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Art History & Communication Studies. Undergraduate Orientation Session Fall 2010. Agenda. 1. About the Department 2. Faculty Requirements 3. Programs Offered 4. McGill Policies 5. Resources & Opportunities 6. Important Information. About the Department.

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Art History & Communication Studies

Undergraduate Orientation Session Fall 2010

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Agenda

1. About the Department

2. Faculty Requirements

3. Programs Offered

4. McGill Policies

5. Resources & Opportunities

6. Important Information

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About this department

Merged in 2000 from Department of Art History and Graduate Program in Communication to Art History and Communication Studies

Allowing for independence of both programs which permits students to benefit from teaching and research of Faculty from both units

Introduced the Minor in Communication Studies in the Fall 2006. This program will NOT expand into a Major in Communication Studies.

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One administrative unit - office staff, resources

Departmental Chair

Dr. Will Straw

william.straw@mcgill.ca

Undergraduate AH Program Director

Dr. Cecily Hilsdale

Ahadvisor.ahcs@mcgill.ca

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One administrative unit - office staff, resources

Undergraduate CS Program Director

Dr. Becky Lentz

CSAdvisor.ahcs@mcgill.ca

Senior Admin/Student Affairs Officer

Maria Gabriel

maria.gabriel@mcgill.ca

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Main Office - Administrative Staff (Arts W-225)

Administrative Assistant (Acting)

Administrative Coordinator

(Assistant to Maria Gabriel)

Graduate Coordinator

Departmental Secretary

Visual Resource Coordinator

Jennifer Marleau

jennifer.marleau@mcgill.ca

Susana Machado

susana.machado@mcgill.ca

Maureen Coote

maureen.coote@mcgill.ca

TBA

Matt Dupuis

matthew.dupuis@mcgill.ca

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Role of the UG Program Directors

Our department has two UGPDs, one for Art History and one for Communication Studies.

Upon referral of Maria Gabriel, SAO the UGPDs will meet with you during their add/drop and regular office hours – a PINK referral slips is required

Their primary focus is on academic integrity, study planning, graduate school preparation and career planning.

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Role of the Student Affairs Officer

FIRST STOP SHOP

Advises students with course selection, program objectives, the rules and regulations related to our unit and provides general departmental information

Verifies students’ records and eligibility for graduation

Provides information regarding student services and resources available

Provides permit overrides when required

Advises students regarding Museum Internships, ARIA, CREPUQ, Study Away and Exchange Programs

Inform students of upcoming events including scholarship opportunities

Oversees Orientation, Open House, Freshman Fair, Internship Sessions and Degree Planning Sessions

Holds Regular Office hours by appointment ONLY and Drop Ins on a weekly basis

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Role of the Faculty Advisor

Your Faculty Advisor’s name will appear on your transcript.

The Faculty Advisors are located in Dawson Hall.

They are experts in the rules, regulations, and requirements pertaining to specific degree programs related to our Faculty.

Provide guidance on program selection, course registration, credit load, and deadlines

Offer help managing academic situations during periods of personal, financial, or medical problems, by working with students to identify various possibilities and strategies for making informed decisions.

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Faculty Degree Requirements

Consult the Undergraduate Calendar http://www.mcgill.ca/students/courses/calendars/

Consult the Arts OASIS website for Faculty rules and regulations at http://www.mcgill.ca/oasis/and for General Degree Requirements please refer to http://www.mcgill.ca/oasis/ba/

To be eligible to graduate, you MUST meet the following requirements:

The Freshman Requirements (if applicable)

The Multi-Track system (3 options)

Complete your minimum credit requirement

Complete your program requirements

MUST complete satisfactorily a minimum of 60 credits at McGill University (note: at least 2/3 of all program requirements must be completed at McGill)

Obtain a minimum CGPA of 2.00 or greater

Complete your degree within your time and credit limit

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S/U Option

S/U stands for Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

One elective course per term may be taken under this option to a maximum of 10% of the credits taken at McGill to fulfill your degree

The decision MUST be taken before the Add/Drop period

Courses under S/U will not count towards fulfilling program requirements

Grade conversion: Satisfactory (S) – Grades A through C

Unsatisfactory (U) – Grades D and F

Courses under S/U will be excluded from the GPA calculation

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Multi Track System

  • Three options to choose from
  • Option A (Major/Minor),
  • Options B (Major, Major),
  • Option C (Major double Minor)
  • Within options A and B ALL concentrations must be in different academic units – within Option C one of the Minor Concentrations may be in the same unit as the Major Concentration.
  • Option C applies to students who choose a Major in Art History and Minor in Communication Studies
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What programs do we offer?

