"The Art Institute of Seattle Course Syllabus"
The Art Institute of Seattle Course Syllabus Course Title: GENERAL EDUCATION SEMINAR Session/Year: Summer 2010 Course Number: COM100 Course Description: This course will prepare the students to transition from being cultural consumers to cultural producers. Students will develop their critical thinking skills and build their abilities in research and information literacy through the investigation of a contemporary cultural topic. Students will also develop teamwork abilities that will challenge the student’s project management and goal setting skills through group projects. Course Length: 11 weeks Contact Hours: 44 hours Credit Value: 3 *Course Competencies: At the conclusion of this course the student should be able to... 1. Identify and apply project management skills as they relate to teamwork and small group dynamics 2. Demonstrate and apply critical thinking and concept development skills. 3. Build a foundation for recognizing and understanding the economical, ethical, and legal considerations surrounding the use of information 4. Effectively search, identify, and collect information pertaining to a contemporary cultural topic 5. Critically evaluate information and its sources on a contemporary cultural topic and use this information effectively, individually and as a member of a group, to accomplish a specific purpose. 6. Identify and demonstrate resource and time management skills. Course Prerequisites: None 1 (General Education Seminar, continued) Method of Assessment: See instructor’s Syllabus Addendum for details. Information literacy assessment included. *Textbooks: See Instructor’s Syllabus Addendum for details. Required Supplemental Materials: See Addendum "It is AiS's policy not to discriminate on the basis of disability in its educational programs. If you have a disability-related need for adjustments or other accommodations in this class, contact the Disability Services Department at 206-448-0900 Ext 2308." The Art Institute of Seattle Statement on Plagiarism Plagiarism is a violation of the academic, professional, and creative honesty expected in all rd courses at The Art Institute of Seattle. Plagiarism is defined in Webster’s 3 New International Dictionary as “to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source,” or “to steal and pass off as one’s own.” One Example of plagiarism is to copy someone’s words exactly as you have read them without putting those words in quotation marks. Please see the MLA Handbook in the library or the English Composition textbook for ways to use borrowed material in written works and how to cite the original sources. A second example of plagiarism is to copy someone’s computer file and turn it in as your own work. Other examples include copied assignments, quizzes, tests, or projects. All general Education classes have the same disciplinary policy for plagiarism: Any plagiarized work will be given zero points toward your final grade. We do not expect you to be experts during your stay at The Art Institute of Seattle. However, we would be impressed if you found very good source material and appropriately cited it or made reference to it in your works. 2 Course Title: General Education Seminar TOPICS • Information Literacy • Critical Thinking • Project Management • Small Group Dynamics • Group/Team Management Strategies • Self Assessment & Development • Critique and Peer Review • Presentation Skills • Plagiarism and Citation • Contemporary Topics 3