Dec 07, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

ANTH (Anthropology)

  
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    ANTH 460 - World Ethnography


    Survey of world cultures. Examples of the variety of human experiences are drawn from Africa, Asia, Australia, South America and contemporary U.S. society.

    Credits: 3


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    ANTH 465 - Medical Anthropology


    The course includes the study of the evolution and ecology of disease, medical beliefs and practices in Western and non-Western cultures, and the complexities of health care delivery in pluralistic societies.

    Credits: 3


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    ANTH 470 - THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF FOOD


    This course focuses on the study of food as a way to better understand present and past societies. Topic may include the following: food as a system of classification, cooking and cuisine, food offerings and sacred meals, food preferences and food taboos, commensalisms and feasting, food and social identity, food and colonialism, affluence and luxury, and anthropophagy or cannibalism, among others.

    Credits: 3


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    ANTH 485 - Practice of Anthropology


    This course is a required course for all graduating seniors. It is also a capstone course where majors are exposed to contemporary issues in Anthropology.

    Credits: 3


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    ANTH 490 - Seminar (C)


    A highly focused and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as Internet and are at the upper division or graduate levels. Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2-3


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    ANTH 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    ANTH 494 - Internship (C)


    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.

    Note
    (C) Denotes common course.

    Credits: 1-12


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ARAB (Arabic)

  
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    ARAB 101 - Introductory Arabic I (C) [SGR #4]


    Introduces the fundamental elements of Arabic writing and vocabulary and Muslim culture. Emphasizes sound/symbol relationships. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    ARAB 102 - Introductory Arabic II (C) [SGR #4]


    Continues with the introduction of the fundamental elements of Arabic writing and vocabulary and Muslim culture. Emphasizes sound/symbol relationships. Class work may be supplemented with required aural/oral practice outside of class.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: ARAB 101

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 4


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    ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I


    Continuation course which introduces the fundamental elements of Arabic sentence structure and vocabulary. It promotes speaking, listening and writing skills within a cultural context.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: ARAB 101 and 102 or prior experience

    Credits: 3


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    ARAB 202 - Intermediate Arabic II


    Continuation course which introduces the fundamental elements of Arabic sentence structure and vocabulary. It promotes speaking, listening and writing skills within a cultural context.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisites: ARAB 101 and 102 or prior experience

    Credits: 3


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    ARAB 291 - Independent Study (C)


    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depend upon the requirements of the topic.

     

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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ART (Art)

  
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    ART 100 - First Year Art Seminar


    Provides first-year art students with an introduction to their art education and lays the foundation for their future careers as artists. The class explores career options and a variety of professional issues through discussions, guest speakers and regional gallery visits.

    Credits: 1


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    ART 111 - Drawing I (C) [SGR #4]


    Introduces various drawing concepts, media, and processes developing perceptual and technical skills related to accurate observing and drawing.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 112 - Drawing II (C) [SGR #4]


    Emphasizes the continuing development of essential drawing skills and perceptual abilities as drawing concepts, compositional complexity, and creativity gain importance.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: ART 111

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 121 - Design I: 2D (C) [SGR #4]


    Emphasizes the organization of visual elements and principles while exploring creative thought processes through art theory, concepts, material, and techniques.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 122 - Design II: Color (C)


    Introduction to color theory as it applies to basic 2D and 3D design principles.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: ART 121

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 123 - Three Dimensional Design (C)


    3-D visual problems solved through the organization of design elements, utilizing three dimensional design language revealed through its history, theory, aesthetics and materials.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 211 - Drawing III: Figurative (C)


    Figurative drawing studied, emphasizing the development of individual ideas and approaches to various drawing media, including the use of multimedia.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: ART 111

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 212 - Drawing IV: Mixed Media (C)


    Involves advanced exploration of composition through mixed/multi-media.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 231 - Painting I (C)


    Initial approach to painting, employing history, materials, techniques and process in various media as students work with concepts, objects or models.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: ART 111

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 236 - Figure Painting


    This class is designed to challenge students to develop and refine figurative paintings from life, that will cover basic principles of anatomy, proportion, color and material application in order to create technically proficient paintings. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 231

    Credits: 3


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    ART 241 - Sculpture I (C)


    Introduces the development of sculptural concepts and objects through history, techniques and processes using basic three-dimensional materials, including clay, plaster, stone, metals, wood, and synthetic media.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 246 - Sculpture Woodwork/Mixed Media


    This intermediate course broadens and refines woodworking processes, fabrication and subtraction methods with hand and power tools, as they relate to the development and creation of sculptural objects and concepts.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 241

    Credits: 3


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    ART 251 - Ceramics I (C)


    Introduces ceramic art through its history and basic methods of forming, decorating, glazing, and firing pottery forms, including glaze chemistry and kiln construction.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 252 - Ceramics-Intermediate


    These courses are an introduction to ceramic history and the basic methods of forming, decorating, glazing, and firing pottery forms, including glaze chemistry and kiln construction.

