Art (ART)

ART 110. Introduction to the Visual Arts

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FASPSU
This course is an introduction to the language of the visual arts, its techniques, materials, and history. The course begins with basic theory and how art communicates. Students will learn to analyze, understand, and appreciate the visual arts. The second part will bring opportunities for hands on experiences with various art mediums as well as a brief survey of the history of art.

ART 122. Two-Dimensional Design

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Study of line, shape, texture, value and color and the organizing principles of design that will allow students to become more effective visual communicators. There will be emphasis on problem solving, the creative process and critical thinking as they are applied to two-dimensional projects. Art fee $50.

ART 124. Three-Dimensional Design

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Continued study of the visual elements and design principles as they relate to three dimensional spaces, including applications in areas such as sculpture, architecture, landscape design, industrial design and other allied fields. There will be continued emphasis on cultivating creativity, solving problems and developing critical thinking skills. Art fee $50.

ART 130. Drawing I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introduction, study and application of the visual elements using various drawing media and methods. There will be an emphasis on visual thinking through observation, analysis and expression.

ART 192. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

ART 194. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

ART 195. Service Learning

Credits: 1
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Designed to increase off-campus community involvement and awareness of civic responsibility, Service Learning gives students the opportunity to earn up to six semester hours of college credit while pursuing volunteer activities that have positive impact in the community. Some examples of activities that may serve as vehicles for Service Learning include: volunteer work at non-profit organizations (e.g., Kiwanis, Lions, etc.); serving as unpaid interns in local and state government; and organizing and participating in activities that are beneficial to the community as a whole (e.g. spring clean-up drives, neighborhood watch programs, meals-on-wheels, etc.). Students interested in Service Learning should discuss options with their academic advisors and/or faculty in areas related to the proposed activity.

ART 196. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

ART 197. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

ART 199. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.

ART 204. Jewelry I

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This is an introduction to basic jewelry making where students will learn to design and create jewelry in various media. Clay, wire, enameling, metal fabrication, and lost wax casting will be covered. Art fee $100.

ART 205. Jewelry II

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
This is an introduction to basic jewelry making where students will learn to design and create jewelry in various media. Clay, wire, enameling, metal fabrication, and lost wax casting will be covered. Art fee $100.

ART 210. Art History I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALL
This is a survey course covering art of prehistoric humans through the Gothic Era (1400 A.D.). Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of art during this period through class discussion, lecture, slides, videos, and text reading. Art History I is designed to demonstrate the important role art has placed in history, politics and government, religion, and human development.

ART 211. Art History II

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
This is a survey course covering art of the Renaissance through the Modern Era. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of the major art movements through class discussion, lecture, slides, videos, and text reading. Art History II is designed to demonstrate the important role art has placed in history, politics, and government, religion, and human development.

ART 220. Painting I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 130 or departmental approval.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introduction to the basics of painting through a variety of media and materials using still life subjects, models and imaginative expressions. Art fee $30.

ART 221. Painting II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 220.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
A continuation of the concepts and techniques explored in ART 220 with an emphasis on personal expression. Art fee $30.

ART 225. Water Media I

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Basic courses in the techniques of transparent watercolor. Art fee $15.

ART 226. Water Media II

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Basic courses in the techniques of transparent watercolor. Art fee $15.

ART 230. Drawing II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 130.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Continuation of ART 130 emphasizing color and composition, as well as developing conceptual and critical abilities related to the visual expression of ideas.

ART 231. Figure Drawing I

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 130.
Typically Offered: FALL
A study of the human figure as an end in itself through the use of pencils, charcoal and pastels.

ART 250. Ceramics I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introductory course on origin, nature, and use of clay and glazes. Includes hand-building processes and basic wheel-forming methods. Art fee $70.

ART 251. Ceramics II

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Introductory course on origin, nature, and use of clay and glazes. Includes hand-building processes and basic wheel-forming methods. Art fee $70.

ART 252. Advanced Ceramics

Credits: 1-3
Prerequisites: ART 250 and ART 251 or departmental approval.
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 12.00 credits.
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Directed study of topics in ceramics. Advanced hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Glazing and firing with emphasis on individual experimentation. Art fee $70.

ART 265. Sculpture I

Credits: 2
Typically Offered: FALLSPR
Introduction and study of visual expression in three-dimensional form using various sculptural media and methods. Art fee $35.

ART 266. Sculpture II

Credits: 2
Prerequisite: ART 265.
Typically Offered: SPRING
Continuation of ART 265 with an emphasis on developing more advanced technical skills, as well as exploring media and concepts. Art fee $35.

ART 270. Printmaking I

Credits: 3
Typically Offered: SPRING
Introduction to the history of printmaking and basic printmaking techniques and materials. Art fee: $100.

ART 271. Printmaking II

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: ART 270.
Typically Offered: SPRING
More advanced study of basic printmaking techniques and materials. Art fee $100.

ART 292. Experimental Course

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An experimental course is one that is being tested to determine its suitability for inclusion in the course catalog. Testing may continue for two semesters, after which the course should be discontinued or approved through the established college procedures, assigned a permanent course number and title, and included in the master catalog.

ART 294. Independent Study

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 60.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
An independent study course is one designed jointly by the student and faculty member to address an advanced topic of particular interest to the student and in the instructor's field of expertise. The course, when developed, must be approved by the department chair as being relevant to the discipline and of sufficient rigor for the credits to be awarded.

ART 296. Study Tour

Credits: 1-3
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Study Tour courses provide students with unique learning opportunities in locations, either foreign or domestic. These learning opportunities should be directly related to the academic field of study under which credits are to be awarded. Some students may not qualify for study tours if their travel abroad is restricted for legal reasons.

ART 297. Cooperative Education/Internship

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 6.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Cooperative education and internships provide students with real-world experience in business and industry as they explore careers or gain experience in chosen fields of study. The work experiences must be directly related to the discipline under which the credits are to be awarded.

ART 299. Special Topics

Credits: 1-3
Repeat Status: Repeatable up to 60.00 credits.
Typically Offered: ONDEMAND
Special topics courses are developed by the faculty member to take advantage of unique learning opportunities that either are not repeatable (such as a presidential election) or address advanced topics not normally covered in the curriculum. Topics covered must be directly related to the discipline under which credits are to be awarded.