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C059. Introduction to Visual Language, Design (3 s.h.) (AR) FS
A foundation course in design focusing on the principles, elements, and technical processes for visual understanding and creative expression.
C069. Introduction to Visual Language, Drawing (3 s.h.) (AR) FS
A foundation course in drawing focusing on drawing techniques, conceptual development, and the use of elements of design for creative expression.
X069. Introduction to Visual Language, Drawing (3 s.h.) (AR) FS
A foundation course in drawing focusing on drawing techniques, conceptual development, and the use of the elements of design for creative expression.
C079. Introduction to Visual Language, Painting (3 s.h.) (AR) FS
A foundation course in painting focusing on painting techniques, conceptual development, and the use of elements of design for creative expression.
C089. Introduction to Visual Language, 3-D Design (3 s.h.) (AR) FS
A foundation course in 3-D design focusing on the principles, elements, and technical processes for visual understanding and creative expression.
0118. Introduction to Painting (3 s.h.) FS
A foundation course in oil painting with emphasis on visual elements and painting techniques. This course is required for art majors.
0119-0120. Painting Workshop (3 s.h. each course) FS
Prerequisites: Art C079 and 0118. Painting for the advanced student emphasizing individual instruction.
0122. 3-D Structures (3 s.h.) FS
Prerequisite: Art C089. A continuation of three-dimensional design theory and practice through construction techniques in wood and other materials. Emphasis on conceptual growth.
0131. Relief Printmaking (3 s.h.) FS
An introduction to basic relief and monotype printmaking, black/white and color, in wood, linoleum, metal, and various other materials.
0133. Intermediate Relief Printmaking (3 s.h.) FS
Prerequisite: Art 0131. Continued studies in relief processes including photographic and digital printmaking, with emphasis on conceptual growth and individual instruction.
0136. Lithography (3 s.h.) FS
An introduction to drawing, painting, photographic, and digital printmaking techniques, processes, and image development, black/white and color, on limestone and plate.
0138. Intermediate Lithography (3 s.h.) FS
Prerequisite: Art 0136. Continued studies in lithographic, photographic, and digital printmaking techniques. Emphasis is on conceptual growth and individual instruction.
0140. Introduction to Drawing (3 s.h.) FS
Prerequisite: Art C069. Basic drawing techniques with an emphasis on work in color pastels.
0143-0144. Intermediate Drawing (3 s.h. each course) FS
Prerequisites: Art C069 and 0140. Drawing as an art form with emphasis upon disciplined draftsmanship and imaginative composition.
0145-0146. Drawing Workshop (3 s.h. each course) FS
Prerequisites: Art C069, 0140, 0143, 0144, Art 0145 is a prerequisite for 0146. Continued drawing experience in a variety of media.
0153-0154. Painting on Paper (3 s.h. each course) FS
Art 0153 is a prerequisite for 0154. Traditional and contemporary approaches to painting with watercolor and gouache.
0155. Introduction to Landscape Painting (3 s.h.) SS
This course introduces students to the rich traditions of painting outdoors. Focus will be on water-based medium.
0156. Advanced Landscape Painting (3 s.h.) SS
For students with some painting and drawing background, the course emphasizes painting outdoors.
0159. Color Design (3 s.h.) S
Prerequisite: Art C059. An introduction to color design theory and practice.
0160. Introduction to Computer Imaging (3 s.h.) FS
This course introduces students to the computer as an imaging tool. The emphasis is on extending one's image-making concepts and techniques while developing proficiency in PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Quark Xpress. This course is taught on a Mac-based platform.
0161. Intermediate Computer Imaging (3 s.h.) FS
This course builds on a student's fundamental knowledge of PhotoShop, Illustrator, and Quark Xpress to further develop various methods of working in the digital domain, including the integration of computer imaging with traditional media. This course is taught on a Mac-based platform.
0181-0182. Basic Photography in Black/White (3 s.h. each course) FS
Principles and techniques of camera use, film development, printing, and presentation. Investigation of visual criteria is stressed as an integral part of the photographic process. A simple, adjustable camera is required. Art 0181 is a prerequisite for 0182.
0183-0184. Photo Workshop (3 s.h. each course) FS
Prerequisites: Art 0181 and 0182. Advanced projects in photography with emphasis on individual instruction.
0186. Alternative Processes (3 s.h.)
This class provides the opportunity to use photographic media that fall outside the normal silver based world of black and white and color photo. These include platinum prints, hand-applied monochrome emulsions, multiple print bichromate, laser transfer prints, etc. Aesthetic problems are posed that use the formal characteristics of these special media to support image content to best advantage.
