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Notebook, 1993-

COURSES OF DEVELOPMENT

Themes, Topics & Issues

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Theme: Specific and distinctive quality, characteristic, concern . . . Something laid down . . . . To place . . . . Stem of something . . . . A melodic subject of a musical composition or movement . . . . Subject or topic of discourse or of artistic representation . . . .

Topic: A heading in an outlined argument or exposition . . . . A form set in place . . . One of the general forms of argument employed in probable reasoning . . . . Argument, Reason . . . . The subject of a discourse or of a section of a discourse . . . . Of local or temporary interest

Issue: Put forth or distribute . . . . Come out, Go, Flow out or forth . . . Emerge, Accrue, Descend from . . . . Officially giving out or making available . . . . Consequence or final Outcome that usually constitutes a solution [as of a problem] or resolution [as of a difficulty] . . . . Emantate, Result, Evenuate, Terminate . . . . At issue/In a state of controversy: in disagreement . . . . In issue/Under discussion or in dispute



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One may get started from any perspective and find Developments will proceed through selected courses of interest. For personal appreciation --or through concentration of interest in one or two courses through which to demonstrate expertise --all forms of development require the investment of time and interest.

The focus here is 'To Distinguish and Use Themes, Topics, and Issues.'


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Developments may in this way proceed through an appreciation of the arts and art works on a very general level . . . . or . . . . through engagement in materials, processes and methods . . . . through work with visual relationships . . . . . through consideration of aesthetic theory and practice . . . . through an interpretation of a specific discipline . . . . through reference to tradition . . . . . through a review of history or attention to cultural norms or through the development of specific topics, events, or issues . . . .


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1 Theme n [ME teme, theme, fr. MF & L; MF teme, fr. L thema. fr. Gk, lit., something laid down, fr. Äthenai to place -more at Do] [14c] 1a: a subject or topic of discourse or of artistic representation b: a specific and distinctive quality, characteristic, or concern [the campaign has lacked a __] 2: Stem4 3: a written exercise: composition [a research __] 4: a melodic subject of a musical composition or movement

Thematic adj [Gk thematickos, fr. themat-, thema theme] [1861] 1a: of or relating to the stem of a word b of a vowel: being the last part of a word stem before an inflectional ending 2: of, relating to, or constituting a theme

Topic n [L topica topics (work by Aristotle), fr. Gk Topika, fr. topika, neut. pf. of topikos of a place, of a topos, fr. topos place, topos] [1603] 1a: one of the general forms of argument employed in probable reasoning b: Argument, Reason 2a: a heading in an outlined argument or exposition b: the subject of a discourse or of a section of a discourse

Topical adj [1588] ....2a: of, relating to, or arranged by topics [set down in __ form] b: referring to the topics of the day or place: of local or temporary interest [a __ novel] [__ references]

Issue n [ME, exit, proceeds, fr. MF, fr. OF, fr. issir to come out, go out, fr. L exire to go out, fr. ex- + ire to go; akin to Goth iddja he went, Gk ienai to go. Skt eti he goes] [14c] 1pl: proceeds from a source of revenue [as an estate] 2: the action of going, coming, or flowing out: Egress Emergence 3: a means or place of going out: Exit, Outlet 4: Offspring, Progeny [died without __] 5a: a final outcome that usu. constitutes a solution [as of a problem] or resolution [as of a difficulty] b obs: a final conclusion or decision about something arrived at after consideration c archaic: Termination, end [hope that his enterprise would have a prosperous __ -T.B. Macaulay] 6a: a matter that is in dispute between two or more parties b: the point at which an unsettled matter is ready for a decision [brought the matter to an __] 7: a discharge [as of blood] from the body 8a: something coming forth from a specified source [__s of a disordered imagination] b obs: Deed 9a: the act of publishing or officially giving out or making available [the next _- of commemorative stamps] [__ of supplies by the quartermaster] b: the thing or the whole quantity of things given out at one time [read the latest __] --at issue 1: in a state of controversy: in disagreement 2 also in issue: under discussion or in dispute

2 Issue vi [124c] 1a: to go, come, or flow out b: to come forth: Emerge c: to come to an issue of law or fact in pleading 2: Accrue [profits issuing from the sale of the stock] 3: to descend from a specified parent or ancestor 4: to be a consequence or final outcome: Emanate, Result 5: to appear or become available through being officially put forth or distributed 6: Eventuate Terminate -vt 1: to cause to come forth: Discharge, Emit 2a: to put forth or distribute usu. officially [government issued a new airmail stamp] -__ orders] b: to send out for sale or circulation: Publish c Brit: Provide 2b, supply -syn. see Spring

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]




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