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Summer/Autumn 2013
Catalog update:
May 15, 2013

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Course Requirements

Content Area Courses 

Core: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Studio Art: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Media Arts: 16 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Pre-Education Introductory Courses: 12 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Advanced Standing Education Courses: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required

Open Electives: 8 quarter hours are required

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.  The following cannot be used to fulfill an open elective: WRD 98, WRD 101, MAT 94, and MAT 95


Student Teaching: 10 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures indicated in the college core section.  EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete.  All students also take SEC 387, Capstone Seminar with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section). 
 

Licensure Tests

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license.  Secondary Education Visual Art majors must complete the following tests:
 
  • Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) (test #400) - assesses knowledge of reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math.  Test is required to qualify for Advanced Standing.  *Check with your advisor about qualifying for a waiver with acceptable ACT or SAT test scores.
  • Visual Art Content Area Test (test #145) – assesses elements, principles, and expressive features of the visual arts; creating and producing works of visual art; analyzing and evaluating works of visual art; and the role of the visual arts.  Test is required before Student Teaching (deadlines apply).
  • Assessment of Professional Teaching (APT) (test #103, grade 6-12) – assesses knowledge of teaching planning, delivery, assessment, professionalism, and technology.  Test is required to be licensed; recommended to be taken before Student Teaching. 

ART 101

DIGITAL TOOLS FOR VISUAL THINKERS

As digital media become a requisite aspect of the artist and designer's professional preparation, this foundation level course focuses on building basic skills in the most common digital imaging tools. The course will cover two applications, one pixel-based imaging (Photoshop), and one vector-based imaging (Illustrator). It is designed to give students an introduction to how these applications can be used as ideational tools for exploring visual problems, possibilities and solutions, how they can be used to create digital images for output and how they can be integrated with traditional analog media and tools.

ART 105

TWO-DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS

Development of perceptual ability through the analysis of two dimensional concepts of line, shape, value texture, color, space and organization. Materials Fee.

ART 106

BEGINNING DRAWING

Introduction to composition , line and rendering in black and white drawing media. Basic techniques for descriptive and expressive use of drawing media. Materials Fee.

ART 200

ART & ARTISTS IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

This course will use a mixed lecture/discussion format and thematic approach to consider works on art and design produced in the last 30 years as a means of contextualizing recent works of art. The primary approach to this material will be from the perspective of the artmaker (artist or designer), for whom art theory, criticism and history are crucial tools for developing effective and meaningful work. For that reason, this class will be taught by studio faculty. The class will make extensive use of the city's contemporary museums, galleries, exhibitions and works of public art to emphasize the social, economic and political context from which works of art and design emerge as indicators or signposts of contemporary cultural concerns. Students cannot receive credit for both ART 200 and ART 222.

ART 113

THREE DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS

Development of perceptual ability through the analysis of three-dimensional concepts of line, shape, material, light, movement, and organization. Materials Fee.

ART 114

FOUR DIMENSIONAL FOUNDATIONS

This course is introduction to the shared elements and principles of time based art forms. Course will examine those elements and principles on examples of three time based mediums: performance (body art), video and one of interactive art forms that uses Flash software. Students at the beginning of each three-week session will be introduced to the one of three mediums with gradual project development and execution at the end of three-week period. Lectures, demonstrations, exercises and in class and home assignments and assigned readings about the process, form and content specific to time based art forms, will be main the vehicles for delivering the course contents to students.

ART 110

BEGINNING PAINTING

An introduction to basic organizational and technical concepts in painting. The preparation and proper use of materials is also stressed.
Prerequisites:
ART 105 is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 115

BEGINNING SCULPTURE

An introduction to traditional and contemporary approaches to sculpture with an emphasis on clay modeling, plaster casting and carving. Studio core course. Materials Fee.

ART 206

INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

Continued development and exploration into the rendering of space with an introduction to a wider range of drawing media and contemporary art applications in drawing. Materials Fee.
Prerequisites:
ART 106 is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 218

FIGURE DRAWING

A study of the human figure through an exploration of anatomy combined with various drawing processes. Materials Fee.
Prerequisites:
ART 106 is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 229

BEGINNING PRINTMAKING

Training in the artistic possibilities of a variety of techniques, including wood-cut, intaglio and mono-print, used in the production of limited edition prints. Materials Fee.
Prerequisites:
ART 105 and ART 106 are a prerequisite for this class.

