ART 224


Document Type

Course Change

Alternate Date

2007 - 2008


KEENE STATE COLLEGE 2007-2008 COURSE PROPOSAL FORM DATE: SPONSORING PROGRAM AND CHAIR: Identify the department and chair. Include phone number and email address. Art Department-Rosemarie Bernardi, Chair (8-2151), rbernard@keene.edu PROPOSAL SPONSOR: Identify the person(s) who should be contacted regarding the proposal. Include phone number and email address. This person is expected to attend Divisional and/or Senate Curriculum meetings to discuss the proposal. Asst. Professor Christa Parravani TITLE SUMMARY: ART 224 Photography I PROPOSED ACTION: Underline proposed changes . EXISTING (OLD) DATA: Insert the course information as it exists in the current KSC Catalog. You may copy the information electronically from the KSC Web page: ART 224 Photography http://www.keene.edu/catalog/mdc.cfm A study of black and white Photography and the application of the medium to individual expression. Includes a working knowledge of camera operation, black and white film development, and paper printing. May be repeated for credit with the approval of the instructor. Prerequisite: a 35mm camera or larger. Fall, Spring. Course Addition Number Change Title Change Credit Change Description Change Prerequisite Change Course Deletion Course Replacement Other: PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE TITLE: Limit the course title to 30 characters, including spaces. If more characters are absolutely necessary for clarity, the sponsor should submit an abbreviated title to assure an intelligible abbreviated title of choice (for use in student information system, on transcripts, etc.). ART 224 Photography I PROPOSED (NEW) COURSE DESCRIPTION: Limit the Course Description to 50 words, not including prerequisites. Prerequisites should be clear and specific, e.g., as courses (e.g., ENG 101) or number of credits required. Finally, specify semester(s) the course will be offered. Art 224 Photography I A study of black and white Photography and the application of the medium to individual expression. Includes a working knowledge of camera operation, black and white film development, and paper printing. 35mm camera or larger is required. May be repeated for credit with approval of instructor. Prerequisite: ART 111 or approval of instructor. Fall, Spring. COURSE OBJECTIVES: Introduce students to the operation of a manual 35mm camera through lectures on aperture, shutter speed and depth of field to encourage students to maximize personal control over their own work. Introduce students to film developing through class lectures on chemistry, tanks and reels, and other tools of developing to encourage students to become more self sufficient when processing film outside of class. Introduce students to darkroom printing through the use of basic printing with filters to encourage students to think about tone and contrast of their prints. Introduce students to fiber, 8x10 paper to produce prints that will be used in individual portfolios that will include 4-6 photographic assignments. Introduce students to the history of photography and its relationship to developing a discerning eye and encourage students to think about their own work in relation to the work of masters before them. LEARNING OUTCOMES: Students will demonstrate technical proficiency in the darkroom through mastering basic printing. This will be demonstrated in completed portfolio work and in class laboratory assignments. Students will demonstrate their ability to work 35mm cameras by completing assignments that will ask them to create images that demonstrate focus, framing and successful developing. This will be demonstrated in completed portfolio work. Students will demonstrate critical thinking by way of verbal participation in-group critiques conducted weekly. Students will demonstrate the individual ability to speak thoughtfully about work through a 15-minute lecture of their completed course work for the class at the end of the term. Students will demonstrate their ability to formulate ideas and speak with the vocabulary of professional artists/ photographers by way of writing individual art statements and through written evaluations of peer work. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history of photography through individual research, writings, and presentations on an assigned artist. RATIONALE: Explain why this change is being made. Address the connection with institutional mission, and/or department, program, and course objectives. The Art department has hired a full time tenure track faculty member and is formalizing course offerings in photography for art majors. In the past the department only offered one course in photography, a yearly upper level course was offered as a special topics course. With the hiring of Professor Christa Parravani the department is now proposing an official sequence of Photography I & II to concur with studio course offerings in other mediums. While the content of this course has not changed, it will now require Art 111 to better prepare students choosing to take this course for serious study. RESOURCES: For course proposals, include the name Professor Christa Parravani will be teaching this course. of the faculty member(s) who will be teaching this course, whether tenure-track, full-time, or adjunct. Indicate whether additional staffing, facilities, and/or equipment will be required. Also, consider the long-term impact of adding a course or altering a program. When a proposal has staffing, space or monetary implications, the VPAA must be consulted and his or her comments should be included in this section. What additional library resources will be required? Has the library been consulted to determine the adequacy of library holdings or to estimate the cost to improve these sufficiently? Current library resources are sufficient. ADVISORY OPINIONS: List the names of affected departments and include department responses. Advisory opinions are required whenever a proposal affects the curricula of other programs. A proposal must list all affected departments. An Advisory Opinion must be solicited at least two weeks prior to delivery of the proposal to the DCC. Affected departments have two weeks to respond to the request for an Advisory Opinion. Responses should be attached to the proposal. In the event that affected departments do not respond, evidence of the request for an Advisory Opinion from non-respondents must be provided. If a proposal affects a curriculum in a division other than that of the sponsor, each relevant department and the DCC in that division must review and approve the proposal as well. (The electronic curriculum review process tracks votes, advisory opinions and comments as required at each stage of the review.) Updated 14 May 2004.


Senate Curriculum Committee




Keene State College

ART 224