COURSE LIST - ARTS, LITERATURE & COMMUNICATION

PROGRAM CODE: 500.AJ

Session 1

 

603-101-MQ INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE ENGLISH

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to analyze and produce various forms of discourse.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To identify the characteristics and functions of the components of literary texts
  • To determine the organizations of facts and arguments of a given literary text
  • To prepare ideas and strategies for a projected discourse
  • To explicate a discourse
  • To edit the discourse

All competencies lead to the production of an approximately 750-word essay.

345-101-MQ KNOWLEDGE

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply a logical and analytical process of thinking to how knowledge is organized and used.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To recognize the basic elements of a field of knowledge
  • To define the modes of organizations and utilization of a field of knowledge
  • To situate a field of knowledge within its historical context
  • To organize the main components into coherent patterns
  • To produce a synthesis of the main components
602-100-MQ BASIC FRENCH

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply basic concepts for communicating in standard French.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Writing and revising a simple text
  • Understanding the meaning of a simple text
  • Conveying a simple oral message
  • Understanding the meaning of a simple oral message
502-101-TV INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Course description:

This course will enable students to demonstrate the ability of a rigorous process of analysis of the characteristics of a cultural object. They will have to observe and identify the characteristics of cultural works, taking cognizance of the periods and determining factors related to the current social and cultural transformations, to document them, to define a problem in light of the objective pursued, and write work linking the views held and results observed.

502-102-TV EMERGENCE AND EVOLUTION OF THE MEDIA SECTOR

Course description:

This course allows students to explore the creative-cultural relationship, understand what makes up the culture and identify the challenges faced by stakeholders in the field of culture and communications.

The training will enable students to examine, accurately, the emergence and evolution periods and currents in the media, to establish relationships between the main artistic trends, understand the conditions and the context of their emergence, and establish links with the social and cultural transformation taking consciousness of continuity, opposition and breaching phenomena.

The study and comparison of important works in the field of media, including that of “the media,” enables students to recognize the characteristics of the mainstream and the role of the cultural actors in a given society.

502-104-TV THE TECHNIQUES OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Course description:

This course introduces students to creating images using various software in the field of creation: art, information, and advertising. Testing at all stages of the creative process: target audience, broadcast network, gathering images, shooting, editing, and project dissemination. Writing text analysis and criticism.

The course will enable students to define a concept of creation in photography, experiment and apply appropriate techniques and methods of expression and be able to describe, in a fair and complete manner, the organization of the components of the language of photography including the techniques and processes used. Students will also be able to evaluate their work thoroughly, stating their strengths and weaknesses in the use of technologies or processes and participating constructively in the critical analysis of their work.

502-302-TV DIGITAL ART

Course description:

Breaking away and ensuring continuity with the past, digital art can bring this double feature by taking part in the evolution of modern art, while providing a significant change in the world of art, in the relationship between the object, the artist, and the follower. Students will be able to establish meaningful relationships on the effects of the emergence of computing in modern art and, specifically, may know and use today’s computer tools in the determination and use of techniques of expression and processes, in accordance with the constitutive components of these different languages.

This course exposes the student to Adobe’s Photoshop as a tool for visual art. It primarily focuses on photo manipulation as well as image composites. Students will learn about:

  • Vector (digital) vs. raster (images)
  • Art vs. Design
  • Finding images online and the significance of copyright
  • Photo manipulation: adjustment layers, layer masks, blending modes, clipping masks, etc.
  • The brush tool
  • Image composites
  • Basic typography (font groups, font selection, legibility)
  • Basic graphic design principles (contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity, and negative space)

Session 2

 

603-102-MQ LITERARY GENRES

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply a critical approach to literary genres.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To distinguish genres of literary texts
  • To recognize the use of literary conventions within a specific genre
  • To situate work within its historical and literary period
  • To explicate a discourse and representative of a literary genre
  • To edit the discourse

All competencies lead to the effective presentation of an approximately 1000 word integrated response to a text.

602-TVA-TV FRENCH FOR SPECIFIC PROGRAMS

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply basic concepts for communicating in the French language in relation to the student’s field of study.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Writing and revising a short text related to the student’s field of study
  • Understanding the meaning and characteristics of a text related to the student’s field of study
  • Conveying a simple oral message related to the student’s field of study
  • Understanding the meaning of a simple oral message related to the student’s field of study
109-101-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to analyze one’s physical activity from the perspective of trends in health relating to lifestyle choices.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Establishing the relationship between one’s lifestyle habits and their health
  • Being physically active in a manner that promotes good health
  • Recognizing one’s needs, abilities, and motivational factors with respect to regular and sufficient physical activity
  • To propose physical activities and nutritional guidance that promote a healthy lifestyle
420-TVA-TV COMPUTERS IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

Course description:

Elective course.

