Topics in Art
I. Course Prefix/Number: ART 290
Course Name: Topics in Art
Credits: 1-4 (1-4 lecture; 0-8 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
A. Regular attendance
B. Completion of assignments/projects
C. Attendance and participation in studio course critiques
D. Demonstration of proficiency in the techniques explored
E. Class discussions
F. Oral Presentations
G. Field trips.
H. Quizzes and exams, essay and/or objective
I. Written critiques, reports, and/or research papers
IX. Instructional Materials
Readings, media, software, and supplies will vary with the topic.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
1. Technical quality
2. Craftsmanship – neatness
3. Visual simplicity – strength of organization of images
4. Strength of concept
Critiques of work will be held during the term. In addition, a final critique, in which students show their completed body of work, will be held at the end of the semester.
For art history or museum studies courses, each instructor will identify the activities and assignments on which students will be evaluated and specify the weight each carries in the final grade.
XI. Other Course Information
Open lab hours will be posted each semester.
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.