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ART 131. Art Appreciation
The orientation of non art majors to the visual arts through the architecture, painting and sculpture of selected periods in the history of art. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.

ART 132. Ancient To Gothic Art
An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from prehistoric times through the Gothic period. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters.

ART 133. Renaissance To Modern Art
An introduction to the history of painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from the Gothic period to the twentieth-century. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters.

ART 134. Drawing I
Drawings from direct observation and imagination are produced in a variety of media and techniques. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters.

ART 135. Fundamental Design
This course explores the basic principles of two and three-dimensional design using a variety of media. Problems involving color theory, pattern and texture, space, and basic three-dimensional form are stressed as a key to the production of creative works. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters.

ART 230. Computer Imaging I
An introduction to various aspects of computer imaging utilizing Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop programs on the MacIntosh computer. The course focuses on the use of electronic media as a means to further basic creative drawing and design skills. Prerequisite: ART 134 and 135. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters of odd years.

ART 231. Drawing II
Expression, composition and ideas are developed through the fundamentals experienced in Drawing I. Special emphasis is given to landscape imagery and the human figure. Prerequisite: ART 134. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters.

ART 331. School Art
A study of the child and the elementary art curriculum with pertinent productive studio/laboratory activities. Note: Art 131 is strongly recommended as a prerequisite for those students who have had no art in high school. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semester.

ART 332. Lithography
The practice of lithography as a fine art medium. Students explore studio problems in various planographic techniques. Prerequisite: ART 134. Credit, 3 hours. As needed.

ART 333. Computer Imaging II
An advanced use of software programs to create images on the computer. The course focuses on furthering the creative skills learned in Computer Imaging I and helping students develop more individualized images using advanced aspects of electronic media. Prerequisite: ART 230. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters of odd years.

ART 334. Photography
An exploration of fundamental principles, techniques and applications of film based black and white photography as a fine art medium. Requires outside shooting and laboratory work Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters of even years.

ART 335. Painting I
This course emphasizes the basic concepts of painting. Paintings from direct observation involving composition, space, the illusion of volume, and the interaction of color are executed. Prerequisite: ART 134 and 135. Credit, 3 hours.  Offered Fall semesters of even years.

ART 336. Painting II
This course is designed to help the student deepen their understanding of the language of painting. The application of various painting methods will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to start working independently. Prerequisite: ART 335. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters of odd years.

ART 338. Intaglio and Relief Printmaking
A study of intaglio and relief processes as creative extensions of drawing. Students produce works using each technique. Prerequisite: ART 134. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters of even years.

ART 339. Art History: Selected Topics
An examination of selected topics from the History of Art. Individual artists, art movements, or media will be evaluated through an historical perspective. Credit, 3 hours. This course may be repeated as a different topic. As needed.

ART 430. Art Education In The Secondary School
A study of materials and methods of presentation involved in the secondary art curriculum for art education students.  Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semester of even years.

ART 431. American Art History
A study of art in America from the Colonial period to the present, with emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Fall semesters of odd years.

ART 434. Contemporary Art History
A study of the major developments, personalities and achievements in twentieth century art. Credit, 3 hours. Offered
Spring semesters of even years.

ART 435. Advanced Sculpture
Further use of the sculpture media with special emphasis on the development of a personal direction. Prerequisite: The student must have taken one previous sculpture course. Credit, 3 hours. . As needed.

ART 436. Sculpture I
An introduction to basic sculptural methods and concepts. Assignments in carving, casting, modeling, and assemblage are utilized to help students develop an understanding of sculptural form. Prerequisite: ART 134 and Art 135. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters of odd years.

ART 437. Sculpture II
This course is designed to help the student deepen their understanding of sculptural form. The application of various
sculptural materials will be emphasized. Students are encouraged to start working independently. Prerequisite: ART 436. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters of even years.

ART 438. Advanced Painting
Further use of the printmaking media with special emphasis on the development of a personal direction. Credit, 3 hours. As needed.

ART 439. Senior Seminar
Seminar participants will produce a body of independent work, an exhibition, and an oral defense of their work. Additional topics covered in the course include methods of visual documentation and presentation of works of art. Credit, 3 hours. Offered Spring semesters.

ART 490. Problems In Art
A directed study in any art studio or history subject can be investigated as a problem in art. The consent of the instructor, Department Head and Dean are required. A total of six hours in any semester cannot be exceeded. Credit, 3 hours. As needed.