Apr 24, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


Course offerings are numbered utilizing four digits, the first indicating college year and the last the number of semester hours credit.

Courses numbered 0001 to 0999 are considered remedial; hours do not count toward minimum requirements for graduation.

Courses numbered 3001 to 4999 fulfill requirements for upper-division credits. Most of these courses have specified prerequisites.

Courses numbered 5000 to 8999 fulfill requirements for graduate credit. Most of these courses have specified prerequisites.

A prerequisite course must have been completed with an acceptable passing grade before enrollment in the given course is permitted.

A corequisite is a course in which a student must be enrolled and satisfactorily participating concurrently with the given course.

 

Air Force

  
  • ARO 1011 Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force I

    One hour (University of Arkansas)
    A survey course designed to introduce cadets to the United States Air Force and provide an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 1011L provides hands-on application of classroom topics and further introduction to Air Force opportunities, in an environment that illustrates the basic structure of the Air Force. Standard physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. One hour of classroom and two hours of lab per week.

    Corequisite: ARO 1011L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Fall semester
  
  • ARO 1021 Heritage and Values of the United States Air Force II

    One hour (University of Arkansas)
    A survey course designed to introduce cadets to the United States Air Force and provide an overview of the basic characteristics, missions, and organization of the Air Force. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 1021L provides hands-on application of classroom topics and further introduction to Air Force opportunities, in an environment that illustrates the basic structure of the Air Force. Standard physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. One hour of classroom and two hours of lab per week.

    Corequisite: ARO 1021L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Spring semester
  
  • ARO 2011 Team and Leadership Fundamentals I

    One hour (University of Arkansas)
    This course focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The course will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 2011L provides hands-on application of classroom topics and further introduction to Air Force opportunities in an environment that illustrates the basic structure of the Air Force. Standard physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. One hour of classroom and two hours of lab per week. 

    Corequisite: ARO 2011L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Fall semester
  
  • ARO 2021 Team and Leadership Fundamentals II

    One hour (University of Arkansas)
    This course focuses on laying the foundation for teams and leadership. The topics include skills that will allow cadets to improve their leadership on a personal level and within a team. The course will prepare cadets for their field training experience where they will be able to put the concepts learned into practice. The purpose is to instill a leadership mindset and to motivate sophomore students to transition from AFROTC cadet to AFROTC officer candidate. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 2021L provides hands-on application of classroom topics and further introduction to Air Force opportunities in an environment that illustrates the basic structure of the Air Force. Standard physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. One hour of classroom and two hours of lab per week.

    Corequisite: ARO 2021L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Spring semester
  
  • ARO 3013 Leading People and Effective Communication I

    Three hours (University of Arkansas)
    This course teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 3013L offers concrete leadership practice, including the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and preparing various communications. Standard fitness regimen and testing are also required. Three hours of classroom and three hours of lab per week. The Whole Person Wellness requirement of the Core Curriculum will be waived upon completion of both ARO 3013 and ARO 3023.

    Corequisite: ARO 3013L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Fall semester
  
  • ARO 3023 Leading People and Effective Communication II

    Three hours (University of Arkansas)
    This course teaches cadets advanced skills and knowledge in management and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on enhancing leadership skills and communication. Cadets have an opportunity to try out these leadership and management techniques in a supervised environment as juniors and seniors. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 3023L offers concrete leadership practice, including the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and preparing various communications. Standard fitness regimen and testing are also required. Three hours of classroom and three hours of lab per week. The Whole Person Wellness requirement of the Core Curriculum will be waived upon completion of both ARO 3013 and ARO 3023.

    Corequisite: ARO 3023L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Spring semester
  
  • ARO 4013 National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty I

    Three hours (University of Arkansas)
    This course is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 4013L includes dispensing interviews, guidance, and information, which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets. Physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. Three hours of classroom and three hours of lab per week.

    Corequisite: ARO 4013L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Fall semester
  
  • ARO 4023 National Security Affairs and Preparation for Active Duty II

    Three hours (University of Arkansas)
    This course is designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers in American society. It is an overview of the complex social and political issues facing the military profession and requires a measure of sophistication commensurate with the senior college level. The final semester provides information that will prepare the cadets for Active Duty. Accompanying the classroom instruction, Leadership Lab ARO 4023L includes dispensing interviews, guidance, and information, which will increase the understanding, motivation, and performance of other cadets. Physical fitness regimen and testing are also required. Three hours of classroom and three hours of lab per week.

