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art100 Introduction to Art
This general introduction to art includes lectures, discussions and studio art projects. By doing projects, writing about art, viewing videos, taking field trips and participating in discussions, the student learns about the world of visual arts. (Satisfies the liberal arts core requirement in fine arts for non-Art majors.) (3 s.h.)

art101 Drawing 1
This studio course offers direct experience in a variety of drawing approaches including contour, value, volume and wash drawings. Project assignments are designed to sharpen perception, stimulate the imagination and increase the student’s ability to see and interpret the world. (3 s.h.) 

art110 Introduction to Computer Imaging
A fundamental level course designed to introduce the computer as an art medium. Instruction includes conceptual, technical and historical aspects of digital art in order to provide an understanding of the medium. Basic working skills with Macintosh computers are helpful but not required. (3 s.h.)

art120 Introduction to Design
Students study art theory and solve visual problems using the elements of design and principles of art. (3 s.h.)

art121 Design II
A continuation of theory and practice in the elements of design and the principles of art. Emphasis is on color theory and three-dimensional design. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 120 or ART 122. (3 s.h.)

art122 eDesign
This course covers theory and practice in the elements and principles of design. This course will focus on using computer software as a tool for solving problems. (3 s.h.)

art150 Introduction to Sculpture
This course is an introduction into the sculptural process. Classes are highly structured with a definite sequence of problems and exercises. Each assignment is designed to introduce basic sculptural ideas and principles with specific media and skills. The basic principles of modeling, casting, carving and assembling will be covered in this course. Prerequisite: ART 101, ART 120, ART 122 or consent of the instructor. (3 s.h.)

art180 Photography 1
This course is designed to introduce the technical, conceptual and historical aspects of photography. Students will be introduced to the technical processes of black and white photography which include learning to use a 35mm camera as well as processing and mounting final prints. (3 s.h.)

art201 Drawing 2
Covers theory and practice in the elements of drawing with emphasis upon the human figure. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 101. (3 s.h.)

art204 Painting 1
is a fundamental level course designed to introduce various aspects of painting: materials, techniques, form and content. The primary learning activity in painting is direct experience. Project assignments are designed to sharpen perception, stimulate imagination, and increase the student's ability to see and interpret their world. Students will begin to develop a philosophical awareness that leads to their own personal artistic style. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 101, 120, 122, or consent of the instructor. (3 s.h.)

art209 Art History: Prehistory – 14th Century
This course surveys Western art history and some areas of non-Western art history from Prehistoric times into the fourteenth century. The class lectures, discussions and textbook readings are to be taken as complementary to one another. The lectures and discussions, on occasion, will deal with works not covered in the textbook and may take a different point of view. As a whole, the lectures, discussions, and readings should reveal that the visual arts serve many purposes and can be approached in a number of ways ranging from the reflection of historical events to complex visual and symbolic meanings. (3 s.h.)

art210 Art History: 14th Century – Present
This course surveys Western art history and some areas of non-Western art history from the fourteenth century to the present. The class lectures, discussions and textbook readings are to be taken as complementary to one another. The lectures and discussions, on occasion, will deal with works not covered in the textbook and may take a different point of view. As a whole, the lectures, discussions, and readings should reveal that the visual arts serve many purposes and can be approached in a number of ways ranging from the reflection of historical events to complex visual and symbolic meanings. (3 s.h.)

art220 Graphic Design: Typography
Introduction to the study of type and letterforms as a vital aspect of graphic design, focusing on printed and digital media. Prerequisites: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 120 or ART 122. (3 s.h.)

art221 Graphic Design: Layout
Theory and practice of design as it applies to various commercially printed media. Emphasis will be given to study and design of word/image relationships. Computer graphics will be explored further. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 120 or ART 122. (3 s.h.)

art241 Painting 2
The primary learning activity in Painting II is direct experience. Students will study color theory and its application by contemporary and traditional masters. Project assignments are designed to sharpen perception, stimulate the imagination, and increase the student’s ability to see and interpret their world. Students will continue developing a philosophical awareness that leads to their own personal artistic style. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 204. (3 s.h.)
art250 Sculpture 2
Continued study in sculpture. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 150. (3 s.h.)

