Sep 16, 2019  
2012-2013 General Catalog 
    
2012-2013 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

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Art

  
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    ART 3310 - Intaglio/Lithography

    3 credits

    Fundamental concepts of printmaking emphasizing the creative processes of intaglio and lithography. May be repeated twice for credit. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  and ART 1120 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3320 - Silkscreen/Relief

    3 credits

    Creative processes of producing multiple fine art prints with silkscreen and relief (block printing). May be repeated twice for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  and ART 1120 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3420 - Watercolor

    3 credits

    Creative approaches with watercolor medium. Emphasis on pictorial structuring of ideas and development of paint quality. May be repeated twice for credit. (Every 3rd semester)

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  and ART 1120 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3450 - Portrait & Figure Painting

    3 credits

    Designed to further the study of anatomy in a variety of media. Emphasis will be on the interpretation of the head and figure in paint. Paintings will be accomplished using live models. May be repeated once. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3110  and ART 2410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3510 - Figurative Illustration

    3 credits

    A study of the use of the human figure in Illustration. Students will study the contextual and aesthetic use of the figure through exercises in composition and character development. May be repeated once. (Fall even years)

    Prerequisite: ART 2110  and ART 2410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3520 - Narrative Illustration

    3 credits

    A study of the techniques and approaches in visual problem solving relative to the visual interpretation of a narrative text. May be repeated once for credit. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: ART 2110  and ART 2410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3530 - Digital Illustration

    3 credits

    Advanced course in the study and uses of the computer as a visual arts medium. Training will be given in the use of various software directed toward the production of art and illustration. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: ART 2210 , ART 2110 , & ART 2410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3610 - Ceramics II

    3 credits

    This class is a continuation of ART 1610 - Ceramics I . Emphasis is on advanced throwing and clay handling skills, covering all aspects of construction processes, kiln firing, glaze formulation and post-firing techniques. May be repeated four times. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 1610  and instructor’s permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3710 - Ceramic Sculpture

    3 credits

    A studio course in which the basic principles of additive and subtractive processes as they relate to the realization of sculptural ideas will be introduced via the medium of clay. A variety of tools and techniques for firing, surface embellishment and finishing are explored. (Fall as needed)

    Prerequisite: ART 1130  and ART 1610 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3720 - Multi-Media Sculpture

    3 credits

    A course in which the basic principles of additive and subtractive processes as they relate to the realization of sculptural ideas in specific media will be explored in a series of studio projects. The course presents a variety of traditional and contemporary approaches to sculptural solutions using clay, plaster, wood, wire, and found objects. (Spring as needed)

    Prerequisite: ART 1130  and ART 2110 .
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3800 - Advanced Photography

    3 credits

    This course addresses technical and conceptual issues associated with working with digital SLR cameras, imaging software, and inkjet printers. A RAW-capable digital SLR camera is required.

    Prerequisite: ART 2210  and ART 2500 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3810 - Large Format Photography

    3 credits

    A studio class focusing on the use of film in an age primarily grounded in digital technology. Students will come to understand the history and modern-day significance of shooting film while learning the operations of large format cameras. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 2500 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3820 - The Contemporary Landscape

    3 credits

    This studio course focuses on the various philosophical, aesthetic, and technical approaches to photographing the landscape in a contemporary context. Through lectures, field trips, assigned readings, in class discussion, and critiques, students will develop a visual vocabulary and historical understanding in regards to photographing the land that surrounds them. (Fall even years)

    Prerequisite: ART 3800  & ART 3810 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3830 - Studio Lighting for Photography

    3 credits

    This studio course focuses on constructing and controlling lighting conditions for the camera in a studio setting. Students will master various forms of lighting equipment while creating a wide range of images functioning in both the realm of fine art and commercial photography. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: ART 3800 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3840 - The Photographic Portrait

