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excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate
effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
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COURSE SYMBOL AND
NUMBER: AR 313
Independent syudy in Art or Design
COURSE BEING TAUGHT: Summer 2005
NAME OF FACULTY
MEMBER: MASOOM KHAWAJA
TITLE OF FACULTY
MEMBER: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
LOCATION: ROOM 227 (underground)
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS: TUES: 11:00 – 1:00
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 816 – 584 – 6507
FACULTY WEB PAGE
DATES OF THE
SEMESTER: June 6–July 31,2005
CLASS SESSION DAY
Variable credit: 1-6
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
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
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.
superior performance on all levels of evaluation, participation in class
critiques, punctual attendance and meeting project deadlines.
Indicates above average craftsmanship and problem solving abilities.
average performance, with problems in some areas.
failure to meet minimum standards. Problems exist in multiple areas.
Indicates problems in performance, attendance and attitude.
There will be
assignments, projects and written tests. Each student will be evaluated in the
Lab Projects and
attendance, work habit, etc)
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 – 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.
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
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
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.
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: