Jul 19, 2019  
2008-2009 University Catalogue 
    
2008-2009 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

Courses


 
  
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    AEDU 200 - Presentation Skills


    This course addresses effective speech and presentation skills for the teacher, artist, and administrator communicating with groups,classes, or clients. Formerly AE 200

    Credits: 1 cr, 2 hrs
  
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    AEDU 201 - Introduction to Visual Arts Education


    A theoretical and practical introduction to the entire field of art education with an emphasis on studio processes. A survey of various aspects of teaching in a variety of situations and environments, through field observations and classroom lecture-discussions, including public and private schools K-12, as well as specialized and alternative settings in museum education, early childhood education, special education (for students with disabilities and gifted children), and adult education. Formerly AE 201

    Credits: 2 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 499 - Internship


    Formerly AE 499

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. May be taken three times for credit.

    Credits: 1.5 - 6 cr
  
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    AEDU 501 - Creative and Cognitive Development


    This course is designed to develop skills in recognizing the developmental stages of children, adolescents, and adults according to the theories of Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, Viktor Lowenfeld, and Erick Erickson. In addition, the course explores the learning theories of Jerome Bruner, B.F. Skinner, Howard Gardner, Madeline Hunter, and Bernice McCarthy toward understanding individual differences in creative and cognitive development and learning styles. Formerly AE 550

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Art Education majors and concentrations.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 503 - The Art of Teaching


    Teacher preparation and knowledge of instructional techniques will be addressed, including professional image, teachers’ rights and responsibilities, and aspects of group process. The course explores cultural and family factors that influence learning expectations conveyed by teachers and peer behavior and techniques of instruction and creativity. A retrospective analysis of each student’s individual education experience and perceptions of teaching is explored through interactive simulation of classroom situations and teaching styles. May be taken during either the summer or spring semester.  Formerly AE 552

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: AEDU 541

    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    AEDU 509 - Professional Writing Intensive


    This course is required for students entering all art education programs (pre-certification, MAT, MA, MA+EM) who have not passed the Art Education Department writing proficiency exam. It addresses the use of effective and cogent written communication for the teacher, artist, and administrator to classes, groups, or clients. Formerly AE 599

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only.

    Credits: 2 cr, 2 hrs
  
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    AEDU 531 - Multicultural Learning-Arts


    The artistic expressions of Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Near and Middle East, and related societies are examined for their aesthetic and contextual meanings. Cross-cultural contributions to world art history are recognized through the study of characteristic styles and techniques, dynastic periods of art and artists, as well as the relationship of art to varied systems of belief. Formerly AE 531

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Art Education majors and concentrations.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 533 - Art and Inclusionary Education


    This course is designed to provide the full scope of methodologies, techniques and innovative strategies needed to teach special education students effectively. Using the arts as a means for adapting to diverse learning methods, the K-12 classroom is regarded as a dynamic setting for inclusionary learning. The impact of special needs art education is further realized through direct school and community engagement; programs and national as well as local organizations are made available to assist in developing field placements. Arranged field placement opportunities include a broad range of community resources. Formerly AE 533

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Art Education majors and concentrations.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs field work (8 weeks)
  
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    AEDU 541 - Program Design & Methods: Elementary


    Through review of current literature, lectures, discussion, field observation, and miniteaching, students explore various educational philosophies and develop and implement effective classroom curricula based on prevailing theories of learning and child development. Topics include management issues; interdisciplinary content and teaching of art; evaluation and assessment of teaching and learning; and the integration of digital technology. Formerly AE 547

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: AEDU 201

    Priority enrollment to Art Education majors and concentrations.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs; 3 hrs field work (8 weeks)

  
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    AEDU 542 - Program Design & Methods: Secondary


    Students in this course will explore current educational “best practices” in the field of secondary art education. Focus areas for learning will include curriculum development, lesson planning, classroom leadership, collaborative learning, student assessment, learning environments, materials ordering, and time budgeting. Class structure includes weekly outside reading assignments, group discussions, methods demonstrations, studio production activities, reflective writing, and field observation. Formerly AE 548

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: AEDU 541 or AEDU 560

    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs; 8 hrs field work

  
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    AEDU 543 - Aesthetics and Art Criticism


    This course is designed to develop skills, techniques, and strategies for integrating developmentally appropriate aesthetics and art criticism activities in the K-12 classroom. Using prevailing theories of learning, teaching, and child development, students will design puzzle cases, activities, and curricula that promote the philosophical investigation and interpretation of art and aesthetic objects. Formerly AE 549

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Art Education majors and concentrations.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 560 - Saturday Practicum


    Students are involved in various aspects of the Saturday Arts Lab. They observe classroom instruction, plan and teach lessons, and exhibit student work under the supervision of cooperating master teachers and through the instruction of a professor in the seminar portion of the course. Formerly AE 559

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs field work (10 weeks)
  
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    AEDU 561 - Student Teaching: Elementary


    An intensive, elementary-level field experience built around a seven-week student teaching internship, under the guidance and supervision of a highly qualified art teacher/mentor. It is intended to provide practical experience in which the intern assumes professional-level responsibilities and experiences in teaching art at the elementary level. A University supervisor observes, advises, facilitates the relationship between the mentor and intern, and assesses the student during the internship. AEDU 561 is taken concurrently with AEDU 565. (If students elect to take AEDU 561 one semester and AEDU 562 another semester, AEDU 565 must be taken both semesters.) Formerly AE 660

