Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


The courses listed herein  have been approved by the faculty as authorized by the Board of Trustees.  Prerequisites (if any) and the General Education Requirement(s) which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description.

Current course offerings are available in Merlin.

 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 190 - Topics in Accounting

    4.00 credit hours
    Topics vary depending on student interest and faculty expertise. Topics and prerequisites are normally announced in advance and placed in the online schedule of classes. May be repeated with different content.


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    ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.


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    ACCT 202 - Managerial Accounting

    4.00 credit hours
    Analysis of accounting for managerial decision-making, planning and control. Topics include budgeting, variance analysis, traditional and nontraditional product costing methods and cost-volume profit analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 201 .


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    ACCT 290 - Topics in Accounting

    4.00 credit hours
    Topics vary depending on student interest and faculty expertise. Topics and prerequisites are normally announced in advance and placed in the online schedule of classes. May be repeated with different content.


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    ACCT 294 - Community Engaged Learning in Accounting

    0.00-4.00 credit hours
    Students participate in community engaged learning opportunities where accounting education is enhanced through service learning. These activities may include volunteer income tax preparation, attestation engagements with not-for-profit entities or other volunteer activities requiring the application of accounting principles and concepts.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning.


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    ACCT 303 - Environmental Cost Analysis

    4.00 credit hours
    (Same as: ENVI 303 .) Accounting and business concepts are applied to sustainability projects within the greater College community. After covering a foundation of cost and managerial accounting concepts, students will work on teams to plan, implement and assess environmental opportunities available to the College. Projects may include cost-benefit analysis, capital budgeting or sustainability certification opportunities.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202 ; or LEAD 180 , ENVI 230  and ECON 240 .


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    ACCT 307 - Cost Accounting

    4.00 credit hours
    Development of accounting information for management decisions. A study of several cost accounting systems, unit cost determination, budgeting, variance analysis, cost allocation systems and inventory control techniques used for routine and non-routine management decisions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202 .


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    ACCT 310 - Accounting Information Systems

    2.00 credit hours
    An introduction to accounting information systems. Topics include developing an understanding of the roles and responsibilities within the functions of accounting information systems, and understanding the relationship between events, financial reports and resulting managerial decisions.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 317  or concurrent enrollment.


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    ACCT 317 - Intermediate Accounting I

    4.00 credit hours
    Study and research of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and their applications to financial accounting and financial statements. Additionally, the application of International Financial Reporting Standards is explored with each topic. Topics covered include an in-depth study of cash, receivables, inventory, plant assets, intangible assets and investments.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202  or concurrent enrollment.


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    ACCT 318 - Intermediate Accounting II

    4.00 credit hours
    A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Topics covered provide an in-depth study of, liabilities, stockholders' equity and earnings per share, revenue recognition, pensions, leases, deferred taxes, disclosure requirements for business segments, cash flows statement and error analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 317 .


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    ACCT 330 - Principles of Taxation

    4.00 credit hours
    Basic concepts of federal income tax laws and their application for individual and entity taxation. Topics include gross income, excluded income, deductions (business, non-business, and employee), tax credits, depreciation, capital gains and losses, installment sales, nonrefundable credits and bad debts and losses.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 202  and Junior standing.


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    ACCT 370 - Auditing and Attestation

    4.00 credit hours
    A study of standards and procedures related to audit and attest engagements. Topics include the decision-making process, the internal control environment and the communications required for the engagement.

    Prerequisite(s): BUSN 265 ; Junior standing; ACCT 318  or concurrent enrollment.


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    ACCT 390 - Topics in Accounting

    4.00 credit hours
    Topics vary depending on student interest and faculty expertise. Topics and prerequisites are normally announced in advance and placed in the online schedule of classes. May be repeated with different content.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 318 .


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    ACCT 394 - Community Engaged Learning in Accounting

    0.00-4.00 credit hours
    Students participate in community engaged learning opportunities where accounting education is enhanced through service learning. These activities may include volunteer income tax preparation, attestation engagements with not-for-profit entities or other volunteer activities requiring the application of accounting principles and concepts.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning.


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    ACCT 431 - Advanced Taxation

    2.00 credit hours
    Advanced concepts of federal income tax laws and their application to individuals, pass-through and business entities. Topics include taxation theory, corporations, corporate distributions, partnerships, securities and retirement plans and administrative procedures.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 330 .


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    ACCT 440 - Accounting for Business Combinations

    2.00 credit hours
    A study of accounting principles concentrating on the preparation and analysis of consolidated financial statements and related topics.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 318 .


