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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ART6890

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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
    1916 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 6890 Graduate Seminar I

    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 I
    Course Online? Percentage Online





    Course Description

    This seminar will expand students understanding of the complexities of contemporary art. Students will develop an awareness of current critical theories through readings, writings and discussions. 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 theoretical foundation for first year students to later utilize in their own self-reflexive 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 first semester MFA student as a prerequisite to 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 seminar will expand students understanding of the complexities of contemporary art. In order to thoughtfully approach ideas outside the limits of their own practice, students will develop both critical and interpretive tools, being able to consider theoretical models as well as the particularities of different art works. Readings, writings and discussions will include a variety of theoretical approaches to the contemporary. Students will develop an awareness of current critical theories, as well as an ability to articulate their own perspectives.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to articulate the major movements of critical thinking in contemporary art. This includes the ability to interpret works of art 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

    Theories of Contemporary Art, Richard Hertz

    Theories in Contemporary Art Since 1985, Zoya Kocur and Simon Leung

    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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