Course Description

Course Credit Hours
FIAR 101.  INTRODUCTION TO ART
This course is a study of the periods and styles of art and artists and the relationship of the aesthetic experience to man’s need to express his ideas, needs and aspirations.  It includes study of the elements of design to develop a foundation for aesthetic judgment.
3
FIAR 110.  BASIC DRAWINGA beginning course in drawing with work in various graphic media working from still life, landscape and the figure.  Emphasis is given to problems in composition, proportion, line, texture, and form.  (Prerequisite: none) 3
FIAR 120.  DESIGN I, (formerly Basic Design)A study and analysis of the elements and principles of design with emphasis on the development of two-dimensional design. (Prerequisite: none) 3
FIAR 199.  ART FORUM
This course is designed for art majors to discuss major trends and issues in the visual arts.  The course includes criticism, methods, and materials in art. (Prerequisite: none)
1
FIAR 211.  FIGURE DRAWING
This course includes studies of the human figure with emphasis on form and structure.  Rapid and extended studies of the figure are done in a variety of media. (Prerequisite: 110)
3
FIAR 212.  INTERMEDIATE DRAWINGThis course provides the student with advanced problems in a variety of media with concentration on life drawing.  Emphasis is given to composition and the development of a personal approach to drawing.  (Prerequisite:  110) 3
FIAR 222.  DESIGN II, (formerly Advanced Design)
This course is a study of problems in the analysis and application of principles of composition in three-dimensional design.  (Prerequisite:  120)
3
FIAR 241.  GRAPHIC DESIGN I, (formerly Commercial Art)
This course is designed to develop skills and techniques in the performance of advertising and design with emphasis on development of two dimensional commercial art.  (Prerequisites: 110, 120, and 212)
3
FIAR 245.  BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is a study of the basic principles of black and white photography as an art form and the technical skills designed to use it with perception and creativity.  Laboratory fee $50.00.
3
FIAR 246.  INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY
This course is a continued study of black and white photography, camera and darkroom techniques, and a continuation of development of technical skills using photography with perception and creativity.  Laboratory fee $50.00. (Prerequisite:  FIAR 245)
3
FIAR 270.  MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES OF PAINTING
This is a study of traditional and contemporary materials used in painting.  Technical problems are examined as well as methods of application from the old masters to contemporary masters.  (Prerequisites: 110, 120, and 212)
3
FIAR 291.  SCULPTURE I, (formerly Basic Sculpture)
This course provides the student experience in the principles of basic form organization through the use of sculpture materials such as clay, plaster, wax, and metals.  (Prerequisites: 110, 120, and 212)
3
FIAR 299.  ART FORUM
Continuation of Art 199.
1
FIAR 331.  METHODS AND MATERIALS OF TEACHING ART IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
This course enables the student to examine the role of the visual arts in the education of the child.  Studio activities include first-hand experience with materials and methods which have application in the elementary classroom.  The practical aspects of program planning and classroom management are considered.  Laboratory fee $10.00.
3
FIAR 340.  SILK SCREEN
This is a study of techniques in silk screen printing with application in commercial art and as a medium for printmaking.  (Prerequisites: 110, 120, and 212)
3
FIAR 342.  GRAPHIC DESIGN II, (formerly Commercial Art)
This course includes study of advanced problems, techniques, and media in the development of two-and three-dimensional designs.  (Prerequisites: FIAR 110, 120, 212, and 241)
3
FIAR 351.  ART HISTORY I:  ANCIENT TO MEDIEVAL
This course is a survey of architecture, sculpture, painting and crafts from pre-historic periods through the Medieval period.
3
FIAR 352.  ART HISTORY II: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN
This course is a survey of architecture, painting, sculpture and the crafts from the Renaissance to the Modern period.
3
FIAR 353.  ART HISTORY III: CONTEMPORARY ART
This course is a survey of the development of visual art in the contemporary world, including personalities and trends in material, mediums, and techniques.
3
FIAR 354.  AFRICAN ART
This is a study of African art in historical perspective as well as in cultural context, with attention to mediums, stylistic considerations, museum collections, contemporary African art, and opportunities for further study.
3
FIAR 360.  WATERCOLOR
A study of the techniques of water color, using limited pigments with water as the major vehicle to achieve spontaneous and transparent effects.  (Prerequisite: Basic 110)
3
FIAR 363.  PRINTMAKING I:  RELIEF PRINT
This course deals primarily with the techniques of relief printing, including woodcut, line-cut, wood engraving and relief experimental methods.  It also provides an exploration of expressive possibilities of the various methods.  (Prerequisites:  FIAR 110, 120, and 212)
3
FIAR 364.  PRINTMAKING II:  Intaglio Print
This course deals primarily with the intaglio techniques: etching, engraving, soft ground, aquatint, lift ground and dry point.  Emphasis is given to craftsmanship and the expressive possibilities of intaglio printing. (Prerequisites:  FIAR 110, 120, 212, and 291)
3
FIAR 371.  PAINTING I
This course is a study of the basic means of composition in color with primary emphasis on pictorial element related to painting.  A variety of technical methods with Polymer emulsions or oils are explored.  (Prerequisites:  FIAR 110, and or 212 and 120)
3
FIAR 392.  SCULPTURE II
This course is a continuation of the principles and methods of form exploration initiated in Sculpture I.  Emphasis is on refinement of technique and composition.  Traditional and non-traditional approaches to sculpture are taken.
3
FIAR 399.  ART FORUMContinuation of FIAR 299 1
FIAR 431.  METHODS AND MATERIALS OF TEACHING ART IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Studio activities include experience with methods and materials which are applicable to the secondary level.  Practical aspects of program planning and classroom management are considered.
3
FIAR 432.  VIDEO PRODUCTION
This course is designed to acquaint students with the possibilities of video in an interdisciplinary context.  Students will engage in “hands on” video production in studio and remote settings, learning effective and creative methods of communicating with this medium and the protocols and terminology necessary to become “Video Literate.”  (No prerequisites or camera required)
3
FIAR 450.  AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
This course is survey of the development of African American art and its contribution to the plastic art in the United States.
3
FIAR 462.  WATER COLOR
This course includes advanced work with transparent watercolors in still life, the figure, and landscape.  Field trips will be taken. Optional independent work may be done in fashion rendering and illustration.  (Prerequisites: 110, 120, 211 and/or 212, 360)
3
FIAR 471.  PAINTING II
This course provides the student further studio experience with emphasis on plastic relationships and individual development.  Further development of technical methods in synthetic media and oils will be undertaken.  Compositions from human figures are emphasized.  (Prerequisites:  FIAR 110, 120, 212, and 371)
3
FIAR 472.  PAINTING III
This course is designed to encourage the development of painters with emphasis on individual expression disciplined by a knowledge composition and plastic relationships.  Experimentation with various media and techniques is encouraged.  (Prerequisites:  FIAR 110 and 120)
3
FIAR 481.  CERAMICS I
This is an introductory course in pottery forming methods (coil, slab, casting and throwing).  Also studied are various methods of surface treatment, such as slip painting, incised line, graffiti, and glazing.  Stacking and firing the kiln are included.  (Prerequisites:  FIAR 101 and 120)
3
FIAR 482.  CERAMICS II
This is a continuation to an advanced level of ceramics.  This course includes advanced forming methods and surface treatment with continued examination of ceramics as an art form.  (Prerequisites:  FIAR 101, 120, and 481)
3
FIAR 489.  ZAIRE ART SEMINAR
In this seminar, students will study the history, cultural context and aesthetics of Zaire Art.  They will get hands on curatorial experience with SUNO’s Zaire Art Collection.  (Prerequisite:  permission of instructor)
3
FIAR 490.  STUDIO PROBLEMS
In this course, special problems are assigned from the student’s area of concentration.  The student is given the opportunity to develop independent projects or research studies under close supervision of a faculty member.
2-6
FIAR 492S.  SEMINAR FOR MAJORS (Formerly Art Forum 499)
This course focuses on the requirements for graduation in Fine Arts and provides instruction in career and graduate school planning.
1
FIAR 493.  SCULPTURE III
This course is the continued development of sculptural composition and advanced work in a variety of media.  Experimental and non-traditional approaches are explored.
3

