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ARTH 367: Chinese Art: Visual Literacy

This guide provides some starting points for researching a topic in Chinese art.

Visual Literacy

 

 

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ARL Visual Literacy Competency Standards

Standard One

The visually literate student determines the nature and extent of the visual materials needed.

Performance Indicators:

1.  The visually literate student defines and articulates the need for an image.

2.  The visually literate student identifies a variety of image sources, materials, and types.

Standard Two

The visually literate student finds and accesses needed images and visual media effectively and efficiently.

Performance indicators:

1.  The visually literate student selects the most appropriate sources and retrieval systems for finding and accessing needed images and visual media.

2.  The visually literate student conducts effective image searches.

3.  The visually literate student acquires and organizes images and source information.

Standard Three

The visually literate student interprets and analyzes the meanings of images and visual media.

Performance indicators:

1.  The visually literate student identifies information relevant to an image’s meaning.

2.  The visually literate student situates an image in its cultural, social, and historical contexts.

3.  The visually literate student identifies the physical, technical, and design components of an image.

4.  The visually literate student validates interpretation and analysis of images through discourse with others.

Standard Four

The visually literate student evaluates images and their sources.

Performance indicators:

1.  The visually literate student evaluates the effectiveness and reliability of images as visual communications.

2.  The visually literate student evaluates the aesthetic and technical characteristics of images.

3.  The visually literate student evaluates textual information accompanying images.

4.  The visually literate student makes judgments about the reliability and accuracy of image sources.

Standard Five

The visually literate student uses images and visual media effectively.

Performance indicators:

1.  The visually literate student uses images effectively for different purposes.

2.  The visually literate student uses technology effectively to work with images.

3.  The visually literate student uses problem solving, creativity, and experimentation to incorporate images into scholarly projects.

4.  The visually literate student communicates effectively with and about images.

Standard Six

The visually literate student designs and creates meaningful images and visual media.

Performance Indicators:

1.  The visually literate student produces visual materials for a range of projects and scholarly uses.

2.  The visually literate student uses design strategies and creativity in image and visual media production.

3.  The visually literate student uses a variety of tools and technologies to produce images and visual media.

4.  The visually literate student evaluates personally created visual products.

Standard Seven

The visually literate student understands many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding the creation and use of images and visual media, and accesses and uses visual materials ethically.

Performance Indicators:

1.  The visually literate student understands many of the ethical, legal, social, and economic issues surrounding images and visual media.

2.  The visually literate student follows ethical and legal best practices when accessing, using, and creating images.

3.  The visually literate student cites images and visual media in papers, presentations, and projects. 

 

Taken from ACRL Visual Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education