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Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts
Bachelor of Science in Art Education
Requirements for a Minor
Minor in Fine Arts (for Non-Art Majors)Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion
Bachelor of Science in Philosophy and Religion
Major in Drama Education
Bachelor of Science in Theatre
Humanities Minor


The Department of Visual Arts, Humanities and Theatre offers degree programs in visual arts, art education, philosophy and religion, and theatre.  It also offers basic survey and special topics courses in the humanities.  Each program leads to either the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts degree.

The department is actively involved with special programs and events, as well as various creative, expressive, and scholarly endeavors by faculty and students.  Overall, it prepares students for positions of leadership by imparting knowledge, skills, and proficiencies which they may need to perform in their professions and function in their communities.  The department provides students with a sound general education, specialized instruction, practical experience, and exposure to distinguished visual and performing artists, philosophers, and theologians.
Student majors are expected to elect courses from one of the degree programs within the department.

Faculty
Professors:  DeCosmo, Janet L.; Felder, David; LaBossiere, Michael; Williams, Chester
Associate Professors:  Harding, Kimberly K.; Matthews, Valencia E.; Wells, Luther D.; Williams, Derek; Wiltsher, Harris, II; Zhang, Li Ping
Assistant Professors:   Council, Carolyn Y.; Love, Velma E.; Owens, A. Nevell; Peyton, Richard; Thompson, Carlton


Visual Arts and Art Education
The Visual Arts and Art Education curricula are designed to give students a knowledgeable survey of each field and expose future artists and educators to a variety of media and academic courses for the enrichment of their careers in these disciplines.  Students in Visual Arts are directed in studio production through courses in design, drawing, printmaking, painting, ceramics and sculpture.  A broad foundation of coursework in Art history guides students to understand the production, intellectual and aesthetic choices of artists and their work.  Students in Art Education are provided with the opportunity to take basic studio courses and education courses in a discipline-based approach to teaching art, which includes an internship.

Requirements for a Major
The Visual Arts program offers degrees in Fine Arts and Art Education.  The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 12 semester hours of the same foreign language (i.e., French or Spanish) while the Bachelor of Science degree does not.  Fine Arts majors are required to have a formal exhibition of creative work/thesis paper with lecture presentation during their last semester in residence.  It is anticipated that students will work closely with their advisors/gallery director and the chair of the exhibition and thesis committee to fulfill this requirement.

Curriculum Guide
Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts
Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II 6
MAC 1105, MGF 1106 or 1107 Liberal Arts Math I, II 6
SPN 1100, 1101 Elementary Spanish or
FRE 1100, 1101 Elementary French
8
ART 1201C, 1202C Design I, II 6
ART 2300C, 2301C Drawing I, II
6
  32

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
Humanities Electives
(see allied courses under Humanities minor)
6
BSC 1005 Biological Science 4
SPN 2200 Intermediate Spanish or FRE 2200 Intermediate French 4
ARH 2050, 2051 Art History I, II 6
ART 2754C Ceramics I, ART 2400C Graphics I, ART 2540C Painting I, ART 3710C, Sculpture I
12
  32

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
PSC 1121 Physical Science 4
PSY 2012 Psychology, SYG 2000 Sociology or ANT 2000 Anthropology 3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African American History or AFA 3104 African American Experience 3
ART 2752C Ceramics II, ART 2430C Graphics II, ART 2550C Painting II, ART 3711C Sculpture II, ART 2130C Textile Design, ART 2100C Wood, Metal, Plastics, or ART 3155C Metal Work & Enameling 6
ART 2280C Lettering or ART 3233C Advertising Design 2
ARH 3610 American Art or ARH 4410 Modern Art 3
Approved Minor Electives (see minors for art majors below)
9
  30

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
ARH 4614 African-American Art or ARH 4520 African Art 3
ART 2330C Life Drawing 3
Advanced Studio Art Courses:  ART 4403C Printmaking IV, ART 3115C Ceramics III or ART 4923C, Media Workshop: Printmaking; ART 4926C, Media Workshop: Electronic Imaging; ART 4928 C, Media Workshop: Advanced Design; ART 4928C, Advanced Workshop: Drawing; ART 4928C, Advanced Workshop: Ceramics




8
Approved Minor Electives (see minors for art majors below) 9
ART 4915 Colloquium
3
  26
Total Hours 120


Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts
Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II 6
MAC 1105, MGF 1106  or 1107 Liberal Arts Math 1, II 6
HUM 2210 Humanities 3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African American History or AFA 3104 African American Experience 3
ART 1201C, 1202C Design I, II 6
ART 2300C, 2301C Drawing I, II
6
  30