    Credits: 3


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    ART 256 - Ceramics Intermediate


    This course explores a variety of processes.  Students learn basic construction of utilitarian, functional and sculptural ceramics as a means of expression with clay. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 251

    Credits: 3


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    ART 260 - Digital Photography


    Digital Photography will develop students’ skills in pixel-based photography. Students will recognize the similarities and differences between conventional film and digital photography. Using imaging software, they will access appropriate images for enhancement and creative image manipulation, to equip students to produce satisfying and meaningful art using digital photography.

    Credits: 3


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    ART 261 - Photography I


    These courses are an introductory study of photographic history, the use of cameras, meters, films, papers, chemistry and techniques of film processing, print quality and presentation, emphasizing creative expression with a camera, enlarger, materials and techniques.

    Credits: 3


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    ART 262 - Photo Materials and Techniques


    This film based course introduces varied types of light sensitive film and printing papers as well as developers, toners, color applications, hand-made emulsions, historic and alternative processes and techniques, while exploring their expressive and creative potential as a personal visual language.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: ART 261 or Instructor Permission

    Credits: 3


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    ART 263 - Digital Photography II


    Students explore digital file management, printing methods, and imaging software techniques.  Emphasis is given to creative photography issues, critiques, and demonstrations.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite:  ART 260 Digital Photography

    Credits: 3


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    ART 281 - Printmaking I (C)


    Introduces the history and techniques of relief and intaglio processes, lithography (section 1) and screen printing (section 2) as a primary means of expression.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ART 286 - Serigraphy


    This course introduces techniques of serigraphy (screenprinting), including registration and direct and indirect stencil applications.  Students will utilize hand drawn and digital imagery to print in multiple colors on paper and other surfaces.   

    Credits: 3


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    ART 291 - Independent Study


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student-teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

    Credits: 1-4


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    ART 335 - Painting: Materials and Methods


    This course introduces a variety of traditional and non-traditional painting mediums, processes and techniques. Students explore both technical and conceptual approaches to painting, emphasizing experimentation, research, and thoughtful questioning.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 231

    Credits: 3


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    ART 336 - Painting: Studio Projects


    This course allows intermediate students to explore themes and issues in painting while developing a thoughtful and coherent body of work. Students will write painting proposals and execute a series of paintings of personal significance.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisites: ART 236

    Credits: 3


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    ART 345 - Sculpture: Metal Fabrication


    This intermediate course broadens and refines metal fabrication processes including oxyacetylene welding, cutting, & brazing, welding, and plasma cutting along with other mechanical means of cutting, forming and joining steel as they relate to the development and creation of sculptural objects and concepts.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 241

    Credits: 3


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    ART 346 - Sculpture: Foundry


    This course involves a broadening and refining of metal casting processes including lost wax casting with ceramic shell and plaster investments, sand casting (in both bronze and aluminum-possibly iron), metal patinas, and welding non-ferrous metals as they relate to the development and creation of sculptural objects and concepts. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 241

    Credits: 3


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    ART 355 - Ceramic Techniques


    This course introduces students to low fire ceramics and using and understanding electric kilns. This class is most helpful to an art education major.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 251

    Credits: 3


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    ART 356 - Ceramics: Slip Casting and Moldmaking


    This course allows students to explore moldmaking and slip casting techniques that are used to make functional and non-functional ceramics.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 356

    Credits: 3


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    ART 361 - Historic Photo Emulsions and Processes


    This film based course explores a variety of historic photographic processes and expands the available options for visual effects and interpretation. It also introduces large format cameras and the lighting studio as a part of a creative and personally expressive visual language.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 261 or Instructor Permission

    Credits: 3


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    ART 362 - Color Photography


    This course introduces a variety of materials and techniques related to color photography and its own powers as a photographic language and expressive dialect.  Essentially a film based course, digital imaging will also be used as a part of an exploration of varied processes and visual effects.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 262 or Instructor Permission

    Credits: 3


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    ART 385 - Lithography


    These courses involve color printing and experimentation with techniques and processes to increase the student’s technical assurance and to develop individual expression.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 281

    Credits: 3


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    ART 386 - Printmaking: Studio Projects


    This course is designed for advanced printmaking students to develop the strengths of their own interests and choices of materials as they advance toward a cohesive body of work under faculty guidance. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 281

    Credits: 3


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    ART 410 - Arts in Health


    This course is designed to introduce students to the diverse, multi-disciplinary field of Arts in Health. Content includes the exploration of history and best practices of creative arts practitioners within a broad range of environments.

