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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


November 7, 2002

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curriculum actions. Within the next 10 days, please forward any comments or concerns to the AAC Chair, Helen Biblehimer, Elliott Hall 203, ext. 4521,

The Art Department has requested the following curricular actions:

#1 Action: Course Change:

Purpose and nature of change: Change ARE 2211 from 3 credits to 2 credits to meet the 120 SH mandate

Credits (Place number of credits beside appropriate types)

OLD Credit(s) __3___ Undergraduate
NEW Credit(s) __2___ Undergraduate

#2 Action: Program Change: BSE Art

Rationale for change. To reduce the program from 128 SH to 120 SH.

New Core requirements: 36

  • ART 2244 3-D
  • ART 3301 Oil Painting or ART 3261 Waterbase
  • ART 3331 Printmaking
  • ART 3351 Jewelry
  • ART 2238 Multicultural Crafts
  • ART 2218 Photography
  • ART 3271 Ceramics
  • ART 2248 Drawing
  • ART 3281 Sculpture
  • ART 3300 Visual studies
  • ARH 3331 Modern Art History
  • ART 3365 Computer Art

New Professional Education Block: 28 SH

  • ARE 2211 Introduction to Art Education (reduce to 2 SH)
  • ARE 3390 Art Curriculum and Teaching in Elementary Schools
  • ARE 3393 Art Curriculum and Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • ARE 4400 Student Teaching
  • SPED 3275 Inclusion of Diverse Learners
  • ED 1102 Introduction to Education
  • ART 4403 Seminar

Program Description for Catalog : Incoming Freshmen and transfer students must successfully complete an interview and a portfolio review conducted by Art Faculty. Portfolios must be submitted under Art Department guidelines (see student handbook or Art Department Web Page Deadlines are: Fall admittance prior to April 30th; Spring admittance prior to
November 15th.
Art Education majors are required to meet the QPA requirements in effect in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the time they are admitted to the professional education program (after completion of 48-semester-hours), at the time of student teaching, and at graduation. Also at the point of admission to the professional education programs, students must also have: a negative TB tine test; pass the Act 34 State Police; and Act 151 Child Abuse clearances.
Students are also required to complete the following academic requirements: six hours of math; three hours of English composition; and three hours of English literature. Art Education majors must
successfully pass an oral interview conducted by the Art faculty prior to taking 3300 level professional Art Education courses.
Seniors are required to have an exhibition. Students conclude these educational experiences with student teaching during their senior year.


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