Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022


HART 513 001 (CRN: 25664)


Department: Art History
Hughes, Gordon A.
Zinn, Betsy
Meeting: 6:30PM - 9:00PM R HUM 227 (10-JAN-2022 - 22-APR-2022) 
Session: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 12
Section Enrolled: 8
Enrollment data as of: 31-MAY-2023 8:52PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Description: This course will focus exclusively on writing skills for art history graduate and (by permission) undergraduate students. The class will primarily take the form of a workshop, in which students submit writing samples and are guided through the editorial process. Texts will be read, discussed, evaluated, and edited, with the input of the instructors, in real time, so that the students actively learn the steps to evaluate and improve their own work. All levels of editing—developmental, line, and copy—will be covered. Each week will also address different areas of concern, including topics such as object/material description, developing an argument, and reducing repetition and/or extraneous text. Special attention will be paid to the nuances of language created through syntax, word choice, pace, and tone. Undergraduates can enroll with permission from the instructor.