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AR 313 Independent Study in Art or Design
Khawaja, Masoom


 

 

COURSE SYLLABI

Park University

 

  MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

 

VISION STATEMENT

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

 

 

COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: AR 313

COURSE TITLE: Independent syudy in Art or Design

SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Summer 2005

 

NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: MASOOM KHAWAJA

TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION: ROOM 227 (underground)

FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: TUES: 11:00 – 1:00

FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 816 – 584 – 6507

FACULTY E-MAIL ADDRESS masoom.khawaja@park.edu

FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS: www.mzehra.com

 

DATES OF THE SEMESTER: June 6–July 31,2005

CLASS SESSION DAY (S): Tuesdays

CLASS SESSION TIME:           Open

CREDIT HOURS: Variable credit: 1-6

   

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Designed for students who have taken all courses in a particular area but wish to continue in it, who wish to explore in an area for which there is no appropriate course offered. Admission to Independent Study is by permission of the Chair of the Department with evidence of the student’s ability to work independently at an appropriate level. Students seeking admission to Independent Study must submit an approved proposal. Students and teacher write a contract stating goals, amount of work and critique times etc. Variable credit: 1-6

 

 FACILITATOR’S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:

As a Graphic Design teacher, my principal objective is to expand student's design competency. In accomplishing this goal, I rely on a variety of skills including:

 

            • Building relationships of trust with students;

• Possessing a high degree of competency    and knowledge in course material;

• Understanding the course material knowledge level of my students; and

• I believe that a teacher must encourage and allow students to take responsibility for their own learning accomplishments

 

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT:

Class participation, projects and quizzes will be used as evaluation methods in the percentages listed. No make-up quizzes will be given. No late projects will be accepted. The first day of class and the last day of class will be used for the pre-test and post-test. The professor reserves the right to add other quizzes and exam to the course.

 

 

Grading Standards:

A         Indicates superior performance on all levels of evaluation, participation in class critiques, punctual attendance and meeting project deadlines.

B          Indicates above average craftsmanship and problem solving abilities.

C         Indicates average performance, with problems in some areas.

D         Indicates failure to meet minimum standards. Problems exist in multiple areas.

F          Indicates problems in performance, attendance and attitude.

                                                                       

Grading Standards       

     A+=97-100                                          A=94-96                      A-=90-93

     B+=87-89                                            B=84-86                      B-=80-8                C+=77-79                                           C=74-76                      C-=70-73

     D+=67-69                                            D=64-66                      D-=60-63

     F=0-59

 

Grading Scales (Assignments/Projects)

There will be assignments, projects and written tests. Each student will be evaluated in the following manner:

Lab Projects and Assignment

 

Fulfills the Assignment                      20%

Design                                                20%

Creativity                                          20%

Growth and Development           20%

Class Participation                           20%

(Discussion, attendance, work habit, etc)

 

ACADEMIC HONESTY:        

Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community.  Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers, or other course assignments.  Learners who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.

 

 PLAGIARISM:

Plagiarism – the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.

 

  ATTENDANCE POLICY:        

Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences.  The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.  Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.  In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the learner will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".  An Incomplete grade will not be issued to learners who have unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.  Learners receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment.  Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the learner.  Reports of a F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for learners receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

  

LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS:

There are no excused absences. The accumulation of more than four absences will result in the student’s failure for the class. Class critiques are part of the completion of each assigned project. Students who fail to attend a critique will lose one letter grade on the project. With a Doctor’s note you may submit your project, make up your in class assignment or take the written test. But you will receive one grade lower as a final grade for submitting it late as per the class policy.

            

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:

Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive.  Learners must recognize though that technology may also cause problems.  Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  Learners must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to zip disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.

  

DISABILITY GUIDELINES:      

Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance.  These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal.  It is Park University’s policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply.  Additional information concerning Park University’s policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: www.park.edu/disability.