ARTS-130 : Art Methods for the K–8 Curriculum I (formerly Art for Teachers of Children)

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ARTS-130 Art Methods for the K–8 Curriculum I (formerly Art for Teachers of Children)

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 4 studio hours

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

Provides art experiences for teachers of children using materials and techniques that are easily translatable to art experiences for children. Class work will include paint, clay, cut paper, found materials, paper maché, and puppets. There will be class discussion and keeping of a log. This course is also recommended for students interested in Art Therapy and Occupational Therapy. ARTS-130 and ARTS-131 will be offered in alternate semesters. The projects for each course will be different.  Students may take either course or both courses. 

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.S. Art (Concentration: Art and Design)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Students will be comfortable with a variety of art materials and techniques.

Students will understand how art lessons can drive academic learning.

Students will be able to analyze their own work and the work of others.

Students will have a broad understanding of art education concepts.

Students will know what is age-appropriate for the various elementary grades.

Students will have knowledge of the art elements, visual arts standards and principles of design.

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

Individual projects, writing assignments, sketchbook/journal, museum assignment, in class participation

Projects include collage, drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Accessibility Services in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Office of Accessibility Services website.

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