Feb 19, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Agriculture

  
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    AGRI 4430 - Genetics of Crops and Livestock

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: AGRI 1310 , 1410/1411  or permission of instructor;
    Description: Mechanisms of heredity including Mendelian Principles, linkage, gene action, hybrids, mutation, and lethal genes with application to modern systems of breeding used in crops and livestock.
  
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    AGRI 4440 - Plant Pathology

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor;
    Description: Identification, nature, and control of diseases of agricultural and garden crops. Control measures include chemical, biological, and cultural means.
  
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    AGRI 4450 - Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: An indepth study of the life-cycle of honey bees, including their biology, behavior, and communication, and an introduction to the techniques and necessary of equipment use in culturing honey bees for honey production and crop pollination.
  
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    AGRI 4451 - Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    Description: This course will cover the practical of beekeeping culture and production and will be taught in a hybrid format.  It will include both an online component offered in an asynchronous format and an intensive hands-on-lab component.
  
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    AGRI 4500 - Farm Planning and Management

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in Agriculture or permission of instructor;
    Description: Organizing and operating the farm business with emphasis on allocation of land, labor, capital.
  
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    AGRI 4500/4501 - Farm Planning and Management (and lab)

    4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in Agriculture or permission of instructor Corequisite: AGRI 4501 (lab)
    Description: Organizing and operating the farm business with emphasis on allocation of land, labor, capital.
  
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    AGRI 4610 - Cooperative Educational Experience

    5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of agriculture advisor and prior arrangement with employer;
    Description: Learning experience acquired through supervised full-time salaried employment with an agricultural business or agency. Grading on Pass/Fail only.
  
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    AGRI 4620 - Cooperative Educational Experience

    5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval of agriculture advisor and prior arrangement with employer;
    Description: Learning experience acquired through supervised full-time salaried employment with an agricultural business or agency. Grading on Pass/Fail only.
  
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    AGRI 4710/4711 - Veterinary Technology Medical Nursing and Critical Care (and lab)

    4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: AGRI 3720 , senior standing, and admittance in Vet Tech program; Corequisite: AGRI 4711;
    Description: The study of veterinary medical concept for veterinary technology students, including traditional medical nursing, emergency and critical care of multiple species, such as companion, livestock, and exotic animals.  Students will also learn proper diagnostic sampling, therapeutic techniques, physical therapy, wound management, alternative medical nursing, and intensive care therapies.
  
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    AGRI 4715 - Veterinary Technology Clinical Experience I

    2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, admittance in Vet Tech program and approval of veterinary clinical location choice by advisor and prior arrangement with agency; Pre/Corequisite: AGRI 4710/4711 ;
    Description: Veterinary technology students will practice technical skills while expanding proficiency in physical exam, diagnostic sampling, and treatment techniques.  Students will also develop medical nursing skills, emergency and critical care skills; and home communication skills through hands-on learning, in a veterinary clinical setting of student choosing (with advisor approval).
  
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    AGRI 4720/4721 - Veterinary Technology Surgical Nursing and Pharmacology (and lab)

    4 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: AGRI 4710/4711 , senior standing; Corequisite: AGRI 4721;
    Description: The study of veterinary medical concepts for veterinary technology students, including surgical nursing and pharmacology topics.  Topics will include surgical instrumentation and aseptic technique; small and large surgical nursing; veterinary dentistry; anesthesia; and pain management.
  
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    AGRI 4725 - Veterinary Technology Clinical Experience II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Senior standing, admittance in Vet Tech program and approval of veterinary clinical location choice by advisor and prior arrangement with agency; Pre/Corequisite: AGRI 4720/4721 ;
    Description: Veterinary technology students will practice technical and communication skills, and build on techniques learned in AGRI 4715, as well as, develop mastery of large and small animal surgical nursing; aseptic techniques; surgical assisting; anesthesia, pain management, and other pharmacological therapies; through hands-on learning in a veterinary clinical setting of student choosing (with advisor approval).
  
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    AGRI 4730 - Veterinary Applications

    2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing; AGRI 1310 , , 3730  
    Description: Exploration of veterinary career options in a transformative learning environment involving lecture and hands-on, veterinarian-guided experiences: focusing on animal handling and safety protocols; animal husbandry techniques; basic diagnostic procedures; analyzing theoretical and actual case studies; as well as, evaluation of challenges facing veterinary medicine professionals.
  
