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Last approved: Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:39:08 GMT

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Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
Yes
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
stantona
Anne
Stanton
StantonA@missouri.edu
573/882-6711
Art History & Classical Archae
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
ciscojo
Jonathan
Cisco
CiscoJo@missouri.edu
573/884-6221
Campus Writing Program

Term for Proposal

 
Spring 2017

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Art History And Archaeology (AR_H_A)
Art History And Archaeology
2150
3
 
60
The Art of the Book
Introduction to the illustrated book as a locus of artistic style, cultural currency, and visual literacy.
Humanities
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
 
 
 
 

Instructor Information

stantona
Anne
Stanton
StantonA@missouri.edu
573/882-6711
Art History & Classical Archae
(numbers only)
Tenured Associate Professor
 
Yes, in the last five years
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

This writing-­‐intensive, hands-­‐on course will explore the book as an object. While we will focus on hand-­‐made books – manuscripts – created during the medieval period (from ca. 600 through ca. 1500), we will also explore illustrated books from later periods. Students will learn how books were made, examine how books were used, and study changes in design in different areas and periods. Grades will be based on participation and discussion, quizzes, and a group project (the production of a manuscript), but 65% of the grade is based on writing assignments as discussed below.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
100
Should this course be considered for funding?
Yes
Large Enrollment Courses:
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Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Book Description
A. Two short papers (each worth 10%, 660 words final version) will each address an important aspect of book studies. Each will undergo peer review at the draft stage, and evaluation by the teaching faculty of the final revision.

1. Book description. Following an in-­‐class workshop in describing books, each student will select a book and write a two-­‐page paper describing the book as an object, and discussing whether its form is well–chosen to support its function. (10% -­‐ 2 pages, peer-­‐reviewed and rewritten for a total word count of 1320)


Length of assignment:
2
Peers
2
Instructor
4

2. Scribal experience reflection
2. Scribal experience reflection. We will have an in-­‐class workshop in which students will re-­‐enact (to some degree!) the experience of a medieval scribe by preparing a sheet of 'vellum' and copying out a text in Middle English. Then the students will write about that experience and address what it was like to copy out by hand words that they understood only imperfectly, if at all, and how they addressed page layout, choice of initials, and other aspects of the 'mise-­‐en-­‐page' that were important in medieval books. (10% -­‐ 2 pages, peer-­‐reviewed and rewritten for a total word count of 1320)
Length of assignment:
2
peers
2
Instructor
4

Project Narrative
B. Project narrative. The main project of the course is the creation of hand-­‐made books by groups of students. Each student in the group will have a specific part to play in the process, from finding, selecting, and writing the text to binding the final product; this reflects typical divisions of labor in the pre-­‐modern book trade. Each student will also write a project narrative about her part in the process: how it fit in with the project as a whole, and how it reflects historical models explored in class. (20% -­‐ 5 pages, instructor-­‐reviewed and rewritten for a total word count of 3300 words). Each of these papers will be reviewed in draft form, and then evaluated in final form, by teaching faculty.
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor
5
Instructor
10

Final take-­‐home essay.
Final take-­‐home essay. For their final essay students will write a 4 page paper in which they choose five of the books we have discussed over the semester as examples of important aspects of book design or instruction, using them to write a short 'history' of the illustrated book. These will be evaluated on their overall choices, the accuracy of their information, and the way in which they related the books to each other and shape their historical narratives. (20% -­‐ 4 pages, non-­‐ revised).
Length of assignment:
4
Instructor
 
 
4

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
13.00
Revisions:
9.00
22.00
Other writing etc.

All students will do some writing and discussion in workshop contexts, and on several occasions will present in groups. The final project presentations will involve creating PowerPoints and narratives for each book group. All students will also be responsible for peer-­‐reviewing two papers, and will earn 5% of their grade, based on peer review sheets that will be filled out, and turned in, with each final draft.

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Peer review
 
 
All of the assignments provide opportunities for different analyses and evaluations, but the final essay, in which they choose works to epitomize specific historical aspects of manuscripts, will build on skills they have learned over the semester to create a compelling canon of manuscripts.
The two short papers on description and processes take place at the end of the first third of the course, after which we turn to the larger project and more focus on the historical part of the course. They have four weeks to work on their projects and their project narratives before the paper drafts are due for instructor review after spring break, with a midway touchpoint at week 8.
65
%
 
2
I will have two teaching assistants who will have taught in other large-­‐enrollment WI courses in our department. We will divide the students into thirds for some of the workshop experiences and much of the assessment. I will provide final assessment of a selection of the papers they evaluate, after paper-­‐norming sessions, as well as complete assessment of my portion.

Course Syllabus

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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

 
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:38:57 GMT): Added AR_H_A 2150W to the catalog. Added AR_H_A 2150W, 01 to the Spring 2017 schedule of classes. Cancelled AR_H_A 2150 from the Spring 2017 schedule
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