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    ACCT 460 - Accounting for Not-For-Profits

    2.00 credit hours
    A study of fund accounting as used by not-for-profit organizations such as government agencies, colleges, hospitals and charitable organizations.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 317 .


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    ACCT 471 - Fraud Examination

    2.00 credit hours
    A study of the fraud examination as related to business. Topics include: fraud prevention and deterrence, financial transactions and fraud schemes, fraud investigations and the law as it pertains to fraud.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 318  and ACCT 370 .


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    ACCT 490 - Seminar in Accounting

    2.00 credit hours
    Topics in accounting with an emphasis on research and emerging issues in the profession. The nature of accounting standard setting and its implications provide a framework for the seminar topics and activities.

    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 318 .


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    ACCT 494 - Community Engaged Learning in Accounting

    0.00-4.00 credit hours
    Students participate in community engaged learning opportunities where accounting education is enhanced through service learning. These activities may include volunteer income tax preparation, attestation engagements with not-for-profit entities or other volunteer activities requiring the application of accounting principles and concepts.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning.


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Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 145 - Language and Culture in Community: Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to the anthropological subfields of cultural anthropology and linguistics. Consideration of human cultural and linguistic diversity. Introduction to theories that attempt to explain human cultural and linguistic diversity and commonality. Exploration of identity, economy, political life, religion, kinship, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, linguistic and cultural change and continuity in global context. Intensive examination of the ethnography of a particular community designated by the professor.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, Global Understanding.
    iCon(s): Being Human, Experiencing Place.


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    ANTH 165 - Stones and Bones: Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to the anthropological subfields of archaeology and biological anthropology. Concepts, principles and methods used to reconstruct human evolution, human prehistory, sequences of socio-political development and particular cultural histories. Continuity and change over long arcs of time. Humankind as a member of the primate order and contemporary human biodiversity. How human societies adapt and change and how human culture intersects with human biology and the natural environment. Case studies by instructor.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Sciences.
    iCon(s): Being Human, Innovating the World.


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    ANTH 235 - Field Methods: Digging in the Earth

    4.00 credit hours
    A field school on methods used in anthropology and other social sciences. Ethnographic methods including participant observation, structured observation, interview and survey. Archaeological methods including site survey, mapping and basic excavation. When offered on campus, the course examines U.S. college life. When offered abroad, the course examines life in a community designated by the instructor. Note: 20 hours of fieldwork across four projects is required for the course.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, Ethical Dimensions.


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    ANTH 295 - Research Practicum

    1.00-4.00 credit hours
    Students work in collaboration with faculty on ongoing research. Activities vary according to project needs and student background, but may include ethnographic fieldwork, data coding, data entry, transcription, excavation, artifact sorting, artifact processing, statistical analysis, bibliography construction, literature review and so forth. This course is graded pass/no pass. May be taken more than once for up to four total credit hours.

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor consent.


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    ANTH 305 - Cultural Ecology

    4.00 credit hours
    (Same as: ENVI 305 .) Examines human engagements with the physical environment from early homo sapiens to the present. Topics include major adaptive strategies (foraging, horticulture, intensive agriculture, pastoralism and industrialism) and their social correlates and environmental consequences. Factors that lead to collapse of complex societies in the archaeological past. Colonial engagements and resulting resource use changes. Traditional ecological knowledge. Contemporary resource conflicts between small-scale societies, states and corporate interests.

    Prerequisite(s): One of ANTH 145 , ANTH 165   or ENVI 120 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, Global Understanding.
    iCon(s): Innovating the World, Sustaining Our World.


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    ANTH 310 - Cultural Psychology

    4.00 credit hours
    (Same as: PSYC 310 .) An examination of how definitions of culture shape knowledge about topics in psychology, such as human development, self-concept and mental illness. The focus is on psychological and anthropological approaches to studying culture.

    Prerequisite(s): PSYC 100 ; ANTH 145  or one 200-level Psychology course, excluding PSYC 293 ; Junior standing.
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning.


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    ANTH 315 - Applied Economic Anthropology

    4.00 credit hours
    Exploration of the application of anthropological data, methods and approaches to contemporary economic problems and challenges. Topics include poverty and marginalization, global inequality, economic development, retail anthropology, anthropology in governmental and nongovernmental agencies, anthropology and entrepreneurship, anthropology in the private sector. Requires at least 20 hours of community engaged learning in collaboration with an indigenous community development group or organization.