0190. Color Photography (3 s.h.)
The basic principles of color photography, including shooting and printing, are taught through lecture/demonstrations, critiques, and independent lab and field work; color photography is then used as a fine art medium to expand the student's personal vision and create a body of evocative images.
W192. Art Seminar (3 s.h.)
Prerequisites: Art C059, C069, C079, C089, 0140, 0159 and two printmaking courses. The goal of this writing intensive upper-level studio course is to help the advanced student find his/her own voice through independent studio projects and writing assignments. The class will meet as a group and the instructor will also meet individually with students.
0193-0194-0195-0196. Independent Study (3 s.h. each course) FS
Prerequisites: Art C059, C069, X069, 0118, 0121, 0140, 0150, and two printmaking courses. These courses allow the student to explore an area of study that lies outside regular course offering, working independently although under the supervision of a faculty member. All proposals must be approved by the department chairperson.
0321-0322. Advanced Printmaking (3 s.h. each course) FS
Prerequisites: Art 0131 and 0133, or Art 0132 and 0134, or Art 0135 and 0137, or Art 0136 and 0138. Exploration of advanced printmaking problems.
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0085. Art in Elementary and Secondary Education (4 s.h.) FS
Examines methods, materials, and current research relating to today's art education at elementary and secondary levels. A hands-on challenging one-day-a-week internship reinforces class discussions and laboratory activities.
0105. Arts in the Elementary School (3 s.h.) FS
Designed to assist elementary classroom teachers in presenting worthwhile instruction in visual and related arts. Emphasis is on theory, perception, and creative activities.
0187. Student Teaching (12 s.h.) FS
Students assume responsibility for direction of classes and lesson planning in both elementary and secondary schools. The practical experience is enriched through seminar discussions focusing on the enterprise of teaching.
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C051. The Visual Experience (3 s.h.) (AR) FS
An introduction to art from the position of the observer, the artist, the scholar, and the critic. Technical demonstrations and museum trips. Emphasis on an analysis of individual works of art.
C055. Art Heritage Western World I (3 s.h.) (AR) F
Architecture, sculpture, and painting of the ancient world to the High Renaissance. Historical examination of the impact of social, economic, and religious conditions; stylistic changes through the ages; contemporary trends in the perspective of historical parallels. Field trips.
C056. Art Heritage Western World II (3 s.h.) (AR) S
Architecture, sculpture, and painting from the High Renaissance to the present. Historical examination of the impact of social, economic, and religious conditions; stylistic changes through the ages; contemporary trends in the perspective of historical parallels. Field trips.
0103. Art of the Film (4 s.h.) F
An introduction to the study of film as a work of art. The relationship of film to the novel, drama, and modern art movements. How to "read" a film by an analysis of how films use images/sounds and inscribe cultural values, such as images of women, African Americans, marriage, and the family.
0108. History of Photography (4 s.h.)
The photographic process from its inception to contemporary innovations. Critical approaches to evaluation and interpretation are also explored.
0115. Late Antique/Byzantine (4 s.h.)
The origins and development of Christian art in the Latin West from 300 B.C. to 800 A.D. Byzantine art, with emphasis on architecture and painting in Constantinople.
0116. The Dark Ages (4 s.h.)
Hiberno-Saxon, Merovingian, Carolingian, Ottonian, and Romanesque art. Manuscript illumination.
0117. Gothic Art (4 s.h.)
The evolution and characteristics of Gothic art, especially in France, Germany, and the Low Countries, with emphasis on architecture.
0123. Early Renaissance: Italy (4 s.h.)
Italian art from Giotto to Leonardo da Vinci with emphasis on the Florentine and Venetian schools.
0124. High Renaissance: Italy (4 s.h.)
Painting and sculpture in Italy from Leonardo da Vinci to 1600. The style of the High Renaissance in Raphael, Michelangelo, Mannerism, the Venetians-Giorgione, Titian, and Tintoretto.
0125. Northern Art 1300-1600 (4 s.h.)
Late Gothic and Renaissance traditions in France, Germany, and the Low Countries, with emphasis on 15th century Netherlandish art and 16th century German painting, sculpture, and graphics.
0130. 17th Century Art, Italy/France (4 s.h.)
Developments from the late 16th through the 18th centuries, with emphasis on the Caracci school, the Academy, and Poussin, the creation of the high baroque; by Cortona, Bernini, and Borromini; and the flowering of the French and Italian rococo.
