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ARTS 101 INTRODUCTORY DRAWING

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours GER 8

This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles and processes of drawing. Students will begin to develop a facility for the creative process and aesthetic expression. We will work from still-life, nature, the model and the imagination. Specific problems will be assigned to explore various drawing media, promote an understanding of pictorial structure, and cultivate good compositional judgment. Two hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

ARTS 201 ART HISTORY: B.C. TO 16TH CENTURY

Fall, 3 credit hours GER 7 & GER 8

This course is a study of the history of art from Cave Art to the Renaissance. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the art and architecture and its relationship to the cultural, political, social, and religious climate in which it was produced. Three hours lecture per week.

ARTS 202 ART HISTORY: 16TH TO 20TH CENTURY

Spring, 3 credit hours GER 7 & GER 8

This course is a study of the history of art from the Renaissance to modern times. Emphasis will be placed on the development of the art and its relationship to the cultural, political, and social climate of the time in which it was produced. Three hours lecture per week.

ARTS 203 ART AND SOCIETY

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

Art and Society explores the development of the Fine Arts and its relationship to social, political, and economic structures of both contemporary and historical cultures. Through the research, discussion, and presentation of several case studies in historical and contemporary art practices, students will develop their critical awareness of interdisciplinary relationships in present and past cultures. This course explores the artistic practice and production of several cultural epochs as both a symptom and parameter of social-political trends/events. Students will develop their understanding of significant contemporary and historical issues and explore their bearing and relationship to the Fine Arts.

Prerequisites: Expository Writing (ENGL 101) or Oral and Written Expression (ENGL 102) or permission of instructor.

ARTS 204 INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING

Fall/Spring , 3 credit hours GER 8

Students practice basic approaches to watercolor, acrylic and oils, applying these techniques towards more accomplished works. Class work includes exercises, studies, and analysis of professional works, as well as the compilation of a painting portfolio.

ARTS 205 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING

Fall/Spring 3 credit hours

This course sequentially builds on the skills, techniques and concepts introduced in HUMA 101. Through research and studio based assignments, including a visual journal, students apply drawing media and techniques to advanced problems. Material covered includes mixed media, conceptual drawing, narrative drawing, digital drawing and storyboarding.

Prerequisite: ARTS 101

ARTS 291-295, 391-395, OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMANITIES

Fall/Spring, 1 - 4 credit hours

Special Topics in Humanities will fulfill the general humanities component of the distribution requirement of the College. It may be repeated for credit depending on the content of the course. It is not a course offered on a regular basis within the department. The intent of a special topics course is to offer an educational experience which is topical, not available within the regular curricular offerings, and may even be offered interdepartmentally depending on the nature of the course.