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History of Japan I   (HIS-341)   3.00 s.h.  
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The pre-modern history and traditional culture of Japan, including the feudal experience, the visual arts, literature, religion, and the performing arts. 
Advanced Journalism   (JOU-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Instruction and practice in advanced journalistic techniques, with an emphasis on such specialized areas of coverage as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate writing and reporting for beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Compare and contrast journalistic skills and techniques used when covering beats such as business, science, education, and arts and entertainment
  • Analyze how innovations in technology have impacted journalistic techniques and legal and ethical principles

 
The Age of Satire   (ENG-385)   3.00 s.h.  
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History, theory, and the practice from Jonson to Vonnegut, with some attention to the classical backgrounds and to parallels in the visual arts. 
Arts and Crafts in Therapeutic Recreation   (REC-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Adapting arts and crafts to the needs of particular populations with special needs and analysis of the benefits of arts and crafts for persons with special needs. 
A World of Art   (ART-100)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A World of Art is an art appreciation course that covers the sweep of Western art from its earliest sources to its most recent developments. The course covers a range of media that have defined visual art over time: painting and sculpture, architecture and decorative arts, photography and drawing, mixed media, assemblage and installation art. A World of Art discusses ways that the visual arts have echoed the human experience across the ages. A key theme is the way that art reflects both continuity with previous tradition and transformation as artists continually create something new. Course content is drawn from the Teaching Company's "Art Across the Ages" course by Professor Ori Z. Soltes.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the tension between continuity and transformation in the history of art.
  • Discuss ways that visual art echoes human experience.
  • Differentiate between different periods and styles of art.
  • Examine the interplay between art and the areas of religion, politics, and culture.
  • Discuss varying styles of representation and abstraction.
  • Examine the emergence of artistic self-preoccupation.
  • Demonstrate appreciation of various types of visual art.

 
Video Production I   (COM-226)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to the fundamentals of video production. Students will learn how to script, direct, shoot, light, edit, and produce short video pieces. They will examine the application of video to the contemporary arts, to documentation, and to television production. They will learn a visual vocabulary through an evaluation of other works and through a hands on experience in production that will enable them to take more advanced work or better use imaging for their particular needs.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • demonstrate how to script, direct, shoot, light, edit, and produce short video pieces
  • analyze the application of video and its technological innovations to the contemporary arts, to documentation, and to television production

 
American Sign Language V   (DES-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Vocabulary is expanded through introduction of various content areas dealing with current events, world affairs, literature and arts, and abstract ideas. Students learn how to participate in group discussions, to speculate, make analogies, give instructions, and express feelings and intentions as well as applications of ASL discourse styles and registers and rehearse appropriate social/language responses. 
American Sign Language VI   (DES-312)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued expansion of vocabulary through various content areas dealing with current events, world affairs, literature and arts and abstract ideas. Students continue to learn how to participate in group discussions, to speculate, make analogies, give instructions, express feelings and intentions as well as applications of ASL discourse styles and registers and rehearse appropriate social/language responses. 
Computer Graphics/3D Modeling   (GRA-451)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course will extend the student's expression with three dimensional computer graphics modeling systems. Wire frame modeling in combination with the application of paint systems will allow for solid figure modeling. Applications in both fine arts and commercial art will be considered.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Demonstrate three dimensional computer graphics modeling systems.
  • Discuss and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of Wire frame modeling in combination with the application of paint systems to allow for solid figure modeling.
  • Demonstrate competency in the use of three dimensional computer graphics modeling systems for both fine and commercial arts.

 
Volume Food Management and Production   (HMM-154)   3.00 s.h.  
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The study and application of techniques in standards and principles of quantity cookery. Emphasis will be on the flow of food production through the kitchen, of food service operations, and the development of skills in the culinary arts. 
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