Fine Arts Course Proposal [FA]


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1. Complete this form by filling in the appropriate information.
2. Submit this form by the following deadlines:

If course is scheduled to take effect in Spring or Summer the deadline is September 1 of the year before (For Example: Spring 2015 revisions must be submitted by 9/1/2014)

If course is scheduled to take effect in Fall the deadline is December 1 of the year before revision is to take effect (For Example: Fall 2014 revisions must be submitted by 12/1/2013)

THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE CANNOT GUARANTEE TIMELY REVIEW OF PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINES.  FURTHER, IT IS THE POLICY OF THE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE TO GIVE PRIORITY TO PROPOSALS THAT ARE THE RESULT OF PROGRAM REVIEW.

Is this proposal the result of program review?

I.   Basic course information







the course description used above was from:

5. Is this a NEW course?

6. List all other designations
   
   

8. Are there any prerequisites for registering for this course?


General Course Description for the Fine Arts requirement in the common curriculum

Art, music, dance and theatre enrich our lives by exploring what it means to be human.  In its own way, each of these arts nourishes our intellect, stirs our emotion, and touches our spirit.  The creative impulse is a vital force within each of us, and its manifestation in the arts can both shape and reflect our lives in the modern world.  Learning to understand the fine arts is a gradual process that becomes increasingly meaningful as one gains knowledge and experience.

There are various paths that can be taken toward greater understanding.  Hands-on participation in an art form is one.  For students, this might involve performing in a musical ensemble or a theatrical production, or taking a class in painting or dance.  Courses about the norms and traditions of an art are another path that students might pursue in classes such as art history or music theory.

Finally, all students should encounter the arts by attending performances and gallery shows with an open and thoughtful mind.  Students' experiences with the arts will be differentin particulars.  However, all should acquire a firm basis on which to continue to deepen their understanding of and sensitivity to the arts during their collegiate years and throughout their lives.

II.  Questions regarding FA criteria

Each of the following questions is designed to help the Committee understand how the Fine Arts learning goals will be met in your course.  Please be as specific as possible in your responses.  Examples are especially helpful.