MUSIC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

MUSC 100B.  UNIVERSITY BAND 1
MUSC 100C.  UNIVERSITY CHOIR 1
MUSC 101.  SURVEY OF MUSIC                                                                                                               
This is a general study of music from a historical and aesthetic standpoint.  The course is concerned with music as it relates to man in a cultural context and is designed for non-musicians.
3
MUSC 102.  PIANO
This course presents the basic techniques of piano performance.
2
MUSC 112.  APPLIED MUSIC
Intensive training in Vocal Music.
2
MUSC 120.  APPLIED MUSIC
This course provides intensive training on the student’s chosen instrument of specialization.
2
MUSC 122.  APPLIED MUSIC
This course is a continuation of MUSC 120.
2
MUSC 244.  THE MUSIC OF AFRICANS/AFRICAN AMERICANS
The purpose is to afford students a real understanding of the nature and scope of the history of African and African-American music and its impact on Western music generally and twentieth century specifically.
3
MUSC 250.  MUSIC LITERATURE
Music literature is a concentrated study of specific works.  Students become specifically involved with recognizing the works of master composers.
3
MUSC 340.  MUSIC HISTORY I
This is a thorough study of the history of music of the Renaissance, and early Baroque periods.  This course will explore and correlate the history of music with a comparative study of art and philosophy.
3
MUSC 342.  MUSIC HISTORY II
This course is a continuation of Music History on the history of music from the late Baroque period to the present time.
3

PHILOSOPHY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

PHIL 211.  INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY
This course is a survey of the major problems in the fields of philosophy with emphasis on historically important philosophers and their solutions to such problems.
3
PHIL 212.  INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
This is an inquiry into the nature of thinking and the means by which it is made logical and coherent.  The course deals mainly with the methods and principles that have been developed for distinguishing valid from invalid inferences in deductive and inductive arguments.