    Corequisite: ARO 4023L
    Offered on the University of Arkansas campus Spring semester

Visual Arts

  
  • ART 1123 Computer Graphics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Introduction to current professional software programs used in the fields of graphic design, illustration, digital media, and photography. Taught on the Macintosh platform. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 1213 Color and Design

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An opportunity to explore the transient nature of color by studying the properties of and the relationships between colors. Other related topics will be the psychology of color and current trends. The information gained through this study is essential for those entering any major in the Department of Visual Arts.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 1223 Ceramics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introductory course in Ceramics that blends formal foundational design elements and studio experience in clay to provide an introduction into 3D Design. Students will learn how to create, critique, evaluate, and appreciate works of art through beginning hand building techniques such as pinch, coil, and slab work-introduction to wheel throwing and decorative techniques will be explored.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: instructor consent
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 1233 Metal Sculpture

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A beginning sculpture course that concentrates on the development of sculptural ideas through exploration of various techniques and methods of oxy-acetylene and electrical welding and cutting to produce metal sculptures. Understanding relevance of metal sculpture through art movements and leading artists. Emphasis is also placed on the development of a personal visual vocabulary and the cultivation of individual creative expression. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: instructor consent
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 1243 Drawing I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An experience in developing visual perception through observation and then translating three-dimensional forms into two-dimensional images. Nature, still-life, and an introduction to figure drawing are included.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 1253 Woodshop

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introductory woodworking class focuses on the foundations of working wood by hand and machine. Students will develop skills to build useful, beautiful art objects in wood.  The course covers the foundations of working wood, hand carving, hand and machine joinery, jig making and finishing, and prepares students to advance their knowledge.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: instructor consent
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 1313 Introduction to Cinema

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This is the Digital Cinema student’s introduction to the skills and art of filmmaking. Theories, genres, and the history of cinema are addressed. Students’ explorations of the language and grammar of film culminate in writing a screenplay and actual production of their first short form narrative work.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 1333 3 Dimensional Design

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Students engage in 3d Design as an introduction course to basic three-dimensional material and processes with a focus on the study of concepts, form, and space in relation to digital and physical three-dimensional workflow. Students will learn spatial awareness while working within the mediums of clay, metal, and wood in the physical realm and working with basic 3d software in the digital realm. The 3d Design course is a foundational level course and needed before medium specific courses. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 1403 Introduction to Imaging

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Students acquire an introduction to the creation, manipulation, and interpretation of photographic and related digital processes. Includes output of digital work as it applies to artists. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 1413 Photo 1: Introduction to Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A beginner’s overview to the digital tools and skills required for the modern art of photography. Emphasis is placed on exposure, composition, and formal aesthetics of the student’s photographic vision. The course includes a fundamental study of the photographic process, visual literacy, and artistic criticism necessary for students to advance in study. Visual Arts majors have priority for this course. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 2103 Foundations of Cinematic Editing

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A hands-on experience in cinematic editing using non-linear digital editing tools. Course work utilizes progressive instruction in theory and techniques applied while working on major projects that will form the basis of student’s digital media portfolio.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 1313  and must be a Digital Cinema major/minor or instructor consent
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 2123 Cinematography 1

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to digital cinematography through classroom lecture and hands-on workshops, and major film-making assignments. Students gain experience as visual storytellers while learning to create mood and evoke emotion through the combination of cinematic techniques, camera operation, cinematic lighting, and sound acquisition. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 1413  and ART 2103  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 2163 Irish Art and Culture

    Three hours (Irish Studies)
    A study of Irish art forms such as painting, sculpture, architecture, and film. Special attention is given to the connection between art forms and Irish history and culture. As part of the Irish Studies Program, the course combines academic course work with visits to important cultural sites in Ireland as well as guest lecturers from contemporary artists. Meets the Intercultural Engagement requirement or the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum (cannot meet both core requirements).

    Offered in Ireland Fall and Summer semesters as part of Irish Studies
  
  • ART 2233 Art History I

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    An introduction to the major people and works responsible for our visual heritage. Students will work toward the goal of developing visual literacy in the areas of fine art, design, and architecture. For the on-campus offerings, Visual Arts majors or minors receive priority enrollment; and all others require instructor consent. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
    Offered online Fall B and Spring B terms

  
  • ART 2253 Graphic Design I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to the world of graphic design from typography and design to layout and printing. Includes practice in design of materials such as logos, brochures, posters, and advertising.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 2263 Graphic Design II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A continuation of the study of graphic design, with increased emphasis on comping techniques, craftsmanship, typography, problem solving, presentation, and production.

