Apr 21, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.
 

 

Sociology

  
  • SOC 371 - Forms and Effects of Mass Communication

    (4)
    Techniques of disseminating ideas and information through the mass media; evaluation of the effect of mass media on values of individuals and policies of institutions. Identical with COM 371.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 100.
  
  • SOC 373 - Social Control of Mass Media

    (4)
    The major sociological factors that control the informational content of the mass media; differences between the structures and processes of control in the print and electronic sectors of the media. Identical with COM 373.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 371.
  
  • SOC 376 - Language and Society

    (4)
    Identical with ALS 376.
  
  • SOC 381 - Theories of Modern Organizations

    (4)
    Emphasizes degree to which modern society is based upon formal organization. Topics include: theories of human organization, as well as the study of bureaucracies, features of organizations and the effects of organization on American culture.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 100 or SOC 205.
  
  • SOC 392 - Current Problems in Sociology

    (2 or 4)
    Seminar in which a topic is studied in depth. Each seminar requires independent readings and writing. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle for up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 100 or SOC 205.
  
  • SOC 395 - Special Topics in Sociology

    (4)
    Study of a special topic for which no regular course offerings currently exist. May be repeated for credit under different subtitle. May be used for approved course work taken during study abroad.
    Prerequisite(s): sociology major or permission of instructor.
  
  • SOC 399 - Field Experience in Sociology

    (4)
    Field experience in sociology with faculty supervision. An academic project related to the departmental discipline that incorporates student performance in an occupational setting. May not be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): junior/senior standing; 16 credits in sociology, of which at least 8 must be at the 300/400 level, and permission of the instructor.
  
  • SOC 400 - Sociological Theory

    (4)
    Major theoretical foundations of sociology, including conceptual contributions of both classic and contemporary theorists. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 100 or SOC 205.
  
  • SOC 402 - Small Groups

    (4)
    The study of small group relations and the informal understandings, codes and conventions that they generate. Considers dynamics of individuality, leadership, conformity and esprit de corps in a group setting. Identical with COM 402.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 100 or SOC 205.
  
  • SOC 430 - Internship in Criminal Justice

    (2 or 4)
    Field placement and supervision of students in police, prison, and parole organizations and agencies.
    Prerequisite(s): enrollment in criminal justice concentration and written permission of instructor.
  
  • SOC 460 - Political Sociology

    (4)
    Sociological factors that influence distribution of power within a society: political communication, maintenance of political consensus, the revolution process, the structure of political parties and the emergence of new states.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 100 or SOC 205.
  
  • SOC 465 - Sociological Perspectives on Aging

    (4)
    Recent sociological perspectives on aging: topics include status of persons approaching and past retirement age, family and community roles and relations, and occupational and political participation.
    Prerequisite(s): SOC 100 or SOC 205.
  
  • SOC 480 - Independent Study and Research

    (2 or 4)
    Directed individual reading and research.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • SOC 497 - Apprentice College Teaching

    (2 or 4)
    Supervised participation in teaching an undergraduate course in sociology, combined with readings and discussion of teaching objectives and methods appropriate for sociological presentation. May be taken only once for credit toward a major.
    Prerequisite(s): senior sociology major and permission of instructor.

Spanish Language

  
  • SPN 114 - Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. A beginning course. SPN 114 must be taken first. SPN 114 or 115 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
  
  • SPN 115 - Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence in the fundamentals of Spanish and Hispanic cultures. A beginning course. SPN 114 must be taken first. SPN 114 or 115 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
  
  • SPN 119 - Accelerated Review of Elementary Spanish and Spanish Culture

    (4)
    One-semester course designed to review the fundamentals of Spanish and Spanish culture. Designed for students who have three or more years of previous Spanish experience. Covers the same materials as the two-semester sequence of Spanish 114-115.
  
  • SPN 214 - Second Year Spanish I

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence continuing the work of SPN 114-115, with the addition of cultural and literary readings. Conducted in Spanish. SPN 214 or SPN 215 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area or the knowledge application integration, not both. Prerequisite for knowledge application integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): one year of college Spanish or equivalent.
  
  • SPN 215 - Second Year Spanish II

    (4)
    A two-semester sequence continuing the work of SPN 114-115, with the addition of cultural and literary readings. Conducted in Spanish. SPN 214 must be taken first. SPN 214 or SPN 215 satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area or the knowledge application integration area, not both. Prerequisite for knowledge application integration: completion of the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): one year of college Spanish or equivalent.
  
