Dec 11, 2018  
2009-2010 Bulletin 
    
2009-2010 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 
  
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    ART 102 - Art Appreciation

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to visual art surveying the meanings, purposes, styles, elements, and principles of art, along with the history of art and the various media used to create works of art.

    Note: This course is for non-Art majors only.

  
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    ART 103 - Design I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    An introductory studio experience exploring the principles of two-dimensional design and color theory.

  
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    ART 104 - Design II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    An introductory studio experience exploring the principles of three-dimensional design and the organization of space.

  
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    ART 105 - Drawing I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    An introductory studio experience designed to explore the fundamentals of drawing and drawing-related media. Emphasis is placed on the use of a variety of drawing tools and materials.

  
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    ART 106 - Drawing II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 105

    A continuation of an introductory studio experience designed to explore the fundamentals of drawing and drawing-related media. Emphasis is placed on the use of a variety of drawing tools and materials.

  
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    ART 195 - Computers in Art

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 103, 105 or CA 300 or permission of the Department Chair of Art and Design

    A studio laboratory course where students learn computer basics as they relate to the visual arts. Emphasis is on graphics and web design programs.

    Note: Computer lab access is required.

  
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    ART 205 - Figure Drawing I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 105

    This course consists of working from the model in various media. Emphasis is placed on developing draftsmanship and precision of observation, as well as expressing a personal statement.

  
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    ART 206 - Drawing III

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 106

    An advanced level course that encourages a more personalized development in drawing techniques and modes of individual expression.

  
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    ART 211 - Art History Survey I

    Credits: 3

    A survey covering art and architecture from the prehistoric period to the end of the Middle Ages. Emphasis is on art of the Western world, but non-Western art is included as well.

  
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    ART 212 - Art History Survey II

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Students are strongly encouraged to take ART 211 first

    A survey covering the history of art and architecture from the Renaissance to today. Emphasis is on art of the Western world, but non-Western art is included as well.

  
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    ART 220 - Fine Arts Photography I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 103 or permission of the Department Chair of Art and Design

    A foundation for fine arts photography techniques and how these techniques relate to graphic design and fine arts. Emphasis will be placed on film processing and printing techniques such as photograms and solarization.

    Note: Manual 35mm camera is needed for class.

  
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    ART 230 - Clay Arts I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Studio experience in designing and creating three-dimensional pottery and sculptural forms. Basic construction methods (including potter’s wheel) are introduced along with decorating and glazing techniques.

  
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    ART 236 - Fiber Arts I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    An introductory studio experience exploring the fiber arts/weaving media utilizing two- and three-dimensional compositions.

  
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    ART 238 - Sculpture I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    A laboratory course in applied principles and practices in sculpture and constructive design including experiences in carving, modeling, casting and construction with a variety of materials.

  
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    ART 260 - Illustration I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    Black and white illustrations techniques found in magazines, books and advertising will be emphasized.

  
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    ART 261 - Typography

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106, 195

    This course explores basic typographic design with an emphasis on type and letterform as design elements. Topics covered will include: The evolution of typography, anatomy of typography, syntax and communication, legibility, typographic technology, and type styles.

  
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    ART 262 - Graphic Design I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106, 195

    Basic typography design with an emphasis on type and letter form as design elements. Print formats such as mechanicals. T-shirt design and logo design will be introduced.

    Note: Computer experience helpful.

  
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    ART 270 - Watercolor Painting I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 103, 105

    Problems in a wide variety of transparent watercolor techniques.

  
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    ART 295 - Web Design

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ART 195 computers in Art or permission of the Art and Design Department Chair

    This course will introduce students to the design and technical requirements necessary to produce basic websites.

  
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    ART 301 - Art as a Profession

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: ART 211, 212

    This course examines those issues that artists must be aware of, and plan for, as they develop their career goals. An examination of those elements needed to properly study and critique one’s own work is combined with a detailed exploration of the steps needed to prepare for life after graduation.

  
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    ART 305 - Figure Drawing II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 205

    The course includes drawing from the model and study of anatomical structure and musculature.

