or representative artworks dating roughly form the late fourteenth century throught the mid-sixteenth century in the Netherlands, Germany, and France.  We will explore not only the significance of the individual images within their original historical context, but also the meaning of the stylistic and formal changes that took place in the artistic production of this period.  Various types of art, themes, genres, and issues will be examined.
LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The goal of the course is to learn to employ sound methodological and historical approaches to arrive at an understanding of the visual thinking and communicative processes devised by artists and patrons during the Renaissance in northern Europe.
TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Northern Renaissance ArtJames SnyderPrentice Hall978-0131895645  
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Attendance and Participation 10%
Mid-term Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Research Paper 30%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality directly addresses the question or problem raised and provides a coherent argument displaying an extensive knowledge of relevant information or content. This type of work demonstrates the ability to critically evaluate concepts and theory and has an element of novelty and originality. There is clear evidence of a significant amount of reading beyond that required for the cours
BThis is highly competent level of performance and directly addresses the question or problem raised.There is a demonstration of some ability to critically evaluatetheory and concepts and relate them to practice. Discussions reflect the student’s own arguments and are not simply a repetition of standard lecture andreference material. The work does not suffer from any major errors or omissions and provides evidence of reading beyond the required assignments.
CThis is an acceptable level of performance and provides answers that are clear but limited, reflecting the information offered in the lectures and reference readings.
DThis level of performances demonstrates that the student lacks a coherent grasp of the material.Important information is omitted and irrelevant points included.In effect, the student has barely done enough to persuade the instructor that s/he should not fail.
FThis work fails to show any knowledge or understanding of the issues raised in the question. Most of the material in the answer is irrelevant.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AND EXAMINATION POLICY
You cannot make-up a major exam (midterm or final) without the permission of the Dean’s Office. The Dean’s Office will grant such permission only when the absence was caused by a serious impediment, such as a documented illness, hospitalization or death in the immediate family (in which you must attend the funeral) or other situations of similar gravity. Absences due to other meaningful conflicts, such as job interviews, family celebrations, travel difficulties, student misunderstandings or personal convenience, will not be excused. Students who will be absent from a major exam must notify the Dean’s Office prior to that exam. Absences from class due to the observance of a religious holiday will normally be excused. Individual students who will have to miss class to observe a religious holiday should notify the instructor by the end of the Add/Drop period to make prior arrangements for making up any work that will be missed. The final exam period runs until Dec. 7, 2017____________
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Principal Publications from the Reserve Reading List:





Preliminary listing of lectures
 (subject to change):

WEEK:

1.     Introduction to the course and to Northern Europe in the Renaissance (Tues; Thurs, Aug. 29; 31)

 

2.      Limbourg Brothers and International Gothic Style (Sept. 5; 7)

 

3.     Jan van Eyck (Sept. 12; 14)

 

4.     Robert Campin and Rogier van der Weyden (Sept. 19; 21)

 

5.    Dieric Bouts and Petrus Christus (Sept. 26; 28)

 

6.     Hugo van der Goes et al. (Oct. 3; 5)

 

7.     Memlinc Tues., (Oct. 10) and Thurs., MID-TERM EXAM  (Oct. 12)


8.     David et al. (Oct. 17;19)



9.     Hieronymus Bosch (Oct. 24; 26)


10.   Schongauer, Pacher, and Fouquet   (Oct. 31; Nov. 2)

 

11.   Albrecht Durer (Nov. 7; 9)

 

12.   Durer Prints, Grunewald, and Hans Baldung Grien (Nov. 14; 16; and Fri., Nov. 17 - make-up for Thurs., Nov. 23)
 

13.   Altdorfer Tues., (Nov. 21) and Thurs., Nov. 23 No Class - Thanksgiving (made-up Fri., Nov. 17)

14.   Cranach and Holbein     (Nov. 28; 30)         [Research Papers Due - Nov. 30]


Final Exam - Date and Time TBA