Feb 25, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHOTO 101 - Beginning Black and White Photography

Credits: 5
Stimulates an interest in and furthers the understanding of the techniques and principles of photography. Introduces students to camera lenses, types of black and white film, proper film exposure, black and white film processing, and basic printmaking. Course requires a 35mm film camera.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of camera operation.
  2. Apply the concepts of proper exposure, equivalent exposure, and the creative control of depth of field and motion.
  3. Demonstrate the processes of film development, contact printing and enlarging.
  4. Demonstrate the use of contrast control and burning and dodging techniques. 
  5. Apply the concepts of photographic lighting and composition.
  6. Identify various genres and styles from the history of photography.
  7. Practice darkroom safety and health procedures.
  8. Apply the use of photographic terms and concepts in the evaluation of their work and others in a critique setting.

Program Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and principals of design.
  2. Demonstrate responsibility by class attendance and completion of assignments and projects.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.

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