  • SPN 290 - Directed Readings in Spanish

    (2 or 4)
    A reading course for non-majors interested in research in a particular area. Approximately 50 hours of reading per credit; one conference weekly with the instructor.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215.
  
  • SPN 313 - Spanish Phonetics

    (2)
    Group and individual practice in the sound system of Spanish, with specific reference to interference from English. Both written and laboratory work required. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215.
  
  • SPN 314 - Spanish Grammar Review

    (4)
    Review of Spanish grammar and syntax through a variety of approaches. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the foreign language and culture knowledge exploration area.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215.
  
  • SPN 316 - Spanish Conversation

    (2)
    Provides a transition between the carefully structured drills and free manipulation of the spoken language. Must be taken with SPN 318. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215. SPN 314 highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 318 - Spanish Composition

    (2)
    Development of written composition skills including description, narration and exposition. Must be taken with SPN 316. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215. SPN 314 highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 350 - Latin American Civilization

    (4)
    Historical approach to Latin American culture and civilization, with emphasis on geography, social structure, philosophical thought, music, art and popular culture. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215. SPN 314 highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 351 - Spanish Civilization

    (4)
    Historical approach to Spanish culture and civilization, with emphasis on geography, social structure, philosophical thought, music, art and architecture. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215. SPN 314 highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 355 - Translation: Spanish into English

    (4)
    Translation from Spanish to English of a variety of materials that may range from commercial, technical to literary texts. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 314.
  
  • SPN 358 - Spanish Language and Culture for Health Care Professionals

    (4)
    Prepares students to communicate effectively with Spanish speaking patients in medical settings. Designed to help students achieve an intermediate level in Spanish and places special emphasis on oral communication on health-related topics. Focus on the most common procedures followed by health care professionals.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215.
  
  • SPN 369 - Field Experience in Teaching Spanish in Elementary and Middle Schools

    (2 or 4)
    Provides supervised experience in teaching Spanish in elementary and middle schools. Graded S/U. May be repeated for credit once. Does not carry credit toward departmental major.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215.
  
  • SPN 370 - Introduction to Spanish Literature

    (4)
    Study of literary genres and movements based on selected masterpieces of Spanish literature. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215. SPN 314 highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 380 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

    (4)
    Further study of literary genres and movements based on selected masterpieces of Spanish-American literature. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 215. SPN 314 highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 390 - Directed Readings in Spanish

    (2 or 4)
    Directed individual readings in Spanish. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • SPN 408 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

    (4)
    Development of advanced writing and conversational skills with emphasis on appropriate vocabulary, style, grammar and syntax. Offered fall semester. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 316 and 318.
  
  • SPN 415 - Medieval Literature of the Iberian Peninsula

    (4)
    Socio-historic and literary analyses of the Mozarabic jarchas, several archetypes of the Iberian epic, Medieval ejempla, parables, drama and poetry. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 416 - Spanish Literature - Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

    (4)
    Following a brief introduction to medieval origins, a study of works in various genres by leading Spanish authors of the Renaissance period. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 417 - Spanish Literature - Seventeenth Century

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish authors of the Baroque period. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 418 - Cervantes

    (4)
    Socio-historic literary analyses of Don Quijote de la Mancha and other representative works of Miguel de Cervantes. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 419 - Spanish Literature - Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish authors beginning with Neoclassicism and including Naturalism. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 420 - Spanish Literature - Twentieth Century

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading modern and contemporary Spanish authors from the Generation of ‘98 to the present. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 455 - Translation: English into Spanish

    (4)
    Translation from English to Spanish using a variety of materials that may range from commercial, technical to literary texts. Offered fall semester.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 314 and 318.
  
  • SPN 457 - Business Spanish

    (4)
    Introduction to the essential vocabulary and style specific to Spanish business as well as to the basic workings of the Hispanic economy. All language skills receive equal emphasis. Course conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 314, 316 and 318.
  
  • SPN 480 - Undergraduate Seminar

    (2 or 4)
    Study of individual authors, selected themes or critical problems. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 488 - Spanish-American Literature before 1888

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish-American authors from the Colonial Period to Modernism. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 489 - Spanish-American Literature after 1888

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish-American authors of modern and contemporary literature. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 370 and 380.
  
