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Last approved: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:12:04 GMT

Last edit: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:11:55 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program
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Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
rautmanm
Marcus
Rautman
RautmanM@missouri.edu
573/882-6711
Art History & Classical Archae
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Art History And Archaeology (AR_H_A)
Art History And Archaeology
3510W
3
 
30
Byzantine and Islamic Art and Archaeology - Writing Intensive
General survey of the visual world of the Middle Ages in southwest Asia and the east Mediterranean, from late antiquity through the rise of the Ottoman empire.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
AR_H_A 1110 or equivalent.

Instructor Information

rautmanm
Marcus
Rautman
RautmanM@missouri.edu
573/882-6711
Art History & Classical Archae
(numbers only)
Tenured Professor
365 McReynolds
 
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This course explores the visual world of the Middle Ages in southwest Asia and the east Mediterranean, from late antiquity through the rise of the Ottoman empire. This formative millennium saw the ancient cultures of the Near East transformed by the spread of monotheism, most lastingly in the form of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These traditions share overlapping textual foundations, yet their historical development reflects different approaches to the arts as a way of shaping doctrine and cultural identity. Their interaction and diffusion are fundamental to understanding the intellectual and cultural outlook of the early modern world. Over the next fifteen weeks we will discover the spectacular artistic world of these great cultures. We will begin by reviewing the rich visual heritage of the late Roman and Sasanian empires, and then trace the emergence of courtly traditions of building, decoration, writing, and daily life in Constantinople, Damascus, and Baghdad. Each work of art was shaped by patron and craftsperson to meet a specific need; once made, the work influenced in some way the lives of people who saw it. Archaeologists and art historians try to rediscover the appearance and meaning of such objects in their original cultural setting. By using their methods, we can better understand important works of art at the time of their making and through later generations. Midterm exam, with 1 pg essay week 9 20% read by instructor Final exam week 16, with 1 pg essay 20% read by instructor
One of my greatest challenges is designing fresh, creative assignments that draw on available resources (local and regional museums), and coordinating those assignments with the chronological organization of the course. The smooth flow of paper is essential to the course, and some students have trouble keeping to schedule. Reading papers is lots of work (even when helped by an excellent TA), but I benefit from seeing student writing from early in the semester. By the end of the term I have a much better sense of individual students, their abilities, study habits, interests and goals.
Face-to-face
Self paced?

45
45
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
 
 
 

Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Paper 1
Paper 1: in-class essay + peer review and revision = 1 + 1.
Length of assignment:
1
.
1
.
2

Paper 2
Paper 2: architectural essay + instructor/peer review and revision = 5 + 3.
Length of assignment:
5
.
3
.
8

Paper 3
Paper 3: article summary + peer review and revision = 2 + 2.
Length of assignment:
2
.
2
.
4

Paper 4
Paper 4: in-class essay + peer review and revision = 1 + 1.
Length of assignment:
1
.
1
.
2

Paper 5
Paper 5: article summary + peer review and revision = 2 + 2.
Length of assignment:
2
.
2
.
4

Mid-Term Essay
Mid-term: essay = 1.
Length of assignment:
1
.
 
 
1

Final essay
Final: essay = 1.
Length of assignment:
1
.
 
 
1

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
13.00
Revisions:
9.00
22.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
Art history and archaeology are integrative, interpretive disciplines that depend on close formal observation and cogent reasoning within an informed historical framework. All assignments for this course encourage students to analyze critically the monuments and concepts discussed in class and draw their own justifiable connections among them.
Schedule of assignments above.
60
%
 
1
One TA to be chosen in consultation with department director of graduate studies. This should be an advanced graduate student who has previously served as TA for the survey course ArHA 1110-20 or another WI course in the department. Instructor and TA will meet regularly and share reading of all written assignments except for the revised final paper and essay exams.

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement

I have read and reviewed the updated proposal

Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 06 Oct 2016 21:11:55 GMT): I have added AR_H_A 3510W, 01 to the Spring 2017 Schedule of classes and cancelled AR_H_A 3510, 01 from Spring 2017
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