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  • Arabic

    ARBC 299 – Independent Study

    An opportunity to do independent work in a particular area not included in the regular courses.

  • Arabic

    ARBC 301 – Advanced Arabic

    Students at this level have a broader range of vocabulary, more fluency in speaking, and more advanced skills in Arabic than students at the regular Intermediate Arabic level. The main objective of this course is to move students in a short period of time across the threshold of the high intermediate level of proficiency and provide opportunities and learning strategies towards the advanced level of proficiency. This level is characterized by extensive readings and discussions on a multitude of political, social, cultural, and literary topics. Listening activities focus on authentic materials of considerable length and content. At this level, students learn colloquial dialects mostly Levantine. The objective is to equip students with the necessary conversational skills that would enable them to engage in meaningful discourse with educated Arabs in a medium that is not considered artificial or unfamiliar in the Arab World.

  • Arabic

    ARBC 302 – Advanced Arabic

    Students at this level have a broader range of vocabulary, more fluency in speaking, and more advanced skills in Arabic than students at the regular Intermediate Arabic level. The main objective of this course is to move students in a short period of time across the threshold of the high intermediate level of proficiency and provide opportunities and learning strategies towards the advanced level of proficiency. This level is characterized by extensive readings and discussions on a multitude of political, social, cultural, and literary topics. Listening activities focus on authentic materials of considerable length and content. At this level, students learn colloquial dialects mostly Levantine. The objective is to equip students with the necessary conversational skills that would enable them to engage in meaningful discourse with educated Arabs in a medium that is not considered artificial or unfamiliar in the Arab World.

  • Arabic

    ARBC 398 – Experimental Course

    From time to time, departments design a new course to be offered either on a one-time basis or an experimental basis before deciding whether to make it a regular part of the curriculum. Refer to the course schedule for current listings.

  • Arabic

    ARBC 399 – Independent Study

    An opportunity to do independent work in a particular area not included in the regular courses.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 098 – Experimental Course

    From time to time, departments design a new course to be offered either on a one-time basis or an experimental basis before deciding whether to make it a regular part of the curriculum. Refer to the course schedule for current listings.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 099 – Independent Study

    An opportunity to do independent work. Students must preregister with their independent advisor after submitting a written statement of intent for faculty approval.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 111 – Two-Dimensional Design

    This course is an introduction to visual language and artistic practice. Students develop problem-solving skills by applying them to the fundamental concepts of design and pictorial organization. The basic elements of two–dimensional art such as line, shape, color and value are explored through the lens of design principles such as unity, harmony, balance, contrast and rhythm. Creative expression and the integration of art elements are explored through a variety of processes including drawing, collage, painting, and basic color theory. In this class we use a direct, hands-on approach to materials and concepts. Emphasis is placed on the development of the student’s visual sensitivity, aesthetic judgment and artistic perception.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 112 – Spatial Dynamics

    Spatial dynamics is an exploration of objects in space and the space within objects. As a gateway course in the Department of Art and Art History, our approach will focus on the fundamental possibilities of form and structure as embraced by artists, designers, architects, and other careful observers of the world. Participants will respond to theoretical challenges by creating objects with quick and easy-to-manipulate materials like paper, clay, and plaster. Work will take place individually and in collaboration. Projects will be hands-on and through critical discussion, students will emerge equipped with tools to conceive of dynamic and meaningful objects.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 116 – Drawing I

    Drawing is a universal language and a powerful tool of communication, making our thoughts and feelings visible and providing an effective means to investigate the world we live in. In this beginning class, students learn to “see” by engaging in intense observation and visual analysis. We explore the fundamentals of line, shape, value, proportion and perspective through a variety of drawing tools and materials. Working primarily from direct perception, students explore objects, landscape and the human figure. Drawing I links technical proficiency with conceptual development to create a solid foundation that prepares students for further study in visual art.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 199 – Selected Topics

    An opportunity to do independent work. Students must preregister with their independent advisor after submitting a written statement of intent for faculty approval.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 205 – Drawing II

    This intermediate course will focus on more advanced techniques in composition and concept development. Students will continue to build skills with direct perceptual drawing using objects, landscape and the figure as a motif. In addition, they will explore other approaches such as abstraction, mixed media, color work and larger scale formats. Students will experiment with a variety of materials and methods to develop more personal visual statements.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 210 – Sculpture I

    An introduction to the technical, conceptual, and critical skills central to the expanding practice of contemporary sculpture. Participants will learn to manipulate wood, metal, and found objects and will develop skills in mold making and casting using a range of materials such as wax, rubber, and concrete. Projects will support individual conceptual interests while exploring issues of object-making like form and process, context and installation, aesthetics, new media, and collaboration and social practice.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 215 – Relief Printmaking