    Credits: 3


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    ART 415 - Populations, Multiculturalism, and Ethics


    This course is designed to help students understand their role in society and how that will affect their work in the profession of Arts in Health. The understanding of different cultures will also act as a means to guide artistic practices and understand the most effective topics used within specific populations. This course introduces students to the ethics of Arts in Health and will allow students to learn best practices and apply them appropriately.

    Credits: 3


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    ART 420 - Materials Use and Safety


    This course is designed to introduce students to material use and safety within the profession of Arts in Health. Particular emphasis on hands-on learning, artistic invitation strategies and project development in visual, music, movement, and contemplative mediums.

    Credits: 3


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    ART 425 - Arts in Health Internship


    This course is designed to give students essential professional experience working in the arts in health profession under the supervision of an approved site supervisor and the Arts in Health instructor.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: Instructor permission required for registration approval.

    Credits: 3


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    ART 435 - Painting: Advanced Studio Projects


    This course allows students to explore various aspects of conceptual and practical issues relevant to contemporary painting.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 236

    Credits: 3


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    ART 436 - Painting: Special Projects


    This course is designed for advanced painting students to develop the strengths of their own interests and choices of materials as they advance toward a cohesive body of work under faculty guidance. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 335

    Credits: 3


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    ART 445 - Sculpture: Installation


    This course focuses on non-traditional media, such as, installation, art videos, sight specific, assemblage, ephemeral, participatory and performative works. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 241

    Credits: 3


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    ART 446 - Sculpture: Concept Development


    This course allows students to explore various aspects of conceptual and practical issues relevant to contemporary sculpture.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 345

    Credits: 3


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    ART 455 - Ceramics: Advanced Techniques


    This course allows students to explore various aspects of conceptual and practical issues relevant to contemporary ceramics.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 355

    Credits: 3


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    ART 456 - Ceramics: Glaze Chemistry and Kiln Theory


    This course allows advanced students to develop knowledge of the science of clay and glaze formulation through their art. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 355

    Credits: 3


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    ART 461 - Photo Special Projects


    This course focuses on specific themes and issues that have been chosen by the student, to be explored in depth throughout the semester.  Weekly critiques will nurture the creation of a body of work of personal significance.  All photographic processes and techniques, including both film and digitally based work, will be accepted and explored.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: Art 361 or Instructor Permission

    Credits: 3


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    ART 462 - Advanced Photography Projects


    This course focuses on personally selected themes and issues that will be photographically explored throughout the semester.  Weekly critiques will nurture the creation of a body of work of personal significance, which will be exhibited after the end of the semester in a place of the student’s choosing.  All photographic processes and techniques, including both film and digitally based work, will be accepted and explored.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: Art 261 or Instructor Permission

    Credits: 3


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    ART 485 - Printmaking: Advanced Studio Projects


    This course investigates contemporary trends and cross-media applications to printmaking. 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 385

    Credits: 3


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    ART 486 - Printmaking: Special Projects


    This course allows students to explore various aspects of conceptual and practical issues relevant to contemporary printmaking.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ART 385

    Credits: 3


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    ART 487 - Professional Practices - Capstone


    This course surveys best practices, professional development and business expectations in the field of art.   The portfolio class explores career options and helps students prepare for their graduating exhibition.

    Credits: 2


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    ART 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-12


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    ART 492 - Topics (C)


    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-9


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    ART 494 - Internship (C)


    Applied, monitored and supervised, field-based learning experience for which the student may or may not be paid. Students gain practical experience; they follow a negotiated and/or directed plan of study. A higher level of supervision is provided by the instructor in these courses than is the case with field experience courses.

