Art Course Descriptions & Outlines

Art 1101 | Art Appreciation | Credits: 3

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An art appreciation course that introduces the language functions, forms and processes and purposes of visual art and explores the effect of visual art on our lives.

Art 1111 | Art History I | Credits: 3

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A survey of the development of visual art from Pre-historic times through the early Renaissance. Works are studied in their historical, cultural and stylistic contexts.

Art 1115 | American Indian Art | Credits: 3

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Course will survey traditional and contemporary American Indian art from regions of North America in order to give students an understanding of the dynamics, history and spiritual significance as it relates to tribal art.

Art 1201 | Introduction to Art and Design | Credits: 3

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An introductory studio course in which the elements and principles of visual art are explored using a variety of media and studio processes.

Art 1202 | Drawing | Credits: 3

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An introduction to drawing, its history, functions and purposes. Development of perceptual and technical drawing skills and an exploration of a variety of drawing approaches, processes and materials.

Art 1203 | Painting | Credits: 3

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An introduction to painting with opaque media, its history, functions and purposes. Exploration of the conceptual, technical and aesthetic aspects of painting.

Art 1204 | Watercolor | Credits: 3

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An introduction to the history, materials and processes of transparent watercolor and other aqueous media. This studio course explores the technical, conceptual and aesthetic aspects of painting with transparent media.

Art 1205 | Ceramics | Credits: 3

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An introduction to the historical, technical and aesthetic concepts of forming functional and expressive objects in clay using hand and wheel processes.