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Ringling College of Art and Design Course Syllabus Spring, 2009Mission of the College:
Ringling College of Art and Design recognizes that artists and designers play asignificant role in society. The school's primary mission is to provide programs leadingto a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree that prepare students to be discerning visual thinkersand ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design.
Instructor: Office phone: Email:
Daphne L.Rosenzweig(941) 309-5037 email@example.com
CoursePrefix:Coursenumber:Section: Course Title: CreditHours:
AH 494 01 Japanese Art & Culture 3
Building: Room: Meeting days and times:
Goldstein 06 Monday 3:30 – 6:15 pm
This course examines selected topics in ancient, classic, modern and contemporaryJapanese art. (Not all periods, topics or media will be discussed in depth.)Prerequisites: AH 191, 192 or equivalent.
The course objectives for students are as follows:
Ability to identify a work of art by title, artist, stylistic period, and school.
Ability to compare and contrast specific works of art in terms of purpose,meaning, iconography, style, compositional organization, and historicalsignificance.
Understand the designated artistic themes and how themes are variouslyexpressed and interpreted in different stylistic components of the course.
Identify aesthetic criteria as they apply to different works of art.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, students should develop the following competencies:
Demonstrate the ability to analyze, interpret, and evaluate works of art.
Demonstrate an understanding of differences in cultures and societies.
Demonstrate responsibility for independent learning and perseverance towardsgoal attainment.
Recognize the social and ethical responsibility of creating art and design.
Show an ability to discern artistic merit of diverse forms of art in their contexts.
Be able to defend critical interpretations concerning the significance of artisticexpression.
See course schedule, page 5.
Regular and timely class attendance is MANDATORY.Continual lateness will affect grade. Pick up your folderfrom the box when you enter the classroom, and hand itback at the end of class. Do NOT write on the attendancesheet stapled to your folder; only the instructor will makeentries on the attendance sheet.Class absences may be excused for reasons of health,family emergencies or legal requirements; however, a notefrom a doctor or the office of the Dean of Students is