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-16


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ARTD (Art Design)

  
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    ARTD 205 - Digital Design


    This course introduces the basics of digital art and design: raster and vector graphics, per-pixel vs photo manipulation, digital painting, typography, and text flow.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 215 - Typography


    This course provides a history of typography and its relevance in visual communication. Students will also be introduced to the basics of typography: glyphs, characters, anatomy, leading, kerning, typefaces, fonts, weights, styles, and more.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ARTD 205

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 315 - Brand Identity


    This course introduces the ideation tool & the process of design research, and defines the role of corporate identity in business practice and its use. It stresses graphic design history, vocabulary, theories, principles, and technical processes used with traditional and computer tools, to complete a variety of design and visual art problems.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ARTD 215

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 325 - Digital and Web Design I


    This class takes a designer’s approach to learning front-end web design, by combining design and code. The course focus is on industry standard languages of HTML and CSS as they apply to both desktop and mobile experiences.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 405 - Package Design


    This course defines the role of packaging in product identification, presentation, and production. Utilization of typography, illustration, design, and 3D forms are explored. Research includes objectives, structural integrity, and aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on practical and aesthetic demands as well as those demands inherent to sustainable issues integral to contemporary package design.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ARTD 315

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 415 - Information Design


    Information Design includes further involvement in design application to printing and production methods. Fine art applications of book design, typography, photo and illustration images are used with traditional and computer tools to complete practical graphic design problems. Use of multimedia processes to solve graphic design problems is encouraged.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ARTD 315

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 425 - Digital and Web Design II


    This class takes a designer’s approach to learning front-end web development, and seeks to guide students to a place where they can comfortably create dynamic user experiences. This course examines advanced understanding of the industry standard languages of HTML and CSS as paired with basic understanding of Javascript and Javascript libraries.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ARTD 325

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 455 - Publication Design


    Publication Design involves an extension of previous problems directed to individual concerns and provides the opportunity to work with world-class social businesses and non-profits on new social ventures. Students will explore social and media designs that consider how to encourage participation, optimize choice and build engaging communities that integrate our virtual and physical experiences. Use of multimedia processes to solve graphic design problems is encouraged.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ARTD 315

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 465 - Portfolio Design


    Portfolio Design guides the process of compiling design projects into a professional design portfolio. Students will devise a strategy to focus their work to best market their skills through an interactive portfolio; hard copy portfolio materials; and a resume and business card in a unified presentation. Free-lance and contracting issues will be covered to prepare students for entry into the job market and a review of submitting portfolios for university/college transfer.

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Prerequisite: ARTD 415

    Credits: 3


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    ARTD 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-9


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ARTE (Art Education)

  
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    ARTE 310 - K-8 Art Methods (C)


    In this course, students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-8 art; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-8 art; the ability to assess student learning in K-8 art; and to apply these knowledge, skills and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    ARTE 414 - K-12 Art Methods (C)


    Students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of K-12 art; the ability to design, deliver and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to K-12 art; the ability to assess student learning in K-12 art; and to apply this knowledge, skills, and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 2-3


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    ARTE 415 - 9-12 Art Methods


    Students develop an understanding of the tools of inquiry of grades 9-12 art; the ability to design, deliver, and evaluate a variety of instructional strategies and processes that incorporate learning resources, materials, technologies, and state and national curriculum standards appropriate to 9-12 art; the ability to assess student learning in 9-12 art; and to apply this knowledge, skills and attitudes to real life situations and experiences.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTE 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-9


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ARTH (Art History)

  
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    ARTH 100 - Art Appreciation (C) [SGR #4]


    Explores the nature of art in various aesthetic, formal, and psychological dimensions, involving analysis of art objects for understanding, enjoyment, and life enhancement.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4 

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 211 - History of World Art I (C) [SGR #4]


    Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculptures and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilizations from prehistory through the 14th century.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

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    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: HIST 211

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 212 - History of World Art II (C) [SGR #4]


    Art and architecture in the historical and contextual development of the role of visual arts including crafts, drawing, painting, sculpture, and architecture, in the historical and cultural development of world civilization from the renaissance through the 20th century.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #4  

    Note
    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: HIST 212

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 251 - American Indian Art History (C) [SGR #4]


    Surveys American Indian art ranging from traditional to contemporary.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement:  SGR #4  

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    (C) denotes common course

    Cross-listed: AIS 251

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 303 - American Art History


    This course is a survey of American visual arts from the period of Colonial settlements of the 16th century to 1945, a demarcation symbolic of the shift from international European influence to international American influence in the visual arts.