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: AEDU 533, AEDU 541, AEDU 542, AEDU 560 Corequisite: AEDU 565

    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 4 cr, hrs vary (7 weeks)

  
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    AEDU 562 - Student Teaching: Secondary


    An intensive, secondary-level field experience built around a seven-week student teaching internship, under the guidance and supervision of a highly qualified art teacher/mentor. It is intended to provide practical experience in which the intern assumes professional-level responsibilities and experiences in teaching art at the elementary level. A University supervisor observes, advises, facilitates the relationship between the mentor and intern, and assesses the student during the internship. AEDU 562 is taken concurrently with AEDU 565. (If students elect to take AEDU 562 one semester and AEDU 561 another semester, AEDU 565 must be taken both semesters.) Formerly AE 662

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: AEDU 533, AEDU 541, AEDU 542, AEDU 560 Corequisite: AEDU 565

    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 4 cr, hrs vary (7 weeks)

  
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    AEDU 565 - Student Teaching Seminar: Elementary/Secondary


    Discussion and analysis of: field experiences; special workshops; Literacy: Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: Professional Teaching Portfolios; One-Year Curriculums for an Elementary and a Secondary Grade. Continuing development and refinement of skills in reflective practice is emphasized as well as the needs of special learners. AEDU 565 is taken concurrently with AEDU 561 and AEDU 562. (If students elect to take AEDU 561 and AEDU 562 over two semesters, AEDU 565 Student Teaching Seminar must be taken both semesters.) Formerly AE 661

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: AEDU 533, AEDU 541, AEDU 542, AEDU 560

    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 1 cr, 2 hrs

  
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    AEDU 600 - Graduate Art Ed Colloquium


    This course assumes that some of the program participants either are teachers now or may teach at some level during their professional careers. The colloquium is an interdisciplinary forum intended to relate studio development and accomplishment as well as critical, aesthetic, and historical aspects of art, to the process and implementation of learning and teaching. Utilizing lectures, readings, visual resources and directed group dynamics and discussions, the colloquium explores varied topics during each of the four summers. Formerly AE 600

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. Restricted to students enrolled in graduate programs. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 1 cr, 1 hr
  
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    AEDU 602 - History of Ideas in Art and Museum Education


    Seminar on major issues and trends in the history of art and museum education, with an emphasis on child-centered and content-centered theories and the theoretical antecedents of Discipline-Based Art Education, the Visual Culture movement, and standards-based education. Formerly AE 602

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to graduate Art Education and Museum Studies majors only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 606 - Research in Education: Methods and Trends


    A graduate education seminar on principal approaches to research for art and museum education. The course examines types of research, applications and recent studies for their methodologies and findings, grant writing, and assessment techniques. Formerly AE 606

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to graduate Art Education and Museum Studies majors only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 610 - Graduate Studio Seminar


    A one-semester interdisciplinary seminar exclusively for art educators. Topics of broad concern to studio artists are addressed in response to students’ work, assigned readings, and occasional public lectures or other art events in the University and the community. Formerly AE 610

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. Restricted to students enrolled in graduate programs.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 621 - Educational Media A: Teaching and Learning Online


    This online course provides students with the knowledge, skills, and strategies to successfully integrate educational media into the teaching and learning of K-12 art. Areas of study include theoretical and conceptual basis for educational technology, instructional practices and strategies, approaches to integrating technology into the curriculum, training and development of technology skills, such as computer graphics, Web page design, and electronic presentations; and issues and problems related to technology use in education. Formerly AE 507

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Computer literacy required.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 622 - Educational Media B: Planning and Management Online


    This online course addresses the design, planning, and management of educational media in the K-12 classroom and school. Topics include developing a technology plan; software and hardware acquisition and assessment; care, maintenance, and security of classroom and lab computer technologies; networking concepts, design, and protocols; Internet basics and issues; and managing technological and human resources. Online guest speakers support the study of these topics. Independent online visitations to either K-12 educational settings, technology fairs, conferences, or businesses. Formerly AE 509

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Computer literacy required.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 625 - Interactive Media


    This course acquaints students with existing technology and media available for instruction to art and museum educators. Students learn to design and create interactive multimedia projects using a variety of multimedia authoring tools. Formerly AE 530

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. Repeatable for credit. Computer literacy required.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 631 - Design for Interdisciplinary Learning


    An introduction and curricular model for integrated learning in which design and the visual arts, music, theater, and dance are the central means of integrating all disciplines to provide a more holistic approach to learning. An approach to arts-centered learning through a design-based problem-solving model is emphasized to address issues in all subjects and at all levels of education. Formerly AE 532

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Art Education majors and concentrations.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AEDU 632 - Applications of Interdisciplinary Learning


    Practical application of the knowledge gained in Design for Interdisciplinary Learning through a variety of curriculum frameworks. Students use a variety of models and thematic approaches to develop integrated arts curriculum that relates the arts to other disciplines. In keeping with interdisciplinarity in a postmodern aesthetic, students use a variety of interactive media. Class sessions include lectures, media presentations, discussions, interactive group activities, guest presenters, and workshops in the University and the community. Formerly AE 632

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: AEDU 631

    Restricted to students enrolled in graduate programs.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    AEDU 690 - Independent Study


    Independent Study offers a matriculated student the opportunity to initiate individual research or advanced projects that are beyond the limits of the standard curriculum, with limited supervision. Independent Study is available to Junior and Senior undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and to graduate students in good standing.  Each Independent Study may be taken for one to three credits in Liberal Arts, 1.5 to six credits in CAD, and one to six credits in CPA and CMAC.  Independent Study cannot fulfill major requirements. Independent Study may serve as free, studio, and liberal arts electives, depending on the topic of investigation. Students cannot apply more than 12 total credits of independent study towards their degree requirements. 