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
Humanities Elective (see allied courses under Humanities minor) 3
BSC 1005 Biological Science 4
PSC 1121 Physical Science 4
ARH 2050, 2051 Art History I, II 6
ART 2754C Ceramics I, ART 2400C Graphics I, ART 2540C Painting I or ART 3710C Sculpture I 12
ART 2280C Lettering or ART 3233C Advertising Design
2
  32

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
PSY 2012 Psychology, SYG 2000 Sociology or ANT 2000 Anthropology
3
ART 2752C Ceramics II, ART 2430C Graphics II, ART 2550C Painting II, ART 3711C, Sculpture II
6
ART 2130C Textile Design, ART 2100C Wood, Metal, Plastics, or ART 3155C Metal Work & Enameling
3
ARH 3610 American Art or ARH 4410 Modern Art 3
Advanced Studio Art Courses:  ART 4403C Printmaking IV, ART 3115C Ceramics III or ART 4905 (Independent Study in Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, Design, Ceramics)

6
Approved Minor Electives (see minors for art majors below)
9
  30

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
ARH 4614 African-American Art or ARH 4520 African Art 3
ART 2330C Life Drawing 3
Advanced Studio Art Courses:  ART 4403C Printmaking IV, ART 3115C, Ceramics III or ART 4923C, Media Workshop: Printmaking; ART 4926C, Media Workshop: Electronic Imaging; ART 4928 C, Media Workshop: Advanced Design; ART 4928C, Advanced Workshop: Drawing; ART 4928C, Advanced Workshop: Ceramics




11
Approved Minor Electives (see minors for art majors below) 9
ART 4915 Colloquium
3
  29
Total Hours 120


Bachelor of Science in Art Education
Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills I, II 6
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education 3
MAC 1104, MGF 1106, Mathematics 6
Electives in Studio Art 6
ART 1201C, 1202C Design I, II 6
ART 2300C, 2301C Drawing I, II
6
  33

Sophomore Year Sem.Hrs.
Humanities Elective (See allied courses under Humanities minor) 6
AMH 2091 African-American History or AFA 3104 African American Experience
3
BSC 1005 Biological Science 4
PSC 1121 Physical Science 4
Electives in Studio Art 6
ART 2110C Ceramics I 3
ART 2540C Painting I 3
ARH 2050, 2051 Art History I, II 6
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology
3
  41

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
PSY 2012 Psychology, SYG 2000 Sociology or ANT 2000 Anthropology 3
ARE 4355, 4640 Art Education I, II 4
ARE 3313, 3341 Public School Art Elementary and Secondary 6
ART 2400 Graphics I 3
ART 3711 Sculpture I 3
Elective in Studio Art 6
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation of Educational Growth 3
EDP 3002 Educational Psychology 3
TSL 4324 ESOL Survey Strategies for Secondary Schools
3
  41

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
ARH 3610 American Art or ARH 4410 Modern Art 3
ESE 4930 Seminar in Secondary Education 3
ESE 3341 Theory/Practice of Teaching in Secondary Schools 3
RED 3333 Readings in Secondary School 3
ESE 4943 Student Teaching
6-12
  18
Total Hours 126


Requirements for a Minor
Fine Arts Majors-All Fine Arts majors must declare a minor field of study outside of the visual arts area.  Fine Arts majors may choose to minor in humanities.

Minor in Graphic Arts-Students interested in advertising design and related fields should take a major concentration in painting and graphics and an interdisciplinary minor in graphic arts technology.  Students should select courses in consultation with the faculty in visual arts and in graphic arts technology.

Art Education Majors-Students who major in Art Education must minor in education.

Minor in Fine Arts (for Non-Art Majors)
  Sem. Hrs.
ART 1201 Design I 3
ART 2300 Drawing I 3
ARH 2050, 2051 Art History I and II 6
ART 2710 Sculpture or ART 2110 Ceramics I 3
ART 2540 Painting I or ART 2400 Graphics I
3
  18


Philosophy and Religion
The program in Philosophy and Religion is designed to accommodate students who want to concentrate in either philosophy or religion. The program is designed to engage the student in an examination of the chief rival philosophical and religious approaches to life (including their historical, cultural, social and practical imports); to develop within the student an enlarged capacity for logical, reflective, coherent reasoning; and to encourage the student to work out a conceptual framework for his or her life commitment.

The program is preparatory for advanced training in other fields, such as law, education, international relations, statecraft, intellectual history, philosophy, religious studies and theology.

In addition to meeting the institutional undergraduate degree requirements, majors in the program are required to earn a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of credit in philosophy and religion courses. The Philosophy major requires 21 hours in philosophy and nine (9) hours in religion. The Religion major requires 21 hours in religion and nine (9) hours in philosophy. No grade below “C” will be accepted in any major course.