  
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    ART 310 - Nineteenth-Century European Art History

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Students are strongly advised to take ART 211 and 212 first

    This course is a survey course covering nineteenth-century European art.

  
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    ART 313 - Twentieth-Century Art History

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Students are strongly advised to take ART 211 and 212 first

    A survey course covering twentieth-century Western art, beginning with a foundation in art of the late nineteenth century and ending with contemporary art.

  
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    ART 315 - Women Artists in History

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Either ART 102, 211, 212 or permission of the Art and Design Department Chair

    A survey of women artists in history as well as representations of women in art from antiquity to the present.

    Also listed as WS 315
    Note: Courses with a WS prefix cannot be used toward an area of concentration or a secondary certification area. Students wanting to use this course toward their certification area must enroll in the ART section of this course.

  
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    ART 316 - American Art

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Students are strongly advised to take ART 211 and 212 first

    A survey of American art from Colonial times to the present.

  
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    ART 320 - Fine Arts Photography II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 220

    An upper level studio experience which places more emphasis on technical studies and experimental approaches in creating the photographic image.

  
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    ART 321 - Digital Photography

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ART 195, 220

    A beginning level explanation of digital media in relation to the creation of fine art photographs. Emphasis will be on image capture, editing via graphic programs and creation of conceptual works of art.

    Note: A digital camera must be purchased for use in the course.

  
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    ART 330 - Clay Arts II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 230

    Continuation of ART 230 with more emphasis on the development of individual styles through concentrated studio work. Studies in ceramic history and technology.

  
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    ART 334 - Metal Arts I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106, or permission of the Department Chair of Art and Design

    Principles and practice in metal crafts and jewelry including enameling. Assigned reading, illustrated lectures, and demonstrations.

  
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    ART 336 - Fiber Arts II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 236

    A continued study of the fiber arts/weaving media with emphasis on the complexity of imagery and skill of technique.

  
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    ART 338 - Sculpture II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 238

    An advanced studio experience designed to further explore sculpture media.

  
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    ART 340 - Art Education: Materials and Methods in Teaching Art

    Credits: 3

    The object of this course is an education experience in art and the teaching of art at the elementary and secondary levels. Techniques in various art media and stages of creative development are studied in relation to different age levels.

  
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    ART 360 - Illustration II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 260

    Advanced illustration techniques, including the use of color.

  
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    ART 361 - History of Graphic Design

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ART 211, 212

    This course examines Graphic Design history as a parallel development to Fine Arts that emerges in the 1920’s as a movement both distinct from Fine Art as an art form in itself. The course will touch on important periods, events and people in Graphic Design history, but will focus on the 20th century and its contribution to the field.

  
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    ART 362 - Graphic Design II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 262

    Brochure layout, poster design, letterhead, envelope and business card layout, resume composition, design and layout and portfolio presentation will be stressed.

  
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    ART 365 - Calligraphy and Lettering Design I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    A studio course designed to acquaint the student with a number of historic letter styles and to develop a proficiency in using them in contemporary ways for personal pleasure and commercial purposes. Special attention is given to layout and design problems.

  
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    ART 370 - Watercolor Painting II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 270

    An advanced studio experience designed to further explore watercolor media.

  
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    ART 375 - Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media I

    Credits: 3

    6 hrs per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    Painting with acrylics on various surfaces and with various mixed media.

  
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    ART 377 - Oil Painting I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    An introduction to oil painting techniques and styles. Problems in color and experimentation with impasto and glazing.

  
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    ART 380 - Printmaking/Seriography I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    An introductory studio experience exploring the techniques of the screen print media to produce a professional edition of work.

  
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    ART 381 - Printmaking/Intaglio and Embossment I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    An introductory studio experience exploring the techniques of the intaglio print media to produce a professional edition of work.

  
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    ART 382 - Printmaking/Relief Printing I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    An introductory studio experience exploring the techniques of the relief print media to produce a professional edition of work.

  
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    ART 383 - Printmaking/Lithography I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    An introductory studio experience exploring the techniques of the lithography print media to produce a professional edition of work.

