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Description of Courses

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ART ART (Evans School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

102. Two-Dimensional Design - 2-2-3
Study of two-dimensional design through problems solved and executed using various traditional and digital-imaging media; study and application of color theory.

201. Survey of Art I - 3-0-3
Art and architecture from the prehistoric period to the Renaissance, including an introduction to the fundamental principles and elements of design. Examination of works with regard to iconography, style, technique and function within a chronological framework.

202. Survey of Art II - 3-0-3
Art and architecture from the Renaissance to the 20th century, including an introduction to the fundamental principles and elements of design. Examination of works with regard to iconography, style, technique and function within a chronological framework.
220. Beginning Drawing - 2-2-3
Drawing with pencil, pen and ink; and use of other traditional materials. Investigation into seeing with emphasis on composition and experimentation.

228. Topics in Art - 1 to 3 hours
Special topics in art offered on demand for areas of study not covered by the regular art curriculum. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

230. Irish Art Seminar - 3-0-3
A study of the art of Ireland focusing on painting and sculpture but including other areas as well-poetry, theatre, architecture, history and politics.

284. Hand Building Clay - 2-2-3
Ceramic hand-building techniques pursued through a series of assigned problems using terra cotta, stoneware and casting clays and appropriate glazing and decorating methods. Study of basic glaze formulation and decorating procedures included. Materials fee.

301. The Renaissance in Italy - 1-0-1
On-site study of the art, architecture and culture of Italy from the 14th to the 16th centuries including visits to museums and monuments of art and architecture in Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Rome. Includes seminar, guided tours, cuisine classes and immersion in local contemporary culture. Meets in Florence, Italy. May be repeated for credit with the consent of instructor.

304. Art Education for Early Childhood and Middle Grades - 2-2-3
Competency-based art-education program with emphasis on the nature of art, curriculum, developmental growth of children, methodology of teaching, and creative use of art processes and materials. Art-education majors will participate in field experience as part of the requirements for this course.

308. Ancient Greek and Roman Art - 3-0-3
Study of sculpture, painting, pottery and architectural manifestations from the Bronze Age in the Aegean to the Hellenistic world and from the Etruscans through Republican and Imperial Rome.

320WI. Renaissance Art - 3-0-3
The origins and development of Renaissance painting, sculpture and architecture in the western world, beginning with a study of Medieval art.

321. Figure Drawing - 2-2-3
Problems of life drawing from the model; initial work from muscle plates and the skeleton, culminating in a series of live-figure drawings that include studies of hands, faces, etc.

325. Baroque and Rococo Art - 3-0-3
Seventeenth- and 18th-century European painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, France, Germany and England.

327. Web Design I - 3-0-3
Introduction to designing and building effective web sites that integrate visual, structural and content design in completed sites. Work with appropriate HTML, CSS, CGI and other Web-design software to build effective sites. PR: ART 102 or COM 305.

330WI. Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art - 3-0-3
The art and architecture of ancient Mexico (mesoamerican) and ancient Peru (Andean), as well as the colonial and modern Latin-American periods.

350. Light Media - 2-2-3
Photographic imaging through production of silver prints using a modified Zone System approach to exposure and development and through production of digital images using digital camera and other input; image manipulation and transformation, using the latest imaging software. Emphasis on the creative development of imagery with artistic, aesthetic and technical strength. May be repeated for credit with the consent of the instructor.

351. Digital Imaging - 2-2-3
Initiation of the student into the digital-visual medium, with a particular focus on painting and image-processing techniques using the personal computer; methods for combining traditional and electronic image-making. Projects ranging from commercial application to artistically experimental. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

379. Throwing Clay - 2-2-3
Introduction to throwing clay on the potter's wheel, with instruction in the formulation and glazes, and numerous firing methods. Materials fee. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor.

382. Printmaking - 2-2-3
Graphic-art techniques developed in intaglio and relief processes, including etching, engraving, drypoint, soft and lift ground, collograph, aquatint, mezzotint, linocut and woodcut. Students complete major works, and regular critiques are held. Materials fee.

384. Beginning Painting - 2-2-3
Development of fundamental painting skills emphasizing composition and technique, using oil or plastic paints.

385. Intermediate Printmaking - 2-2-3
Opportunity to develop printmaking processes started in ART 382. May be repeated for credit. Materials fee.

386. Intermediate Painting - 2-2-3
Continuation of ART 384 with further emphasis on technique and development of critical aesthetic awareness.

388. Advanced Painting - 2-2-3
Full exploration of aesthetic solutions to a problem, using contemporary materials and techniques. May be repeated once for credit. PR: CI.

389. Advanced Clay - 2-2-3
Independent work on advanced problems in clay art with the guidance of the instructor to implement the student's course of study. Materials fee. May be repeated once for credit. PR: ART 284 and 379 or CI.

405WI. Modern Art Seminar - 3-0-3
Discussion of all current phases of the arts. Field trips to museums and galleries. Emphasis on involvement with and knowledge of contemporary and avant-garde art.

406. Art in the Real World - 3-0-3
This course will consist of field trips to art museums in the Southeast and other metropolitan centers; special visits to galleries, artists' studios, private collections, invitational openings and lectures; and dialogues with critics, artists and gallery directors. Students will be required to keep a journal and to write a reaction paper.

408WI. Nineteenth-Century Art - 3-0-3
European and American painting, sculpture and architecture in the 19th century.

410WI. Early 20th-Century Art - 3-0-3
Developments in European and American art from 1890 to 1940, involving all major modern movements and manifestoes from Art Nouveau to Surrealism.

413WI. Women and Art - 3-0-3
Focused study of women artists and depictions of women throughout history with particular emphasis on historical context, artists' writings and current scholarship.

415. Advanced Studio Problems - 2-2-3
For the student of studio art, the opportunity to continue preparation of work for the senior-thesis exhibition and for the portfolio. May be repeated for credit with the consent of the instructor. PR:SS or CI.

420. Art Theory and Criticism - 3-0-3
This course deals with historic and contemporary issues of art history and criticism. Provides a variety of information (visual, critical, theoretical) and learning opportunities (discussing, writing, reviewing and presenting) that will facilitate a more refined understanding of art terminology, methodology, history, pedagogy, theory and criticism.

450. Senior Thesis - 0-10-3
Required of all B.A. students taking the studio art or art history concentration. Studio-art concentration students prepare a body of work for a one-person exhibition to be mounted at the end of the semester in Moon Gallery. Art-history concentration students prepare written thesis.

496. Academic Internship - 3 to 12 hours
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic projects relating to the individual student's program of study and planned in consultation with the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic internships in this catalog.

498. Directed Study - 1 to 3 hours
Art projects planned between instructor and students requiring demonstration of advanced skills. Open to upper-level students who have demonstrated ability to work independently. PR: JS or SS and approval of school dean; CI.

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