Submitted by the Academic Programs
New Course, Course Changes, and Programs of Study (6 items)
Undergraduate – Art and Design
Prerequisites: NoneCorequisites: None Course Description: The focus of this class is on the physical properties and relationships of color mode systems. Students will expand their color sensibilities and develop a working understanding of color psychology, symbolism and expressive color. Research, critique of work and class discussions will expand the use of color-appropriate vocabulary and aid in the student’s development of critical thinking skills. Studying the work, classic and contemporary, of important theorists, artists and designers will broaden their understanding of color as a visual language. (A material fee of $30 will be assessed.) No new faculty or additional resources are required for this course.
The request is to update ART 2301C Drawing II course description and objectives to be more in line with what is expected of students in later levels of art studio classes. New Course Description: This studio course is a continuation, reinforcement, and an expansion of basic direct observation drawing skills and techniques learned in Drawing I. Direct observation for this course is defined as drawing from still life, landscape and architecture. Students use traditional subject matter to explore a range of drawing materials and techniques including mark-making techniques and gesture with an introduction of color. Compositional sensibilities and good understanding of both positive and negative space will be emphasized. Classic and contemporary references will broaden understanding of drawing as a visual language.
The request is to update ART 1201C Two Dimensional Design course description and objectives to be more in line with what is expected of students in later levels of art studio classes. New Course Description: This course is an introduction to the utilization of the elements and principles of design, through various media on the flat surface. Emphasis will be placed on developing an understanding of the various organizational possibilities available in designing for the flat surface. Along with learning and applying professional presentation skills and craftsmanship, the development of ideas, problem-solving skills and understanding design concepts are the focus of this course.
The request is to update ART 1300C Drawing I course description and objectives to be more in line with what is expected of students in later levels of art studio classes. New Course Description: This course is an introduction to basic observational drawing skills, including but not limited to: perspective, contour, and gesture. The use of positive/negative space, value line and mass will be emphasized in relationship to the design and organization of composition. The techniques of creating volume and space and the effects of light of the three dimensional form on the two-dimensional picture plane will be addressed. Through regular critiques, students will begin to make critical decisions about their work.
The Subject Of Composition
Duplicate course with ENC 6700, therefore we are required to delete ENC 6333, which was submitted under Log #07/08-235 (APC1).
MA – English Major
Concentration Composition and Rhetoric
Justification: Replacing ENC 6333 (“The Subject of Composition”) with ENC 6700 (“Theory: Composition”). Rationale: Due to error by creating new course ENC 633 “The Subject of Composition”, see (APC-3) Log #07/08-236. (Click here to view the Program of study)
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