Winter '99 Course Guide

Courses in RC Arts (Division 864)

Winter Term, 1999 (January 6-April 29, 1999)

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Most RC courses are open to LS&A students and may be used to meet distribution requirements.

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE WAIT LIST PROCEDURES

Residential College students are given priority in all Residential College courses during the Early Registration and registration periods, and from waitlists. RC courses which satisfy specific Residential College graduation requirement are reserved for RC students only (e.g., RC language courses).

Waitlists of Residential College courses are maintained in the Residential College Counseling Office, 134 Tyler, East Quad. When a course fills, students should contact the RC Counseling Office (647-4359) to be placed on a waitlist if one is being maintained. RC sections of LS&A coursesThese sections will be letter graded for all students Math 115 Section 110 Analytical Geometry & Calculus. See Math 115.


RC Arts 268. Introduction to Visual Thinking: Adventures in Creativity.

Instructor(s): Ann Savageau (annelisa@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($25) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a studio course designed to develop and enhance visual thinking skills, flexible problem-solving strategies, and creativity. No previous art training is necessary. There will be daily activities designed to overcome perceptual and conceptual blocks and nurture creative strategies. Four longer 3-D projects will give students the opportunity to put these strategies into practice. Slides, lectures, readings, and discussions about the creative process will supplement studio work. Cooperative learning in groups will be emphasized. Students will keep a comprehensive notebook of sketches and ideas, plus a daily log making explicit the creative strategies they use for a given problem. Major projects are equivalent to written exams. Readings include Robert von Oech, A Kick in the Seat of the Pants (Harper and Row, 1986), plus selected articles on visual thinking and creativity.

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RC Arts 285. Photography.

Instructor(s): Mike Hannum

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($100).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($100).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course introduces students to the medium of photography from the perspective of the artist. It includes an overview of photography's role in the arts, the development of an understanding of visual literacy and self-expression as they relate to the photographic medium and the development of basic technical skills in black and white and color photography. A visual emphasis is maintained in both presentation and course work, and the student works with the medium towards a goal of personal expression.

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RC Arts 288. Introduction to Drawing.

Instructor(s): Larry Cressman

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($35) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

The work of drawing is rich and varied. This course will explore the many aspects and various approaches that exist today, both contemporary and historical. Emphasis will be on the eye (seeing) and the hand (doing). Basic techniques and methods will be covered including work with the figure. Class attendance is mandatory as well as coursework outside the scheduled class time.

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RC Arts 289. Ceramics.

Instructor(s): Susan Crowell

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($85).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($85).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course presents basic problems in forming clay; throwing and handbuilding techniques; testing, preparing and applying glazes; stacking and firing kilns; and operating a ceramics studio. Students are required to learn the complete ceramic process, and the assumption of studio responsibilities and regular class attendance are mandatory. The theory, practice, and history of ceramics are integral parts of this study and are used to encourage individual sensitivity to the material.

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RC Arts 389. Ceramics Theory and Criticism.

Instructor(s): Susan Crowell

Prerequisites & Distribution: RC Arts 289. (4). (CE). Laboratory fee ($85) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($85) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

RC Arts 389 is an upper-level ceramics course which addresses advanced problems in ceramics production and studio practice. While students in lower-level ceramics courses learn basic technical skills and aesthetic concepts, upper-level students work at more sophisticated levels of form and content. The course approaches this development through more advanced formal concerns, technical projects, glaze testing, studio management, and critique. Readings from journals "American Ceramics," "Ceramics, Art and Perception," and others will enable us to enter the discourse of ceramics in twentieth century art.

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