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    AGRI 4800/4801 - Agrometerology (and lab)

    5 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: GEOG 1010  and MATH 1010  or higher Corequisite: AGRI 4801 (lab)
    Description: The meteorological, climatological, and hydrological conditions significant to optimum crop growth and livestock, including regional suitability of crops and livestock, short-term adjustments to minimize losses from adverse weather, and long-range planning based on seasonal forecasts and climate change.  Application of GIS-based software to predict impacts of weather on agriculture.
  
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    AGRI 4910 - Special Problems

    1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Description: May be repeated for credit.
  
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    AGRI 4920 - Horse Leg and Hoof Care

    2 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Description: Basic anatomy and physiology of horse legs and feet.  Equine conformation, movement and performance.  Basic horseshoeing trimming techniques.

Allied Health Sciences

  
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    AHS 1010 - Introduction to Healthcare Professions

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: Introduction to the pursuit of health care careers.  This course will provide the student with information on all of the health care related majors available at APSU to include academic requirements, career paths available upon graduation, and requirements for successful completion of these courses of study.

Art

  
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    ART 324A-Z - Special Topics in Art History

    3 each Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 , 2020  or permission of instructor;
    Description: An in-depth study of selected topics in the history of art, including specific artists, stylistic movements, methodology, and/or art criticism. Topics to be announced. May earn up to a total of six hours of 324x courses.

     

  
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    ART 324X - Special Topics in Art History

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 2020  or permission of instructor
    Description: An in-depth study of selected topics in the history of art, including specific artists, stylistic movements, methodology, and/or art criticism. Topics to be announced.  This course is reading and writing intensive.  May earn up to a total of six hours of 324x courses.
  
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    ART 410X - Topics in Studio Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Description: Concentrated study in a studio area. In-depth research on specific artists, movements, periods, current issues, and/or problems in studio art. Topics to be announced. May be repeated but credit is limited to three hours per topic.
  
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    ART 440I - Art Internship

    3 Credit Hours
    Course Changes: number from ART 4310
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and chair
    Description: On-the-job training for art students who have art-related job opportunities. May be repeated for a second three hours but may not be enrolled in for six hours concurrently.
  
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    ART 1035 - Introduction to Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Course Changes: number from ART 1030 & title from Art Appreciation
    Description: A study of the principles and elements of design, media and artistic processes; and the relationship and influences of the visual arts on the individual and culture.
  
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    ART 1045 - Drawing I

    3 Credit Hours
    Course Changes: title from ART 1040
    Description: The fundamentals of drawing for visual arts.
  
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    ART 1050 - Drawing II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1045 
    Description: Drawing the human form and study of anatomy in composition.
  
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    ART 1070 - Electronic Imaging

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: The use of MacIntosh computer hardware and software as a visual arts tool.
  
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    ART 1340 - Foundations Studio I

    3 Credit Hours
    Course Changes: number from ART 1010 & title from Two Dimensional Design
    Description: Fundamental experience in two-dimensional design, with emphasis on the elements and principles of design and creative development, and media skills training.
  
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    ART 1350 - Foundations Studio II

    3 Credit Hours
    Course Changes: number from ART 1020 & title from Three Dimensional Design
    Description: Fundamental experiences in three-dimensional design, with emphasis on the elements and principles of design and creative development, and media skills training.
  
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    ART 2000 - Art History, Survey I

    3 Credit Hours
    Course Changes: number from ART 2010
    Description: A history of the visual arts, from cultures throughout the world from prehistory to 1300 C.E, that examines works of art within their social, political, economic, religious, technological, and philosophical contexts.
  
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    ART 2020 - Art History, Survey II

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: A history of the visual arts, from cultures throughout the world from the 13th to the 21st centuries, that examines works of art within their social, political, economic, religious, technological, and philosophical contexts.
  
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    ART 2030 - Printmaking I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 1045 
    Description: The study and practice of relief and intaglio printmaking techniques with an emphasis on the development of hand skills and basic inking and printing methods.
  
