Detailed Information for Jenny Yucus

Jenny Yucus 
Juanita and Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts
 » Assistant Professor
Office Location
Fain Fine Arts Center C107
Office Hours

 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-2801
Fax: (940) 397-4369
 
 

Contact Information

jennifer.yucus@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Jennifer Yucus

Interests

Graphic Design and the Role of Social Awareness

Sustainable Design
 


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2014 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 9:00AM-11:50Am

Details Fall 2014 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 9:00AM-11:50AM

Details Fall 2014 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 5:00-7:50

Details Fall 2014 ART 1113 102    2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C105

MW 2:00PM - 4:50PM

Details Fall 2014 ART 1113 101    2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C105

TR 2:00PM - 4:50PM

Details Summer I 2014 1413  X30  Art Appreciation     ONLINE

ONLINE

May 2014 | Online

Jennifer Yucus, Assistant Professor of Art/Graphic Design

jennifer.yucus@mwsu.edu

 

Midwestern State University

The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts

ART-1413-X30

Art Appreciation

 

 

Mission Statement: Midwestern State University is a leading public liberal arts university committed to providing students with rigorous undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and the professions. Through an emphasis upon teaching, augmented by the opportunity for students to engage in research and creative activities alongside faculty and to participate in co-curricular and service programs, Midwestern State prepares its graduates to embark upon their careers or pursue advanced study. The university’s undergraduate education is based upon a comprehensive arts and sciences core curriculum. The understanding that students gain of themselves, others, and the social and natural world prepares them to contribute constructively to society through their work and through their private lives.

 

Course Description: Lectures, slides, and discussion of the visual elements and their application to the arts.

 

Course Objectives: Students taking this course will:

  • Develop an understanding of the visual world
  • Learn the formal elements and principles of design
  • Discover a variety of fine arts media
  • Place the arts in historical context


Required Text(s):

  1. Sayre, A World of Art 7e A La Carte w/MyArtsLab – 9780205899975

 

  1. Standalone Access Card for A World of Art 7e EText w/MyArtsLab – 9780205898718
    1. This is not optional!
       

Course Requirements and Grading:

  • 70%: Completed Course Content/Discussions: Every chapter has content that needs to be completed. MyArtsLab calculates the percentage of content completed and that makes up the bulk of your grade. It is very important that you stay on track with these tasks.
  • 15%: Chapter Exams: MyArtsLab
  • 15%: Final Exam: MyArtsLab

 

Grading Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89, C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60

A= Superior work. Excellent development in skill, exploration and expression.

B= Above average development in skill; exploration and expression.

C= Average work. Meeting the assignment requirements. Recommend greater

need for study in academic comprehension and technical skills.

D= Below average performance. Requires greater study to improve academic

understanding, perceptual and technical skills.

F= Performance indicates little or no progress in academic understanding,         perceptual and technical skills. Quality of work not on level of            necessary time

and study. Showing little willingness or effort to improve skills.   

 

Attendance Policy: N/A

 

Health and Safety: Department of Art will endeavor to comply with the intent of state laws or acts and the University Health and Safety Program in an effort to maintain a safe academic and working environment.

 

Academic Dishonesty: It is very important that submitted work, to be graded, be representative of your own design and execution.  These standards, at the minimum, require that you never present the work of others as your own.  Misrepresentation can result with a course grade of "F" given for academic dishonesty.

 

Classroom Conduct: All students will be expected to act in a manner consistent with the academic goals of the course; that is, any behavior detrimental to the learning experience of the group will not be tolerated. Please see the Student Handbook for standards of conduct.

Class discussions will be conducted in a professional and respectful manner.

 

Special Needs: If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you require special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.

 

Student-Privacy: Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in most cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professor’s general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.

 

Social Justice: Social justice is one of Midwestern State University’s stated core values, and I consider the classroom to be a place where students will be treated with respect as human beings, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Moreover, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided the students can agree to disagree. It is my expectation that ALL students be able to consider the classroom a safe environment.

 

 

 

 


 

