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Calumet College of St. Joseph is a Catholic institution of higher learning dedicated to the academic, spiritual and
ethical development of undergraduate and graduate students. Informed by the values of its founding religious
community, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (C.PP.S.), the College promotes the inherent dignity of all
people, social justice, an ethic of service, student empowerment, opportunity, and lifelong learning.
COURSE SYLLABUS, Fall 2017 Course: Art 100
Instructor Name Alvin M. Daniels
Office Number: 312-522-2590
Phone Number: 312-522-2590
Hours Available: Wednesdays 3:15-4:30 or by appointment
Ive been a filmmaker for 30 years, an athlete for 40 years but a Preachers kid my whole life. My moms a minister, my dad and granddad were ministers and I have uncles and cousins who are/were ministers, so the church was and is a way of life for me. After attending Percy L. Julian High School, I got a scholarship to play basketball at Boston University. It was there that I cultivated my love of telling stories and a budding TV, video and film career began. I began my production company, Halsted Studios, in the 90s and have travelled the world producing projects including winning an Emmy, shooting at the Oscars and traveling to South Africa to shoot an award winning documentary. I received my Masters Degree from Robert Morris University and love to travel the country inspiring people with my lectures, film and stageplay projects. The Dream is FreeBut the Hustle and Determination are Sold Seperately
Course Time: Monday/Wednesday 1:45-3:15
Required Books and Materials:
Learning Outcomes/ Competencies: Students in this course will:
1. Students will appreciate, create and critique the persuasive power of art and media.
2. Students will be introduced to reading analytically, synthetically and critically in a variety of genres.
3. Students will be reinforced in writing in a variety of forms using valid logic, persuasive rhetoric and correct grammar, usage and punctuation.
4. Students will be reinforced in being able to orally deliver a presentation with a clear idea that is logically developed, supported by convincing evidence and valid reasoning, and expressed using language and delivery choices thoughtfully adapted to the audience.
5. Students will be able to apply ethical standards that reflect critical thought and responsible action to social issues and to analyze their own core beliefs and the origin of these beliefs.
This course teaches students how to understand and appreciate the performing arts, including music and theater. Students learn to approach performance arts from the perspective of the world in which it was created and the role performing arts continue to play in the world. Students learn to identify the formal elements of performing arts, to articulate their art experiences, examining both in a social and historical context and drawing connections with other arts. Students study important elements, forms and styles, including some examples from non-Western cultures. (This course is a CCSJ General Education option in Humanities.)
Learning Strategies: Lecture, group work, discussion, exercises, quizzes, presentations
Experiential Learning Opportunities: *Noted professionals will come to class to discuss writing, singing and the performing arts *Students will have the opportunity to have various projects critiqued by professionals in the performing arts *Self expression will be strongly encouraged in the performing arts as a way of finding a students voice(s)
Major Assignments: Your final grade in this class will be assigned based on your performance in 6 different areas as follows: Quizzes: Students will be quizzed on material covered in assigned readings and video lectures. Midterm and Final exams: Exams will cover topics and material covered throughout the class. Spoken Word/Essay Assignment: Students will prepare a 3 minute spoken word/essay that conveys their belief in who they are. This performance arts work is delivered to an audience of your peers. It should include references to your history, as a person, and the goals you have in the future. Musical Selection/Musical Critique Assignment: Students will either sing a song or prepare a musical critique (in any genre) of a song that speaks to their view of the world either from an idealistic or realistic point of view. This is a subjective assignment but student should be able to clearly explain their reason for choosing the music for the assignment. Monologue/Sketch Assignment: Students will perform either a monologue by themselves or a sketch with another student that embodies the genre of performing arts they enjoy most (comedy, drama, horror). This performance arts
work is delivered to an audience of professionals in the field. The opening narration should give the audience insight into the reasoning for choosing the performance arts work that will be performed. Film/TV Episode Critique Assignment: Students will do a written critique of a film or TV episode that tackles a social issue that the student strongly believes in. The critique should identify the issue being discussed and the reasoning behind choosing this particular film or TV episode for the assignment. Attendance and Participation: Regular participation is required to succeed in this course. Students are expected to arrive on time, attend class and participate during class and through regular online activity. Students who are (A) absent more than three times, (B) come to class unprepared for discussion/performance, and/or (C) fail to turn in assignments will receive a zero (0) for the Attendance and Participation portion of the grade.
Class Participation: Class Attendance and Participation are the main areas of grading. These determine your engagement in the class and the subject matter being presented.
Grading Scale: 100 92: A 91 90: A- 89 88: B+ 87 82: B 81 80: B- 79 78 : C+ 77 72: C 71 70 : C- 69 68: D+ 67 62: D 61 60: D- 59 and below F
Class Date Assignments Class Discussion/Activities
Building Towards Performance
Video: Great (and not-so-great)
performances from Youtube
Oct. 30/Nov. 1
In-Depth view of words (Handout)
Introductory paragraph on
performance arts goals
Subjective vs. Objective meanings
of words (Handout, You Tube)
QUIZ #1 (on Wednesday)
Introduction to Musical Traditions:
Influences, Genres and Subcultures
(Handout, You Tube)
Finding your voice through music:
A closer look at the origins of
different musical genres
QUIZ #2 (on Wednesday)
Preparation for Performance
Evolution of Music in Performance
Study of Theater
Anthology of Living Theater
How to Read a Play
Team Building Exercises
Read Chapters 1 & 2
QUIZ #3 (on Wednesday)
Read Chapter 3
QUIZ #4 (on Wednesday)
Preparation for Performance
Discuss Words being the foundation
of any performance art
Discuss different meanings of words
Discuss Music and its many
Discuss Theater and its shaping of
Discuss Setting and Character
development in theater
Study of Film
Watch the Film Serendipity
Elements that make up genres of
Quiz #5 (on Wednesday)
Watch the Film Crooklyn
Social Issues illuminated through
Quiz #6 (on Wednesday)
Preparation for Final
Discuss Elements that make up
different genres of films
I reserve the right to change this schedule to meet the needs of the class.
Attending Class You cannot succeed in this class if you do not attend. We believe that intellectual growth and success in higher education occur through interaction in the classroom and laboratories. However, we do not want to penalize students for participating in college-sponsored events. When you miss class because of a college event, you must give notice of your absence in advance, and you are responsible for all missed work. Being absent doesnt excuse you from doing class work; you have more responsibilities to keep up and meet the objectives of this course.