Apr 14, 2024  
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog 
    
2021 Siena Heights University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Other Courses

  
  • GRS 396 Introduction to Graduate Reading


    2 credit hours

  
  • GRS 397 Introduction to Graduate Writing


    2.5 credit hours

  
  • GRS 596 Introduction to Graduate Reading


    2 credit hours

  
  • GRS 597 Introduction to Graduate Writing


    2.5 credit hours


Accounting

  
  • ACC 203 Principles of Accounting I


    4 credit hours

    This course introduces students to the concepts and terminology of accounting and covers the complete accounting cycle. Emphasis is placed on analysis and interpretation of accounting information for decision making. Elements of the basic financial statements are evaluated through the measurement, recording and reporting process.

    Prerequisite: Liberal Arts Math recommended
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ACC 225 Accounting Careers


    3 credit hours

    This course will include an overview of the diverse accounting career opportunities, certification, credentials and academic preparation. The students will research their areas of interest and develop a career plan that matches their strengths and career goals. The course will also review cultural norms and expectations in the professional accounting environment.

    Prerequisite: Recommended for Sophomore/Junior Accounting Majors
    Course is Offered: FA Every Other Year
  
  • ACC 232 Introduction to QuickBooks Software


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces Quickbooks commercial software in a hands on environment. Topics include: general ledger, receivables, payables, inventory, payroll, and importing and exporting accounting applications. In addition, this course covers the complete accounting cycle including journalizing transactions, posting and balancing adjusting entries and preparation of simple financial statements.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ACC 240 Principles of Accounting II


    4 credit hours

    This course emphasizes the procedures, methods and uses of managerial accounting information in business decision making. Content includes basic functions of management: planning, organizing, directing, controlling, decision making and performance evaluation. This course takes a systems approach to evaluating cost terminology, cost flows, standard costing, responsibility accounting, budgeting, relevant costing, activity based management, forecasting, variance analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, legal requirements and ethics.

    Prerequisite: ACC 203 
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ACC 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    The study of selected topics of current interest and not ordinarily covered in depth in other courses. Special Topics may be repeated for credit with the approval of the department/advisor. No more than three credits may apply to a major or minor. 

    Prerequisite: Based on course topic. 
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
    Repeatable: Course is repeatable.
  
  • ACC 341 Intermediate Accounting I


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on accounting theory and practice with specific emphasis on the role of accounting as an information system and accounting for economic resources. Study includes key pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Topics covered in the course include an overview of the basic financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity and Statement of Cashflows), time value of money and measurement of current and non-current assets.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ACC 342 Intermediate Accounting II


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on accounting theory and practice with specific emphasis on the role of accounting as an information system and accounting for financial instruments. Study includes key pronouncements of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Topics covered in the course include measurement of current and long-term liabilities; accounting for investments, income taxes, leases and pensions; and shareholders’ equity reporting.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ACC 350 Fraud Examination


    3 credit hours

    Fraud examination will cover the principles of methodology of fraud detection and deterrence. The course includes such topics as skimming, cash larceny, check tampering, register disbursement schemes, billing schemes, payroll and expense reimbursement schemes, noncash misappropriations corruptions, accounting principles and fraud, fraudulent financial statements and interview techniques.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: SU, FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ACC 361 Managerial Cost Accounting


    3 credit hours

    A study of the functional uses of cost accounting in the management of the firm, through the decision-making approach, from the approach of the controller as a member of the management decision-making team. A framework for measuring and controlling performance is developed by the analytic treatment of cost behavior pattern. The student will study budgeting, product and service costing and develop decision-making abilities for strategic planning. The student will study ethical and moral issues and how they impact the professional environment.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ACC 376 Accounting Information Systems


    3 credit hours

    This course will include a conceptual review of accounting and information systems. Significant attention is given to the flow of accounting data through an organization, tools used to analyze, develop and maintain systems, types of internal controls and their applications within a system.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: SU, FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ACC 441 Auditing


    3 credit hours

    This course focuses on the role of the independent auditor, his/her legal, ethical and moral responsibilities. Auditing integrates financial and cost accounting, ethics, accounting theory, information systems and control structure concepts into a systematic process of obtaining, evaluating and reporting on economics events and activities.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ACC 451 Federal Taxation-Individual