    Prerequisite(s): One of ANTH 145 , ANTH 165 , ECON 200  or ECON 240 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning, Writing Intensive.
    iCon(s): Challenge Inequity.


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    ANTH 325 - Indigenous Peoples, State and Order

    4.00 credit hours
    Examination of the multi-dimensional clash of cultural values, attitudes and ideologies that commonly occurs in global encounters and relationships between state systems and native peoples. Topics include: colonial expansion, genocide, ethnocide and ecocide; the emergence of "indigenous" as a globalized category of identity; movements for cultural, political, economic and ecological autonomy and state responses.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 145  or ANTH 165 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, Global Understanding.
    iCon(s): Challenge Inequity, Thinking Globally.


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    ANTH 332 - Forensic Anthropology

    4.00 credit hours
    Introduction to and examination of the methods and techniques used to identify and recover skeletonized human remains and establish circumstances of death. Topics include: skeletal biology; age/sex/ancestry identification; trauma and pathology evident through skeletal analysis; and the ethical concerns that arise when working with human remains in a medico legal context.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 165  or BIOL 201 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Sciences.


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    ANTH 345 - Religion, Spirituality and Community

    4.00 credit hours
    An examination of the interplay of religion, culture and society. Special emphasis on religion and spirituality in context of social inequality. Theoretical approaches to explain religious change including revitalization theory and secularization theory. Contemporary religious diversity in the U.S. and globally. Participant observation fieldwork required for the course. Related study abroad experience offered occasionally.

    Prerequisite(s): One of ANTH 145 , SOCI 100  or RELG 100 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, Global Understanding, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s): Being Human, Engaging Civic Life.


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    ANTH 352 - Law and Order in Cross-Cultural Perspective

    4.00 credit hours
    Systems of conflict resolution, resource and property rights and social control and punishment in cross-cultural perspective. Correlation of legal systems with sociopolitical organization across time and space. Examination of classic ethnography from legal anthropology and of cases of contemporary indigenous customary law systems. Development of cultural competency for criminal justice professionals. Opportunities for related field study experience offered occasionally through ANTH 445 .

    Prerequisite(s): One of ANTH 145 , PHIL 240  or SOCI 220 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Sciences, Ethical Dimensions.
    iCon(s): Engaging Civic Life.


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    ANTH 355 - Native Nations of North America: Homelands, Reservations and Urban Indian Communities

    4.00 credit hours
    The archaeology, ethno history and ethnography of selected indigenous nations with homelands north of Mesoamerica. Exploration of tensions among continuity and change, diversity and commonality. Examination of cultural and linguistic revitalization in response to imposed cultural and social change. Changing relationships with various landscapes that result from colonial, removal, reservation and assimilationist policies. Concentration on native nations of the upper Midwest.

    Prerequisite(s): One of ANTH 145 , ANTH 165 , HIST 114  or HIST 120 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s): Experiencing Place, Sustaining Our World.


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    ANTH 365 - Mayas, Aztecs and Their Neighbors: Heart of the Earth

    4.00 credit hours
    The archaeology, ethno history and ethnography of selected indigenous nations of Mesoamerica with a special emphasis on the Aztec Empire and ancient and contemporary Maya peoples. Continuity and change, diversity and commonality among selected Mesoamerican indigenous peoples. Examination of contemporary indigenous efforts and movements for political, economic and cultural autonomy.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 145  and ANTH 165 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Humanities, Global Understanding.
    iCon(s): Challenging Inequity, Experiencing Place.


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    ANTH 372 - Culture, Illness and Wellness: The Anthropology of Medicine

    4.00 credit hours
    Introduces students to the subfield of Medical Anthropology. The role of disease and nutrition in understanding the archaeological record. Human adaptation to endemic diseases. Ethno medical practitioners and their correlations to sociopolitical organization. Varied ways that peoples ascribe meaning to states of wellness and sickness. Classification of illnesses, their causes and treatments. Varied epistemologies of being well. Applied medical anthropology, including dimensions and complexities involved in caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 165  or BIOL 104 .
    iCon(s): Examining Health.


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    ANTH 375 - Urban Anthropology

    4.00 credit hours
    Draws on anthropological approaches, theories and methods to examine urbanism and city life across time and space. Examination of theories to explain appearance and disappearance of urbanism in the archaeological record. Contemporary urban centers and urban neighborhoods in transnational context. Extensive ethnographic field study required. Emphasis on an urban center determined by the instructor.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 145 , ANTH 165 , HIST 120  or SOCI 223 .
    iCon(s): Experiencing Place.