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    ART 2040 - Painting I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 1045 
    Description: The fundamentals of pictorial composition with emphasis on individual creative expression. An investigation of material and techniques in oil and polymer painting.
  
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    ART 2050 - Ceramics

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: Use of slab, coil, pinch, modeling, and introduction to wheel construction methods of forming ceramic vessels. Glazes and surface decoration are included.
  
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    ART 2070 - Sculpture I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 1045 
    Description: Introduction to sculptural techniques and materials. Included are modeling, carving, construction, and casting.
  
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    ART 2080 - Photo I for Non-Art Majors

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: Introduction to creative black and white photography using a manual 35mm camera.  Introduction to camera use, film processing and darkroom procedure.
  
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    ART 2090 - Photography I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1035 , 1350 ;
    Description: Introduction to creative black and white photography using a manual 35mm camera.  Introduction to camera use, film processing and darkroom procedure.  Photography explores as a medium of self-expression and communication.
  
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    ART 2170 - Digital Media I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1350 , 1070 
    Description: Introduction to the fundamental technical, aesthetic and theoretical concepts of video and sound.
  
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    ART 2320 - Graphic Design I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 1045  
    Description: Graphic design fundamentals and layout techniques, design of comprehensives, commercial craftsmanship, and image making.
  
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    ART 2410 - Animation I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1070 
    Description: An overview of animation principles, theory, and techniques.  Student will put theory into practice by animating projects in several different styles and mediums.
  
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    ART 2520 - Typography I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 , ART 1045 
    Description: An introduction to basic layout with type, type design, study of styles, and history of typography.
  
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    ART 3080 - Illustration I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 1045  or permission of instructor;
    Description: Exploring the invention of images related to visual communications and illustration techniques. Emphasis will be placed on research, conceptualization, and visualization processes as they related to graphic design.
  
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    ART 3090 - Collage and the Found Image

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1050 
    Description: Studio experience using found imagery (and objects) in the visual arts, with an emphasis on precedents in the 20th and 21st centuries as models for studio production.
  
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    ART 3140 - Art Education I

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: Concepts of art education in public school programs; laboratory experiments in media and techniques; and child development and learning based on visual experiences. Methods of teaching at elementary grade level.
  
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    ART 3150 - Art Education II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3140 
    Description: Study of the nature and practice of the art specialist in the teaching-learning situation. Planning educational objective, units for learning, methods of evaluation and administration of art programs in public schools. Includes 10 hours of classroom observation.
  
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    ART 3160 - Art Education III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3150 
    Description: Study of recent research findings in Art Education. Students study the history of art education and complete a comprehensive plan for a course of study in criticism of art objects. Includes 15 hours of classroom observation.
  
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    ART 3170 - Digital Media II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1070  or permission of instructor
    Description: Specialized course in the use and understanding of advanced digital imaging programs with an emphasis on motion and time. MacIntosh platform programs approached with studio art applications.
  
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    ART 3200 - History of American Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 2020  or permission of instructor
    Description: A contextual study of the achievements in painting, printmaking, sculpture, and photography in the United States from the Colonial 17th century through the 1930s Great Depression.  This course is reading and writing intensive.
  
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    ART 3210 - History of Italian Renaissance Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 , 2020  or permission of instructor
    Description: Study of the context, meaning, and style of art and architecture of the High and Late Renaissance in Italy from c. 1470 to 1570 with a focus on the life and artworks of Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Titian.  This course is reading and writing intensive.
  
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    ART 3220 - History of Modern Art in Europe

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 2020  or permission of instructor;
    Description: Study of major developments in European painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking from the 1850s through WWII.  This course is reading and writing intensive.
  
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    ART 3230 - History of Contemporary Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 2020  or permission of instructor
    Description: Study of major themes and criticism as a context for painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, performance art, and multi-media work since the 1950s.  This course is reading and writing intensive.
  
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    ART 3240 - Art History of Photography

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2020  or 2090  or permission of instructor
    Description: A study of the invention and development of photographic processes and styles from a socio-historical stance for an understanding of photography’s place in history, art history, and the history of communication.  This course is reading and writing intensive.
  
