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ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGEHumanities DivisionART 140 – Introduction to PhotographyCourse OutlineCourse Number & Name: ART 140 Introduction to PhotographyCredit Hours: 3.0 Contact Hours: 3.0 Lecture: N/A Lab: N/A Other: N/APrerequisites: NoneCo-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: NoneCourse Outline Revision Date: Fall 2010Course Description: This course is an introductory studio course in the fundamentals of black and whitephotography with emphasis on design, composition and techniques of photography.Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:1. demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of photography;2. utilize various problem-solving techniques to compose, crop, develop and enlarge photographs; and3. communicate accurate photography terminology in written and/or oral form.Measurable Course Performance Objectives (MPOs): Upon successful completion of this course,students should specifically be able to do the following:1. Demonstrate knowledge of the techniques of photography:1.1 perform the basic operations of loading and unloading a 35mm camera; and1.2 compose and shoot various different kinds of photographs (head shot, extreme close-up,landscape, cityscape, etc.) 2. Utilize various problem-solving techniques to compose, crop, develop and enlarge photographs:2.1 apply knowledge of photographic processes to enlarge/reduce; and2.2 apply knowledge of photographic processes to crop photographs3. Communicate accurate photography terminology in written and/or oral form:page 1prepared by B Pogue, Fall 20103.1 write and explain the process of shooting photographs under a variety of weather/lightingconditions;3.2 write and explain the process of developing photographs from film; and3.3 write and explain the processes involved in cropping, enlarging and composing variousphotographsMethods of Instruction: Instruction will consist of lectures/demonstrations with a majority of hands-onstudio experience.Outcomes Assessment: Quiz questions and finished photographic compositions are blueprinted tocourse objectives to determine the extent of student mastery.Course Requirements: All students are required to:1. Maintain regular attendance.2. Complete assigned homework. 3. Compose and develop a certain number of finished photographs.4. Take all scheduled quizzes.Methods of Evaluation: Final course grades will be computed as follows: % of Grading Components final course grade- Homework and class participation 0 – 20%Students must complete various homework assignmentson photography.- 2 or more Quizzes (dates specified by the instructor) 25 – 35%Quizzes will show evidence of the extent to whichstudents meet course objectives.- Compose and develop a certain number of finished photographs 50 – 65%All finished photographs will be evaluated for creativity,mastery of composition and processing techniques, andcompletion of assigned work.page 2prepared by B Pogue, Fall 2010NOTE : The instructor will provide specific weights, which lie in the above-given ranges, for each of thegrading components at the beginning of the semester Academic Integrity: Dishonesty disrupts the search for truth that is inherent in the learning process andso devalues the purpose and the mission of the College. Academic dishonesty includes, but is notlimited to, the following:- plagiarism – the failure to acknowledge another writer’s words or ideas or to give proper creditto sources of information;- cheating – knowingly obtaining or giving unauthorized information on any test/exam or anyother academic assignment;- interference – any interruption of the academic process that prevents others from the properengagement in learning or teaching; and- fraud – any act or instance of willful deceit or trickery.Violations of academic integrity will be dealt with by imposing appropriate sanctions. Sanctions for actsof academic dishonesty could include the resubmission of an assignment, failure of the test/exam, failurein the course, probation, suspension from the College, and even expulsion from the College.Student Code of Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible andconsiderate adults who respect the rights of others. Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Allstudents are also expected to attend and be on time for all class meetings. No cell phones or similarelectronic devices are permitted in class. Please refer to the Essex County College student handbook,Lifeline, for more specific information about the College’s Code of Conduct and attendancerequirements.page 3prepared by B Pogue, Fall 2010Course Content Outline: based on the text Photography, by London, Upton and Stone; published byPearson/Prentice Hall; 2008.Week Content/Topic1 Introduction – becoming familiar with a 35mm camera (Chapter 1)2 Composition set up (Chapter 2)3 Filters, shutter speeds, and focus4 Depth of field work (Chapter 3) 5 Nature: Landscapes (Chapters 4 & 5) – works by Ansel Adams6 Quiz 17 Motion in photography (Chapters 6 & 7)8 Architectural shots (Chapter 8)9 Genre shots (Chapter 9)10 Portraits – candid and posed (Chapters 10 & 11)11 Quiz 212 Interior shots – lights and darks (Chapter 12)13 Out of the studio work14 Cropping, enlarging, and developing15 Submission of an instructor-determined number of various photographs for a finalcourse gradepage 4prepared by B Pogue, Fall


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