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    ANTH 380 - Music As Social Life: The Field of Ethnomusicology

    4.00 credit hours
    (Same as: MUSI 380 .) Investigates the role of music in human sociability through engagement with ethnographic readings and recordings of global music scenes and practices. Students conduct their own field research to explore hands-on the links between music and politics, religion, sexuality and many other aspects of social life.

    Prerequisite(s): One of the following: ANTH 145 , ANTH 235  or MUSI 302 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Writing Intensive.
    iCon(s): Experiencing Place.


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    ANTH 382 - "The Naked Ape:" Human Evolution

    4.00 credit hours
    Explores human evolution from the emergence of the order Primates through anatomically modern Homo sapiens. The relative importance of distinctive primate and hominin adaptive features in human evolution including bipedalism, heat regulation, cranial capacity, stereoscopic vision, prehensile hand morphology and the role of tool making in the development of early hominins. Debates regarding the classificatory relationship among various hominin species. Examples of modern human variation (malaria resistance, lactase persistence, variation in skin color) and the relevance of Evolutionary Theory to understand continued human evolution.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 165   or BIOL 104 .
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Sciences.
    iCon(s): Being Human.


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    ANTH 385 - Anthropology of Place

    4.00 credit hours
    The archaeology, ethno history, ethnography and/or linguistics of a culture area or region as designated by the instructor. An example would be Anthropology of Place: Amazonia.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 145  or ANTH 165 .


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    ANTH 390 - Topics in Anthropology

    4.00 credit hours
    An in-depth consideration of current topics in anthropology, such as recent developments in archaeology and ethnography, transnationalism, specific areas of applied anthropology and so forth.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 145  or ANTH 165 .


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    ANTH 445 - Interdisciplinary Field School

    2.00 credit hours
    Students explore topics relevant to their disciplines through fieldwork in San Miguel Totonicapn, Guatemala during May Term. Enrollment requires field school director approval. Approval of research topic and fieldwork design by professor in student's major is required for non-anthropology majors.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 235 .


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    ANTH 485 - Theory and Practice in Anthropology

    4.00 credit hours
    In-depth consideration of the principal thinkers and scholars of anthropology. How anthropological theory is applied and how field data are understood through theoretical tools. Emphasis on the tension between cultural relativism and social science generalization. Substantial written assignments that incorporate data collected by the student in ANTH 295 , ANTH 445  or ANTH 499 . Intensive consideration of ethical issues.

    Prerequisite(s): SOCI 350 ; Junior or Senior Standing; Anthropology major.


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Arabic

  
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    ARAB 101 - Elementary Arabic I

    4.00 credit hours
    Introduction to the alphabet and basic structures of Modern Standard Arabic, with emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and listening. Comprehension and production of basic sentence structures of Modern Standard Arabic. Exploration of Arab culture as it manifests in daily life.


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    ARAB 102 - Elementary Arabic II

    4.00 credit hours
    Development of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic, with increased emphasis on Arabic sentence structures, grammar and vocabulary that goes beyond the daily such as news, the business world, politics, history and literature.

    Prerequisite(s): ARAB 101 .


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    ARAB 201 - Intermediate Arabic I

    4.00 credit hours
    Development of speaking, reading, listening and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic. Students are exposed to important cultural aspects of the Arabic language, and a variety of texts from sources such as newspapers, journals, internet news articles, poetry and fiction.

    Prerequisite(s): ARAB 102 .


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    ARAB 202 - Intermediate Arabic II

    4.00 credit hours
    Students compose short essays and conduct research in Modern Standard Arabic, on topics related to Arab culture and world news.

    Prerequisite(s): ARAB 201 .


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Art and Design

  
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    ARTD 100 - Visual Literacy

    4.00 credit hours
    A survey of historical and contemporary theories and practices of visual forms, especially as applied in art and design. Students engage theories in constructing imagery to develop skills of seeing and comprehending visual details, and the ability to understand the meanings of and messages in visual text.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Arts.
    iCon(s): Engaging Civic Life.


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    ARTD 105 - Digital Design Tools: Bootcamp

    2.00 credit hours
    A short introduction to digital imaging, computer graphics and graphic design software to create visuals on screen. Emphasizes hands-on computer experience with digital image manipulation techniques, drawing and editing tools.


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    ARTD 107 - 2D Design: Explorations in Image Making

    4 credit hours
    A foundations course focused on process, study and application of core concepts of visual design — visual elements, principles of design and creative process. Course objectives include creative problem solving through acquisition of technical skills and introduction to a variety of materials.