    Prerequisite: ART 2253  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 2273 3D Modeling

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course is an introduction to 3-dimensional modeling using specialized software. This course is intended for graphic designers and visual effects artists, but any visual art and cinematography student may also benefit from this course An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 1123 
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 2333 Art, Design, and Creativity

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A study of the theory and practice of the creative process by focusing on key historical influences and modern trends, while incorporating an introduction to the practice of formal art and design principles through hands-on experimentation. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in the visual arts. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 2343 European Art Tour

    Three hours (European Art Tour)
    Students tour a major art center of Europe, analyzing masterworks in their historical context, gaining cultural experience, and enriching their own artistic foundations. It is hoped that this experience will result in greater motivation, inspiration, craftsmanship, and depth in the students’ creative work. Course requirements include preliminary research targeting at least one of the region’s prominent artists, a journal, and a personal summary paper. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on the European Art Tour Summer semester
  
  • ART 2413 Photo 2: Intermediate Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course begins where Introduction to Photography ended. Concentrating on production practices, this is a comprehensive approach to advanced elements of digital imaging, including scanning, imaging software and printing, digital capture and processing, studio and location lighting, photography as a business, and establishing a workflow. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 1413  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 2423 Photojournalism

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course explores journalistic storytelling, focusing on how images enhance a news story. Students examine the similarities and differences in photojournalism of newspapers, magazines, television, the Internet, and other media, discuss the historical and ethical aspects of journalism, and are introduced to the practical skills of photojournalistic photography. Students experience intense short-term, deadline-driven assignments.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2413  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 2453 Drawing II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An advancing study of drawing, with emphasis on further development of technical skills as well as conceptual visual thinking. Focus is given to the expressive qualities of drawing as finished pieces of art.

    Prerequisite: ART 1243 
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 2463 Photo 3: Traditional Darkroom

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A studio class where students refine and expand photographic skills by learning classical silver printing in the traditional photographer’s darkroom. Skills include shooting and developing black and white film. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2413 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 2503 Typography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A study of the use of type in graphic design. Topics include the history of type, choosing type, and the technical aspects of setting type.

    Prerequisite: ART 1123 
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 2613 Digital Illustration

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to creating illustrations on the computer using various image editing software. Various techniques of image manipulation or creation in Photoshop will be covered. Emphasis is given to aesthetic designs and software techniques. Strong drawing skills and digital photography skills recommended. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 1123 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3113 Business of Cinema

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An examination of the business of cinema where students explore the role of both the assistant director and the producer in shepherding the film from project development to completion and distribution. Covers studio operations, setting up a production office, scheduling and budgeting with industry standard software,  working with talent agents and unions, as well as budgets and movie financing. Negotiating contracts, copyright and other legal aspects of the entertainment industry are also introduced. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 1313  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3123 Business and Practice of Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An examination of the business of photography where students explore the role of the entrepreneur in operating a private business for longevity and profit. Covers photographic equipment, studio operations, setting up an office, working with talent agents and unions, as well as budgets, taxes, and financing. Negotiating contracts, copyright, and other legal aspects of the photo industry are also introduced.

    Prerequisite: ART 2413  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3153 Photo 4: Digital Darkroom

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A focused look at digital photography processing encompassing capture, color management, device profiling, calibration, and printing. The course provides an advanced study in software image enhancement, retouching, and repairing. All course assignments are professionally printed at the highest digital standards. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 1123  and ART 2413  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3173 Portrait Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course will focus on skills required for the professional portrait photographer. Emphases will include application of the principles of design, lighting, composition, color imaging, posing, photo retouching, project workflow, and portfolio presentation. Photographic subjects will include beauty, theatrical, commercial, fashion, and family portrait. Students will be required to furnish their own subjects. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 3153  and ART 3473  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3203 Design History

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A survey of key movements, trends, people, and innovations throughout the history of design. The course work emphasizes graphic design while advertising, applied arts, industrial design, and architecture are also explored. Students participate in a series of graphic design projects that emulate historic concepts and styles. The assignments also incorporate a unique weekly challenge selected to prepare students for an array of professional experiences. Studying and practicing foundational design will solidify students’ own creative foundations for success in numerous creative fields. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3223 Advanced 3D Modeling

