2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 27, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Courses at Furman are typically identified by codes separated into three distinct parts. The first segment designates the academic subject of the course, the second component relates to the level of instruction, and the final element (when displayed) assists with the identification of the meeting times and location for individual course sections.

Credit bearing undergraduate courses typically are numbered between 100 and 599, graduate instruction is typically numbered between 600 and 999, while zero credit experiences frequently have numbers between 001 and 099. Undergraduates can further expect courses numbers to reflect:

100-299 introductory courses, geared to freshmen and sophomores
300-499 advanced courses, designed for majors and other students with appropriate background and/or prerequisites
500-599 individualized instruction, including internships, research, independent study, and music performance studies
 

Other Courses

  
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    EDSL-879B Advanced Seminar in Educational Leadership and Research: Topics in Finance, Law and Policy



Accounting

  
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    ACC-111 Principles of Financial Accounting


    Theory and practice of accounting as applied to the corporate form of business organization. Analysis of business transactions, valuation of assets and liabilities, determination of income, and preparation and interpretation of financial statements. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-300 Managerial Accounting for Decision-Making


    Prerequisite: ACC-111  
    The use of accounting information by management in planning, control and decision-making in business enterprises. Topics include production decisions, activity-based costing, budgeting and standards, and capital investment decisions. For non-Business Administration majors ONLY. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-301 Principles of Managerial Accounting


    Prerequisite: ACC-111 , ECN-111 , ECN-225  or MTH 120 , and MTH-145  or MTH-150  
    The use of accounting information by management in planning, control and decision-making in business enterprises. Topics include production decisions, activity-based costing, budgeting and standards, and capital investment decisions.  Business Block ONLY. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-311 Intermediate Accounting I


    Prerequisite: ACC-111  
    In-depth study of financial accounting standards related to presenting income statements and balance sheets for business enterprises. Topics include liabilities, current assets, revenue recognition, and time value of money concepts. Students will begin to understand the significant judgments involved in the application of accounting standards and also to recognize the importance of ethics in accounting decision making. A significant service learning project is a required component of this course. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-312 Intermediate Accounting II


    Prerequisite: ACC-311  
    In-depth study of financial accounting standards related to presenting an enterprise’s balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Topics include investments, derivatives, long-term assets, liabilities, and ethical decision-making in the context of accounting decision making. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-315 Governmental and Non-Profit Account


    Prerequisite: ACC-312  
    An intermediate level study of financial reporting for state and local governments, with coverage of accounting for other types of non-business entities and of governmental and nonprofit auditing. The course covers fund accounting concepts and practices as well as government-wide financial reporting and the relationships between the two. Typically offered through Undergraduate Evening Studies ONLY. 3 credits.
  
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    ACC-320 Cost Accounting


    Prerequisite: ACC-311 
    Collection and utilization of cost data by management for short-term planning and control purposes. Topics include cost-volume-profit relationships, product-costing methods, flexible budgets, standard cost variances and cost allocations. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-330 Auditing


    Prerequisite: ACC-312 
    An intensive conceptual and applied introduction to auditing and assurance in society. Emphasis on knowledge about assurance services as well as the skills and attitudes required for success in the accounting profession. Focus on financial statements audits as well as other assurance services. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-340 Federal Income Taxation


    Prerequisite: ACC-111 . ACC-312  recommended.
    Current federal income tax law pertaining to individuals, partnerships and corporations. Focus on compliance matters with supplementary study in tax planning and research fundamentals. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-350 Accounting Information Systems


    Prerequisite: ACC-111 
    Examining and analyzing of systems that process accounting information using transaction cycles in both manual and automated environments. Focus on design, development and implememntation of systems including relevant processes, controls and technologies. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-360 International Accounting


    Prerequisite: ACC-312 
    Intermediate level study of International accounting. An overview of the area of international accounting focusing on the accounting issues encountered by multinational companies engaged in international trade and invested in foreign operations. The accounting issues unique to multinational corporations, with respect to foreign operations. The various functional areas of accounting in all countries of the world. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-365 Forsenic Accounting


    Prerequisite: ACC-330  
    An advanced survey in fraud examination and forensic accounting examining risk assessment, internal controls, ethics, corporate governance, legal and criminal justice systems, legislation, and global issues through lecture, research and discussion. Typically offered through Undergraduate Evening Studies ONLY. 3 credits.
  
