CLASS EMAIL ON PAPER 2 4/15/2020
I hope you are all doing well right now!
A number of you have emailed questions about the 2nd paper, which is due May 4th at 9:30 AM. Below is detailed description about the assignment. If you have questions, please email me. If anyone would like to discuss their first paper, please email me to schedule an appointment for a video call or phone call.
The assignment is to expand on your formal analysis paper (paper 1) by using research from at least one (only one is required, but if you want to include more that’s fine) scholarly source. Essentially, you are adding historical context to support your argument. A scholarly source is an article, book, museum webpage, etc. Blogs typically aren’t a scholarly source. A good place to look for sources is in the Wikipedia page footnotes from the page on your work of art, or the culture your work is from, etc. The Wikipedia page isn’t a scholarly source, but often the bibliography at the bottom has good sources. If you’re having trouble finding a source, or determining if a source is scholarly, I’m happy to help.
The most important thing for this essay is not to simply add an extra page or 2 of historical context at the end of your first essay. You need to rework your essay so that the formal analysis and historical information is integrated. For instance, you may have argued that Trebonianus Gallus was displayed as a strong leader because his muscles were defined in the statue. This would be a good place to cite a source that says Romans at that time valued strength in their leaders. It may be tempting to just add new sentences into your first paper, but not change it at all, especially if you got a good grade. That is not the assignment; even A papers should be changed. This is an exercise in learning how to use historical evidence to support what you observed in formal analysis. Try to practice using the two together, reworking your argument as needed based on the research you did and to have a well-formatted essay. If you’re confused about how to do this, please email me to discuss. I am not expecting perfection here, but expect that no one will hand in the exact same essay. You may keep select phrases or sentences from your first paper that you like, but paper 2 should be a different paper. The best essays will also respond to the comments you received on Paper 1.
As for citations, art history uses Chicago style citations. Here is a link to the Chicago Manual of Style, which tells you how to format citations. https://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide/citation-guide-1.html
Your essay should use footnotes or endnotes. That means you include a footnote every time you cite a source. The first time you use a source you include the full citation. The 2nd+ time, you use the “shortened note” version. You should cite a source when you use a quotation, paraphrase, or include a piece of information from that source that isn’t common knowledge. In Microsoft Word and Google Docs, to insert a footnote, you go to insert, then footnote. Footnotes should be in 10 point font. Footnotes are important because they make sure you don’t commit plagiarism, by accidentally (or intentionally) taking credit for someone else’s work or research. Because you should only be using 1 or 2 sources, you do not need to include a bibliography. If your footnotes are not perfect, don’t worry. It’s important to try to format them correctly, and part of this paper is to learn how to do that. If they’re not perfect, it won’t ruin your grade. Not including citations at all will have a major effect on the grade. If you’re concerned about how to cite a source, please reach out and we can discuss.
Please email me with any questions you might have. As a reminder, Quiz 2 is coming up on 4/22/2020. It will be included in that day’s lecture.
CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT 3/11/2020
As some of you may already know, CUNY has decided to switch to remote classes for the remainder of the semester. There will be no classes 3/12-3/18, and remote sessions will begin on 3/19. Below I’ve outlined all the changes to the course that you need to be aware of. I appreciate your patience as the course site is updated. This is a long email, so please read the whole thing carefully, and email me with any questions you have.
If you were not in class today, please email me to confirm that you received this email. I need to confirm your email address for the success of the course. Please also include your cell phone number. The Art History Department has requested I have your numbers; this would only be used in case of emergency- I plan to use email and the course website for the rest of the semester. http://art1010carroll.blog.brooklyn.edu/
Weekly Lectures: There is an updated course schedule in the new version of the syllabus up on the course site. I am in the process of moving the readings around to their new weeks. Please keep up with readings; the order of topics and readings has not changed, so please follow the schedule in the syllabus until the site is up to date. Every Monday and Wednesday at 9:30 AM, I will post the power point for the class. In the notes section for each slide you will find typed lecture notes. These notes include the information and questions I would typically give you and ask during lecture. Throughout the power points you will see bolded questions that say “RESPONSE QUESTION.” There will be about 3 per lecture; you are expected to answer these questions and email me your responses by 9:30 AM the next day. This will count for attendance and participation. These will not be formally graded; I will review everyone’s responses and give the class general feedback every week. I will also post a word document of the lecture notes on the course site on the power points page, just in case there is trouble downloading. Please let me know ASAP if you ever cannot access a power point.