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course is a continuation of topics covered in 3D Modeling, ART 2273. This course explores more intermediate and advanced aspects of 3D Modeling. Subjects covered may include: advanced hard surface and organic modeling, character design and advanced texturing techniques. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2273 
    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 3233 Art History II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This class continues the visual literacy begun in Art History I with topics that are beyond the scope of the general survey. Instruction will focus on a variety of specific areas such as Modern art, aesthetics and mental health, women in art, etc. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3253 Color Grading

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to color grading, color correction and color timing for cinema. Students explore how color can enhance and improve storytelling. This course examines processes, theories, workflows and tools available to filmmakers, progressing from initial color grade to final delivery. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3263 Collaborative Design

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Advanced topics in the study of Graphic Design with special attention paid to the areas of design research, ideation, prototyping and creative problem-solving.

    Prerequisites: ART 2263  and ART 2503  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 3283 Graphic Design Abroad

    Three hours (On Campus)
    In the context of a study abroad program, this course focuses on the integration of graphic design education and practical hands-in experience in social and cultural settings.

    Prerequisites: ART 2263  and ART 2503 
    Offered on campus Summer semester
  
  • ART 3313 Interactive Design I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This class builds on the principles of design presented in Graphic Design I with an introduction to practicing design within an interactive perspective. Topics covered will include emerging technologies, brand experience, mobile design and app brand development. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2253  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3323 Figure Drawing I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A visual study of the human anatomical construction. Emphasis on gesture, form, light source, shadow-mass, and composition.

    Prerequisite: ART 1243 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3333 Interactive Design II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This class is an extension of the principles and practices presented in Interactive Design I. The class furthers knowledge and practice in interactive design for the Web, mobile, and emerging technologies. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 3313 
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3353 Selected Topics: Studio Art

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A studio course in which media and techniques are chosen according to student need and departmental specialties. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years) and Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3383 Oil Painting I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Studio course with demonstrations, group critiques, and individual instruction to assist the student in learning the basic techniques of painting.

    Prerequisite: ART 1243 
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years) and Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3393 Oil Painting II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Continuation of the study of oil painting with emphasis on creativity.

    Prerequisite: ART 3383 
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years) and Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3403 Film Theory and Criticism

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An examination of the origins and development of film criticism and theory that includes both an analysis of selected motion pictures and the application of theoretical principles. Students learn about various schools of analysis including genre, auteur, feminist, Marxist, and Christian. Final output includes writing critical essays and conducting seminars.

    Prerequisites: ART 1313  and ART 2123  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3413 Comic Book and Sequential Art

    Three hours (On Campus)


    This course introduces the basic principles of storytelling in comic book form. It covers artistic and layout techniques, story structure and character development. This also involves the study of acclaimed graphic novels, and a basic history of the medium. The course is intended for students who have some drawing experience.

     

    Prerequisites: ART 1123  and ART 1243 
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)

  
  • ART 3423 Figure Drawing II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course is a continuation of topics covered in Figure Drawing I. The course builds on the acquired knowledge and practice of drawing the figure. 

    Prerequisite: ART 3323  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3433 Cinematography 2

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course is designed to build on the introductory lighting course work from ART 2123  for Digital Cinema majors. Topics addressed include: advanced light theory, lighting technique and terminology, use of varied film lighting equipment, light plans and design, light shaping with modifiers and controls, light and staging on set or location for narrative and documentary. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3443 2D Animation for Illustrators

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course introduces the principles of 2D animation on the computer. The course covers the basic principles of animation, tweens, timing, storytelling, storyboarding, and creating a final animation. The student will develop a story from storyboarding to the final animation. This course is intended for students with strong drawing skills.

    Prerequisites: ART 1123  and ART 1243  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3453 Illustration I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An exploration of foundational illustration techniques. Rendering in various media is emphasized.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3463 Illustration II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An advancing study of illustration with emphasis on creativity and solving conceptual problems.