  
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    ART 384 - Printmaking/Collagraph I

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 104, 106

    An introductory studio experience exploring the techniques of the collagraph print media to produce a professional edition of work.

  
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    ART 399 - Special Topics in Art and Design

    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite: Permission of the Department Chair of Art and Design

    Special topics related to the fields of studio art, art education, graphic design, or art history.

    Note: May be repeated for a maximum of six hours.

  
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    ART 405 - Figure Drawing III

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 305

    A studio course where the student develops a significant portfolio of drawings. Media used, number of drawings completed, and time involved in developing images may vary, but all work should represent thoughtful, personal statements. A more intensive study of master draughtsman is expected. A sketchbook must also be maintained. The student may be requested to leave one or two examples for the University permanent collection. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of the figure drawings produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 420 - Fine Arts Photography III

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ART 320

    Advanced level expectations in developing unique photographic images. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of the photographs produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 421 - Advanced Digital Photography

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: ART 321

    A continued exploration of digital media and techniques in relation to the creation of fine art photographs. Emphasis will be placed on the ongoing development of highly personal imagery.

  
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    ART 430 - Clay Arts III

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 330

    Advanced level expectations from students working on individually set goals. Continued emphasis in studying ceramic history, contemporary trends, and ceramic technology. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of clay artworks produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 434 - Metal Arts II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 334

    An advanced studio experience that explores advanced techniques in jewelry making and metal fabrication. Enameling, acid etching, stone setting, and advanced waxing will be explored in this hands-on course. Approximately 6-10 projects will be executed after research and design development. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of the jewelry and metal artworks produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 436 - Fiber Arts III

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 336

    An advanced studio experience designed to further explore the fiber art/weaving media. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of the fiber artworks produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 438 - Sculpture III

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 338

    An advanced studio experience in which students are expected to display advanced knowledge and expertise in one or more sculpture media. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of sculptures produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 452 - Internship

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: Admission to major, advanced standing

    Student-planned work experience related to their major area of study.

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours at different locations.

  
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    ART 462 - Graphic Design III

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 362

    An emphasis will be placed on production mechanicals, storyboards, packaging design, direct-mail design and corporate image design. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of designs produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 469 - Calligraphy and Lettering Design II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 365

    A studio course where the student, familiar with basic italic and at least two other hands, will study two alphabets of their choosing for the development of at least four finished examples. The instructor may retain one example. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of calligraphy artworks produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 475 - Acrylic Painting and Mixed Media II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 375

    A studio course where the student extends her/his study of acrylics in more personally expressive and a more singularly focused direction. The number of works completed will vary with the scale, complexity and other particulars of the individual students work as proposed. The student may be requested to leave one example for the University’s permanent collection.

  
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    ART 477 - Oil Painting II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 377

    A studio course where the student extends her/his study of oil in a more personal and singular direction. Different handling of media will be selected with the advice of the instructor. A portfolio of work will be completed, with number, scale, complexity and color manipulation to be worked out individually. The student may be requested to leave one example for the University’s permanent collection.

  
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    ART 479 - Advanced Painting

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 475 or 477or permission of the Department Chair of Art and Design

    Advanced problems in painting. Emphasis on direction and cohesion in body of work. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of the paintings produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 480 - Printmaking/Seriography II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 380

    A continued study of the screen print media with emphasis on the complexity of imagery and the consistency of the edition.

  
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    ART 481 - Printmaking/Intaglio and Embossment II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 381

    A continued study of the intaglio print media with emphasis on the complexity of imagery and the consistency of the edition.

  
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    ART 482 - Printmaking/Relief Printing II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 382

    A continued study of the relief print media with emphasis on the complexity of imagery and the consistency of the edition.

  
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    ART 483 - Printmaking/Lithography II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 383

    A continued study of the lithography print media with emphasis on the complexity of imagery and the consistency of the edition.