Curriculum Guide

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion
Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
ENC 1101, 1102 Freshman Communication Skills I, II 6
MAC 1104, MGF 1202 Mathematics 6
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy 3
REL 2000 Introduction to Religion 3
Social Science Elective 3
SPN 1100 and 1101 Elementary Spanish (with labs) or FRE 1100 and 1101 Elementary French (with labs)
8
  29

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
PSC 1121 Physical Science 4
BSC 1005 Biological Sciences 4
Philosophy or Religion Electives 6
FRE or SPN 2200 Intermediate French or Spanish (with lab) 4
AMH 2091 African American History 3
Humanities Electives 6
Free Elective
3
  30

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
Free Electives 12
Philosophy or Religion Electives 9
Courses in Minor
9
  30

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
Philosophy or Religion Electives 9
Courses in Minor 9
Free Electives
13
  31
Total Semester Hours 120


The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science degree in Philosophy and Religion is the same as the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts except that the student does not take hours in a language and must make up the twelve (12) semester hours by taking those hours as free electives to replace the 12-hour foreign language requirement. All students are urged to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Requirements for a Minor
A minor may be earned in Philosophy and Religion with the completion of eighteen (18) semester hours from courses listed under Philosophy and Religion.  


Theatre and Theatre Education

The program in theatre offers pre-professional preparation by combining acting, directing, designing, and production with the literary, historical, and creative study of drama.

Requirements for a Major
The program offers two degree options:  the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science.  Students may elect concentrations in either performance or theatre education.  The performance concentration requires the completion of a minimum of 55 semester hours of theatre courses and a minimum of eighteen (18) hours in an approved minor.  The teacher education concentration requires the completion of a minimum of thirty-eight (38) semester hours of theatre courses and a professional education core which includes student teaching.

Requirements for a Minor
Students who minor in theatre must complete (with approval by the Theatre Advisor) sixteen (16) semester hours of lecture courses and a minimum of two (2) hours of laboratory courses for a total of 18 hours.

All minors are expected to participate in all theatre activities unless otherwise exempted.

Curriculum Guide
Bachelor of Arts in Theatre
Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
*ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I 3
*MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Math I 3
*XXX XXXX Science Elective 4
THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre 3
TPP 2120 Improvisations for the Theatre 2
TPP 2190L Introduction to Creative Work (1 hr./sem.)
1
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
*ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II 3
*MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math II 3
*XXX XXXX Science Elective 4
TPP 1700 Voice and Diction for Theatre 2
TPP 2500 Basic Principles of Movement 1
TPA 3200L Production Lab
1
  14

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
FRE 1100 Elementary French I Lecture or SPN 1100 Elementary Spanish I Lecture
3
FRE 1100L Elementary French I Lab or SPN 1100L Elementary Spanish I Lab
1
*XXX XXXX Pre-Approved Humanities Elective 3
TPP 2110 Elements of Acting 3
THE 3112 Theatre History I 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History or AFA 3104 The African-American Experience
3
  17

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
FRE 1101 Elementary French II Lecture or SPN 1101 Elementary Spanish II Lecture
3
FRE 1101L Elementary French II Lab or SPN 1101L Elementary Spanish II Lab
1
*XXX XXXX Pre-Approved Social Science Elective 3
TPA 2210 Stagecraft and Production Techniques 3
THE 3113 Theatre History II 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.)
1
  14

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
FRE 2200 Intermediate French I Lecture or SPN 2200 Intermediate Spanish I Lecture
3
FRE 2200L Intermediate French I Lab or SPN 2200L Intermediate Spanish I Lab
1
THE 2300 Critical Analysis of Drama 3
TPA 3230 Introduction to Costume and Wardrobe 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
TPP 2111 Advanced Acting
3
  14

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
THE 3235 Contemporary Black Theatre 3
TPP 3310 Fundamentals of Play Direction 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective
3
  16

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
TPA 4060 Concepts of Scenic and Lighting Design 3
THE 4908 Senior Project 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Theatre Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
ORI 2000 Oral Interpretation or
ORI 4318 Readers Theatre

3
TPA 4400 Theatre Management 3
Free Electives 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Minor Elective
3
  13
Total Hours 120


Major in Drama Education

Freshman Year  Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
*ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I 3
*MGF 1106 Math for Liberal Arts1 3
PSC 1121 Introduction of Physical Science 4
TPP 2120 Improvisation for the Theatre 2
THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre 3
TPP 2190L Introduction to Creative Work
1
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
*ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II 3
*MGF 1107 Math for Liberals II 3
*BSC 1005 Biological Science 3
*BSC 1005L Biological Science Lab 1
TPP 1700 Voice and Diction for Theatre 2
TPP 2500 Basic Principles of Movement 1
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
EDG 3004 Overview & Orientation Field Experience
1
  15

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
EDF 3135 Adolescent Psychology 3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African American History or
AFA 3104 The African American Experience
3
THE 3112 Theatre History I 3
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.)
1
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
THE 3235 Contemporary Black Theatre 3
THE 3113 Theatre History II 3
TPA 2210 Stagecraft Production Techniques 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations 3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology
3
  16