    3 credit hours

    Course introduces federal income tax laws which determine income, exemptions, personal deductions and tax credits for individuals. Emphasis is on the preparation of tax returns and supporting schedules. The objectives of this course are to broaden the student’s exposure to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and to become familiar with tax forms for individuals.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ACC 452 Federal Taxation - Business


    3 credit hours

    This course introduces federal income tax laws which determine income, deductions and tax credits for corporations, and partnerships. Emphasis is on the preparation of tax returns and supporting schedules for these entities. The objectives of this course are to broaden the student’s exposure to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and to become familiar with various corporation and partnership tax forms. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ACC 460 Advanced Accounting/Not for Profit


    3 credit hours

    This course studies specialized accounting issues not covered in Intermediate Accounting I and II. Topics include consolidations, intercompany transactions, segment and interim reporting and partnership accounting. Key Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) pronouncements and IFRS will be studied. This course will broaden the student’s exposure to current accounting issues and practices and will cover specialized accounting applications not covered in previous accounting courses.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ACC 463 Financial Statement Analysis


    3 credit hours

    This course concentrates on analysis techniques applied to general purpose financial statements (Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity and Statement of Cashflows) with focus on decision making from the viewpoint of the creditor and shareholder. It utilizes skills learned in Accounting and Finance courses taken previously. Students will develop an understanding of general purpose financial statements from a “user” perspective and will interpret and communicate the results of fundamental financial statement analysis both orally and in writing.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ACC 480 Internship Experience


    3 credit hours

    This course complements a supervised work experience at approved sites related to a particular career interest in addition to 150 contact hours at that approved site. Students have an opportunity to combine academic an “real world” work experiences, to develop professional work skills, and to enhance their personal marketability for future employers. Reflective exercises and site visits by the instructor enhances the student’s level of participating in a particular field. The final digital portfolio validates both the internship’s projects and the course’s learning objectives. ACC 480 is not required by Accounting majors or minors. This course may be repeated with the addition of new college level learning outcomes to earn up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. No more than three (3) credit hours ca apply towards a major or minor. Remaining credit ours will be treated as general electives. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: SU, FA, WI Every Year
    Repeatable: Repeatable up to 12 credit hours. No more than three (3) credit hours can apply towards a major or minor.
  
  • ACC 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Course descriptions will reflect topics offered. 

    Prerequisite: Prerequisites will reflect the content. 
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
    Repeatable: This course is repeatable.

Addictions

  
  • ADS 710 Understanding Addiction


    3 credit hours

    Introduction to understanding addiction, in particular through a multi-faceted lens including biological, psychological, sociological, and environmental perspectives.
    Basic pharmacology of both illicit and psychotherapeutic drugs will be included. Covers information about drugs and alcohol, including history, categories, definitions, misuse, abuse, attitudes, personality, and reasons for adolescent and adult use. Students will learn the cycle of addiction model, including understanding how the many ways in which this cycle can be interrupted provide a (rational) basis for hope in recovery.

  
  • ADS 720 Recovery Strategies for Addictions


    3 credit hours

    Students will examine traditional, current, and progressive treatment approaches to substance abuse and addictive behavioral problems. Special emphasis is given to recovery and strength based practice utilizing the resiliency model, as well as the trans-theoretical model of change, group counseling and didactics, and spiritual approaches to recovery such as those found in 12-step programs. Students will have exposure to diagnostic testing and assessment instruments and procedures, as well as preparation for partnering with client allies within the criminal justice system. (could add: “such as probation officers and judges”).

  
  • ADS 730 Addictions and Co-Occurring Disorders


    3 credit hours

    Substance abuse is often seen in those that have other mental health diagnoses. The presence of substance use and other mental health diagnoses are referred to as co-occurring disorders. Students will develop an understanding of the complexities of “treating co-occurring disorders” - or “counseling persons with multiple diagnoses”. The course will cover information regarding the relationship with mental health disorders, as well as assessment tools, diagnosis, and various risk factors specific to diagnoses.

  
  • ADS 740 Fieldwork in Addiction Counseling


    3 credit hours

    Students are enrolled in the field practicum course to continue development of clinical skills and have opportunity to apply theory into practice. Students complete a 300 hour field experience in a licensed substance abuse facility or related field of addiction. 

  
  • ADS 750 Special Topics In Addictions


    1 credit hours

    Students will participate in an elective seminar focused on sexual addiction or the teen opiod crisis.

  
  • ADS 760 Ethical and Professional Issues in Addictions Counseling


    2 credit hours

    A 6 hour face to face seminar focused on MCBAP approved education in behavioral health professional practice ethics.


