OHLONE COLLEGE  GREENSHEET ART-101 An Introduction-- 3 hrs

Kenney Mencher MA  MFA
Assistant Professor of Art and Art History
Ohlone College, Office: 4316
43600 Mission Blvd.,  Fremont, California 94539
Phone: (510) 979-7916
Office Hours, M-Th 1-2PM in the Louie Meager Art Gallery
or by appointment

Please visit this website for a specific schedule of times the class meets and assignments
username: ohloneuser
password: ohlone

Class meets Tuesday and Thursday 2:15-3:50
Room 2133
The most important stuff:

  • If you miss any days the first week you will be dropped from the class.
  • Late work is not allowed in this class.
  • If do not turn in any of the first three assignments you fail the class automatically.
  • Attendance is mandatory and that every absence lowers your class participation grade 3%.
  • The classroom doors are locked once class begins and you will not be allowed into the classroom if you are late.
  • You will not knock on the door if late.  I will not answer the door.
  • If you miss four classes consecutively you will either fail the class and or be dropped from the class.
  • Plagiarism or cheating is copying a phrase (three to four words in order) from the internet, another student, or a book.
  • If you are caught plagiarizing or cheating I will earn an immediate "F" for the entire course and it will be reported to the Dean of Students.
  • There are no make ups for missed quizzes, exams, or assignments.

  • The lab will be to attend events in the art gallery on campus and to attend the scheduled field trips to the Louie Meager Art Gallery in the Smith Center of Ohlone's campus and the Cantor Center for the Arts on Stanford's campus in Palo Alto.  Please see the on-line calendar for the dates and times.

    CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is a survey of the visual arts; i.e., painting, sculpture, architecture, and film.  The student will be introduced to the various functions of art in our society.

  • To define what an aesthetic system is.
  • To develop an individual aesthetic system.
  • To define what art is and its role in western culture.
  • To define the role of the artist in western culture.
  • To define and understand the process of artistic creation.
  • To define and identify several dominant styles and periods of art.
    A World of Art, Henry M. Sayre,  (Any Edition assignments and readings are keyed to chapter titles.)
    Mencher, LIAISONS  Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company 2002
    There is an internet site with a calendar created for your benefit at :
    home page: http://www.kenney-mencher.com/
    username: ohloneuser
    password: ohlone

    Class will be primarily interactive lectures based on the assigned readings and projected images.  Occasionally we will be viewing video tapes.  Homework is primarily reading from the textbooks; However, from time to time you might asked to go to the library or to an internet site and read an article or a text I have placed on reserve or to use the internet.   Part of your grade will be based on class participation and attendance.

    A tentative calendar/schedule is provided on the website; however, there will be times when the schedule will need to be adjusted.

    Attendance is mandatory and attendance will be taken.

  • Every absence lowers  your class participation grade 3%.
  • If you miss 4 classes consecutively you will either fail or be dropped from the class.
  • A lateness is the same as an absence.  Please do not knock or attempt to come in.
  • You will be responsible for writing some short essay answers and or several work sheets. All your work will be your own.

    Late Work

  • Late work will not be accepted.
  • If you are late to class it is late and will not be accepted.
  • There will be several quizzes based on the readings.
  • Notes and textbooks may not be used during the final examination.
  • Missed quizzes, classes, and exams will be calculated as zeros.
    Make up exams are only available in one of two instances: to those students who have made provisions to take the exams in advance of the test date or if a student has a signed medical excuse.  In general a makeup exam will be different than the original exam and will take the same amount of time to complete as the original.  Extra credit will be given, however, it will not replace or have as much weight as the normal assignments turned in on time.
    Class Participation/Attendance,  10%
    Quiz 20%
    Worksheets 30%
    Midterm #1 10%
    Midterm #2 10%
    Final Exam 20%
    TOTAL 100%
    Some basic rules for classroom behavior during lecture, quizzes and tests.
  • If you are caught plagiarizing or cheating you will earn an immediate "F" for the entire course.
  • Please turn off all cell phones and beepers: if your cell phone or beeper goes off in class you will be lowered a letter grade in terms of class participation.
  • Please do not come in late. (I lock the doors once class begins.)

    You will be responsible for writing a research paper and several work sheets. All your work will be your own.
    All the work on your assignments must be in your own words.  You may not copy from the book, glossary, encyclopedia, the internet or another student.


    Academic dishonesty defrauds all those who depend upon the integrity of the College, its courses, and its degree and certificates.  Students are expected to follow the ethical standards required in Ohlone courses.  These Standards are defined in the Policy on Academic Dishonesty .  Violations of this policy include cheating and plagiarism.  (Copies of this policy are available in the offices of the Vice President, Educational Services/Deputy Superintendent; or Division Deans.) Definitions of Academic Dishonesty  (for further information visit http://www.ohlone.cc.ca.us/org/board/policy/Chapter7Reg.htm#7.8.2)

    A. Cheating

    At Ohlone, cheating is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain credit for academic work through the use of any dishonest, deceptive, or fraudulent means. Cheating at Ohlone includes but is not limited to the following:

    1. Copying, in part or in whole, from another's test or other evaluation instrument or obtaining answers from another person during the test;
    2. Submitting work previously presented in another course, if contrary to the rules of either course;
    3. Using or consulting during an examination sources or materials not authorized by the instructor;
    4. Altering or interfering with grading or grading instructions;
    5. Sitting for an examination by a surrogate, or as a surrogate;
    6. Any other act committed by a student in the course of his or her academic work which defrauds or misrepresents, including aiding or abetting in any of the actions defined above.

