Wenzhou-Kean University

Chinese Curricula Center

AE Curriculum (AY 2020)

A. Mission

We aim to start from the cognitive level of art and carry out the educational concepts of our country. By cultivating students’ interests in exploring arts, we can strengthen their thinking and practical abilities in art, improve their intellectual aesthetic level, and guide students to establish positive aesthetic cognition, so as to cultivate the students’ right world outlook, life views, and values, and help the students develop a more diverse, objective, and inclusive thinking and understanding to the surroundings.

B. Student Learning Outcomes

  1. To feel, express, appreciate, and create beauty.
  2. To Cultivate elegant aesthetic taste and improve humanistic quality.
  3. To understand and absorb excellent Chinese and foreign artistic achievements, and to understand and respect diversified cultures.

C. Course Offerings

Students (Including students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Oversea Chinese Students) are required to take a total of 2 credits in AE within four years (Spring or Fall). Each 1 credit course takes 75 minutes every week, the total class hour is 1125 minutes; each 2-credit course lasts 90-100 minutes per week. Total class hours 1350 minutes. (No 2-credit courses are offered at present)

The curriculum is classified into appreciation class and practice class, the content of the course include music (guitar, ukulele, electric piano, music appreciation, etc.), art (creative arts, art appreciation, floral design, beauty makeup, etc.), dance, modern dance, body art, ballet, dance appreciation, etc.), folk (creation of contemporary art, Chinese tea ceremony, etc.), film and television media, film and television appreciation, the art of broadcasting and hosting), etc.

Course Code Course Title Credits/Hours Type Size Manner Course Requirements
311002 Painting & calligraphy 2/30 Elective 30 Lecture
311003 Fine arts appreciation 2/30 Elective 30 Lecture
311004 Make-up & costumes 2/30 Elective 30 Lecture, skill practice Students are required to bring their own make-ups.
311005 Chorus 2/30 Elective 40 skill practice
311013 Guitar ( Beginning) 1/25 Elective 15 skill practice Students are required to bring their own guitar.
311014 Piano (Beginning) 1/25 Elective 10 skill practice
311009 Chinese traditional painting 2/30 Elective 30 Lecture, skill practice Students should have painting experience.
311010 Media Communication & Practice 2/30 Elective 20 Lecture, skill practice
311011 Chinese Tea Ceremony (Beginning) 1/25 Elective 15 skill practice
311012 Dance (Modern Dance) 1/25 Elective 25 skill practice
311016 Floral Design 1/25 Elective 20 skill practice
311017 Calligraphy appreciation 2/30 Elective 30 Lecture, skill practice
311018 Guitar (Intermediate) 1/25 Elective 15 skill practice
311019 Chinese Tea Ceremony  (Intermediate) 1/25 Elective 15 skill practice
311020 Piano (Intermediate) 1/25 Elective 10 skill practice
311015 Cellphone Photography 2/30 Elective 30 Lecture, skill practice
311021 Beauty Make-up 1/25 Elective 25 skill practice
311022 Ukulele 1/25 Elective 20 skill practice
311024 Mandrin Skills & Practice 1/25 Elective 20 Lecture, skill practice
311026 Western Art Appreciation 2/30 Elective 40 Lecture,
311027 Broadcasting and Hosting Art 1/25 Elective 30 Lecture, skill practice
311028 Aerobic Art 1/25 Elective 20 skill practice
311029 Acting 1/25 Elective 24 Lecture, skill practice
311030 Music Appreciation 1/25 Elective 60 Lecture
311031 Modern Art Creation 1/25 Elective 30 Lecture, skill practice
311032 Creative Arts 1/25 Elective 20 Lecture, skill practice
311033 Film Appreciation 1/25 Elective 60 Lecture
311034 Dance Appreciation 1/25 Elective 60 Lecture
311035 Ballet 1/25 Elective 20 Lecture, skill practice
311036 Film foundation and practice 1/25 Elective 15 Lecture, skill practice

Note: The above refers to all art courses offered by the 2019 fall semester. Specific courses offered for each semester shall be subject to the schedule in the art curriculum selection email.

D. SLO Assessment Requirements

Each instructor is responsible for evaluating students based on following criteria and giving them scores: (The evaluation standard can be fine-tuned according to the curriculum design of the teacher, but the score and grade cannot be modified)

  • Attendance and performance (15%). Students who miss more than one-third of the total number of courses for any reason will be disqualified from the final assessment and will be given a final grade of F.
  • Participants (15%)
  • Homework (30%)
  • Assessment/thesis/Skill assessment (40%). Appropriate assessment methods shall be selected by the course teachers according to the course requirements (to be determined after the review of relevant art teaching management personnel), such as lectures, MOOCS, analysis of experience after visiting and studying/completion of assigned works/submission of paper papers, etc. Among them, the skill assessment examines the students’ ability to complete their works independently or collaboratively and scores them according to the degree of completion of specific works and personal progress.
  • Registered courses but not participating in the whole course will be deemed as absenteeism and the final score will be recorded as F; If he/she fails to withdraw from the course within the time specified by the Academic Affairs Department and does not continue to study the course in that semester, he/she will be treated as absenteeism and the final score will be recorded as F.
  • Assessment Score and grade:

A 93~100   A-90~92   B+86~89   B83~85   B-80~82   C+76~79   C70~75    D60-69    F60

 E. Other Instructions: Students should do a good job in the management of their courses to avoid grades effects or other negative consequences. The following cases will be handled according to the corresponding rules. Please read them carefully and follow them strictly. Thanks for your cooperation.

  • If the registered course is not taken, it will be treated as absenteeism and the final score will be marked as F.
  • Students who fail to drop the course within the time set by the Register Office and fail to continue the course in that semester will be treated as absenteeism, and the final score will be recorded as F.
  • If the accumulated time of asking for leave or absent from class for any reason exceeds one-third of the total class hours (including one third), the students cannot take the final exam, and the final score will be marked as F.
  • E-mail is a formal and effective way for the university to communicate with students. It is also an important tool for students to receive notifications of school information. Students should timely check the emails sent by the university (both WKU E-mail and Kean E-mail).
  • If there is a problem with the mailbox, or students worry that they have not received the mail, they need to timely contact the relevant departments through various ways for consultation. Otherwise, relevant problems and consequences will be borne by the students themselves.

(Updated: August 2020)