Arabic

  
  • ARB 101 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I


    4 credit hours

    An introduction to Modern Standard Arabic. Students learn the Arabic script, the basic rules of Arabic grammar, appropriate vocabulary, reading, oral and aural skills commensurate with the elementary level. Course conducted primarily in Arabic.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ARB 140 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic II


    4 credit hours

    A continuation of ARB 101  where students continue to develop the Arabic script, the basic rules of Arabic grammar, appropriate vocabulary, reading, oral and aural skills commensurate with the elementary level. Course conducted primarily in Arabic.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ARB 217 Folk Dance of The Middle East


    1 credit hours

    The richness and variance of the Middle Eastern world is reflected and expressed in the traditional dance of all its religions. The students will learn and perform the basic movements related to the most common dances of the area and be able to identify the connection with its respective culture.

    Prerequisite: None
    Course is Offered: Uncertain

Art Graphic Design

  
  • ARG 147 Introduction to Graphic Design


    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of graphic design and visual communication using typographic, pictorial, symbolic and abstract elements. Emphasis is on various techniques of brainstorming tools to increase creativity, as well as critical thinking skills for solving design problems. Cross-listed as ART 147.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 247 Typography


    3 credit hours

    This course is a study of typography as the central element in visual communication. Typographic theory, concepts, terminology, and history are explored in depth through a series of creative design projects.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 285 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Based on topic.

    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ARG 330 User Experience Design


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the basic principles of user experience design through user research, qualitative and quantitative analysis, interview strategies, user testing, and prototyping. Learn industry standard technology to analyze common design patterns, enhance user satisfaction with a product and develop effective deliverables.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ARG 347 Corporate Identity


    3 credit hours

    The design of corporate and branding identity is explored from conceptual, technical and market viewpoints. Emphasis is placed on logo development based on company or brand vision and product placement, expanded into the creation of appropriate design style guidelines.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 348 Publication Design


    3 credit hours

    The layout, design, and production of printed communication will be explored from the concept to design to prepress considerations. The use of desktop publishing software (Adobe InDesign) is covered in the design of multi-page documents such as brochures, newsletters, booklets, and journals.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 440 User Interface Design


    3 credit hours

    An introduction to the basic principles of user interface design through fundamentals of form, color, typography for web, data visualization and responsive design. Students will utilize deliverables from the User Experience Design course to create a comprehensive portfolio using industry standard practices and technology. Designing for accessibility and for professional presentation will be especially emphasized. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 442 Information Design


    3 credit hours

    The presentation of information is analyzed through theoretical, cultural, psychological, and visual considerations. Projects include diagrams, maps and other information specific graphics which present complex data in clear and creative ways.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 446 Integrative Design


    3 credit hours

    Design projects are developed based on the interests of each student combining analog techniques (such as printmaking, sculpture or painting) with digital technology. Attention is given to the value of creating by hand and the importance of the designer as artist. In addition, this course guides the graduating senior through the process of presenting his/her graphic design work professionally in a public setting.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 448 Graphic Design Internship


    3 credit hours

    Provides a work experience utilizing graphic design skills. 150 clock hours are required at the internship location for 3 credit hours of credit.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ARG 485 Special Topics


    1-3 credit hours

    Based on Topic.

    Course is Offered: Uncertain

Art History

  
  • ARH 230 Non-Western Topics


    3 credit hours

    The art, architecture and material culture of selected non-western societies are explored.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Even Year
  
  • ARH 240 Ancient Art


    3 credit hours

    This course is approached from the perspective of a museum curator and offers an introduction to the art and architecture of Mediterranean antiquity, including works by ancient Sumerians, Egyptians, Minoans, Mycenaeans, Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans. 

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ARH 242 Film Study and Analysis


    3 credit hours

    The visual imagery in classic films will be explored thematically, structurally, and within their historical contexts. The student will develop the skills necessary to analyze text, iconic representation, and composition in film both critically and creatively. Students will integrate listening, viewing, speaking, reading and writing skills.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2019, FA 2021
  
  • ARH 244 Renaissance to Modern Art


    3 credit hours

    This course provides an introduction to art and architecture produced in Europe between the Italo-Byzantine era and the late 18th century. Intellectual, economic, religious and political contexts are stressed.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ARH 246 History of Graphic Design


    3 credit hours

    Students will develop a sense of historical perspective and become familiar with key examples of European and American graphic communication within their historical contexts, from the dawn of writing through the postmodern era.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA 2018, FA 2020
  
  • ARH 248 History of Architecture


    3 credit hours

    Students will cultivate a sense of historical perspective while developing an in-depth, contextual knowledge of monuments in the history of architecture from ancient Egypt to the Postmodern era.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Odd Year
  
  • ARH 330 American Art History


    3 credit hours

    American art and architecture from the Colonial era to the present are explored within their changing historical contexts. Students will produce a research paper about an American work of art in a nearby museum. 

