ARH 201 Introduction to Art History I: Outlines history of visual art, architecture, sculpture, and painting. Western art from ancient times through Middle Ages in fall.
ARH 202 Introduction to Art History II: Outlines the history of visual art, architecture, sculpture, and painting: Visual arts from Italian Renaissance to present.
ARH 204 Introduction to African Art: Surveys artistic production across Africa in archaeological, colonial, modern and contemporary periods. Considers sculpture, textiles, painting, photography, architecture, and multimedia works, such as masquerade, in their aesthetic, cultural, and historical contexts.
ARH 240 European Baroque: .
ARH 275 The Art of African Textiles, Dress and Fashion: Considers the techniques, styles, and uses of textiles and other elements of dress and fashion across the continent of Africa. Explores how dress can reveal information about culture, history, political changes, and religious worship. Concludes with the role of African textiles in contemporary art and haute couture fashion.
ARH 315G Art and Archaeology of Food and Dining: .
ARH 356 Impressionism: Explores the origins, rise, and impact of French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in the context of French 19th- and early 20th-century history, art theory, and culture. Prerequisite: ARH 202 or instructor consent.
ARH 450 Art History Capstone Seminar: Addresses the history and theories of art history, focusing on either ancient, early modern, modern, or non-Western art history. Required for ARH seniors; open to ARH juniors. Prerequisites: ARH 201 and ARH 202.
ART 110 Two-Dimensional (2D) Foundations: Introduces students to various methods and concepts in the visual arts practice. Projects incorporate drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media, and basic color theory. Required first course for studio art majors and minors. Appropriate for nonmajors who wish to explore various media and basic visual art concepts.
ART 120 Three-Dimensional (3D) Foundations: Introduces fundamentals of three-dimensional (3D) design with an emphasis on spatial awareness, problem solving, and the development of ideas related to traditional and non-traditional approaches to making art. Readings, discussions, and group critiques complement the studio work. Suitable for majors and nonmajors.
ART 221 Drawing and Composition: Develops basic drawing skills with an emphasis on principles of composition, proportions, linear perspective, and perception of form in space. Uses a variety of drawing materials, both traditional and contemporary. Experiential studio learning experiences with formal and informal critique sessions. Required for majors, but suitable for nonmajors.
ART 223 Graphic Design I: Presents basic concepts and techniques associated with computer-based design. Builds upon concepts covered in ART 222 Introduction to Design with similar emphasis placed on the process of creative problem solving, research, and idea generation. Students will develop technical skills in this primarily computer based course using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator commercial software applications.
ART 230 Introduction to Digital Media: Introduces students to digital workflow related to the studio art process. Students will work with Photoshop, and various web design, video editing, and blog applications to create studio projects addressing aesthetic, formal, and conceptual issues. Suitable for majors and nonmajors. Continuous access to a digital camera required.
ART 240 Studio Furniture Design I: Introduces the materials, processes, and evaluation of contemporary studio craft furniture deisgn and construction through intensive studio projects. Readings and discussions offer further consideration of historical, conceptual, and theoretical frameworks. Prerequisite: ART 120.
ART 241 Sculpture I: Explores the range of what sculpture might be and investigates creative approaches to perception, making, and critical analysis. Assignments expose students to both traditional and contemporary concepts, methods, and techniques particular to the medium of sculpture. Readings, discussions, and group critiques complement studio work. Prerequisite: ART 120 or consent.
ART 293 Photography I: Introduces techniques, processes, and creative possibilities of black and white photography, and traditional darkroom printing. Considers aesthetic and stylistic issues and emphasizes conceptual concerns particular to the medium's history. Suitable for majors and nonmajors. Continuous access to a manually adjustable 35mm camera required.
ART 310 Introduction to Video Art: Introduces the medium of digital video with primary focus on locating video art in contemporary fine arts contexts, as opposed to and/or in conversation with broadcast media. Discusses the medium's history alongside the larger categories of other time and lens-based media such as film and photography, and covers concepts and theories related to these media. Basic image capture and editing techniques taught using industry standard software. Suitable for majors and highly motivated nonmajors. Prerequisite: ART 230 or ART 293 or ART 300 or consent.
ART 440 Senior Studio: Concentrated, advanced study in art concepts and mediums. Students produce a unified body of work for display during the ART 450 Senior Seminar. Required course for studio art majors in fall of the senior year and for minors who wish to participate in the Senior Exhibition. Students must submit a portfolio for faculty review in the spring of the junior year to be admitted to this course in fall of the senior year.
LAT 201 Intermediate Latin: Reviews grammar and syntax while expanding reading comprehension and speed and facility in translation. Prerequisite: LAT 102 or two to three years of high school Latin (see instructor).