Studio Art Courses: Student Learning Objectives
- Formulate an understanding of artistic practice and produce artworks employing media and techniques that support ideation.
- Connect artistic practice to historical and contemporary works and research.
II. CRITICAL THINKING
- Develop sound research methods and studio practice(s) demonstrating complex thought, analysis and reasoning.
- Perform verbal and written critical assessment of one’s and others’ works.
- Create a portfolio that meets disciplinary standards and practices.
- Communicate art research and production using appropriate language, documentation, writing, or installation.
Art History Courses: Student Learning Objectives
I. GRASP OF CONTENT; SKILLS IN VISUAL LITERACY AND PERCEPTION
- Familiarity with artists, works, movements, and historical/cultural contexts foregrounded in our Art History courses.
- An understanding of principles of composition, including color, shape, linear configurations, etc., with an awareness of the psychological impact of visual form.
- An understanding of the rhetorical functions of imagery, both historically and in contemporary culture.
II. CRITICAL THINKING AND READING SKILLS
- The ability to distinguish fact from conjecture and interpretation.
- The ability to assess the validity of theories and arguments.
- The ability to evaluate differing viewpoints and to formulate individual, well-informed perspectives.
- The ability to approach issues from multiple critical perspectives, and to appreciate the reasons for more than one point of view.
III. RESEARCH SKILLS
- The ability to find information on any given topic, and to be discriminating about the source and quality of that information.
- The ability to distinguish between what one brings to a topic and what comes from other sources, and to make proper acknowledgement of those sources.
IV. WRITTEN AND ORAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS
- The ability to formulate clear arguments, supported by evidence.
- Control of the elements of grammar, syntax, word choice, and punctuation.
- The ability to write skillfully for a broad range of audiences, both academic and general, using the appropriate voices, formats, and levels of formality.
- Articulate oral communication.