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UNIV 1301 CRN 32541 Visual Culture Semester Term and Year: Summer 2011 Daniel Duarte Office: AAC rm 113 Professor: Office Hours: W 3:00 – 5:00 or by appointment E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 747-7300 This section of Univ 1301 will examine visual culture. Examination of visual culture may include but is not limited to the following media: Course Description: photography, painting, sculpture, fashion, advertising, virtual reality, and other electronic imaging systems. Borders: Crossing into Your Future (3rd edition) Required Texts: Course Packet found in BlackBoard Online articles This course will also place a significant emphasis on acquiring and practicing the skills needed to help you successfully make the transition into college. We will specifically focus on strengthening academic skills such as time management, reading for content, writing, note taking, test Course Objectives: taking, and overall organization. The most important skill that will be emphasized in this course is “critical inquiry.” The activities and assignments in this course will promote student interaction and involvement with various members of the UTEP community including other students, staff and faculty members. Class Participation and Attendance Students will earn points based on completion of in class assignments, punctuality, participation and attendance. 10pts per week x 15 (150) Centennial Museum Exhibit Visit and Paper A two page reflection paper on the visual aspects and meanings you gained from the Grading Breakdown: exhibit(s). 50 pts (exams, papers, etc.) Rubin Center Museum Exhibit Visit and Paper A two page reflection paper on the visual aspects and meanings you gained from the exhibit(s). 50 pts Discussion/Activity Questions (Borders Book) Discussion responses are informal but require your full attention. Discussion questions will assist you if you apply your energy to writing about your experiences in the class and experiences with course materials. 100 pts. Quizzes will be conducted after each article assignment is due, 5 total 25pts x 5 (125) (3) Campus Events Students are required to attend three campus events (one per month) and write a two page reaction paper to the event. You may choose to go to a sporting event, play, film, art exhibit, lecture or other campus event. Each event must be different. 150 pts Career Portfolio: to include job resume, DISCOVER, CAPP report, and Career Expo paper The career portfolio is compiled by completing assignments to include Academic advising activities, job inventory (DISCOVER) completion, use of JobMine database, and attending Career Expo. 150 pts Group research assignment This assignment will include a group research paper and presentation. The group assignment should be over some of the issues discussed in the films, readings and other material covered in the course. The research paper should include at least 5 references from different sources (magazines, journals, books) using the MLA citation style. The group presentations will be held during the last week of class and should use Microsoft Powerpoint 200 pts Students are taught using lectures, online course materials Teaching Method: including BlackBoard, team activities, individual assignments, journaling, portfolios, participating in campus activities and art exhibitions, and student research. Students will complete individual and team activities and also utilize Brief Description of Course learning skills. Students will be required to attend activities outside Content: the classroom, to include exhibits at the Rubin Center, Centennial Museum, and Union Gallery.
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