PHOT 68E: LECTURE TOPICS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)|
|Advisory:||PHOT 5; this course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will explore the topic with time on task and develop skills to deepen proficiency in photography.
- A successful student will demonstrate proficiency in the topic.
The student will be able to:
A. gain in-depth understanding of one specific aspect or topic of photography.
B. learn to use the equipment or technique demonstrated.
C. apply techniques and approaches learned to other class assignments in photography.
D. gain an appreciation of contributions from diverse cultures and backgrounds to the topic of photography being explored.
A. Detailed explanation of the topic or aspect of photography.
1. Historical examples and precedents drawn from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
B. Comprehensive demonstration of the uses of equipment.
1. Testing and/or experimentation by student, as appropriate.
2. Field sessions to use or demonstrate equipment, as appropriate.
C. Applications of equipment used and skills demonstrated.
1. Fine arts applications.
2. Guest lectures by visiting artists, as appropriate.
3. Commercial and industrial applications.
4. Field sessions to commercial/industrial sites, as appropriate.
D. Practical use of equipment or technique demonstrated.
1. Availability and costs of equipment.
2. Risks associated with technique or equipment demonstrated.
3. Toxic waste, environmental concerns.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Small body of images
B. Quizzes and written material, as appropriate to topic
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations and classroom discussion using the language of photography.
B. Demonstration and practice of photographic techniques in the classroom and in field.
C. Group presentations of projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
D. Electronic discussions/chat to support learning.
E. Field trips to locations for practice and learning, as needed.
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Andrews, Philip, and Michael Langford. Langford's Starting Photography. 7th ed. Focal Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-138-84223-6.
When taught via Foothill Global Access: supplemental lectures, handouts, tests, and assignments delivered via email; feedback on tests and assignments delivered via email; class discussion may be delivered in chat rooms, listservs, and newsgroups.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Gallery/museum reports
B. Review of handouts and relevant reading material
C. Research and planning of individual creative projects
D. Reading and study of the textbook