    3 credits

    This studio course focuses on the analysis and creation of portraits using the photographic medium. Through various exercises and projects students will gain an understanding of portraiture throughout the history of photography, while focusing on developing a personal style and creating depth through conceptual work. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: ART 3800 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 3900 - Art for Elementary Teachers

    1.5 credits

    Methods and techniques in understanding the development of creative expression and perceptual awareness. Professional education course for elementary education majors. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: MUSC 3900 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4110 - Drawing III

    3 credits

    Advanced drawing class focusing on color media, oil pastel, colored ink and pencil. May be repeated once for credit. (Every 3rd semester)

    Prerequisite: ART 2110 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4200 - Design Thinking

    3 credits

    A course for students seeking to deepen their understanding of the principles and practices of design, and how they can enhance the quality and presentation of their ideas.  Taking a collaborative cross disciplinary approach, this class encourages students to bring projects from their field of study and apply a designer mindset to defining and solving their problem.  (Fall)

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  or Instructor Permission
    General Education Course: No.
  
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    ART 4210 - Branding

    3 credits

    This course will concentrate on designing logos from corporate to individual and overseeing their consistent application from basic stationery to complex packaging and signage systems. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3210  and ART 3230 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4220 - Three Dimensional Graphic Design

    3 credits

    Three Dimensional Graphic Design explores several specialized areas of graphic design practice: packaging, environmental and wayfinding systems, and exhibition/tradeshow design. (At least every 18 months)

    Prerequisite: ART 3230 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4230 - Graphic Design II

    3 credits

    This course builds on the principles and concepts presented in ART 3230 Graphic Design I. In addition to advanced problems in graphic design, emphasis is placed on understanding final printing and production techniques as they relate to the contemporary print-based projects. May be repeated once for credit. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3230 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4240 - Junior/Senior Design Studio

    3 credits

    This course will operate as a supervised in-house design studio for students to gain practical experience. Professional practices are stressed; students assume responsibility for scheduling, budgeting, sourcing, client communications, and product supervision. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: ART 3240 , ART 3260 , ART 4230 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4250 - Web Design II

    3 credits

    Advanced problems in web design and interactivity. Training will be given in selected current software directed toward web-based, interactive design projects. May be repeated once. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: ART 3250 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4260 - Multimedia & Motion Graphics Design

    3 credits

    This course focuses on integrating the components of typography, graphics, photography, video, and audio to create rich time-based projects. Both linear and non-linear interactive forms will be explored as they relate to real-world graphic design projects. Training will be given in selected current software. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: ART 1120  and ART 2210 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4270 - Computer Animation

    3 credits

    A course designed to offer training in the use of 3-D model building and animation, and their use in the field of graphic design. (TBA)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4280 - Graphic Design Capstone

    3 credits

    This course is designed to prepare students for the competitive job market. The focus will be working on individual capstone projects which will be strong portfolio pieces and exhibited on campus. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: This course is for seniors who have cleared requirements for Spring graduation, or who need to complete requirements for end-of-Summer graduation, or Fall graduation.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4290 - Special Problems

    3 credits

    Independent research and development of portfolio projects in graphic design. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3210  and ART 3230 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4300 - Advanced Web Design

    3 credits

    An advanced web design course focusing on integration and application of skills developed in Web Design I & II and Motion Graphics. Training will focus on using current software to design and publish websites that integrate HTML with new media technology. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 4250 , ART 4260 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4310 - Advanced Printmaking

    3 credits

    Explores conventional, alternative and hybrid processes of printmaking. The class provides students with new skills, material options, and tools for visual communication and expression. It also examines aspects of the history, practice, and theoretical underpinnings of printmaking. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3310  and ART 3320 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4410 - Painting II

    3 credits

    Exploration of advanced painting problems. Various painting philosophies and techniques will be presented. Emphasis on pictorial structuring of ideas and development of paint quality. May be repeated twice for credit. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 2410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4420 - Painting III

    3 credits

    Students will investigate a range of visual and conceptual approaches towards the development of a personal body of work through studio practice, lecture, writing and discussion. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a series of closely related paintings. May be repeated once for credit. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 4410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4501 - Special Topics

    1 to 6 credits

    This course will provide opportunities to explore special areas of art/design study. Topics will vary according to faculty and student interest. May be repeated for up to nine credits. (As needed)

    Prerequisite: Instructor or Department permission.
  
