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Fine Arts Course Descriptions

* GER Approved Course

ART

*Art 101 Drawing I 3 credit hours

A fundamental course that stresses the development of visual awareness and sensitivity to various drawing materials. The basic principles of perspective, proportion and value are introduced. (FA)

*Art 111 Design I 3 credit hours

A foundation course with specific emphasis on design principles and elements relative to a basic understanding of visual composition. (FA)

*Art 160 Basic Photography I 3 credit hours

A basic course in the photographic medium: cameras, light-sensitive materials, and processing and printing. Lecture and studio. (FA, SP)

*Art 171, 172, 173, 174, 175 International Film, Movies, Ethics 1 credit hour

International film, movies, ethics involves watching international films of many varieties with the expectation that experiencing these films will broaden each student’s understanding of reality and of his/her potential. Also involved is each student creating a visual story document that could be an animation or digital film with a content demand which is self-referential and self-exploratory.

*Art 180 Art Appreciation 3 credit hours

For individuals interested in an understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in contemporary life and culture. The formal and expressive qualities of major art forms are examined through audio-visual aids, lectures, field trips and presentations in an effort to provide deeper understanding of cross-cultural and international issues. NOT OPEN TO ART MAJORS. (FA, SP)

Art 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

*Art 202 Drawing II 3 credit hours

A course designed to acquaint the student with a variety of drawing media and techniques. An emphasis is placed on the principles of value and composition. Prerequisites: Art 101, 111. (SP)

Art 210 Graphic Design I 3 credit hours

An introduction to basic graphic design principles. The fundamentals of layout, typography, and graphic communication theory are explored with an emphasis on practical applications. Prerequisites: Art 202, 211. (FA)

Art 211 Design II 3 credit hours

Studio exploration and experiences in the elements of design with emphasis on color theory. Experimentation with interactions of colors in visual organizations. Prerequisite: Art 111. (SP)

*Art 212 Calligraphy 3 credit hour

A study of the various letter forms, uses, and techniques. (FA)

*Art 225 Three-Dimensional Design 3 credit hours

An introduction to design as it relates to three-dimensional space. Basic sculptural concepts and processes are addressed. Prerequisites: Art 101, 111. (ALT SP)

*Art 240 Ceramics I 3 credit hours

An introduction to technical and creative ceramic processes. Basic construction techniques, hand-building and wheel throwing are taught. Functional and sculptural approaches as well as several glazing and firing systems will be emphasized. (FA, SP)

Art 260 Advanced Photography 3 credit hours

Investigation and experimentation in the major areas of expression in photography: portraiture, illustration, and techniques for architectural, scientific, journalistic, and creative photography. Black/white film and printing materials. Prerequisite: Art 160 or advanced status (with portfolio). (As needed)

*Art 280 History of Art I 3 credit hours

Survey of art from pre-history to the Renaissance. Lectures and discussion. (FA)

*Art 281 History of Art II 3 credit hours

Survey of art from the Renaissance to the present. Lectures and discussion. Prerequisite: Art 280 or permission of instructor. (SP)

Art 303 Drawing III (Anatomy/Figure Drawing) 3 credit hours

This advanced-level drawing course will consist primarily of work with the human figure and related skeletal structure. Basic human proportion and anatomy, foreshortening and creative approaches to the human figure will be included. Prerequisite: Art 202. (FA)

Art 315 Computer Graphics I 3 credit hours

An applied approach to the use of the computer and graphics software. Emphasis placed on developing layout, typography, production and desktop publishing skills useful to writing, technical, journalistic, and creative majors. Prerequisite: Art major or permission of the instructor. (SP)

Art 316 Graphic Design II 3 credit hours

A study and application of the tools and processes used in preparing a design for publication. Emphasis is placed on development of layout skill and software coordination. Prerequisite: Art 315. (FA)

Art 317 Computer Graphics II 3 credit hours

Exploration and usage of illustration and production software to create effective graphics within an internet environment. Emphasis placed on creative and practical applications in creating supportive website documents to website development and hosting. Prerequisites: Art major or permission of the instructor. (SP)

Art 318 History of Graphic Design 3 credit hours

This course explores the origins and the evolution of graphic design, from ancient civilizations to contemporary approaches and emerging technologies. Movements, styles, designs and designers influencing the ongoing growth of the discipline will be investigated. Prerequisite: Art 180 or permission of instructor.

Art 331 Painting 3 credit hours

A fundamental course in painting designed to introduce the student to the basic techniques and processes of oil painting, with emphasis on creative expression and compositional design. Prerequisites: Art 202, 211, or permission of instructor. (SP)

Art 335 Watercolor 3 credit hours

A fundamental course in watercolor painting designed to introduce students to the varied materials, tools and methods of watercolor painting with special attention to its unique characteristics as a painting medium.

