2022-1 Understanding Art (ARTS312-01) The course syllabus

1.Course Information

Course No. ARTS312 Section 01 Credit 3.00
Category Gen elective Course Type Blended Course prerequisites
Postechian Core Competence
Hours MON, WED / 11:00 ~ 12:15 / Hogil Kim Bldg[306]Lecture Room Grading Scale G

2. Instructor Information

Woo Jung-Ah Name Woo Jung-Ah Department Div of Humanities and Social Sciences
Email address woojungah@postech.ac.kr Homepage http://hss.postech.ac.kr/
Office 054-279-2026 Office Phone 054-279-2026
Office Hours

3. Course Objectives

포스테키안 핵심역량: 창의융합역량 (70%), 지식탐구역량 (30%)

This introductory course investigates major monuments, trends, and issues in ancient through modern ages, primarily in Western art. While committed to introducing certain canonical art works and ideas to beginning students, this course also critically examines the sociohistorical contexts surrounding the artistic movements. Students will become familiar with some of the many ways to think about art and visual culture. Understanding art and analyzing historical circumstances will improve students' creativity, critical thinking, and ability to adapt content for different contexts and diverse audiences. This course will provide students with open mindedness, broad historical and cultural knowledge, aesthetic and design consciousness.

4. Prerequisites & require

WI Assignment will be announced later.
The paper should be written in Korean.

5. Grading

Assignments: 30% (Individual Photo Project 15 Group Project 15)
Exam: 30% (Midterm 15 Final 15)
Weekly Quizzes : 30% (12 times, Score varies, No make-up No exception)
Attendance: 10% (Official documents, i.e., medical record or interview notice, will be required to be excused/ 3 lateness = 1 absence)

6. Course Materials

Title Author Publisher Publication

7. Course References

H. W. Janson and Anthony F. Janson, History of Art: The Western Tradition, 7th rev. ed. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007). N5300 .J3 2007.
H. W. 잰슨, A. F. 잰슨 공저, 최기득 옮김, 서양미술사, 미진사, 2001. N5300 .J3326 2001.E. H. 
Gombrich, The Story of Art (London: Phaidon, 2006), N5300 .G63 2006.
E. H. 곰브리치 저, 백승길 이종숭 옮김, 서양미술사, 예경, 1997, N5300 .G64326 1997.
우정아, 명작 역사를 만나다, 아트 북스, 2012.
Thomas H. Carpenter, Art and Myth in Ancient Greece: A Handbook (London: Thames and Hudson, c1991).
Jaromir Malek, Egyptian Art (London: Phaidon Press, 1999).
Susan Woodford, Images of Myths in Classical Antiquity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).
John Lowden, Early Christian & Byzantine Art (London: Phaidon, 1997).
Nicola Coldstream, Medieval Architecture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).
Jeffrey Chipps Smith, The Northern Renaissance (New York: Phaidon Press, 2004).
Anthony Hughes, Michelangelo (New York: Phaidon Press, 1997).
J.V. Field, The Invention of Infinity: Mathematics and Art in the Renaissance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997).
J.L. Heilbron, The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999).
Shearer West, Portraiture (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004).

8. Course Plan

Week 1
Introduction 1:
Class Structure (Online Live on Webex)

Introduction 2:
Art History Survival Guide
Student survey

Week 2
I. Origins of Images
Independence Movement Day
1. Mesopotamian Civilization

Week 3
2. Egyptian Civilization
Week 4
3. Ancient Greek Art and Civilization 1 & 2
Week 5
4. The Art of Roman Empire
Midterm Exam, 1st Assignment Announcement
Week 6
II. Art and Christianity
1. Christian Iconography
2. Early Christian Art
Week 7
3. Byzantine Art and Architecture
Midterm Exam
Week 8
Independent Study Week / No class
Week 9
III. The Middle Ages
1. The Magic of Holy Scripts
2. Romanesque Art and Architecture: The Passion of Pilgrims
Week 10
3. Gothic Art and Architecture: The Age of the Great Cathedrals

1st Assignment Announcement Due / 2nd Assignment Announcement
Week 11
IV. Art and Humanism in the 15th Century
1. Florentine Renaissance
Week 12
2. Great Men and Great Masters of the High Renaissance
Week 13
3. The Art of Northern Europe
2nd Assignment Due/ Final Exam Announcement
Week 14
V. Seventeenth Century Art
1. Mannerism
2. 2Italian Baroque Art
Week 15
3. The Art and Religion of the Flanders and the Dutch
Week 16

Final Exam
Group Activity Report Due

9. Course Operation

Blended Learning:
Video Lectures on PLMS
Online Meetings on Webex
Weekly quizzes and writing assignments
Group Project.

10. How to Teach & Remark

The video lectures and the pdf files for notes will be uploaded.

11. Supports for Students with a Disability

- Taking Course: interpreting services (for hearing impairment), Mobility and preferential seating assistances (for developmental disability), Note taking(for all kinds of disabilities) and etc.

- Taking Exam: Extended exam period (for all kinds of disabilities, if needed), Magnified exam papers (for sight disability), and etc.

- Please contact Center for Students with Disabilities (279-2434) for additional assistance