PLA Course Subjects

Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

arts

More *'s indicate a better match.

Courses 1-10 of 30 matches.
Arts and Crafts in Therapeutic Recreation   (REC-221)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Adapting arts and crafts to the needs of particular populations with special needs and analysis of the benefits of arts and crafts for persons with special needs. 
Introduction to the Humanities IV: Fine Arts and Architecture   (HUM-104)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*
*
*

Course Description
Introduction to the Humanities IV: Fine Arts and Architecture surveys the great works of Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from 800 A.D. to the mid-twentieth century. These works are examined within the political, religious, and social context of their time, allowing students to understand both why the artwork was created by the artist and how it was also a response to a particular set of historical circumstances. Students will emerge from the course with a better understanding of how to view art with both understanding and enjoyment. Course content is drawn from the Teaching Company's A History of European Art by Professor William Kloss.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the political, religious, and social events that shaped great artists and works of Western art and architecture.
  • Explain methods for viewing art with understanding.
  • Differentiate between different periods of art.
  • Compare different styles of art.
  • Discuss works of art using correct terminology.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of art through informed discussion of works of painting, sculpture, and architecture.

 
Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics   (MAT-105)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*
*

Course Description
Applied Liberal Arts Mathematics offers a broad-based overview of mathematics intended for non-math majors. The course emphasizes problem solving modeled on real-life applications and satisfies competency requirements for graduation and transfer. Topics include number systems (numbers in everyday life and the classification and operations of numbers); solution of basic algebraic problems; sets, logic, and probability; interpretation of statistical data; the metric system; and calculations involving geometric objects.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Write in and apply different number systems, including Roman numerals, Hindu–Arabic, base 10, and base 2.
  • Convert base 10 numbers to base 2 and base 2 numbers to base 10, and add base 2 numbers.
  • Determine if a number is prime or composite and factor composite numbers.
  • Determine if a number is rational or irrational and perform operations with fractions.
  • Apply the rules of exponents.
  • Use basic concepts of algebra in calculating unknowns for equations in one variable.
  • Determine the domain and range of linear equations and whether a graph is a function.
  • Graph linear equations.
  • Build sets and subsets, evaluate union and intersection, and interpret Venn diagrams.
  • Evaluate truth values of simple and compound statements, express conjunctions and disjunctions, and interpret truth tables of conjunction and disjunction of two statements.
  • interpret statistical data, charts, and graphs.
  • Perform probability and statistical operations, calculate central tendencies, and interpret deviation.
  • Calculate the perimeter and area of geometric objects and the volume of three-dimensional objects.
  • Apply the Pythagorean theorem.

Available by TECEP exam.  
History of Japan I   (HIS-341)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*
*
The pre-modern history and traditional culture of Japan, including the feudal experience, the visual arts, literature, religion, and the performing arts. 
Art in Industry and Commerce   (ART-224)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*
The relationship of visual arts to business and industry, covering industrial design, packaging design, advertising, and sales promotion, as well as the influences of fine arts on the development of commercial art and design. 
Visual Arts for the Theater   (THA-364)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*
The aesthetics and practice of scenography, lighting, and costume in theater, including dance, opera, and drama. Basic techniques of drawing, painting, model building, research, and light plots. 
Language Arts for Preschool   (CDS-315)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*

Course Description
This course is an introduction to language development in the child and those language experiences which will be most beneficial. The student will be given an opportunity to explore all aspects of pre-reading and pre-writing skills that are essential in early childhood programs. The student will also develop an understanding of using literature and dramatics with young children.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Articulate the developmental milestones related to emergent literacy development from birth through age 4.
  • Discuss the efficacy of language (receptive and responsive) use and demands in the home as related to emergent literacy.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development of scribbling as it pertains to early writing skill.
  • Discuss the role of the alphabetic principle as a foundation to pre-reading skills.
  • Determine the role of phonemic awareness in the development of early reading skills.
  • Discuss the role of teacher "read-alouds" in fostering reading fluency and print awareness.
  • Indicate the value of incorporating award winning children's literature (Newbery, Caldecott) into the daily curriculum.
  • Discuss how the Common Core Standards for Literacy develop the use of expository and narrative texts for pre-school aged children.
 
Creative Arts for Preschool Children   (CDS-110)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*

Course Description
The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the theory, content, and methods available to facilitate children's creative expression in the early childhood classroom (pre-kindergarten to third grade) through graphic art, music, drama, and literature as they impact both cognitive and affective development in children.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss theories related to the emergence of creativity in young children.
  • Describe and compare methods to enhance the creative expression of young children in areas of art, music, literature and drama.
  • Describe methods to foster creativity and artistic expression in a given content area.
  • Explain how to adapt instruction to meet the creativity needs of children experiencing developmental delays or disabilities.
  • Discuss how music and movement relate to the development of cognitive ability and analytical skills.
  • Compare and contrast philosophical approaches to creativity in the early childhood classroom.
  • Explain and provide examples of how culture and ethnicity can be explored and celebrated through mediums of art, music, and drama.

 
Advanced Journalism   (JOU-300)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
*

Course Description
Instruction and practice in advanced journalistic techniques, with an emphasis on such specialized areas of coverage as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate writing and reporting for beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Compare and contrast journalistic skills and techniques used when covering beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Analyze how innovations in technology have impacted journalistic techniques and legal and ethical principles

 
History of Non-Western Art   (ART-369)   3.00 s.h.  
*
*
*
*
A study of the art of non-Western civilizations through a comparison of the expressive and applied arts as reflections of cultural traditions. 
Courses 1-10 of 30   |  Next »