    Prerequisite: One ARH at 200-level, or permission
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ARH 350 Art and Gender


    3 credit hours

    This course offers an introduction to the key artists, theories, and artistic practices related to gender and sexuality in the late 20th and early 21st centuries with a focus on the United States. 

    Prerequisite: Junior Level Status or Permission
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ARH 435 Visual Culture


    3 credit hours

    This course provides a broad overview of the critical theories and methodologies that have developed in the twentieth century that help explain the meaning of visual media from both high art and popular culture, including painting, photography, film, television, advertising and the internet.

    Prerequisite: One ARH at 200-level, or permission
    Course is Offered: WI 2019, WI 2021
  
  • ARH 440 Late Twentieth-Century Art


    3 credit hours

    Lectures and discussion focus on European and American art since World War II, including movements known as Abstract Expressionism, Formalism, Minimalism, Nouveau Realism, Pop, Performance Art, Installations, Earth Works, Photo-realism, and Feminism. Students develop their own sense of purpose and propose an art project based on research into 21st century artists and artworks. 

    Prerequisite: One ARH at 200-level, or permission
    Course is Offered: WI 2020
  
  • ARH 445 History of Photography


    3 credit hours

    This course explores the production and reception of photography in Europe and America since the invention of the medium in 1839. Artistic and documentary currents before 1936 are emphasized.

    Prerequisite: One ARH at 200-level, or permission
    Course is Offered: WI 2019, WI 2021

Art

  
  • ART 101 Introduction to Ceramics


    3 credit hours

    This course gives an introduction to the basic methods of handbuilt ceramics. Techniques covered include pinch, coil, soft and stiff slab construction as well as an introduction to wheel throwing. Additional emphasis will be placed on working “in the round” and learning basic design and ceramic vocabulary.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 105 Foundations: Core Concepts


    3 credit hours

    This course is required of all art majors in their first year. These courses combine lectures, art historical components, writing assignments, and studio experiences in order to advance the Art Department’s Learning Outcomes. Throughout this course, emphasis will be placed on researching and developing creative solutions for addressing thematic concepts in art. In support of this goal, students will learn contemporary practices and effective use of the elements and principles of design.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 109 Foundations: Drawing Concepts


    3 credit hours

    The student learns a variety of approaches to drawing. The emphasis will be on the development of skills in the basic problems of perspective, line, and form. This course is for Art majors only.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 111 Foundations: Digital Concepts


    3 credit hours

    Digital Concepts is required of all Graphic Design majors in their first year. This course focuses on the application of design elements and principles through the use of digital tools in order to advance the Art and Graphic Design Programs’ Learning Outcomes.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 113 Jewelry I


    3 credit hours

    Introduction to basic techniques used by the contemporary metalsmith. These will include soldering, sawing, filing, polishing and related metal forming techniques.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 115 Introduction to Painting


    3 credit hours

    This course integrates color theory through an introduction to painting using acrylic paint. Students address color problems and learn the basics of the painting medium while focusing primarily on representational work.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 116 Introduction to Digital Photography


    3 credit hours

    This course serves as a basic introduction to digital photography. Students learn to use digital cameras to shoot, capture, and edit digital images. Emphasis is placed on the “digital darkroom” approach to photo editing, with a focus on fine art driven photos. 7MP digital camera required (with a manual shooting mode).