0131. 17th Century Art: Holland and Spain (4 s.h.)
Baroque art in northern Europe and Spain. Artistic and cultural relationships among Flanders, Holland, Germany, and the Hispanic world in the 17th and early 18th centuries, with emphasis on Rubens, Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Velasquez. The concept of "painterliness," the influence of Transaction, Caravaggio, and the developments of secular painting.
0135. 19th Century Romanticism I (4 s.h.)
European art of the romantic era, 1750 to 1850. Painting, sculpture, and selected works of architecture in England, France, and Germany, with attention to such giants as Goya and Canova.
0136. Impressionism (4 s.h.)
Painting in Europe and America during the Impressionist era, from 1850 to 1914: Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Pissaro.
0140. Historical Epic Films (4 s.h.)
0142. Modern Painting and Sculpture 1900-1940 (4 s.h.)
Covers major movements in the first half of the twentieth century such as Fauve, Expressionism, Abstraction, fantasy through such artists as Matisse, Kokoschka, Kandinsky, Picasso, Chagall, Duchamp.
0143. Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (4 s.h.)
This course will study the art of France, the second half of the 19th century, as the origin of modernism. Methodologies such as feminism, social art history, and psychoanalytic perspectives will be engaged to analyze the artists and their pictorial work in a variety of media.
0144. Modern Art 1945 to the Present (4 s.h.)
0146. Modernism and Anti-Modernism (4 s.h.)
Tradition and innovations in the painting of Second Empire France and the periods just before 1848 and after 1870. The relationship of naturalism and idealism in the evolution of style. The painting of Ingres, Courbet, Manet, Rousseau, Couture, Bougerau, and Gerome.
0147. Cubism and its Influence (4 s.h.)
Traces the invention of cubism by Picasso and its influence on Futurists in Italy and Cubo-futurists in Russia and the Abstract painters in Europe and America.
C148. Issues in National Cinema (3 s.h.) (IS)
0150. Symbolism, Dada, and Surrealism (4 s.h.)
Twentieth century movements concerned with the visual expression of psychological pressures and private obsessions; reflections of the worlds of the absurd and of fantasy. Nolde, Kandinsky, Kokoschka, Klee, Duchamp, Chirico, Ernst, and Dali.
0151. American Art (4 s.h.)
From the early limners and sculptors through the colonial period and the 19th century to abstract expressionism and pop art.
0163. Contemporary American Realism (3 s.h.)
The course will investigate the stylistic meanings of Realism in the 20th century, after the Modernist period of abstraction. Questions of content and criticism will be discussed to focus on the meaning of Realism in the contemporary art world.
0168. Non-Western Arts (4 s.h.)
0171. Chinese Art (4 s.h.)
0177. Philadelphia Museums (4 s.h.) SS
Lectures and several field trips to art museums. The paintings, sculpture, and other arts visible within the greater Philadelphia area.
0183. Frank Lloyd Wright (2 s.h.)
America's most creative architectural genius. His building designs for dwellings, skyscrapers, industrial plants, housing projects, hotels, theaters, and museums. Also his design of furniture, glass, fabrics, and other crafts.
0188. Art Criticism 20th Century (4 s.h.)
Major writers, ideologies, and tendencies in art criticism of the 20th century, with attention to the contemporary situation.
C191. Image of America (3 s.h.) (AR)
0195-0196. Independent Study (1-3 s.h.) FS
Intensive study in a specific area under individual guidance.
0201. European Decorative Arts (4 s.h.)
Traces the development of crafts from the beginning to the Industrial Revolution, focusing on the role of the craft-worker in his society, the role of the patron, and the style of different eras. Includes European, Mediterranean, and Islamic crafts. Field trips.
0215. Japanese Art (4 s.h.)
0278. Art Nouveau (4 s.h.)
The fine and decorative arts in Europe from 1880 to 1914, including painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as jewelry, glassware, metalwork, furniture, and posters. Artists studied include Lautrec, Galle, Horta, Lalique, Klimt, Munch, Beardsley, Mucha, and Gaudi.
0293-0294/0295-0296. Independent Study (2-4 s.h.) FS
Intensive study in a specific area under individual guidance.
W300. Topics in Art History (4 s.h.)
0303. Islamic Art (4 s.h.)
Form, structure, and meaning in Islamic art and architecture, from their origins to the Timurid period, including the decorative arts, viewed in its larger cultural context.
W306. Topics in Art History (4 s.h.)
W308. Topics in Art History (4 s.h.)
0341. Architecture: Historic, Ancient, Renaissance (3 s.h.)
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