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WOH 1012 History of Civilization to 15003
WOH 1022 History of Civilization 1500-present3
AMH 2010 U.S. History 1492-18653
AMH 2020 U.S. History 1865-present3
AMH 3572 Afro-American History since 18653
AMH 3572 Afro-American History since 18653
EUH 3100 Ancient History 3
EUH 3120 Medieval History3
EUH 3501 History of England3

Architecture
ARC 1211 Building Arts3
ARC 2701 Architecture History I3
ARC 2702 Architecture History II3

Theatre
THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre 3
THE 2300 Critical Analysis of Drama3
THE 3112 Theatre History I 3
THE 3113 Theatre History II3
THE 3235 Contemporary Black Theatre3


ARE 3313 Public School Art:  The Elementary School
(3) Various art education theories relative to teaching art in the elementary school; consideration of methods and problems of teaching, lesson planning, reading and discussion, and practical arts and crafts.
ARE 3314 Art Production:  Elementary School (3) Skills, materials and techniques in art appropriate for teaching children K-5 are explored.
ARE 3341 Public School Art:  The Secondary School (3) For students preparing to teach art in junior and senior high schools.  Consideration of methods and unique problems of teaching at these levels:  reading, lecture, discussion, and practical arts and crafts experiences.
ARE 4355 Art Education I:  Readings in Professional Literature (2) Literature on art education, aesthetics, perception, history of the field, child development in art.  Seminar:  reading and discussion.
ARE 4640 Art Education II:  Professional Orientation and Critical Evaluation (2) Critical issues in the field of art education with an emphasis on evaluation procedures and research.  Seminar:  reading and discussion.
ARH 2000 Art Appreciation (3) A survey of the vital functions of art in a society.
ARH 2050 Art History I (3) Styles of sculpture, painting and architecture from prehistoric times through the Middle Ages.
ARH 2051 Art History II (3) Styles in art from the Renaissance to the Modern era.
ARH 3610 American Art (3) A survey of American art from the 18th to the 21st century.
ARH 4403 Modern Art (3) A survey of 19th- and 20th-century painting, sculpture and architecture.
ARH 4520 African Art (3) A survey of African art with principle attention given to sculpture and concern for style and regional differentiation.
ARH 4633 African-American Art (3) A survey of contributions made by artists of African descent in the United States with an emphasis on the 17th through 21st centuries.
ART 1201C Design I:  Introduction to Visual Elements (3) Principles of visual organization; emphasis on basic art vocabulary, technique and application of primarily two-dimensional experiences.
ART 1203C Design II:  Introduction to Visual Elements (3) Prereq:  ART 1201.  Principles of visual organization with an emphasis on basic art vocabulary, technique and application of two and three-dimensional experiences.
ART 2130 Textile Design (3) Introduction  to design and composition as they relate to textile surface printing, costumes and fashion design.
ART 2162C Introduction to Sculptural Forms (3) Creation of three-dimensional forms using wood, metal and contemporary media.
ART 2280C Lettering (3) Principles of design applied to lettering problems as they relate to advertising; study of various styles and development of skills in execution.
ART 2300C Drawing I (3) Basic drawing and composition.  The use of various drawing media, consisting primarily of a study of still-life, spatial description, and landscapes.
ART 2301C Drawing II (3) Prereq: ART 2300C. Basic to intermediate drawing. Spatial composition, interpretation of line, pictorial form and content are explored through the study of still-life, landscapes, and the human figure.
ART 2302C Drawing III (3) Prereq: ART 2300C, ART 2301C. Intermediate drawing and composition with traditional and contemporary methodologies in drawing are explored. Emphasis on composition, illustration and rendering.
ART 2330C Life Drawing (3) Prereq:  ART 2300.  Introduction to drawing the human figure using traditional media, technique and application. Aspects of drapery as they relate to the human figure are explored.
ART 2400C Printmaking I (3) Prereq.: ART 1201C or consent of instructor. Introduction to relief printing with emphasis on linocuts, inventive designing and the handling of tools and materials used in relief printmaking.
