Fine Arts 160

Understanding the Visual Arts

The Quizzes


A genuine Venetian gondolier--
A modern performance artist?

Course Description and Requirements
On the Lectures
Art History Resources On the Web
Resources in Art History for Graduate students
The Perseus Project
Art Historians' Guide to the Movies
The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit
The Art Institute of Chicago
On the sacking of the Baghdad Museum

On the Quizzes

There will be six quizzes in this class. Your lowest quiz score will be dropped and your final grade on the quiz component will be determined by the other five. The quizzes will run this way:

The First Quiz will be on Chapters One and Two. This will be given Monday, Feb. 7, and Tuesday, Feb. 8. You will take the quiz in the section of the course in which you are enrolled.

The Second Quiz will be given Monday, February 21 in the MWF1 and MW classes and Tuesday, February 22 in the TTh class. It will comprise four images, shown in class and illustrated in our text. For each, you need to tell me me what the image is (identification) and then respond to a question about the work. You need to write 2-3 full sentences relating to the work shown. These are worth five points each for a total of twenty points.

The Third Quiz HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO Wednesday, March 16 in the MWF1 and MW classes and Thursday, March 17 in the TTh class. This will be a short-answer quiz, and will cover Chapters 16 and 17.

Essay on a Story

Please choose one of the following stories for your essay. Please remember that you are to write an essay, not a plot summary, of the story or book. You need to choose only from the titles listed below.

Your essay is to be typed, 2-3 pages in length, with 12 point type and one-inch margins all around on the paper.

You may complete the essay and hand it in at any time during the course, but on or before the due date of Monday April 18 / Tuesday April 19.

The Stories : Choose One

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