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    ACC-370 Intermediate Accounting III


    Prerequisite: ACC-312  
    In-depth study of financial accounting standards related to presenting an enterprise’s balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows. Topics include liabilities, shareholders’ equity, share based compensation, and accounting changes and errors. A significant service learning project is a required component of this course. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-450 Advanced Topics in Accounting


    Prerequisite: ACC-312 
    Selected topics in the field of accounting not covered in other courses. 4 credits.
  
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    ACC-501 Independent Study


    Majors may pursue and independent study project in sooperation with any member of the department. Topics and the type of project will vary with the interests of the individual students. Variable credit.
  
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    ACC-503 Individualized Internship


    Individualized internships approved by a designated faculty sponsor. Students develop objectives for the internship experience, read relevant literature, prepare written assignments, and submit reflective summaries of their internship activities. Course will not contribute to major requirements in accounting or business administration. Pass-No Pass ONLY. Variable credit.

African American and Diaspora Studies

  
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    ADC-475 African Diaspora Capstone


    Capstone experience for African-American and Diaspora Cultures intedisciplinary minor. Varied topics. 4 credits.

Anthropology

  
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    ANT-101 Cultural Anthropology


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
    Introduction to social and cultural anthropology. Topics include the comparative study of subsistence regimes and economics, stratification and political organization, marriage and kinship, culture and personality, religion, and social and cultural change. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-105 World Prehistory


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
    An introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology. Topics include human evolution, human physical variation, the peopling of the world, the origins of food production and a comparison of complex societies around the world. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-110 Human Evolution


    Beginning with the earliest bipedal hominins, six to seven million years ago, human evolution will be considered, including the emergence of the genus Homo (with fire, speech, and the first migration out of Africa), the debate over the origins of Homo sapiens, the peopling of the world, the realities of human physical variation, and the mistaken idea of race. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.
  
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    ANT-202 Peoples of Black Africa


    GER: WC (World Cultures)
    Social and anthropological survey of the diverse peoples in contemporary sub-Saharan Africa. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-203 Peoples and Cultures of the World


    GER: WC (World Cultures)
    Ethnographic survey of global cultural diversity, with case studies of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Topics may include daily life, sociocultural and environmental change and adaptation, migration, politics, work, religion, gender, family, and art among foraging, agricultural, and industrial societies.   4 credits.
  
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    ANT-204 Modern Japanese Society through Films


    GER: VP (Visual & Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
    Survey of various facets of modern Japanese society and culture, including family, community, ethnicity, life cycle, education, gender, religion, work, popular culture, as well as cultural aspects of economic and political systems through readings and films. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-205 Japanese Popular Culture


    GER: VP (Visual & Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
    An introduction to contemporary popular Japanese culture that has become globally popular, including Japanese animated films, Manga cartoon, video games, Cosplay (costume play enactment of video game and anime characters), J-Pop music, and karaoke. Through watching, listening, selected readings, and discussion, issues of gender, cultural identity, sexuality, technology, hybridity, and globalization will be addressed. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-209 Gender in East Asia


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
    An examination of gender in East Asia from an anthropological perspective. It establishes broad frameworks for analyzing sexuality and gender in Asia and encourages close readings of individuals’ life experiences. Past scholarly engagements with gendered Asia and ongoing Orientalist interpretations will be discussed. Specific topics may include gender-based discrimination, activism, kinship systems, regional variations in approaches to sexual orientation, migration, and sex work. Students will analyze media to examine how representations of gender in East Asia are produced. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-210 Anthropology of China


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior), WC (World Cultures) and WR (Writing-Research Intensive)
    Key concepts and major historical developments within anthropological frameworks in twentieth-century China including ethnographic studies of social change and everyday life during the Mao and Post-Mao eras. Topics examined include nation-building, capitalist development, gender, class, ethnicity, mobility, education and labor. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-211 Mayan Archaeology


    Travel-study course focusing upon the Maya peoples of Mesoamerica. Examining what their glyphs, household, settlement, and urban archaeology reveal about the history and culture of the ancient Maya.  May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.
  