    Prerequisite: ART 3453  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3473 Photo 5: Lighting for Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course is designed to build on the introductory lighting course work for Photography majors. Topics addressed include lighting theory, varied lighting equipment, light modeling, and staging on set or location. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 1413  and ART 2413  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3503 Motion Graphics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An introduction to motion graphics utilizing video and/or animation technology to create the illusion of motion or a transforming appearance. The course will focus primarily on developing a proficiency in Adobe AfterEffects.  Additionally, the student will focus on gaining a practical understanding of the role of motion graphics in the Visual FX pipeline. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 1123  and ART 2253 
    Recommended: ART 3313  or ART 2103  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3513 Fine Art Photography Abroad

    Three hours (On Campus)
    In the context of a study abroad program, an introduction to the historical genres and continuing methodologies of art photography as applicable to the human geography and social situations of the locale. Students gain hand-on experience as they apply various exercises that explore and evaluate artistic photography using creative methods. Projects involve producing photography in the traditions of nature, landscape, social documentary, and others. May substitute for ART 4133  in Visual Arts curricula. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 1413 
    Offered on campus Summer semester
  
  • ART 3543 Photography Abroad

    Three hours (On Campus)
    In the context of a study abroad program, an introduction to the commercial photography and the society of a host country. Students make careful observation of the use and effectiveness of commercial photography and participate in hands-on assignments that attempt to use photography as a commercial influence. Participants often have opportunity to apply the knowledge as they work for a local publication, gaining both quality experience and portfolio enhancement. May substitute for ART 4353  in Visual Arts curricula. Meets the Intercultural Engagement requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: ART 1413  
    Offered on campus Summer semester
  
  • ART 3553 Social Documentary Photography Abroad

    Three hours (On Campus)
    In the context of a study abroad program, an introduction to documentary photography and the society of a host country. Students make careful observation of the habits and purposes of a people group and document those observations through photography. Participants often have opportunity to apply the knowledge as they work for a local publication and/or ministry, gaining both quality experience and portfolio enhancement. May substitute for ART 4183  in Visual Arts curricula. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 1413  
    Offered on campus Summer semester
  
  • ART 3563 Photo 6: History of Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This course examines photographic history and the medium’s role in both reflecting and shaping the cultural, social, political, economic, and scientific context of modernity from 1839-now. Emphasis will be placed on early photographic personalities, technologies, and the critical response to the medium. Meets the Arts and Humanities requirement of the Core Curriculum.

    Prerequisite: ART 1413  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3573 Alternative Darkroom

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A studio course which helps students to explore alternative photographic processes. Topics include pinhole photography, large format negatives, wet plate collodion, new cyanotype, gum-bichromate, and platinum-palladium printing. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 2413  and ART 2463  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3583 Cinematic Audio Production

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Advanced techniques of cinematic audio acquisition, dialogue editing, and audio post-production, including surround mixing and output. Students will have the opportunity to work with state of the art technology, receiving hands-on training in aesthetic, technical, and theoretical approaches to sound, emphasizing the recording and mixing sound for motion pictures. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 1313  and ART 2123  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 3623 Advanced Studio I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Advanced supervised study in the student’s choice of media. This course will provide the opportunity for focused research, conceptualization, and application in the student’s area of interest. Major focus on preparation and portfolio pieces or exhibition.

    Prerequisites: junior standing and Visual Arts majors/minors only
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3633 Advanced Studio II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Continued advanced supervised study in the student’s choice of media. This course will provide the opportunity for focused research, conceptualization, and application in the student’s area of interest. Major focus on preparation of portfolio pieces or exhibition.

    Prerequisites: junior standing and Visual Arts majors/minors only
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3643 Introduction to Printmaking

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This studio course introduces basic printmaking processes and equipment with equal emphasis on concept and technique. Students are introduced to a variety of printmaking methods such as monotype, relief and intaglio, and various approaches to making and printing plates in each medium. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 1243 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 3653 Screenprinting

    Three hours (On Campus)
    This studio course introduces the basic concepts and technical skills of fine art screenprinting. The history of screenprinting is also discussed. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3703 Screenwriting

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An examination of dramatic writing for film as expressed in professional screenplay form. This course utilizes exercises in dramatic writing: theme, plot, character, dialogue, and images as well as analysis of award-winning screenplays and their cinematic rendering. Integration of these elements into scenes and sequences with expected outcome of a screenplay for a short form narrative.