Art History

Minor in Art History (18 credits)

Major in Art History (36 credits)

Honours Program in Art History (60 credits)

Joint Honours Program (36 credits)

Communication Studies

Minor in Communication Studies (18 credits)

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Minor in Art History

There are no pre-University requirements for this program.

The Minor in Art History is expandable and consists of a minimum of 18 credits.

Required course (3 credits)

ARTH 305 Methods in Art History 01 (prerequisites: one 200 level course in Art History or Permission of the Instructor)

Complementary courses (15 credits)

3 credits in Art History at the 200 level

12 credits in Art History at the 300 level or above selected in consultation with the departmental advisor including 3 credits in Communication Studies is permitted

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Major in Art History

There are no pre-University requirements for this program.

The Minor in Art History consists of 36 credits.

Required course (3 credits)

ARTH 305 Methods in Art History 01 (prerequisites: one 200 level course in Art History or Permission of the Instructor)

Complementary courses (15 credits)

Max. 12 credits at 200 level

Min. 3 credits at 400 level (except ARTH 490)

Credits must be selected from at least six of the eight AH course fields

NOTE: Possible to take max. 6 credits in Communication Studies, counted towards complementary courses.

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Honours in Art History

There are no pre-University requirements for this program.

The Honors Program in Art History consists of 60 credits.

Required course (9 credits)

ARTH 305 – Methods in Art History

ARTH 400 – Selected Methods in Art History

ARTH 401 – Honours Research Paper

Complementary courses (51 credits)

Max. 15 credits at 200-level

Min. 6 credits at 400-level

Credits must be selected from at least six of the eight AH course fields

6 credits in a foreign language or in courses in one or two related disciplines (consult with the Honours advisor)

Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and a minimum of CGPA of 3.00 in general.

Honours students must complete a minor concentration (18 credits) in another acadmic unit.

NOTE: Possible to take max. 6 credits in Communication Studies, counted towards complementary courses.

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Joint Honours in Art History

There are no pre-University requirements for this program.

The Joint Honors Program in Art History consists of 36 cr.

Required course (9 credits)

ARTH 305 – Methods in Art History

ARTH 400 – Selected Methods in Art History

ARTH 401 – Honours Research Paper

Complementary courses (27 credits)

Max. 9 credits at 200-level

Min. 3 credits at 400-level

Credits must be selected from at least six of the eight AH course fields

Joint Honours students must maintain a GPA of 3.30 in their program courses and a minimum of CGPA of 3.00 in general.

NOTE: Possible to take max. 6 credits in Communication Studies, counted towards complementary courses.

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Honours Program - Application Requirements

No pre-university requirements

Students are encouraged to apply for this program after their first year of study

Complete a minimum of 12 credits in Art History with a min. GPA 3.30 (B+ or better)

Must have an overall CGPA of 3.00 (B or better)

A written request must be sent to Maria Gabriel, Student Affairs Officer, for program approval

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200 level courses and ARTH 305 - Art History Programs

All students must complete a 200 level AH before registering for ARTH 305 which is our required course for all the Art History Programs.

The 200 level course fulfills the prerequisite requirement for ARTH 305 and any upper level courses and it will count as one of your complementary courses

Space is limited in our 200 level courses as you may have discovered so we now advise Year 3 & 4 students to refrain from taking intro level courses in their final year and to focus primarily on taking upper level AH courses.

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400 level Art History courses

Options...

ARTH 447 & COMS 497 - Independent Study Courses (3 credits)

Students MUST develop their own project and scope for a faculty member to supervise their work before this course is approved.

ARTH 490 - Museum Internship Course (3 credits)

Counts toward the complementary course requirement but DOES NOT fulfill the 400 level requirement

Interested students should consult Maria Gabriel and Anne Turner

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Museum Internship Option - ARTH 490

3 credits may be granted for an internship and used towards their art history program

Students have interned at museums, art galleries and artist run centres

Must be a U2 or U3 student in good standing (2.7 CGPA or higher to qualify)

Course is limited to Art History Students registered at McGill ONLY

Interested students are invited to attend our Internship Information Session in September/October – TBA

NOTE: There is NO such equivalent for student’ s pursuing the Minor in Communication Studies – non credit internships are available only.

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Minor in Communication Studies

There are no pre-University requirements for this program.

The Minor in Communication Studies consists of 18 credits.

Required course (3 credits)

COMS 210 Intro to Communication Studies

Complementary courses (15 credits)

Please consult MINERVA for the full list of courses available and pre-requisites

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ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

For students

"No student shall, with intent to deceive, represent the work of another person as his or her own in any academic writing, essay, thesis, research report, project or assignment submitted in a course or program of study or represent as his or her own an entireessay or work of another, whether the material sorepresented constitutes a part or theentirety of the work submitted."