    B. Plagiarism
    At Ohlone, plagiarism is the act of representing the work of another as one's own (without giving appropriate credit) regardless of how that work was obtained and submitting it to fulfill academic requirements. Plagiarism at Ohlone includes but is not limited to
    1. The act of incorporating the ideas, words, sentences, paragraphs, or parts thereof, or the specific substance of another's work, without giving appropriate credit, and representing the product as one's own work; and
    2. Representing another's artistic/scholarly works such as musical compositions, computer programs, photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures, or similar works as one's own.

    The student has the right and shares the responsibility to exercise the freedom to learn. The student is expected to conduct himself/herself in accordance with standards of the college that are designed to perpetuate its educational purposes.  These procedures, along with applicable penalties for violation, are found in the Standards of Student Conduct and Discipline and Due Process Procedures. (Copies of this policy are available in the offices of the Vice President, Educational Services/Deputy Superintendent; or Division Deans.)

    A Calendar is available of assignments and required on-line readings at:


    Fall 2009 Academic Calendar - Admissions & Records

    Academic Calendars list important dates for applying to Ohlone, registering for classes, and deadline dates for adding and dropping classes, petitioning to audit a class, petitioning to complete a class on a credit/no credit basis, and more!
    Fall 2009 Academic Calendar 
    Event Date
    Priority date for new student applications in order to ensure earliest possible registration times Monday, April 20
    Registration begins for continuing students, based on Schedule for Registration; use WebAdvisor Monday, April 29
    Registration begins for new and former students with a completed application; use WebAdvisor Monday, May 4
    Holiday: Memorial Day (Ohlone College closed)  Monday, May 26
    Priority date for 10th-12th grade applications in order to ensure earliest possible registration times Monday, July 27
    Registration begins for 10th-12th grade students with a completed application; use WebAdvisor Monday, August 17
    Deadline for K-9 applications; no exceptions Monday, August 17
    Extended Office Hours Thursday, August 27 - Wednesday, September 2
    Registration begins for K-9 students; use WebAdvisor Monday, August 31
    Fall Semester Instruction Begins 1  Monday, August 31
    Last day to add full-term class WITHOUT instructor's signature Friday, September 4 * 
    Last day that students are added into classes from the waitlist Friday, September 4
    Holiday: Labor Day (Ohlone College closed) Saturday, September 5 - Monday, September 7
    Last day to drop full-term class and be eligible for a refund 2  Tuesday, September 8
    Last day to add full-term class (requires instructor's signature) Sunday, September 13 ** 
    Last day to drop full-term class without a W grade Sunday, September 13 ** 
    Last day to submit petition to audit full-term class  Sunday, September 13 ** 
    Last day to petition to complete class on a pass/no pass basis Friday, September 25
    Last day to apply (online using WebAdvisor) for Fall 2009 graduation or Certificate of Achievement 3  Friday, October 9
    Holiday: Veteran's Day (Ohlone College closed) Wednesday, November 11
    Last day to drop from full-term classes with a W grade Thursday, November 19
    Holiday: Thanksgiving (weekday and weekend classes do not meet; Ohlone College closed) Thursday, November 26 - Sunday, November 29
    Last day of instruction Friday, December 11
    Final Exam Period - see complete Fall Final Exam Schedule Saturday, December 12 - Friday, December 18
    Deadline to request printed full grade report for pickup Friday, December 18
    Winter Break (Ohlone College closed)  Thursday, December 24 - Sunday, January 3, 2010
    Grades available via WebAdvisor; grades are posted as they are received  Monday, January 4
    Spring Semester instruction begins Monday, February 1

    Students cannot add full-term classes online via WebAdvisor after the last day to add without the instructor's signature. After Friday, September 4 students can only add full-term classes by submitting an Add/Drop Form (PDF) with the instructor's signature to Admissions & Records on the Fremont campus or the Student Services Center on the Newark campus.

    **  Admissions & Records office hours do not extend to cover weekends and/or holidays. Access during non-office times is available through WebAdvisor.

    Fall Academic Calendar Footnotes

    Students are responsible for class prerequisites, academic calendar deadlines, services information, and registration procedures.

    Use the following percentages to calculate deadlines for classes that meet for less than the full term:

  • Last date to drop with a refund: 8% of class meeting times
  • Last date to add: 20% of class meeting times
  • Last date to drop a class without a W (Census Date): 20% of class meeting times
  • Last date to apply for CR/NC: 30% of class meeting times
  • Last date to withdraw with a W: 75% of class meeting times

  • If the class meets for 10 meetings or less, the class must be dropped prior to start of class to be eligible for a refund.

    The non-resident tuition and enrollment fees differ from resident fees. Please see the Fees Chart for information concerning non-resident tuition refund deadlines.

    The Application for Fall 2009 Graduation (Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, or Certificate of Achievement) is available from and should be submitted directly to the Office of Admissions & Records on the Fremont campus or may be submitted via the student's WebAdvisor account. Applications received after the deadline will be processed for the next term.

    Schedule for Registration

    Continuing students are assigned the earliest registration times and appointments based on having a declared academic program (major) and by the number of Ohlone units earned toward that program.

    New and former students receive the next opportunity to register but do not receive specific appointments.

    10th-12th grade students register starting approximately two weeks prior to the beginning of the term.

    K-9th grade students receive the last opportunity to register, starting on the first day of the term.