ASC Syllabus

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ART SOCIETY CONFLICT 2018-2019
IDH 3034 (Fall) and IDH 3035 (Spring)
Thursdays 14:00 to 16:45 (02:00PM – 4:45PM)

FACULTY
John William Bailly ■ bailly.john@gmail.com  ■ Office Hours by appointment

COURSE DESCRIPTION
The “Art Society Conflict” (ASC) seminar examines the vital role visual art plays in the social and cultural dialogue surrounding controversial issues. It investigates how artists have challenged or enforced authority by creating new aesthetics.It further explores how art is used to initiate, accelerate, or combat social change. The class makes multiple excursions within Miami to the Perez Art Museum Miami, Vizcaya Museums and Gardens, Margulies Collection, Rubell Collection, among many others. Throughout the year, students will supplement class lectures on art history with hands-on involvement in special projects with artists from throughout the world. Students have canoed in Biscayne Bay to collect garbage to build a wall during Miami Art Week. They have participated in a performance with an Israeli artist at Vizcaya, distorted faces in collaboration with an artist from Finland, and painted a poem on the roof of an FIU parking garage. ASC offers students the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Miami’s contemporary art scene.

REQUIRED TEXTS & FILMS
The following required text course materials may be purchased in either print or e-book format. Films are available at either FIU Libraries or Miami-Dade County Public Libraries.

Fall
– Ellis, Bret. American Psycho. New York: Vintage Books, 1991. ISBN: 9780679735779
– Frankfurt, Harry G. On Bullshit. Princeton University Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780691122946

Spring
– Blanco, Richard. Directions to the Beach of the Dead. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2005. ISBN: 9780816524792
– Brown, Dan. The Da Vinci Code. Garden City: Doubleday, 2003. ISBN: 9780307277671

COURSE CALENDAR
Course Calendar is on Google Calendar. Students will be provided with a link to calendar.

GRADING RUBRIC
Each student accrues points over the length of the semester. The final semester point total equals a letter grade based the official FIU grade scale (Note: Please disregard the Blackboard percentage).

Fall
ASC Project: 50 points
Untitled as Text: 10 points
Lowe as Text: 5 points
Deering as Text: 5 points
Vizcaya as Text: 5 points
Quiz On Bullshit and Rape of the Masters: 5 points
Quiz American Psycho: 5 points
Quiz A&V Excursions: 5 points
Quiz A&V Lectures: 5 points

Spring
ASC Project: 50 points
Margulies as Text: 5 points
Rubell as Text: 5 points
Vizcaya as Text: 5 points
A&V as Text: 5 points
Quiz Directions to the Beach of the Dead: 5 points
Quiz Da Vinci Code: 5 points

Class Participation Criteria
1. participation in class discussions
2. attendance to class and class excursions
3. preparation for class
4. concentration in class (no texting, no sleeping, and so forth)

Final grade/total points equivalency
100.0 – 92.00: A
91.99 – 90.00: A-
89.99 – 87.00: B+
86.99 – 82.00: B
81.99 – 80.00: B-
79.99 – 77.00: C+
76.99 – 70.00: C
69.99 – 60.00: D
59.99 – 00.00: F
See project points equivalency on this page.

ATTENDANCE POLICY
Each student is allowed one absence per semester. Every absence in excess of this will drop the student’s final semester grade by one full letter grade. Three or more absences will result in an “F” for the semester.

RECOMMENDATIONS
If you intend to request a letter of recommendation, please review this page.

HONORS POLICIES
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http://honors.fiu.edu/honors-policies/

HONORS COLLEGE CITIZENSHIP
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http://honors.fiu.edu/current-students/citizenship/

HONORS COLLEGE STUDENT PORTFOLIOS
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http://honors.fiu.edu/current-students/portfolio/

Check out Bailly’s study abroad programs
France Study Abroad
Italy Study Abroad
Spain Study Abroad

AUTHOR(S) AND LAST UPDATE
Stephanie Sepúlveda & John William Bailly  01 April 2018
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