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    ARTD 115 - Artist Books

    2.00 credit hours
    An introductory course exploring the book as an art form. Students consider what constitutes a book and how a book's design and structure can enhance meaning.


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    ARTD 120 - Drawing I: Observational Drawing

    4.00 credit hours
    An introductory drawing course focused on pictorial composition and black and white drawing media. Students sharpen perceptual awareness through drawing from direct observation and explore space, line, value, shape, form, texture, perspective and sighting and measuring.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Arts.
    iCon(s): Innovating the World.


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    ARTD 125 - Collage

    2.00 credit hours
    An introductory course exploring the practice and structure of collage through material experimentation and the alteration and creation of a dimensional surface.


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    ARTD 130 - Painting I: Materials, Tools and Techniques

    4.00 credit hours
    An introductory painting course focused on the visual language of painting and the basics of pictorial composition. Students explore the fundamentals of color theory as well as the materials, tools and techniques of painting from various periods.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 120  recommended.
    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Arts.
    iCon(s): Innovating the World.


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    ARTD 140 - Digital Art and Design

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to digital imaging, computer graphics and graphic design to communicate messages using digital visuals. Emphasizes hands-on computer experience with digital image manipulation techniques, drawing and editing tools that allow students to create computer based graphic arts, design and page layout.


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    ARTD 150 - Ceramics I: Introduction to Form and Techniques

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to clay placing an emphasis on hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Exploration of designing, decorating and firing procedures that address concepts of three-dimensional design and connections to historical and contemporary ceramics.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Arts.
    iCon(s): Innovating the World.


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    ARTD 160 - 3D Design: Form and Space

    4.00 credit hours
    A studio foundation course focused on process, study, and application of core concepts of art and design through the form and structure of three-dimensional space. Course objectives explore creative problem solving through acquisition and development of conceptual and technical skills by using a variety of materials.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Arts.
    iCon(s): Sustaining Our World.


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    ARTD 175 - Photography I: Darkroom

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to the basics of black and white 35 mm photography. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experiences, students learn camera operation, film exposure, black and white negative and print development, composition and presentation. Students are required to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual override.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Arts.


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    ARTD 190 - Art in the Public Sphere

    0.00-2.00 credit hours
    A creative environment where students work independently or as a group on special projects such as murals, exhibitions, publications and curatorial projects. This course may be taken twice for credit.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning.


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    ARTD 195 - Practicum: Design Agency

    2.00 credit hours
    A creative environment similar to a design agency to develop independent art and design projects. Member students also work with clients including non-profit and campus organizations to offer graphic design and other multimedia related services.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning.


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    ARTD 220 - Drawing II: Expanded Drawing

    4.00 credit hours
    A course focused on process, ideation, research, collaboration and contemporary drawing practices. Students explore connections with other disciplines, including sculpture, installation, performance and design.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 120 ; ARTD 107  recommended.


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    ARTD 240 - Illustration

    2.00 credit hours
    A study of major commercial illustrations topics, including advertising, editorial, narrative illustration and storyboards. Students explore drawing from reference material, basic composition, color separation theory, the employment market and business practices.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 120 .


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    ARTD 242 - Graphic Design I: Typography

    4.00 credit hours
    Introduction to the understanding of type and its use as a design element. Type is explored in relation to page layout, color, importing of graphics and expression, using computer graphics technology.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 140 .


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    ARTD 244 - Graphic Design II: Methods and Materials

    4.00 credit hours
    Create and develop visual form in response to communication problems, including an understanding of principles of visual organization/composition, information hierarchy, symbolic representation, typography, aesthetics and the construction of meaningful images.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 140  and ARTD 242 .


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    ARTD 245 - Web Design

    4.00 credit hours
    Introduction the creation of design solutions relating to web design. Students research, analyze, define objectives and present comprehensive solutions for web design. Students learn how to create layout for a website, optimize images and graphics for the web and create simple websites using HTML and CSS.


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    ARTD 250 - Functional Pottery and Wheel Throwing

    2.00 credit hours
    A focused developmental study of the art of throwing and creating functional pottery forms using the wheel. Emphasis on development and creation of functional forms.


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    ARTD 251 - Surface Design and Decoration

    2.00 credit hours
    Comprehensive study of surface design techniques and glaze decoration for clay forms. A detailed survey of a variety of decorating techniques for ceramics, including glaze formation.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 150 .


