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Art

ARTS 1310. Basic Drawing

A beginning course in drawing from life with attention to the formal elements (Elements of Art and Principles of Design). Emphasis is placed on drawing realistically using line and/or value. Topics include the use of line, value, the creation of volume, expressive mark-making, composition, and perspective. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (3 credit hours/special course fee)

ARTS 1320. Art in the Community

This course is designed to explore all aspects of creating community artwork. A team-based approach will be taken to plan, implement and document each project. Students will be involved in research, design, proposal, budget, forecast, art-making processes, execution, and record keeping, both written and visual. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (3 credit hours/special course fee) (On demand)

ARTS 1330. Introduction to Digital Photography

This course is an introduction to the basic skills of using a digital camera and its techniques and procedures. The course also addresses composition and lighting and gives each student hands-on, practical experience. Students learn about a variety of types of photography, including landscape, portrait, and photojournalism. Each student is expected to provide his or her own camera. (3 credit hours)

ARTS 1350. Two-Dimensional Design

Introduction to concepts, formal elements and principles of two-dimensional design in visual art with attention to color theory. Recommended for non-art majors who want to take some studio art electives. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (3 credit hours/special course fee)

ARTS 2300. Introduction to Visual Art

ACTS # ARTA 1003

This course is an introductory survey of the visual arts. Topics include exploration of purposes and processes in the visual arts including evaluation of selected works, the role of art in various cultures and the history of art. Prerequisite: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ARTS 2310. Figure Drawing

Introduction to figure drawing from life with emphasis on anatomy, composition, and orientation to media. The undraped human figure is the primary subject. Prerequisite: ARTS 1310 with a grade of “C” or better. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (3 credit hours/special course fee) (S)

ARTS 2320. Computer Applications in Art

Problems in design utilizing computer technologies for the visual artist with an emphasis on proficiency in computer applications, design, and computer-aided imagery. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (3 credit hours/special course fee) (F)

ARTS 2330. Art History: Prehistoric to Renaissance

ACTS # ARTA 2003

This course offers an examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and media from prehistoric to Renaissance periods. Prerequisite: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ARTS 2331. Art History: Renaissance to the Present

ACTS # ARTA 2103

This course offers an examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, and media from the Renaissance to the present time. Prerequisite: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

ARTS 2351. Three-Dimensional Design

This course teaches concepts of three-dimensional design. Emphasis is on both form and content. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. (3 credit hours/special course fee) (S)

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Film

FILM 2300. Introduction to Film

This course is designed to enhance the understanding and appreciation of cinema as one of the major art forms of the 20th and 21st centuries. Students study various film techniques and terminology, as well as a variety of films. Students learn to observe films more closely and critically and become active participants in the film experience. Prerequisites: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

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Humanities

HUMN 2330. Introduction to Gender Studies

This course is an examination of gender and gender issues through interdisciplinary analysis of the arts, philosophy, history, and literature. (3 credit hours)

HUMN 2340. Introduction to African-American Studies

This course is an interdisciplinary survey of African-American culture from its beginnings in Africa continuing through contemporary issues in the African-American experience with special focus on leaders and writings of significance. (3 credit hours)

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Music

MUSC 1310. Fundamentals of Music

Students learn about the fundamental rhythmic, melodic and harmonic practices in Western music and the notational terms and symbols commonly used to communicate these aspects of a musical language in this course. In addition to the study of written materials, the course also includes the development of complementary aural skill and the establishment of basic keyboard knowledge. Prerequisites: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours) (S)

MUSC 2300. Introduction to Music

ACTS # MUSC 1003

This course is an introductory survey of music including the study of elements and forms of music, selected musical works, music terminology, important musical genres, periods and composers, and an introduction to major musical instruments. Prerequisites: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

PMUS 1110. Applied Guitar I

Students receive private instruction in the techniques of guitar playing and the concepts of music that pertain to music performance. The core content consists of exercises, studies, and literature. One-hour daily practice is recommended. (1 credit hour/special course fee)

PMUS 1111. Applied Guitar II

Students receive private instruction in the techniques of guitar playing and the concepts of music that pertain to music performance. The core content consists of exercises, studies, and literature. One-hour daily practice is recommended. Prerequisite: PMUS 1110 with a grade of “C” or better. (1 credit hour/special course fee)

PMUS 1210. Choir I

For students interested in participating in a concert choir, this course offers the opportunity to study and perform choral literature. Music is from a variety of time and style periods. (2 credit hours/special course fee)

PMUS 1211. Choir II

This course is a continuation of PMUS 1210 and intended for students interested in participating in a concert choir. This course offers the opportunity to study and perform choral literature. Music is from a variety of time and style periods. Prerequisite: PMUS 1210 with a grade of “C” or better. (2 credit hours/special course fee)

PMUS 1230. Guitar I

This course is designed to teach the rudiments of guitar pedagogy. Topics include sight reading, chording, scales, and technique. Each student is expected to provide his or her own six-string (nylon) guitar. (2 credit hours/special course fee)

PMUS 2110. Applied Guitar III

Students receive private instruction in the techniques of guitar playing, and the concepts of music that pertain to music performance. The core content consists of exercises, studies, and literature. One-hour daily practice recommended. Prerequisite: PMUS 1111 with a grade of “C” or better. (1 credit hour/special course fee)

