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Session One

Advocacy, Argument, and Persuasion:  Classical Rhetoric in Contemporary Times

JBA Sample Badge SmallAudience Adaptation

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated the ability to quickly analyze an audience and determine how his or her rhetoric should be adapted to it so that he or she may be more effective in his or her persuasive efforts.

JBA Sample Badge SmallGreek Rhetorical Theory

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated an understanding of the basics of Greek rhetorical theory which includes introductions to Plato, the Sophists, and Aristotle.

JBA Sample Badge SmallArgumentation Theory

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated understanding of the beginnings of argumentation theory which includes introductions to deductive and inductive reasoning, syllogisms, the Toulmin model, and fallacies.

JBA Sample Badge SmallBeginning Debate

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated an introductory ability to develop affirmative and negative cases based on a resolution, think critically, analyze arguments, and make, develop, and refute arguments within a debate round.

JBA Sample Badge SmallArgument in Popular Culture

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated an elementary ability to recognize, interpret, and understand arguments made in popular culture. Such arguments may be presented in the form of narrative, song, visual art, or humor. Student has also demonstrated an ability to make his or her own arguments in some of those forms as well.

 

Biomusicology: The Study of Music from a Biological Perspective

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Ensemble Performance

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of basic keyboard ensemble performance using the Yamaha Modular Music Laboratory System. S/he understands standard keyboard fingering, reads directional notation, can follow rudimentary rhythmic patterns, and is able to apply all of these skills to playing piano arrangements of familiar melodies.

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Basic Interdisciplinary Research Design

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of basic interdisciplinary research design by learning to integrate information, perspectives, and concepts from two or more disciplines of specialized knowledge to produce a cognitive advancement — such as explaining a phenomenon or solving a problem — that would have been unlikely by means of a single discipline. S/he is able to apply the techniques of redefinition, extension, organization, and transformation to the design of projects featuring music’s intersection with other disciplines.

Can You Say That With Your Hands?  An Introduction to American
Sign Language and Deaf Culture

JBA Sample Badge SmallBeginning Finger Spelling Skills

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated beginning success in manual communication by understanding and using finger spelling to communicate basic functional information.

JBA Sample Badge SmallIntroductory American Sign Language

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated an introductory level of effective communication with the use of American Sign Language in multiple beginning level communication opportunities.

JBA Sample Badge SmallIntroduction to Deaf Culture

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated the understanding of diversity within the Deaf culture and its effect on successful communication in a variety of situations.

Clay Castles and Medieval Mugs

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Basic Handbuilding Skills

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of the process of working with slabs, hollowing out solid forms and other similar handbuilding processes. He or she understands how to join two parts, refine surfaces and edges, and do so at the appropriate stage of wetness or dryness.

 

JBA Sample Badge SmallMaster of Basic Ceramics Knowledge

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated a knowledge of stages of clay, from wet clay to the fired piece. She or he understands basic safety concerns and displays an ability to work with clay responsibly. He or she knows how to handle unfired work safely, and can load and fire an electric kiln with help.

Computers in Art and Design

Blank JBA TinyDesign Language

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated comprehension of terminology as it relates to art and design works.

Blank JBA TinyProblem Solving in Design

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated an ability to analyze a design problem and come up with multiple solutions.

Blank JBA TinyDigital Fluency in Design

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator software, use of Apple Mac computers, digital cameras, scanners, and printing processes (laser, inkjet, 3D printers).

Blank JBA TinyBasic Digital Photography

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated knowledge of composing, cropping, manipulating and downloading images from a digital camera.

Introduction to Chemistry

JBA Sample Badge SmallChemical Safety

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of basic chemical safety practices through reviewing safety videos and readings as well as performing these methods in handling chemicals, glassware and instruments and correctly disposing of said chemicals and broken glassware while completing the laboratory portion of the course.

JBA Sample Badge SmallBasic Chemistry Laboratory Techniques

Assessed Competency: By successfully completing the laboratory experiments in the course, the student has demonstrated mastery of basic laboratory techniques such as handling of various glassware including volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders, pipettes and beakers; measuring liquids and solids; using instrumentation such as the spectrophotometer, vortex mixer, and balances; performing titrations, and simple one step syntheses.

JBA Sample Badge SmallChemical Demonstration

Assessed Competency: Working with other students, the student understood how to successfully and safely perform a chemical demonstration. In completing the demonstration, the student practiced safety rules, learned to work in groups, understood the basic chemical principle of the demo and properly disposed of the used chemicals and glassware.

JBA Sample Badge SmallOrganic Chemistry Functional Groups

Assessed Competency: By successfully completing the lecture unit on organic chemistry through in-class assignments, a written report and passing a quiz, the student identified the thirteen basic functional groups of organic chemistry. The student was able to recognize the functional groups and understand their basic structure and simple physical properties.

Theatre: Onstage and Off

Blank JBA TinyAuditioning

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery in audition technique; complete memorization, distinctive character choice, and effective body and voice control.

