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Length
5 Sessions (adaptive)
Price
Audit (Free)
Premium ($10 USD / Month)
Credit Eligible ($300 USD)
Institution
Otis College of Art and Design
Subject
Visual Arts, History and Culture
Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English
Topics
Modernity, Realism, Post-Impressionism, 19th Century Modern Art, Artistic Genius
Course Description

This Art History course investigates the role of the French avant-garde in developing and showcasing new modern forms and approaches to art and visual culture in the 19th century. The material addresses the most critical issues of modernity from Realism through Post-Impressionism. We will cover the stylistic changes that challenged academic art, the new subjects that confounded modern audiences, and the new roles and authority of the modern artist. To do this, we will focus on the European world through a series of video podcasts and online readings over five weeks. By the end of the course, you will understand the issues of modernity and the way that art and art-making addressed these issues as well as recognize the profound impact that 19th century Europe had in shaping our contemporary ideas of being “modern.”

schedule

This course is in Adaptive mode, and is open for enrollment. Learn more about Adaptive courses here.

Session 1: Modernity and Realism
Becoming Modern
Session 2: The Visual Culture of Modern Europe: New Technologies, New Venues, New Ideas
Century Photography & Manet: Realism beyond Courbet
Session 3: Impressionism: Problems and Issues Then and Now
Impressionism: The Heroization of Modern Life, Complications with Painting and Envisioning Modern Sculpture
Session 4: Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius
Post Impressionism: Cezanne’s Critique, Beyond Cezanne: George Seurat, Gaugin and Myth and Primitivism and Van Gogh – Beyond the Myth of Artistic Genius
Session 5: Edges and Resistance
The Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau
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Credit Eligible

Kadenze has partnered with Otis College of Art and Design to offer this course for 1 college credits.*

How much does it cost?

This course costs $300 USD to take for college credit.

*Upon completion, this rigorous college-level course will provide credits that are recognized and transferable from the partnering institution. Credit as workload and transferability is defined by the granting institution. Participation in these courses does not represent an acceptance decision or admission from the institution that offers them.

Learning Outcomes

Below you will find an overview of the Learning Outcomes you will achieve as you complete this course.

Grading Policy
Course Great Breakdown Chart
Total: 100.00%

Coursework Grading Policy: The most important objective is for students to gain an understanding of the concepts taught, and to be able to apply those ideas in their own work. With this in mind, it is our hope that the coursework is seen as an opportunity to further the understanding of the concepts taught in class.

For Students enrolled in this course For-Credit, Otis will assign 4.0 (A), 3.0 (B) or 2.0 (C) grades based on your overall percentage in the course. An (A) will be given for a grade that is 90% or above, (B) will be given for a grade that is 79-89%, (C) will be given for a grade that is 67-78%. No Credit/Fail will be given for a grade that is 66% or below.

PLEASE NOTE: Students taking part in this course FOR-CREDIT are required to submit a Final Project, which will be peer assessed. For Premium members, the Final Project is optional, but encouraged.

More on assignments and grading

  • The five (5) quizzes are designed to be short exercises to test understanding of lecture material and key concepts. 
  • If you fail to complete the requisite number of assessments per assignment, a 10% penalty will be deducted from your grade on that assignment. 
  • For the one (1) peer-assessed assignment, we will drop your two (2) lowest grades to calculate that portion of your final grade.
  • For quizzes, you are allowed one (1) attempt each. Make sure to study before you take each test.
  • You are permitted up to three chances at submitting the right answer in every in-video quiz question. Note results of in-video quizzes do not count towards your course grade.
  • For Premium members: To receive a Course Accomplishment, you must score at least 70% overall in the class.

This course requires a total of approximately 50 hours of work, including both lectures and independent student learning time.

Plagiarism: We learn by doing our own work, and by collaborating with other students. Discussing course content and assignments with your peers is an important and helpful way to deepen your learning. However, encouraging others to copy your homework and submit it as their own is a form of cheating. So please don't post your completed assignments or correct answers to quizzes, tests, or other assessments to the discussion forums or in repositories outside of Kadenze.

Instructors & Guests
What You Need to Take This Course

There are no required materials for this course.

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: Taking part in a Kadenze course For-Credit does not affirm that you have been enrolled or accepted for enrollment by the institution offering this course. Successfully completed For-Credit courses are recognized by the offering institution, and transferability of credits into or between institutions is at the sole discretion of the issuing and receiving institutions. Some institutions may require additional information from you in order to generate an official transcript from the institution. In addition, completion of a course for credit shows up on your Kadenze resume/portfolio, which can be valuable for presentation to potential employers, or schools to which you might apply.

Peer Assessment Code of Conduct: Part of what makes Kadenze a great place to learn is our community of students. While you are completing your Peer Assessments, we ask that you help us maintain the quality of our community. Please:

  • Be Polite. Show your fellow students courtesy. No one wants to feel attacked - ever. For this reason, insults, condescension, or abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Show Respect. Kadenze is a global community. Our students are from many different cultures and backgrounds. Please be patient, kind, and open-minded when discussing topics such as race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or other potentially controversial subjects.
  • Post Appropriate Content. We believe that expression is a human right and we would never censor our students. With that in mind, please be sensitive of what you post in a Peer Assessment. Only post content where and when it is appropriate to do so.

Please understand that posts which violate this Code of Conduct harm our community and may be deleted or made invisible to other students by course moderators. Students who repeatedly break these rules may be removed from the course and/or may lose access to Kadenze.

Students with Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities and who want to request accommodations should refer to the student help article via the Kadenze support center. Kadenze is committed to making sure that our site is accessible to everyone. Configure your accessibility settings in your Kadenze Account Settings.   

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