    An introduction to relief printing: students will create linocuts and woodcuts in black and white, as well as reduction prints and multi-block prints in color. Students also will experiment with contemporary relief materials using hand drawn and digitally manipulated imagery. Technical aspects include carving techniques, figure ground reversal, color mixing, registration and edition printing for class portfolio projects. Students will explore their creative process as they develop and refine concepts and composition, including the discipline of daily sketchbook activity.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 220 – Painting I

    This course is an introduction to oil painting, focusing on the basic problems of color mixing, form and composition. Projects include still life, the figure and color exercises. Emphasis is placed on working from perception, translating what we see into the illusion of three dimensions. Through the direct painting method, we will explore color, surface and texture while gaining control of paint manipulation. Beginning projects include achromatic studies, monochrome color and complementary sets. We will explore a full color palette and end with a self-directed final project. Prerequisite: Drawing I or 2D-Design.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 240 – Beginning Photography

    The fundamentals of photography including the use of the camera, composition, light and subject; developing, printing and enlarging processes studied and performed by the student. Students must have a 35mm camera or a medium-format camera that allows for total control. This course is a two track approach to image making: learning of the technical aspects of traditional black and white photographic image making, combined with the aesthetic concerns and creative problem solving issues associated with the making of high quality expressive photographs.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 250 – Graphic Design I

    Graphic Design I is the first of a two course, year-long exploration of design as communication. Students will learn the basic principles and practice of graphic design with an emphasis on the creative problem-solving process necessary to produce successful design solutions. The student will be challenged to reach original design solutions after arriving at an understanding of both traditional and modern approaches to typography and design layout. There is required computer graphics lab component to this class that will focus on technical know-how as students learn to navigate computer graphics programs and apply what they learn to their course projects.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 260 – Production I

    An intensive hands-on introduction to the art and craft of visual storytelling with film/video. The class is conceptually divided into four core areas; Image, Sound, Editing, and Storytelling. Students plan, shoot, and edit two short non-sync (no dialogue) projects while engaging in a broad exploration of the technical and artistic components of filmmaking. These projects are supported by in-class exercises, discussion, readings and some film screenings.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 262 – Screenwriting

    Screenwriting examines the fundamentals of writing for visual media; idea development, screenplay format, story structure, character, dialogue, visualization, and conflict. Students will write and workshop three scripts of varying lengths over the course of the semester, read a variety of scripts and screenplays, and review/critique a variety of short films.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 264 – Introduction to Animation

    This course will introduce students to the world of animation through a series of hands-on exercises, projects, and screenings of the most impressive independent animation from around the world. The projects cover a variety of animation concepts and techniques, all of which are based in animating real materials and digital recording methods. Basic editing and sound design are introduced, as is output to a variety of digital formats and compressions. Group discussions accompany the discovery of animation films, techniques and methods. A final project of the student’s own design will be based on a Haiku. Note: This course has been taught for the past several years by several adjunct professors.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 270 – Digital Editing

    A study of film and video editing from both technical and aesthetic perspectives. Students will utilize Adobe Premiere, AfterEffects, and Photoshop to engage in multiple editing projects spanning a variety of modes; Narrative, Documentary, Experimental, Remix and Video Essay. Students will examine how a story/idea is most effectively assembled and enhanced through the use of sequence structure, image juxtaposition, shot duration, pacing and rhythm and continuity. Furthermore, students will develop skills in fundamental areas of post-production, including title design, motion graphics, color correction, greenscreen compositing, audio sweetening and audio mixing.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 280 – Documentary Storytelling

    As online distribution has contributed to a golden age of short form non-fiction filmmaking, it is imperative that aspiring filmmakers and media-makers become fluent in the aesthetics and story potential of the documentary form. Documentary Storytelling is an intensive hands-on introduction to the art and craft of short form documentary production. Students will produce two documentary projects, engage in a variety of in-class filmmaking exercises and challenges, study a variety of films and texts, and critique each other’s work.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 298 – Experimental Course

    From time to time, departments design a new course to be offered either on a one-time basis or an experimental basis before deciding whether to make it a regular part of the curriculum. Refer to the course schedule for current listings.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 299 – Selected Topics

    An opportunity to do independent work. Students must preregister with their independent advisor after submitting a written statement of intent for faculty approval.

  • Art (Visual)

    ART 310 – Sculpture II

    This advanced course delves deeper into the world of sculpture and expands on a diversity of materials, techniques, and modes of contemporary practice. Each time the course is offered, its unique group of participants will collaboratively determine a thematic focus. Students will develop personal work within this framework inspired by open-ended assignment prompts. We may explore aspects of advanced fabrication, public art, performance, and digital media approaches. Prerequisite: Visual Art 210 – Sculpture I (ART 210): Sculpture I