OHLONE COLLEGE  GREENSHEET ART-103A Survey of World Art History-- 4 hrs lecture
Survey of the ancient visual arts from 25,000 B.C. to 1300 A.D.

Kenney Mencher MA  MFA Assistant Professor of Art and Art History
Ohlone College, Office: 4316 and the Smith Center Art Gallery 43600 Mission Blvd.,  Fremont, California 94539
Phone: (510) 979-7916
A Calendar of Assignments and important dates can be found on the web at:
home page: http://www.kenney-mencher.com/
passwords username: ohloneuser password: ohlone

Office Hours,
M-W 12:45-1:15 and 4:30-5:00 Room 4311
T-TH 12-1 Smith Center Art Gallery or Art Gallery Workshop or by appointment

For the live class: The most important stuff:

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, the Cantor Center for the Arts on Stanford's campus in Palo Alto and the San Francisco Legion of Honor.  Please see the on-line calendar for the dates and times.

I also suggest that you sign up for HIST 104A Western Civilization with a World Perspective.  A survey of civilization in the Mediterranean through the beginning of early modern history with a look at other world cultures.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course consists of visual art history from pre-historic cultures through the ancient styles and includes studies in African, pre-Columbian, Asian and Native American Arts from 25,000 B.C.E. to 1300 C.E.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student will:

Class will be primarily interactive lectures based on the assigned readings and projected slides.  Occasionally we will be viewing video tapes.  Homework is primarily reading from the textbooks; However, from time to time you will be asked to go to the library 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 will be provided with this greensheet; however, there will be times when the schedule will need to be adjusted.


  • There will be three exams and several pop quizzes based on the readings.
  • Notes and textbooks may not be used during examinations.
  • Missed quizzes 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 may be given.


    Class Participation/Attendance,  20%
    Exam #1 10%
    Exam #2 10%
    Exam #3 10%
    Exam #4 20%
    Final Exam #5 30%
    TOTAL 100%

    Student Materials-Means of Achieving Objectives:

    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.)