ART 225

BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY

Introduction to the theoretical and technical foundations of photography with exploration of the medium's aesthetic, documentary and narrative purposes. Replaces 206 as a core course for the Media Arts. Materials Fee.

ART 224

BEGINNING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

An introduction to digital photographic processes emphasizing photographing with digital cameras, image correction and modification and printing.

A&S 491

EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP OF SCHOOLS

This course introduces students to the research base of organizational theory, the politics of education, and foundations of building level instructional leadership. Multiple theories are examined in light of the students? experience in educational settings. This examination of theory in light of experience provides the students with a framework for analyzing both familiar educational institutions and the theories that support educational institutions. Through a study of administrative and organizational theory using those settings with which students are most familiar, students will become more reflective of the theoretical base that will inform their future practice as administrators.
Prerequisites:
Status as an Advanced Masters Education student is a prerequisite for this class.

ART 289

EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ART

This course continues the exploration of video as a means of artistic expression with advanced, conceptual, experimental and creative uses of video and sound. Topics include sound art, editing, professional lighting techniques, as well as documentary, theory and history of avant-garde film/video. HD digital cameras will be provided by the art department. Hands-on skills will be developed and projects will be edited in Final Cut Express.

ART 227

DIGITAL IMAGING FOR ART AND DESIGN

Students will develop dexterity and finesse as digital illustrators and imagers using two of the most powerful and ubiquitous computer software tools available in contemporary design: Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator. Manual drawing and traditional photographic techniques will be applied to the development of digital images. The primary focus will be on analytic problem solving and developing students' abilities to create complex images, illustrations and icons that effectively convey content and create context.
Prerequisites:
ART 101 and ART 105 are a prerequisite for this class.

EDU 25

BASIC TECHNOLOGY LITERACY

(0 Credit) This online course provides students with a knowledge about assembling, using, and troubleshooting basic technology hardware and software. In this course, students demonstrate understanding of basic computer setup and the use of peripheral devices such as printers, speakers, flash drives, scanners, digital cameras, videos, and computer software.

SCU 207

SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION

This course examines through an interdisciplinary framework sociological and historical issues and concerns associated with the relationship between education and public life. The course analyzes education as a form of cultural power, addressing its political and ideological effects. Emphasis will be placed upon the social and historical meanings and purposes assigned to education, especially as it pertains to questions of race, gender, sexuality, and the political economy of class.

SEC 364

METHODS: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

(4 credits) This course will examine materials, methods, and techniques appropriate for teaching in secondary schools. Topics include: educational goals; the development of a rationale and underlying assumptions; instructional goals and objectives; learning objectives; both cognitive and affective; classroom environment; classroom management principles and techniques; multicultural materials in various content areas; the development of appropriate methods and materials; current curriculum issues and controversies. 30 Level 1 Field Experience hours at arranged sites.
Prerequisites:
SEC 363 or status as a major in World Language Education is a prerequisite for this class.

SCU 336

ADOLESCENT AND ADULT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Theories of development throughout adolescence including current issues of problems and growth crises in attaining maturation. The course also includes adult and aging life span considerations. Emphasis is placed on the role of the early childhood professional in interaction with adults in the lives of young children (i.e., parents, grandparents).

SCU 337

HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

This course is an introduction to the study of the process of human development from conception to old age. Through a range of theories, the periods of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are examined with particular attention to the role of culture, gender, and class as they inform the contextualized process of growth and change across the life span.

PE 206

PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

This course is designed to assist students in gaining insight into their health/wellness attitudes, behaviors, and choices. Health/wellness experiences and topics examine the total wellness concept, as a self-designed, dynamic style of living which focuses on optimal functioning and quality of life. Emphasis is placed on the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, occupational and spiritual dimensions of health/wellness.

PE 273

HEALTH AND NUTRITION

This course will provide students with an introductory background in nutrition throughout the life span. The study of foods and their effects upon health, development and performance of the individual will be emphasized. Software analysis of dietary intakes will facilitate an individual reflective approach to an application of the content.

