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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ART6891

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2005-01-10
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1915 2004-08-31
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Art and Art History FA 2404-000-00
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Wallace Wilson 9742360

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    ART 6891 Graduate Seminar II

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 L - Laboratory R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Grad Sem II
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate Seminar I



    Course Description

    This course facilitates a critical awareness of the self-reflexive nature of artistic vision within a larger cultural context including the relevance of one's work in relationship to contemporary art theory. Restricted to majors and is non-repeatable.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course provides the necessary practical and theoretical foundation for first year students to later utilize in their pursuits as artists and critical thinkers.

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course would be required for every second semester MFA student as a continuation of Graduate Seminar II . Graduate Seminar I and II is a required sequence of the major. This course would not be offered as a service to other programs.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course will replace the Selected Topics course titled Graduate Forum which has been offered for the past ten years (twice a year).

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Minimum qualification to teach this course is a MFA.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    This course helps students position their own work within a larger cultural framework. Readings, discussions and writings focus on contemporary issues and practices in relation to the students own work. Careful consideration and in-depth research will help students articulate a position or trajectory for their work in relation to art history and the contemporary landscape.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to articulate the relationship of their visual art in relationship to major movements of critical thinking in contemporary art. This includes the ability to interpret their own work from a contextual and theoretical perspective.

    C. Major Topics

    This course investigates the relationship of social, cultural and ideological conditions of contemporary life and positions the role of the artist in society.

    D. Textbooks

    Art Now, 137 Artists at the Rise of the New Millennium, edited by Uta Grosenick and Burkhard Riemschneider

    Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artistís Writings, edited by Christine Stiles and Peter Selz

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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