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    ART 4510 - Sequential Illustration

    3 credits

    A study of the techniques and approaches in visual problem solving relative to the visual interpretation of a narrative text. Students will focus on the use of sequential imagery to illustrate a single text. May be repeated once. (Fall odd years)

    Prerequisite: ART 2110  and ART 2410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4520 - Conceptual Illustration

    3 credits

    A study of the techniques and approaches in visual problem solving relative to the visual communication of an abstract concept. May be repeated once for credit. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: ART 2110  and ART 2410 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4610 - Advanced Ceramics

    3 credits

    Exploration of advanced work in wheel throwing, hand-building, firing and special topics with emphasis on individual artistic expression. May be repeated three times for credit. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3610  and permission of instructor.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4790 - Senior Portfolio

    3 credits

    BFA exhibition and preparation of a professional portfolio and presentation materials as appropriate, e.g., artist’s statement, resume, website, and applications for employment and graduate school. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: Admission to a BFA program.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4840 - Business Practices for Photo

    3 credits

    This course focuses on business practices and portfolio development for photography majors. The student must be in their senior year and have passed the BFA review. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: ART 3800  and ART 3810 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4850 - Gallery Practices for Photo

    3 credits

    This course focuses on gallery practices and portfolio development for photography majors. The student must be in their senior year and have passed the BFA review. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: ART 3800  and ART 3810 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4860 - Studio Lighting Photography Project

    3 credits

    This advanced studio course is a continuation of ART 3830 - Studio Lighting for Photography . Students continue their mastery of controlled studio lighting through research, discussions, presentations, critiques, and a self-prescribed photographic project involving studio-based lighting setups. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: ART 3830 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4890 - Internship

    1 to 12 credits

    Supervised work experience in any art and design related field. To be arranged with an Art & Design instructor. Instructor permission required. May be repeated twice. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4900 - Secondary Art Teaching Methods

    5 credits

    Methods of teaching art at middle and high school levels.  Applied problems in standards-based curriculum planning, classroom management, assessment, integrations, and development of professional credentials.  Practicum hours. (Fall)

     

     

    Prerequisite: ART 1110  and ART 1130 , EDUC 3000  and EDUC 3180 SCED 3200 
    Co-Requisite: SCED 3720 
    General Education Course: No

  
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    ART 4910 - Education in a Museum Environment

    3 credits

    Effective educational strategies, policies and practices within a museum context, addressing audiences of all ages and interests. Project based. Open to all majors and for all types of museums. (Spring odd years)

    Prerequisite: Instructor permission
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4980 - Student Teaching

    2 credits

    (P/F) (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: Instructor approval and student teaching placement by the College of Education and Human Development.
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 4990 - Senior Seminar: Specified Area of Study (Art History, Painting, etc.)

    1 to 4 credits

    Advanced supervised work in one of the following areas as approved by the instructor: art education, art history, ceramics, design, drawing, graphic design, illustration, museum studies, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture  and experimental media. May be repeated for up to nine total credits. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ART 5890 - Internship

    1 to 12 credits

    Supervised work experience in any art and design related field. To be arranged with an Art & Design instructor. Instructor permission required. May be repeated twice. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No

Art History

  
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    ARTH 2300 - Why Art? Intro to Art Theory

    3 credits

    An introduction to the literature that helps shape and explain art, its meaning, purpose, and function. When is something art? Why do humans need it? What are the biological, sociopolitical, and psychological reasons for it? How does it affect me? (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    ARTH 2710 - Art History Survey I