    Credits: 1.5 - 6 cr
  
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    AEDU 695 - Graduate Project/Thesis


    Culminating independent project supervised by a faculty advisor. The graduate project or thesis may take either of two distinct forms: a) an academic thesis presenting original research in a significant historical, theoretical, or pedagogical question relating to visual arts education, or b) a studio or curriculum project intended for use as a pedagogical tool. Formerly AE 649

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: AEDU 602, AEDU 606, AEDU 610

    Open to Art Education majors and concentrations only. Restricted to students enrolled in graduate programs. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 - 6 cr

  
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    AETH 301 - Introduction to Art Therapy


    Introduces students to key concepts and dimensions of the art therapy profession. Course content addresses the different orientations and approaches that comprise this discipline, as well as the diverse populations that are served. Art Therapists who work within a wide range of settings are invited to present to the class to balance the theoretical with the practical. Formerly AT 300

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: LASS 871, LASS 872

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AETH 302 - Social and Group Process


    Introduces students to a basic understanding of social groups, group behaviors, group therapy, and group art therapy. The class helps students to better identify their own role as well as that of others within a group setting. Experiential art tasks are used to underscore course material and exemplify group dynamics. Formerly AT 301

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: AETH 301

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AETH 303 - Theories and Techniques of Art Therapy with Adults


    This course explores the practice of art therapy with adults as demonstrated through the use of case material from a variety of clinical populations. Overviews of diagnostic indicators as seen in artwork are presented. Issues of long- and short-term treatment are addressed, as well as a rich variety of interventions that are at the art therapists’ disposal. Formerly AT 305

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: AETH 304

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AETH 304 - Theories and Techniques of Art Therapy with Children and Adolescents


    Introduces students to the use of art therapy with children and adolescents, including the different arenas where art therapists work with children, as well as the various approaches that are utilized. Normal child development, as evidenced in artwork, serves as the foundation for understanding key concepts. Indicators of emotional, cognitive, and behavioral difficulties, as seen in art productions, are also presented. Formerly AT 304

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: LASS 973, AETH 301

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AETH 401 - Senior Practicum


    A field placement provides an opportunity for the student to apply classroom knowledge to work within a specific clinical setting. A research paper, based on the experience, enables students to integrate theory with observation and practice. This practicum includes on-site individual supervision by an art therapist, as well as a small group supervision on campus with the Art Therapy faculty. Formerly AT 401

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: AETH 303, LASS 974

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    AETH 690 - Independent Study


    Independent Study offers a matriculated student the opportunity to initiate individual research or advanced projects that are beyond the limits of the standard curriculum, with limited supervision. Independent Study is available to Junior and Senior undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and to graduate students in good standing.  Each Independent Study may be taken for one to three credits in Liberal Arts, 1.5 to six credits in CAD, and one to six credits in CPA and CMAC.  Independent Study cannot fulfill major requirements. Independent Study may serve as free, studio, and liberal arts electives, depending on the topic of investigation. Students cannot apply more than 12 total credits of independent study toward their degree requirements. 

    Credits: 1.5 - 6 cr
  
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    CAIN 497 - Design Internship


    Formerly IN 440

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Instructor permission required. Repeatable for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CAIN 498 - Fine Arts/Crafts Internship


    Opportunities to apprentice to practicing artists, gain gallery experience, and work with non-profit organizations, which lead to practical experience and knowledge about the field. Formerly IN 449

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to Fine Arts and Crafts majors only. Student must have completed the first semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits). Repeatable for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CMAC XXX - CMAC Core/Discipline History


    The CMAC Core/Discipline History requirements consist of the following couses:

    • CMMC 141 - Storytelling;
    • CMMC 353 - Media Industries; and
    • MMDI 141 - Collaboration and Spontaneity.


    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 3XX - Digital Distribution


    Take one Digital distribution course.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs.
  
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    CMMC 101 - Communication, Culture, Process


    An exploration of communication as a social and cultural process, integrating theory and analysis with practical production projects. Communication studies, linguistics, anthropology, and sociology are applied across cultural settings. Student work includes reading, writing reaction papers, and projects combining observations and analysis of communication processes with digital video production. Basic instruction in the use of digital video camera and audio equipment and logging, importing, editing, and presenting digital material. Projects employ video to document observations of nonverbal communication, interviews and speech events, and performances. Studio time is linked to course projects. Formerly CM 101

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication majors.

