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2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2021-2022 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ART 229 - Writing About Art and Design

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: Second Composition
Students develop strategies of composition and revision of writing on topics in the visual arts and design. Students practice description, analysis, evaluation, summary, persuasive writing, and professional correspondence.

Strongly Recommended Preparation: ART 120.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE area A2.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: Second Composition
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Describe the formal and affective qualities of a work of art with clear prose;
  2. Analyze art or design in an organized essay, using formal, stylistic, or sociopolitical criteria;
  3. Evaluate the conditions of display of a work of art, based on direct observations;
  4. Summarize the ideas of another author (critic, historian, artist) writing about art;
  5. Develop a short persuasive essay related to funding of the arts or a specific project;
  6. Create a cover letter using appropriate professional criteria.

Second English Composition Learning Outcomes
  1. complete a variety of reading and writing tasks that incorporate subject-matter knowledge;
  2. adjust their writing for different audiences, showing awareness of expectations for academic writing in general and adhering to discipline-specific conventions when appropriate;
  3. demonstrate critical thinking and logical reasoning, including strategies coming in a discipline, in the development and organization of ideas in written texts; take into account multiple perspectives and key disciplinary concepts when presenting their ideas in writing; and
  4. revise their writing in response to feedback in order to improve development, clarity, coherence, and correctness.

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