Kimberly Overdevest at the Grand Rapids Community College in Grand Rapids, Michigan has had great success with these prompts.
Asking your students to undertake a research paper as part of the art history survey can be a tricky beast as the range of student experience with elements such as library research and bibliographic citations can be large and crippling.
These online syllabi are formatted as a Google Doc Excel spreadsheet for easy editing.
You can copy and paste this template to your own Google Doc in order to create a stand-alone syllabus that reflects your survey focus.
Again, we recommend great resources like Smarthistory’s Art History Survey syllabi templates and discussion questions.
for the “outline and rules” section of your syllabus that can be used as the introduction to any course – it includes basics such as a course description, grading policies, classroom etiquette etc.If you’re a Renaissance specialist, expand that part of the course.If you’re a non-Western specialist in African Art, flip the weekly chronology and begin with non-Western (and contract certain Western topics).You may be required to teach from a particular textbook or to teach chronologically rather than thematically.Below are resources for several different types of syllabi that can be “mixed and matched” to suit your needs and teaching specialisms.When we want to avoid the mistakes of the past, we turn back to our history.The same happens when we are looking for art essay ideas.Art history is a treasury filled with various and exciting topics for your papers.You can choose any epoch, any art movement, any school and present their peculiarities, representatives, and origins.Your link to the spreadsheet you create can be emailed to students at the beginning of the semester and/or posted to Blackboard.If the access is set to “anyone with this link can view,” then students can see the syllabus on Google Docs by accessing the link through Blackboard but won’t be able to add or delete.