    Credits: 6 cr, 8.5 hrs
  
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    CMMC 102 - Video Production Workshop


    Acquaints students with the fundamentals of visual storytelling by providing hands-on experience translating the written word into images and sounds. Areas of study include framing images, lighting, using off-screen space and sound, editing, and postproduction. Students integrate their own writing to produce some of these projects. Formerly CM 290

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication, Writing for Film and Television, and Theater Management and Production majors and Web Drama minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CMMC 103 - Sound Communication


    This introduction to the field of sound communication enables students to conceptualize the importance of sound in cultural life and prepares them in practical approaches to field recording and working with various types of sound. A survey of approaches to sound as a social communication through readings and a broad range of audio examples, including documentary, journalistic, theatrical, and experimental approaches. Training in digital and audio field and post-production equipment and complete practical field exercises and an intensive sound project. Formerly CM 120

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication and Film/Digital Video majors; and Narrative Video and Documentary Video minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 5 hrs
  
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    CMMC 124 - Introduction to Advertising


    This course introduces students to a history of advertising in order to provide a context for current trends and themes; they will learn about the unique characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of the different tactics and vehicles that make up the current marketing mix.  They will learn the different jobs within advertising agencies, what they do, what their responsibilites are, and how they work with others.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority to majors, not repeatable for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 151 - History of Communication


    Examines how major developments in communication have influenced social and cultural history and how major historical and social changes have had an impact on communication and society. Draws connections between historically specific and contemporary modes of communication in a variety of times and cultures and the present. Formerly CM 250

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to College of Media and Communication students.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 201 - Media Forms and Concepts I


    First of a two-semester exploration of media forms through the perspective of genre, structure, and representation, combining analysis and media production. Students are exposed to mainstream and alternative media and focus on issues of form (i.e., time, space, point of view, etc.) and social context (i.e., cross-cultural representation, stereotyping, the portrayal of gender and sexuality, the representation of violence, etc.) in order to observe how media forms create cultural meanings. Students develop an analytical framework and practical language for talking about media and an understanding of how production practices and audience expectations combine to affect the structure of media forms. Students approach these topics in media representation through creative work in documentary, journalism, and advertising using digital video, audio, still images, and the Web. Formerly CM 201

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 102

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    CMMC 202 - Media Forms and Concepts II


    First of a two-semester exploration of media forms through the perspective of genre, structure, and representation, combining analysis and media production. Students are exposed to mainstream and alternative media and focus on issues of form (i.e., time, space, point of view, etc.) and social context (i.e., cross-cultural representation, stereotyping, the portrayal of gender and sexuality, the representation of violence, etc.) in order to observe how media forms create cultural meanings. Students develop an analytical framework and practical language for talking about media and an understanding of how production practices and audience expectations combine to affect the structure of media forms. Students approach these topics in media representation through creative work in documentary, journalism, and advertising using digital video, audio, still images, and the Web. Formerly CM 202

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 201

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 205 - Webcasting


    Webcasting is a production workshop that introduces students to the world of streaming media (audio and video transmitted over the Internet). The course balances the technical elements of Webcasting with the creative aspects of content production, distribution, and community. Students work in teams and individually to produce pre-recorded and original material for archives and live Webcasts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 206 - Webcasting II


    WEBCASTING II is a production workshop that offers an advanced level of media production methods for different online distribution methods. Students will learn to develop all aspects of interactive streaming, from media production, to server configuration, to front-end programming and social networking. The course will focus more on the technology rather than the content. We will be experimenting with various new technologies such as FLASH Movies, JAVA based players, and VideoLAN. We will also be incorporating alternative input devices for the streaming part of the class such as wireless video cameras, simple FLASH-based animation, and other methods that expand the type of streaming experience that can be created.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 205

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 207 - Digital Distribution


    Digital Distribution is a critical course focusing on the impact that digital media and distribution have had on our society and culture over the last ten years in particular. Digital technology has revolutionized the way we produce and consume media. The shift has been epitomized in the rise of self-published content created by individuals rather than traditional broadcasters and distributed to a mass audience. We are entering an era of common, niche-driven mass media, produced by anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. Students in this course will focus on the impact that Digital Distribution has had on traditional media and the way our culture is changing with this new perspective. We will also look at the way in which companies are adapting to this change in the media landscape. Which companies are approaching the challenges with fresh ideas, and which ones are struggling to adapt? We will look at case studies to help navigate the evolution of companies’ relationship with this disruptive technology.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 221 - Advertising: Creative Concepts I


    Whether an advertisement appears in print, on television or radio, or on the Internet, it is built around an idea. Students learn to recognize and create strong advertising ideas that are relevant to the product and the audience, with an emphasis on print advertising. Students learn how to allow their creativity to be guided by strategy. Students are exposed to outstanding creative work and readings in their texts and from studying professional work. They then apply these principles as they create advertising of their own. Formerly CM 271

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: LACR 102

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Strategic Advertising minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 301 - Communication Production Workshop


    This production course offers students an opportunity to work on a project in a specific communication medium or genre otherwise unavailable. Students work collaboratively on projects in this medium and present their work to an audience of peers and/or professionals. Topics include: Web radio/streaming audio sites, producing television commercials, producing advanced audio projects, or developing online publications. Formerly CM 360

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to CMAC students by permission of the instructor.  May be taken six times for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 311 - Narrative Video Production Workshop


    An opportunity to develop an understanding of and experience in producing narrative-based video projects. Students begin by reading essays and articles, screening scenes from films and television shows, and reviewing technical language and concepts. They learn to translate script ideas into production proposals, making clear how story ideas, characters, action, and point of view will be rendered in sound and image. Working both on their own projects and as team members, they plan production specifics and shoot/record and edit short narrative pieces in their medium and style of choice. Students present stages of production work, from planning to script to rushes to stages of edited material. Formerly CM 295

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CMMC 101 or CMMC 102

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Narrative Video minors. Repeatable for credit

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 312 - Advanced Narrative Video Production


