Seminar in Integrative Arts (3) A study of various arts with emphasis on comparison, contrast, and other aspects of interrelation. Topics will change each semester.
INART 100W Seminar in Integrative Arts (3)
(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.
INART 100W is a semester-long seminar that explores a theme or topic through selected works of the visual or performing arts. Various arts will be examined with emphasis on comparison, contrast, and other aspects of interrelation. Although topics will change each semester, they will always be bound to broad concerns in the arts that are shared or common. The approach will be strictly interdisciplinary with emphasis on writing, discussion, and the direct experience of art. INART 100w is a General Education Arts offering (GA), a writing intensive course (W), and, for selected topics, will satisfy the Intercultural and International Competence Requirement (GI). At University Park, the course is built around twelve to thirteen motion pictures shown as part of the Palmer Museum of Art's film series, a gallery exhibition at the Palmer, and two or three performances at the Center for the Performing Arts. Students are required to attend all of these events and showings. The film series and the gallery exhibition are free. Tickets for the two events at the Center for the Performing Arts must be purchased. Attendance will constitute 20% of the semester grade. Each week, there will be a required online discussion based on the "Commentaries" associated with the event or exhibition of that week. These "Commentaries" are included with the background information on the events and exhibitions contained in the course web site. Discussions will last for one week and all students are required to participate in all online discussions. Participation in discussions will constitute 30% of the semester grade. INART 100W is a "writing intensive" course and, as a consequence, a major portion of the course is devoted to the acquisition of skills and practice in writing. There are three required papers in the course: one 600 word critical review, one 900-word critical opinion paper, and a final 1500-word critical opinion paper, Grading will be based on the quality of students' critical arguments and the quality of their writing. These three papers will constitute 50% of the semester grade.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.