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    ANT-262 Magic and Religion


    WC (Global Awareness: World Cultures)
    This course focuses on how people from cultures around the world, but primarily from Asia, Africa, or Latin America, conceptualize the spiritual realm, and how such conceptualizations are shaped by the values and social relations of the cultures in which they occur. Of particular concern is the relationship between magic and religion. We will examine the diverse ways in which humans attempt to communicate and intervene with the divine as well as ritually mark crucial moments such as birth, death, illness, and change. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-302 Anthropology of Ethnicity


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior)
    Ethnic, racial, and religious minorities in America and around the world. Ethnicity and ethnocentrism, race and “scientific” racism; stigmatization and prejudice; assimilation and pluralism; primordialism and circumstantialism; nationalism and identity politics. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-303 Cultural Ecology


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and NE (Humans and their Natural Environment)
    A comparative survey of how people, culture, and the environment interact – both when people and their culture adapt to environmental change, and when they adapt to the changes they have caused. Readings include both classic studies as well as current research, with particular emphasis upon subsistence regimes and their attendant scales of social organization, and upon the role of cultural institutions in shaping ecological relationships. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-312 Visual Anthropology


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
    Theories and methods of visual anthropology considering problems of representation and efforts by ethnographic filmmakers, photographers, and museum exhibit designers to address these problems. Questions of ethics, power and authority examined while exploring media from many parts of the world. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-344 Anthropology of Religion


    GER: WC (World Cultures)
    Examining religion as a cultural phenomenon and from a comparative and holistic perspective on the beliefs and practices used to make sense of this and other worlds, their places within them, and to solve pressing, life and death problems. Topics include myth and symbols; rituals and religious specialists; altered states of consciousness and healing; witchcraft, divination, and magic; ghosts, souls, and ancestors; revitalization and millennial movements; and globalization and transnational change. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-360 Psychological Anthropology


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
    Exploration of theories and methods to study how individual selves and the behavior of individuals are shaped by culture. Topics include cross-cultural comparison of child rearing, enculturation, selfhood, cognition, emotion, and mental illness and welfare. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-375 Practicing Anthropology


    Exploration and application of ethnographic research strategies through research projects and exercises. 2 credits.
  
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    ANT-401 Anthropological Methods and Theory


    Prerequisite: ANT-101  or SOC-101 
    History of theory and practice in social and cultural anthropology from the “armchair evolutionists” of the late 19th century to the symbolic and interpretive anthropologists of the late 20th century. 4 credits.
  
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    ANT-501 Independent Study


    Prerequisite: instructor permission
    Variable credit.

Art

  
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    ART-101 Art for Non-Art Majors


    Introductory studio course providing an in-depth hands-on experience for non-art majors to include a variety of two dimensional and/or three dimensional media and techniques. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-105 Art and the Community


    Public art focusing on encouraging creative, research, design and practice outside the gallery setting. Exploration of public art in its many manifestations which can include site specific projects, contemporary memorials, political actions, community-based projects, environmental, temporary, ephemeral and permanent projects. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.
  
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    ART-111 Visual Language I


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Fundamentals of two-dimensional design explored through lectures and class projects with an integration of graphic design as a problem-solving tool. Conceptual development and the formal elements of design are introduced which include type, image and creative software. Students will explore design elements and principles through traditional media and software exercises. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-112 Visual Language II


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Study of the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Lectures and projects explore concepts for working in the three-dimensional format. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-113 Visual Language III


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Theory of color with painting principles and techniques. Exploration of color relationships based on Johannes Itten’s seven areas of chromatic contrasts. Theory will be used in specific exercises and in paintings from direct observation that implement defined color theory concepts. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-124 Drawing


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Study of drawing, including the elements of art and composition, with extensive exercises from direct observation, including one- and two-point perspective. A variety of drawing media are explored. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-125 Drawing II


    Prerequisite: ART-124   
    More drawing study with emphasis on anatomy and the human figure. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-130 History of Western Art I


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Survey of Western Art through the Middle Ages, including style, iconography, and cultural context. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-131 History of Western Art II


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Survey of Western art from the Renaissance to the present, considering style, iconography, cultural context. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-200 Ceramics I


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Prerequisite: ART-113  and ART-124  
    Methods and processes of forming clay, with an emphasis on hand building and basic wheel work. Surface enrichment with be studied through utilization of various glazes and colorants. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-201 Ceramics II


    Prerequisite: ART-200   
    More ceramics study. Emphasis on wheel throwing. Vessel design, aesthetics, and function are stressed in constructing forms including in-depth exploration of surface treatment, glazing, decorating and firing. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-202 Book Arts


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Prerequisite: ART-113  and ART-125  
    Exploring book arts as a form of creative expression. Traditional and nontraditional binding methods will enable students to develop new skills and to adapt them into a personal statement. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-203 Painting I


    Introduction to painting materials and techniques incorporating design, color and drawing. Problems in pictorial composition with emphasis on skills and approaches pertinent to the medium of oil paint. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-204 Painting II