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    ART 3250 - History of Native American Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 , 2020 ;
    Description: This course focuses on the cultural significance, function, meaning, and style of historical artifacts, visual culture, and contemporary art works made by indigenous North Americans in present-day US and Canada.  This course is reading and writing intensive.
  
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    ART 3270 - History of Graphic Design

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2020  or 2320  or 2520  or permission of instructor
    Description: An in-depth study of selected topics in the history of art, including specific artists, stylistic movements, methodology, and/or art criticism. Topics to be announced. This course is reading and writing intensive. Students may earn up to a total of six hours of (324x) courses.
  
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    ART 3340 - Drawing III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1050 
    Description: Use of drawing media for creative image making.
  
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    ART 3370 - Web Design

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1070 
    Description: Focus on the design of internet sites. Emphasis placed on the visual design, navigation development, communication, and authoring websites.
  
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    ART 3410 - Animation II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2410 ;
    Description: 3D computer graphics software will be introduced as a tool for character animation.  Students will gain a basic understanding of the use and creation of 3D assets.
  
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    ART 3430 - Printmaking II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 1045 
    Description: The study and practice of photo-mechanical processes as they relate to printmaking. Techniques will include photo-silkscreen and various print formats using traditional and experimental image-making methods.
  
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    ART 3440 - Painting II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2040 
    Description: A continuation of any painting medium or combination of medium, with emphasis on individual problems and the organization of ideas in creative design.
  
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    ART 3450 - Ceramic Sculpture

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1350 , 1045 
    Description: Use of clay bodies to construct sculpture forms utilizing slab, modeling, coil, cast, thrown, extruded or experimental forming techniques to make creative statements in sculpture.
  
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    ART 3520 - Typography II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2520 
    Description: Advanced study in typographic design and layout including typeface design, complex systems of type hierarchy, and the application of type to digital and print media.
  
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    ART 3530 - Printmaking III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2030 , 2320  or permission of instructor
    Description: The study and practice of letterpress printing with a focus on the history and production of broadsides, artists’ books, and/or editioned portfolios of prints.
  
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    ART 3540 - Drawing IV, Thematic Development Drawing

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2000 , 2020 , 3340 
    Description: An advanced drawing course in which students develop and explore self- directed serial imagery, and examine their work in both an historical and contemporary critical context.
  
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    ART 3550 - Glazes and Surface Design

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2050 
    Description: Advanced experimentation in design and creation of surface effects and coatings on fired ceramic objects, especially glaze formulating.
  
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    ART 3560 - Painting, Watercolor I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 , 1045 
    Description: Explore the concepts and techniques of pictorial composition using watercolor. Intermediate level studio course for students with proven skills in drawing and painting.
  
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    ART 3570 - Sculpture II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2070 
    Description: A continuation of Sculpture I with emphasis on personal artistic development in combining media and techniques in sculptural forms.
  
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    ART 3590 - Photography II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2090  
    Description: A continuation of Photography I. Students work toward improving their technical skills and developing a personal direction for their work. Medium format cameras are introduced in addition to 35mm.
  
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    ART 3650 - Pottery-Ceramics II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1350 , 2050  or permission of instructor
    Description: Advanced work in design and techniques of creating ceramic vessels.
  
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    ART 3690 - Digital Photography

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1070 
    Description: Exploration of photography through digital media, to include digital camera, computer hardware, and software.
  
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    ART 3940 - Form and Idea

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1340 , 1350 , 1045 ;
    Description: Concentrated study for all media integrating intent through material processes.  Study towards the development of independent work through research, linked thematic projects, critique, and written statements of intent,  May be repeated for a total of six hours in a subsequent semester.
  
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    ART 4040 - Painting III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3440 
    Description: Advanced studio experiences for painters, exploring content, techniques, and mediums employed by contemporary artists. Studies in professional portfolio development for painters, and technical preparations and display of works on panel and canvas.
  
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    ART 4050 - Pottery-Ceramics III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3650  or permission of instructor
    Description: Advanced skills in clay technique, glaze formulation and firing techniques.  Historical and contemporary works will be emphasized.
  
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    ART 4060 - Painting, Watercolor II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3560 
    Description: Advanced studio experience for watercolors; exploring content, techniques, and mediums employed by 19th and 20th century Asian and Western artists. Topics include studies for development of a professional watercolor portfolio and presentation/display of works on paper.
  
