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College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

CLASS Course Descriptions


CLASS Course Descriptions

Below is a list of courses from the Course Catalog for the College of Liberal Arts & Social Science.


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  • AR311 Intermediate Photography
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring / Odd Years
    Various photographic techniques are analyzed to suit individual creative concerns. A wider range of photographic techniques is explored and the development of the student’s personal photographic language is stressed.
  • AR320 Intermediate Ceramics
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring
    This course covers a continuation of the processes introduced in Basic Ceramics including ceramic clays, techniques, and kiln construction. Emphasis is placed on creative utilization of materials and techniques and the development of a personal direction. Prerequisite: AR220.
  • AR322 History of Traditional Japanese Art
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall / Odd Years
    This course is an historical survey of traditional Japanese Art from Neolithic era to the Meiji period (1860’s). Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of instructor.
  • AR323 Gallery Management and Exhibition Design
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring
    This is a course that explores the technical aspects of gallery management and exhibition design. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of instructor.
  • AR326 Analysis of Specimens and Documentation
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall
    This is a course that allows the student access to the permanent collection of the Isla Center for the Arts that consists of over 500 objects. Regions represented in the permanent collection include Micronesia, Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Europe. Proper handling and documentation techniques are introduced to emphasize the historical, cultural, and technical/artistic aspects of the objects in the collection. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of the instructor.
  • AR331 History of Art I
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring / Even Years
    This course covers the history of art from the prehistoric through the Gothic periods. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of the instructor.
  • AR332 History of Art II
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring / Odd Years
    This course covers the history of art from the Renaissance through the twentieth century. Prerequisite: AR101 or consent of the instructor.
  • AR340 Digital Imaging Techniques
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    Students explore digital imaging using scanners, digital cameras, and industry-standard software to develop and further refine skills in working with images, words, and ideas as they create solutions to a series of design problems. Concept-driven assignments have strong drawing components. Basic knowledge of industry-standard software along with use of digital camera preferred but not required. Prerequisites: AR-103 Drawing I and AR-104 Basic Design or consent of instructor.
  • AR384 Environmental Art
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Spring / Odd Years
    This course enables students to experience artistic activities in response to the environment, both man-made and natural. These may include tangible or conceptual projects undertaken by either individuals or the group. Emphasis of the course will be determined by the expertise of the instructor. Prerequisite: AR 103 and AR104 or AR204 or consent of the instructor.
  • AR404 Advanced Watercolor Painting I
    Credits: 3.00 , Offered: Fall
    The emphasis of this course is on the development of the student’s ability to define and express original and personal artistic statements. Prerequisite: AR305

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