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Revel for Prebles' Artforms -- Access Card, 12th Edition


Duane Preble                       Sarah Preble                             Patrick Frank


 The text is available at the MJC bookstore.

   You have a couple of great low cost options for your materials for this class: Purchase the loose leaf text bundled with an access code to the REVEL interactive E-text from the campus bookstore.


Follow the instructions below to (register your code from the bookstore) or purchase direct access to the REVEL interactive E-text and have Pearson ship you the loose leaf text from MyPearsonStore for only $65.00. To get started, you will need three things:

  • The LINK TO YOUR REVEL COURSE with all quizzes (found in the Start Here folder).
  • An Email address. If you already have access to another Pearson product or service, your existing username and password can be used to access REVEL. If you need to set up an account, you will need a valid email address that you check regularly. This address will be used to confirm your registration and for other communication about the course. Your instructor may also use this email address to communicate with you.
  • An access code or credit card. You can buy an access code where you buy your textbooks.

Or you can buy instant access with a credit card or PayPal account.


ONLINE ~ Art Appreciation Introduction:

Welcome to Art Appreciation. This is a distance learning course devoted to the study of art, both historical and modern. Why is art important? Art is another means of helping people see and better understand the dynamics of our world and how human consciousness impacts it at every level. The world is open to integration and interpretation more than ever before and the effect that art has on us as individuals and as a society is now reaching beyond the borders of any given culture.

Mass communication – via television, the Internet, and cinema, along with cultural syncretism and networking between nations and even continents, has enabled us as human beings to see beyond ourselves and our own boundaries. This class will enable you to view images from around the world and in a context beyond the text book. It is designed to intrigue, inspire and engage you in the possibilities through the study of symbolism, multi-cultural perspectives and the many layers of meaning within the visual dialog.


Grading: Assignments will not be accepted beyond the cutoff date.

• I will not reopen assignments or quizzes for any reason, so plan your time wisely.

• Extra credit assignments are available. They will provide you a slight buffer should you miss

an assignment or two due to a variety of technical or personal reasons.

• Each unit will have points assigned according to the projects submitted.

Grading: Assignments will not be accepted beyond the cutoff date. 

• I will not reopen assignments or quizzes for any reason, so plan your time wisely. 

• One extra credit assignment is available. It will provide you a slight buffer should you miss an assignment or two due to a variety of technical or personal reasons.

Each unit will have points assigned according to the projects submitted. 

  •   You can calculate your grade as the course progresses. 

• I do not give incompletes in this class. So please be aware of the drop dates. 

ALL QUIZZES are in REVEL:  The percentage for your grades reflects weekly. In other words        100-90% = A       89-80% = B       79-70% = C       69 -60% = D    59 -%   = F

• I do not give incompletes in this class. So please be aware of the drop dates.

Submitting assignments and quizzes:

• Always use your own words. Plagiarism is not permitted.

• Please write your paper in Microsoft Word and save them as a .doc. If you are using another   word package then save the file as .docx, or .pdf file (RTF does not work with Bb) I cannot  accept any other formats and will be unable to grade the assignment otherwise.

If you have any questions, please be sure that you ask early so I can respond within the 24 hour period. If you have a question over the weekend a classmate might be able to answer it. I will try to be available as much as humanly possible. 

Do not wait until the last day; if there is a problem with the assignment, BlackBoard9, the college server or other technical difficulties, it is your responsibility to complete things in a timely manner. Neither the assignments nor the quizzes will be reopened after they are official closed, for any reason.


• Microsoft Works, Claris Works and Word Perfect are not recommended

Online Technology Requirements For Blackboard 9

Hardware PC Platform:

• Pentium II processor with at least 350 Megahertz (MHZ)

• 256 Megabytes (M) of Memory

• 5-10 Megabytes (M) of free disk space

• Internet access service

• Minimum Internet Connection speed of 56k per second

Mac Platform:

• OS X or higher

• G4 or higher

Software, etc. Web Browser Application:

• Internet Explorer 6.0 or 7.0, or

• Netscape 7.2 or higher, or

• Firefox 1.5

• Java 2 Runtime environment


MJC Disability Services

If you have a physical, psychiatric/emotional, medical, learning or other disability that may affect your ability to carry out assigned course work, I would urge that you contact the staff in Disability Services (DS).  DS will review your concerns and determine, with you, what accommodations are appropriate.  All information documentation is confidential.  They will also provide you with documentation to share with me so I know how I can assist you.

  • Contact Information:
    Student Services Building, Room 112
    435 College Ave.
    Modesto, CA 95350

    Phone: (209)575-6225
    Fax: (209)575-6852
    TTY: (209)575-6863
    Email: mjcdsps@mjc.edu

Technical Help & Questions: Blackboard 9 Student Support Center - FAQ's

 Online Learning: Blackboard handbook for your reference in *PDF format.

ONLINE ~ Art Appreciation

• The MJC Online Help Desk will help you with all questions regarding blackboard 9 related hardware and software. They will also provide email and phone support for students having login problems. Contact the Online Help Desk by emailing onlinehelpdesk@yosemite.edu or call 575-6412 (MF 8 am to 5 pm)


Integrity Policy: Student Conduct and Academic Integrity as defined in the MJC Student Code of Conduct will be upheld. The integrity policy follows:

"The grading of a student’s work rests on the fundamental idea that an instructor is evaluating a student’s own work, so cheating or plagiarism demonstrates a failure to complete this most basic requirement of any course. Thus a faculty member may administer academic consequences for violating the Academic Integrity Policy ranging from partial or no credit on an exam or assignment to an F in the course. The instructor may also consider that a student’s violation of academic integrity should be a consideration for disciplinary measures, such as suspension or removal from the course or the college.”


Instructor Contact Information- If you have questions or concerns -
My office is room #124 Office Phone - 575-6075   
E-mail - please use CANVAS email within your course
E-mails must include your name in the subject line. I will get back to you within 24 hours during the business week. I will not be answering e-mails on weekends, late at night, or on holidays unless it is an emergency.


Participation and Withdrawal Policy:

Regular online participation is expected, can be tracked & will be recorded.

Students are expected to complete:

1. All reading and written assignments

2. Complete all quizzes and tests

3. Participate in all class activities such as online synchronous and asynchronous discussions and other online classroom projects.

4. Excessive absences in these online activities may result in the student being withdrawn from the course.

5. It is the student’s responsibility to drop/withdraw from the class.


“I want to suggest that we consider beauty as a transformative experience that awakens the unconscious and leads us to one another. Beauty does not reside in any object but rather in the experience one has with it.”          ©Deborah Barr __________________________________________________________

 Course Learning Outcomes for Art 160 – Appreciation of Art


ART - 160: Appreciation of Art Course Learning Outcomes Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student should be prepared to:

1. List and describe the basic media used in two and three dimensional artwork.

2. Evaluate art work based on historical context and intent to the artist.

3. List and describe the elements of Art and principles of design.

4. List and define the proper art terms and vocabulary


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