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Hi All!


The final exam will be 100 multiple choice quesitons.

  • You will need a scantron and a no. 2 pencil
  • No notes, texts, internet access, or any other kind of assistance.
  • Questions will be taken directly from quizzes, including bonus questions.

Word of advice:

Start studying now if you haven’t already. As I’ve mentioned a few times in class, make sure you know why the correct answers are correct, and the wrong answers are wrong. It might help to retake the quizzes again until you know why the answers you gave were correct or incorrect. If you do this you will most likely ace the exam. Most of the questions will be exactly the same as your quizzes, but some will be reversed. For example, an answer on one of the quiz questions might be “all the above,” but on the final it might be “none of the above.” A true or false question on one of the quizzes might be switched around to say the opposite on the quiz.


Good Luck!



Hello Class!

Next Tuesday is an important class not to miss. There will be two quizzes.

A couple of important reminders/announcements:

1. The second part of your journal is due next class, May 13. If you decide to email it to me, I must receive it by 4pm Tuesday, May 13. Since the journal prompts are meant to be answered the same week they are assigned, I will not accept late submissions.

2. Quiz 7 will be split into two quizzes and will be worth 10 points, rather than the usual 5 points. For this quiz you will have the opportunity to earn 3 bonus points. You will take the quiz after we finish the sections on Asian and Islamic Art. Please prep your notes for:

  • Medieval West
  • Renaissance
  • Mannerism
  • Baroque
  • Rococo
  • Asian Art
  • Islamic Art

3. After taking Quiz 7 we will take a brief 10 minute break. Following the break will be a lecture on the Traditional Arts of Oceania, Africa & Americas. Immediately following the lecture you will take Quiz 8. Remember, I drop the two lowest scores from your final grade.

4. Congratulations Team 3! I will let you know by Sunday what format the final exam will take (100 multiple choice questions with only your brain to help you, or 2 open-ended/essay questions, open book)



Hi Class,

Quiz #6 is now a take-at-home-quiz. Please click on the blue link below to download the quiz and follow the instructions. If you have any problems at all, contact me NOW!

Art200 Quiz 6 TAKE HOME

QUIZ DUE by 11:59 pm MONDAY, May 05.

Since I won’t be able to hand you your outlines until next week, I will give you an extra week to work on your term papers.

TERM PAPERS MUST BE EMAILED to me by 11:59pm Tuesday, May 20.



Class Cancelled Tuesday, Apr 15

Art 200 is cancelled today.


Hi All,

Just a reminder that we got a better classroom! Class is now in room 6109.

See you soon!


Hi All 

Class has been moved. Sorry. See you tonight!


Late Start Today! Class to start at 5pm

Hi class,

Class will start at 5pm today.
As you know, I commute from Los Angeles. There has been a serious car accident and traffic is at a standstill.
If you haven’t finished this weeks reading please take the time to do so.

Apologies for the inconvenience.
See you soon !


Hi Class!

Hope you’re prepping some good notes for the first quiz, because I forgot to mention…

All the quizzes are open notes. You have access to all your notes. If you type your notes into a laptop, please print them before class.

No computers, mobile devices or any other form of access to the internet allowed.

See you next week!

Study Questions for “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger

  •  Based on the text by John Berger, does what we believe affect what we see?
  • According to Berger, does every image embody a specific way of seeing? What does this mean? Why or why not?
  • According to Berger’s essay, are beauty and taste objective values that stay the same or are they things we learn? What is mystification?
  • How has the camera affected art and our way of seeing? Find the definition of “Linear Perspective” in Preble’s Artforms (pp52-55). Explain to the class what “perspective” is.


Hello class!

This semester will be fun. This blog is where you will find all assignments, announcements, slides and syllabus/schedule for the class.

Look forward to learning with you.

Biddy Tran

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