  • SPN 490 - Independent Reading and Research

    (2 to 8)
    Directed individual research and reading for advanced Spanish majors. May be repeated for a total of 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): two 400-level Spanish literature courses and permission of department.
  
  • SPN 491 - Independent Translation Project

    (4)
    Directed annotated translation from Spanish into English of a major work or works in the student’s field. May not be counted toward the major.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 355 and permission of department.

Special Education

  
  • SE 355 - Identifying Learning and Behavior Differences in Students

    (4)
    Familiarizes students with the characteristics of all types of exceptional students, including the gifted and talented. Introduces special education law and services for persons with special needs. Requires completion of assignments in the field such as informal observation and assessment techniques for determining individual differences.
    Prerequisite(s): admission to elementary education major; EED 354, EED 420, FE 310, FE 315, IST 396 and one from EED 305, EED 470 or MTD 301 or admission to studio art major.
    Corequisite(s): RDG 414 except for studio art majors.
  
  • SE 401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs

    (4)
    Introduction to special education, atypical children, individual differences, learner environment and instructional adaptations. Cross-listing with SE 501.

Statistics

  
  • STA 225 - Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Reasoning

    (4)
    Statistical ideas and thinking relevant to public policy, quality improvement, and physical and social sciences. Data collection and presentation; association; normal distribution; probability and simulation; and confidence intervals, p-values, and hypothesis testing. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 062 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • STA 226 - Applied Probability and Statistics

    (4)
    Introduction to probability and statistics as applied to the physical, biological and social sciences and to engineering. Applications of special distributions and nonparametric techniques. Regression analysis and analysis of variance. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): Prerequisite or corequisite: MTH 122 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or MTH 154 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • STA 227 - Introduction to Statistical Methods

    (4)
    Introduction to statistical thinking and applications to industrial and similar processes. Descriptive statistics, distributions, and probability models useful in process control and systems reliability; confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and basic experimental design. Statistical concepts to be reinforced with case studies promoting problem solving skills and statistical thinking. Mathematics and statistics majors cannot use STA 227 to replace STA 226.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 121 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or MTH 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • STA 228 - Statistical Methods for Biology

    (4)
    Introduction to statistical methods for students in biology and other laboratory sciences. Basic principles of experimental design and data collection. Descriptive statistics, probability models, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two- and multi-sample comparisons, regression models, categorical data, nonparametric methods. Mathematics or statistics majors cannot use STA 228 to replace STA 226. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 141 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or placement.
  
  • STA 402 - Applied Linear Models I

    (4)
    Basic results from probability and statistics, linear regression, model testing and transformations, matrix methods in multiple regression, polynomial regression, indicator variables, basics of experimental design, one-way ANOVA with fixed and random effects. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 226 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 403 - Applied Linear Models II

    (4)
    Multi-way ANOVA, randomized block and Latin square designs, incomplete blocks, factorial and fractional factorial designs, confounding, response surface methods, random and mixed models, introduction to generalized linear models.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 402 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 405 - Special Topics

    (2 or 4)
    Advanced study of a selected topic in statistics. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 424 - Analysis of Categorical Data

    (4)
    Analysis techniques for data obtained by counting responses in different categories. Discrete distributions, goodness of fit, contingency tables, association and agreement measures, loglinear and logit models.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 402 with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 425 - Elements of Stochastic Processes

    (4)
    Random walk models, Markov chains and processes, birth and death processes, queuing processes, diffusion processes and non-Markov processes.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 427 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or permission of instructor; APM 255 with a grade of 2.0 or higher (or 257 with a grade of 2.0 or higher) recommended.
  
  • STA 426 - Nonparametric Methods

    (4)
    Permutation and rank tests for location and scale, bootstrapping power of competing tests, confidence intervals, nonparametric regression and analysis of variance methods, density estimation.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): Prerequisite or corequisite: STA 402 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or STA 427 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 427 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I

    (4)
    The distribution of random variables, conditional probability and stochastic independence, special distributions, functions of random variables.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 226, MTH 254, MTH 275, each with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • STA 428 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II

    (4)
    Interval estimation, sufficient statistics and completeness, point estimation, tests of hypothesis and analysis of variance. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 427 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  
  • STA 490 - Independent Study

    (2 or 4)
    Reading or research on some statistical topic. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.