LSI 346

STRATEGIES FOR MAINSTREAMING AND INCLUSION

Focus will be on the practical problems related to the integration of exceptional children and youth into regular classrooms. Identification, characteristics, programs, curricular variations, and techniques for securing maximum development of students with a variety of special needs with emphasis on learning disabilities. The course also covers historical background, as well as current legal and service provision issues, including mainstreaming and inclusion. PREREQUISITE(S): Junior standing.
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

SEC 325

LITERACY IN THE CONTENT AREAS

The course explores the interrelationships between reading, writing, and other forms of communication (e.g., classroom talk, technology, visual arts) that are available to content area middle-level and high-school teachers. There will be an emphasis on the interrelationship of all aspects of language, oral and written, that result in literacy as a meaning-making tool in the construction of content-area knowledge. The course will discuss specific aspects of literacy processes from a multicultural, multilingual perspective as they apply to a variety of school settings in general and urban schools in particular. Students will become acquainted with theoretical issues as well as a wide range of literacy-teaching strategies including reading, writing, research, and study skills to be tailored to the needs of different students and to be applied across a variety of learning situations and text types. 30 Level 2 Field Experience hours.
Prerequisites:
SEC 363, SEC 364 and Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing are prerequisites for this class.

SEC 365

ART AND PEDAGOGY

This course surveys the trajectory of visual thoughts and explores strategies in alternative as well as, mainstream routes of production and distribution exercised by artists, arts educators, citizens, and visualists, through the use and presentation of documents, writings, and works. SEC 365 examines the visual arts and culture in and outside of spaces where learning occurs and locates methodologies of implementing visual arts teaching effectiveness when evident intersections secure the promises of new pedagogical practices. This course presents an overview of the social, historical, cultural, and political influences of visual culture on the proximity of the arts and education, seeking to negotiate the roles and interpretations of visual culture as language, information, curriculum, activism, design, and production within the context of multiple working environments. 30 Level 2 Field Experience hours.
Prerequisites:
SEC 363, SEC 364 and Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing are prerequisites for this class.

SEC 366

TEACHER AS ARTIST

This course, which is the second in a two-part sequence, builds on the strategies, projects, and understanding of SEC 365. SEC 366: Arts and Pedagogy sets up the conditions through an off site center to prepare work in collusion with youth of middle and high school age and explore the models in cooperation with other artists, art educators, and teachers throughout the community we select to work in. The focus and attention of this course is directed towards actual teaching, project facilitation, and authoring of developed projects and small programs that were initiated and designed in SEC 365. 30 Level 2 Field Experience hours.
Prerequisites:
SEC 363, SEC 364 and Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing are prerequisites for this class.

SCU 338

THE PROCESS AND EVALUATION OF LEARNING

The process involved in human learning is examined from alternative theoretical and research paradigms and perspectives. The roles of emotions, cultural differences, social realities, cognitive uniqueness, character and achievement tendencies are examined with respect to learner functioning. Alternative methods and techniques for evaluating learner development and academic achievement are surveyed and discussed. Emphasis is placed upon identifying the characteristics of individually and culturally responsive and responsible testing and assessment protocols in the school setting.
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

SCU 339

PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF YOUTH AND MIDDLE LEVEL EDUCATION

This course introduces foundational and contemporary theories of youth and adolescent development. It provides an investigation of how these theoretical ideas relate to contemporary questions of youth and middle level education. The course explores the historical invention of adolescence, changing ideas about the meaning of childhood, as well as some of the broader social, economic, political, and cultural implications of these changing ideas. This course seeks to develop in prospective educators a broader capacity to theorize about youth and schooling and, hence, to act critically and reflectively in multiple contexts in which youth learn.
Prerequisites:
Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing is a prerequisite for this class.

EDU 95

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH

(no credit) Required of all students. Observations and participatory experience with children and youth in a school or agency. This course is a prerequisite for student teaching and related professional courses.

SEC 384

CAPSTONE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

The senior capstone course is designed to help students integrate the central emphases of their liberal learning studies curriculum into their professional behavior. It will provide prospective elementary educators with opportunities to engage in activities requiring them to reflect, to consider value commitments, to use critical and creative thinking, and to examine their practice from a multicultural perspective as they discuss issues specific early childhood education. The course is grounded in the College of Education's framework for an Urban Professional Multicultural Educator, which also reflects the goals of the Liberal Studies program. COREQUISITE(S): SEC 390.