    Prerequisite: ART 3403 
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 3881 Selected Topics

    One hour (On Campus)
    Study of a topic not directly addressed in the regular curriculum. Topics are chosen according to student need and departmental specialties. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 3882 Selected Topics

    Two hours (On Campus)
    Study of a topic not directly addressed in the regular curriculum. Topics are chosen according to student need and departmental specialties. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 3883 Selected Topics

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Study of a topic not directly addressed in the regular curriculum. Topics are chosen according to student need and departmental specialties. May be repeated for credit when content differs.

    Offered on campus upon sufficient request
  
  • ART 4103 Portfolio and Presentation

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Practical business aspects of the professions of graphic design, illustration, photography, visual effects and digital media, including development of a free-lance business, interviewing for jobs, portfolio development, and self-promotion.

    Prerequisite: senior standing
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 4113 Visual FX 1

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An advanced class in visual effects workflow, practices and toolsets. Students can expect significant project-based learning in rotoscoping, point, planar and 3D motion tracking, as well as compositing techniques. Additionally, students will develop the necessary skill of assessing footage to determine the most efficient and thereby most cost-effective methods.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 3503  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 4121 Visual Art Practicum

    One hour (On Campus)
    45 Hours of studio/lab assistance per credit hour in one of the Visual Art studios or labs. Students will work under the direct supervision of a faculty member in providing help with the operation and maintenance of a classroom lab or studio space. May be repeated for credit.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 4122 Visual Art Practicum

    Two hours (On Campus)
    45 Hours of studio/lab assistance per credit hour in one of the Visual Art studios or labs. Students will work under the direct supervision of a faculty member in providing help with the operation and maintenance of a classroom lab or studio space. May be repeated for credit.

    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 4123 Visual FX 2

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An advanced course in the concepts covered in Visual FX 1. Students will continue developing expertise in industry standard workflow, practices and toolsets while expanding their skillsets to include motion capture, digital environment replacement, and advanced compositing techniques.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 4113  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 4133 Fine Art Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An exploration of artistic expression through both traditional and digital imaging techniques. The course focuses on conceptual and interpretive photography and incorporates a critical, evaluative component that expands and informs the students’ understanding of photography as a fine art, past and present. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 2413  and ART 3473  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 4163 Non-Fiction Film Production

    Three hours (On Campus)
    The analysis of the methods, genre, and history of non-fiction film, for application to hands-on documentary production. Progressive assignments through the semester focus on personal student-led filmmaking, culminating in several finished films worthy of entry in documentary film festivals nationwide. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2123  
    Corequisite: ART 4163L
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 4173 Narrative Film Production

    Three hours (On Campus)
    The application of traditional narrative film production roles and techniques using digital cinema. Students are given the opportunity to fill various crew assignments as they work in teams to complete a short form narrative in one semester. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 2123 
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 4183 Social Documentary Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A critical look at both documentary and photo journalistic photography genres that provide an emphasis on developing a thoughtful approach to seeking and making meaningful photographs that attract, inform and communicate. This course involves a sociological and cultural analysis with demanding deadlines that expose students to the realities of working photojournalists. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 2413  and ART 3153  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 4283 Social Documentary Photography II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A critical look at both documentary and photojournalistic photography genres that provide an emphasis on developing a thoughtful approach to seeking and making meaningful photographs that attract, inform and communicate. This course involves a sociological and cultural analysis with demanding deadlines that expose students to the realities of working photojournalists. This is the student’s opportunity to complete two specific works in the Social Documentary genre. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 4183  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 4313 Illustration III

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Designed to challenge students to further develop earlier illustration techniques and to introduce several advanced techniques, emphasis is on the production of professional portfolio-quality illustrations.

    Prerequisite: ART 3463 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 4323 Advanced Printmaking

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A studio course that provides students with the opportunity for more focused, in-depth study of printmaking processes and techniques. Through more advanced projects using a variety of traditional and experimental printmaking approaches, students will develop a deeper understanding of the possibilities of printmaking as a creative medium and its potential for use in their art practice. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 3643  
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ART 4353 Commercial Studio Photography

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An advanced look at the photographic areas of portraiture, food and beverage, fashion, industry, editorial, advertising and self-promotion photography. The course includes work with digital, 35mm, medium format and professional 4x5 view cameras. Students gain studio lighting experience with both strobe and hot light setups. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisites: ART 3153  and ART 3473  
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ART 4363 Introduction to Letterpress Printing

    Three hours (On Campus)
    A studio course that provides an introduction to the fine art of letterpress printing. Students will learn the basics of setting type by hand, composition, inking and printing on traditional printing presses. This course will also cover experimental and alternate approaches to letterpress printing.  An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Offered on campus Spring semester (even-numbered years)
  
  • ART 4413 Advanced Graphic Design

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Students engage with advanced projects and critique along with information and discussion on technical print production issues.