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 118 Introduction to Book Arts


    3 credit hours

    This course will serve as an introduction to the book as cultural artifact. Students will create a variety of traditional and non-traditional book structures. Students will also practice material investigation of the visual book using found imagery and transfer methods and will produce a series of decorative papers to be used in binding. Through the projects, students will learn, identify, and apply the basic elements and principles of design within an artwork.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ART 119 Introduction to Printmaking


    3 credit hours

    This course includes a comprehensive investigation of traditional and experimental printmaking techniques. Students will explore monotype, relief, intaglio, lithography, and screenprinting methods. The language of printmaking and health and safety standards will be emphasized. Through these projects, students will learn, identify, and apply the basic elements and principles of design within an artwork.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 121 Introduction to Sculpture


    3 credit hours

    This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of tools, techniques, traditional and non-traditional sculptural materials used by artists. Students will create sculptural objects and collaborate on large-scale installation artworks using materials such as wood, clay, wire, found objects, etc. Through the projects, students will learn to identify and apply the basic elements and principles of design with an artwork.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 147 Introduction to Graphic Design


    3 credit hours

    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of graphic design and visual communication using typographic, pictorial, symbolic and abstract elements. Emphasis is on various techniques of brainstorming tools to increase creativity, as well as critical thinking skills for solving design problems. 

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 241 Sculptural Ceramics


    3 credit hours

    This course builds upon the construction techniques covered in Introduction to Ceramics. Topics include soft and stiff slab construction, extruded forms, and creating a large-scale collaborative work. Increasing emphasis is placed on surface treatment, glaze testing, basic kiln operation and conceptual development.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 242 Introduction to Wheel Throwing


    3 credit hours

    This course covers beginning wheel throwing techniques and tools with special emphasis placed on functional forms. Students learn to wedge clay, center on the wheel, create cups, bowls, and vase forms, pull handles, and trim forms. Basic kiln operation and glaze testing will also be covered.

    Prerequisite: None
    Studio Fee: $75
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 243 Introduction to Video


    3 credit hours

    Examination of video as a form of art and expression. Topics covered will include narrative, video art and performance, installation, and experimental strategies. Students will explore these various forms of video while learning about the historical and contemporary contexts of the medium with an emphasis in viewing and responding to video works. Expanding on elementary knowledge of non-linear editing software, students will embark on the series of exercises and projects designed to prepare them for higher-level video work.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ART 248 Digital Art


    3 credit hours

    Students will explore the use of digital tools for the creation of fine art. The focus will be on learning a variety of digital forms and printing techniques in combination with traditional media such as painting, photography and printmaking.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 253 Jewelry II: Metal Casting


    3 credit hours

    Introduction to wax modeling and various casting techniques. Jewelry and small scale sculptural forms will be explored.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 254 Murals as Placemakers


    3 credit hours

    This course guides students through the process of creating a public mural, beginning with research and developing a proposal, to designing the work, and finally executing the project. It is both an academic and studio class, in which students will gain experience in working with community leaders to propose and gain approval for a project, seek funding and learn about sources for funding for various public art projects, working on-site within a specific time line to complete the work, and safety requirements for working publicly. 

    Prerequisite:
    Liberal Arts: Fine/Performing Arts
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ART 255 Painting & Drawing: Life Study


    3 credit hours

    Students study the human figure as an expression and reflection of nature. The purpose of this course is to learn how to accurately represent the human figure, focusing on proportion, volume, shape, and edge. The course also addresses the problem of situating the figure in space, both a represented space and the space of the page or canvas. Both drawing and painting materials will be used.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ART 275 Digital Fabrication


    3 credit hours

    Students will explore a variety of digitally based equipment as it relates to the creation of sculptural objects, installation, and interactive based works. Processes covered typically include 3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting and engraving, programmable lighting and interactive technologies.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ART 299 Screenprinting


    3 credit hours

    This course provides in-depth instruction in non-toxic screenprinting. There is a continued emphasis on experimentation with a foundation in traditional, historical, and philosophical aspects of printmaking. Some areas covered include:serigraphy, halftone screenprinting, offset screenprinting, CMYK screenprinting, the screenprint as monotype, the screenprint as protest, and an investigation of hand-printed multiples in a digital age. Additionally, students will explore turning 2D prints into 3D works of art. 