    3 credits

    A survey of Western Art from Prehistoric times through the Middle Ages. (Fall)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    ARTH 2720 - Art History Survey II

    3 credits

    A survey of Western Art from the Renaissance to the present. (Spring)

    General Education Course: Humanities Knowledge Area
  
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    ARTH 3750 - History of Non-Western Art

    3 credits

    A lecture course focusing on the history of non-western art. Students will come to understand the history and modern-day significance of art from outside the western tradition. (Fall annually)

    Prerequisite: ARTH 2710  or ART 1010 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    ARTH 4700 - History of Graphic Design

    3 credits

    Overview of the history of graphic design, from the ancient civilizations to today. Emphasis on genesis of modern graphic design. The lectures will provide a survey of the major movements of the field from the perspective of the social and political realities from which they developed. A research paper will be assigned incorporating these ideas. (Every 3rd semester)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ARTH 4710 - History of Photography

    3 credits

    A lecture class designed to give a cultural overview of how photography has affected and influenced the evolution of society. Issues in the photographic medium are addressed from before its invention until its mass existence in modern day society. (Fall odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ARTH 4740 - Nineteenth-Century Art

    3 credits

    Traces the history of art from approximately 1790 through the early years of the twentieth century. Course material emphasizes but is not limited to art of the western world, i.e. Europe and the United States. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ARTH 4750 - Twentieth-Century Art

    3 credits

    Traces the history of art from approximately 1890 through the early years of the twenty-first century. Course material emphasizes but is not limited to art of the western world, i.e. Europe and the United States; with increased attention to the globalization of the art scene in recent decades. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    ARTH 4760 - American Art

    3 credits

    Topics include Native American art, Colonial art, and landscapes of the Hudson River, Luminist and Tonalist schools, Ashcan, Regionalist, Abstract Expressionist and Pop art movements are covered. (Spring even years)

    Prerequisite: ARTH 2720  or Instructor Permission
    General Education Course: No

Arts Administration

  
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    AA 3010 - Survey of Arts Administration

    3 credits

    An overview of arts administration and non-profit organizations including budgeting, marketing, development, finance, and planning . Students examine the arts as an industry, and gain an understanding of how functions vary according to discipline (theatre, dance, art, and music).

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 4010 - Legal Issues for Artists

    3 credits

    This course introduces student to legal issues that affect artists in the arts and entertainment industries.  Students also explore issues surrounding employment relationships in the arts, including the role of independent contractors, labor unions and contracts. (Fall)

    General Education Course: No.
  
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    AA 6010 - Principles of Arts Administration

    3 credits

    This course is an overview of nonprofit arts administration, including basic principles of nonprofit organizations; organizations hierarchy; basic human resources management; overview of the budgeting process (and role of board and staff in developing and approving budgets);and basic strategic planning. Students will also examine the arts as an industry, and gain an understanding of how organizational structures vary according to artistic discipline (opera, theatre, dance and gallery) and the difference between presenting and producing organizations. A portion of the course will look at the for-profit arts world (film industry and Broadway, commercial galleries) as well as other competitors to nonprofit arts, and examine similarities and differences between them.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6040 - Legal Issues, Art & Society

    3 credits

    This course provides in-depth knowledge of legal issues that affect the arts, including first amendment rights & freedom of expression, intellectual property rights, and cultural property rights.  Students will also learn about the development of public policy in the arts at the local, state, national, and international levels. (Spring Odd Years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6050 - Managing the Finances of Arts Organizations

    3 credits

    The course will cover the application of the principles of microeconomics to the arts with a special focus on supply and demand, cost, and pricing. Analysis of financial statements and the financial management function in the arts. Develop skills creating budgets and managing cash flow. (Fall even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6060 - Fund Development for Arts Administrators