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    ART 4070 - Sculpture III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3570 
    Description: This course will focus on critical thinking, creative problem solving, and development of a personal visual vocabulary. Students will research contemporary issues in sculpture and use those ideas in the development of their personal work.
  
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    ART 4080 - Illustration II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3080 
    Description: Focus on the development of a personal technique, style, posture and vocabulary. Emphasis will be on images that concentrate on book and editorial illustration.
  
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    ART 4085 - Illustration III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 4080 
    Description: Advanced studio experience for illustrators. Topics will include the relationship of image to text, narrative development, and self-directed imagery.
  
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    ART 4090 - Problems in Art

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    Description: A continuation of work in a specific media under the direction of an instructor in a scheduled class. May be repeated for a second three hours but may not be enrolled in for six hours concurrently.
  
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    ART 4120 - Graphic Design II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2320 
    Description: Intermediate study and skill development in the visual elements and media used in layout and design development for comprehensives.
  
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    ART 4125 - Graphic Design III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2520 , 4120 
    Description: Advanced study and skill development in the visual elements and media used in layout and design development for comprehensives.
  
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    ART 4130 - Design Center

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 2520 , 4120 
    Description: This advanced graphic design course provides students with an opportunity to work with clients in the non-profit sector on all aspects of visual communication projects.  As in the design industry, students will have the opportunity to use their technical and conceptual skills within a team format.
  
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    ART 4150 - Senior Thesis I

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Approval/acceptance to the BFA program. Approval of semester contract by instructor. ART 4150 and ART 4160  must be taken during different semesters .
    Description: A lecture/lab course focused on creating and critiquing a substantial body of work (i.e., thesis) for students’ senior exhibitions or final portfolios. Students will select faculty mentors to oversee their studio work. This course may not be taken simultaneously with ART 4160 .
  
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    ART 4160 - Senior Thesis II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 4150 , approval of semester contract by instructor.
    Description: A capstone course for BFA Majors that focuses on the business of art by directing students to define their professional goals, discuss career options, and develop a professional portfolio. Students continue independent work with their faculty mentors. Students will present a final exhibition of work that is representative of their course of study.
  
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    ART 4170 - Digital Media III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 1350 , 1070 , 1050 
    Description: Students will be introduced to the workflow of animation, scripting to screen, in a digital environment.
  
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    ART 4190 - Photography III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3590 ;  
    Description: A continuation of Photography II. Historical and alternative processes integrated with digital technology.  Large format cameras are introduced.  Concept development is emphasized.
  
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    ART 4370 - Web Design II

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3370 
    Description:  An advanced study and skill development in the visual elements and media used in web design.
  
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    ART 4410 - Animation III

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 3410 ;
    Description: The basics of 3D animation body mechanics will be explored.  Students will animate characters with a focus on believable weight and physics.
  
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    ART 4415 - Animation IV

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ART 4410 
    Description: A study and practical development of acting techniques for 3D animation.  Students will utilized new work flows such as lip-sync and acting reference in the creation of dialogue shots.
  
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    ART 4444 - Advanced Problem Solving in Graphic Design

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor;
    Description: A continuation of advanced study and skill development in the area of graphic design.  In-depth research on specific designers, movements, current issues, and/or problems related to graphic design.  May be repeated for a second three hours but may not be enrolled in for six hours concurrently.
  
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    CECA 3010 - Artists in the Community

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of instructor
    Description: An introduction to arts outreach, including its role in and programming for the community.  Students will receive training and experience creating effective outreach programs and will collaborate with students and faculty from other artistic disciplines as they prepare and deliver arts outreach presentations for various off-campus venues.

Asia

  
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    ASIA 1001 - Japan through Manga and Anime

    3 Credit Hours
    Description: Manga and anime provide a popular window into Japanese culture and language. Designed for the beginner, this class allows students to explore Japan through these popular mediums.

Astronomy

  
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    ASTR 440R - Research in Astronomy

    1 to 3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ASTR 1010/1011 , 1020/1021  with grades of “C” or higher, and permission of instructor
    Description: Research activities in astronomy agreed on by the students and instructor which may emphasize lab techniques or data acquisition and analysis. Written and oral reports are required. May be repeated for a total of up to 9 credit hours.
  