MAY TERM | ART APPRECIATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

  • This course is from May 12, 2014 – May 30, 2014.
  • Due to the short term, students are expected to work daily on assignments.
    • Keep in mind that this course during Spring/Fall semesters are 16 weeks long meeting twice a week. Be prepared to spend several hours daily on your assignments. Keep on track and try to get ahead when you have the time. All assignments EXCEPT the Final Exam are available to you on May 12 with various due dates.
    • Final Exam is available from May 27- May 30 and expires at midnight (central time).
    • Words of advice:
      • Give yourself plenty of time to complete the assignments.
      • Complete the final at least one day in advance to avoid any technical or time issues.
        • If you start the exam at 11PM on the final date and have issues, you are responsible. This is due to the fact our class expires at midnight and I am unable to reopen this exam/course past this time.
      • Log in to MyArtsLab immediately! Class begins on May 12. In the past some students waited several days before logging in and missed several assignments.
  • Late assignments are not accepted.
  • Technical questions are to be directed to the 24/7 MyArtsLab Support.
    • Professor addresses content-based questions.
      • USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: jennifer.yucus@mwsu.edu
      • Content-based means anything having to do with the subject matter being taught. If a concept is confusing or you would like a further discussion on one of the artists being introduced, please email me!
    • If you are having a technical issue and you do not address it with online support, you are not exempt from due dates/penalties.
    • Be prepared for glitches in their system, address all issues immediately, and keep your SUPPORT REPORT.
    • If you have Internet issues then go to a public library. This is an online course, students are required to have this worked out before the class begins. 
  • Please note that the professor can see every time you log in, how much time you spend on each assignment, and other details.
  • Emails to professor will be answered in a prompt manner. Please understand that if you send an email at 5:00 AM it will not be answered at 5:01 AM, but rather in a timely manner during reasonable hours.
  • Also, since this is an online course the professor does not have office hours on campus. Please email your concerns or content-based questions.

 

 

 

THIS SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Details Spring 2014 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Spring 2014 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Spring 2014 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2014 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

MW 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Fall 2013 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Fall 2013 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Fall 2013 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 5:30-8:20

Details Fall 2013 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

MW 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Summer I 2013 1413  X30  Art Appreciation     ONLINE

ONLINE

May 2014 | Online

Jennifer Yucus, Assistant Professor of Art/Graphic Design

jennifer.yucus@mwsu.edu

 

Midwestern State University

The Juanita & Ralph Harvey School of Visual Arts

ART-1413-X30

Art Appreciation

 

 

Mission Statement: Midwestern State University is a leading public liberal arts university committed to providing students with rigorous undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and the professions. Through an emphasis upon teaching, augmented by the opportunity for students to engage in research and creative activities alongside faculty and to participate in co-curricular and service programs, Midwestern State prepares its graduates to embark upon their careers or pursue advanced study. The university’s undergraduate education is based upon a comprehensive arts and sciences core curriculum. The understanding that students gain of themselves, others, and the social and natural world prepares them to contribute constructively to society through their work and through their private lives.

 

Course Description: Lectures, slides, and discussion of the visual elements and their application to the arts.

 

Course Objectives: Students taking this course will:

  • Develop an understanding of the visual world
  • Learn the formal elements and principles of design
  • Discover a variety of fine arts media
  • Place the arts in historical context


Required Text(s):

  1. Sayre, A World of Art 7e A La Carte w/MyArtsLab – 9780205899975

 

  1. Standalone Access Card for A World of Art 7e EText w/MyArtsLab – 9780205898718
    1. This is not optional!
       

Course Requirements and Grading:

  • 70%: Completed Course Content/Discussions: Every chapter has content that needs to be completed. MyArtsLab calculates the percentage of content completed and that makes up the bulk of your grade. It is very important that you stay on track with these tasks.
  • 15%: Chapter Exams: MyArtsLab
  • 15%: Final Exam: MyArtsLab

 

Grading Scale: A=90 to 100, B= 80 to 89, C= 70 to 79, D= 60 to 69, F= below 60

A= Superior work. Excellent development in skill, exploration and expression.

B= Above average development in skill; exploration and expression.

C= Average work. Meeting the assignment requirements. Recommend greater

need for study in academic comprehension and technical skills.

D= Below average performance. Requires greater study to improve academic

understanding, perceptual and technical skills.

F= Performance indicates little or no progress in academic understanding,         perceptual and technical skills. Quality of work not on level of            necessary time

and study. Showing little willingness or effort to improve skills.   

 

Attendance Policy: N/A

 

Health and Safety: Department of Art will endeavor to comply with the intent of state laws or acts and the University Health and Safety Program in an effort to maintain a safe academic and working environment.

 

Academic Dishonesty: It is very important that submitted work, to be graded, be representative of your own design and execution.  These standards, at the minimum, require that you never present the work of others as your own.  Misrepresentation can result with a course grade of "F" given for academic dishonesty.

 

Classroom Conduct: All students will be expected to act in a manner consistent with the academic goals of the course; that is, any behavior detrimental to the learning experience of the group will not be tolerated. Please see the Student Handbook for standards of conduct.

Class discussions will be conducted in a professional and respectful manner.

 

Special Needs: If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information that needs sharing, or if you require special accommodations in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with the professor as soon as possible.