Description coming soon!

502-103-TV LANGUAGES OF COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Course description:

In this course, students will learn to recognize the languages of the arts and use artistic techniques of expression in various types of images taken from different periods and different execution contexts.

Selected images as objects of study will enable students to recognize the specificity of various languages and features of the codes used in various modes of visual representation.

Examination of the communication process and the different functions of language introduced to the culture of the image will allow students to distinguish the mode of operation of the visual language of the sign and identify the organizational structure of different types of images to extract their meaning in various communication situations.

502-203-TV WEB PRODUCTION: AN ANALYTICAL APPROACH

Course description:

This course will enable students to appreciate different models of analysis of works in the field of media, recognizing their key features, and also apply the appropriate use of methods and theories based on recognized models.

The disciplines of graphic communication, film, and communication will be involved to allow students to apply an analytical framework developed in class and thus be able to better understand and appreciate the many aspects of film language and the basics of communication in the media. This process will culminate in the design and production of critical texts that allow students to assess the importance and relevance of the relationship between the visual arts, the media, and various technologies.

Taking into account the context of their achievement, students will understand these relationships, questioning the mode of appearance of the works and their context of exposure to grasp the importance that the process of creation takes on in the artist’s procedure.

502-303-TV THE TECHNIQUES OF ILLUSTRATION

Course description:

This course provides students with a theoretical approach to the technical and practical foundations of illustration. The course will enable the student to define a concept of creation, to experience and apply appropriate techniques and processes of expression and be able to describe, in a fair and complete manner, the organization of the components of this language, including the techniques and processes used.

Students will also be able to evaluate their work thoroughly, stating their strengths and weaknesses in the use of technologies or processes, and participate constructively in the critical analysis of their work.

502-304-TV THE TECHNIQUES OF VIDEO CREATION

Course description:

In this course, students will become familiar with the use of the language of videography and will be able to experiment and apply techniques and processes in the production of a short video (scripting, shooting, and editing on the computer).

Students will also be able to evaluate their work thoroughly, stating their strengths and weaknesses in the use of technologies or processes, and participate constructively in the critical analysis of their work.

Session 3

 

603-103-MQ LITERARY THEMES

Course Description: 

The general objective of this course is to enable the student to apply a critical approach to a literary theme. The student will study various examples in English literature in order to understand how well-known authors unify their works around themes.

Further, the student will be able to read various selections of unfamiliar literature, either fiction or non-fiction and discuss them intelligibly in writing through the understanding of their themes.

By the end of this course, the student will apply their understanding of the theme by writing an analysis of a literary text (an approximately 1000 word paper.)

109-102-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EFFECTIVENESS

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to improve one’s effectiveness when practicing physical activity.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Planning an approach to improve one’s effectiveness when practicing a physical activity
  • Using a planned approach to improve one’s physical health
345-102-MQ WORLD VIEWS

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply a critical thought process to world views.

Competencies to be developed are:

  • To describe world views
  • To explain the major ideas, values, and implications of a world view
  • To organize the ideas, values, and experiences of a world view into coherent patterns
  • To compare world views
  • To convey the ideas, attitudes, and experiences of the societies or groups studied
420-TVB-TV USE OF MICROCOMPUTER SOFTWARE

Course description:

This elective course approaches the novel technology of 3D printing with an interdisciplinary perspective and opens it up to all DEC program students at the College. The course aggregates several disciplines into one coherent learning experience by drawing on perspectives of:

  • Mathematics
  • Design
  • Physics
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • Biology

In today’s world, every field and every industry needs innovative thinkers that can make a difference. Inquiry-based learning is a 21st-century teaching and learning philosophy that requires students to not only be “problem solvers”, but “problem finders” as well. Instead of simply presenting established facts, teachers guide students to discover their worlds and how they could make it better. This is accomplished by posing questions, challenging the norm, and pushing the boundaries. Innovation is a keyword at the core of this philosophy.

No other technology, since the invention of the computer has the potential to positively impact education and learning as the 3D printer. 3D printers are now being used in practically every field. Learning how to use them is becoming as essential a skill as reading and writing.

From the medical field, automotive and aerospace industry, fashion, food, and architectures, 3D printers are becoming a regular on- the scene. Putting the world of 3D printing in the hands of students will help better prepare them to shape their world and be innovative in their field of choice.

This course, on the fundamentals of CAD design for rapid prototyping and 3D printing, provides all of the foundational knowledge necessary to bring the world of 3D printing to the students and start their journey to innovation in whichever field they choose to pursue.

502-201-TV CULTURAL ISSUES

Course description:

This course provides an overview of the contemporary cultural world, to recognize the legacy of the current national culture, to identify the influence of cultural actors, and be able to comment on the issues.

