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Course ID:ARTS 2000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Art Appreciation
Course
Description:
Understanding painting, sculpture, architecture, and design to enhance aesthetic appreciation.
Athena Title:Art Appreciation
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTS 2000E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 2000E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Art Appreciation
Course
Description:
Understanding painting, sculpture, architecture, and design to enhance aesthetic appreciation.
Athena Title:ART APPRECIATION
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTS 2000
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 2001. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Looking at Art in Situ
Course
Description:
An intensive 7-10 days of visiting sites (museums, churches, palaces, gardens) associated with travel to a major city or important location. The instructor lectures and leads discussion on site. Students participate by writing, discussing, or presenting.
Athena Title:LOOKING AT ART
Nontraditional Format:Due to the structure of museum and site visits in different cities, the exact course hours may vary day to day, but the total contact hours will meet or exceed that required for a traditional three-credit course. In some cases, non-site meetings will be scheduled while traveling; in other cases, students will meet on campus. (Appropriate for study abroad.)
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARTS 2050E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cultural Diversity in American Art
Course
Description:
Past and present art created by African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
Athena Title:Cultural Divers American Art
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTS 2050
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 2050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Cultural Diversity in American Art
Course
Description:
Past and present art created by African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans.
Athena Title:CULT DIV AM ART
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTS 2050E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 2100. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Strategic Visual Thinking
Course
Description:
Data collection, interpretation, and presentation techniques using visual design tools to facilitate and influence decision- making in diverse aspects of daily life. Projects include the development and administration of surveys and the organization, analysis, and presentation of quantitative information. Emphasis is placed on the role of the visual arts in decision- making.
Athena Title:Strategic Visual Thinking
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTS 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 2100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Strategic Visual Thinking
Course
Description:
Data collection, interpretation, and presentation techniques using visual design tools to facilitate and influence decision- making in diverse aspects of daily life. Projects include the development and administration of surveys and the organization, analysis, and presentation of quantitative information. Emphasis is placed on the role of the visual arts in decision-making.
Athena Title:Strategic Visual Thinking
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in ARTS 2100
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 3000. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 1 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Materials and Techniques of Artworks
Course
Description:
Investigation of both historic and modern materials and methods used to produce works of art and archaeological-ethnographic objects. Aspects of deterioration, historic treatment, museum conservation practice, and methods of technical examination are highlighted.
Athena Title:Materials Techniques Artworks
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4000/6000. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Research Methods in the Visual Arts
Course
Description:
Modern research methods as they pertain to the visual arts. Emphasis will be placed on the contemporary application of visual arts research today. Suitable for studio, art history, or art education majors.
Athena Title:Art Research Methods
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4100/6100. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Art and Design in the City Intensive Field Study
Course
Description:
Field study course designed to provide first-hand exposure to contemporary art and design practices in a major metropolitan area. Students will visit studios, collectives, installations, galleries, and artist communities, as well as be introduced to the professional practices of these areas through meetings with curators, gallery directors, and critics.
Athena Title:Art and Design Field Study
Prerequisite:Three ARST courses or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4900/6900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Professional Practices: The Business Side of Art
Course
Description:
The business practices necessary for an exhibiting and practicing artist to survive in the contemporary art market. Assignments will focus on professional development. Each student will leave the class with a packet of material to approach galleries, museums, and other art centers for exhibitions.
Athena Title:PROF PRAC BUS OF
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4910. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Art, Criticism, and Culture
Course
Description:
Different approaches to critical art practice, inquiry, and analysis. Includes a variety of topics according to the specialized interests of the visiting artist and scholars who are faculty-in-residence.
Athena Title:Topics Art Criticism Culture
Pre or Corequisite:ARHI 2400
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4920/6920. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Contemporary Art
Course
Description:
Contemporary art from the point of view of studio artists.
Athena Title:Seminar in Contemporary Art
Prerequisite:ARHI 2400
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, and synthesize and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 6910. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Art, Criticism, and Culture
Course
Description:
Exposes studio students to different approaches to critical art practice, inquiry, and analysis. This course allows for a variety of topics according to the specialized interests of the visiting artist and scholars who are faculty in residence.
Athena Title:Topics Art Criticism Culture
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 6930. 3 hours.
Course Title:Feedback: Critical Evaluation Methods in Art
Course
Description:
Students explore peer review (critique) through interdisciplinary readings, discussion, and practice-based research. Each participant will present work for group feedback and gain practical skills in understanding, facilitating, and preparing for critical evaluation.
Athena Title:Critical Evaluation Method Art
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARTS 7900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Studio Art Teaching Methods
Course
Description:
Prepares graduate students to teach introductory studio art courses at the university level. The course format will include lectures, presentations, observations, and discussions. Students will develop a teaching portfolio that includes syllabi, teaching statement, teaching resources, and documentation of teaching practice.
Athena Title:TEACH STUDIO ART
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 7990. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 6 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Teaching Practicum
Course
Description:
Pedagogical readings related to art.
Athena Title:TEACHING PRACTICUM
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARTS 8100. 3 hours. 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Graduate Seminar in Art
Course
Description:
Consideration of current issues in art practice and theory.
Athena Title:GRAD SEM ART
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 8350. 3 hours.
Course Title:Aesthetics and Society
Course
Description:
Arthur Danto has categorized our era as the end of art. Is art still important? Why is it worth teaching? Students will examine these and other related issues. Readings will be drawn from John Dewey, Richard Rorty, Theodor Adorno, Arthur Danto, Philip Jackson, Elliott Eisner, and others.
Athena Title:AESTHETICS/SOCIETY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ARTS 8900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Graduate Exit Seminar
Course
Description:
Designed to complement Graduate Exit Studio, this course is devoted to the planning and execution of the M.F.A. exhibition and catalogue.
Athena Title:Graduate Exit Seminar
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARTS 9000. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARTS 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARTS 9010. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Art History
Course
Description:
Directed study for Ph.D. students with a concentration in art history who have completed all required courses and are preparing for written and oral preliminary examinations.
Athena Title:DIR STUDY ART HIST
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:ARTS 9300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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