    Students complete a twenty-minute narrative film, emphasizing their role as director and storyteller. A script must be submitted and approved before entering the course.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 311, WRIT 220, or THEA 152

    A script must be submitted and approved before entering the course.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 313 - Digital Editing


    This course, building on the skill set of video production workshop, will introduce students to the theory and practice of digital video editing.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 102

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CMMC 321 - Advertising Strategy Development


    The business side of creative advertising. Examines the functions of the various departments within an advertising agency, focusing on strategic development, and introduces the three key steps in that development-market segmentation, brand positioning, and research. Students learn a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods and analytical methods and apply what they have learned by developing and presenting an advertising strategy for an actual product. Formerly CM 371

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: LACR 102

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Strategic Advertising minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    CMMC 322 - Advertising: Creative Concepts II


    Having learned how to create strong individual concepts, students create broader and deeper concepts that can form the basis for a number of ads and learn how to execute an idea in more than one medium. The course begins by examining award-winning print campaigns in order to recognize suitable ideas for multi-ad campaigns; to identify elements and themes and their grounding in research; and to understand the consumer. The course then examines how interactive media are being used to build customer relationships and brand identities, and explores the strategic functions of these new media. Students develop storyboards for a product or service that reinforces that product’s existing brand personality. Formerly CM 372

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 221

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Strategic Advertising minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 324 - Introduction to Public Relations


    The fundamentals of public relations, viewed as a marketing communications tool, with special attention to its role in the non-profit sphere. Reviews the functions of a wide range of marketing communications tools and explores how PR can be used in conjunction with them to achieve an organization’s objectives, helping students to come to understand the role of public relations in the overall marketing communications plan. Students learn how to coordinate messages in order to allow the company to speak with one voice and reinforce one overall corporate identity, with special attention to social marketing and the public. A series of projects culminates in students developing a public relations proposal for a non-profit organization. Formerly CM 373

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Strategic Advertising minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 331 - Digital Journalism I


    The primary skills and practices involved in constructing news for the online environment. Begins with an exploration of the evolution of journalism from print to online and digital forms. By looking critically at a range of journalistic examples and reading about the changing work of reporting, students grapple with the differences between traditional and new media forms of journalism and begin to learn the practice of reporting online. They work through a set of exercises researching story ideas, pitching them to the class, conducting interviews, and writing, designing, and posting short pieces for the Web, introducing them to the possibilities and constraints of working in this medium. Formerly CM 381

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: LACR 102

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and E-Publishing minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 332 - Digital Journalism II


    A more intensive course in digital journalism, building on CMMC 331: Digital Journalism I, in which students explore the present state and future possibilities for journalism in the online environment. Students work in teams and on their own to complete a more complex set of online journalism projects, researching story ideas, pitching them to the class, conducting interviews, and writing and designing story sites for the Web. Formerly CM 382

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 331

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 334 - News and Culture in the Digital Age


    Surveys the impact of social issues on journalism and the social impact of journalism on society in the digital age. Through readings about journalism and society and case studies, both past and current, of how the news industry operates, students learn about how race, gender, ethics, technology and the changing nature of the news business affect the work of journalists. These issues take on increased importance with the shift to digital technologies for production and distribution. Formerly CM 383

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 341 - Documentary Media Production I


    The conceptual, aesthetic, and pragmatic dimensions of producing video documentaries. Students are exposed to examples of a variety of documentary approaches through screenings and readings, which illustrate the range of choices and creative possibilities of communicating information and emotion through this form. They are also introduced to advanced digital video technologies as they work through a series of structured exercises and later work in teams to develop documentary projects. Project work includes pre-production research, interviews, original shooting in small crews, editing, and presenting finished work. Formerly CM 391

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 102

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Documentary Video minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 342 - Documentary Media Production II


    Develops a deeper understanding of the pragmatic, conceptual, and aesthetic dimensions of producing documentary video and audio. Contemporary issues and approaches in documentary media-making through screenings and readings. Students achieve increased mastery of advanced digital video technologies and work through a series of project stages for a medium-length documentary. Students are responsible for completing their own projects, presenting them to their colleagues, and collaborating on other students’ projects. Formerly CM 392

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: CMMC 341

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Documentary Video minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CMMC 350 - Gender Images in Media


    Explores representation of gender and sexuality in the media over the past century and how images of male and female both follow and create social change. Formerly CM 350

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: LACR 102

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 351 - History of Documentary


    Introduces the historical and aesthetic sweep of approaches to documentary film and video. Through extensive screenings and readings, this survey opens the range of choices and creative possibilities for documentary while understanding aesthetic conventions, technological limitations, and social history. In addition to attending screenings and discussion, students write two short papers and one longer term paper. Formerly CM 293

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication majors and Documentary Video minors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 352 - Communication Theories and Culture


    An intellectual history of influential 20th-century theories of communication, with a focus on the relationships between media and culture. This course reviews critical intellectual developments in the field against the backdrop of public events, social movements, and the changing daily lives of people in diverse places. How communication systems shape the course of public and private lives and how changes in communication reshaped the way we theorize about the world and the field are examined. Students read primary material in its original form, view media examples, write short position papers reflecting communication theory and culture, and complete a term paper. Formerly CM 251

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Communication majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 353 - Media Industries


    This course investigates the range of organizations and economic forces involved in media production. Includes diverse production models, from mainstream and corporate, to public sector, to alternative, and comparisons with media industries in other cultural settings. The course focuses on business and policy issues and considers examples of media practice from broadcast and cable news, advertising, Hollywood and independent cinema, public media, and new media industries. The course includes a final research project. Formerly CM 260

