VAFW138 Table Systems

Department of The Arts: Woodworking

I. Course Number and Title
VAFW138 Table Systems
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
4050
IV. Prerequisites
VAFW100 (C or better)
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Safe shop practices are emphasized. Students work five hours outside of class each week in the woodshop area under the supervision of a lab assistant or at home.
VI. Catalog Course Description
This studio course focuses on table design and construction. Students study classical and contemporary shapes and employ construction techniques. Students explore the relationship of structural issues and design.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course Learning Goals

    2. Students will

      1. demonstrate an understanding of a variety of table construction techniques;
      2. design a functional table;
      3. employ historical and contemporary solutions to table design;
      4. build a structurally sound table; and
      5. analyze projects through critiques, oral presentation, and discussions.

    3. Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. create sample table joinery
    2. design a chair that is structural and functional
    3. build a mock-up
    4. construct a table
    5. demonstrate safe shop practices
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
      1. Course learning goals are assessed with group critiques of all projects, based upon successful design, execution, and completion of assigned woodworking projects.
      2. At least two individual critiques with instructor are held to assess projects using the above criteria and to review student’s overall progress.
      3. Instructor evaluation of tool and shop safety practices through observation and quizzes.

    2. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals (if applicable)


    3. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format. Instructor selected reference text. Slides, video, and/or digital technology are incorporated.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date - 2/05; Revised 6/09; Revised 4/2012