Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course Policies | Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments | Your Email Account | Student Resources | Accommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

ART 200: History of Non-Western Art (3 credits)




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Course Description and Prerequisites


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons.
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation.
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system.
  • Proficient searching the web for information
  • Able to download and print information from websites
  • Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Required Textbooks

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading


Course Policies

Assignment Submission:

You are expected to retain an electronic copy of all work submitted. If transmission of the work fails, you are expected to "resend" the document via your instructor's email as an attachment. Assignments will be submitted in Canvas either through Discussion Board forum postings or via the provided links. You are expected to verify your own Canvas responses by returning to the appropriate place in Canvas after the work has been posted.

Grading Turnaround Time:

Quizzes are graded automatically and immediately via Canvas. The multiple choice and matching questions on proctored exams are graded automatically; the short answer question will be graded within three days.  Discussion Board postings and the Museum Curator Project will be graded within a week of submission.

Late Work Policy:

There are late penalties on Discussion Board postings (Compare/Contrast and Explorations). 2 points will be deducted for each day late, up to the full possible points (also see the Rubric/Grading Criteria for Discussion Boards).

Extra Credit assignments are accepted late with no penalties.

Museum Curator Projects will only be accepted late with a valid excuse and at instructor's discretion. 

There will be no penalty for quizzes or exams taken past the due date. If you miss a due date/availability for an exam, you should contact me with a valid excuse and a plan for completing the exam as soon as possible.


Withdraw from the Course


Student Rights & Responsibilities

NOVA promotes and emphasizes the importance of honesty in academic work. It is therefore imperative for students to maintain the highest standard of honor in their scholastic work.

Academic dishonesty, as outlined in more detail in the Academic Integrity Policy (Policy Number: 224), can include, but is not limited to cheating on an exam or quiz, submitting work that is not your own (plagiarism), or sharing assessments online. Consequences of academic dishonesty can include a failing grade on an assignment, a failing grade in the course, and may include additional administrative sanctions such as suspension or expulsion from the college. Procedures for disciplinary measures and appeals are outlined in the Academic Integrity Procedures. It is a student’s responsibility to become familiar with the student code of conduct. Lack of awareness is no excuse for noncompliance with NOVA’s policies and procedures.

NOVA Faculty may choose to use tools such as Turnitin to detect and flag instances of plagiarism in academic writing. These tools can also identify text written by artificial ntelligence (AI) applications such as ChatGPT and flag it as potential plagiarism.

The use of AI to complete assigned work may be considered a violation of the academic integrity policy. Students are urged to be cautious when using any web tools designed to assist with assignments without their instructors’ explicit permission to do so and to cite their sources in all their work.


Overview of Assignments


Taking Proctored Assessments



Your Email Account


Student Resources


Accommodation Policy and Statements


NOVA Online Policies and Procedures


Course Summary:

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