  
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    ART 484 - Printmaking/Collagraph II

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 384

    A continued study of the collagraph print media with emphasis on the complexity of imagery and the consistency of the edition.

  
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    ART 489 - Advanced Printmaking

    Credits: 3

    6 hours per week

    Prerequisite: ART 480, 481, 482, 483, or 484 or permission of the Department Chair of Art and Design

    Emphasis will be placed on an extensive exploration and specialization in one or more related printing areas. The various printmaking techniques under further study are relief printing, lithography, intaglio, collagraphy, embossment, and serigraphy. Evaluation will be based on the successful execution of a significant image in a skilled technique and presented in a professional manner. Students repeating this course are expected to build on previous knowledge and expertise. For those students, the methods of working and the number and complexity of the prints produced are determined through consultation with the instructor (based on the student’s current skill level).

    Note: Can be repeated for a maximum of 12 hours.

  
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    ART 490A - Supervised Independent Project in Art – Graphic Design/Illustration

    Credits: 3

    An advanced studio experience designed to further explore the art media. Written project proposal required prior to enrollment.

    Note: Enrollment by permission of Department Chair of Art and Design.

  
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    ART 490B - Supervised Independent Project in Art – Studio Art

    Credits: 3

    An advanced studio experience designed to further explore the art media. Written project proposal required prior to enrollment.

    Note: Enrollment by permission of Department Chair of Art and Design.

  
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    ART 491 - Supervised Independent Research in Art

    Credits: 3

    In-depth research on a specific subject from art history or art criticism. A final research paper is required. Written research proposal required prior to enrollment.

    Note: Enrollment by permission of Department Chair of Art and Design.

  
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    AS 101 - Foundations of the United States Air Force I

    Credits: 2

    Lecture-Practicum 1-2

    Surveys Air Force’s role in contemporary world, with emphasis on strategic offensive and defensive forces. Includes military professionalism and officership and an assessment of oral and written communication skills.

    Fall semester
  
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    AS 102 - Foundations of the United States Air Force II

    Credits: 2

    Lecture-Practicum 1-2

    A continuation of AS 101 with emphasis on general purpose and support forces.

    Spring semester
  
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    AS 201 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power I

    Credits: 2

    Lecture-Practicum 1-2

    Study of air power development and employment in support of national objectives and an examination of the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine. An assessment of oral communication skills, and continued emphasis on the development of oral and written communication skills.

    Fall semester
  
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    AS 202 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space II

    Credits: 2

    Lecture-Practicum 1-2

    A continuation of AS 201 with emphasis on air power since WWII. An assessment of oral communication skills, and continued emphasis on the development of oral and written communication skills.

    Spring semester
  
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    AS 301 - Air Force Leadership Studies I

    Credits: 3

    Lecture-Practicum 3-2

    An integrated leadership course emphasizing leadership and management concepts and skills. Examines motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication, decision making, ethics, organizational power, and managerial strategy. Includes preparing and delivering various types of speeches and a study of effective writing in the preparation of Air Force correspondence.

    Fall semester
  
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    AS 302 - Air Force Leadership Studies II

    Credits: 3

    Lecture-Practicum 3-2

    A continuation of AS 301 wish emphasis on general purpose and support forces.

    Spring semester
  
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    AS 401 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I

    Credits: 3

    Lecture-Practicum 3-2

    Study of U.S. National Security Affairs. Examines formulation, organization, and implementation of national security. Includes military professionalism, officership, air and space doctrine, the military justice system, civil-military interaction, and Laws of War. Applications of oral communication skills and writing skills in typical military situations. Preparation for active duty provides essential information for new 2nd Lieutenants.

    Fall semester
  
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    AS 402 - National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II

    Credits: 3

    Lecture-Practicum 3-2

    A continuation of AS 401.

