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ART 101 Modern Architecture and Design • 5 Cr.

Examines the design environment and how its various components interrelate. Students review the fields of architecture, planning, landscape, industrial, and interior design and learn the history of design movements, styles, and noted designers since 1850.

ART 103 American Art and Architecture • 5 Cr.

>Compares five regions of the U.S., emphasizing the cultural diversity that has influenced the art and architecture of each.

ART 105 Art Appreciation • V1-5 Cr.

Illustrates the visual components of art and artistic techniques and briefly surveys art history. Class format includes slide lectures and off-campus assignments at galleries or museums. Suggested for non-art majors.

ART 108 Introduction to Hand and Power Tools • 2 Cr.

Teaches the safe use of hand and power tools in the wood shop. Class format includes lectures, demonstrations, practice, and testing. Class is graded pass/fail.

ART 110 Two-Dimensional Design • 5 Cr.

Introduces the elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Students practice creative problem solving in original design work. Includes six hours of laboratory. Requires additional lab time outside class.

ART 111 Design Color • 5 Cr.

Continues ART 110, with emphasis on color theory. Students analyze environmental color and apply color concepts and paint techniques to their design work. Includes six hours of laboratory. Requires additional lab time outside class. Prerequisite: ART 110.

ART 112 Three-Dimensional Design • 5 Cr.

Introduces use of the third dimension in design. Students work with wood, metal, etc., to create objects using mass, space, time, and light. Requires additional lab time outside class. Recommended: ART 110 and 111.

ART 120 Drawing I • 5 Cr.

Teaches basic visual and drawing skills. Students use charcoal and pencil to draw objects and forms from direct observation in the studio. Includes six hours of laboratory. Requires additional lab time outside class.

ART 121 Drawing II • 5 Cr.

Continues ART 120. Includes drawing the human figure from live models. Students gain skill in expressive drawing using various media. Includes lecture and lab. Requires additional time outside class. Prerequisite: ART 120.

ART 150 Basic Photo I • 5 Cr.

Introduces basic camera handling, developing, printing, and composition with black-and-white film. Students should own a camera with manual exposure control and must supply their own film, and photographic paper. Requires four hours lecture, two hours lab per week.

ART 151 Basic Photo II • 5 Cr.

Teaches advanced techniques in black-and-white photography. Students practice creative seeing, problem solving, and using the zone system. Requires four hours lecture, two hours lab per week. Prerequisite: ART 150.

ART 153 Darkroom Laboratory Techniques • 1 Cr.

Provides darkroom privileges for students not enrolled in a photography class. Students with working knowledge of darkroom processes gain additional practical experience. Course graded pass/fail. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits. Prerequisite: ART 150.

ART 154 Introduction to Digital Photography • 5 Cr.

Introduction to digital photography as a means for artistic exploration and expression. From camera basics, to using appropriate hardware and software, to conceptual and aesthetic considerations, students develop a digital workflow. Recommended: Basic computer skills.

ART 194 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 195 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 196 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 197 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 199 Individual Projects in Art • V1-3 Cr.

Allows an individual student to acquire or practice skills beyond the regular curriculum. Students must have appropriate foundation-level skills. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

ART 201 History of Western Art • 5 Cr.

Surveys the history of Western art from prehistoric Europe and the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome, and early Christian through the Middle Ages. Students also learn basic art-historical terms and concepts. Slide lecture format.

ART 202 History of Western Art • 5 Cr.

Surveys European art of the Italian and Northern Renaissance, Baroque period, and early 18th century. Slide lecture format.

ART 203 History of Western Art • 5 Cr.

Surveys European and American art from the late 18th through the 21st century. Slide lecture format.

ART 205 Survey of Non-Western Art • 5 Cr.

An overview of the visual art of Asia (including India, China, and Japan), the Native Americas, Oceania, and Africa. Examines the development of the visual arts of the non-western world within unique cultural traditions as well as within certain cross-cultural contexts. Slide lecture format. Two-off campus field trips required.

ART 206 History of Photography Theory and Criticism • 5 Cr.

Examines the role photography has played reflecting and shaping culture from its emergence in the 19th century to the digital revolution currently underway. Emphasizes what it means to photograph, to be photographed, and to view photographers as part of an audience. Students make a few photographs of their own along the way (some using a cell phone). Recommended: ENGL& 101.

