University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Feb 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ART 498 - Seminar in Visual Arts

(3 units)
Critical dialogue dealing with the relationship of the student’s artwork to contemporary issues.

Maximum units a student may earn: 9

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. apply useful aspects of art history, contemporary art, critical theory, and art criticism to their own work and practice and demonstrate critical awareness of one’s own works within the larger context of these fields. Reflected in writing and speaking.
2. apply basic methodological approaches to analyzing art and cultural production, and articulate a coherent critical framework within which to conceptualize, produce, and analyze contemporary art practices.
3. demonstrate ability to engage in, analyze, argue, and benefit from critical discourse providing, integrating, and applying advance level historical, critical, and analytical information in writing and class discussion.
4. demonstrate ability to think independently while identifying and applying the historical achievements, current major issues, processes and directions in an area of specialization. Reflected in writing and speaking.
5. identify creative, focused, and manageable research/creative practice topics that reflect a strong sense of purpose and integrate scholarly and creative discipline specific resources.
6. demonstrate advanced competency appropriate to students’ academic level in critical thinking, writing, and speaking.
7. utilize theoretical, critical, and practical concepts to interpret and critically analyze relevant literature, theory, and art history both verbally and in writing as it applies to the students’ focused inquiry.

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