 

Student-Privacy: Federal privacy law prohibits the instructor from releasing information about students to certain parties outside the university without the signed consent of the student. Thus, in most cases the professor will not discuss students’ academic progress or other matters with their parents. Please do not have them call. Regardless of these important legal considerations, the professor’s general policy is to communicate with the students, not their parents, even when a student has signed a consent form. College students are adults and are expected to behave accordingly.

 

Social Justice: Social justice is one of Midwestern State University’s stated core values, and I consider the classroom to be a place where students will be treated with respect as human beings, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Moreover, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided the students can agree to disagree. It is my expectation that ALL students be able to consider the classroom a safe environment.

 

 

 

 


 

MAY TERM | ART APPRECIATION

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

  • This course is from May 12, 2014 – May 30, 2014.
  • Due to the short term, students are expected to work daily on assignments.
    • Keep in mind that this course during Spring/Fall semesters are 16 weeks long meeting twice a week. Be prepared to spend several hours daily on your assignments. Keep on track and try to get ahead when you have the time. All assignments EXCEPT the Final Exam are available to you on May 12 with various due dates.
    • Final Exam is available from May 27- May 30 and expires at midnight (central time).
    • Words of advice:
      • Give yourself plenty of time to complete the assignments.
      • Complete the final at least one day in advance to avoid any technical or time issues.
        • If you start the exam at 11PM on the final date and have issues, you are responsible. This is due to the fact our class expires at midnight and I am unable to reopen this exam/course past this time.
      • Log in to MyArtsLab immediately! Class begins on May 12. In the past some students waited several days before logging in and missed several assignments.
  • Late assignments are not accepted.
  • Technical questions are to be directed to the 24/7 MyArtsLab Support.
    • Professor addresses content-based questions.
      • USE THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: jennifer.yucus@mwsu.edu
      • Content-based means anything having to do with the subject matter being taught. If a concept is confusing or you would like a further discussion on one of the artists being introduced, please email me!
    • If you are having a technical issue and you do not address it with online support, you are not exempt from due dates/penalties.
    • Be prepared for glitches in their system, address all issues immediately, and keep your SUPPORT REPORT.
    • If you have Internet issues then go to a public library. This is an online course, students are required to have this worked out before the class begins. 
  • Please note that the professor can see every time you log in, how much time you spend on each assignment, and other details.
  • Emails to professor will be answered in a prompt manner. Please understand that if you send an email at 5:00 AM it will not be answered at 5:01 AM, but rather in a timely manner during reasonable hours.
  • Also, since this is an online course the professor does not have office hours on campus. Please email your concerns or content-based questions.

 

 

 

THIS SYLLABUS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Details Spring 2013 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Spring 2013 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Spring 2013 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2013 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

MW 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Fall 2012 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II - VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TR 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Details Fall 2012 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TR 9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Details Fall 2012 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TR 5:30-8:20

Details Fall 2012 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C115

TR 2:00 p.m.- 4:50 p.m

Details Fall 2012 ART 4733    Graphic Design VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

M 5:00

Details Spring 2012 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Spring 2012 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

MW 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Spring 2012 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 5:30-8:20

Details Spring 2012 ART 1113     2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

TTH 9:30AM-12:20PM

Details Fall 2011 ART 3703, 3713, 4703, 4713, 4733    Graphic Design II -VI    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 2:00PM-4:50PM

Details Fall 2011 ART 2713    Graphic Design I    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 2:00PM- 4:50PM

Details Fall 2011 ART 1333    Computers for Artists    Fain Fine Arts Center C115F

TTH 5:30-8:20

Details Fall 2011 ART 1113    2-D Design    Fain Fine Arts Center C110

TTH 9:30-12:20




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
Savannah College of Art and Design MFA, Graphic Design  
University of St. Francis BA, Mass Communications  



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor of Art/Graphic Design  August 2010  Present
 Savannah College of Art and Design  Graduate Teaching Intern  June 2009  August 2009



Research and Publications

Graphic design is a valuable tool for communicating vision and for engaging people in the process of change, and is vital to social and political activism. As a proactive and problem solving process, graphic design has the power to directly impact and advance the well being of society.


Victor Papanek, a design thinker and activist, was the first to speak out against the disparity that existed between the power and influence of design and the lack of moral responsibility felt by the design profession. He believed that design was the most powerful tool in which humans shape society and themselves. Papanek first spoke out about this social and moral responsibility that designers should uphold in the early 1970s, and his message is still being processed and accepted by designers today. In order to utilize design to its full potential, it must be used in a way that will shape and influence society positively. Graphic design has the ability to sway society and has the potential to aid in social, political, and cultural concerns. My research and design projects are a response to Papanek's call to action and focus on the power of design to change the world.