    Prerequisite: ART-113  and ART-124 
    Continued study of compositional and color ideas with an emphasis on thematic painting problems such as color and light. Work from direct observation, including that of the human form. Emphasis will be placed on abstract concepts and the development of personal idiom and imagery. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-205 Photography I


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Take ART-111  or ART-124  
    Introductory black-and-white photography course encouraging visual communication, personal expression and an introduction to photo history. Technical components include camera operation, film processing, and darkroom printing. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-206 Color and Digital Photography


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Prerequisite: ART-205  
    Introduction to color photography via digital imaging. Provides a primer for DSLR, Adobe Photoshop, and scanner/printer operation. Explores the history of color photography and its use as a language of visual expression. Assignments also include some traditional darkroom techniques and equipment. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-207 Printmaking I


    Prerequisite: ART-111  or ART-124 
    Introduction to screen, etching and block printing materials and techniques incorporating design, color, drawing and computer software. Problems in composition with emphasis on skills and approaches pertinent to the mediums. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-210 Sculpture II


    Prerequisite: ART-112 
    Continuation of sculpture sequence with emphasis on variety of sculptural processes, including modeling, carving and casting. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-215 Study Away Photography


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Introduction to photography with emphasis on photojournalism. Technical issues such as composition, camera controls, history and ethics of documentary photography will be discussed. Assignments introduce working methods in the field, and post-production printing in the digital lab. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-221 Graphic Design II


    Prerequisite: ART-111 
    Study and exploration of graphic design as a creative and problem-solving tool of visual communication; translation of ideas and concepts into comprehensible visual language. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-225 Digital Character Design


    Expand drawing skills and increase the versatility of the medium. Exaggeration, proportion, anatomy, and drapery to create unforgettable characters. Emphasis on constructive drawing principles that apply to everything from Entertainment Design to Industrial Design. Final concepts produced in Photoshop. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-230 Arts of the Ancient World I: Egypt, Near East, Greece


    Survey of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt from the Predynastic period through the New Kingdom, includes the Minoan and Cycladic cultures, ancient Mesopotamia, and ancient Greece from the Mycenaean era through the Hellenistic era. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-231 Arts of the Ancient World II: Etruscans and Rome


    Survey of the art and architecture of the ancient Etruscans and of Rome from the Republic through the Late Empire. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-234 Early Christian and Byzantine Art


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Study of Christian art and architecture c. 100 - c. 500 A.D. in the lands of the western Roman Empire and of the art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire until its fall in 1453. Style, iconography and cultural context will be considered. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-235 Art of Western Europe in the Middle Ages


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Study of art and architecture in Western Europe from c. 500 A.D. until the end of the Middle Ages. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-236 Renaissance Art


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Study of art and architecture in Italy from c. 1300 to c. 1590 and art and architecture in Northern Europe from c. 1400 - 1500. Style, iconography, and cultural context considered. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-237 Arts of Baroque & Rococo


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Art and architecture of the 17th and early 18th centuries in Western Europe. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-240 Art Ed for Elementary School Teachers


    Prerequisite: EDU-120  or PSY-201 .  Junior and senior education majors ONLY.
    Introduction to art education and a child’s development in art. Emphasis on a variety of hands-on processes with appropriate teaching methods. Does not contribute to the art major. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-245 Nineteenth Century Art


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Prerequisite: ART-131  
    An examination of the radical transformations ocurring in painting and sculpture from 1780 through 1900 with a focus on the confrontations between traditional academic art, the emerging avant-garde and popular culture. Consideration of the cultural milieu of the 19th century as well as issues of iconography and aesthetics also addressed. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-246 Twentieth Century Art


    GER: WR (Writing-Research Intensive) and VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Prerequisite: ART-131  
    A study of artistic movements during the 20th century, with particular focus on the changing definitions of art and the relationships between modernism, the avant-garde, and politics. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-250 Modern Art 1800-1960


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Art and architecture from 1800-1960 in Western Europe and America. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-251 Contemporary Art Since 1960


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    This survey covers major figures and developments in visual arts from the postmodern era, circa 1960 to the present. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-252 Women and the Arts


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Historical survey that examines the role of women in Western art as art producers and consumers of art and how women have been represented (by both female and male artists). It will investigate the historical, cultural and social circumstances, and representations that helped to form their work and its reception.  4 credits.
  
