Art 230_F19_Syllabus(1) (1).docx - John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York ART 230 Issues in Art and Crime Professor Erin

Art 230_F19_Syllabus(1) (1).docx - John Jay College of...

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John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York ART 230: Issues in Art and Crime Professor Erin Thompson Office: Haaren Hall 325-01 [email protected] Course Description: This fully online course will cover the major current and historic issues dealing with art and crime. After a discussion of the value of art in our world, the course will cover five main topics: theft, repatriation (including issues of national ownership and cultural property), vandalism and restoration, fakes and forgeries, and censorship and freedom of expression. Students will study these main issues by using a wide variety of specific case studies in order to frame the current issues facing the preservation and continued enjoyment of art in our world today. The critical issue of who controls art and how it is displayed and protected will also be addressed. The class is intended to make students critically assess the issues facing artists, collectors, museums, and nations in reducing crime and conserving the artistic heritage of everyone, today and in the future. Learning Goals: Flexible Core 1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources, including writings by artists, art professionals, and criminals, scholarly sources, and your own observations. 2. Evaluate evidence and arguments analytically to assess points of view on controversies in art and crime. 3. Produce well-reasoned arguments about specific controversies and problems in art and crime. Assessment Tools and Grade Percentages: Discussion Board Posts: 45% Assignments: 45% Discussion Board Comments: 10% Course Content: All of the assigned readings, podcasts, and videos for the course are posted on Blackboard, with the exception of two documentaries, which I will ask you to rent online (around $5 each). Technology Expectations : Check your CUNY email every day to avoid missing important communications about the course. All of your coursework will be assigned and submitted in an 1
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online; thus, to successfully complete the course, you must have access, either on your personal computer or in a CUNY computer lab, to these technology tools: Desktop or Laptop computer Internet connection Text Editor (Microsoft Word preferred) Audio/Video Player Digital Camera (this can be in your smartphone) Your browser must have JavaScript enabled for you to access your courses properly. Note: Blackboard works best with the Firefox browser. To make sure your browser and computer settings are supported for Blackboard, click here to run a browser check. If your course uses multimedia content, we recommend that you disable pop-up blockers in any browser that you are using as this can interfere with accessing the podcasts and videos. For guidelines on how to do that, in Firefox please see this page . For how to disable popups in Google Chrome, MS Internet Explorer or Edge and Apple Safari please visit this page .
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