Art (ART)

ART 101      FUNDAMENTALS OF ART      Credits: 2

Fundamentals of Art is a hands-on course for students with little or no experience in art. Students will be introduced to experiences in drawing, painting, design, ceramics and sculpture during the course.

ART 121      ART APPRECIATION      Credits: 3

Students will view and interpret works by historical and contemporary artists, recognizing how art is used to transform thought into objects with physical properties. Students will define art as a historical and cultural artifact, an expression of thoughts and feelings, and as a method of communicating meaning in a concentrated and distilled form.

ART 121H      ART APPRECIATION - HONORS      Credits: 3

Honors students will view and interpret works by historical and contemporary artists, recognizing how art is used to transform thought into objects with physical properties. Students will directly encounter art and view it as a method to communicate genuine meaning and feeling. Students will investigate a specific movement or time in art history.
Prerequisites: Non-Honors students - Approval of course instructor(s) and Honors Program director.

ART 141      DIGITAL IMAGING      Credits: 2

Digital Imaging is a course for those students who are interested in digital communication through images and publications. Students will learn how to take high quality pictures with a digital camera, use Photoshop to color-correct and retouch photos for publication and manipulate them for artistic use. Fair image use, printing, and output issues will be examined and practiced.

ART 202      TWO DIMENSIONAL DESIGN      Credits: 2

Two Dimensional Design is a course for students who are interested in utilizing the elements and principles of design in the creation of projects and the exploration of two-dimensional media. An analysis of the interaction of visual subject matter, form and content will take place through verbal and written critiques.

ART 251      WEEKEND SEMINAR      Credits: 3

A reading and discussion course on subjects of general interest to students in a variety of disciplines. Topics and meeting dates are determined in advance and described in the online Course Schedule for each term. May be repeated with unique topics. Upper division credit will require greater participation.

ART 301      COMPUTER GRAPHIC DESIGN      Credits: 2

The student will gain practical experience in the use of graphic design for developing company image and identity. Students will be introduced to computer graphics and business applications for the graphic designer utilizing state of the art software (Adobe Creative Suite) as they develop their artistic and technical skills.
Prerequisites: ART 141 with a C or higher.

ART 302      THREE DIMENSIONAL DESIGN      Credits: 2

Three Dimensional Design is a course that explores the third dimension of space in art. Through solving design problems, students will become familiar with sculptural processes and materials such as wood, clay, and foam.
Prerequisites: ART 202 with a C or higher.

ART 311      ART HISTORY I      Credits: 2

Art History I studies the history and culture of world civilizations from Pre-History to the Late Medieval era in Italy. Through readings, discussions, lectures, and video, students will explore the development of western artistic traditions through an analysis of style and cultural contexts.

ART 313      ART HISTORY II      Credits: 2

Art History II studies the history and culture of world civilizations from the Late Medieval era in Italy to Contemporary art movements today. Through readings, discussions, lectures, and video, students will explore the development of western artistic traditions through an analysis of style and cultural contexts.

ART 314      NON-WESTERN ART TRADITIONS      Credits: 2

This course examines artistic, cultural and historical perspectives of non-Western art and its traditions. Artifacts representing various heritages such as Native American, ancient Aztec, African, and particularly Asian cultures will be studied. Contrasts in style and philosophy of non-Western and Western traditions will broaden students' appreciation of the world's diversity.

ART 322      ART IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY      Credits: 2

This course is designed for students who are curious and/or suspicious of art that has been created within the last 30 years. Students will learn about an exciting variety of artistic approaches today according to themes such as art and the body, art and spirituality, identity, science, or language. Students will discuss art that may challenge their typical understanding of visual communication and will debate the relevance of art in society and in relationship to the Christian community. No prior artistic training is required.

ART 341      ART IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH      Credits: 2

A hands-on study of traditional and new church symbols from early Christianity to the present. Students explore various artistic ideas for worship today. The course applies to teachers, directors of education, pastors, and lay people.

ART 368      SECONDARY ART EDUCATION      Credits: 2

Students will develop artistic experience using two- and three-dimensional art media appropriate for Middle and High School art instruction. Students will expand their appreciation for well-known works of art as well as personal improvement of artistic expression, its practice, purposes and applications for classroom curricula. This course will address the challenge of learning the how-to's of art while preparing to teach the same to adolescents.