Blank JBA TinyStagecraft

Assessed Competency: The student has displayed extraordinary drive and skills in set construction and scene painting and shows great potential in backstage work.

Blank JBA TinyCharacter Development

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated a depth of back story, preparedness and character commitment in production.

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Page to Stage: A Visionary Director or Designer

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated exemplary skills in achieving a cohesive vision for the group project.

Blank JBA TinyCast Ensemble

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated positivity, preparedness and patience during rehearsals and the performance. He or she understands and demonstrates team playership, creating a safe environment for creativity.

Blank JBA TinyStage Make-Up

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery in applied application of a make-up design, as well as a commitment to the design assignment.

The Human Lab

Blank JBA TinyFirst Aid and CPR

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated competency in American Heart Association First Aid, CPR and AED skills.

Blank JBA TinyResearcher

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated the ability to formulate an exercise research question, design an experiment, collect and analyze the data, and present the findings orally.

Blank JBA TinyAnatomist

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated mastery in identification of the major bones and muscles of the body.

Blank JBA TinyCollaborative Learning

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated the ability to collaborate with others. He or she can function within a group in an effective manner. The student is able to contribute to group work and bring together different perspectives to create meaningful projects.

Why We Fight: A Historical Perspective of Crusades and Jihad

Blank JBA TinyHistorical Perspectives on War

Assessed Competency:  The student can identify and explain historical justifications for aggression and war from ancient times to present.

Blank JBA TinyReligion and War

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated an understanding of how war can propagate and defend religious faith, and what the historical consequences have been over time.

Blank JBA TinyLiterature, Art, and Propaganda as Warfare

Assessed Competency:  The student can categorize and analyze differing expressions in the 20th and 21st centuries, especially in works of literature, art and propaganda.

Blank JBA TinyThe Ring Parable

Assessed Competency:  The student understands the significance of Lessing’s “Parable of the Ring” for the German Enlightenment in the fight against religious, racial, and nationalistic intolerance.

Session Two

An “Animated” Course

JBA Sample Badge SmallCell-frame Animator

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of the process of traditional, hand-drawn cell-frame animation. She or he can display an understanding of weight, and energy in a bouncing ball using fundamental principles of slo-in and slow-out, descending energy in a bounce and stretch and squash.

JBA Sample Badge SmallStop-motion Photography Animator

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of using digital photography and fundamental animation principles to make inanimate objects and cut-paper move and animate.

JBA Sample Badge SmallPhotoshop Animation Production

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of using Adobe Photoshop’s motion capabilities to assemble a series of drawn or photographed images into a fully timed animation for use on the web or in video production.

JBA Sample Badge SmallCartoon Character Development

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated understanding of the fundamental principles and elements necessary to create cartoon characters.

JBA Sample Badge SmallClaymation Character Development

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated understanding of the fundamental principles and elements necessary to create 3D cartoon character sketches “in-the-round” which form the basis of construction of a 3D clay model used in a stop-motion photographic animation.

Consumer Health: The Media’s Role in Your Well-being

JBA Sample Badge SmallQuackery Debunker

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated the ability to differentiate and quack healthcare product from a scientific product.

JBA Sample Badge SmallResource Provider

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated the ability to identify, use, and direct individuals to credible health resources.

JBA Sample Badge SmallHealth Professional

Assessed Competency: The students has demonstrated a basic understanding of various health topics.

JBA Sample Badge SmallAdvertising Analyst

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated various skills analyzing different types of health care advertisements.

German Language and Culture

Blank JBA TinyBeginning German Language

Assessed Competency:  The student as demonstrated a level of proficiency equivalent of a passing grade in a first-semester college course in German, including basic phonology, grammar and functional vocabulary.

Blank JBA TinyInternational Dining

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated an understanding of how ordering and paying for a meal in Germany typically differs from American ways. The student understands customs of etiquette and tipping.

Blank JBA TinyUnderstanding European Behavior

Assessed Competency:  The student earning this badge has demonstrated an understanding of certain do’s and don’ts for public life, including making eye contact, greeting different sorts of people, and various ways to avoid accidentally giving offense in European cultures.

Blank JBA TinyGerman Cuisine

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety of food and drink largely unknown to Americans but common in the German-speaking world.

Blank JBA TinyGerman History

Assessed Competency:  The student earning this badge has completed a basic overview of German history

 

Preparatory College Math

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Basic Algebra

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of the central concepts of basic algebra. The student can perform operations and simplify algebraic expressions involving real numbers, integer and rational exponents, polynomials, and rational expressions. The student can solve linear, absolute value, quadratic and rational equations, and model and solve problems using those equations. The student can write basic linear equations in two dimensions and represent them in the Cartesian coordinate system.