ART 2430C Printmaking II (3) Prereq.: ART 1201C or consent of instructor. Introduction to silkscreen printing with emphasis on image making, inventive designing and the handling of tools and materials used in silkscreen.
ART 2540C Painting I  Watercolors (3) Painting from still life, relating subject to pictorial form and content, landscape, and human figure; special problems with watercolor medium.
ART 2501C Painting II Acrylic (3) Prereq:  ART 2540 or consent of instructor. Painting from still life, relating subject to pictorial form and content, landscape, and human figure; special problems with acrylic medium.
ART 2754 Ceramics I - Handbuilding (3)  Introduction of students to the basic methods of handbuilding and throwing processes; introduction to glaze experimentation.
ART 2752 Ceramics II  - Wheel Throwing (3) Prereq:  ART 2754 or consent of instructor.  Intermediate study of working with handbuilding and throwing techniques. Emphasis on craftmanship and design; practice with glazing and firing pottery and sculpture.
ART 3766 Ceramics III - Glaze Experimentation (3) Prereq:  ART 2754 or consent of instructor.  Specialized study and laboratory problems in craftsmanship, inventiveness and expressive design in clay, glaze, and firing processes.
ART 3233 Advertising Design (3) Prereq:  ART 1201C, 2300C.  Introduction to interdisciplinary electronic art, combining visual design and video with computer skills.
ART 3158 Intermediate Sculpture (3) Prereq: ART 2162C or ART 3710C or consent of instructor.  Intermediate study of working with design and metal working as it relates to contemporary methods.
ART 3563C Painting III - Oil Medium: (3 hours) Prereq:  ART 2540 or consent of instructor.  Painting from still life, relating subject to pictorial form and content, landscape, and human figure; special problems with oil medium.
ART 3710C Sculpture I -Clay and Plaster (3) Three-dimensional form using clay and plaster.  Study of three-dimensional forms from selected media.
ART 3711C Sculpture II - Wood, Stone, Metal (3) Prereq:  ART 3710 or consent of instructor.  Three-dimensional forms using traditional and contemporary materials.
ART 3947 Art Management I (3) Introduction to professional practices as they relate to art management, development and exhibitions.
ART 4403C Graphics IV - Intermediate Problems (3) Prereq:  ART 2400C or ART 2430C.  Intermediate study in contemporary processes from selected printmaking forms.
ART 4564C Painting V – Advanced Problems (3) Prereq:  ART 2540 or consent of instructor.  Specialized study dealing with craftsmanship, inventiveness and expressive design and composition in painting.
ART 4576C Mural Painting (3) Prereq:  ART 2540 or consent of instructor. Specialized study in the history, technique and application in the art of mural painting.
ART 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-6 hours)    Intermediate study of selected discipline (ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphics, painting, sculpture) with contemporary concepts. Permission of department chair and supervising professor required.  Repeatable to a maximum of six semester hours.
ART 4910 Independent Study in Design and Composition (3) Prereq: ART 1201C. Advanced problems in the technique and application of two and three-dimensional experiences.
ART 4911 Independent Study in Communication Art and Design (3) Prereq: ART 1201C.  Advanced problems in the technique and application of digital media.
ART 4915 Colloquium in Art (2) Enrichment program dealing with current topics in art criticism, personalities in visual art, and field experiences concerning the art profession.  Students will work on completing their work for the senior exhibition and developing their portfolio, including resume and artist’s statement.
ART 4923 Media Workshop – Printmaking (3) Advanced study in contemporary processes from selected printmaking forms with emphasis on professional applications.
ART 4926 Media Workshop – Electronic Imaging (3) Advanced study in contemporary digital processes with emphasis on professional applications in electronic media.
ART 4928 Advanced Workshop (3) Advanced course exposing students to various disciplines (ceramics, digital media, drawing, graphics, painting, sculpture) through experimental assignments and innovative methods.  The student will be able to transfer disciplines within design concepts and explore the possibilities of contemporary work within selected discipline.
