ArtsEd Course Descriptions

 


About Contact Hours:

Typical college classes meet for 3 hours per week for one semester with one semester being approximately 15 weeks long. This means that one college course, on average, is 45 contact hours. When a class is offered online, the online learning tasks for each week must be the equivalent of the work a student would do for the 3 hours they would be sitting in class each week.

 

Arts in Education online classes are 30 contact hours, 6 contact hours, or 3 contact hours.


 

30 Contact Hour Classes:

 

ARTSED 01  Creative Writing & Elements of Craft

In this creative writing course students will explore various elements of craft. Through the lens of different genres, we will focus on creative writing craft areas including authentic voice, symbolism, characters and characterization, narrative structure, and point of view. Engaging with assigned creative reading texts, assigned listening/sound experientials, assigned videos, and through their own writing, students will explore how different techniques are used to construct narratives, make meaning, and relate and interrelate with the world around them in such genres as creative nonfiction, poetry, short story, myths & fairy tales, detective fiction, children’s literature, memoir, film, and sound. Students will be given weekly writing assignments and be provided with opportunities to workshop their creative writing output.

 

ARTSED 02  Exploring the Visual

In this class students will examine visual arts, their nature, function, and relationship in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and graphics. Through course readings, written assignments, and live artwork visits, students will explore visual perception while considering elements of design including but not limited to composition, medium, line, shape, scale, contrast, movement, texture, color, style.

 

ARTSED 03  Exploring the Aural

Beginning with music fundamentals, (pitch, rhythm, meter, themes, harmony, consonance, dissonance, etc.,) and moving to more advanced concepts of sound and semiotics, students will examine music of various genres, time periods, and cultures through the lenses of western aesthetics and their own subjective responses, building and developing their understanding of what music is, its language, and its purpose.

 

ARTSED 099a  Independent Study: Creative Arts Area

Working with an Arts in Education mentor, students design their own 30 contact hour syllabus of work that focuses on their arts area of interest. Students choose this option if their desired arts area of focus is not currently being offered. Administrative and departmental approval must be obtained prior to enrolling in this class.

 

ARTSED 099b  Independent Study: Lesson Planning

Working with an Arts in Education mentor, students design their own 30 contact hour syllabus of work that focuses on a specific area of lesson planning in which a student is interested that is not covered or offered in other Arts in Education classes. Administrative and departmental approval must be obtained prior to enrolling in this class.

Prerequisite: successful completion of coursework in an arts area.

 

6 Contact Hour Classes:

 

ARTSED 20  Cross-curricular Lessons & the Creative Arts: Unit Planning

In this class students will examine the elements of a successful unit plan that incorporates the creative arts, (for example, language arts, visual arts, music and sound, dance and movement, horticulture arts, culinary arts,) and the Common Core State Standards across multiple grade levels. Subject areas can include but are not limited to: natural and earth sciences, math, language arts, social sciences, and how lessons and student learning experiences can be enhanced through the creative arts (and thinking outside the box!)

Prerequisite: successful completion of coursework in an arts area.

 

ARTSED 299a  Independent Study: Unit Planning

Working with an Arts in Education mentor, students design their own 6 contact hour syllabus of work that focuses on their particular area of interest while meeting the learning goals of ARTSED 20 Cross-curricular Lessons & the Creative Arts: Unit Planning. Students who enroll in ARTSED 299a typically are looking to focus their unit planning in specific content areas that the regular course, ARTSED 20, does not cover (for example, content areas such as computer sciences, health and/or medical related content, ESL) or unit planning for a grade level not covered in the course. Administrative and departmental approval must be obtained prior to registering for this class.

Prerequisite: successful completion of coursework in an arts area.

 

ARTSED 299b  Independent Study: Lesson Planning

Working with an Arts in Education mentor, students design their own 6 contact hour syllabus of work that focuses on their particular area of interest in lesson planning. Students who enroll in ARTSED 299b typically are looking to focus their lesson planning in a specific cross-curricular content areas or on specific aspects of lesson planning that are not coverent in other ARTSED classes. Administrative and departmental approval must be obtained prior to registering for this class.

Prerequisite: successful completion of coursework in an arts area.

 

3 Contact Hour Classes:

 

ARTSED 30  Cross-curricular Lessons & the Creative Arts: Preschool

In this class students will examine the elements of a cross-curricular lesson that incorporates the creative arts, (for example, language arts, visual arts, music and sound, dance and movement, horticulture arts, culinary arts,) and the Common Core State Standards at the preschool grade level. Subject areas can include but are not limited to: natural and earth sciences, math, language arts, social sciences, and how lessons and student learning experiences can be enhanced through the creative arts and thinking outside the box. | Required book for this class

Prerequisite: completed coursework in an arts area.

 

ARTSED 31  Cross-curricular Lessons & the Creative Arts: Early Childhood

In this class students will examine the elements of a cross-curricular lesson plan that incorporates the creative arts, (for example, language arts, visual arts, music and sound, dance and movement, horticulture arts, culinary arts,) and the Common Core State Standards at the early childhood (grades K-2) grade levels. Subject areas can include but are not limited to: natural and earth sciences, math, language arts, social sciences, and how lessons and student learning experiences can be enhanced through the creative arts and thinking outside the box. | Required book for this class

Prerequisite: completed coursework in an arts area.

 

ARTSED 32  Cross-curricular Lessons & the Creative Arts: Elementary

In this class students will examine the elements of a cross-curricular lesson plan that incorporates the creative arts, (for example, language arts, visual arts, music and sound, dance and movement, horticulture arts, culinary arts,) and the Common Core State Standards at the elementary (grades 3-6) grade levels. Subject areas can include but are not limited to: natural and earth sciences, math, language arts, social sciences, and how lessons and student learning experiences can be enhanced through the creative arts and thinking outside the box. | Required book for this class

Prerequisite: completed coursework in an arts area.

 

ARTSED 399  Independent Study: Lesson Planning

Working with an Arts in Education mentor, students design their own 3 contact hour syllabus of work that focuses on their particular area of interest while meeting the learning goals of ARTSED 30, ARTSED 31, or ARTSED 32. Students who enroll in ARTSED 399 typically are looking to focus their lesson planning in specific content areas, or a particular aspect of lesson planning that the regular courses, ARTSED 30, ARTSED 31, or ARTSED 32, do not cover (for example, content areas such as computer sciences, health and/or medical related content, ESL), or lesson planning for a grade level not covered in the courses offered. Administrative and departmental approval must be obtained prior to registering for this class.

Prerequisite: successful completion of coursework in an arts area.

 

 

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