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ART 341 Advanced Sculptural Ceramics


    3 credit hours

    Students work closely with the professor to tailor individualized projects aimed at helping the student develop personal ideas and stylistic approaches to the material. Students will also broaden their knowledge of construction methods to include mold making and slip casting, installation and collaborative projects, explore and test glazes appropriate for their work, and assist in basic firing operations.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 342 Intermediate Wheel Throwing


    3 credit hours

    Building on the skills developed in Wheel Throwing, students will explore advanced construction techniques with wheel thrown forms to create complex, multi-part functional and sculptural works. Additive and reductive surface treatments as well as exploration and testing of glazes will be emphasized. Active participation in glaze testing and kiln firing are required.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 343 Ceramics: Mixed Media


    3 credit hours

    This course will focus on the integration of a variety of non-ceramic materials with clay. Students will work closely with the instructor to design projects specifically tailored to their personal and conceptual interests. Topics such as glaze testing, installation and large-scale works will be covered as well as the development of artist statements. Each student will have a critique with the instructor and another faculty member from the Art Department in preparation for the student’s senior exhibition. Active participation in kiln firings is required.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 346 Advanced Video


    3 credit hours

    Students will work with more advanced methods of video editing and production, with an emphasis on video art as a form of creative and personal expression. Development of the student’s ideas will be facilitated by exploration and research of video artists, and through critique with faculty and peers.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ART 352 Art in The Elementary and Middle School


    3 credit hours

    This course will focus on understanding the psychology of cognitive development in children as seen through the changes in their art expression. Students will learn the history and current theories of art education and develop approaches to dealing with individual differences, motivation, and classroom management. Students will develop and write a personal philosophy of art education, learn about and plan age-appropriate projects, develop lesson plans that relate to national and state standards, and consider the integration of the teaching of art across the curriculum. This course involves hands-on teaching experiences in the K-8 classrooom setting. The course will also cover strategies for working with differently-abled children, the gifted and those with special needs.

    Prerequisite:
    Materials Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ART 353 Sculpture: Metal Forming and Welding


    3 credit hours

    Introduction to metal forming techniques including raising, forging, and advanced construction techniques which will include TIG and MIG welding.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 354 Sculpture/Metalsmithing III: Experimental Sculpture


    3 credit hours

    Exploration of non-traditional methods. Emphasis on the development of awareness of the reaction between forms and materials.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ART 355 Painting & Drawing: Color Issues and Abstraction


    3 credit hours

    This course expands further on color issues in painting and drawing. Some areas covered included: color as form, spatial characteristics of color, color as light, luminosity, color texture, color structure, color scale, color interaction, color as content, as well as color palettes of historic and contemporary painters. While past and present views on the use of color in art are investigated, emphasis is placed on the student’s personal interpretation of color issues as pertaining to his/her own work.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 356 Painting & Drawing: Collage to Installation


    3 credit hours

    Looking to artists of the postmodern and contemporary years, students will begin to think about painting and drawing using diverse materials. Beginning with collage, students will make work using materials other than traditional painting and drawing media. Furthermore, students will be encouraged to think of painting and drawing in terms of physical space and installation.

    Prerequisite: Foundations Courses Completed
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 357 Intermediate Photography


    3 credit hours

    Students learn the ins-and-outs of the DSLR camera and its abilities to control and deliver professional quality images. The course explores advanced studio lighting techniques, along with high level editing and digital ink jet printing. DSLR camera required.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 372 Secondary Methods in Art Education


    3 credit hours

    Methods of teaching art at the secondary level will include supervised observation, participation and directed teaching experiences in selected high school art departments in Lenawee, Washtenaw, and/or Lucas counties. Students will work with successful art teachers to acquire first-hand experience in planning, presentation, and classroom management. In addition, they will meet in seminar groups to discuss and evaluate their classroom experiences, share insights and resources, and enter a shared process of reflection, journal-writing and dialogue to assist them in becoming effective teachers.

    Prerequisite:
    Materials Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 375 Sculpture: Material and Process


    3 credit hours

    Building upon the basic tools and materials covered in ART 121 , this course provides experimentation with a wide variety of materials and techniques such as: mold making and casting, use of found objects and non-traditional materials and use of digital technologies in the sculpture process.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 388 Pop-Up and Moveable Books


    3 credit hours

    This course builds on the book as cultural artifact to investigate books that incorporate three dimensional paper mechanisms. Students will explore the historical and artistic production of pop-up books, transformations, tunnel books, volvelles, flaps, pull-tabs, pop-outs, and pull-downs as well as other types of paper engineering. 

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 395 Portfolio


    3 credit hours

    By the end of this course, you will articulate your personal and professional direction; develop a plan and professional portfolio of materials, including a resume, cover letter, samples of your work, and a website; practice skills needed for networking, personal branding, work, internships, exhibitions, artists’ residencies, film festivals, and/or graduate school applications; and understand the implications of copyright law.