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to College of Media and Communication students.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CMMC 401 - Communication - Senior Studio I


    In this project based, two-semester sequence (CMMC 401 & CMMC 402), students work on the development of their own presentation-quality hybrid project, combining aspects of their two chosen application areas (documentary video, digital journalism, narrative video, screenwriting, advertising, game design and web design). Students research and develop project proposals in the fall semester, and begin production work. They continue this work in the spring semester, resulting in a polished piece of video, audio, print or digital form. Students write reflective pieces about their production experience in light of theoretical and contemporary issues, and complete the yearlong course with a portfolio/reel of their creative work. Formerly CM 461

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: Completion of two application areas

    Open to Communication majors only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    CMMC 402 - Communication - Senior Studio II


    In this project based, two-semester sequence (CMMC 401 & CMMC 402), students work on the development of their own presentation-quality hybrid project, combining aspects of their two chosen application areas (documentary video, digital journalism, narrative video, screenwriting, advertising, game design and web design). Students research and develop project proposals in the fall semester, and begin production work. They continue this work in the spring semester, resulting in a polished piece of video, audio, print or digital form. Students write reflective pieces about their production experience in light of theoretical and contemporary issues, and complete the yearlong course with a portfolio/reel of their creative work. Formerly CM 462

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: Completion of two applications areas

    Open to Communication majors only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    CMMC 415 - E-Publishing Thesis Project


    This studio class allows students to complete a project and publish it online. Students examine the sub-field of e-publishing that their project fits within, researching relevant models and examples, write a business plan for their project, consider intellectual property questions raised by their project, complete and present their thesis project, and write a reflective paper about their project. Formerly CM 340

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: Completion of minor

    Open to students in the E-Publishing minor only.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    CMMC 460 - Current Issues in Communication


    Explores the changing landscape of ethical and policy issues in communication from a critical and intellectual perspective, with a focus on emerging issues driven by the shift to digital media (image ethics and manipulation, intellectual property, changing nature of distribution, etc.). Building on previous coursework and studio experiences, students read material from current literature and write reflective and research-based papers on selected issues. Guest speakers in the various industries and independent sectors provide a real-world perspective on how these issues affect professional practice. Formerly CM 435

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: LACR 102

    Priority enrollment to Communication majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    CMMC 499 - Communication Internship


    Professional internship with a media organization or producer. Student needs to gain approval for internships from an advisor, meet periodically for supervisory discussions, and complete a short, reflective essay at the end of the internship. Formerly CM 499

    Prerequisites & Notes
    May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CMMC 690 - Independent Study


    Independent Study offers a matriculated student the opportunity to initiate individual research or advanced projects that are beyond the limits of the standard curriculum, with limited supervision. Independent Study is available to Junior and Senior undergraduate students who have a minimum 2.5 GPA and to graduate students in good standing. Each Independent Study may be taken for one to three credits in Liberal Arts, 1.5 to six credits in CAD, and one to six credits in CPA and CMAC. Independent Study cannot fulfill major requirements. Independent Study may serve as free, studio, and liberal arts electives, depending on the topic of investigation. Students cannot apply more than 12 total credits of independent study towards their degree requirements. 

    Credits: 1.5 - 6 cr
  
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    CRCM 211 - Introduction to Throwing


    Beginning studio work using the throwing process and related glazing and firing techniques. Problems are given with an emphasis on developing each student’s potential for personal expression and artistic invention. Formerly CR 211A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRCM 212 - Introduction to Throwing


    Beginning studio work using the throwing process and related glazing and firing techniques. Problems are given with an emphasis on developing each student’s potential for personal expression and artistic invention. Formerly CR 211B

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRCM 213 - Introduction to Handbuilding


    Beginning studio work with clay using the handbuilding processes of slab, coil pinch, and pressing form molds, plus related glazing and firing techniques. Problems given emphasize developing each student’s potential for personal expression and artistic invention. Formerly CR 212A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit..

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRCM 214 - Introduction to Handbuilding


    Beginning studio work with clay using the handbuilding processes of slab, coil pinch, and pressing form molds, plus related glazing and firing techniques. Problems given emphasize developing each student’s potential for personal expression and artistic invention. Formerly CR 212B

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRCM 220 - Ceramics


    Through lecture and demonstration, students learn basic skills such as handbuilding, throwing, and press molding with an introduction to loading and firing kilns. Mixing clay, slips, and glazes is also being covered. Graduate students may register for this course under GRCR 660. Formerly CR 256

    Prerequisites & Notes
    May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRCM 221 - Introduction to Molding & Casting


    A course in modelmaking, moldmaking, and casting techniques using plaster and synthetic compounds. Emphasis is on developing proficiency in slip casting for use in the artist’s studio and in industry for serial production. Formerly CR 251

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRCM 222 - Plaster Workshop


    An introductory course in modelmaking, moldmaking, and casting techniques, using plaster and synthetic compounds. This course emphasizes the usefulness of these media to designers and artists. Formerly CR 252

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRCM 223 - Ceramic Technology


    A lecture and laboratory course designed to investigate basic clay and glaze materials. Students gain an intuitive understanding of ceramic materials, their practical and aesthetic properties, and develop a series of personal glazes. The nature of clays and the relationship among clay bodies, slips, sigillatas, and glazes is also explored. Formerly CR 253

