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 Course Title:   Drawing for Non-Majors

 Title Abbreviation:   DRAWING FOR NON-MAJORS

 Department:    ART

 Course #:    104

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    3.75

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Beginning studio course intended for non-majors in which beginning students develop observational skills to create expressive drawings using line, shape, value, space and texture.


None (Not for pending AVA majors)

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 55

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Correlate and develop both observation and technical skills in drawing.
  2. Employ drawing techniques using a variety of media.
  3. Appreciate the diversity and creativity in the history of drawing.
  4. Critically analyze drawings using the vocabulary of the discipline.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

Course Contents

  1. Using studio sessions and group exercises, students will develop observational and technical drawing skills.
  2. Using alternative studio exercises students will practice working with a variety of media, which may include (but will not be limited to) pencil, charcoal, pastel, and ink.
  3. Using notebooks, independent exercises and/or group exercises students will employ critical thinking skills.
  4. Students will use critical thinking skills to evaluate and analyze their work using self assessment and open critique sessions.