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SYLLABUS

Caribbean Art & Culture


Art G208
Wednesdays
5:30 pm – 8:12 pm

INSTRUCTOR
STANWYCK CROMWELL

Please note that tardiness will not be tolerated

VERY IMPORTANT
Please be aware that this is a lecture course and that some of the visual
and audio contents in this art course contain some human anatomy and
some suggestive language, that may be considered contrary or offensive
to one’s religious or moral beliefs.

Personal cell phone (860) 796-6822


E-mail: SCromwell@capitalcc.edu
Personal E-mail: stanwyckcromwell@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.stanwyckcromwell.com
Additional website: www.flickr.com.photo/stancromwell

CAPITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Fall 2018

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SYLLABUS

Caribbean Art & Culture


ART G208

COURSE DESCRIPTION
An exploration of the aesthetic and instrumental values of Caribbean Art and cultural
history, through a brief description of the formal and expressive elements of art followed
by a survey of Caribbean history of art from pre- Columbian through contemporary
developments. In addition, this course will focus on the aesthetic differences in the
American and Caribbean landscapes, as they pertain to color and form.

COURSE OBJECTIVE METHODS


A. To help students develop an awareness of the many concepts and mediums of
Caribbean Art. This will involve studying works of art from many different time
periods, examining the lives and styles of numerous artists, learning about many
techniques they use, and knowledge of various theories and ideas that artists
express through their work.

B. To gain experience in expressing both personal reaction and impartial observations


when viewing works of art. This will include the ability to observe closely, judge,
criticize, select and evaluate what is seen.

C. This course will give students the opportunity to gain an insight into a variety of
Caribbean artforms and the constant struggles faced by Caribbean-born artists,
residing outside of their country of origin.

REQUIRED TEXT
Caribbean Art by Veerle Poupeye
1 box Crayola crayons
1 pack of magic markers
Pair of small scissors

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ARTG208

MEANS OF INSTRUCTION
Lecture, aided with audiovisuals, hands-on projects, and the viewing of some original
Caribbean artworks. In addition, music from various Caribbean countries will be played, in
an effort to expose students to the various Caribbean rhythms, and their origins.

ATTENDANCE
Consistent attendance is crucial to this course. Poor attendance will greatly affect your
ability to do well in this class. Un-excused absences will also affect your final grade.

ACADEMIC EVALUATION
A. Class Participation/ Attendance 10%
B. Completion of required reading and quizzes 15%
C. Art Projects 15%
D. Papers and essays 50%
E. Debate 10%

Class Participation/ Attendance- Students are expected to engage in dialogs with


instructor and classmates pertaining to issues relevant to the above-named course.
Therefore attendance is very critical in being effective.

Completion of required reading and quizzes- Reading and studying of information


relevant to quizzes, as instructed by instructor.

Art Projects- Students are encourage to be artistically creative. However if students


exhibit artistic capabilities, they will obtain higher grades based on their skills.

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Papers and essays- Students are expected to submit papers, grammatically accurate with
correct spelling and proper punctuation. In addition all papers are expected to be submitted
with bibliographies (sources of reference). Papers should also be submitted on due date.
Emailed assignments will not be accepted, unless discussed with the Professor.

Debates- Students are expected to be willing and active participants, take a pro or against
stance on topics relevant to topic discussed. All debates will be conducted with the highest
expectation of respect for fellow classmates, race, nationality, gender, religion, and sexual
orientation. ANYONE WHO IS RUDE, DISRUPTIVE OR INTERFERES WITH
TEACHING AND LEARNING, WILL BE WITHDRAWN. THIS SPECIFICALLY
INCLUDES ANGRY SHOUTING AT THE INSTRUCTOR OR AT OTHER
STUDENTS.

LEARNING OBJECTIVE
Students are expected to demonstrate the following:
1. Punctuality is vitally important. Tardiness will not be at tolerated on a continuous
basis.
2. Expression of ideas, opinions and concepts, in a clear and effective manner.
3. Critical thinking as it pertains to course related events.
4. Respect for fellow students, as they voice their opinions on topics pertaining to
class-related discussions.
5. Responsibility for one’s education.