    Prerequisites & Notes
    May be taken four times for credit.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRCM 224 - Large Scale Handbuilding


    The fundamentals of large-scale handbuilding in clay in two specific areas: a) building a three-dimensional form, using proper clay bodies, building interior support systems, building and drying methods for large work, and moving, loading, and firing techniques; b) covering large areas with smaller parts and exploring fitting and interlocking systems of wall relief or free-standing form. Problems are given with an emphasis on developing potential for personal expression and artistic invention. Formerly CR 255

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRCM 311 - Advanced Throwing


    Concentration on resolving conceptual and formal issues as they relate to individual exploration on the wheel. Problems encourage uniqueness and challenge abilities. Typical issues include usage and symbolic function, serial production, the table, and site-oriented applications, and medium- to large-scale use of materials. All problems stress practical as well as aesthetic resourcefulness with clay on the wheel. Senior Craft majors taking this course may choose to spend all or part of their time producing thesis work to supplement the thesis component of Crafts Projects III. Formerly CR 370A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CRCM 211, CRCM 212 

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRCM 312 - Advanced Throwing


    Concentration on resolving conceptual and formal issues as they relate to individual exploration on the wheel. Problems encourage uniqueness and challenge abilities. Typical issues include usage and symbolic function, serial production, the table, and site-oriented applications, and medium- to large-scale use of materials. All problems stress practical as well as aesthetic resourcefulness with clay on the wheel. Senior Craft majors taking this course may choose to spend all or part of their time producing thesis work to supplement the thesis component of Crafts Projects III. Formerly CR 370B

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: CRCM 211, CRCM 212 

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRCM 313 - Advanced Ceramics


    Concentration on resolving conceptual and formal issues as they relate to individual exploration. Problems encourage uniqueness and challenge abilities. Typical issues include usage and symbolic function, production, and site-oriented applications, and medium- to large-scale use of materials. All problems stress practical as well as aesthetic resourcefulness. Senior Crafts majors taking this course may choose to spend all or part of their time producing thesis work to supplement the thesis component of Crafts Projects III. Formerly CR 371A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: 6 credits from courses: CRCM 211, CRCM 212, CRCM 213, CRCM 214 

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRCM 314 - Advanced Ceramics


    Concentration on resolving conceptual and formal issues as they relate to individual exploration. Problems encourage uniqueness and challenge abilities. Typical issues include usage and symbolic function, production, and site-oriented applications, and medium- to large-scale use of materials. All problems stress practical as well as aesthetic resourcefulness. Senior Crafts majors taking this course may choose to spend all or part of their time producing thesis work to supplement the thesis component of Crafts Projects III. Formerly CR 371B

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: 6 credits from courses: CRCM 211, CRCM 212, CRCM 213, CRCM 214 

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRFB 211 - Introduction to Fibers: Mixed Media


    An introduction to both traditional and experimental uses of materials and structural processes in the fabric media. Assignments focus on the exploration of two- and three-dimensional forms in preparation for versatile approaches to the fibers media. A range of off-loom mixed media techniques are covered. Formerly CR 221A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRFB 212 - Introduction to Color and the Loom


    Students explore the potential of two- and three-dimensional forms in preparation for versatile approaches to the fibers media. Loom, woven structures, tapestry, and woven color are covered. Formerly CR 221B

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRFB 221 - Fabric Resist & Embellishment


    Extends students’ basic color and drawing vocabulary through exposure to ancient techniques and tools of Indonesia, Japan, and Africa. Fabric dyeing and resist methods are addressed, including drawing and stamping with waxes, stitching and binding with threads, etc. Students acquire a broader sense of “mark-making,” an understanding of the special color properties of dyes, and an ability to use non-Western traditional craft methods to create contemporary art fabric. Formerly CR 277

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRFB 222 - Introduction to Constructed Surface


    Through a series of developmental assignments, students are provided with a solid technical and conceptual base in the fabric media. Non-loom constructions, color, and multifiber dye techniques are covered. Formerly CR 222

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRFB 223 - Fabric Printing


    Focuses on the fundamental principles of translating drawings and photographs into designs and images for screen-printed fabric, using a fine art approach. Exploration of myriad possibilities in creating fabric using silkscreen and fabric pigments. Formerly CR 278

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors and Multidisciplinary Fine Arts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRFB 227 - Experimental Costume and Performance


    The garment provides a tangible yet pliable boundary between the space of self and the space of the world. In this introductory fibers studio, students learn costume construction fundamentals (hand and machine sewing, millinery, flat pattern design, etc.) and explore the garment as a vehicle for personal expression. Students are encouraged to experiment with technique, and a variety of both traditional and unconventional materials are used. Concurrent with studio work, students are introduced to the cultural, political, social, historic, and aesthetic dimensions of costume as it relates to contemporary art. The semester concludes with a collaborative performance. Formerly CR 229

    Prerequisites & Notes
    May be taken three times for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRFB 311 - Advanced Fibers Mixed Media


    Through a series of developmental assignments with a conceptual emphasis and by using acquired knowledge from previous semesters, students are encouraged to explore forms that reveal the inherent physical qualities and potential image-making possibilities of fabric. Loom-woven and mixed-media fabric techniques are used as appropriate, depending on the student’s interest in the development of a diverse range of two-dimensional constructions, sculptural forms, costume, etc. Formerly CR 322A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: 6 credits from courses: CRFB 211, CRFB 212, CRFB 222

