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The following courses are offered in Art:

ART 101. Introduction to Drawing 4 hours
This course is an introductory-level studio course which will focus on mastering the fundamentals of drawing. Working from observation in line and value, students will develop an understanding of form and shape; volume and flatness; spatial relationships; the basics of perspective and composition, and the materials and techniques of drawing.
 
ART 102. Introduction to Painting 4 hours
This course is an introductory-level studio course which will focus on understanding and mastering the fundamentals of painting. Working from observation, this includes developing an understanding of color and color relationship; form and shape; volume and flatness; the basics of composition, and the materials and techniques of oil painting.
 
ART 103. Introduction to Figure Sculpture 4 hours
Working from the life model, students will convey their understanding of the human form in clay.
Planar structure, volume, proportion, and major anatomical landmarks will be covered.
 
ART 109. Introduction to Photography 4 hours
Laboratory exercises, in-class lectures, critiques and assignments are designed to develop an understanding of all aspects of photography, including composition and self expression. Emphasis will be on development of technical skills and a personal direction in photography. Prerequisite: A fully manual camera is to be brought to the first class meeting.
 
ART 110. Ways of Seeing 4 hours
This course systematically breaks down the vocabularies of art to their component elements, studying how these elements work together to form visual language. Problems in color and composition will be undertaken in a variety of media, including ink, acrylic, and photography.
 
ART 111. Anatomy For the Artist and Figure Drawing 4 hours

This course focuses on both the scientific and the aesthetic exploration of the human body. Drawing from the life model, students will study form and function of the skeletal and muscular systems, along with proportion and surface landmarks. A variety of approaches to drawing and drawing materials will be covered.
 

ART 201. Intermediate Drawing 4 hours
This course explores drawing as a tool for perception and a means of self-expression. Students will undertake advanced problems in drawing which build upon concepts and techniques covered in Introduction to Drawing. These include problems involving the surface of the picture plane and the ground plane, arrangements of elements in static and dynamic compositions and value pattern.
Prerequisite: ART 101 or ART 111.
 
ART 202. Intermediate Painting 4 hours
Students will build upon experiences in Introduction to Painting and undertake more complex formal and personal issues in their work. They will be expected to master a wide range of visual vocabularies and approach painting from a variety of aesthetic points of view. Imagery, realism, abstraction, expressionism, and narration will be explored as students begin to develop individual direction in their own work. Prerequisite: ART 102.
 
ART 203. Intermediate Figure Sculpture 4 hours
Working from the life model, this level of sculpture builds upon conceptual and perceptual skills honed in Introduction to Figure Sculpture. Students are expected to approach sculpting the human form from a variety of aesthetic points of view, including realism, abstraction, and expressionism.
Prerequisite: ART 103.
 
ART 205. Special Topics in Studio 4 hours
Studio exercises, in-studio lectures, outside assignments, and critiques are designed to develop a basic understanding of various media, including printmaking and various specialties of artists-in-residence.
 
ART 250. Special Topics in Art History 4 hours
An in-depth analysis of specific historical art periods will stress how major artists and trends were influenced by their times. Discussion of important events and ideas of significant individuals of the period will serve to provide the necessary background for a thorough comprehension of social and intellectual sources of art. Prerequisite: COR 104.
 
ART 260. Ancient Art History 4 hours
This course will cover the art and archaeology of the area around the Mediterranean Sea before the fall of Rome, commonly called the "ancient world." The course will examine the mythology and religion of each culture, using primary sources such as artifacts and ancient literature. Cultures covered will include Mesopotamia, Egypt, Bronze Age Crete, Greece, and Rome. Prerequisite: COR 104.
 
ART 300. Italian Renaissance Art History 4 hours
This course explores the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of Italy from 1300 to 1650 C.E. Chronological in format, this course enables students to analyze and understand the principle styles, methods, and contexts of Italian art and its intrinsic value in the study of European art.
Prerequisite: COR 104.
 
ART 302. Advanced Painting 4 hours
Students will build upon prior experiences in Intermediate Painting and be guided to set parameters for individual inquiry in their work. Emphasis will be on personal imagery and control of formal issues to express the students’ ideas. Each student will be expected to develop ideas and themes in a cohesive body of work. Prerequisite: ART 202.
 
ART 305. Advanced Special Topics in Studio 4 hours
This is an advanced level of Special Topics in Studio such as sculpture, photography, drawing, printmaking, etc. Prerequisite: ART 205.
 
ART 310. Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art History 4 hours
This course will cover the art of Northern Europe from the late Gothic through the Baroque period (the late 14th to the end of the 17th century). A range of media and styles will be explored such as illuminated manuscripts, architecture, printmaking, and painting, including the work of Durer, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Prerequisite: COR 104.
 
ART 320. 18th and 19th Century European Art History 4 hours
This course focuses on the major artists and movements of the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe, beginning with the late Baroque and progressing through the Rococo, the Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, Impressionist, and the Pre-Raphaelite, as well as Expressionism, and Art Nouveau Movements. Students will analyze the major paintings, architecture, and sculpture of each period as reflections of the political, social, and religious realities of the time. Prerequisite: COR 104.
 
ART 330. Far Eastern Art History – India, China, Tibet, and Japan 4 hours
This course will explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of India, China, Tibet, Japan, and other Eastern cultures. Chronological in format, this course will enable students to analyze and understand principle styles, methods, and cultural contexts of Eastern art. This course will compare and contrast Eastern and Western approaches and attitudes toward art. Prerequisite: COR 104.
 
ART 340. The Art of the Americas, Africa, Oceania, and Others 4 hours
This course will look at how non-western and often pre-technological people around the world use visual arts. How does their art express what is important to them? What does it share with Western art? Some anthropology findings and the idea of "the primitive" will be explored. Both living and extinct cultures will be studied. Prerequisite: COR 104.
 
ART 350. Modern Art History 4 hours

This course will examine major movements in the visual arts from the end of the 19th century to the present, focusing primarily on Europe and America.  The student will be expected to explore connections between visual culture and broader historical trends and be able to recognize, understand and discuss the important works of art of the 20th century.  Prerequisite: COR 104.
 

ART 400. Independent Study in Art History 1-4 hours
Supervised research on a selected topic in art history. Prerequisite: Submission of a proposed outline of study that includes a schedule of meetings and assignments approved by the instructor, the division chair, and the Provost and Senior Vice President prior to registration.
 
ART 405. Independent Study in Studio 1-4 hours
Supervised studio art on a selected topic. Prerequisite: Submission of a proposed outline of study that includes a schedule of meetings and assignments approved by the instructor, the division chair, and the Provost and Senior Vice President prior to registration.
 
ART 410. Internship in Art 1-4 hours
An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study, submit a learning agreement, work 30 hours for every hour of academic
credit, keep a written journal of the work experience, have regularly scheduled meetings with the faculty supervisor, and write a research paper dealing with some aspect of the internship. Written work should total five pages of academic writing for every hour of credit. An extensive list of internships is maintained by the Career Services Office, including opportunities at the High Museum of Art, Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta International Museum, and Vespermann Gallery. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: Permission of the faculty supervisor and qualification for the internship program.
 
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