Dual Credit Art History

  • ART HIST Survey -Dual Credit

     Course Description

    Films, lectures, slides, and discussions focus on the theoretical, cultural, and historical aspects of the visual arts. Emphasis is on the development of visual and aesthetic awareness.
      The course explores the cultural, geophysical, and personal influences on art styles throughout history.



    Supplies Needed: Spiral or notebook paper, something to write with, and I will give you the books for the year.   


    Grading Percentages:

    Presentations        20%

    Tests                       40%

    Participation           30%

    Quarterly Paper      10% 




    Writing Assignments Rubric : 

    • At Least 2 pages ( 20pts) 

    • Double Spaced ( 5pts) 

    • Arial, Verdana, or Helvetic (Sans Serif) font (5pts) 

    • 14 pt type( 10pts) 

    • Correct Grammar/ Spelling (30pts) 

    • Gets your point across (30pts) 




    Presentation Rubric


    SHS Presentation Rubric


    1  Below Standard

    2 Approaching Standard

    3 Meeting Standard

    4 Above Standard

    Organization and Focus

    • does not include important parts required in the presentation

    • does not have a main idea or presents in a logical order

    • does not have a clear introduction and conclusion

    • uses time poorly

    • Includes almost everything required for the presentation

    • moves from one idea to the next, but main idea may not be clear or some ideas may be in the wrong order

    • has an introduction and conclusion, but not effective

    • some timing issues

    • Includes everything required in the presentation

    • States main idea and moves from one idea to the next in logical order, emphasizing the main points in a focused, coherent manner

    • has an effective introduction and conclusion

    • organizes time well; no part is rushed or too short

    • Students exceeds standard by going above and beyond organization and focused topic

    Explanation of Ideas and Information

    • uses too few, inappropriate or irrelevant descriptions, facts, details, or examples to support ideas

    • uses some descriptions, facts, details, and examples that support ideas but not enough to make point, some are irrelevant

    • uses relevant, well-chosen descriptions, facts, details, and examples to support topic

    • Student exceeds standard with exceptional details to support topic.

    Eye Contact & Appearance

    • does not look at audience; reads directly from notes/slides

    • gestures distract

    • lacks poise and confidence

    • wears inappropriate clothing for the occasion

    • makes infrequent eye contact; reads notes or slides most of the time

    • uses few gestures or movements

    • shows some poise but fidgeting or nervous

    • no effort to dress appropriate for the occasion

    • keeps eye contact with audience most of the time; only glances at slides

    • uses natural gestures and movements

    • looks poised and confident

    • wears clothing appropriate for the occasion

    • keeps continual eye contact with the audience

    • natural movements and confident

    • wears professional attire



    • unclear speech, mumbles

    • speaks too softly for audience

    • frequent filler words used

    • speaks clearly most of the time

    • mispronounces some words

    • occasionally uses filler words

    • speaks clearly

    • pronounces words correctly

    • audience can hear words, not monotone

    • rarely uses filler words

    • speaks very clearly

    • changes tone to maintain interest

    • no filler words used

    Use of Visual Aids

    • Visual aids are sloppily executed and/or contain information not relevant or meaningful to the topic

    • Visual aids are poor quality and do not meet requirements

    • Visuals can be seen clearly and convey relevant and accurate information on the topic

    • Visual aids do not meet all requirements

    • visuals are competently executed

    • visuals are used to complement information; used to make presentation

    • Visual aids follow requirements

    • Visuals are skillfully executed

    • Effectively incorporated to make presentation meaningful

    • Visual aids exceed requirements