AH318A: Selected Topics in Art History: The Church and Cataclysm
To remind you of our detailed class discussion on portfolios, you are making the main decisions on what to include and why.
Here are some thoughts that might help you focus:
- Do you plan to represent the course content or your learning process, or something else (what?)?
- What is a suitable or representative quantity of work?
- Which pieces represent your learning process, and how do they do that?
- Which pieces represent the course content, and how do they do that?
- Which pieces represent the quality of work you can produce?
- Should you rework any assignments for the portfolio?
- Do you want to use your coursework as a jumping off point for something else altogether?
- Do you want to conceive your portfolio more creatively?
In addition to your decisions, you need to meet the College's requirements. These include at least four pieces of work and a cover letter giving:
- your rationale for what you include in the portfolio
- your understanding of the course's intentions
- a consideration of what you learned (e.g. content, process, other)
- whatever else seems good
Use the opportunity to take control. Take courage, take a pride, back your own hunches, create closure.
Drop-Off and Due Date
Portfolios are due by 3.00 p.m. on Thursday, December 5th.
They may be put in my mailbox, if they will fit.
Or they may be deposited in the Adjunct Faculty Office, where there should be a box to receive them. If there is no box, ask whoever receives your portfolio to put it in my file drawer.