Certificate Program Pathways to Art + Design
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Academic Connections for Artists + Designers
ACAD 1000(3 Credits)
This required entry-level course assists students in their transition into the RMCAD academic community. The class assists students in building skills to recognize, understand, and successfully implement various creative, writing, and reading processes; self-assessment; learning styles and study habits; critical thinking, inquiry, and pedagogy; research skills and writing styles; community engagement; and critique. At the conclusion of this course students will have an enhanced understanding of the skills and motivation necessary to be successful in college, as well as have developed academic and personal strategies that can be applied to their academic career at RMCAD and after graduation. In addition, students will have strengthened their formal writing, critical thinking and research skills.
NS 2040(3 Credits)
This course will examine major topics in environmental science including human population growth, conservation, species extinction, pollution, water use, energy, and climate change. Students will explore these topics through field trips, classroom activities, laboratory exercises, and lectures. At the conclusion of this course, students will not only understand current environmental issues from a scientific prospective, they will also be aware of the social and political conditions that influence environmental science.
EN 1110(3 Credits)
This is the first, course in the Communication + Critical Thought sequence and serves as an introduction to college-level reading, writing, discussion, and critical thinking. Students engage in a variety of academic texts, literature, and literary, aesthetic, and social criticism. By exploring a variety of writing styles, analyzing elements of form and mechanics, and engaging all aspects of the writing process, students find and demonstrate their writing voice, and write with greater authority, clarity and insight. By the end of this course students will develop their writing and critical thinking skills through critical reading, class discussion, and their own writing. (Formerly CCT 1020)
EN 1111(3 Credits)
Composition II is the second part of the Communication + Critical Thought sequence. It emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing skills by engaging students in all aspects of the writing process. At the conclusion of the course, students have encountered a variety of academic texts, participated in critical discourses regarding the content, meaning and function of these texts, and have developed their thinking through written responses to the readings. Students also have been formally introduced to academic research, and are expected to complete a formal research paper by the end of the semester. (Formerly CCT 1030)
- Art + Design Intern
- Art + Design Bachelors Student