    Spring semester
  
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    BS 400 - Senior Seminar

    Credits: 2

    Seminar-Discussion

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, 102, 230 or BSM 241.
    Prerequisite or concurrent enrollment: BSB 310, 322, 332 (except for biology with teacher certification majors), senior standing, and successful completion (grade of C or better) of at least 28 semester hours of BSB and/or BSM courses


    A seminar-style course with emphasis on three areas of the biological sciences: Cellular/Molecular, Genetics/Evolution, and Organismal/Environmental. Pertinent books and articles will be discussed which integrate the biological sciences at its different levels, with emphasis on broad-scale and critical thinking, general integrative themes, scientific method, history of science, and human connections.

  
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    BSB 101 - General Biology I

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    An introductory course designed to provide an overview of the following topics in biology: the scientific method, evolution, classical genetics, molecular genetics and biochemistry, mutations and molecular evolution, and population genetics.

    Note: It is strongly recommended that BSB 101 be taken before BSB 102.

  
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    BSB 101L - General Biology I Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, or concurrent enrollment in BSB 101

    A laboratory course designed to complement lectures presented in Biology 101.

  
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    BSB 102 - General Biology II

    Credits: 3

    Lecture

    An introductory course designed to provide an overview of the following topics in biology: cell structure, phylogeny, physiology, and ecology.

    Note: It is strongly recommended that BSB 101 be taken before BSB 102.

  
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    BSB 102L - General Biology II Laboratory

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: BSB 102, or concurrent enrollment in BSB 102

    A laboratory course designed to complement lectures presented in Biology 102.

  
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    BSB 141 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I

    Credits: 4

    Lecture - Laboratory

    A study of human anatomy and human physiology including the scientific method, cell theory and cell structure, tissues, the integumentary system, the skeletomuscular system, and the respiratory system.

    Note: This course does not ocunt toward the Biology major or the Biology with Teacher Certification major.

  
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    BSB 142 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 141.

    A continuation of the study of human anatomy and human physiology begun in BSB 141. Topics will include the circulatory system, the excretory system, the digestive system and metabolism, the reproductive system, and the nervous system.

    Note: This course does not count toward the Biology major or the Biology with Teacher Certification major.

  
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    BSB 201 - Humans: Origins and Ecology

    Credits: 3

    An introductory course with emphasis on humans as a biological species, human evolution from early primates, and human ecology with considerations of populations, resource depletion, and waste production/pollution.

    Note: May be used by non-science majors as a laboratory science if taken concurrently with BSB 102L.

  
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    BSB 230 - General Genetics

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, 102 (w/labs)

    An introduction to the study of the transmission and expression of genetic information. Studying molecular genetics (replication, mutation, repair, and expression of genetic material) will provide the basis of understanding of Mendelian, cellular, and population genetics. Material will include discussion of historical experiments important to the development of the field and of ethical issues raised by modern genetic technologies. This course will prepare students for more advanced topics, e.g. BSB 332 Cellular and Molecular Biology, BSM 452 Immunology, and BSB/PSC 467 Biochemistry.

  
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    BSB 251 - General Botany

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, 102 (w/labs)

    A study of the comparative structure, function, and ecology of organisms that have traditionally been treated as members of the Plant Kingdom, including algae, fungi, bryophytes, and vascular plants. Particular attention will be paid to the ecological, economic, and medical importance of the groups studied.

  
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    BSB 255 - Pathophysiology

    Credits: 3

    Lecture only

    Prerequisite: BSB 120 and knowledge of basic chemistry

    A consideration of the disturbances of normal physiology, the mechanisms producing these disturbances, and the ways in which they are expressed symptomatically.

  
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    BSB 303 - Comparative Anatomy

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, 102 (w/labs)

    Comparative anatomy of the organ systems of representative vertebrate animals with emphasis on evolutionary trends in structure.

  
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    BSB 310 - General Ecology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, 102 (w/labs); BSB 230 or BSM 241 and MA 123 recommended

    A study of basic ecological principles and methods, ecosystems, communities, populations, evolutionary ecology, applications to human ecology, and selected current research topics.

    Note: Saturday field trips may be planned.

