ARTH 302: GREEK ART HISTORY
AND ARCHAEOLOGY

Professor Marjorie Venit
4214 Art Sociology Building
(301) 405-1489
venit@umd.edu


Office Hours:
Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 and by appointment


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In this course you will survey sites and monuments of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts of ancient Greece from ca. 1000 BCE through ca. 300 BCE.


READING ASSIGNMENTS
There is no textbook for this course.
Readings are noted on the Syllabus page of this website, with links to those that are online. The books are on reserve in the Art Library.


GRADING
Your semester grade will be calculated as follows:
1/3 The average of your checklist grades. (SEE BELOW)
1/3 Grade of your term project.
1/3 Grade of your final exam.
All grades will be computed numerically (for criteria for each testing mechanism, see below).

Insofar as the calculation of letter grades for your final grade, the follow equivalencies will be adhered to:
If you receive a cumulative numerical grade of:
your final letter grade will be:
100–97 A+
96–93 A
92–90 A-
89–87 B+
86–83 B
82–80 B-
79–77 C+
76–73 C
72–70 C-
69–67 D+
66–63 D
62–60 D-
59 or below F

CHECKLISTS
Each checklist will cover a separate part of the course. These tests are designed primarily to test your knowledge of facts. Checklists are divided into three sections: slide identification, placement of unknown monuments, and short answers. Concepts to consider will be posted for each checklist from time to time throughout the semester.

SLIDES:
Ten slides of objects that we have seen in class will be shown for one minute each. You will be asked to name the object and give its:
* Date,
* Period,
* Architect (if known), and
* Significance

This section normally counts for 30 - 40 % of the checklist grade.

UNKNOWNS:
Five slides of monuments which we have not seen either in lecture or discussion section will be shown for two minutes each. You will be asked to place the object by:

* Describing the object vis-a-vis objects we have studied,
* Providing the correct period, and
* Dating it as closely as possible.

You will use and note stylistic similarities to know works (i.e. those we have seen in class) to make your identifications. This section normally counts for 25-30% of the checklist grade.

SHORT ANSWERS:
Six to eight questions will be asked based on the concepts that have been covered in class and in the textbook. (Example: "What are characteristics of Seventh century art and architecture?") These questions will be grouped in sections. You will be asked to answer about half the questions, but you must answer at least one question in each section. Answer these questions specifically and completely, citing works of art, dates, names: hard core facts. Write telegraph style, make lists, charts. Make every word count.
This section normally counts for 30-45% or the checklist grade.

YOUR LOWEST CHECKLIST GRADE WILL BE DROPPED. ONLY YOUR TWO HIGHEST CHECKLIST GRADES WILL BE AVERAGED FOR YOUR CHECKLIST SCORE.

IF YOU DO NOT TAKE CHECKLIST #3, IT WILL COUNT AS A ZERO. IT WILL THUS BE YOUR LOWEST CHECKLIST SCORE AND WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE FINAL COMPUTATION.

THEREFORE, NO MAKE-UPS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CHECKLIST #3.


FINAL EXAM:
The final exam is an essay test taken at a time and place designated by the University (Thursday, 16 May 2013, 1:30 – 3:30pm., Room 3215). It lasts two hours. It is designed to test your ability to synthesize the material that you have learned. Questions developed during the last class will be posted on the To Consider page under Questions for the Final Exam.

QUESTIONS:
During the last class, the class will make up a series of questions that are thought-provoking and that tie together the material from the course. Normally, these questions number between 8 and 12. You are asked to go home and prepare the answers to any one, two, or (at very most) three of these questions. At the time scheduled for the final exam, you will write your answers in the classroom without the benefit of notes or other study aids. You may designate the point value of these questions (total = 100) or leave that to the discretion of your professor.

In contrast to checklists, which cover a discrete unit of the course and for which you are asked not to write in sentences, your final exam should comprise a well-thought out, well-written essay or series of essays and should reflect what you have learned during the entire semester.
The final exam will be graded on the factual correctness, organization, argument, breadth, and depth of your response(s).

NOTA BENE:

Academic integrity
The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council. This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all undergraduate and graduate students.  As a student you are responsible for upholding these standards for this course.  It is very important for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication, facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of Academic Integrity visit the Student Honor Council web site: http://www.shc.umd.edu . For further information on what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it, see the very useful plagiarism web site of the University of Toronto: http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/using-sources/how-not-to-plagiarize .

Remember to sign the Honor Pledge on all examinations and assignments: "I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this examination (assignment)."

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
If a student has a documented disability and wishes to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the professor as soon as possible. The rules for eligibility and the types of accommodations a student may request can be reviewed on the Disability Support Services web site: http://www.counseling.umd.edu/DSS/receiving_serv.html

Disability Support Services requires that students request an Accommodation Form each semester. It is the student's responsibility to present the form to the professor as proof of eligibility for accommodations.

Religious Observances
The University System of Maryland policy states that students should not be penalized in any way for participation in religious observances. Students shall be allowed, whenever practicable, to make up academic assignments that are missed due to such absences. It is the student's responsibility to contact the professor, and make arrangements for make-up work or examinations. The student is responsible for providing written notification to the professor within the first two weeks of the semester. The notification must identify the religious holiday(s) and date(s). For additional information, please visit the University of Maryland Policies and Procedures at http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/iii510a.html .

University Closure
If the University is forced to close for an extended period of time, the material missed will be made up either at rescheduled classes or by extra assignments relevant to that material. If an exam cannot be rescheduled in a normal fashion
(see Syllabus page), other means of assessment will be employed.

Evaluations
Please evaluate the course both in the department's paper format and online at www.courseevalum.umd.edu/ . Both evaluations are helpful to faculty and future students alike.

Absences for Medical Reasons
Students who must miss a single class meeting for medical reasons shall make a reasonable effort to inform the instructor in advance and shall, upon returning to class, present a self-signed note attesting to the date of the illness and including an acknowledgment that the information is true and correct. Students who, for medical reasons, miss more than one meeting during the semester or miss a major scheduled grading event must provide written documentation from a health-care provider including the dates of treatment and the dates on which the student was unable to meet academic responsibilities. (Private diagnostic information shall be omitted.)

Last modified: April 30, 2013