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Module 4 (2/25-3/3) Important Announcements (posted 3/1/21)

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a good weekend! I have a couple important mid-week announcements:

1. This is a reminder that your paper thesis and notes assignment is due Wednesday at 11:59PM.

2. A powerpoint and notes summarizing last Thursday’s optional paper writing workshop is now available on the course website. It is under Module 3 slides.

3. Thank you to your classmate who pointed out that a slide was missing from the Module 4 lecture on the Ancient Mediterranean World. I posted the corrected powerpoint and notes yesterday evening, so if you had already reviewed that, please go back and look at Slide 19 in Part 1 to learn about the “Head of a Roman Patrician from Otricoli.”

Please reach out with any questions.

-Prof. Carroll

Module 4 (2/25-3/3) Announcements

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to Module 4! Thank you to everyone who posted in the Module 3 discussion forum. I will be emailing you all your grades and feedback in the next few days.

This week we will be looking at the Ancient Mediterranean World and discussing how to write papers. Tonight on zoom from 7-8PM I will be hosting a paper writing workshop. This is optional, but attendance is encouraged. We will be talking about essay structure and practice writing a thesis. Please see a summary of upcoming assignments below.

For module 4 you will need to:

1. Complete assigned readings
2. Review the Ancient Mediterranean World powerpoints (it is in 2 part because it is a large file, so please be sure to review both parts) and notes
3. Submit your paper thesis and notes by filling out the looking at art worksheet and emailing it to me. This is due 3/3 at 11:59PM
4. Optional Extra Credit 1 is due 3/3 at 11:59PM

Looking forward to Module 5, we will have our first quiz due 3/10 at 11:59PM. The quiz will be a compare and contrast. This will follow the same format as the extra credit assignment, so that will be good practice. The quiz will be available under assignments on 3/4.

Please be in touch with any questions.

-Prof. Carroll

Module 3 (2/18-2/24) Announcements

Hello Everyone,

Module 3 materials are now available on our course website. For this module you will need to participate in a discussion forum, so if you haven’t joined our group yet, please do so at this link: http://cuny.is/group-artd1010-spring-2021. You will need to make an Academic Commons website in order to register. You can make an account here https://commons.gc.cuny.edu.

For Module 3 you need to:
1. Complete assigned readings
2. Review the Ancient China Powerpoint and lecture notes
3. Review the How to write an art history paper powerpoint and lecture notes
4. Participate in the Module 3 Discussion by 2/24 at 11:59PM

Looking ahead there are a few major assignments coming up:
1. Paper Thesis and Notes due 3/3 at 11/59PM
This may seem far away, but please review the assignment and look at the options for works of art sooner rather than later, so that you have enough time to complete the assignment!
2. Optional Extra Credit 1 due 3/3 at 11/59PM

Office hours are tonight 7-8PM.

There is also an art history lecture coming up on March 9th hosted by Professor Eva Molcard, who will be giving a talk titled “Collective Compilation: Esfir Shub’s Contributions to Early Soviet Cinema.” Please see the flyer below.

-Prof. Carroll

Module 2 (2/11-2/17) Announcements

Hello Everyone,

I hope you all had a good first week of the semester! Module 2 is now open, and materials are up on our course website (https://art1010carroll.commons.gc.cuny.edu/). For module 2 you will need to complete the following:
1. Complete assigned readings
2. Review Ancient Mesopotamia Powerpoint and Notes
3. Review Ancient Egypt Powerpoint and Notes

There are no assignments to be turned in during Module 2. Graded assignments begin in Module 3, so please look ahead at the course schedule and plan ahead! If you have not yet joined our class group site please do so here: http://cuny.is/group-artd1010-spring-2021

Office hours are today 7-8pm. I will be available on Zoom to answer any questions.

-Prof. Carroll

Module 1 (2/4-2/10) Announcements

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to ART1010, Art: It’s History and Meaning. This is a primarily asynchronous class, which means that we will not be “meeting” via video software every week. However, we will be meeting over zoom for our first class on Thursday 2/4/21 7-8PM. The zoom invite is at the end of this email; we will use the same zoom invite for all class meetings and office hours. The password for the zoom meeting room is art1010.

There are no assignments due for our first class session, but there are a few things you will need to do to access course materials. You will need to make a CUNY Academic Commons account using your Brooklyn College email. You can make a CUNY Academic Commons account at this link: https://commons.gc.cuny.edu/. If you do not know your Brooklyn College email, please see this help page for instructions on how to access the account: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/technology_students/CUNYcloudemail.php

Once you have an Academic Commons account, you will have access to our class website: https://art1010carroll.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

You will also be able to request access to our online discussion forum. Please request access through this link: http://cuny.is/group-artd1010-spring-2021

Please take some time to review the syllabus and course schedule, which are on our course website (https://art1010carroll.commons.gc.cuny.edu/). During our first class zoom meeting we will be reviewing the syllabus, so please come prepared with questions.

Please email me if you have any questions setting up your accounts or accessing the websites.

I would also like to let you all know about an Art Department event happening soon. The first Art History lecture – “Tropical Aesthetics of Black Modernism” is Tuesday February, 9th at 12:30 over Zoom at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89773555420. Attendance is not required, but all are welcome!

-Prof. Carroll

Welcome Announcement

My name is Professor Carroll and I’m looking forward to working with you all this semester. I’m a student in the PhD program in art history at the CUNY Graduate Center, and I specialize in art of the Byzantine Empire, which is one of the types of art we’ll be looking at this semester.

The goal of this course is to familiarize you with works of art over a broad period of time and place to develop an understanding of what art from various cultures looks like and means. You will practice describing art and using historical context to construct arguments about the meanings of different works.

This is a primarily asynchronous class, which means that we will not be “meeting” via video software during class time. There will be 3 mandatory Zoom meetings scheduled during the semester, an introduction to the course and review sessions for the midterm and final. These are already noted on the course schedule. I’ll be sending out information for those as they get closer. Office hours can take place over zoom or phone- that’s up to you. My office hours are Thursday 7-8PM via zoom, or by appointment.

So how is this class going to work? If you haven’t already, please read through the syllabus now. The syllabus has detailed descriptions of the course requirements and expectations. This class will through this CUNY Academic Commons Website (link: art1010carroll.commons.gc.cuny.edu). This is where you’ll find the links to readings, lectures, the weekly question and answer forums, discussion forums, and learning tools such as vocabulary lists that I’ll be providing for you. Assignments are also outlined, as well as class policies.

A quick note on the lectures; I’ll be providing you with PowerPoints with audio, a PDF version of the PowerPoint images, and a typed-up script. You can use any combination of these to learn the material based on your learning style and the technology you have.

Take some time to look at this site. Should you ever have an issue completing assignments because of technology issues or extenuating circumstances (family emergency, illness), please email me to let me know and appropriate accommodations can be made.

-Prof. Carroll


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