ART 221 Advanced Studio Drawing I • 5 Cr.

Provides studio experience building on objectives learned in the basic drawing courses. Includes six hours of lecture and lab, with additional time required outside class. Prerequisite: ART 111 and 121, and permission of instructor.

ART 222 Advanced Studio Drawing II • 5 Cr.

Continues ART 221. Includes six hours of lecture and lab, with additional time required outside class. Prerequisite: ART 221 and permission of instructor.

ART 225 Introduction to Aesthetics • 5 Cr.

Explores the nature of art and the aesthetic experience. Students analyze the artistic theories and aesthetic principles underlying Eastern and Western art. Format includes several field trips during class time. Same as PHIL 225. Either ART 225 or PHIL 225 may be taken for credit, not both.

ART 230 Beginning Printmaking • 5 Cr.

The purpose of a printmaking course is to present students with an opportunity to further their knowledge of drawing, painting and design beyond what is offered in our beginning classes. The experience of a different media such as printmaking is desirable as it expands students' concepts of how to compose and activate a two dimensional art format as well as understanding graphic technique. Recommended: ART 120.

ART 235 Printmaking II • 5 Cr.

Continuation of Art 245, Watercolor I. Provides students an opportunity to further their knowledge of drawing, painting and design beyond beginning watercolor. Recommended: ART 245.

ART 240 Oil Painting • 5 Cr.

Introduces color theory and techniques for working in oils. Students learn modeling in light and shade composition. Includes six hours of lecture and lab, with additional time required outside class.

ART 242 Advanced Studio:Oil Painting • 5 Cr.

Continues ART 240. Prerequisite: ART 111 and 121 and 240, or permission of instructor.

ART 245 Watercolor I • 5 Cr.

This course presents basic instruction in watercolor painting. Students use watercolor to paint objects and forms from both direct observation and imagination. Students gain skill in techniques unique to the watercolor process. Requires additional lab time outside of class. Recommended: ART 120.

ART 247 Watercolor II • 5 Cr.

Continuation of Art 245, Watercolor I. Provides students an opportunity to further their knowledge of drawing, painting and design beyond beginning watercolor. Recommended: ART 245.

ART 253 Photo III • 5 Cr.

Explores advanced techniques in photography. Students review the history of photography and practice creative solutions to visual problems. Prerequisite: ART 110 and 151.

ART 254 Advanced Digital Imaging • 5 Cr.

Building on knowledge and skills gained in either ART 150 or ART 154. Explores technical, aesthetic, and conceptual considerations that are driving digital imaging in the 21st century. Prerequisite: ART 150 or 154. Basic computer skills and ownership of a DSLR recommended.

ART 256 Art & Technology • 5 Cr.

Studio art class. Provides key concepts and strategies for students to express themselves using the latest technologies. Students, as employees produce projects using current techniques and tools. Course includes skills for being adaptive and developing problem solving skills for tomorrow's workplace. Recommended: Basic computer skills.

ART 260 Basic Ceramics I • 5 Cr.

Introduces basic forming techniques of hand building and surface techniques including under glazes and glazes for earthenware and high-fire clay bodies. Students also get limited time on the wheel.

ART 261 Basic Ceramics II • 5 Cr.

Continues ART 260 with emphasis on wheel throwing techniques and more advanced surface techniques. Prerequisite: ART 260.

ART 280 Sculpture • 5 Cr.

Covers techniques of popular contemporary three-dimensional media, and applies these to individual expressions in three-dimensions. Includes guidance in composition as appropriate to individual expressive needs. Materials include metal (including metal casting), wood, plastics, stone and plaster.

ART 281 Sculpture II • 5 Cr.

Continuation of ART 280, Sculpture, providing further exploration of the may processes, materials, and techniques available to contemporary sculptors. Fulfills an Art concentration requirement. Prerequisite: ART 280.

ART 294 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 295 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 296 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 297 Special Topics in Art • V1-5 Cr.

Allows specialized or in-depth study of a subject supplementing the art curriculum. Topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits.

ART 299 Individual Projects in Art • V1-3 Cr.

Allows an individual student to acquire or practice skills beyond the regular curriculum. Students must have appropriate foundation-level skills. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.