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Course Descriptions

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation

An introduction to creative art, relationship of line, mass, color, texture. survey of the history and philosophy of art and architecture in the Western World. Lec 3, Cr 3.

ARTS 1303 Art History Survey I

Art History Survey I is a survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and the minor arts from prehistoric times to the 14th century. Lec 3, Cr 3.

ARTS 1304 Art History Survey II

Art History Survey II is a survey of painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from the 14th century to the present. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303.

ARTS 1311 Two Dimensional Design

Principles of design and development of design structure on two dimensional surfaces. Lec 3, Lab 3, Cr 3.

ARTS 1312 Three Dimensional Design

This course investigates the art elements and principles of design applied three dimensional surfaces. Lec 3, Lab 3, Cr 3.

ARTS 1316 Drawing I

The investigation of drawing media and techniques, including descriptive and expressive possibilities. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3.

ARTS 1317 Drawing II

Drawing II is a continuation of Drawing I with an emphasis on forms of expression that represent the human figure. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1316.

ARTS 2233 Drawing III

A continuation of Drawing II, but with an even greater emphasis on the human figure. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1317.

ARTS 2313 Computer Imaging I

Computer Imaging I is an introductory studio art course that explores the potential of computer hardware and software as a medium for visual, conceptual and practical uses in the visual arts. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or ARTS 1311.

ARTS 2314 Computer Imaging II

This course is a continuation of Computer Imaging I, but with a greater emphasis on the creation of fine art digital manipulation and computer graphics. Lec 2, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313.

ARTS 3323 Advanced Drawing

Advanced Drawing is an upper division studio art class in which students will investigate advanced studio problems in drawing. This course may be taken four times for a total of 12 hours of credit. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3.Prerequisite: ARTS 1316 and ARTS 1317.

ARTS 3326 Advanced Sculpture

Advanced Sculpture is a continuation of Sculpture II but with an even greater emphasis on aiding the student in solving individual problems. This course may be taken 4 times for a total of12 hours of credit. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1312, ARTS 2326, and ARTS 2327.

ARTS 3338 Fundamentals of Creative and Critical Thinking in Art

The course offers discussion in synectics, philosophy, and analytical thinking. A topology of creative behavior development is presented along with spatial exercises. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

ARTS 3340 History of Women in Art

The course History of Women in Art is a thematic and chronological survey of women artists, using gender theories to analyze issues concerning visual representation. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 or ARTS 1301.

ARTS 3352 Contemporary Art History

Art history from 19th century in Europe and America to the present. Development and growth of today’s arts and aesthetics. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 3371 Advanced Ceramics

Advanced Ceramics investigates the advanced studio problems in the ceramics process. This course may be taken four times for a total of 12 hours credit. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 2346 and ARTS 2347.

ARTS 3381 Art Education: Theory and Background

Students will be introduced to key figures and theories within the field and their relationship to significant developments within the art world. This course will provide students with a theoretical base for art at all levels. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, ART S 1317, ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 3382 19th Century European Art

European painting, sculpture and architecture as social and political events ranging from the French Revolution to 1900. This art history course covers the development of the neoclassicism, romanticism, social realism, impressionism and post impressionism and their international impact. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 3383 Art Education: Issues & Practice

The current issues and practices related to the art classroom are covered. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303, ARTS 1304, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.

ARTS 3384 Art Education: Classroom Strategies

Students will learn various approaches for the art classroom with an overview of the various art concepts currently in practice, their ideologies, and important strengths and weaknesses. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 3381, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, ARTS 1317, ARTS 1303, and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 4301 Senior Experience in Art

Senior Experience is a capstone course for art majors. It is designed to make connections of the various elements of the arts degree program. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: Approval by instructor.

ARTS 2316 Painting I

Painting I is a studio course that explores ideas using painting media and techniques. Lec 2, 4 Lab Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1316.

ARTS 2317 Painting II

Painting II is a continuation of Painting I with an emphasis on special problems determined by the student in cooperation with the instructor. Lec 3, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 2316.

ARTS 2326 Sculpture I

This course investigates the use of materials such as clay, stone, wood and plaster to create three dimensional sculptures. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1312.

ARTS 2327 Sculpture II

Sculpture II is a continuation of Sculpture I, but with a greater emphasis on aiding the student in solving individual problems using sculpture media and techniques. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1312 and ARTS 2326.

ARTS 2333 Printmaking I

Printmaking I is a studio art class which explores visual expression and ideas using printmaking processes. Lec 3, Lab 4 Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1316.

ARTS 2334 Printmaking II

Printmaking II is a continuation of Printmaking I. Students will explore a variety of printmaking processes. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 2333.

ARTS 2346 Ceramics I

This course investigates the basic ceramic processes of hand building, throwing, glazing, and the fi ring of clay. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1312.

ARTS 2347 Ceramics II

Ceramics II is a continuation of Ceramics I with an emphasis on glaze formulation. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1312 and ARTS 2346.

