COURSE LIST

ARTS, LITERATURE & COMMUNICATION: DEC 500.AJ

Session 1

 

502-101-TV INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Course Description: 

This course introduces the student to college-level communication theory with an emphasis  placed on analyzing the environment, culture and media that surrounds our everyday. The course exposes the student to critical thinking by asking what kind of affective relationship do these elements possess.

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

Course description:

This course allows the student to explore the relationship between the evolution of media and its social impact on culture in the world. The training will enable the student to:

  • Accurately examine the evolution of media and the emergence of new media
  • Understand the conditions and the context of their emergence
  • Establish links between social and cultural transformation
502-104-TV THE TECHNIQUES OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Course description :

This course introduces the student to the world of professional photography by exposing them to various trends and discourse that exist within photography. Further, the student will develop practical skills through lectures and discussions of prominent, historic and current, photography and photographers.

The student will progress into learning professional techniques for framing, composition, lighting and using a digital single-lens reflex camera (DSLR). The student will be purposely encouraged to operate a digital camera using the manual mode as a pedagogical approach to expanding on theorteical lectures of camera functionality.

The student will also gain an in-depth understanding of the photograph through weekly assignments, followed by professional photo editing and retouching to further expand on the understanding of the technical components of a professional photograph.

502-302-TV DIGITAL ART

Course description:

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.

The course also introduces the student to the basic principles of typography and graphic design, such as:

  • 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)
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 literrary 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 analytical process 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

Session 2

 

502-103-TV LANGUAGES OF COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Course Description:

In this course, the student 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 the student 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 the student 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 introduces the student to the basic theoretical and practical components of HTML/CSS website programming.

By the end of the course, the student builds their own hand-coded website project that is comprised of four elements:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Qualitative interviews
  • Graphic design (colors, typography, contrast, incorporating images)
502-303-TV THE TECHNIQUES OF ILLUSTRATION

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the theoretical and practical components of vector-based digital graphics using Adobe’s Illustrator as the primary learning tool.

The course focuses specifically on:

  • A brief history of graphic design
  • The basic principles of graphic design
  • Developing conceptual thinking
  • Creating vector images
  • Typography
  • Synthesising a visual idea with shapes, lines and points
502-304-TV THE TECHNIQUES OF VIDEO CREATION

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the technical process of beginner-level motion graphics using Adobe’s After Effects as the primary learning tool.

The course focuses specifically on:

  • A brief history of animation
  • The basic principles of animation
  • The basic techniques of footage manipulation
  • The planning and execution process of a multi-phase digital project
109-101-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND HEALTH

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to analyze one’s physical activity from the standpoint of a healthy lifestyle.

Competencies to be developed include:

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

Elective.

No course description available.

Session 3

 

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 to be able to comment on the issues.

The student 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.

This course allows for an understanding, from the micro-level to the macro, as the student will recognize how personal identities/stories affect and influence culture. They are then led to a better understanding of the impact of the factors that can influence identities/stories and how it influences culture in broader contexts.

502-204-TV PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES IN GRAPHIC DESIGN

Course Description:

This course focuses on the technical aspects of graphic design and exposes the student to industry-standard principles that are generally used during the planning and production phases of a design project.

This course primarily uses Adobe’s InDesign software as a tool for both learning and creation.

502-301-TV CRITICAL APPROACH TO COMMUNICATION MEDIA

Course Description:

This course examines, through a critical lens, how various communication media, such as the Internet, radio, television, film, etc., co-exist within our societal frameworks and how the affective nature of these media shape, or challenge, the existing fabric of our cultural surroundings.

The course asks the student to think critically through various creative projects such as:

  • Research for a blog, followed by blog-style writing (that is written to a general audience)
  • The creation of a well-researched infographic (as a mediated tool for research demonstration)
  • A persuasive essay that asks the student to analyze their surroundings and translate their analysis into a succinct argument
502-401-TV VIDEO CLIP CREATION

Course Description:

In this course, the student will become familiar with the language of film and will be able to experiment with and apply, the techniques learned in class lectures, to the production of a short film. Further, the student will be exposed to the sequential order of the industry-standard production process, which involves:

  • Idea brainstorming
  • Translation of an idea into a script
  • Planning (pre-production)
  • Shooting (production)
  • Editing (post-production)

The student will also be exposed to beginner-level film theory principles, such as:

  • Essential planning documents
  • Audio
  • Lighting
  • Camera movements
  • Telling a story using visuals (b-roll vs. a-roll, photographs, etc.)
109-102-MQ PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND EFFECTIVENESS

Course Description:

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

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 theme by writing an analysis of a literary text (an approximately 1000 word paper.)

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 course, on the fundamentals of 3D printing , takes a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving by combing:

  • Math
  • Design
  • Physics
  • Computer science
  • Engineering
  • And 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 key word 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.

Session 4

 

502-202-TV CURRENT TRENDS IN WORLD MEDIA

Course Description:

This course exposes the student to mediated communication through the lens of both a national as well as international perspective. The student is encouraged to think critically about the formation of cultural identity and how this formation strengthens or challenges the concept of individuality.

502-402-TV FOUNDATIONS OF FILM PRODUCTION

Course Description:

In this final creation course, the student will be able to develop creativity in a more specific manner using methods and techniques in the field of film fiction.

The student 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.

The analysis of the process will allow the student to deepen all stages of film production and scripting in pre-production, shooting and editing, and it will be an 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 end-of-program course asks the student to integrate all of the material they have learned in the program by planning, creating and presenting a coherent and multi-mediated project to a panel of administrators as well as an audience.

The course is an entire semester long and the student works independently, however, is guided by a project supervisor throughout the process.

The integration project is generally directed in a sequential order of varying “checkpoints:

  • Guided brainstorm of an idea
  • Project proposal
  • Theoretical research
  • Active research
  • Project plan
  • Final report and presentation 
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
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
  • Explicating an oral and a written discourse

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