COLLEGE MISSION
Felician College is an independent co-educational Catholic/Franciscan College founded and sponsored by the Felician Sisters to educate a diverse population of students within the framework of a liberal arts tradition.  Its mission is to provide a full complement of learning experiences, reinforced with strong academic and student development programs designed to bring students to their highest potential and prepare them to meet the challenges of the new century with informed minds and understanding hearts.  The enduring purpose of Felician College is to promote a love for learning, a desire for God, self-knowledge, service to others, and respect for all creation.

DIVISION OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The mission of the Division of Arts and Sciences is to implement and manifest the Mission of Felician College in the Programs of the Division, the General Education Program, the Developmental Education Program and the Core by providing the highest quality of instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate level, encouraging students to develop to their fullest potential, to gain skills for life-long learning, and to produce graduates well-equipped to contribute to society. The Division achieves the stated mission by using processes of continual improvement, based upon assessment of student learning at all levels, as well as the assessment of the administrative processes and mechanisms.

DEPARTMENT OF ART AND MUSIC
The Art Program at Felician College produces artists with the skills, knowledge, and critical sensibility to effectively communicate ideas through individual forms of expression. Offering a variety of courses in Fine Art, Graphic Design, and Photography and New Media, the Department's objective is to emphasize the teaching of technique in concert with the critical study of different historical forms of art production, providing a life-long reference of cultural understanding.

Through a rigorous and dynamic curriculum, graduates of the Art Program will be able to implement a variety of creative skills and techniques, as well as produce a range of forms and styles; critique works of art based on their survey knowledge of major historical examples and schools of thought; recognize trends in contemporary cultural thinking; understand the importance of the arts in society; assess their personal strengths and interests; and create and present work suitable for exhibition and publication. Ultimately, graduates will be able to integrate and synthesize their skills, knowledge, and experience into a powerful career strategy.


ART-361-A WOMEN IN ART
3 credits, undergraduate, traditional
Fall 2011
W 2:35-5:05, Obal Hall 304

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Michael J. Nyklewicz, M.A.
Assistant Professor
Email: nyklewiczm@felician.edu
201-559-6107

Office Hours - Obal Hall 306
M 3:00-5:00
T 1:30-3:30

 

 


Resources

Updated 11/30/11

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is an exploration of women both as the subjects and the creators of art.  It is organized thematically and involves a survey of key women artists - mainly in the 20th century - and their artistic contributions, as well as an examination and analysis of feminist art practices and issues in the history of art.  A field trip to the Brooklyn Museum of Art to specifically view Judy Chicago’s Dinner Party is required. No prerequisites.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
In this course, students will:

Additionally, by researching the work of established artists, students will be able to compare/contrast working methods and ideas with their own.


REQUIRED TEXTS


COURSE CONTENT

INTRODUCTION

Week One (09/14)

GODDESS

Week Two (09/21)

SAINT

Week Three (09/28)

SINNER

Week Four (10/05)

MUSE

Week Five (10/12)

 

CLASS CANCELED

Week Six (10/19)

 

DIVA

Week Seven (10/26)

 

MIDTERM

Week Eight (11/02)

 

PHOTOGRAPHER

Week Nine (11/09)

 

CRITIC

Week Ten (11/16)

 

THANKSGIVING BREAK

Week Eleven (11/23)

 

AESTHETE

Week Twelve (11/30)

 

ACTIVIST

Week Thirteen (12/07)

 

FIELD TRIP

Week Fourteen (12/14)

 

 

FINAL

Week Fifteen (12/21)
Final Research Project Due

 


GRADING RUBRICS

RESEARCH PAPER 40 pts. 30 pts. 20 pts.
Content
Ideas are clearly defined with cogent arguments and well-chosen supporting material. Ideas are satisfactorily defined with adequate arguments and supporting materials.
Ideas are not clearly defined, lacking convincing arguments and appropriate supporting materials.
Structure
Paper is well organized, progressing from thesis to conclusion in a logical and understandable manner. Paper progresses from thesis to conclusion, but is poorly organized. Paper is unorganzied, lacking a clearly defined thesis and conclusion.
Originality
Interpretation of the research topic shows independent thought and creative ideas. Intepretation of the research project shows some creativity, but lacks in realization of ideas. Interpretation of the research topic does not go beyond the obvious.
Citations Accurate use of footnotes and bibliography, as verified by Turnitin. Somewhat accurate use of footnotes and bibliography, as verified by Turnitin. Improper use of footnotes and bibliography, as verified by Turnitin.
Spelling and grammar No mistakes. No points given otherwise. No points given otherwise.

GRADING POLICIES
Grades will be based on the criteria found in GRADING RUBRICS (see above).

Total percentage is 100, which is translated into a letter grade using the standards published in the College Catalog (see below); there will be no grading curve.

Felician College operates on the 4.00 grading system and determines the academic standing of students according to the following scale:

Grade Description Numerical Equivalent Quality Points
A Outstanding 100-95 4.000
A- Excellent 94-90 3.670
B+ Very Good 89-87 3.333
B Good 86-83 3.000
B- Above Average 82-80 2.670
C+ Average 79-77 2.333
C Acceptable 76-70 2.000
D Poor 69-65 1.000
F Failure 64 or below 0.000
FA Failure due to non-attendance 64 or below

0.000


COURSE POLICIES


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