ARTS 2356 Photography I

Study of fundamental lighting, posing, camera techniques, composition, processing and printing relating to all shooting with special emphasis on portraits and still life. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311.

ARTS 2357 Photography II

Photography II is a continuation of Photography I with an emphasis on extending the students’ knowledge of techniques and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process. Lec 2, Lab 4 Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1311 and ARTS 2356.

ARTS 3303 Italian Renaissance 1400-1650

This course will study the major artists of the Italian Renaissance and will focus on the development of NeoClassicism and NeoPlatonicism. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 3314 Individual Problems

Individual problems is a studio art class which allows the student to work on advanced individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision on a one-to-one basis. This course may be taken for a total of 12 hours of credit. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Chair.

ARTS 3321 Advanced Painting

Advanced Painting is a studio art class where students undertake advanced problems in painting. This course may be taken four times for a total of 12 hours of credit. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 2316 and ARTS 2317.

ARTS 4331 Advanced Computer Imaging

Advanced Computer Imaging is a studio arts course that explores advanced techniques in the uses of the computer as an artistic and graphic medium. This course may be taken four times for a total of 12 hours of credit. Lec 3, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 2313 and ARTS 2314.

ARTS 4334 Advanced Printmaking

This course consists of advanced studio problems in printmaking. This course may be taken four times for a total of 12 credit hours. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 2333 and ARTS 2334.

ARTS 4337 Internship in Art Studio

Internship in Art Studio provides opportunities for students in applied learning related to visual art through local business, government, industry, or institutional organizations. Students will work under faculty direction with periodic and final written reports and a supporting portfolio. May be taken four times for a total of 12 hours of credit. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: Approval by instructor.

ARTS 4353 American Art History

History of visual arts in the United States from the 17th century to the present, including the art of the Native Americans. Lec 2, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 4354 Latin American Art and Architecture

Major monuments of Latin-American art and architecture in the New World, 16th century to the present. Emphasizes post-Conquest mixtures of European and Indigenous styles during the colonial period and major developments in modern Latin American art since independence. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 4359 Advanced Photography

This course consists of advanced studio problems in photography. This course may be taken four times for a total of 12 credits. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 2356 and ARTS 2357.

ARTS 4387 Far East Art History

This course explores the art and architecture of India, Japan, and China from ancient times to the early 19th century. It explores the different cultures by analyzing the impact of Brahmanism, Confucianism and Taoism in buildings, paintings, sculptures and tapestries of the Far East. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304.

ARTS 4390 Topics in Arts History

This course is an in-depth study of specific arts historical topics that go beyond the current course offerings. The topics may vary. The course may be repeated when topic vary for the total of 6 credit hours. Lec 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: ARTS 1301 or ARTS 1304.

ARTS 4391 Studio Art General

Advanced problems in art of the students’ choice and/or internship with an art professional in the field of interest. This course may be taken four times for a total of 12 hours credit. Lec 2, Lab 4, Ind 3, Cr 3. Prerequisite: Upper division standing.

ARTS 4393 Senior Exhibit

This course requires an art exhibition and a written thesis from all last semester seniors. Students must complete before student teaching. Lec 2, Lab 4, Cr 4. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.


ARTS 6300 Graduate Studio Problems in Drawing

This course is the study of technical, formal and conceptual aspects of drawing on a graduate level. This course may be repeated for credit up to 12 hours when content varies. Prerequisites: Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree that included 6 hours of advanced undergraduate Drawing. Candidates must submit a portfolio of their artwork and be interviewed by the graduate art faculty or graduate advisor before registering for this course. Lec. 2, Lab 4, Cr. 3.

ARTS 6310 Graduate Studio Problems in Painting

This course is the study of technical, formal and conceptual aspects of painting on a graduate level. This course may be repeated for credit up to 12 hours when content varies. The content of this course is subject to instructor approval. Prerequisites: Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree that included 6 hours of advanced undergraduate drawing and painting. Candidates must submit a portfolio of their artwork and be interviewed by the graduate art faculty or graduate advisor before registering for this course. Lec. 2, Lab 4, Cr. 3.

ARTS 6311 Graduate Studio Problems in Ceramics

This course is the study of a variety of pottery and sculpture techniques, and of the development of individual expression through the use of volume, form, space and mass at the graduate level. This course may be repeated for credit up to 12 hours when the content varies. The content of this course is subject to instructor approval. Prerequisite: Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree that included 6 hours of advanced undergraduate ceramics. Candidates must submit a portfolio of their artwork and be interviewed by the graduate art faculty before registering for this course. Lec. 2, Lab 4, Cr. 3.

ARTS 6330 Advanced Studies in Art History and Criticism

This course is an analysis at the graduate level of selected areas of art history and criticism from established periods and styles of art. This course may be repeated for up to 12 hours when the subject content varies. Admission to this course is subject to instructor approval. Prerequisite: Students must hold a Bachelor’s degree that included 6 hours of advanced undergraduate art history. Candidates must sumbit a portfolio of their artwork and be interviewed by the graduate art faculty before registering for this course. Lec. 3, Cr. 3.

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