PMUS 2111. Applied Guitar IV

Students receive private instruction in the techniques of guitar playing, and the concepts of music that pertain to music performance. The core content consists of exercises, studies, and literature. One-hour daily practice recommended. Prerequisite: PMUS 2110 with a grade of “C” or better. (1 credit hour/special course fee)

PMUS 2210. Choir III

This course is a continuation of PMUS 1211 and intended for students interested in participating in a concert choir. This course offers the opportunity to study and perform choral literature. Music is from a variety of time and style periods. Prerequisite: PMUS 1211 with a grade of “C” or better. (2 credit hours/special course fee)

PMUS 2211. Choir IV

This course is a continuation of PMUS 2210 and intended for students interested in participating in a concert choir. This course offers the opportunity to study and perform choral literature. Music is from a variety of time and style periods. Prerequisite: PMUS 2210 with a grade of “C” or better. (2 credit hours/special course fee)

PMUS 2230. Guitar II

This course is a continuation of Guitar I and designed to teach the rudiments of guitar pedagogy. Topics include sight reading, chording, scales, and technique. Each student is expected to provide his or her own six-string (nylon) guitar. Prerequisite: PMUS 1230 with a grade of “C” or better. (2 credit hours/special course fee)

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Philosophy

PHIL 1310. Introduction to Philosophy

ACTS # PHIL 1103

This course is an examination of basic philosophical topics including the nature of reality and knowledge, human values and critical thinking. Both historical and contemporary readings are included in the course content. Prerequisites: Prerequisites: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

PHIL 1330. Introduction to Critical Thinking

ACTS # PHIL 1003

This course offers a comprehensive study of applied reasoning, including the analysis of arguments, informal and formal fallacies, syllogisms, definitions, and scientific reasoning. Prerequisites: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

PHIL 2330. Ethics and Society

This course is a survey of the fundamental issues in the history of philosophical ethics with an emphasis on the relevance of these issues to contemporary moral topics. The course includes discussions of the correct standards of right and wrong, abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, and animal rights. Prerequisites: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score
of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

PHIL 2350. Introduction to Logic

This course presents an introduction to traditional and modern deductive and inductive logic. Topics include the structural use of language, immediate inferences, formal fallacies, syllogisms, quantification, and proofs of validity. Prerequisite: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

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Religion

RELG 2305. World Religions

This course introduces students to the study of great religions of the world—Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Christianity and others—by examining their history, beliefs, moral teachings, rituals, and practices. It examines the global patterns of contemporary world religions as symbol systems and expressions of discrete, coherent worldviews. The course combines lecture and discussion. (3 credit hours)

RELG 2310. Exploring Religion

This course will introduce students to the academic study of religion. Students will survey the essential themes, theories, and methodological skills that are necessary for the historical and cross-cultural analysis of religious phenomena. (3 credit hours) (S)

RELG 2315. Religion in the United States

This course will survey the major religious traditions and denominations in the United States. It will also introduce students to the major themes and figures of American religious history and examine religion’s interaction with and contributions to America’s social, political, economic, and legal institutions. (3 credit hours) (F)

RELG 2320. Old Testament Survey

This course critically studies the major teachings of the collection of books that make up the Jewish Bible/Old Testament. It includes the history, literature, and teachings of the books and selected readings from representative portions of the books of history, the prophets, and other writings. The course combines lecture and discussion. (3 credit hours) (F)

RELG 2330. New Testament Survey

This course critically studies the major teachings of the books that make up the Christian New Testament. It includes the history, literature, and teachings of the books, an emphasis on the life and teachings of the historical Jesus, and how the development and spread of Christianity were reported in Acts and the letters of Paul. The course combines lecture and discussion. (3 credit hours) (S)

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Theater

THEA 1110, 1111, 2110, 2111. Theater Practicum

These lab hours offer practical application of performance and technical theater principles through participation in productions. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. 1 lab hour. (1 credit hour)

THEA 1320. Acting I

This course introduces the basics of acting: body, voice, and characterization. Students work to increase breath support, to learn basic movement, and to increase physical and vocal flexibility. Character work and script analysis explore the ideas of the expressions of truth and meaning in the imaginary situations of theater. (3 credit hours)

THEA 2300. Introduction to Theater

ACTS # DRAM 1003

This course is an introductory survey of theater arts including history, dramatic works, stage techniques and production procedures as they relate to the fine arts, society, and the individual. Prerequisite: A score of 19 or above on the Reading section of the ACT, or a score of 78 or above on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Placement test, or a score of 83 or above on the COMPASS Reading Placement, or completion of READ 0300 (Foundations of Literacy) with a grade of “C” or better. (3 credit hours)

THEA 2310. The Theater Experience

This course intensively covers all aspects of theater performance and production. Students work together to produce, design, and perform a theatrical production. Students become members of a theater company which fills each position whether it is onstage or off. Each student fills two job assignments from two different performance/production areas ranging from acting to sets, costumes, and lighting to sound to marketing and publicity. Students engage in script analysis, theater history discussions, design theory discussions, acting, stage management, technical theory, and application, and ultimately in giving and running a live performance. Prerequisite: THEA 2300 or instructor permission. (3 credit hours)

THEA 2320. Stagecraft/Lighting Technology

This course introduces the fundamentals of stagecraft and lighting technology. Students will cover the basic elements and procedures of the theatrical setting with practice in construction, painting, dressing of scenery, lighting, and the use of equipment and methods in those areas. (3 credit hours/special course fee)

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