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1003 - Understanding Visual Art - 3 credit hours
An introducation to understanding and appreciation of visual arts. The major art forms of painting, sculpture, and architecture are explored and related to everyday life. This course may be taken as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the AA in Art, Art Minor, as a Humanities/Fine Arts General Education choice, an elective, or Liberal Arts Elective Studies in Depth for non-art majors. Course rotation: Typically offered once a year.

1214 - Beginning Studio: Drawing - 4 credit hours
Develops observational skills and explores a variety of drawing media and subject matter. Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary drawing applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression. ($20 lab fee.) Course rotation: Typically offered each semester.

2153 - Photography - 3 credit hours
Open to all students, this course introduces the use and understanding of cameras and their adjustable features to help students take better photographs. Areas of concentration include camera operation, film/sensitivity selection, exposure, depth of field, composition, and lighting. Out-of-class time is required to complete photo assignments. Also listed as JRNL 2153. Course Rotation: Fall.

2164 - Design and Color -  4 credit hours
An introduction to basic principles and concepts related to color and two- and three-dimensional forms. Students will develop creative problem solving skills by analyzing the properties and functions of various hands on design applications.  ($20 lab fee.) Course rotation: Typically offered each semester.

2314 - Beginning Studio: Painting - 4 credit hours
Designed to enhance creative potential and develop proficiency through the use of paint media, composition, a variety of subject matter and studio practices. Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary painting applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression. ($20 lab fee.) Recommended Courses: 1214 and 2164.  Course rotation: Typically offered each semester.

2414 - Beginning Studio: Ceramics - 4 credit hours
Development of functional and sculptural ceramics using primarily hand-building methods: Coil, slab, extruded, and combined methods and surface enrichment appropriate for low- and high-fire clay bodies.  Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary ceramic applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression.  ($20 lab fee.) Course rotation: Typically offered once a year.

2514 - Beginning Studio: Sculpture - 4 credit hours
An examination of sculptural processes: casting, carving, modeling, and assemblage. Addresses basic sculptural problems related to technique, materials, and methods. Students will become familiar with traditional and contemporary sculptural applications while formulating inquiries for personalized artistic expression. ($20 lab fee.) Recommended: ART 1214 and 2164.  Course rotation: Typically offered during fall semester.

2614 - Art Education P-5 - 4 credit hours
(Also listed as EDUC 2613) Develops an increased knowledge of visual art and applications for teaching art in elementary school classes. Emphasis will be on experimentation with art media, and development of skills for teaching and assessing creative problem-solving activities that are developmentally appropriate in appreciation, production, and integrated art lessons. ($20 lab fee.)  Recommended for Art Education majors:  ART 2164 and either ART 2733 or 2743. Recommended for P-5 Education majors:  ART 1003 and EDUC 3223.  Course rotation: Typically offered each semester.

2733 - Art History I - 3 credit hours
Surveys visual art forms and architecture of the ancient cultures through the Gothic Period. Course rotation: Typically offered during spring semester.

2743 - Art History II - 3 credit hours
Surveys historical developments of western visual art forms and architecture from the renaissance through the modern era. Course rotation: Typically offered during fall semester.

3234 - Advanced Studio: Drawing - 4 credit hours
A thematic approach is used to develop advanced studio practices. From consideration of particular topics, investigation of drawing processes to strengthen proficiency, analysis of problems in composition and content, a variety of traditional and contemporary drawing applications leading toward individualized expression is explored. Note: This course may be repeated. ($20 lab fee.) Prerequisites: ART 2164 and 1214, or permission of instructor.  Course rotation: Typically offered once a year.

3334 - Advanced Studio: Painting - 4 credit hours
A thematic approach  is used to develop advance studio practices. From consideration of particular topics, investigation of paint processes to strengthen proficiency, analysis of problems in composition and content, a variety of traditional and contemporary painting applications leading toward individualized expression is explored. Note: This course may be repeated. ($20 lab fee.)  Recommended Courses: ART 1214 and 2164. Prerequisites: ART 2314, or permission of instructor. Course rotation: Typically offered once a year.

3434 - Advanced Studio: Ceramics - 4 credit hours
A thematic approach to developing advanced ceramic studio proficiencies is used and includes consideration of advanced problems in composition and content, and a variety of traditional and contemporary functional and sculptural applications leading toward individualized expressions and critical reflection. This course may be repeated. ($20 lab fee.) Prerequisite: ART 2414. Course rotation: Typically offered once a year.

3524 - Advanced Studio: Sculpture - 4 credit hours
A thematic approach is used to developing proficiencies in advanced sculptural practices. From consideration of particular topics, advanced problems in composition and content, a variety of traditional and contemporary sculptural applications leading toward individualized expression is explored. This course may be repeated. ($20 lab fee.) Recommended Courses: ART 1214 and 2164. Prerequisites: ART 2514, or permission of instructor. Course rotation: Typically offered during fall semester.

3624 - Art Education 6-12 - 4 credit hours
(Also listed as EDUC 3623) Preparation for teaching middle and high school art classes.  Topics will include examining the philosophical roots of art education; planning of verbal and visual activities, approaches to teaching and preparation for students; promoting creativity and reflection, diversity, and interdisciplinary connections; teaching art criticism and history; and addressing national standards and teacher competencies. Studio and writing intensive activities are required. Includes a field experience component. Prerequisites: ART 1214, and 2613, or permission of instructor. Course rotation: Offered as needed.

3753 - Modern Art - 3 credit hours
Investigates early 20th century modern art's directions through contemporary trends and issues in the visual arts.  Recommended Courses:  ART 2733 and 2743.  Course Rotation: Typically offered during spring semester.

4904 - Art Majors Seminar - 4 credit hours
A cohesive body of work related to his or her principal area of concentration (minimum of nine hours at 2000-4000 level) is required to complete this capstone course. In depth investigations of subject, media, form, and content areas, demonstrate the student's ability to develop self directed initiatives. An exhibition and portfolio are required for studio, or research treatise and presentation for art history in addition to artist statement, cover letters, resume, and other professional preparations. ($20 lab fee.) Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission of instructor. Course rotation: Typically offered during spring semester.

PN01-3 - Art Internship - 1-3 credit hours
Art Internships offer an opportunity to apply the skills and understandings learned in the Art major in a professional setting. Interns will work closely with an art instructor and an on-site professional supervisor. Students arrange their own internships with the assistance and approval of their internship instructor. Prerequisites: Junior standing and completion of core program requirements.

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