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ART 366: Travel Study

Credit Hours: (3-6)

An academic course involving domestic and/or international travel. Students will participate in the discussion of works of art and architecture. One of the goals of the course is to allow students to understand better and relate to another culture by experiencing it firsthand.

Note(s): May be taken again for credit with different topics or areas of study.

 

Description of the Content of the Course

The course is designed for all undergraduate students. It offers the opportunity to study off campus and experience works of art and architecture firsthand. It fulfills a General Education requirement. The content of the course will relate to the art, architecture, culture, and art collections of the specific country or geographic region where the course is conducted.

 

Description of the Conduct of the Course

Most of the class will be conducted in the field in front of (or in) the actual works of art and architecture being taught. Students will participate in the discussion of works of art and architecture.

Students are expected to attend class. By accepting admission to Radford University, each student makes a commitment to understand, support, and abide by the University Honor Code without compromise or exception. Violations of academic integrity will not be tolerated. This class will be conducted in strict observance of the Honor Code. Students are referred to the Student Handbook for details.

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

At the conclusion of the course, the students will be able to:

1). discuss characteristics of the art and civilization of the period(s) being studied.
2). analyze a work of art with regard to style and iconography.
3). use the necessary vocabulary and basic concepts associated with the study of art history in discussion and writing.
4). recognize the basic stylistic characteristics of the art periods being taught and in specific works of art.
5). identify major artists and works of art of the period(s) under discussion.
6). define the role of art within the cultural, political, and sociological context of the times.
7). better understand and relate to another culture by experiencing it firsthand.

 

Assessment Measures

The final grade is based upon class participation, several quizzes, and writing assignments. There may also be some on-campus lectures that are required. There are no make-ups.

 

Other Course Information

There are no extra credit options for this course. There will be a supplemental fee for this course to cover the costs of roundtrip airfare, lodging, and museum entrances.

If the student has a learning disability recognized by the Disabled Student Services Office at Radford University, he or she should advise the professor of the nature of the disability during the first week of class.

Tape recording of class lectures is not permitted unless the student has a learning disability recognized by Radford University and the professor receives a formal request from the Disabled Student Services Office. At his or her discretion, the professor may allow tape recording under other special circumstances.

 

Review and Approval

March 18, 2005 Reviewed by Steve Arbury, Chair