OHLONE COLLEGE Fremont-Newark Community College District
ART 103B Survey of World Art History: 14th Century through the Present
4 Units 4 Lec 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 kmencher@ohlone.edu
Office Hours,
Monday and Wednesdays - 1:15-2:15 in room 4311
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-2PM in the Gallery or Gallery Workshop in the Smith Center
or by appointment

Please visit this website for a specific schedule of times the class meets and assignments
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Office Hours,
Monday Wednesday Smith Center Art Gallery or Art Gallery Workshop or by appointment
T-TH 12-1 Smith Center Art Gallery or Art Gallery Workshop or by appointment

For the ON-LINE or DISTANCE LEARNING class: The most important stuff:

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 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.

Course Description: Art History, 103B, Renaissance (14th century) through the 20th century is required for all Art, Graphic Design and Interior Design majors for the A.A. degree and satisfies transfer requirements for the U.C. & CSU campuses. This course satisfies the General Education, Humanities, Fine Arts, and Cultural Diversity requirement for all A.A. degree students. Course material is a survey of visual arts from 1300-2000 CE. It includes the arts of Africa, Asia, Native America, Mexico, and Latin America during these periods.

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.   A big 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.

Late Work

  • Late work will not be accepted..
  • If you are late to class it is late.
  • You may not e-mail assignments to me unless we have discussed it and I have given you permission in advance of the due date.
  • If you are late to class the day of an exam you will not be allowed to take the exam and you will earn an F on the exam.
  • There will be three exams and several possible 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.  There is extra credit which will replace a score you have earned on a similar assignment..

    Student Materials-Means of Achieving Objectives:

  • Art: A Brief History, 5/E

  • Marilyn Stokstad, University of Kansas
    Michael Cothren, Swarthmore College
    ISBN-10: 0205017029
    ISBN-13:  9780205017027
  • Mencher, LIAISONS  Kendall/HUnt Publishing Company 2002 ISBN 0-7872-9078-5 (See this site for my book http://www.kendallhunt.com/index.cfm?PID=201&CMD=search&REF=1)
  • Web Site:  http://www.kenney-mencher.com/

  • passwords
    username: ohloneuser
    password: ohlone
    Outside of Class Assignments, Required Reading, Writing, and Other:

    Over an 17-week presentation of a course, three hours per week are required for each unit of credit. For each hour of lecture, two hours of independent work done outside of class are required. The students in this class will be doing the following outside of class:

  • Study
  • Answer Questions
  • Required Reading
  • Written Work (essays/composition/report/analysis/research)
  • Observation of, or participation in, an activity related to course content (e.g., play, museum, concert, debate, meeting, etc.)
    Quiz #1 5%
    Exam #1 10%
    Quiz #2 5%
    Exam #2 15%
    Quiz #3 5%
    Exam #3 15%
    Quiz #4 5%
    Final Exam 30%
    Participation 10%
    TOTAL 100%
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    All your work will be your own.

    Student Learning Outcomes
    The student will:

    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.

    If you plagiarize, cheat, or copy on any assignment you will receieve an immediate "F" for the entire course.


    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.)