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Art Courses

ART 127 (2-2-3)

Introduction to Watercolors

This foundational painting course includes segments of both lecture-demonstration and laboratory. Lectures include topics on the history of watercolors and its relationship to the history of art. Sessions facilitate the student’s exploration of fundamentals such as observation, composition, color theory, the basic techniques in watercolor, as well as working from still life, landscape, the figure, and music. The course demonstrates and incorporates design fundamentals, and personal expression is strongly encouraged.

 

ART 128 (2-2-3)

Introduction to Drawing

This course includes segments of lecture, demonstration, and laboratory. It includes lectures on the history of drawing and its relationship to the history of art. It facilitates student development of basic drawing techniques through the exploration of fundamentals such as observation, composition, color theory, perspective, as well as working from still life, landscape, the figure, and music. The course incorporates the demonstration of design fundamentals on a weekly basis. It strongly encourages personal expression.


ART 133 (3-0-3)

History of Art I

This course introduces the students to the history of art in the western tradition from prehistory to the end of the Middle Ages. It focuses on communication through the visual forms of painting, sculpture and architecture. Additionally, it provides students the opportunity to identify and analyze examples of media, forms, and content in relation to various cultures and periods.


ART 135 (3-0-3)

History of Art II

This course introduces the history of art in the western tradition from the Italian Renaissance to the 20th century. It demonstrates how painting, sculpture, and architecture communicate through visual form. It provides students the opportunity to identify and analyze examples of media, forms and content in relation to various cultures and periods.


ART 150 (3-0-3)

Introduction to Film and Culture

This course explores film as a critical social mirror within a selected cultural context. The course examines artistic elements such as narrative, cinematography, direction, acting, and mise-en-scene, and focuses on the socio-cultural and historical factors that shape cinema such as political and religious ideologies, class, ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality, and physical ability.