art271 Photomanipulation
An introduction to computer manipulation of photographic images. Includes a brief introduction to digital photography. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 120 or ART 122. (3 s.h.)

art280 Photography 2
This course is an intermediate level course designed to further acquaint the student with alternative photographic processes and techniques. It also addresses issues associated with project development. Admission to this course is restricted to students who successfully complete ART/MED 180, a similar college course, or by permission of the instructor based on experience and portfolio review. High school photography classes do not qualify as an equivalent course. (3 s.h.)

art290 Art Education: Primary
A study of the theories and techniques of teaching art in the elementary grades. Fulfills state requirements for elementary teachers. Includes the presentation and application of basic art concepts. Presents philosophy, methods and principles of art education, along with hands-on art experientials. (3 s.h.)

art300 Communication Arts Colloquium
The course consists of weekly colloquia. Presentations are made principally by students showing their research or creative projects. Faculty and guests may also make presentations. This course is required once for junior or senior Art majors and minors, each of whom must give a presentation. Specific requirements for each major program are supervised by the individual sector advisors. Juniors and seniors outside the area may register and make presentations with prior approval by an Art faculty sponsor. All faculty and students are invited to attend. Offered on a pass/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification. (1 s.h.)

art301 Drawing 3
Drawing from nature and the human figure. A continuation of Drawing II. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 201. (3 s.h.)

art302 Drawing 4
Course offers advanced study from nature and the model. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 301. (3 s.h.)

art310 Art History: Twentieth Century
This course surveys twentieth century art history by examining modern art and architecture: its sources, its origins, its many manifestations, its alternatives and finally, reaction against it. As complex and contradictory as twentieth century art may seem, it will become apparent that it is still soundly based on the art of the past. As a whole, lectures, discussions, readings and possible visits to galleries should reveal that the visual arts serve many purposes and can be approached in a number of ways ranging from the reflection of historical events to complex visual and symbolic meanings. (3 s.h.)

art329 Web Design
An introduction to the tools and techniques associated with building web pages and sites using professionallevel software. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 120 or ART 122.

art330 Art Education: Secondary
A study of the theories and techniques of teaching art in middle and high school grades. Includes the presentation and application of basic art principles: color, composition, balance, design and perspective. Presents philosophy, methods and principles of art education. Prerequisite: ART 290. (3 s.h.)

art340 Painting 3
Further study in painting for the advanced student. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 241. (3 s.h.) ART 341 Painting IV Advanced creative study in painting, working with the instructor in a one-to-one relationship. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 340. (3 s.h.)

art345 Drawing and Painting the Human Figure 1
Direct experience drawing and painting the human figure to further develop student's perceptual, technical and problem-solving skills. Discussions and critiques will focus on the role of the human figure in artwork. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 101, 204. (3 s.h.)
art346 Drawing and Painting the Human Figure 2
Continuation of ART 345. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 345. (3 s.h.)

art372 Web Animation
An introduction to production methods for animation and time-based digital imagery. Students will create projects primarily using Macromedia Flash. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 120 or ART 122. ART 329 is suggested, but not required. (3 s.h.)

art380 Photography 3
Further study in photography for the advanced student. Prerequisite: ART 280. (3 s.h.)

art381 Photography 4
Advanced creative study in photography, working with the instructor in a one-to-one relationship. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 380. (3 s.h.)

art395 Internship in Art
Individually designed work adapted to student interest and skills. Approximately 40 clock hours are required per credit, as certified by work and faculty supervisors. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and consent of the instructor. (1-4 s.h.)

art425 Graphic Design: Advanced Study
Advanced study and design of printed media. Emphasis will be given to individual study in actual production situations. Prerequisites: a grade of “C” or higher in ART 323 and consent of the instructor. (3 s.h.)

art460 Senior Thesis
This course is designed to provide a “capstone” experience for students majoring in art. This course will allow each student to develop his/her own conceptual basis and creative independence, as well as provide a studio setting for polishing a final portfolio for the thesis exhibition, artist’s statement, and colloquium presentation. It will also involve the student in a critical examination of contemporary problems, trends in the field of art, and the role of Christianity in today’s art world. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (3 s.h.)

art491, 492 Independent Study
Guided independent study and research for honors level students in art. Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA and permission of the art department. (2-6 s.h.)