Arts and Fine Arts

Arts, Fine Arts, and Humanities courses support Core Curriculum, Liberal Studies, and Honors Program requirements. Courses may not be offered every term. Questions, contact the Office of the Registrar.

Art Minor

Students in other academic majors can complete a minor in art. Courses in Special Topics in Art can be taken to complete the 20 credit requirement to fulfill the minor. A list of proposed courses must be filed with the minor application.

Art Courses

ART-252  History & Appreciation of Art  3 Credits  

A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture beginning with the Renaissance and concluding with Modern Art. Illustrated lectures, reading, and study of current exhibitions. Field trip fees may apply. (meets Humanities/Fine Arts requirement)

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

ART-252C  Hist/Appreciation of Art  3 Credits  

A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture beginning with the Renaissance and concluding with Modern Art. Illustrated lectures, reading, and study of current exhibitions. Field trip fee.

ART-256  Drawing and Rendering  2 Credits  

Students will learn the basic artistic techniques involved in sketching, drawing and rendering. Training will include use of varied media, perspective and architectural rendering, as well as human anatomy.

ART-275  Drawing & Painting  3 Credits  

Study, evaluation, and creative use of concepts and materials of drawing and painting. Emphasis on problems in using line, color, mass, value, and texture. Lab fee.

ART-290  Art Practice  1 Credit  

Practical workshops are primarily laboratory yet include illustration, demonstration, and lecture to support the techniques being applied by the student. The offerings are unique to the professor and may include drawing (with various media), watercolor, oil, and/or acrylic painting. Permission of the instructor required. May be repeated for credit to a limit of eight units.

ART-291  Special Topic in Art  1 Credit  

Focus upon an artist, genre, technique, or artistic movement.

ART-292  Special Topic in Art  2 Credits  

Focus upon an artist, genre, technique, or artistic movement.

ART-293  Special Topic in Art  3 Credits  

Focus upon an artist, genre, technique, or artistic movement.

ART-325  Techniques of Art  3 Credits  
ART-330  Art Techniques for Teachers  3 Credits  

Art experiences for all grades. Understanding and creative use of materials, tools, ideas, and their sources as they apply to elementary education. Approximately one hour of lecture followed by two hours of laboratory projects. Lab fee.

ART-470  Special Topic:  3-6 Credits  
ART-480  Individual Studies:  1-3 Credits  
ART-490  Seminar:  1-3 Credits  

Fine Arts Courses

FINA-215C  Intro to the Arts  3 Credits  

A study of the stylistic character, interrelationship and cultural significance of music, painting, sculpture and architecture from antiquity to the present. A course fee covers the expense of field trips to art museums and concerts. Lab Fee.

Humanities Courses

HUMA-201  Beg.American Sign Language I  3 Credits  

A study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language through the development of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. American Sign Language is a visual/gestural language used by the majority of the Deaf in the United States. Cultural aspects of the Deaf Community will also be introduced through the course.

HUMA-202  Beg.American Sign Language II  3 Credits  

A continued study of the fundamentals of American Sign Language through the development of vocabulary, grammar, and syntax. American Sign Language is a visual/gestural language used by the majority of the Deaf in the United States. Cultural aspects of the Deaf Community will also be introduced through the course.

HUMA-220H  Mapping the City and Civilization I  3 Credits  

Using the city as a focal point, this course is the first course in a two-course sequence that introduces the student to a variety of historical periods, art, and literature, and addresses diverse authors, sultures, and experiences. This multidisciplinary course offers a basic introduction to the tool sand concepts necessary to the understanding and interpretation of literature, history and art. Students engaged in multimedia projects, essays, presentations, and independent projects. For Honor students only.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall.

HUMA-221H  Mapping the City and Civilization II  3 Credits  

Using the city as a focal point, this course is a second course in a two-course sequence that introduces the student to a variety of historical periods, art, and literature, and addresses diverse authors, sultures, and experiences. This multidisciplinary course offers a basic introduction to the tool sand concepts necessary to the understanding and interpretation of literature, history and art. Students engaged in multimedia projects, essays, presentations, and independent projects. For Honor students only.

Terms Typically Offered: Spring.

HUMA-291  Special Topic in Humanities  1 Credit  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

HUMA-292  Special Topic in Humanities  2 Credits  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

HUMA-293  Special Topic in Humanities  3 Credits  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

HUMA-294  Special Topic in Humanities  4 Credits  

Study of special topic focusing on culture, language, civilization or literature. May be repeated for credit.

HUMA-470  Special Topic:  1-3 Credits  
HUMA-480  Ind St:  1-3 Credits  
HUMA-490  Seminar:  1-3 Credits