Studio Art

  
  • SA 100 - Foundations of Visual Literacy

    (4)
    In this analytical overview of the forms and uses of visual imagery, students will learn to think critically about the formal methods and cultural impact of contemporary art media. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • SA 102 - Foundations of Studio Art: 2D

    (4)
    Hands-on course exploring the visual, physical, and social aspects of two-dimensional art forms with emphasis on the principles and application of design elements like line, shape, texture, value, and color.
  
  • SA 103 - Foundations of Studio Art: 3D

    (4)
    Hands-on course exploring the visual, physical and social aspects of three-dimensional art forms with emphasis on the principle and application of design elements like line, shape, plane, texture, mass, volume, light, space, and time.
  
  • SA 103 - Foundations of Studio Art: 3D

    (4)
    Hands-on course exploring the visual, physical and social aspects of three-dimensional art forms with emphasis on the principle and application of design elements like line, shape, plane, texture, mass, volume, light, space, and time.
  
  • SA 103 - Foundations of Studio Art: 3D

    (4)
    Hands-on course exploring the visual, physical and social aspects of three-dimensional art forms with emphasis on the principle and application of design elements like line, shape, plane, texture, mass, volume, light, space, and time.
  
  • SA 104 - Foundations of Media Art

    (4)
    Students explore the aesthetic, conceptual and technological transformations of media passing into, through and out of the digital domain.
  
  • SA 105 - Drawing for Non-Majors

    (4)
    Through observation and the building of basic drawing skills, students with little or no art experience explore the fundamentals of traditional drawing. Cannot be used to fulfill any studio art requirement for the studio art major or minor. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • SA 107 - Painting for Non-Majors

    (4)
    Focus on technique and building of basic painting skills. Students with little or no art experience explore the fundamentals of painting. Cannot be used to fulfill any studio art requirements for the major or minor.
  
  • SA 130 - Introduction to Graphic Design for Non-majors

    (4)
    Overview of the theory and practice of graphic design as applied art form, through traditional hands-on and digital design assignments.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 102 and SA 104.
  
  • SA 160 - Photography for Non-Majors

    (4)
    Introduction to the technical, intellectual, inventive, and expressive possibilities of a broad range of traditional and non-traditional photographic processes. Cannot be used to fulfill any studio art requirements for the major or minor, but does fulfill a core requirement for majors in the studio art education K-12 degree program. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the knowledge applications integration area. Prerequisite for knowledge applications integration: completion of the general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • SA 200 - Critical Theory and Practice in Art

    (4)
    Analytical reading in critical art and cultural theory, combined with the practice of art, critical analysis, writing and lecturing about art. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 100 or AH 101; may not be taken concurrent with SA 491.
  
  • SA 201 - Beginning Drawing

    (4)
    The fundamentals of drawing, through accurate observation of the physical world, are explored: tools, techniques, rendering linear perspective and chiaroscuro.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 102.
  
  • SA 216 - Beginning Painting

    (4)
    Introduction to the technical, intellectual, inventive and expressing possibilities of oil painting on canvas.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 201.
  
  • SA 260 - Digital Imaging I

    (4)
    Explores the digital photographic process (cameras, scanners, and digital manipulation) as tools to create conceptually relevant art.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 104.
  
  • SA 268 - Video Art I

    (4)
    Introduction to the creation of video as an art form from historical, conceptual, and practical perspectives. Thematic projects cover contemporary topics in video art. Screenings and articles are discussed to complement artistic production.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 104.
  
  • SA 300 - Professional Practices and Portfolio Design

    (2)
    Professional preparation in studio art, through portfolio design, writing for the visual arts, studio safety/environmental issues and the financial, legal and ethical aspects of careers in art.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 100, 104 and any 200 level studio art class.
  
  • SA 301 - Intermediate Drawing

    (4)
    Building upon traditional perceptual drawing skills, class moves towards more conceptual and experimental issues and applications of drawing.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 201.
  
  • SA 302 - Life Drawing I

    (4)
    Drawing from the life model, course focuses on the traditional practices of anatomical rendering.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 201.
  
  • SA 308 - Large Format Drawing

    (4)
    Explores the formal, conceptual, expressive and dynamic possibilities of large-scale drawing.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 301.
  
