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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "AH 196"
COURSE NAME: "Introduction to Italian Renaissance Art "
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Paul Tegmeyer
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: TTH 11:30-12:45 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Mandatory trip to Florence
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A survey of art and architecture in Italy from the 14th to the early 16th century, this course gives primary emphasis to Florence as an artistic center while including exploration of the contributions of Siena, Rome, and Venice. The course is intended for students with little or no background in art history and will cover the principal artists and trends of the Italian Renaissance, from Giotto to Michelangelo. Lectures and on-site visits, including a trip to Florence, will help build a visual vocabulary of monuments in a general historical overview. Mandatory field trip may require a fee.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:
The course is designed as a one semester examination of some the major and minor works of art and architecture from the Early to High Renaissance (c. 1400-1520) in central Italy.  Particular emphasis will be given to the social, intellectual, and historical content of the images produced during this important and multi-valent period of art history in Italy.

Interspersed with class lectures will be some on-site visits in Rome as well as an extra-cost, required weekend field trip to Florence.
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 Italy.
TEXTBOOK:
Book TitleAuthorPublisherISBN numberLibrary Call NumberComments
Italian Renaissance ArtStephen Campbell and Michael ColeThames and Hudson978-0-500-28943-3  
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 cour
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:

Heydenreich and Lotz, Architecture in Italy 1400-1600
R. Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism
J. Poeschke, Donatello and his World
J. Poeschke, Michelangelo and his World
R. Krautheimer, Ghiberti
Diane Cole Ahl, The Cambridge Companion to Masaccio
Loren Partridge, The Art of Renaissance Florence 1400-1600
Martin Kemp, Leonardo da Vinci
Howard Hibbard, Michelangelo
Jones and Penny, Raphael
Marcia Hall, Rome
David Rijser, Raphael's Poetics
Loren Partridge, The Sistine Chapel Ceiling



1.     Introduction to the course and to the Italian Renaissance (Tues., Jan. ; Thurs., Jan. )

 

2.      Brunelleschi and Early Renaissance Architecture (. ; )

 

3.      Ghiberti, Donatello and Early Renaissance Sculpture (. ; )

 

4.     Early Renaissance Painting: Masaccio (. ; )

 

5.      “              “               “      : Fra Angelico, Fil. Lippi, (. ; )

 

6.      “              “               “     : Uccello, Veneziano, Castagno (. ; )

 

7.    MID-TERM EXAM (Tues., . )  No class (Thurs., . ) (Make up on Florence trip

 

Florence Weekend – Fri.- Sun., Mar.


8.   No Class (Tues., . ) (Made up on Florence trip) Art in S. Maria sopra Minerva (Thurs., .)


9.   Leonardo da Vinci (Tues., . )  


10.  Leonardo da Vinci    (. ; )
 

11.   Michelangelo  (. ; )
 

12. Michelangelo (., . )
 

13.   Raphael (. ; )

14.    Art in S. Pietro in Montorio and Villa Farnesina (. ; )        [Research Papers Due]



Final Exam - Date and Time TBA