Prerequisites: Art 202, 211. (Prerequisites may be waived for non-majors with permission of instructor.) (As needed)

*Art 340 Ceramics II 3 credit hours

A continuation of Art 240. Builds on the skill and experience gained in hand-building and wheel-throwing techniques. More in-depth study of surface decoration, glazing, and characteristics of glaze materials. Prerequisite: Art 240. (SP)

Art 345 Stained Glass 3 credit hours

A basic course in the design and construction of stained glass. The course will include both copper foil and lead came techniques. Prerequisites: Art 202, 211 or permission of instructor. (SP)

Art 346 Advanced Stained Glass 3 credit hours

A continuation of Art 345. The course allows the student to build on the skill and experience gained in the foil technique and focuses on the use of lead came for larger projects. Prerequisite: Art 345 or permission of the instructor.

Art 350 Printmaking I 3 credit hours

Basic techniques employed in intaglio and relief printing. Experimentation with linoleum block, collagraph, woodcut, and embossing. Prerequisites: Art 101, 111. (FA)

Art 351 Printmaking II 3 credit hours

A course in the basic procedures and processes of silkscreen printing.

Prerequisites: Art 101, 111, and 211. (FA)

*Art 370 School Art Methods 3 credit hours

An introduction to the elements and principles of design as they pertain to integrated classroom teaching and meeting KERA core educational goals. Students will design art-assisted curriculum and apply it to classroom situations in elementary schools. (Alt FA)

Art 375 History and Philosophy of Art Education and Classroom Application of Art Methods 3 credit hours

A course for Art Education majors designed as an interface between studio art courses and traditional educational classes. The focus of the course will be on art curriculum development and implementation in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Studies program. (Alt FA)

*Art 380 Renaissance Art 3 credit hours

The principal artistic developments in European art during the 15th and 16th centuries. Emphasis is on both Italian and Netherlands painting. Prerequisite: Art 180 or 281 or permission of instructor. (As needed)

Art 381/383 The Art of Costa Rica 3 credit hours

This course is a seminar/international travel course designed to be taken in combination with the Biology of Costa Rica (Bio 381/383) to create the interdisciplinary Art and Biology of Costa Rica. In art component of this course we investigate the art and cultural history of Mesoamerican Pre Columbian societies as it relates to contemporary Costa Rican culture. We also practice drawing from observation in the bio zones visited in completion of the biology component of the course. Itinerary includes museum visits and field observation in wide variety of tropical forests and marine environments. Activities include hiking, backpacking, kayaking, and swimming. No Spanish speaking skills required, but course would benefit anyone looking to improve their language skills. Please read catalog listing for Bio 381/383. Art 381 seminar 1 hr. credit/ Art 383 three week travel course 2 hrs Credit. Can fulfill 3 hrs of upper-level GER.

*Art 382 History and Art of Cinema 3 credit hours

A course designed for students seeking greater understanding of the medium, history, and appreciation of the motion picture or film. American and foreign films are presented in this cross-cultural and international experience. Prerequisites: Art 180 or 280 or 281; advanced standing or permission of instructor. (As needed)

*Art 384 The Art of Impressionism 3 credit hours

A course that examines the development of impressionistic painting and its impact on the modern art period. The course covers the contributing factors of the Barbizon school of plein aire paintings, the introduction of the Japanese print to European art and related movements. Prerequisite: Art 180. (As needed)

*Art 386 History of Religious Imagery in Western Art 3 credit hours

The course is an examination of the origins and migration of religious icons and imagery found in Western European art. Major themes, motifs, and symbols will be identified and researched in an attempt to discern their meaning, development, and points of origin. Prerequisites: Art 280 and 281 or permission of instructor. (As needed)

Art 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Art 402 Special Problems in Drawing 3 credit hours

Independent drawing problems designed to meet the needs and directions of the advanced drawing student. Subject matter may include representational, abstract, or non-objective imagery. Prerequisite: Art 303 and/or permission of the instructor. (FA)

Art 414 Graphic Design III 3 credit hours

An emphasis is placed on development of student portfolios through various advanced projects and practical applications. Prerequisites: Art 316, 410. (SP)

Art 418 Special Problems in Graphic Design 3 credit hours

A course designed for advanced students to explore designated areas and problems in graphics. Prerequisite: Art 414. (As needed)

*Art 419 Digital Animation 3 credit hours

This course teaches students how to create cell animations, animation movies and shorts. Traditional frame-by-frame animation techniques are employed as well as digital effects to create visual and audio-syncopated animations. This course primarily utilizes software such as Macromedia Flash®. (Alt SP)

Art 431 Advanced Painting 3 credit hours

A course for the advanced painting student designed to develop technical command of the medium and individual expression. Prerequisite: Art 331. (SP)

Art 432 Special Problems in Painting 3 credit hours

Courses for advanced students who have completed all of the previous painting classes and wish to pursue the area further. Prerequisites: Art 431 and permission of the instructor. (SP)

Art 440 Ceramics III 3 credit hours

An in-depth experience in pottery construction and design. Preparation and application of glazes, kiln construction, and exploration of various firing techniques are integral parts of this course. Prerequisite: Art 340. (SP)

Art 445 Special Problems in Stained Glass 3 credit hours

A course designed for the advanced stained glass student, tailored to meet the individual needs and direction of each student. Greater emphasis is placed on aesthetics and creative solutions to designated problems. Prerequisite: Art 346 or permission of instructor.

