ART 185 ART AS COMMUNICATIONCampus:
An introduction to the fine and functional arts. Analysis of how the painter, sculptor and architect use art elements and materials as a means of expression and communication. Discussion of the relationship of art to human needs and the role of art in daily life: the community, school, home and religion. Studio projects and illustrated lectures. Studio fee. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring. Fee $70.
ART 195 CALLIGRAPHY I Campus:
The development of those skills required to learn the Chancery Cursive Alphabet, based upon and adapted from the writing masters of the 15th century. Emphasis will be placed on the personal inventive usage of the style by the student calligrapher. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. This course may be taken for 2 credits with permission. Fall and spring.
ART 295 CALLIGRAPHY II Campus:
This course will build on calligraphic skills begun at the introductory level. The student will develop a personal style and will experience lettering on various surfaces, with assorted media and be introduced to new letter forms to produce integrated calligraphic statements. Prerequisite: ART 195 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
ART 280 PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART I Campus:
Students will learn to approach photography as a means of creative expression. Course covers the aesthetic and technical aspects of black and white photography, including 35 millimeter camera technique, film processing and development of photographs in the darkroom. Weekly assignments, class critique of student work and slide lectures on photography are given. Students must have adjustable 35 millimeter camera capable of manual operation. No point and shoot or digital cameras. 3 hours a week with additional studio time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
ART 281 PHOTOGRAPHY AS AN ART II Campus:
A continuation of the principles of 35 millimeter photography with advanced black and white developing and printing techniques, including toning, bleaching, pushing and pulling film, use of camera filters and different lenses. Opportunity for experimentation with form and content. Students pursue individual assignments, developing a personal vocabulary of vision. Class critiques, gallery/museum visit and slide lectures. Prerequisite: ART 280 or departmental approval. 3 hours a week with additional darkroom time, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
ENG 105 CREATIVE WRITINGCampus:
Introduction to creative writing: various exercises in prose fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting; opportunity to develop skill in Gothic style, fantasy and humor. Prerequisite: ENG 103 or written permission of the chair. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
ENG 107 FICTION WRITINGCampus:
A course in advanced writing designed to give students an opportunity to develop skill in the writing of the short story. Students will also be expected to read work in progress and criticize each other’s writing in class. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
ENG 108 JOURNALISMCampus:
Designed to introduce students to the principles of journalistic writing, the basic elements and issues of news stories and the expository and investigative techniques essential for successful communication in the mode. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
ENG 110 COMMUNICATION FOR PROFESSIONALSCampus:
This course is designed to provide students with communication theories and proficiencies needed in professional organizations. Students will study the structural principles of this type of communication and its specialized writing techniques and formats, strengthen critical and editing skills, polish grammar and vocabulary, examine verbal and non-verbal communication modes, develop expertise in speaking and listening effectively. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring and fall.
ENG 111 THE LANGUAGE OF FILMCampus:
A study of what is probably the most current and most popular form of communication. Film lectures will center on the history and development of film as an art form; class sessions will also include the viewing of selected short and feature films as well as discussion and written evaluation. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Spring.
PHI 123 THE ART OF THINKINGCampus:
This is a basic course that aims to demonstrate, analyze and develop fundamental skills in critical thinking and effective communication that are the mark of an educated person. Students will be expected to evaluate and construct arguments in a wide variety of contexts that bear upon the moral, political and professional dimensions of their lives. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
SPC 206 BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONCampus:
The study of speech communication in business, professional and community organizations. Group discussion, interviews, listening skills, résumés and the planning of presentations and meetings are emphasized. Prerequisite: SPC 102 or permission of instructor. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.
SPC 217 ORAL INTERPRETATION OF LITERATURECampus:
The aim of the course is to stimulate the appreciation of literature through study and practice in the oral interpretation of poetry, narrative prose and dramatic literature. Prerequisite: SPC 102. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.