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    ASTR 1010/1011 - Planetary Astronomy (and lab)

    4 Credit Hours
    Corequisite: ASTR 1011
    Description: The subjects of planetary astronomy such as the planets and their moons, planetary geology, the sun, the origin of the solar system; the tools and methods of astronomy including celestial observation, light and other types of radiation, telescopes and spectroscopy. Laboratory 1011 is to be taken concurrently.
  
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    ASTR 1020/1021 - Stellar Astronomy (and lab)

    4 Credit Hours
    Corequisite: ASTR 1021
    Description: The subjects of stellar astronomy such as starbirth, star life, star death, pulsars, black holes, galaxies, quasars and cosmology; the tools and methods of astronomy including locating and naming stars and constellations, light and other radiation, telescopes and spectroscopy. Laboratory 1021 is to be taken concurrently.
  
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    ASTR 2010 - Problems in Planetary Astronomy

    1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Completion of core math course Corequisite: ASTR 1010/1011 
    Description: Problems to accompany ASTR 1010/1011  Planetary Astronomy for students seeking a mathematical foundation to planetary astronomy.
  
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    ASTR 2011 - Introduction to Observational Astronomy

    1 Credit Hours
    Description: An introduction to the basic techniques of observational astronomy.  Setting up, aligning, initializing and using equatorial and alt-az telescope mounts, learning the stars and constellations of the night sky, observing double stars, star clusters, nebulae and galaxies.  This is a three hour one credit laboratory course requiring night observing.
  
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    ASTR 2020 - Problems in Stellar Astronomy

    1 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: Completion of core math course Corequisite: ASTR 1020/1021 
    Description: Problems to accompany ASTR 1020/1021  Stellar Astronomy for students seeking a mathematical foundation to stellar astronomy.
  
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    ASTR 3005/3006 - Observational Astronomy (and lab)

    2 Credit Hours
    Corequisite: ASTR 3006
    Description: This course will involve a significant number of night time observing hours each week. Students will learn the constellations and stars of the night sky.  They will learn to set up, align, and use several different types of telescopes.
  
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    ASTR 3010 - History of Astronomy

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ASTR 1010/1011 , 1020/1021 
    Description: This course examines the historical development of the science of astronomy. Beginning with the ancient cultures and their religious associations with astronomy through the philosophies of the ancient Greeks and moving into the renaissance era with Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and finally Newton. The course concludes with the modern era and the development of modern theories in astronomy and astrophysics.
  
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    ASTR 3020 - Cosmology

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: MATH 1110  or higher, ASTR 1010/1011 , 1020/1021 
    Description: This course examines current theories on the origin and evolution of the universe. The subjects of the course will include the Big Bang theory, cosmological inflation, dark matter, dark energy and the final fate of the universe.
  
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    ASTR 3030/3031 - Methods and Instrumentation in Astronomy (and lab)

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: PHYS 2020/2021  or 2120/2121   Corequisite: ASTR 3031
    Description: Detailed introduction to the techniques and instrumentation used in modern observational astronomy.  Includes astronomical sources, observational limits, telescopes, atmospheric effects, spectrographs, single-channel detectors and advanced solid-state detectors of all types.
  
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    ASTR 3040 - Astrobiology

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: A core math course. At least one course (but two is recommended) in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Geology is required.
    Description: Introduction to Astrobiology. Topics include the formation of stars and planets, stellar habitable zones, properties of life, origin and evolution of life on Earth, the search for life elsewhere in the Universe, mass extinctions, extremophiles, space missions, SETI, Drake equation. Designed for non-science, liberal arts majors.
  
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    ASTR 4000/4001 - Astrophotography (and lab)

    3 Credit Hours
    Prerequisite: ASTR 1010/1011 , 1020/1021 ; Corequisite: ASTR 4001
    Description: This course will involve a significant number of night time observing hours each week. Students will learn the fundamentals of astrophotography using web cams, digital, CCD and video cameras and the techniques of image processing for scientific and esthetic value. A basic knowledge of photography, either 35mm or digital is essential for successful completion of this course.
 

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