ARTH-120: Contemporary Art (2C)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ARTH-120 Contemporary Art (2C)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): BE-112 (or BE-205), BE-122 (or BE-226), or satisfactory score on the CUNY Assessment Test

Course Description in college catalog:

A study of the directions in art of the present day, set in the context of the major art movements of the twentieth century. Videotapes of gallery shows by living artists during the last five years will be integrated into a lecture/discussion format.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art and Design)

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art History)

This course satisfies the Flexible Core 2E Requirement 

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of contemporary art works relative to conventional art historical pieces and in the context of contemporary socio-political and economic bearings.

  2. Utilize vocabulary of art history, critical theory and formal critique.

  3. Examine different manifestations of cultural symbolism (iconography) within a work of art in relation to contemporary geographic, historical, and cultural contexts with attention to impact of globalization and post-colonialism.

  4. Recognize and discuss social, psychological, emotional, and aesthetic implications of contemporary works of art in world cultures, again with emphasis on globalization, post-colonialism as well identity, gender, creed and ethnicity.

  5. Examine manifestations of cultural symbolism (iconography) within a contemporary work of art in relation to geographic, historical, and cultural contexts.

  6. Use critical and social theories, and art historical analysis to approach and apprehend the diversity of contemporary expression and artistic practice.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study.

  2. Utilize vocabulary of discipline.

  3. Place works of art in historical and stylistic contexts and demonstrate appreciation of cultural milieu in which they were created.

  4. Examine different manifestations of cultural symbolism (iconography) within a work of art in relation to geographic, historical, and cultural contexts.

  5. Recognize and discuss social, psychological, emotional, and aesthetic implications of works of art in our culture, as well as other cultures or time.

  6. Use design principles, theories, and practice, and art historical analysis to approach and apprehend the diversity of human culture and expression in theory and life.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Assessment based on student performance on midterm exam, final exam and response papers based on gallery or museum visit.

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member’s discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender’s grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University’s policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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