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Functions and Graphs

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated a mastery of the algebraic concept of functions and their graphs. The student can distinguish between relations and functions. The student can construct, graph, and analyze linear and quadratic functions as well as functions formed by transformations of basic parent functions. The student can combine functions using algebraic operations and composition. The student can identify whether a function has an inverse and find that inverse function. The student can model and solve problems using variation and multi-variate functions.

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Special Functions

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated a mastery of special functions including polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. The student can graph and analyze polynomial functions and use polynomial division and the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra to find the factors and zeros of a polynomial function. The student can graph and analyze rational functions including finding asymptotes. The student can evaluate and graph exponential and logarithmic functions and use the inverse relationship between these functions to solve equations. The student can identify and use properties of logarithms. The student can model and solve problems involving exponential and logarithmic functions. The student can solve systems of linear equations in two variables and model and solve problems using systems.

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Trigonometric Functions

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of trigonometric functions and their graphs. The student can express angles in both degrees and radians and convert between the two measures. The student can use the right triangle definitions of the six trigonometric functions and model and solve real-world problems using right triangle trigonometry. The student can evaluate the six trigonometric functions with a calculator and evaluate trigonometric functions involving important angles on the unit circle. The student can graph the trigonometric functions and analyze those graphs. The student can evaluate inverse trigonometric functions.

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Trigonometric Equations and Identities

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated mastery of trigonometric equations and identities. The student can use fundamental trigonometric identities, sum and difference identities, and product-sum identities to evaluate and simplify expressions. The student can solve equations involving trigonometric expressions. The student can solve triangles using the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines and use those laws to model and solve real-world problems.

“Read All About It”  Newspaper Reporting and Production

JBA Sample Badge SmallPrint Media Basics

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated an introductory level understanding of print media. He or she understands the importance of the media in our society, as well as ethical concerns facing the media.

JBA Sample Badge SmallFundamentals of Journalistic Writing

Assessed Competency: The student understands key concepts associated with journalistic writing, including the importance of sourcing and using the inverted pyramid in presenting a story.

JBA Sample Badge SmallBasics of Visual Communication

Assessed Competency: The student understands the importance of communicating through a visual method, such as photography or publication design. The student has some experience in generating pieces to communicate ideas through photographs and/or publication design. Student is able to produce various designs using page design software

 The Writer’s Craft

JBA Sample Badge SmallErasure, Collage, and Altered Books

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the ways writers build new creative work out of existing books. He or she will be able to perform this understanding in the creation of new texts through collage, erasure and found poems, stories and essays.

JBA Sample Badge SmallThe Writer’s Notebook

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the way writers search for and cultivate their best ideas through free writing, journaling, brainstorming and early conceptual experimentation.

JBA Sample Badge SmallLiterary Publishing and Editing

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the conventions of preparing his or her work for publication (including researching journals and submission protocols).

JBA Sample Badge SmallThe Art of Revision

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the ways writers re-see, re-imagine and re-shape their work, working recursively through brainstorming and drafting toward a more polished piece.

JBA Sample Badge SmallLiterary Collaboration

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the challenges and possibilities of working with one or more other writers (including surrealist games, eclogues and dialogues, and braided texts, among others).

JBA Sample Badge SmallThe Craft of Poetry

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the foundations of poetry, displaying an ability to enact the conventions of the genre in his or her own writing (including concrete detail, imagery, music, figurative language and poetic form, among others).

JBA Sample Badge SmallThe Craft of Fiction

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the central elements of fiction, displaying an ability to enact the conventions of the genre in his or her own writing (including character, point of view, setting, dialogue and plot, among others).

JBA Sample Badge SmallThe Craft of Creative Nonfiction

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated a mastery of the essential techniques of creative nonfiction, displaying an ability to enact the conventions of the genre in his or her own writing (including scene, story, perspective and tone, among others)

Why We Fought: American Wars from World War I to Iraq

JBA Sample Badge SmallBasic Presentation Skills

Assessed Competency:  The student has acquired the ability to present information that he or she has learned in an effective manner. The student can learn about a subject with enough depth in order to effectively present this information to a group publicly and professionally.

JBA Sample Badge SmallMultiperspectival Reasoning

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated the ability to think outside of the usual frame of thought and perspective. He or she can examine a complex issue from multiple vantage points. The student is able to think outside of what is immediately relevant to him or her in order to view issues from a new point of view.

JBA Sample Badge SmallMastery of Historical Influence

Assessed Competency: The student has demonstrated the ability to understand the historical context of the modern world. He or she can see how the past has shaped the future and the links between what has happened and is now happening. The student can look beyond the present for their understanding of the world.

JBA Sample Badge SmallCollaborative Learning

Assessed Competency:  The student has demonstrated the ability to collaborate with others. He or she can function within a group in an effective manner. The student is able to contribute to group work and bring together different perspectives to create a cohesive final project.

JBA Sample Badge SmallFundamentals of International Relations Theory

Assessed Competency:  The student has an exposure to the basics of international relations theory. They demonstrate understanding of the various theories and how they try and explain the world.