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
TPA 3230 Introduction to Costume and Wardrobe 3
THE 2300 Critical Analysis of Drama 3
XXX XXXX Pre-Approved Humanities Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
ESE 3341 Theory and Practice of Teaching in Secondary Schools
3
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
ORI 2000 Oral Interpretation or ORI 4310 Readers Theatre 3
TPP 3310 Fundamentals of Play Direction 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
RED 3333 Teaching Reading in the Content Area 3
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation of Educational Growth
3
  16

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
TPA 4060 Concepts of Scenic and Lighting Design 3
TSL 4324 ESOL Survey Strategies 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective
6
  12

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
TPA 4400 Theatre Management 3
THE 4760 Methods of Teaching Theatre i the High School 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective
6
  12

Fall Semester Sem. Hrs.
ESE 4943 Student Teaching (Variable hrs: 6-12)
6
  6
Total Hours 125


Bachelor of Science in Theatre
Freshman Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
*ENC 1101 Freshman Communicative Skills I 3
*MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Math I 3
*XXX XXXX Science Elective 4
THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre 3
TPP 2120 Improvisations for the Theatre 2
TPP 2190L Introduction to Creative Work (1 hr./sem.)
1
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
*ENC 1102 Freshman Communicative Skills II 3
*MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math II 3
*XXX XXXX Science Elective 4
TPP 1700 Voice and Diction for Theatre 2
TPP 2500 Basic Principles of Movement 1
TPA 3200L  Production Lab (1 hr./sem.)
1
  14

Sophomore Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
*XXX XXXX Pre-Approved Humanities Elective 3
TPP 2110 Elements of Acting 3
THE 3112 Theatre History I 3
TPA 3200L  Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Theatre/Free Elective 3
AMH 2091 Introduction to African-American History or
AFA 3104 The African-American Experience
3
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
XXX XXXX Pre-Approved Social Science Elective 3
THE 3113 Theatre History II 3
TPA 2210 Stagecraft and Production Techniques 3
TPP 2111 Advanced Acting 3
XXX XXXX Theatre/Free Elective 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.)
1
  16

Junior Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
TPA 3230 Introduction to Costume and Wardrobe 3
THE 2300 Critical Analysis of Drama 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
XXX XXXX Theatre/Free Elective
3
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
TPP 3310 Fundamentals of Play Direction 3
THE 3235 Contemporary Black Theatre 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Theatre/Free Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective
3
  13

Senior Year Sem. Hrs.
Fall Semester  
TPA 4060 Concepts of Scenic and Lighting Design 3
THE 4908 Senior Project 3
TPA 4400 Theatre Management 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Minor Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective
3
  16

Spring Semester Sem. Hrs.
ORI 2000 Oral Interpretation or ORI 4310 Readers Theatre 3
TPA 3200L Production Lab (1 hr./sem.) 1
XXX XXXX Theatre/Free Elective 3
XXX XXXX Theatre/Free Elective 3
XXX XXXX Minor Elective
3
  13
Total Hours 120


Humanities Minor
Students must complete eighteen (18) semester hours in humanities.  In consultation with an advisor, a student may plan a program consistent with his or her interest, ability, and future educational goals.  The following courses are required:

  Sem. Hrs.
HUM 2211 Historical Survey I 3
HUM 2230 Historical Survey II 3
Allied Courses
12
  18


Allied Courses which may be chosen:
Literature  
LIT 2110 An Approach to Literature I 3
LIT 2120 An Approach to Literature II 3
AML 2010 American Literature I 3
AML 3122 American Literature II 3
ENL 3013 English Literature I 3
ENL 3034 English Literature II 3

Visual Arts  
ARH 2000 Art Appreciation 3
ARH 2050 Art History I 3
ARH 2051 Art History II 3
ARH 3610 American Art 3
ARH 4410 Modern Art 3
ARH 4520 African Art 3
ARH 4614 African American Art 3

Music  
MUL 2111 Introduction to Music I 3
MUL 2112 Introduction to Music II 3
MUH 3116 Jazz History 3
MUH 3211 History of Music I 3
MUH 3212 History of Music II 3
MUH 3561 African American Music 3

Philosophy and Religion  
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy     3     
PHI 3601 Ethics 3
PHI 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy 3
PHH 3100 Ancient & Medieval Philosophy 3
PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy  3
PHH 3600 Contemporary Philosophy 3
PHM 3120 Contemporary Black Social Philosophy 3
REL 2000 Introduction to Religion  3
REL 2135 Black Religion in America 3
REL 2210 Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures 3
REL 2240 Introduction to the Christian Scriptures 3
REL 3130 Religion in American Culture 3
REL 3312 Eastern World Religions 3
REL 2320 Wester