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*Very important
Please note that Syllabus is subject to change, or adjustment, due to the discretion of
the instructor, inclement weather or unforeseen emergencies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students will:
1. Attend classes regularly, and on time.
2. Complete all assignments on time. (5 points deducted per week for late paper.)
3. Develop techniques of self evaluation
4. Practice verbal expression.

ASSESSMENT METHODS
As measured by:
1. Attendance record
2. Class records
3. Class participation
4. Debates
5. Art projects
6. Quizzes
7. Papers
8. Assignment records.

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GRADING ASSESSMENTS
Please note that all assignments will be graded as follows:

94% to 100% = A
90% to 94% = A-
87% to 90% = B+
84% to 87% = B
80% to 84% = B-
77% to 80% = C+
74% to 77% = C
70% to 74% = C-
67% to 70% = D+
64% to 67% = D
60% to 64% = D-
59% or below = F

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Students should not pack their bags or leave room, until class is dismissed, or by
permission of the instructor.

STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS STATEMENT


CCC is committed to providing access and full participation to students with special needs in all areas of its
academic programs and services.
Students with special needs should:
o Meet with the Learning Disabilities Specialist at least thirty (30) days prior to the
beginning of each semester.
o Self-identify & provide documentation of their specific disability.
o Be able to identify reasonable accommodation to be successful academically.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE AWARENESS POLICY


Capital Community College (CCC) is committed to ensuring that our campus community, both virtual and on
grounds, is safe and supportive of people of all genders and sexual identities. CCC has zero tolerance for
sexual misconduct. Sexual misconduct includes sexual harassment, sexual assault and intimate partner
violence. A variety of support resources are available on campus and in the community to assist in dealing
with sexual violence. These resources are available whether or not the incident occurred on campus or off
campus. For support and information on available options the following contact list is provided.
Doris Arrington, Dean of Students …………… …860-906-5086
Josephine Agnello-Veley, Title IX Coordinator…..860-906-5002
James Griffin, Master Sergeant Public Safety…….860-906-5076
Sabrina Adams-Roberts, Lead Counselor…………860-906-5043

NEASC CREDIT HOUR POLICY


The US Department of Education has enacted regulations regarding program integrity that
include a federal definition of a credit hour:

Federal Definition and Commission Review of the Credit Hour


As an accreditor recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education, the Commission is obliged to follow
federal law and regulations pertinent to that recognition. Federal regulation defines a credit hour as an
amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement
that is an institutional established equivalence that reasonably approximates not less than –
(1) One hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out of class
student work each week for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester or trimester hour of credit, or ten to
twelve weeks for one quarter hour of credit, or the equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time;
or
(2) At least an equivalent amount of work as required in paragraph (1) of this definition for other
academic activities as established by the institution including laboratory work, internships, practicum,
studio work, and other academic work leading to the award of credit hours.

In accordance with federal policy, CCC defines a credit hour as the amount of work represented in the
achievement of student learning outcomes (verified by evidence of student achievement) that reasonably
approximates one hour (50 minutes) of classroom instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class
student work. For every course credit hour, a typical student should expect to spend at least two hours per
week of concentrated attention on course-related work including, but not limited to, class meeting time,
reading, reviewing, organizing notes, studying and completing assignments.

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Students should not pack their bags, or leave the room, until class is
dismissed, or by permission of the instructor.

PLAGIARISM: Using someone else’s ideas or paraphrasing and


representing those ideas as your own, either on purpose or through
carelessness, is a serious offense, known as plagiarism.
It can include written or spoken material, from entire papers and paragraphs,
to sentences. This can include a professional source, such as published writer
or critic in a book, magazine or any source of information, including the
World Wide Web.

PENALTY FOR PLAGIARISM: Could involve failure for the


submitted paper, and for the entire course and even expulsion from
school. Plagiarism, could also be seen as a disrespect for their classmates,
by turning in fraudulent information.