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    ARTD 260 - Sculpture I: Modern and Contemporary

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to the critical principles and communicative possibilities of sculpture. Methods include exploring and researching the conceptual and technical works of modern and contemporary artists and their material exploration. The key concepts, materials and processes of sculpture using carving, modeling and construction are developed through individual projects, analysis and reflection.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Arts.
    iCon(s): Innovating the World.


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    ARTD 275 - Photography II: Digital

    4.00 credit hours
    An introduction to the basic tools and programs used in the electronic imaging process of digital photography. Students develop their imagery, artistic statements and concepts through the use of DSLR cameras and software.


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    ARTD 280 - Animation I: Methods and Story

    4.00 credit hours
    The theory and practice of 2D computer animation, character and story development, the Twelve Principles of animation, including secondary animation, key-framing and anticipation. Topics include character development, narrative creation, time-line based editing, stop frame animation and an introduction to animation programming.


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    ARTD 290 - Topics in Art and Design

    2.00-4.00 credit hours
    A topics course for current approaches and issues in art and design. The course consists of lectures, readings, student presentations, student productions and critiques with visiting/resident artist(s).


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    ARTD 295 - Research Practicum

    1.00-4.00 credit hours
    Students work in collaboration on ongoing faculty research. Activities vary according to the project needs and student background. This course is graded pass/no pass. May be taken more than once for up to four total credit hours.


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    ARTD 320 - Drawing III: Advanced Projects

    4.00 credit hours
    A course devoted to advanced problems in drawing and the development of an independent studio practice. Studio projects are combined with the reading and discussion of critical texts focused on historical and emerging developments in the field.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 220 .


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    ARTD 330 - Painting III : Advanced Projects

    4.00 credit hours
    A course devoted to advanced problems in painting and the development of an independent studio practice. Studio projects are combined with the reading and discussion of critical texts focused on historical and emerging developments in the field.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 230 .


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    ARTD 340 - Motion Graphics

    4.00 credit hours
    Design of graphics for screen-based animation using image, graphic and typographic elements. Attention given to content development through an examination of motion design processes, software techniques and contemporary motion graphics.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 140 .


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    ARTD 342 - Graphic Design III

    4.00 credit hours
    Experiments in visual communication challenge students to further refine visual thinking through applied problems. Flexibility of approach is important and stressed at this level. Group assignments allow for the integration of various media to better define conceptual and technical solutions to design problems.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 242 .


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    ARTD 345 - User Experience and User Interface Design

    4.00 credit hours
    Introduction to the field of user experience and interface design for web and mobile. Course content is focused on applied practices from user research, information architecture, interaction design, visual design and usability. Students explore screen layout, organization, navigation, labeling, search and other core concepts and techniques such as user flows, wireframes and prototyping.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 242 .


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    ARTD 350 - Ceramics II: Advanced Projects

    4.00 credit hours
    Exploration of advanced conceptual and technical approaches to working with the ceramic medium. The course consists of technical workshops, lectures and discussion of existing works. Studio projects are combined with related critical theory as well as historical and emerging developments in the field. Intermediate practical study of clay-body preparation, glaze formulation and testing and kiln firing.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 150 ; ARTD 250  or ARTD 251 .


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    ARTD 360 - Sculpture II: Installation, Site and Environment

    4.00 credit hours
    A sculpture/multimedia course investigating research-based and social art practices that includes the intersections of installation, site and the environment. Through lectures and discussions of existing works, students respond through experiential installations and approaches to their chosen site and location of artwork.

    Prerequisite(s): One of ARTD 160 , ARTD 260  or ENVI 120 .


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    ARTD 375 - Photography III: Experiments in Photography

    4.00 credit hours
    Students explore alternative, hybrid and/or mixed-media methods, such as cyanotype, digital negatives, collage, image transfers and cinemographs. Contemporary photography practices dealing with performance and instillation are examined. Each student is encouraged to experiment in both silver and non-silver processes and to conduct research independently.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 175  or ARTD 275 .


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    ARTD 380 - Animation II: Sequential Art

    4.00 credit hours
    An exploration of 2D digital graphics and animation with a focus on producing portfolio quality projects. Efficient workflow techniques, narrative arcs and team dynamics are examined. Topics include storyboard script production, audio-animation optimization and compositing across programs.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 280 .


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    ARTD 382 - Animation III: 3D Computer Graphics

    4.00 credit hours
    Introduction to the creation three-dimensional (3D) animation and computer graphics. Emphasis on the production of 3D animation as final digital and/or printed output using modeling, rendering and animation software.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTD 280 .


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