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    Prior to 3-16-2010 this was ARTH 403

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 313 - History of Photography


    This course is a survey of the history of photography from its invention in 1839 to the present day through an examination of specific artists, movements, and technical histories as well as the relationships between culture and photography.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 314 - History of Design


    This course provides a survey of the evolution of design as it has been applied to graphic design, architecture, and various utilitarian objects. Student will track significant movements in art and design, as well as developments in technology to develop a richer understanding of contemporary design.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 317 - History of Printmaking


    This course provides an historical overview of woodcuts, engravings, and etchings in the early modern period before focusing upon fine and popular printmaking in the modern era. Students will be introduced to a broad range of historical styles and printmaking techniques and will conduct independent research.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 401 - History, Women, and Visual Culture


    This course will focus on women as both subjects and creators of art, while exploring the role of the visual in constructing ideas of femininity through a variety of crucial topics and issues. This exploration will involve a historical survey of women artists and their contributions, as well as an examination of the religious, mythological and secular images of women in art. A primary focus of the course will be the critical analysis of the creation, modification and persistence of these images throughout history due to varied social, economical, technological, psychological and intellectual conditions.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 402 - Renaissance Art History


    This course is a survey of the styles, aesthetics, and techniques of European art from the late 13th century through the 18th century.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 405 - Greek Art and Archaeology


    This course surveys the development of arts and architecture viewed in relation to Greek history and societal change from the Mycenaean to the Hellenistic periods.

    Cross-listed: HIST 405 and CLHU 405

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 411 - 19th Century Art History


    This course is a survey of the visual arts during the entire 19th century. The period will be examined as an overview for its technical, stylistic, and aesthetic changes.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 412 - 20th Century Art History


    This course is a survey of the visual arts during the 20th century to the present. The period will be examined as an overview for its technical, stylistic, and aesthetic changes.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 413 - Aesthetics


    This course investigates major aesthetic theories and critical analysis of problems concerning the nature of aesthetic judgment about Nature, in science, and in the arts.

    Cross-listed: PHIL 487, CLHU 487, ENGL 487, THEA 469

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 415 - Gallery Management (C)


    This course involves a study of the theory and practices of art gallery and museum operation. The course emphasizes practical application and involves students directly in the operation of the University Art Galleries.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 416 - Art Theory and Criticism


    This course is an introduction to the significant themes and issues in contemporary theory and criticism as they impact the ways in which art is produced, viewed, and written about today. The course will provide students with the practical knowledge and skills to comprehend and critically evaluate the vast body of theory and criticism currently being written on the arts and to critically examine their own experience and perspectives on art education and the practice of art.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 421 - The Ancient World in Film


    This course surveys the history of making films about the ancient world. Students will become familiar not only with typical films of the genre but also popular culture’s reception of the ancient world and with the basic elements of film-making. Finally, students will develop the critical tools for analyzing and critiquing films.

    Credits: 3


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    ARTH 490 - Seminar (C)


    A highly focused and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as Internet and are at the upper division or graduate levels. Enrollment is generally limited to fewer than 20 students.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-3


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    ARTH 491 - Independent Study (C)


    Includes directed study, problems, readings, directed readings, special problems and special projects. Students complete individualized plans of study which include significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement. The faculty member and students negotiate the details of the study plans. Enrollments are usually 10 or fewer students. Meetings depending upon the requirements of the topic.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-9


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    ARTH 492 - Topics (C)


    Includes current topics, advanced topics and special topics. A course devoted to a particular issue in a specified field. Course content is not wholly included in the regular curriculum. Guest artists or experts may serve as instructors. Enrollments are usually of 10 or fewer students with significant one-on-one student/teacher involvement.

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    (C) denotes common course

    Credits: 1-6


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A&S (Arts and Sciences)

  
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    A&S 100 - First Year Seminar


    This course is designed to engage students in their college experience, both academically and personally. The course aids students as they acquire and develop the skills necessary to reach their educational objectives. Through readings, discussions, reflective writing, and class activities, all of which illuminate a specific topic, students will practice skills that will enable them to succeed in their college courses. In addition, the class will help students acclimate to the university’s culture.

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    Repeatable 3 times for credit with different topics.

    Credits: 1-3


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    A&S 101 - Career Exploration


    A one-credit course designed for any student undecided about their academic major and/or career choice. The class meets twice a week for eight weeks and focuses on self-assessment exercises, class discussions, interest surveys and career research.

    Credits: 1


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    A&S 121 - Science: The Core of Discovery I [SGR #6]


    This course and accompanying lab will integrate principles and theories from a variety of scientific disciplines including astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics to explore contemporary issues relating to science and society and is the first part of a year-long sequence.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course prerequisite: MATH 102 Course corequisite: A&S 121L 

    Credits: 4


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    A&S 121L - Science: The Core of Discovery I Laboratory [SGR #6]


    Accompanying lab for A&S 121.

    This course meets System General Education Requirement: SGR #6 

    Prerequisites and Corequisites
    Course corequisite: A&S 121

    Credits: 0


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