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRFB 312 - Advanced Fibers Mixed Media


    Through a series of developmental assignments with a conceptual emphasis and by using acquired knowledge from previous semesters, students are encouraged to explore forms that reveal the inherent physical qualities and potential image-making possibilities of fabric. Loom-woven and mixed-media fabric techniques are used as appropriate, depending on the student’s interest in the development of a diverse range of two-dimensional constructions, sculptural forms, costume, etc. Formerly CR 322B

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: 6 credits from courses: CRFB 211, CRFB 212, CRFB 222

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRFB 322 - Advanced Textile Design


    This course uses the computer in the study of woven textile design. An introduction to fabric structures from simple, plain and rib weaves, through twills, satins, waffle weaves, double-cloth, composite structures, and color effects. Students learn the language of cloth through the incremental development of structures, first making notation of those structures by hand on point paper, and then using various computer software programs to develop a wide range of fabric structures. At least one structure is realized through weaving on a 32-harness handweaving computer loom. Formerly CR 329

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: 6 credits from courses: CRFB 211, CRFB 212, CRFB 222

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors  May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs

  
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    CRFT 111 - Freshman Ceramics


    Through lecture and demonstrations, students learn basic skills such as handbuilding, throwing, and press molding with an introduction to loading and firing kilns and mixing clay and glazes. Problems are given with an emphasis on developing each student’s potential for personal expression and artistic invention. Freshmen are encouraged to participate in the departmental guest lecture series and field trips. Formerly CR 111

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Foundation majors. Student must NOT have completed the second semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits). Restricted to Undergraduate students only.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRFT 121 - Freshman Fibers and Mixed Media


    Provides foundation students with a hands-on studio experience grounded in fabric processes and materials as a means of personal expression. The student receives an introduction to stamp printing and direct painting on fabric, collage, three-dimensional off-loom structures, as well as tapestry weaving on frame loom. Guidance is offered in the form of demonstrations, slide presentations, field trips, informal discussion, and intensive group critiques. Formerly CR 121

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Foundation majors. Student must NOT have completed the second semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits). Restricted to Undergraduate students only.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRFT 131 - Freshman Glass


    Explores glass as an expressive and creative medium. Students work with flat glass in stained glass techniques. Formerly CR 131

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Foundation majors. Student must NOT have completed the second semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits). Restricted to Undergraduate students only.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRFT 141 - Freshman Jewelry and Metalsmithing


    An introduction to metalwork through several beginning jewelry projects. Students learn basic fabrication techniques through simple hollow construction; movement is approached through aspects of linkage and chain making; forming and fabrication is covered as well. Formerly CR 141

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Foundation majors. Student must NOT have completed the second semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits). Restricted to Undergraduate students only.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRFT 161 - Freshman Furniture and Wood


    The introduction of wood as a material, basic joinery theory, and the ability to manipulate safely with both hand and power tools. Lecture on and demonstration of the properties of wood and the proper use of the band saw and shaping tools, including rasps, chisels, small hand planes, and gouges. Formerly CR 161

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Foundation majors. Student must NOT have completed the second semester of their Sophomore year (45 credits). Restricted to Undergraduate students only.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
  
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    CRFT 201 - Projects I


    Students make art that deals with crafts issues and concepts. Individual project consultations are supplemented by lectures, visiting artists, and group critiques. As this course is content based, students use any/all crafts studios during in-class work time and open studio hours. (Students have access to crafts studios where they have completed or are currently taking a media-specific course.) Formerly CR 200A

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FNDP 131

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. Enrollment in a Crafts media-specific course required.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRFT 202 - Projects I


    Students make art that deals with crafts issues and concepts. Individual project consultations are supplemented by lectures, visiting artists, and group critiques. As this course is content based, students use any/all crafts studios during in-class work time and open studio hours. (Students have access to crafts studios where they have completed or are currently taking a media-specific course.) Formerly CR 200B

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite: FNDP 131

    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. Enrollment in a Crafts media-specific course required.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs

  
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    CRFT 224 - Art for the Body


    This introductory mixed-media course focuses on the body as the site-specific locus for a variety of art forms. Looking at a range of cultural and historical examples, students gain an appreciation for the personal and social influences that underlie our conception of the human body and how we construct for it. Studio work in an array of media, with specific emphasis on the use of metal, paper, fabric, and leather. Technical information includes flat pattern making, piecing and sewing; forming and fabrication; mixed-media construction; and systems of attachment, linkage, and closure. Emphasis on the student’s ability to generate unique solutions to the physical challenges imposed by the human body on the content of attire. Formerly CR 245

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken twice for credit.

    Credits: 3 cr, 6 hrs
  
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    CRFT 281 - 3-D Computer Modeling


    An introduction to the use of 3-D modeling software for visualization, design, production, and presentation of Craft objects. Through tutorial exercises and individual projects, students become fluent in the use of this important tool. One piece of software (such as formZ, Rhino, etc.) that is both CAD accurate and affordable to individual artists is covered. As students gain proficiency, they apply the techniques to problems addressed in their major studio classes. Students taking the course for a second time explore the capabilities of the software in more depth and focus on intelligent sequencing of operations and using the tools in context. Formerly CRFT 381

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Priority enrollment to Crafts majors. May be taken four times for credit. Computer literacy required.

    Credits: 1.5 cr, 3 hrs
 

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