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Course Information and Descriptions
ART 121
Introduction to Art (3-0)
3 Hours
This course will introduce students to an appreciation of the visual
arts through an intercultural, social/historical approach. The course
will also emphasize the nature of the creative process, integrating a
study of the conceptual principles, with methods and materials which
influence artistic critical thinking, problem solving, exploration, and
discovery.
Note: A museum visit will be required during the semester at student
expense. See course syllabus for approximate cost.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness
IAI: F2 900
ART 122
Two Dimensional Design (0-6)
3 Hours
This course is a basic studio experience for those interested in fine
arts, commercial arts or art education. Students will carry out a series
of problems relating to the elements and principles of twodimensional design. The course will develop the students’
organizational abilities and technical skills, with the focus on verbal,
written and visual definitions of terms and concepts of twodimensional design used by artists and designers.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100
ART 123
Color and Design Techniques (0-6)
3 Hours
This studio course is a continuation of ART 122 that focuses on two
dimensional design concepts, principles, and techniques. Use of
color techniques and development will be focused on through a
variety of mediums.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100
ART 124
Drawing I (0-6)
3 Hours
This course provides students with an introduction to drawing
concepts and processes through freehand application. Throughout the
course, in-class and out-of-class assignments will stress linear and
tonal approaches to describe objects drawn from direct observation.
The outline of class work is progressive and includes contour line
drawing assignments, visual measuring and sighting, shape quality,
composition, linear perspective, value drawing, master studies, and
self-portraiture. Mediums employed will be graphite pencil, charcoal,
and conte crayon.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100
214
ART 125
Art for Elementary Teachers I (0-4)
2 Hours
A basic studio experience open to all students but designed for those
majoring in general elementary education and those who are already
teaching or working in some capacity with children at the elementary
level. The student will be given practical experience in carrying out a
series of techniques, teaching methods, and projects relating to the
elements and principles of teaching art. (This course is primarily
designed as a methods course for those people who would wish to
add art to the elementary curriculum.)
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100
Course fee
ART 126
Art for Elementary Teachers II (0-4)
2 Hours
Designed as a continuation of ART 125 to provide additional studio
experiences in greater depth for students who want additional
experience in the methods and techniques of art and teaching art to
children.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: ART 125
Course fee
ART 127
Drawing II (0-6)
3 Hours
This is a second level drawing course in which freehand linear, tonal,
and color approaches will be used to describe the relationships of
objects and spaces drawn from direct observation. All work will
build off of basic drawing principles. Composition, application of
media, concept development, and finished quality of each work will
be stressed. Mediums employed will be graphite pencil, charcoal,
conte crayon, and chalk pastel.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: ART 124
ART 128
Watercolor I (0-4)
2 Hours
This course explores the methods and techniques of water-soluble
painting media with an emphasis on developing knowledge of
compositional elements in watercolor.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100
ART 129
Photography I (2-2)
3 Hours
This course introduces students to the principles of the photographic
process from picture taking to printing. Emphasis is placed on
historical photographs to illustrate these principles. The course
includes the use of cameras, darkroom equipment, film processing,
printing, and elements of photographic composition. It is designed
for students with little or no background in photography.
Note: Additional materials beyond those covered by course or lab
fees will be required. See course syllabus for a list of materials and
approximate costs.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100
Course fee