  • SA 310 - Media Drawing

    (4)
    Pushes the boundaries of traditional drawing by examining new methods of working and new and nontraditional materials, exploring cutting-edge of new media and contemporary art.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 301.
  
  • SA 316 - Intermediate Painting

    (4)
    Focus on technique, perceptual development and personal expression. Accurate rendering in paint of proportion, volume and chiaroscuro is given precedence.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 216.
  
  • SA 317 - Life Painting I

    (4)
    Focuses on objective study and formal construction of the figure using oil paint. Emphasis is placed upon accuracy and chiaroscuro.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 302.
  
  • SA 340 - Historic Painting Techniques I

    (4)
    Study of the techniques of the Old Masters, focusing on the tools and methods of five hundred years of western painting, particularly oil glazes on panel, egg tempera on panel, fresco and oil on canvas.
    Prerequisite(s): AH 101 or SA 102.
  
  • SA 341 - Historic Painting Techniques II

    (4)
    Building on SA 241, class focuses on a particular epoch or artist for a more refined directed individual course of study.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 340.
  
  • SA 350 - Black and White Photography I

    (4)
    Focus on the development of traditional photographic technique and the conceptual practice of photography as a fine art medium.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 104.
  
  • SA 360 - Digital Imaging II

    (4)
    Building upon the digital photographic process, the course moves toward more conceptual, technical and experimental issues and application of photography.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 260.
  
  • SA 362 - Black and White Photography II

    (4)
    Building upon traditional printing skills, course moves toward more conceptual, technical, and experimental issues and application of photography.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 350.
  
  • SA 368 - Video Art II

    (4)
    A continuation of Video Art I with emphasis on individual development. Projects explore aesthetic and conceptual forms used in contemporary video art. Screenings and articles are discussed to complement artistic production.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 268.
  
  • SA 370 - Internet Art

    (4)
    Utilizing the World Wide Web as their medium, students will create non/multilinear and interactive art pieces for public online access. Aesthetic and conceptual issues on the brief history of this medium are explored.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 104.
  
  • SA 375 - Conceptual and Postmodern Art

    (4)
    Advanced course explores the intellectual and expressive possibilities of conceptual and postmodern art through the creation of art that questions traditional modes of representation.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 268, 301 or 316.
  
  • SA 380 - Advanced Drawing and Painting I

    (4)
    Progression from assignment-based work to individualized bodies of artwork in drawing and painting, emphasizing personal expression, use of materials, and aesthetic critical theory.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 301 or 316.
  
  • SA 381 - Advanced Photography

    (4)
    Progression from assignment-based work to individualized bodies of artwork in photography emphasizing self-expression, use of materials, and aesthetic critical theory.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 260, 350 and either 360 or 362.
  
  • SA 383 - Advanced New Media

    (4)
    Progression from assignment-based work to individualized bodies of artwork in new media emphasizing personal expression, aesthetic critical theory, experimentation and advanced digital skills.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 368, 370.
  
  • SA 392 - Topics in Studio Art

    (4)
    Specific topics in studio art for which no regular course offerings exist. Topic, instructor and prerequisite will be announced before each offering. May be repeated for 4 additional credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • SA 395 - Projects in Studio Art

    (2)
    Specific projects in studio art for which no regular offerings exist. May be repeated in a subsequent semester under a different instructor for a total of 4 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • SA 396 - Directed Study Abroad in Studio Art

    (1 to 4)
    Directed individual research for studio art majors who travel abroad to study art monuments. Topic/creative activity must be approved by instructor before departure. May be repeated in a subsequent semester on a different topic for a total of up to 8 credits.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • SA 397 - Study Abroad in Studio Art

    (4)
    Specific topics and directed individual creative activity in studio art offered through the Center for International Programs. Specific international program will be announced in the schedule of classes.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of Director of International Education.
  
  • SA 399 - Field Experience in Studio Art

    (4)
    Field experience for studio art majors under faculty supervision. An academic project that incorporates student performance in an occupational setting. May not be repeated for credit or taken by students who have received credit for AH 399.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • SA 480 - Advanced Drawing and Painting II

    (4)
    In-depth individual study and group critique as students begin work on self-assigned projects as precursors to their student thesis work.
    Prerequisite(s): SA 380.
 

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