— Green Book, Chap. 6, Art. 15(a)

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McGill E-mail Policy

E-mail is one of the official means of communication between McGill University and its students. We ask you state your reason in the subject line and indicate your full name and student number in the body of the email.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have activated your e-mail account, read your e-mail messages and act upon in a timely fashion.

For more information, please visit www.mcgill.ca/email-policy

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Study Away/CREPUQ/Exchange Program

Studying away from McGill is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Benefits can go far beyond academic learning

Helps you develop broader perspectives on your fields of study

Provides you with a chance for personal growth

Options include:

Studying Away on your own

McGill Exchange Program

Studying away at an other Quebec University

For detail information check out the following website: http://www.mcgill.ca/oasis/general/away/

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Resources Available for Students

Career & Placement Service

Brown Student Services Building

Tel: (514) 398-3304

E-mail: careers.caps@mcgill.ca

www.caps.mcgill.ca

International Student Services

Brown Student Services Building

Tel: (514) 398-4349

E-mail: international.students@mcgill.ca

www.mcgill.ca/internationalstudents

Mental Health Services

Brown Student Services Building

Tel: (514) 398-6019

www.mcgill.ca/mentalhealth

First-Year Office

Leslie Copeland, First-Year Coordinator

Wendy Brett, Assistant for Francophone Students

Brown Student Services Building

Tel: (514) 398-6913 E-mail: firstyear@mcgill.ca

www.mcgill.ca/firstyear

Office for Students with Disabilities

Brown Student Services Building

Tel: (514) 398-6009 E-mail: disabilities.students@mcgill.ca

www.mcgill.ca/osd

Service Point NEW

3415 McTavish Street

Tel: (514) 398-7878

servicepoint@mcgill.ca

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Career Opportunities in Art History & Communication Studies

Art History & Communication Studies graduates regularly pursue careers in the following fields

Art Museums and Galleries (directors, curators, public relations, collections mgmt, exhibition, design, art education, etc.)

Other Museums (i.e. archaeology, history, etc.)

Art Conservation

Artists

Tourism Industry

Auction Houses

Art Archivist, Art Librarian, Historical Preservation

Arts Administration

Cultural Heritage, Government or Private Sector Cultural Agencies

Law (i.e. Intellectual Property)

Journalism & Advertising (i.e. Television, Print or Radio Arts and Cultural Criticism)

Professor, Teaching

Film, Television, Media Production (Researchers, Set Design and Production, etc.)

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Important Deadlines - Fall 2010

September 1 Classes Begin

September 14 Course Change (add/drop) deadline for Fall term

December 3 Lectures end and will be replaced by a Monday schedule

December 6 Exams begin

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The University will be CLOSED - September 6 & October 11

Degree Planning Session - September 22, 2010 9:30-11:30 Arts W-215

Internship Information Session – TBA

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Tuesday October 9th will follow the Monday schedule.

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A bit of this and that

Students are permitted to register for both the Fall and Winter when registration opens

Departmental listserves – We STRONGLY encourage you to add your name to our listserve by contacting Susana Machado by email at susana.machado@mcgill.ca / main office room Arts W-230

Departmental seminar series, Degree planning and Museum Internship sessions are open to all AHCS students – info will be sent to you if you are signed up on our departmental listserve

Dr. Hilsdale, Dr. Lentz and Maria Gabriel are available to meet during the add/drop period – see sign up sheets outside our offices. Regular advising hours will be posted on the general bulletin board

All administrative issues should be directed to the main office in ARTS W-225

An electronic copy of this presentation will be available to you on the Art History and Communication Studies website: www.mcgill.ca/ahcs

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Tuesday October 9th will follow the Monday schedule.

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Ways of improving your writing skills

Recommended Course

EAPR 250 Research Essay and Rhetoric

Principles and use of academic research and genres, rhetorical strategies and general editing skills - Intended for native speakers of English

Recommended Reading

Steps to Writing Well by: Jean Wyrick

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Tuesday October 9th will follow the Monday schedule.

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Words of Wisdom

Keep a balance between school life and social activities – both are important and keys to success

Get involved in the McGill Community

Get to know the student advisors and academic staff

Use the resources which are available to you including meeting with the professors during their office hours

Make the best of the next few years – this is your time to explore, learn and experience

Make good academic decisions

Keep an Agenda – and record all upcoming deadlines

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Tuesday October 9th will follow the Monday schedule.

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In case of Emergency
  • Everyone must exit the building when you hear the fire alarm and follow the Fire Marshall’s lead
  • There are two exist to the building one in the back of the building leading to Ferrier Courtyard and the main exit staircase. Our meeting place is the McConnell Engineering Lobby
  • All other emergencies call 911
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A Vision of Students Today

Enjoy this clip It will provide a taste of what a university student is all about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o

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