    Prerequisite:
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 399 Relief Printing


    3 credit hours

    This course deep-dives into relief printmaking methods to expand on student’s prior print knowledge. It places an emphasis on contemporary and experimental relief printing with foundation in traditional, historical, and philosophical aspects of printmaking. Students will utilize wood and linoleum as two primary supports for relief printing throughout the course and will carve by hand as well as with available digital tools. 

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: WI Every Year
  
  • ART 432 Materials and Methods - Strategies for Teaching Art


    3 credit hours

    This course will introduce students to a variety of materials and methods appropriate for elementary and secondary classrooms, and will broaden available options and strategies for teaching art disciplines to children and young people at various stages of development. Education students will consider fundamental concepts important to various art disciplines (ceramics, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, etc.), discuss their essential qualities and limitations, and develop age-appropriate presentations, plans and activities. Students will also develop ways of adapting art to content areas across the curriculum and through the grades. They will consider the design of a safe, effective and well-organized classroom, plan necessary equipment, storage and display areas, and research resources for donated materials and purchased supplies.

    Prerequisite: None
    Materials Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 433 Teaching Art to Children - A Practicum


    3 credit hours

    This course provides an introduction to the principles, practice and methods of teaching art to children. Students will present projects using a variety of materials and processes and will work with children as they complete and discuss their work. This supervised class is designed to help students develop skills in presenting, understanding and evaluating children’s art work.

    Prerequisite:
    Materials Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA Every Year
  
  • ART 440 Sculpture: Installation and Experimental Art


    3 credit hours

    Students will learn to conceptualize, problem solve and construct installation and site specific artworks. Issues regarding the use of traditional and non-traditional materials, project budgeting and research will also be discussed.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: Every Other Year
  
  • ART 442 Advanced Wheel Throwing


    3 credit hours

    Issues relating to scale, surface and functional vs. sculptural works created with potters wheel will be discussed. Students will also research and experiment with forms and glazes in the development of a personal stylistic vocabulary and glaze pallet. A variety of basic kiln firing methods will be covered and students will be required to participate in all aspects of the studio firing processes.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 452 European Studio


    3 credit hours

    This course is designed for students who wish to make art a part of the European Study Program. Projects will be related to the European location and experience.

    Prerequisite: European Study Program participants only
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ART 454 Sculpture/Metalsmithing V: Found Objects and Surface Design


    3 credit hours

    Investigations into non-traditional materials and techniques with an emphasis on the incorporation of found objects and surface design.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: Uncertain
  
  • ART 455 Painting & Drawing: Style


    3 credit hours

    Style is a significant aspect of the means by which a work of art communicates. Students in this course will consider how one’s own style develops and what its relationship is to culture and the social conditions of its time. This course will examine how style embodies content, meaning, form, and expression in both theory and practice. The instructor will conduct a critique of the student’s artwork with the student and another faculty member from the Art Department in preparation for the student’s senior project.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 456 Painting & Drawing: Integration


    3 credit hours

    Working independently, students will develop and refine an advanced body of work that is formally inventive and thematically cohesive. This is the final course in the painting and drawing sequence leading to the senior project.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 457 Advanced Photography


    3 credit hours

    Students will work with more advanced methods of digital photography and image editing, with an emphasis on photography as a form of fine art and personal expression. Students will have an opportunity to explore editorial and commercial applications for photography. Development of the student’s ideas will be facilitated by exploration and research of photographic issues.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  
  • ART 464 Media Integration


    3 credit hours

    Advanced integrative course in the Photo and Digital Media Concentration. Students will build a cohesive body of advanced digital work in preparation for their senior exhibition. Emphasis is placed on personal expression and engagement with new media techniques.

    Prerequisite: 4-6 courses in PDM, and Permission
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 468 Sculpture/Ceramics Integrative Studies I


    3 credit hours

    This course is primarily designed for students preparing for their senior exhibitions. Students develop and execute their own projects under the supervision and guidance of the instructor. The focus will be on developing a cohesive body of work consistent with an overriding theme. Students are encouraged to pursue, develop, and combine any and all processes and materials as appropriate to their ideas. In addition, students will develop artists’ statements articulating their bodies of work.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
  
  • ART 469 Sculpture/Ceramics Integrative Studies II


    3 credit hours

    Students will work 1:1 with the instructor to research ideas and design projects in support of their senior exhibition. Refinement of a cohesive idea and artist statement will be emphasized.

    Prerequisite:
    Studio Fee: $75
    Course is Offered: FA and WI Every Year
 

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