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    ART-254 History of Photography


    Historical overview of the medium of photography from its inception in 1826 to present. Tracing photography146 path from scientific innovation and utilitarian tool, to its current status as both art object, and object of persuasion in contemporary society. Using images as visual evidence, analyzing how style and subject matter of photographs reflect the social movements and cultural values of the 19th and 20th century. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-260 Arts of Pre-Columbian Society


    GER: WC (World Cultures)
    Survey of art and architecture of Pre-Columbian societies in Mesoamerica and South America. Consideration of style, iconography and aesthetics and of the functions of art and architecture within each culture. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-261 Arts of African Societies


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
    A survey of the arts of African societies across the continent, with emphasis on traditional arts. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-263 Arts of Japan


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
    Survey of Japanese art history from archaeology through 20th century with emphasis on the evolution of style in the context of religious, social and political change. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-270 Art Conservation


    Paintings are subject to damage and deterioration. Studying materials, tools, techniques and processes employed to conserve and protect paintings. Readings and discussions will be supplemented with on-site visits to conservation facilities. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.
  
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    ART-271 Art and the Science of Observation


    Techniques of visual analysis, based on art history practices. Studying depictions of the human body, students will learn to look closely, better organize their visual experiences, and effectively communicate this information. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.
  
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    ART-272 Success in the Arts


    One course from Art, Theatre Arts, or Music
    This class introduces students to business models
    and challenges of entrepreneurial artists in the
    performing and visual arts. Today?s marketplace
    requires individual artists, non-profits, and
    for-profit institutions to function professionally
    as businesses. This class will introduce students
    to different sectors within the arts (non-profit,
    for-profit, etc.) while providing an in depth look
    at how artists can thrive either working for
    themselves, contracting their services, or
    choosing to become a part of a larger
    organization. By developing a business model
    specific to the arts product and/or service,
    including audience development techniques, fund
    raising elements, and market basics, students will
    gain an understanding of what it takes to be
    successful within the Arts industry. 4
  
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    ART-300 Ceramics and Sculpture III


    Prerequisite: ART-201  and ART-210  
    Additional study of ceramics and sculpture. Advanced and complex problems in three-dimensional media including further development of methods and techniques used in developing a personal statement in student artwork. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-301 Life Studies


    Advanced work from the human figure in drawing, painting and/or sculpture. Emphasis on skills and techniques to facilitate personal expression. Complex visual problems using the figure as model will be a primary focus. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-302 Painting III


    Prerequisite: ART-204 
    Structured and independent work in painting media. Exposure to contemporary concepts and issues to stimulate advanced painting problems, varying techniques and use of media. Investigation of new and/or mixed media encouraged. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-303 Photographic Essay


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts)
    Prerequisite: ART-205  
    Semester-long photo project focusing on the development of a visual narrative. Students identify and research a project, and create a cohesive body of photographs that form a comprehensive picture story. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-320 Brand Design


    Prerequisite: ART-111  
    Focus on the strategic and creative aspects of graphic design relating to brand identity, brands, and the various touchpoints they employ to emotionally connect with customers.  4 credits.
  
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    ART-321 Logo and Symbol Design


    Prerequisite: ART-111  
    Capstone course in graphic design sequence. The business of visual communication will be explored through the strategy and development of logos, symbols and packaging. Additionally, business proposals, budgets, contracts, production, planning, development, presentation, organization and practices of integrated design are explored. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-322 Typography


    Introduction to fundamentals of typography and typesetting; historical overview of typography with projects, readings, presentations. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-330 Art Criticism


    Prerequisite: at least two upper-level art history courses
    Introduction to the history of art theory from ancient Greece to the present. The principles and practices of art criticism, with exercises in analytical and critical writing. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-350 Methodologies of Art History


    Prerequisite: ART-130 ART-131  and at least one 200-level art history course
    An overview of art historical methodologies of research and scholarship. Comparison of different interpretations on select works of art, based on different art historical practices, various approaches to writing about art, analysis of sources used, theoretical underpinnings, and interpretive processes. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-401 Studio Seminar


    Prerequisite:ART-113 , ART-124 , ART-130 , and ART-201 , ART-204 , ART-206 , ART-210  or ART-221 
    The interpretation and criticism of contemporary art, with particular attention paid to the impact of social and political events on the visual arts. Students will identify a theme or idea within their media that will serve as the basis for the work presented in their senior exhibition. 4 credits.
  
