Course Outlines

Art

ART 101 SLA: Drawing I
Introduces basic principles of visual organization and skills employing various media. concentrates on studio operation coordinated with historic art movements. Designed for students with little or no background experience in studio art. (Fee)

ART 102 SLA: Design Fundamentals
Introduces basic principles of visual organization and skills employing various media. concentrates on studio operation coordinated with historic art movements. Designed for students with little or no background experience in studio art. (Fee)

ART 103 SLA: Three Dimensional Design
Presents study and application of basic concepts and principles of three-dimensional design. Introduces student to strategies, vocabulary and tools used for 3-D art making. Course includes 5 hours of service learning.

ART 117: Art for the Teachers of Young Children
Provides students with the necessary hands-on experience in learning the artistic skills necessary to work with young children (from birth to age eight). Familiarizes students with curriculum planning and provides experiences with a wide variety of media, tools, and techniques, as well as giving students a solid understanding of artistic principles and how to convey them to young children in inclusive early childhood settings. Open only to students in the Education Program.

ART 201 SLA: Drawing lI
Continuation of ART 101. Emphasizes technical command of media, improving observation skills, and developing individual expression. Introduces figure drawing and portraiture Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 101.

ART 214 SLA: Ceramics I
Introduces techniques of constructing basic ceramic forms and also glaze decorating. Course includes 5 hours of service learning.

ART 216: Digital Photography I
Provides students with an introduction to Digital Photography and the techniques in digital imaging software that apply to photography and the elements and principles of design. Students will explore the history of photography, basic digital operation, image manipulation with digital imaging software, and image output. Course includes 5 hours of service learning.

ART 221 SLA: Oil Painting I
Explores the technical and aesthetic possibilities and limitations of the oil medium. Emphasizes formal painting concerns, including color and composition. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Model Fee applies.

ART 223: Watercolor I
Explores the technical possibilities of watercolor as a medium. Presents study of traditional watercolor methods and experimentation with creative approaches. Course includes 5 hours of service learning.

ART 233 SLA: Printmaking I
Presents techniques employed in relief printing and screen printing. Includes experimentation with linoleum block, woodcut, collagraph (collage) printing, and serigraphy (silk screen). Emphasizes aesthetic theory and technique. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. (Fee)

ART 301: Drawing III
Concentrates on drawing of the human form. Includes drawing from life, study of anatomy, and structure, rendering the human form in a variety of media and expressive techniques. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 201. Model Fee applies.

ART 303 SLA: Sculpture I
Provides experience in clay modeling, direct plaster building of form, armature construction, and relief carving. Presents study of the aesthetics of form. Course includes 5 hours of Service Learning. Prerequisites: Art 206. (Fee)

ART 314 SLA: Ceramics II
Introduces wheel techniques. Includes cylindrical, bowl and plate forms. Includes mixing and application of glazes. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 214.

ART 316: Digital Photography II
Provides advanced levels in Digital Photography and more advanced techniques in digital imaging software that apply to photography and the elements and principles of design. Greater depth to color management, image control, image output, and presentation are explored. More advanced digital capture devices will be used and the level of technical and aesthetic skills will be further developed. Course includes 5 hours of service learning.

ART 321: Oil Painting II
Continuation of ART 221. Greater emphasis on experimentation with techniques, ideas, and media. Includes study of traditional and modern methods. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 221. Model Fee applies.

ART 323: Watercolor II
Continuation of pursuit of excellence in watercolor techniques. Further explores interpretation and handling of the medium toward individual expression. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 223.

ART 333 SLA: Printmaking II
Includes study and experimentation in techniques employed in intaglio printing. Investigates various etching processes and engraving. Course included 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 233. (Fee)

ART 345: Non-Western Art History
This course covers the arts of Non-western cultures. The cultures covered are: South and Southeast Asia, China and Korea, Japan, Islam, Native arts of the Americas, Africa before 1800, and Oceania. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102.

ART 401: Drawing IV
Further develops drawing skills. Emphasizes expressive techniques, advanced rendering of the human form, and development of personal styles. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 301. May be repeated up to 6 hours. Model Fee applies.

ART 403 SLA: Sculpture II
Includes experience in modeling, casting, and carving in various media and study of contemporary sculpture and its prototypes. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 303. May be repeated up to 6 hours. (Fee)

ART 414: Ceramics III
Continuation of work on the potter’s wheel including functional form combinations of the thrown form. Encourages students to develop their own projects. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 314. May be repeated up to 9 semester hours.

ART 421: Oil Painting III
Emphasizes expressive and interpretive handling of the medium. Develops personal styles. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 321. May be repeated up to 9 semester hours.

ART 423: Watercolor III
Continues watercolor techniques. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 323. May be repeated up to 9 semester hours.

ART 433 SLA: Printmaking III
Includes investigation, experimentation, and aesthetic production in a chosen area of relief, intaglio, or screen-printing techniques. Course includes 5 hours of service learning. Prerequisite: ART 333. May be repeated up to 9 hours. (Fee)

ART 441: 19th and 20th Century Art History
Studies the art of Western World from Neo-classical and Romantic periods to contemporary times. Acquaints students with the nature of successive art movements in the 19th and 20th centuries, their primary artistic aims, and the individual characteristics of their major exponents.

ART 450: World Architecture
This course is an introduction of western and non-western architecture from prehistory through contemporary. Course information will cover material that will give students foundation knowledge of architectural forms and how these forms are an expression of the society in which they are produced. Prerequisites: ENG 101 and ENG 102.