    3 credits

    Students will gain an understanding of the development component and process including fundraising principles of annual, major gift (including corporate and foundation giving), capital and planned giving campaigns in building an effective fund development program. Students will learn how to develop and use related fund development tools including direct mail, special events, face-to-face major gift fund raising, proposal writing, government grant writing, etc.) The role of the board of trustees/directors and other leadership/volunteer groups will be examined, as well as community development and rural issues. Regulations governing methods of recordkeeping and reporting will be covered. (Spring even years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6070 - Leadership Development in Arts

    3 credits

    An in-depth study of leadership, motivation, and group dynamics as applied to arts organization. Presentations and analysis will focus on various leadership models as well as developing an understanding of the students own management style. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6080 - Introduction to Art Gallery & Museum Studies

    3 credits

    This course will introduce students to the theory and practice of museum work. It is designed to expose students to the various aspects of art gallery and museum studies and employment: collections, research, exhibits, interpretation education, administration, public relations, fund-raising, staffing and ethics. (Spring odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6210 - Grant Writing

    3 credits

    In this course, students will become familiar with the process by which grants are researched, applied for, and administered as well as the formal proposal writing process.  Students will identify an organization and project to fund, locate the course of funding, and the class with culminate in each student writing a grant application ready to be submitted to funders. (Spring)

  
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    AA 6220 - Fundraising Event Planning

    3 credits

    This course engages students in the development theory and practice of creating and hosting successful fundraising events.  The course will culminate in the production of a fundraising event from initial research, through planning, execution and evaluation. (Fall Even Years)

  
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    AA 6800 - Board Relations & Planning

    3 credits

    This course provides in a depth study of the role of a Board of Directors and the planning process as it effects the operation of an arts organization. Specific topics covered include board and staff interaction, board duties and responsibilities, fundraising, governance models, strategic planning, parliamentary procedures for meetings, committee structures, and developing by-laws and articles of incorporation. (Fall odd years)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6810 - Marketing in the Arts

    3 credits

    In addition to principles of research, audience development, education, and outreach, students learn the role of special events in fund development, public and media relations (press conferences), volunteer recruitment/retention and special one-time performance planning (e.g., celebrity one-person shows), as well as advanced instruction in advertising, media relations, sales techniques, and customer service.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6820 - Arts Organizations in Practice

    3 credits

    This course is taught as a practicum to develop the team-oriented skill of brainstorming, as an outgrowth of skills learned in AA 6040 - Legal Issues, Art & Society . The students will apply critical thinking techniques and analysis to various creative applications, in line with the not-for-profit philosophy stressed in their previous coursework.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6890 - Professional Arts Internship

    3 credits

    Students play an administrative role in a professional arts organization. This internship is completed in preparation for the Final Internship and the MFA Capstone project.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6900 - Final Rotation Internship

    6 credits

    This course is taken in the final semester of study. Students participate in 12-week residencies at one of the professional arts organizations. The internship is an individually arranged, supervised, field-based experience designed collaboratively by the student, faculty sponsor and site supervisor to link theory with practice. In addition to an on-site placement component, internships have an intellectual aspect. The arrangement must be clearly stated in a design statement, agreed upon by the participating parties and approved by the MFA faculty. Internships must provide substantive experiences which demonstrate the practical knowledge and skill acquired during prior academic coursework and assistantship content. Design statement fulfillment will be analyzed by the student’s Graduate Committee in Cedar City at the end of the sixth semester.

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6980 - Professional Capstone

    4 credits

    In conjunction with the Final Rotation Internship (AA 7950) students must complete the Professional Capstone requirement. Students will select an area of arts administration which will bring evidence of their increasing skills in critical thinking and long range planning to practical application. Students will submit a portfolio of the accomplishments within the area of focus from the Final Rotation Internship. Students will present and defend the finished portfolio to faculty and members of the student’s Graduate Committee in Cedar City at the end of the sixth semester. In addition, students are expected to present a 10-15 minute portion of a weekly artistic and administrative seminar.