Art 448 Special Problems in Advanced Ceramics I 3 credit hours

Tailored to meet the individual needs and direction of each student. Greater emphasis placed on aesthetics and innovative solutions to designated problems. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Art 449 Special Problems in Advanced Ceramics II 3 credit hours

Tailored to meet the individual needs and direction of each student. Greater emphasis placed on aesthetics and innovative solutions to designated problems. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Art 454 Special Problems in Printmaking I 3 credit hours

Course designed for the advanced printmaking student to permit investigations into additional processes of silkscreen printing processes and imagery. Prerequisites: Art 351 and permission of the instructor. (FA)

Art 455 Special Problems in Printmaking II 3 credit hours

Course designed for the advanced printmaking student to permit investigations into additional processes of silkscreen printing processes and imagery. Prerequisites: Art 351 and permission of the instructor (FA).

*Art 480 American Art 3 credit hours

A survey of contemporary American art from 1940 to current day issues. Prerequisite: Art 180 or 281 or permission of instructor. (As needed)

*Art 481 Modern Art 3 credit hours

A survey course which studies the origins of modern art in the 19th century and the major art movements of the 20th century. Painting, sculpture, and architecture of Western Europe and the Americas will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Art 281, junior status. (As needed)

Art 495 Internship 3-9 credit hours

Formerly Art 415. A course designed to offer students the unique opportunity to receive training and valuable work experience in a graphics-related business prior to graduation. Prerequisites: Art 316 and permission. (FA, SP)

Art 499 Professional Practices Seminar 3 credit hours

Formerly Art 400. Course’s intent is to introduce art majors to skills and practices that are required for entering the art world as a practicing professional and/or preparation for continuing with graduate study. Prerequisite: Senior art student. (FA)

DRAMA

*GER Approved Course

*Drm 141 Theatre Appreciation 3 credit hours

A course designed for the beginning student that introduces and develops an appreciation for theatrical trends, styles, and historical developments. The course also develops a basic skill for reading, viewing, and evaluating plays. (FA)

Drm 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered at the request of an instructor, based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

*Drm 321 Readers Theatre 3 credit hours

A course designed to introduce students to the basic tenets of performance studies through an investigation of Readers Theatre, its roots in the oral tradition and its evolution into a modern discipline. Students will participate in the creation, selection, adaptation, and staging of literature in performance. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status or permission of instructor .(Alt SP)

*Drm 325 Oral Interpretation 3 credit hours

Formerly Drm 322 Oral Interpretation of Literature. A course designed specifically for the Weekend College format that introduces students to the artistic process of studying literature through performance. The focus is on poetry and prose. Prerequisite: Sph 110. (WEC)

*Drm 381 History of Drama 3 credit hours

A survey of theatre history that explores the development, literature, and criticisms of drama from the Greeks to modern times. Prerequisite: Junior/senior status or permission of instructor. (Alt SP)

Drm 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered at the request of an instructor, based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

MUSIC

*GER Approved Course

*Mus 100 Music Appreciation 3 credit hours

Formerly Mus 235. A study of music, its literature, its composers; an approach toward intelligent listening.

*Mus 110 Fundamentals of Music 3 credit hours

Formerly Mus 203. An introduction to basic musical concepts. Designed for the general student.

Mus 111 Music Theory I 3 credit hours

An introduction to the basic materials of music: notation, rhythm, scales, key signatures, intervals, transposition, triads, figured bass, harmonic progression, melody writing, ear training, and sight-singing. (FA)

Mus 120’s Applied Strings I 1 credit hour

Private lessons in strings (e.g. violin, viola, guitar). Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 120 Violin

Mus 121 Viola

Mus 122 Cello

Mus 123 Bass

Mus 124 Guitar

Mus 130’s Applied Brass I 1 credit hour

Private lessons in brass instruments (e.g. trumpet, French horn). Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 130 Trumpet

Mus 131 French horn

Mus 140’s Applied Woodwinds I 1 credit hour

Private lessons in woodwinds (e.g. flute, clarinet, oboe). Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 140 Flute

Mus 141 Clarinet

Mus 150’s Applied Percussion I 1 credit hour

Private lessons in percussion. Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 155 Applied Piano I 1 credit hour

