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 Course Title:   Photography II

 Title Abbreviation:   PHOTOGRAPHY II

 Department:    ART

 Course #:    182

 Credits:    4

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    4.5

 CIP:    500605

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

An intermediate or advanced studio course continuing the practice and refinement of vision and technique in digital and black and white photography with emphasis on content and meaning, visual structure, and presentation. Students supply materials and digital camera. No text purchase. Fully manual film cameras are available in the lab. May be retaken for up to 8 credits. Lab fee $30 Prerequisite: ART 180 or 181

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: ART 180 or 181

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU X
U of W X
WSU X
WWU X

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Students will learn advanced proficiency in black and white film development and digital application.
  2. Students will learn to create a portfolio of photographs related in techinque, subject matter of theme.
  3. Students will demonstrate skills to critically analyze their photographs using the vocabulary of the discipline.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.3 Evaluate information and its sources critically.

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 . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.
2.9 Apply and/or create problem-solving strategies to successfully adapt to unpredictable and/or changing environments.

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.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.

Course Contents

  1. Using self directed studio and dark room exercises students will practice advanced black and white film development, photographic printing and application of darkroom and/or digital techniques.
  2. Using notebooks and self directed studio assignments students will develop a portfolio of photographs based on common themes, subject matter or technique.
  3. Using formal critique sessions an self assessments students will analyze their artwork using the vocabulary of the discipline.