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    ART-501 Independent Study


    Provides students the opportunity to work with an art-related business or organization under supervision of a faculty sponsor. The student develops guidelines and creates specific written objectives for the internship. At the conclusion of the internship the student produces a written journal and gives an oral summary to the faculty sponsor. Variable credit.
  
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    ART-503 Individualized Internship


    Investigation of a topic not duplicated among regular course offerings. REPEATABLE. Variable credit.

Asian Studies

  
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    AS-211 Introduction to Asian Studies


    Global Awareness: World Cultures (WC)
    This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asia as a region. In this course, we will begin with and keep returning to two basic questions, “What is Asia?” and “What does it mean to study Asia?”. In so doing, the course will explore Orientalism, the diversity and unity of Asia, and the concept of Area Studies. The course will include lectures from a wide array of Asian Studies faculty from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. 4
  
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    AST-150 China in Search of Sustainability


    Examining the social and environmental impacts of China’s “Go West Campaign” launched in 2000. Exploring how the strategy was developed, and how it has exacerbated, rather than relieved, many social schisms as well as contributed to massive environmental concerns. Taught in China, starting in the developed financial capital of Shanghai, visiting the remote minority province Guizhou, and concluding in Beijing. May Experience ONLY. 2 credits.
  
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    AST-200 Introduction to Asian Studies


    WC (World Culture)
    This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asia as a region. In this course, we will begin with and keep returning to two basic questions, What is Asia and What does it mean to study Asia? In so doing, the course will explore Orientalism, the diversity and unity of Asia, and the concept of Area Studies. The course will include lectures from a wide array of Asian Studies faculty from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. 4
  
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    AST-211 Media in Asia


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
    Media, primarily from and about South Korea, Japan, China, and India, is used to examine globalizing and local images, texts and sounds including the examination of news media coverage, flows of media forms like Japanese manga and Hong Kong martial arts, and interpretations of Asian media forms in the United States and throughout the world.Students will learn how to interpret and analyze visual images. 4 credits.
  
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    AST-220 Ramayana


    GER: UQ (Ultimate Questions) and WC (World Cultures)
    Examination of various versions (text, film, television, etc.) of the Indian epic Ramayana with the intention of addressing the profound and long lasting influence this narrative has had on the religion, morals, culture, politics, and society of South and Southeast Asia. 4 credits.
  
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    AST-221 South Asian Music and Popular Culture


    GER: VP (Visual and Performing Arts) and WC (World Cultures)
    An introduction to the greatly diverse popular cultures of South Asia, including music, film, and art. Through listening, selected readings, films, and discussion, issues of religion, gender, politics, ethnic and regional identity, cultural property, globalization, and the effect of mass media on South Asian popular culture will be addressed. 4 credits.
  
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    AST-225 Premodern Literature of India


    GER: TA (Critical, Analytical Interpretation of Texts) and WC (World Cultures)
    Examination of several genres of literature of premodern India, including epics such as the Mahabharata and Ramayana, Sanskrit classical works, and vernacular Bhakti and Sufi poetry. Religious themes will also be addressed while engaging with literary theory and criticism as practiced during these time periods. 4 credits.
  
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    AST-250 Human Development in Contemporary Asia


    Examination of the recent rise of Asia while considering the uneven growth and development across Asia including the challenges of poverty, gender inequality, human rights, energy security and environmental degradation in the most populous region of the world. 4 credits.
  
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    AST-255 Poverty, Gender and Development in India


    GER: HB (Empirical Study of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)

    Examing the effects of poverty on Human Development Indicators such as health, nutrition, education and the environment. Since poverty disporportionally has a greater impact on women’s lives, we will examine gender inequities, adverse sex ratios, violence against women, and the considerable social, political, economic health and legal challenges women face in India. Existing policies and programs will be evaluated in keeping with India’s progess towards the UN mandated Milliennium Development Goals. 4 credits.

  
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    AST-260 Environment and Health in India


    GER: NE (Humans and the Natural Environment)
    An interdisciplinary framework to study and analyze the effects of urbanization, population, and environmental degradation on human health. Emphasis will be on current developments, public policy, and India’s future plans for a healthy and sustainable society. 4 credits.
  
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    AST-270 Languages of Asia


    GER: HB (Empirical Studies of Human Behavior) and WC (World Cultures)
    A linguistic introduction to the languages of China, India, and Japan emphasizing the structure of the languages, the divergent writing systems, lexical borrowing and development, language policy, and sociocultural considerations such as class and gender distinctions as well as honorifics. 4 credits.
 

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