ART 4944 Visual Communications (3) Practical application of professional practices as it relates to digital imaging and animation.
ART 4947 Art Management II (3) Continuing practice of professional practices as it relates to art management, development and exhibitions. Emphasis is on gallery management and coordination of special events.
HUM 2211 Historical Survey I (3) A study of Western culture emphasizing Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Judeo-Christian, Medieval European, and Medieval West African cultures.
HUM 2230 Historical Survey II (3) A continuation of HUM 2211.  Includes Renaissance, Baroque, Enlightenment and Romantic cultures and a detailed study of the 20th century with reference to African and African-American cultures.
HUM 3255 Humanities: Modern and Post-Modern Culture Explores the art, architecture, music, philosophy, literature and religion of modern and post-modern culture within  historical context.
HUM 3214 Humanities: Early Civilizations and the Classical World Explores the art, architecture, music, philosophy, literature and religion of prehistoric cultures and ancient civilizations (Mesopotamia and Egypt) within a historical context.
HUM 3217 Humanities: Judeo-Christian and Medieval Cultures Explores the origins of the Judeo-Christian world view and its continuation in Medieval Europe within a historical context. Buddhism, Islam, Byzantine and West African world views will be included, as will the arts of each.
HUM 3237 Humanities: Counter Reformation Baroque and Enlightenment Explores the art, architecture, music, philosophy, literature and religion of the Catholic Counter-Reformation in Europe, the Baroque style, the scientific revolution and enlightenment, and the Neoclassicism in a historical context.
HUM 3244 Humanities: 19th Century Revolutions: Historic and Artistic Explores the artistic styles of Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in a historical context, as well as the efforts of oppressed groups (workers, women, slaves) to free themselves.
HUM 3238 Humanities: The European Renaissance & Reformation Explores the art, architecture, music, philosophy, literature and religion of Renaissance and Reformation Europe.
HUM 3401 Asian Humanities An overview of Chinese and Japanese Humanities from the prehistoric origin to the modern period.
HUM 3421 African Americans in Film Present, through film screenings and readings the work of films which feature Black people approached from a number of critical perspectives.
HUM 3425 African Humanities Introduces the art, music and dance in the history of key classical civilizations south of the Sahara-Mali, Asante, Dahomey, Yoruba and Kongo- and their impact on the rise of New World art, music and dance.
HUM 3546 Caribbean Literature and Popular Culture Introduces students to the modern literary works and cultural history of the English-speaking Caribbean.
HUM 3930 Special Topics in the Humanities (3) Course content varies semester to semester.
ORI 2000 Oral Interpretation (3) Theory and methods in vocal delivery of types of literature, prose and poetry; dramatic and historical literature platform presentations.
ORI 4310 Readers Theatre (3) Theory and techniques of adapting various types of literature for performance.
PHH 2102 Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (3) First course in history of philosophy sequence.  From classical Greek philosophy through the philosophy of the Middle Ages.
PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy (3) Second course in history of philosophy sequence.  Major movements of modern period:  existentialism, ordinary language philosophy.
PHH 3600 Contemporary Philosophy An introduction to the methods of contemporary philosophy, namely the Positivist and Linguistic Analysis methods applied to beliefs in the sciences, education, religion and social theories.
PHI 1100 Critical Inquiry (3) Theory and techniques for creative and critical thinking, applying methods developed in science to decision making.
PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3) An examination of rival views on morality, economic justice, political philosophy, existence of God, and theories of knowledge.
PHI 2101 Introduction to Logic (3) General introduction which emphasizes developing ability to think and communicate clearly and consistently; nature and methods of formal and informal logic.
PHI 3601 Honors Ethics (3) An examination of ethical issues in various areas, including health sciences, business and personal life.
PHI 3930 Special Topics in Philosophy Course content varies semester to semester.
PHI 4300 Theory of Knowledge (3) Prereq: PHI 2101.  Structure of knowledge including both classical positions and recent developments.