    Prerequisite: ART 2263  
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 4420 Visual Arts Internship

    No credit (On Campus)
    Supervised learning involving field experience in an environment related to one’s major. Arrangements for taking the course must be made through your advisor prior to the work being completed. This course is required of all students majoring in Digital Cinema, Graphic Design, and Photography and is available only to those students who are majoring in these programs.

    Prerequisite: junior standing
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 4953 Capstone Exhibition

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Guided planning, preparation, and production of an art exhibit to be mounted in the JBU Art Gallery or other appropriate gallery space. Students will learn professional art business practices in the development of their exhibitions.

    Prerequisite: senior Fine Art Concentration majors in their final semester
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ART 4963 Senior Comprehensive Project

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Original interactive creative works demonstrating proficiency in the fundamental and specialized areas of digital media. Prospective graduates glean assistance through seminar discussion and interactive critiques as they refine their skills in preparation for the realities of the professional world. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: senior standing
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 4973 Senior Cinema Project I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Original narrative or non-fiction film production demonstrating a proficiency in the fundamental and specialized areas of Digital Cinema including Concept, Script, Development, and Preproduction. Students work with professors and student peers to prepare for ART 4983 . An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: senior standing
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters
  
  • ART 4983 Senior Cinema Project II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Continuing the work of ART 4973 . Original narrative or non-fiction film production demonstrating a proficiency in the fundamental and specialized areas of Digital Cinema including Principle Photography, Post-Production, Screening, and Film Festival submissions. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

    Prerequisite: ART 4973 
    Offered on campus Fall and Spring semesters

Accounting

  
  • ATG 1163 Accounting for Decision Making

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Survey of financial and managerial accounting for majors outside the College of Business. The focus is on understanding the meaning of numbers in financial statements, their relationship to each other, and how they are used in evaluating, decision making, planning, and control. ATG 1163 does not apply to the completion of ATG requirements for the Accounting major, the Accounting minor, or the Professional Accounting Development minor.

    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ATG 2173 Principles of Financial Accounting

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    A study of accounting vocabulary and skill building in the applications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to areas such as the accounting cycle, accounting information systems, financial statement preparation, cash and inventory control, receivables, fixed asset analysis, liabilities and payroll all viewed through the lens of a sole proprietor, partnership, and corporation.

    Offered on campus Fall semester
    Offered online Spring A term

  
  • ATG 2183 Principles of Managerial Accounting

    Three hours (On Campus and Online)
    Study of basic concepts of management accounting, planning and control, management decision making, just-in-time operating, activity-based-costing, and financial statement analysis.

    Prerequisite: ATG 2173  
    Offered on campus Spring semester
    Offered online Spring B term

  
  • ATG 3103 Intermediate Accounting I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    An in-depth study of accounting concepts and procedures relating to assets.

    Prerequisite: ATG 2183 
    Offered on campus Fall semester
  
  • ATG 3113 Intermediate Accounting II

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Advanced topics in accounting including in-depth study of liabilities and equities, income determination, and financial reporting.

    Prerequisite: ATG 3103 
    Offered on campus Spring semester
  
  • ATG 3153 Federal Income Taxation I

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Examines laws and procedures that apply to federal income taxation of individuals, pass-through entities, and C-corporations.  Taxation of individuals will be the primary focus of the course.  Students develop skills in completing tax returns.

    Prerequisite: ATG 2183  
    Offered on campus Fall semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ATG 3173 Cost Accounting

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Study of the cost cycle, job order costing, process costing, flexible budgeting, standard costs, direct costing, and non-manufacturing costs.

    Prerequisite: ATG 2183 
    Offered on campus Spring semester (odd-numbered years)
  
  • ATG 3183 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

    Three hours (On Campus)
    Accounting for governmental units and non-profit organizations. Includes all the new pronouncements and the special rules for hospitals and universities. Emphasis on accounting to help management succeed in accomplishing organizational objectives.

    Prerequisite: ATG 2183 
    Offered on campus Fall semester (even-numbered years)
 

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