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Goals and Student Outcomes: Art Conservation

Department Goals and Objectives

Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish

  • Students will learn the importance of preserving cultural resources in archaeology, art, and architecture.
  • Students will learn how to analyze conservation problems from different perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, chemistry and studio art.
  • Students will learn how to communicate effectively about art conservation and objects of material culture both orally and in written forms.
  • Students will develop artistic skills in working with two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials.
  • Students will learn how to conduct research in the discipline and produce senior thesis demonstrating their ability to define a problem; use the available resources (archives, libraries, museums, etc.) to analyze the problem; and present results of the research with clear documentation in clear prose following correct academic form.
  • Students will learn to apply a knowledge of general and organic chemistry to problems in art conservation.
  • Students working on scientifically focused art-conservation projects will develop hypotheses, test them using quantitative techniques, and explain scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate

  • SLO1: Students will demonstrate knowledge of works of cultural resources in archaeology, art, and architecture in a range of historical, sociopolitical, and cultural contexts.
  • SLO2: Students will demonstrate knowledge of analysis of conservation problems from different perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, art history, chemistry, and studio art.
  • SLO3: Students will communicate effectively about works of art and architecture both orally and in written forms.
  • SLO4: Students will demonstrate artistic skills in working with two-dimensional and three-dimensional materials.
  • SLO5: Students will produce senior theses demonstrating their ability to define a problem; use the resources readily available in the area (libraries, archives, museums, galleries, etc.) to carry out research; and present the results of their research with full documentation in clear prose following correct academic form.
  • SLO6: Students will learn to apply a knowledge of general and organic chemistry to problems in art conservation.
  • SLO7: Students working on scientifically focused art-conservation projects will demonstrate development of hypotheses, test them using quantitative techniques, and explain scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.