PHI 4670 Ethical Theory (3) Prereq:  3 hrs. in philosophy or religion.  Critical examination of classical system of ethical thought and consideration of recent ethical theory.
PHI 4800 Aesthetics (3) Aesthetic experience and philosophy of art and criticism.  Findings related to painting, music, drama and literature.  For advanced students.
PHI 4905 Selected Readings (3) Selected philosophers and philosophical movements.  For advanced majors only.
PHI 4906 Directed Individual Study (3) Prereq:  Permission of department chair and a supervising professor.
PHM 3120 Contemporary Black Social Philosophy (3) Critical analysis of roots and nature of black movements-specifically, Black Nationalism-as a world phenomenon rather than as a movement limited to the United States.
PHM 4100 Social Philosophy (3) Prereq:  3 hrs. in philosophy.  Problems of social and political philosophy and examination of major theoretical models.
REL 2000 Introduction to Religion (3) Study of the origins, functions, techniques, and experience of religion in a cross-cultural perspective.
REL 2135 Black Religion in America (3) A survey of Black religious history in the U.S., with focus on the ideas, movements, issues, leadership, and artistic/cultural values which have influenced the religious experience and institutions of Black Americans.
REL 2210 Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures (3) Survey of the history, literature and teachings of the ancient Hebrew people.
REL 2224 Interpreting Prophecy in the Hebrew Scriptures (3) Emphasis on biographical data, historical settings, and ethical/religious themes in the prophetic literature of the ancient Hebrews.
REL 2240 Introduction to the Christian Scriptures (3) The development of religion in reference to the religio-ethical teachings, socio-cultural context, and literature of the Christian Scriptures.
REL 2320 Western World Religions (3) Religious traditions which have been influential the West in characterized by western religious motifs.  Study of major doctrines and historical development.
REL 3130 Religion in American Culture (3) The religious institutions, major religious movements, black religious experience, and unique features of the temperament of American religion.
REL 3145 Women in Religion (3) Historical understanding of the religious involvement of women in world religion over the past 2000 years. Analyzes the work of social theorists toward explaining cross-cultural patterns of gender meanings.
REL 3156 Religion, Personality and Race (3) Typological and structural relationships between religion, personality and race.  An analysis of the personal religious lifestyles of prominent persons from different cultures.
REL 3312 Eastern World Religions (3) Four major religions:  Hinduism and Buddhism of India and Confucianism and Taoism of China.
REL 3383 Caribbean Religion and Culture History of the African people of Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and Trinidad. Study of the religious and philosophical beliefs of these nations exploring the music, art, dance, film and poetry.
REL 4440 Contemporary Religious Thought (3) Prereq:  REL 2000, REL 2210 or REL 2240.  Important theological movements and their leaders since 1950:  Secular Theology, Theology of Hope, Black Theology, Vatican II and Liberation Theology.
REL 4460 Religious Belief and Philosophy (3) Prereq: REL 2000, REL 2210 or REL 2240. Examines philosophical traditions of assessing rational plausibility in Western and Eastern religions. Includes attention toward contemporary race-critical and feminist philosophies.
REL 4900 Selected Readings (3) Selected thinkers and problems in religion.  For advanced religion majors.
REL 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-3) For advanced religion majors.
THE 2300 Critical Analysis of Drama (3) Study of selected plays and playwrights.  Analysis and criticism.
THE 2820 Creative Dramatics for Children (3) Organization and production of creative drama; selection of types of literature and methods of presentation.  Emphasis on puppetry, role-playing and emotional self-exploration.
THE 2000 Introduction to Theatre (3) Basic theories and techniques of theatre from writing and interpreting scripts to planning and staging productions.
THE 2931 Special Topics in Theatre: Design & Technology (3) A lecture, seminar or studio session that explores and analyzes selected topics of current interest in Theatre Design and Theatre Technology. May be repeated with change of content up to nine (9) credits.
