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Course # Course Title Credits Instructor Cost
AH 100 Art Matters 3 credits Raél Salley $1590

Section A Meets 5/18/2016 to 6/16/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

A first-year foundation experience, this course introduces issues of fundamental importance to art, the artist, and art history. Though each instructor teaches it largely from his/her area of expertise and perspective, the course centers around concepts common to each section. Moreover, instructors address a common list of topics that encourage students to think broadly about issues that will be of critical importance to them in their careers as artists; these topics include library use and research, the artist’s profession, the role of the artist, censorship, the history of art history, the museum, authenticity, and aesthetics.
AH 201 Modernism & After 3 credits William Bourland $1590

Section A Meets 5/18/2016 to 6/20/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Offers a survey of avant-garde European and American art from the mid-19th century to the present. Some of the many artistic movements covered include Realism, Impressionism, post-Impressionism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, de Stijl, early American Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, and post-Modernism. Prerequisite: AH 100.
AH 367 Women as Creators 3 credits Kimberly Anderson $1590

Section A Meets 5/18/2016 to 6/20/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

This course explores the contributions of women to the world of art as creators of both traditional fine arts and crafts. This is a broad chronological study that surveys the artistic creations of women from a global perspective.
AH 375 Arts of Native America 3 credits Katharine Fernstrom $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/22/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Explores prehistoric through contemporary art of North American native peoples. Focus is on the perspective of the artists and their culture. Prerequisites: AH 201.
AN 205 Exploring New Ways of Animation 3 credits Meltem Sahin $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/24/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

There is an underlying direction in animation — the practice is becoming increasingly craft-like and physical, while also becoming more open to explore the creative opportunities of digital fabrication, and new directions in the virtual world. This course is for beginners who are eager to learn the basics of animation through alternative ways, and advanced students who are curious to see their world transferred onto unexplored ones. At the end of the semester, each student will leave the course with diverse pieces that might be guides to their future animator selves.
CSPT 242 Street Art 101 3 credits Richard Best $1590

Section A Meets 5/18/2016 to 8/10/2016 on Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Through a series of lectures, studios, and assignments, students will embolden their ability to practice street art. Areas covered include stencil making, wheat pasting, familiarization with aerosol and bucket paint techniques, lift truck operations and safety procedures, mural design, composition and scaling, and artwork documentation. Course culminates with a final mural project.
CWRT 250 Reading & Writing Poetry 3 credits Amy Eisner $1590

Section A Meets 5/19/2016 to 6/14/2016 on Tuesday,Thursday from 9:15 AM to 2:45 PM.

This course focuses on four essential poetic techniques: image (sensory observation as starting place and destination), motive (who is speaking and why?), line (as the foundation of most poetic form), and release (letting go and engaging in radical revision). Required reading includes four slim volumes of poetry, a moderate amount of supplementary text and audio online, and a companion volume of poetic terms. Students will compose 8-12 poems and submit 3-5 to poetry-friendly journals.
DR 252 Life Drawing 3 credits - TBA $1590

Section A Meets 5/27/2016 to 6/24/2016 on Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This intensive study of the nude explores issues of form, structure, volume, movement, and composition. Expressive possibilities are also explored and practiced. Prerequisites: FF 198 and FF 199. Recommended sophomore course
DR 298X Studio Drawing: Painterly 3 credits Caitlin Berndt $1590

Section A Meets 5/26/2016 to 6/23/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

This course emphasizes issues of representational drawing and draftsmanship that reach beyond their most familiar and traditional linear expression to incorporate greater range of mark-making and media as in works of such artists as Rembrandt, Boya, Tiepolo, and Diebenkorn. Students explore relationships between line and mass, observation, and experimentation. Fulfills studio drawing requirement. Recommended sophomore course.
FF 150 Painting I 3 credits Caleb Kortokrax $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/24/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Presents the fundamental principles and techniques of painting. Through a wide range of problems, students learn about preparation of various supports, use of painting tools, color mixing, and analyzing surface qualities. Integration of drawing and design concepts are emphasized as students investigate color-value connections, articulation of form, composition, and spatial relationships. Working primarily from observation, students explore subjects ranging from still life, interiors, landscapes, and cityscapes, to self-portraits and the figure.
FILM 320 Special Effects 3 credits Robert Rackleff $1590

Section A Meets 5/21/2016 to 6/26/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

Personal computers have provided a low-cost method for previously high-cost video post-production. Through invention and with patience one can develop unique visual effects. This class will explore 2-D animation, matting, keying and visual effects utilizing Adobe AfterEffects.
GD 347 Design for User Experience 3 credits David Dale $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/20/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

In this course, explore the process for developing digital products that serve users' needs. Students will prototype screen-based experiences that are empathetic to the needs of the end user. Students will develop design concepts that mediate relationships between people and products, environments, and services. Key concepts might include content strategy, navigation structures, usability principles, personas, and wireframes. Prerequisite: GD 220
GD 360 Branding 3 credits Claire Moore $1590

Section A Meets 5/24/2016 to 6/21/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Students explore the comprehensive branding process by creating functional design solutions. The student gains a new level of understanding of how design and communication can help define a organization’s message or product as well as engage how it performs. The course investigates the brand positioning process, strategic thinking, brand case studies, integrated brand communications, the launch of new products, target audiences, and a collaborative design process. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.
HMST 101 Critical Inquiry 3 credits Kristen Messer $1590

Section A Meets 5/24/2016 to 6/22/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

3 credits. Staff. Offered fall, spring. This course asks students to explore the intellectual and aesthetic foundations of their work and the work of others. This calls for a vigorous investigation into the nature, sources, and consequences of personal values (intellectual, moral, formal, philosophical) and such values are invoked in the process of creation and critique. Students are given opportunity to sharpen and extend their ability to articulate their critical responses, both in written and spoken form, reinforcing the essential link between critical thinking and artmaking, and demonstrating the powerfully complementary nature of language as a medium vital to the thoughtful artist.
IA 202 Introduction to Sound 3 credits Kevin Gift $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/20/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM.