SEC 390

SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING

(12 credits) Five school days a week in supervised teaching in a cooperating school for a full academic quarter. Feedback and discussion of problems encountered in student teaching as well as new materials and techniques of student teaching. PREREQUISITE(S): Application and approval required. Open only to DePaul students.

ART 226

VIDEO ART

An introductory level course designed to familiarize students with the uses of video in a variety of artistic practices. These encompass non-narrative treatments in a multiple forms including single and multi-use of monitors and projection, installation, and performance. Hands-on skills will be developed and will be edited in Final Cut. HD cameras are available for check out at the art department.

SCU 351

DOING CRITICAL PRACTITIONER RESEARCH IN EDUCATION

This course introduces students to different approaches to education research and research methods with a focus on critical practitioner research. Students will become discerning readers of educational research and be able to design and conduct research related to teaching and learning in a variety of disciplinary areas (English, history/social sciences, mathematics, or science) at the secondary level. They will develop skills to critically examine and reflect on practice in the classroom through discipline-specific research projects. Taken concurrently with SEC 371, SEC 372, SEC 373, SEC 374 and SEC 381, SEC 382, SEC 383, SEC 385. (Course spans two quarters: Fall-Winter or Winter-Spring).

SEC 395

ASSESSMENT ISSUES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

This course introduces candidates to theoretical and philosophical issues related to educational assessment. It addresses the range of assessments teachers will encounter in school settings, including individual cognitive and social and emotional assessments; course material, curricula, and disciplinary program assessments; and large scale high-stakes testing. The course provides candidates opportunities to explore student, program, and curricular assessment issues, including assessment methods and tools; standardized, quantitative, and qualitative assessments; formal and informal assessments; formative and summative assessments; integrated, self-, and peer assessments; cultural, social, economic, and language influences on assessments; and issues of reliability and validity in assessment.
Prerequisites:
SEC 364 and Advanced Teacher Candidate Standing are prerequisites for this class.

BBE 301

TEACHING ADOLESCENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND DIALECT SPEAKERS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

This course provides educators across disciplinary content areas foundational knowledge for teaching and assessing adolescent English language learners (ELLs) and speakers of non-dominant varieties of English. Especial focus is placed on identifying and augmenting students' various (oral and written) proficiencies and inter- and intra-linguistic varieties of English toward increased academic English proficiency. This course also engages educators in realizing in curriculum and instruction the multifaceted aspects of fostering academic proficiency among adolescent ELLs and speakers of non-dominant varieties of English, such as theories of first, second, and heritage language sociolinguistics; language policy and planning; cross-disciplinary collaboration; parental/family language practices; family and community participation and involvement; informed decision making and advocacy; school/community discourses; learner accommodations; WIDA and Common Core standards; and culturally and linguistically appropriate assessment.

SEC 387

CAPSTONE SEMINAR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

This course is designed to help candidates integrate the central emphases of their Liberal Studies curriculum with their professional knowledge and behavior. It provides opportunities and activities to prospective educators that engage them in being analytic and reflective upon their major and related disciplines; guide them in further considering their value commitments and how they relate to their chosen profession; apply critical and creative thinking in addressing 'real-time' professional issues and needs; and examine extant practices from multicultural perspectives. Candidates develop a professional teaching portfolio that reflects the standards of the various guiding professional organizations and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The course is grounded in the College of Education's framework for an Urban Professional Multicultural Educator as well as the goals of the Liberal Studies program. The course is taken simultaneously with student teaching. COREQUISITE(S): SEC 390.

WRD 98

PREPARATION FOR COLLEGE READING

For students who need extra preparation in the development of college reading skills. Emphasizes development of reading strategies suitable for understanding a range of texts.

WRD 101

BASIC WRITING I

An introduction to academic writing; extensive practice in gathering and organizing ideas; attention to correctness in mechanics, grammar, and usage. Students placed in 101 are required to enroll subsequently in 102.

MAT 94

BASIC ALGEBRA

The objective of this course is to increase the students' competence in working with ordinary arithmetic, using a large variety of practical problems and situations from basic sciences as motivation. Formerly WRC 104.

MAT 95

INTRODUCTORY ALGEBRA

An introduction to functions, linear equations, linear inequalities, absolute values, systems of linear equations, exponents, and polynomials. Formerly WRC 204.
Prerequisites:
MAT 094or placement is a prerequisite for this course.