NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Ceramics II

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Ceramics II
    B. Course Number: AR 223B - 30011
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: T Th 6:00:00 PM - 8:50:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Lathrop, John
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: jlathrop@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: The instructor has no posted office hours, but on appointment can meet with students immediately before, during, or immediately after class.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of AR 213B
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: HAC108
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course is a continuation of AR 213B with greater emphasis on individual maturation within the ceramic discipline. This course is repeatable, but may only count one time for degree requirements. This is a three credit-hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    Ceramics is the art of making objects from clay. There are several good reasons for taking a course in ceramics. One is that we can understand history better, as we can trace economic and social development through ceramics. Second, we can develop an appreciation for the skills and the abilities of others who "do ceramics". Third, we can experience the thrill of creating, or contributing to the pleasure or enjoyment of others. Fourth, ceramics class is fun! It is a relaxing, engrossing learning experience that has great short and long run benefits. It satisfies three hours of the Humanities requirement here at NMJC. It is in the studentís best interest to check with the receiving school to confirm that this course will transfer.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    The required text for this class is Nelson, Glenn C. and Burkett, Richard, "CERAMICS: A Potter's Handbook", Wadsworth/Thompson Learning, 6th. ed., 2002.

    Tools the student will need to purchase or collect include, but are not limited to the following items:
    1. Pointer, biology needle, or needle tool
    2. Loop trimming tool
    3. Wooden knife
    4. Elephant ear sponge or other small sponge
    5. Cut-off wire
    6. Wooden rib
    7. Metal rib
    8. Plastic bucket

    Suggested:

    Optional supplies the student might collect :
    1. Plastic spray bottle
    2. Wooden paddle
    3. Comb
    4. Fettling knife
    5. Rubber kidney
    6. Tablespoon and fork
    7. Rolling pin
    8. Plastic baskets or bowls for use as armatures
    9. Various devices to use for stamping or imprinting
    10. Large clean-up sponge
    11. Etc.

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Semester grades will be determined by the instructor based on a subjective evaluation of each
    student's completion of the specific course objectives, classroom procedures and attendance, in
    addition to scores from two textbook tests and a vocabulary test. These items will be weighted as follows:

    Specific Course Objectives 60%
    Classroom Procedures 20%
    Tests 20%
    100%


    The above percentages will be applied to the average test score and evaluation score, the results totaled, and the letter grade awarded based on the standard schedule:

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course will focus on the expression of three-dimensional form employing inventive use of modeling, carving, construction and glazing in the medium of clay.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Class objectives will include the development of technical capabilities in the three-dimensional area and emphasize idea generation.

    These objectives should be accomplished by completing at least the following, which should be of good design, glazing, and acceptable weight:

    A. A set of six nesting bowls, matching in size and color.
    B. Six cups or mugs with pulled handles.
    C. A teapot, with the largest demension at least six inches.
    D. Two other pots at least six inches tall, with different types of lids.
    E. A slab building (ex. house, barn, etc.) that is at least eight inches long and six inches high.
    F. A three or four sided vase that is at least twelve inches tall. It must have a "choked" neck or collar. This will be a slab project.
    G. A piece of fruit or a vegetable in clay. The shortest dimension must be at least three inches.
    H. A wheel-thrown narrow-necked bottle at least nine inches high.
    I. A strictly decorative, non-functional piece incorporating slab, coil, and wheel-thrown elements. The shortest dimension must be at least six inches.

    In order to accomplish these objectives, the successful student must allocate his or her time well.

    CLASSROOM PROCEDURES

    A. All projects, personal materials and tools will be stored on student shelves, in lockers or taken with the student when leaving class.
    B. Personal tools should be uniquely identifiable.
    C. All items of departmental equipment should be cleaned and put in their proper places by the student who uses them.
    D. Students should clean their work areas before leaving for the day.
    E. Every item of ceramics should be clearly marked with the name, initials or logo of the owner. This should be normally be done before the pieces dry out, deep enough so that the mark does not rub off, on the outside bottom of the piece.
    F. Pieces not properly prepared for firing will be rejected. For the bisque firing, they should be sanded and smoothed, and have an easily identifiable logo. For the glaze firing, there should be a properly footed area (no glaze for about one-quarter inch from the bottom, and no glaze on the bottom).
    G. Students should handle other student's work only if necessary.

  10. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2016. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  11. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  12. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  13. FINALS SCHEDULE
  14. COURSE OUTLINE

    AR 223B students will work out their own schedules to complete the required and other work.

    Students will assist in mixing clay, and in loading and unloading the bisque and glaze kilns.

    Institutional assessment assignment will be given week of the final exam.

    ALL WORK LEFT FOR MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER THE END OF THE SEMESTER
    WILL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE CERAMICS DEPARTMENT, UNLESS SPECIFIC
    ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH THE INSTRUCTOR