ARTS-286: Ceramics II

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ARTS-286 Ceramics II

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

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): ARTS-186

Course Description in college catalog:

A more concentrated study of techniques of Ceramics I (ARTS-186), with emphasis on individual creative development.

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:

  1. Students will continue explorations of clay as a material and understand what characteristics clay has naturally, and as makers, can work within and push those limits. They will be working on projects that will build on the skills they have gained from Ceramics I.

  2. Students learn to work with basic techniques in building with clay (pinch, coil, slab, throw) to explore what these techniques can achieve.

  3. Students create well-crafted objects.  Regardless of their experiences with clay, they can all work with focused attention:  from the marks they make, to how they join seams, or the thought they put into how they finish a piece.

  4. They will begin thinking about clay as a valuable way of communicating an idea.

  5. They will form a growing knowledge of contemporary and historical ceramics.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a progressive understanding of the various elements and basic interrelated processes of creation, interpretation, and execution within their discipline

  2. Form and defend fundamental value judgments about works of art within the area of concentration

  3. Integrate personal observation and objective criticism in the evolution of their artistic work

  4. Use aesthetic judgment to make design decisions by balancing the historical, theoretical and practical concerns to create works that reveal visual literacy

Other program outcomes (if applicable).

  1. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study

  2. Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate 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:

See individual class outline

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).

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