Quizzes: Quizzes will now be take home and open book. Open book means lecture notes and class readings can be consulted. You may not use the internet to look anything up outside of the readings. Please try to limit your time spent to 15 minutes, as a quiz would normally be in class. The 2nd quiz will be posted with the power point at 9:30 on April 21st, and you must email it to me by April 22nd at 9:30 AM. Do not consult anyone about the quiz. Please respect the rules set forth for this quiz.
Midterm: The midterm is now a take home exam. It will be open book, meaning lecture notes and class readings can be consulted. You may not use the internet to look anything up outside of the readings. There will no longer be a slide ID section or a bonus section. You will have two comparisons and one longer essay. The exam will be posted at 9:30 AM on 3/25 and it must be emailed to me by 3/26 at 9:30 AM. I will post a power point with the images and a word document with the questions under the power points section of the course website. The sample midterm on the course website is being updated to reflect this change in format. Please do not consult anyone about the midterm. Please only spend 1 hour and 45 minutes on the exam. Please respect the rules set forth for this exam. Submitting the exam after 9:30 AM on 3/26 will result in an automatic zero.
Midterm Review: This week, I will be posting a midterm review power point with examples of the type of comparisons and essay prompts that may be on the exam. Please use this to study. Email me questions by Sunday 3/22 at 5pm for these to be addressed in the review power point. If you have specific questions that you don’t want shared with the class, please just say so in your email.
Final Exam: The final is now a take home exam. It will be open book, meaning lecture notes and class readings can be consulted. You may not use the internet to look anything up outside of the readings. There will no longer be a slide ID section or a bonus section. You will have three comparisons and 2 longer essays. The exam will be posted at 8 AM on 5/18 and it must be emailed to me by 5/19 at 8 AM. I will post a power point with the images and a word document with the questions. The sample final on the course website is being updated to reflect this change. Please do not consult anyone about the final. Please only spend 2 hours on the exam. Please respect the rules set forth for this exam. Submitting the exam after 8 AM on 5/19 will result in an automatic zero.
Paper 2: There will be no change to the assignment for paper 2. Please see the assignment sheet, which will be posted to the website shortly. You do NOT need to go to the museum again if you do not want to.
Paper 2 Revisions: There will be no change to the assignment for paper 2 revisions. Please see the assignment sheet, which will be posted to the website later in the semester.
Extra Credit: The extra credit assignments will remain the same, but the schedule has changed. Please see the updated syllabus for the new due dates.
Office Hours: Office hours are now by appointment. I am happy to communicate by email, phone, or video chat if anyone would like to speak.
I am grading your first papers now. I appreciate your patience in waiting for your grades. Updating power points and the course site will take some time, so please be patient while that work is done. I will return your papers as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT: If you do not have reliable or consistent access to a computer or internet, please let me know as soon as possible.
Please check your emails frequently as there may be further updates from Brooklyn College. Again, here is the link to Brooklyn College’s updates on the Coronavirus http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/about/offices/studentaffairs/health-wellness/coronavirus.php.
As we continue through the semester, I may make changes to the course to ensure that the class run as smoothly as possible. Please bear with me as we transition to remote teaching. Please feel free to email me with questions or concerns. This email and any other announcements will be on the home page of our course website, so please check there frequently.
Professor: Anna Carroll
- Semester: Spring 2020
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Location: Boylan Hall 5307
- Office Hours: by appointment
- Class Location: Boylan Hall 5145
- Class Meeting Times: Monday and Wednesday 9:30-10:45
This course is an introduction to the history of art, emphasizing visual literacy in an historical context. Major works of art and architecture, drawn from a wide range of world cultures and periods from ancient times to the present, will be explored.
Course Objectives, according to Brooklyn College:
- Students will learn to analyze works of art critically from both an historical and an interpretative point of view; in addition, they will gain an understanding of the importance of cultural diversity through exposure to the arts of many different times and places.
- Students will have extensive practice in articulating aesthetic judgments effectively in spoken and written form.
- Students will learn how to draw upon the cultural riches of New York City to enhance their learning within and outside the classroom.
- Identify unique characteristics of several artistic traditions, and recognize and analyze the differences among the major periods, artists, genres, and theories of art.
- Use terms of art historical analysis correctly and be able to apply them to unfamiliar works.