  
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    BSB 313 - Methods and Materials in the Teaching of Science in the Secondary School

    Credits: 3

    This course is designed to give the student a knowledge of methods in the teaching of science in junior and senior high school. Emphasis will be placed on practical applications, such as laboratory preparation and safety, animal care and handling, and teaching and classroom management. Each student will have the opportunity to do some teaching in the general biology laboratories at MUW. Students will also review current reference materials on science teaching, as well as state adopted textbooks in biology.

    Note: Only open to students admitted to Teacher Education. This course is taught concurrently with PS 313. This course does not count toward fulfillment of the requirements for the Biology major. It is for teacher certification only.

  
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    BSB 322 - Animal Physiology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101,102 (w/labs) and PSC 111, 112 (w/labs)

    An advanced animal physiology lecture and laboratory course that stresses principles and mechanisms of animal function. Emphasis is on the physiology of a wide spectrum of animals, both invertebrate and vertebrate, with attention given to molecular, cellular and organismic levels.

  
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    BSB 332 - Cellular and Molecular Biology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101,102 (w/labs), BSB 230 or BSM 241, and PSC 111,112 (w/labs)

    A one-semester survey emphasizing various molecular pathways necessary to cell functioning, including protein sorting, cell-signaling, cell cycle control, and apoptosis. This course also highlights selected techniques and tools of molecular biology used in experiments relating to the topics covered.

  
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    BSB 346 - Evolutionary Biology

    Credits: 4

    Prerequisite: BSB 101-102 (w/labs), BSB 230. Recommended: BSB 310 (General Ecology).

    An overview of how evolutionary biology underpins, informs, and impacts all areas of biological thought and research. Course content will integrate evolutionary concepts with four main areas of biological science - genetics, molecular biology, organismal biology, and environmental biology.

  
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    BSB 351 - Plant Physiology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101w/lab, 102 w/lab, and PSC 111 w/lab. Prerequisite/Corequisite: PSC 112 w/lab. BSB 251 recommended

    A study of the life processes of green plants. Topics such as photosynthesis, on every level from the molecular to the ecological; transport of water and solutes; nitrogen fixation; and the physiology of stages of development from seed germination to senescence will be examined.

  
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    BSB 367 - Invertebrates

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101,102 (w/labs)

    A comparative study of the major groups of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial invertebrate animals with emphasis on structure, life histories, ecology, and distribution. Laboratories will involve identification of specimens, anatomical studies, and occasional field trips.

  
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    BSB 368 - Vertebrates

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101,102 (w/labs); BSB 303 recommended.

    An introduction to the classes of living vertebrates, with emphasis on classification, morphology and natural history. Laboratories will involve identification of specimens, anatomical studies, and occasional field trips.

  
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    BSB 405 - Insect Biology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: 12 credits of BSB and/or BSM courses at the 200 level or above

    A study of the comparative anatomy, physiology, ecology, diversity, evolution, behavior, and development of insects. An emphasis will be placed in using insects as experiments, dissections, collection, and identification of specimens.

  
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    BSB 408 - Animal Behavior

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: 12 credits of BSB and/or BSM courses at the 200 level or above

    A comparative study of animal behavior with major emphasis on evolutionary, developmental, physiological, genetic, and ecological aspects of vertebrate and invertebrate animal behavior.

  
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    BSB 452 - Immunology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture

    Prerequisite: BSB 230. BSB 332 highly recommended.

    A study of modern concepts of host defense mechanisms with emphasis on how immunoglobulins are produced, as well as the processes of cellular immunity.

  
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    BSB 453 - Developmental Biology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101, 102 (w/labs); BSB 303 strongly recommended

    General principles of development with special emphasis on fertilization, cleavage, germ-layer formation and organogenesis. The laboratory consists of embryological studies of Amphioxus, frog tadpole, chick, and pig, with emphasis on experimental analysis of living material.

  
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    BSB 454 - Parasitology

    Credits: 4

    Lecture-Laboratory

    Prerequisite: BSB 101,102 (w/labs), BSM 131 or BSM 340, BSB 120 or BSB 322

    A study of the parasitic protozoa, helminths and arthropods of medical and economic importance. Emphasis will be placed on morphology, habitat, life cycles and control.

 

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