Private lessons in piano. Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee is required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 161 Applied Voice I 1 credit hour

Private lessons in voice. Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee is required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 181 Handbell Choir 1 credit hour

Formerly Mus 109. Handbell Choir provides an instrumental performance opportunity for the student who may have had no previous ensemble experience. The Handbell Choir performs at functions on and off campus during the academic year. (FA, SP)

Mus 186 Choral Ensemble 1 credit hour

Formerly Mus X01. The choral ensemble is dedicated to the study and performance of a variety of choral literature. Proper vocal production and musicianship is emphasized. The choir serves the University by singing for various functions including student liturgies. Membership is open to all students. (FA, SP)

Mus 189 Orchestral Ensemble variable credit

Students are encouraged to audition for participation in the Owensboro Youth Orchestra. Students accepted to play with the orchestra may register for course credit and use the credit toward fulfillment of the ensemble requirement. Interested students should contact Joseph Eunkwan Choi, Director of the Owensboro Youth Orchestra, email: [email protected] to schedule an audition. (Arr)

Mus 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

Mus 201 History of Music I 3 credits

An historical survey of Western music and cultures: the styles, genres, composers, and works. This survey course will include the music of Greece and the early Christian era through the Baroque period. (FA)

Mus 204 Music for Classroom Teachers 3 credit hours

Prepares the classroom teacher to meet adequately the needs of the music program in the elementary school. (Mus. 110 is highly recommended as a prerequisite). (FA)

Mus 211 Music Theory II 3 credit hours

Continuation of Music Theory I with more advanced work in the study of the common practice harmony of the 17th and 18th centuries, four-part writing, cadences, non-harmonic times, harmonic progressions, and seventh chords. Prerequisite: Mus 111 Music Theory I. (SP)

Mus 220’s Applied Strings II 1 credit hour

Private lessons in strings (e.g. violin, viola, guitar). Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 220 Violin

Mus 221 Viola

Mus 222 Cello

Mus 223 Bass

Mus 224 Guitar

Mus 230’s Applied Brass II 1 credit hour

Private lessons in brass instruments (e.g. trumpet, trombone, French horn). Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 230 Trumpet

Mus 231 French horn

Mus 240’s Applied Woodwinds II 1 credit hour

Private lessons in woodwinds (e.g. flute, oboe, clarinet). Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 240 Flute

Mus 241 Clarinet

Mus 250’s Applied Percussion II 1 credit hour

Private lessons in percussion. Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 255 Applied Piano II 1 credit hour

Private lessons in piano. Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 261 Applied Voice II 1 credit hour

Private lessons in voice. Thirty minute weekly private lesson. A fee required. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (Arr)

Mus 301 History of Music II 3 credit hours

An historical survey of Western music from the Classical era to the present day, focusing in the study of specific forms, instruments, composers, genres, and styles. Prerequisite: Mus 201 History of Music I. (SP)

*Mus 305 World Music 3 credit hours

Formerly Mus 335. A study of folk music of many lands and cultures, including primarily China, the Middle East, India, Africa, Java, Japan, Polynesia, the Caribbean, Russia, the Americas, and touching on other musical traditions in our one big global village. Common themes to be compared and contrasted in the above musical demography are communication, recreation, religious rites, expression, symbolic structures, ethnic identity and many other uses of folk music in society. Prerequisite: Mus 100 or Mus 204. (FA, SP)

*Mus 306 Direct Encounters with the Arts 3 credit hours

Formerly Mus 336. This course introduces a person to “live” performances, art exhibits, architecture, music, dance, theatre, and cinema. Each person will have the opportunity to discuss and experience the arts while increasing one’s skills of analysis, synthesis, and valuing through written essays and text book exercises. Prerequisite: An appreciation course in the Arts or English Literature course. (SP)

Mus 308 History of Church Music 3 credit hours

A historical study of Christian worship practices including music styles, forms, literature, and composers from ancient times to the present. Prerequisite: Mus 201 and Mus 202. (Alt FA)

Mus 311 Music Theory III 3 credit hours

Continuation of Music Theory II with more advanced work in the study of chromatic harmony, modulation, and non-tonal harmonic progressions in the Baroque, Classical, and the Romantic periods. Continued work in ear training and sight singing at each level of study. Prerequisite: Mus 211 Music Theory II. (FA)

Mus 399 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered at the request of an instructor, based on student interests and needs. (Arr)

SPEECH

*GER Approved Course

*Sph 110 Public Speaking 3 credit hours

Formerly Sph 101 Effective Speaking. A fundamental speech course designed to introduce the student to basic speaking and listening skills and provide an arena for evaluated speech practice. (FA, SP)

Sph 199 Independent Study 1-4 credit hours

This course number is used to designate a course that is not part of the regular curriculum. It is generally offered based on student interests and needs. (Arr)