    Prerequisite: AA 6990 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 6990 - Professional Projects

    1 credits

    Students will be assigned to one of the professional affiliates within the College of Performing and Visual Arts to insure that academic studies are linked to practical experience. Students must enroll each of the first 5 semesters in the program. (P/F) (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    AA 7910 - Special Projects in Arts Administration

    1 to 6 credits

    Advanced projects will be undertaken on an individual basis by contract with instructor. Examples of topics may include financial management, accounting, marketing research, or economics as they apply to arts organizations or other approved arts management topics. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    Prerequisite: Consent of MFA Director
    General Education Course: No

Biology

  
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    BIOL 1010 - Introduction to Biology

    3 credits

    Non-majors course in biology emphasizing mechanisms of living systems and impact of biological problems on human affairs. Course is designed to foster critical thinking, problem solving and the application of scientific thinking in biology. Not intended for science majors. Three hours of lecture per week. Recommended co-requisite: BIOL 1015 . (Fall, Spring, Summer)

    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    BIOL 1015 - Introduction to Biology Lab

    1 credits

    Optional lab to accompany BIOL 1010 . One 2-hour meeting per week. (As needed)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 1010 
    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    BIOL 1020 - Human Biology

    3 credits

    Designed for non-biology majors seeking a basic introduction to human anatomy and physiology. Outlines the basic structure and function of the body from cellular to system levels. Recommended co-requisite: BIOL 1025 . (Fall, Spring)

    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    BIOL 1025 - Human Biology Lab

    1 credits

    Optional lab to accompany BIOL 1020 - Human Biology . 2 hours of lab per week. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 1020 
    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    BIOL 1610 - General Biology I

    3 credits

    This course is intended for Science majors. (Non-science majors should enroll in BIOL 1010  or BIOL 1020 ). It provides a basic foundation in the areas of biochemistry, organization and function of cells as well as the transmission of genetic information. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 1615 
    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    BIOL 1615 - General Biology Lab I

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 1610 . One three-hour meeting per week. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 1610 
    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    BIOL 1620 - General Biology II

    3 credits

    This course introduces Science Majors to the study of biology and the diversity of life. It provides fundamental knowledge of morphological complexity, physiology, development, environmental adaptation, and the evolutionary history of life on Earth. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 /BIOL 1615 
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 1625 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 1625 - General Biology Lab II

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 1620 . One two-hour meeting per week. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 1620 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2050 - Southern Utah Flora

    3 credits

    An introduction to the native plant populations of the intermountain region and the interaction of humans, animals and other environmental factors with the plant kingdom. Students travel to a different regional ecosystem each week and learn the major plant species, discuss the historical and modern uses of plant species by man, observe integrated effects of ecological environmental dilemmas. Students prepare personal plant resource books containing identification, historical ecological data on each plant observed. Recommended for non-majors, teaching and biology majors. One five-hour field excursion per week. May be repeated for credit if taken at different seasons. (Fall, Spring, Maymester Honors)

    General Education Course: Life Science Knowledge Area
  
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    BIOL 2060 - Introductory Microbiology

    3 credits

    Biology of microorganism and their effect on human activities. Students will gain an understanding of: 1) the history and development of microbiology and the scientific methods utilized in medical sciences, 2) the basic principles of chemistry and cell anatomy, 3) the basic principles photosynthesis and respiration, 4) industrial applications of microbiology, 5) role of microorganisms in the environment, 6) the basic principles of microbial growth and factors affecting growth, 7) the bacterial diseases of mankind, 8) the viral parasitic diseases of mankind, 9) the basic principles of epidemiology, 10) the basic principles of immunology. Three hours of lecture and one lab per week. Recommended for non-majors, teaching and biology majors. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  or BIOL 1010 
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 2065 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2065 - Introductory Microbiology Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 2060 . Practical skills for working with microorganism and lab exercises to support lectures on biology of microorganism and their effect on human activities. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610  or BIOL 1010 
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 2060 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2170 - Intro Human Pathophysiology

