ARTU 110 Foundation Course in Design
Students learn the basic elements of design and their application. Includes study of line, texture, pattern, color, shape and composition. 3 credits.
ARTU 111 Foundation Course in Drawing
Emphasizes composition, spatial concerns, color and rendering techniques while encouraging subjective responses to subject matter. Media include pastels, colored pencil, oil sticks, and non-traditional materials. Studio experiences augmented by lecture, discussion, and sketching field trips. 3 credits.
ARTU 195 Visual Literacy
This course provides students with the vocabulary for discussing the formal elements of painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, graphic design, and mass media. The modern Western tradition is emphasized, but ways of understanding and evaluating art from other cultures and epochs are also explored. 3 credits.
ARTU 211 Introduction to Life Drawing
Students develop basic drawing skills and visual awareness through drawing from models. Line quality, textural character, proportion, and chiaroscuro are emphasized using such media as charcoal, pencil, powdered graphite, ink, and conté crayon. 3 credits.
ARTU 260 Ancient to Medieval Art
A survey course that introduces the student to the development of the visual arts from the Paleolithic (Old Stone Age) period to the Middle Ages. Lecture, discussion, field trips to area museums. 3 credits.
ARTU 261 Renaissance to Modern Art
Surveys the monuments, movements, and artists of Western art from the Renaissance to the 20th century. Introduces the student to the ideas and issues which have characterized much of Western art for the past seven centuries and examines them in relation to the religious, social, political, and intellectual milieu that produced them. References and comparisons with the parallel cultures of Asia, Oceania, Africa, and the ancient Americas will be made whenever appropriate. Lecture, discussion and field trips to area museums. This course may also be offered on online. 3 credits.
ARTU 329 Experimental Topics in Art
An examination of selected topics in art relevant to evolving areas of importance to the field. Syllabi must be approved by the Division Chair and announced to the Curriculum and Academic Committee prior to being offered. May be repeated for credit provided the course content is different. 3 credits.
ARTU 362 Nineteenth Century Art
An exploration of European art from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. Special attention will be given to the ways in which the visual arts are influenced by and mirror contemporary developments in society, politics, philosophy, and psychology. Lectures, discussions, field trips to area museums. 3 credits.
ARTU 363 Modern Art
A detailed introduction to the development of modernism, with an emphasis on contemporary interests in spirituality and occult phenomena, discoveries in science, mathematics, psychology, and new philosophical perspectives on the nature of reality. Lectures, discussion, field trips to area museums. This course may also be offered on online. 3 credits.
ARTU 365 American Art
Surveys American Art from colonial times through 1945 emphasizing painting and sculpture. Consideration is given to the social, political, and cultural influences on major artists and movements. Slide lecture, discussion, field trips. 3 credits.
ARTU 369 The Art of China and Japan
A study of the arts of China and Japan as a means of understanding Asian culture and as a complement to your knowledge of Western art. Topics include Chinese landscape painting, the Japanese print, gardens, architecture, sculpture, ceramics, and bronzes. Lecture, discussion, field trips, and projects. This course may also be offered on online. 3 credits.
ARTU 370 Contemporary Art: 1945-1970
Surveys the major artistic developments in Europe, America and Asia between the close of World War II and the emergence of Post-modernism, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptualism, and Site-Specific Art. 3 credits.
ARTU 371 Contemporary Art: 1970 to Present
Explores the evolution of art since 1970 in Europe, America and Asia. Traditional media, performance, video and installation art are discussed in the light of post-modernist theory, Feminist and Marxist criticism and the impact of mass media and new technologies. 3 credits.
ARTU 450 Teaching the Visual Arts
This course explores the elements of creativity in the visual arts and how it can be effectively taught at all age levels (K-12, high school, and special education). Drawing on art history as well as parallels with literature, science, mathematics, music and drama, students learn to develop an entire school art program and produce a portfolio of projects and lesson plans exploring a variety of media and approaches. Lecture, discussion, studio projects, field trips. 3 credits.
ARTU 464 Women in Art
An exploration of portrayals of women by both female and male artists. The primary focus is women as makers, subjects and muses of painting, sculpture and photography. 3 credits.
ARTU 499 Independent Study
Prerequisites: Instructor's approval and approval of petition. Directed reading and/or research designed to meet the specific needs of superior upper-division students. 1-3 credits.