This course is designed to provide a basic framework for recording, editing, and composing with sound in a variety of media. No prior production knowledge is assumed. Classes will focus on creative projects, while establishing a common technical and aesthetic vocabulary through in-class demonstrations and discussions. Sound processing, editing, and performance software such as Reason, Ableton Live, audiomulch, and turntables will be covered.
IHST 203-IH1 Early History of Western Religions 3 credits Vadim Jigoulov $1590

Section A Meets 5/18/2016 to 6/21/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

3 credits. Staff. Offered Occasionally. This course surveys the rich culture of religions that grew in the eastern Mediterranean, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in their historical framework. We survey precursor pagan religions in Egypt, Israel, Persia, and Greece before considering the early development of Christianity and Islam. We will examine both the complex world-views of these religious traditions, and the role they played in everyday life, dealing directly with the texts, rituals, and religious symbols. Special attention will be paid in a comparative manner to the development of law derived from religious texts.
IHST 263-IH2 Deviant Bodies 3 credits Christine Manganaro $1590

Section A Meets 5/31/2016 to 6/23/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This course in the history of science, medicine, and American culture will examine scientific ideas about race, sex, sexuality, and heredity form the early nineteenth century through the present. Scientific and medical ideas about differences in anatomy, physiology and psychology have shaped social norms, public policy, and the development of identity. To better understand these processes, we will examine the ways in which scientific ideas about difference have evolved and persisted in American culture (as well as in Western Europe, occasionally, whose intellectual cultures informed American scientific and medical discourse). Authoritative scientific arguments about what makes people different from one another and what these differences mean has taken many forms. In particular, we will investigate the historical intersections of scientific, medical, and popular ideas about differences in bodies and behavior, the relationship between ideas and heredity and the evolution of sexual mores, gender norms, definitions of deviance, and the ways the exotic, the beautiful, the monstrous, and the pathological have been constructed and culturally and politically embedded.
IL 228 Character Design 3 credits James Giegerich $1590

Section A Meets 5/24/2016 to 6/21/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Students will delve into a universe where character is king, and where good character design is taught through an emphasis on idea, shape, structure, and fun factor. The goal: to create characters that captivate the eye, provoke the mind, and pull the viewer into their world. Students will learn how to breathe life into their characters though drawing from the model, studying the anatomy, and observing movement. These ideals will be reinforced by watching them in action through inspiring art presentations, animated films/shorts and video games.
IL 247 Concept Art 3 credits Bartlett Browne $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/20/2016 on Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM.

The origins and multiple applications of Concept Art, from its origins in Scenography, Production Design and Costume Design to its current forms for Film, Television, Animation and Video Games are investigated along with the confluence of the Visual Arts and the Performing or Movement Based Arts. Students learn the basics of this practice through assignments that involve a variety of stylistic approaches.
IS 321 Introduction to Rhino CAD 3 credits Ryan McKibbin $1590

Section A Meets 5/24/2016 to 6/23/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

Rhino CAD For 3D Printing is an introductory level course that will cover basic modeling in Rhino CAD (Computer Aided Design). Students will learn multiple ways to create an object in digital space through techniques like extrusion, Booleon functions, joining, bending, lofting, and checking for naked edges. Each student will be equipped with enough basic knowledge to continue using Rhino CAD as both a design tool and as a method of creating three-dimensional objects. Prerequisite: FF 101 (Sculptural Forms).
LIT 364-TH Reading Freud 3 credits Firmin DeBrabander $1590

Section A Meets 5/19/2016 to 6/10/2016 on Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Offers a chance for in-depth study of a seminal 20th-century thinker. Texts (sometimes excerpts and sometimes entire works) include: The Interpretation of Dreams, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, Moses and Monotheism, Totem and Taboo, and Beyond the Pleasure Principle. Prerequisites: One IH1 and one IH2 course.
PT 200 Painting II 3 credits Caleb Kortokrax $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/24/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Consolidates concepts and methods from FF 150 Painting I and leads students to expanded perceptual awareness. Projects may include still life, landscape, and the figure, as well as abstract and conceptual concerns to enhance each student's formal and personal development. There is ongoing concern with painting materials and techniques. May not be repeated for credit.
PT 300 Painting:Personal Directions 3 credits William Smith $1590

Section A Meets 5/23/2016 to 6/22/2016 on Monday,Wednesday,Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

This course is geared to intermediate/advanced-level students who have a sense of commitment to painting and seek a personal direction that fulfills their identity as painters. Focusing on developing each student's artistic identity, this course has no in-class studio experiences; rather, it focuses on group and individual critiques. Work is done outside of class. There are no restrictions on medium, form or subject (abstract or representational). Class size is limited.