    3 credits

    Introduction to Pathophysiology for the health sciences student. Using a systematic approach to cellular and then organ system changes, students will gain an understanding of physical changes, methods of evaluating, diagnosing and treating health alterations. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 2320 /BIOL 2325 , BIOL 2420 /BIOL 2425 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2320 - Human Anatomy

    3 credits

    The study of the structure of the human body with emphasis on surface, regional and systemic anatomy of all body systems. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 2325 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2325 - Human Anatomy Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 2210. One two-hour meeting per week. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 2320 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2420 - Human Physiology

    3 credits

    Systematic study of the functions of the human body from the cellular to the systems. Three hours of lectures per week. (Fall, Spring, and Summer as needed)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 2425 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2425 - Human Physiology Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 2420 . One two-hour meeting per week. (Fall, Spring, Summer as needed)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 2420 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 2500 - Environmental Biology

    3 credits

    Course investigates diverse ecosystems found in southern Utah.  Ecosystems will be used to learn about cycling of matter/energy, patterns, scale, proportion, the link between structure/function, cause/effect, and evidence of stability and change.  Students will gather data about ecosystems, describe possible problems, the causation and possible solutions.  Recommended for Education Majors K-12 (Fall)

    General Education Course: Yes- Life Science
  
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    BIOL 3030 - Ecology

    3 credits

    Biological and physical mechanisms related to the distribution, abundance, and adaptations of organisms. Topics include ecosystem structure and function, physiological ecology, population ecology, life-history strategies, community ecology, and geographical ecology. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 /BIOL 1615 , BIOL 1620 /BIOL 1625 , and MATH 1040  or any college level statistics course as approved by the department.
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 3035 
    General Education Course: No
  
  
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    BIOL 3050 - Biomedical Ethics

    2 credits

    Exploration of current ethical problems in the medical and psychological disciplines and their impacts on society and the individual. Two hours of lecture per week. (Spring)

    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3060 - Genetics

    3 credits

    Transmission and expression of genetic information, organisms, and populations. Topics include basic transmission and molecular genetics, regulation of gene expression, developmental genetics, genetics of cancer, the immune response and behavior, and population genetics and evolution. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 /BIOL 1615  and BIOL 1620 /BIOL 1625 , MATH 1050 , and CHEM 1110 /CHEM 1115  or CHEM 1210 /CHEM 1215 
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 3065 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3065 - Genetics Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 3060 . One three-hour meeting per week. (Fall, Spring)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 3060 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3110 - Evolution

    3 credits

    Study of pattern and processes shaping the unity and diversity of life. Emphasis on natural selection theory, paleontological evidence, and a neo-Darwinian view of the genetic basis for variation and adaption, speciation, and phylogenetic patterns, including human evolution. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 3030 /BIOL 3035  and BIOL 3060 /BIOL 3065 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3230 - Cadaver Practicum

    2 credits

    Supervised maintenance and dissection of human cadavers. Four hours work required per week. May be repeated once for credit with permission of the instructor. (Fall, Spring)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 2320 /BIOL 2325 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3250 - Histology

    3 credits

    Microscopic structure of tissues and organs of the human body. Three hours of lecture per week. (Fall)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 /BIOL 1615  and BIOL 1620 /BIOL 1625 
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 3255 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3255 - Histology Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 3250 . One three-hour meeting per week. (Fall)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 3250 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3270 - Vertebrate Physiology

    3 credits

    Study of mechanisms of function of major organ systems in the vertebrate body, especially the human, with emphasis on the cellular and molecular level. Three hours of lecture per week. (Spring)

    Prerequisite: BIOL 1610 /BIOL 1615  and BIOL 1620 /BIOL 1625 , MATH 1040 
    Co-Requisite: BIOL 3275 
    General Education Course: No
  
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    BIOL 3275 - Vertebrate Physiology Lab

    1 credits

    Lab to accompany BIOL 3270 . One three-hour meeting per week. (Spring)

    Co-Requisite: BIOL 3270 
    General Education Course: No
 

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