THE 2932 Special Topics in Theatre: Management (3) Provides an in-depth look into a variety of specialized topics which are central to Theatre and Production Management. May be repeated with change of content up to nine (9) credits.
THE 3112 Theatre History I (3) From classical Greece through the Elizabethan period; physical theatre structures, production practices, plays and playwrights from ancient Greece to the Renaissance.
THE 3113 Theatre History II (3) From the Renaissance to the present; physical theatre structures, production practices, plays and playwrights from the Renaissance to the modern period.
THE 3235 Contemporary Black Theatre (3) Black theatre in the U.S. with emphasis on the contribution of Black Americans to the community and to the stage from 1950 to the present.
THE 3930 Special Topics in Theatre: Performance (3) A lecture, seminar or studio session that explores and analyzes selected topics of current interest in Theatre Performance. May be repeated with change of content up to nine (9) credits.
THE 4760 Methods of Teaching in Public Schools (3) Prereq:  EDS 3211, 3235 and junior standing.  Planning and methodology for the theatre and drama instruction; play selection, casting, directing, production techniques and management.
THE 4905 Independent Study - Theatre History (1-4) Prereq: Permission of instructor.
THE 4906 Independent Study - Costume (1-4) Prereq:  Permission of instructor.
THE 4907 Independent Study - Design (1-4) Prereq:  Permission of instructor.
THE 4908 Senior Project (3) Advanced work of specific interest to the student.  Project must be submitted in written form to instructor prior to registration for course.  Projects may be in research or performance.
THE 4912 Independent Study - Lighting (1-3) Prereq:  Permission of the instructor.
THE 4942 Arts/Theatre Management Practicum (1-3) Prereq:  Senior standing and completion of all foundation courses.  Permission of supervising instructor.  Practical experience under the guidance of a practitioner, supervising instructor, and cooperative education representative.
TPA 2210 Introduction to Production Techniques (3) Stagecraft and elements of technical production equipment, construction, backstage organization and management; introduction to principles of design.
TPA 2290 Theatre Production Laboratory - Performance (1-3).
TPA 3200 Theatre Production Laboratory - Technical Production (1-3).
TPA 3230 Introduction to Costume and Wardrobe (3) Sewing, draping and pattern-making, wardrobe maintenance and management.  Crew assignment required.
TPA 4060 Concepts of Scenic and Lighting Design (3) Principles of design for stage script analysis, concept development, drafting and drawing techniques, and model construction.
TPA 4230 Costume, Wardrobe Techniques, and Stage Make-Up (3) Prereq:  TPA 2210 or consent of instructor.  Techniques for theatrical costume design, construction, organization and supervising of costume wardrobe crew work.  Responsible position in a major production required.
TPA 4400 Theatre Management (3) Principles and practices of theatre administration and management with specific regard to personnel, public relations, audience development, box office and house management, publicity and finance.
TPP 1700 Voice and Diction for the Theatre (2) Voice production, pronunciation and articulation.  May be repeated three times, depending on progress made.  May be taken on an S/U basis.  Laboratory required.
TPP 2110 Elements of Acting (3) Prereq:  TPP 2120.  Emphasis on play structure analysis, character development, and elementary ensemble playing.
TPP 2111 Advanced Acting (3) Prereq:  TPP 1700 and TPP 2120.  Problems of styles and techniques.
TPP 2120 Improvisations for the Theatre (2) Theatre games and imaginative use of the body.  Self-awareness and group interaction.
TPP 2190L Introduction to Creative Work:  Drama Production (1) Finding uses for creative talents in various fields of theatre.  May be repeated up to three times.
TPP 2500 Basic Principles of Movement (1) Prereq:  TPP 1700 and TPP 2120.  Fundamentals of theatre movement and basic principles of gesture and pantomime.
TPP 3310 Fundamentals of Play Directing (3) Prereq:  THE 2300 or consent of instructor.  Fundamental principles of directing a play; script analysis.  Students will direct scenes of various types and styles; attendance at evening rehearsals required.