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This Learning Contract is for Empire State College:Topic of Study:
Intro to Mass Art; Personalizing the Media This study introduces
students to theories of modern art, popular culture and philosophy,
focusing on the political and social content of culture.
The study will aid the students in articulating their personal views
of modern media as it applies to everyday life.
Learning Activities: Students will use the text,
A Philosophyof Mass Art
by Noel Carroll, excerpts from Cut with the Kitchen Knife
by Maud Lavin, Movements of Modern Art by Michael
Compton and Populuxe by Thomas Hine,supplemented
by material selected by them.
They will reply in written assignments to questions posed by
the Tutor based on the texts and lectures as well as collecting
and creating objects that express their view of art as popular
culture. They will maintain a Learning Journal in which
classroom knowledge, the discoveries of finding the content
in art in everyday life and print media clippings are kept,
reflecting the courses goals.
Evaluation: The students' success will be evaluated based
on their written assignments, Learning Journals, classroom
participation and activities as well as their Final Project.
15 week Class 4 Credits .