Students will also recognize cultural diversity in the world and in Quebec, describe the dynamics of the influence of cultural production, examine the impact of relationships in what is produced, distributed, and received, and thus understand what makes culture and identify the challenges faced by stakeholders in the field.

502-204-TV GRAPHIC DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Course description:

This course enables students to define a concept of creation in graphic design, to experience and apply appropriate techniques and processes of expression, and be able to describe, in a fair and complete manner, the organization of the components of this language, including the techniques and
processes used. Students will also be able to evaluate their work thoroughly, stating their strengths and weaknesses in the use of technologies or processes, and participate constructively in the critical analysis of their work.

502-301-TV A CRITICAL APPROACH TO COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Course description:

This course provides a thorough and critical study of media communication. In this prolongation of the course material covered in 502-203 TV (Web Production), students will be able to deepen the analysis methods discussed in the previous course, interpreting the results of analysis of works depending on the model used and present relevant arguments in a structured demonstration using a critical point of view. This process will culminate in the design and production of critical texts from media production (photography, film, television, multimedia, graphics, or graphic design) and statements of critical judgment will be presented in class using audiovisual means.

502-401-TV VIDEO CLIP CREATION

Course description:

At the end of this course, students will have to make a short video project creation (design, planning, implementation, and dissemination). The performance evaluation will focus on the entire process of making the video clip: scriptwriting, shooting, editing, including video editing on a computer and will focus on the proper use of expression techniques and processes, planning and organization of work, and the quality of the broadcast, taking into account the environment and the audience.

Session 4

 

603-TVE-TV ENGLISH ADAPTED TO PROGRAM

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to communicate in the forms of discourse appropriate to one or more fields of study, focusing on citation styles and preparing the student for university-level writing.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Identifying the forms of discourse appropriate to given fields of study
  • Recognizing the discursive frameworks appropriate to given fields of study
  • Analyze and succinctly explain the main ideas of an oral and written discourse
109-103-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND AUTONOMY

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to demonstrate one’s ability to assume responsibility for maintaining a healthy lifestyle through the continued practice of physical activity.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Planning a personal physical activity program
  • Combining the elements of a regular and sufficient practice of physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle
  • Manage a personal physical activity program
345-TVH-TV CRITICAL THOUGHT APPLIED TO WORLD ISSUES

Course Description: 

The objective of this course is to apply a critical thought process to ethical issues relevant to the field of study.

Competencies to be developed include:

  • Situating significant ethical issues within appropriate world views and fields of knowledge
  • Explaining the major ideas, values, and social implications of ethical issues
  • Organizing the ethical questions and their implications into coherent patterns
  • Debating ethical issues

 

502-202-TV CURRENT TRENDS IN WORLD MEDIA

Course description:

This course proposes to take a historical and cultural perspective on the world of film art. Through the study of excerpts from many key films in the history of cinema and schools or genres to which they belong, students can observe the characteristics of the evolution of art, understand the cultural and social importance, and appreciate contemporary cultural diversity.

Work and exercises in this course will not only build many links between film movements and initiate reflection on the specificity of film language but also, students will be able to recognize cultural diversity in the world in order to describe, document, and compare various works and their social affiliation and how these currents arise and develop. Outstanding works that shape society: socio-historical, political, economic, ideological aspects and what characterizes them: divergences and convergences.

502-402-TV FOUNDATIONS OF FILM PRODUCTION

Course description:

In this final creation course, students will be able to develop creativity in a more specific manner using methods and techniques in the field of film fiction. Students will have the opportunity to develop and deepen the basic techniques learned in the creation courses presented in the previous sessions and apply them to the context of the production of a short fiction film. By analyzing the process, students will develop their understanding of the various stages of film production, from scripting in pre-production, to production and shooting, and finally, editing, in post-production. The course gives students the opportunity to use the techniques acquired in previous creation courses.

Starting from the initial project and up to the final production, the stages of creation also include work sessions for critical analysis helping students express their comments and rate their work. By the end of this course, the student evaluates the entire production and is able to comment on their strengths and weaknesses in the mastery of techniques and processes, and properly assesses the adequacy between the work produced and their initial project.

502-403-TV INTEGRATION PROJECT

Course description:

This course carries the Comprehensive Synthesis Exam that must be successfully completed as a requirement for obtaining a DEC in Arts, Literature and Communication.

By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the integration of acquired personal culture and communication. To this end, students will be asked to design a personal project based on their acquired skills and to evaluate their strengths and weaknesses with regard to the implementation of the project itself, in terms of the results achieved and its contribution to the pursuit of their studies. This project will be multidisciplinary and will take into account not only the specific component of the program but also, its components of general education, specific and complementary.

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