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Humanities Course Descriptions

 

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FAR-1309 Film Aesthetics

An analysis of the communicative features of major films produced in the United States. A variety of genre, time periods, and styles are presented to examine film organization, structure, and content in relation to effective communication. Suggested to fulfill the general education fine arts requirement.

FAR-1311 Basic Art

Designed to introduce non-majors to studio practices. Students will have hands-on experience creating art. Content will vary. Can fulfill fine arts credit. Art studio fee applies.

FAR-2310 Beginning Drawing

This studio-based course introduces students to classical and contemporary drawing techniques and concepts, with emphasis on the understanding of visual language and the fundamentals of artistic expression. Class meets 3 hrs per week. Art studio fee applies.

FAR-2320 Darkroom Photography

Especially designed for any major, this course offers experiences using 35mm film cameras, a brief overview of select historic and contemporary photographers, and printing photographs in the darkroom. Class meets 3 hours per week, though some work will occur outside of class time. No camera required. Art studio fee applies.

FAR-2322 Digital Photography

Designed for students of any major. Learning and utilizing the tools of digital camera, scanner, Photoshop software, and outputting devices, this course offers a variety of photographic experiences culminating in a portfolio of digital images exploring meaningful personal vision/interest. A brief overview of select historic and contemporary photographers, visual culture, and technological implications is included. Class meets 3 hours per week, though some work will occur outside of class time. No camera required. Art studio fee applies.

HUM-2340 The Human Experience

Prerequisite: 45 credit hours. This course is offered in the spring and summer semesters. An interdisciplinary synthesis of selected events, ideas, and expressions of the oral, visual, and literary arts, from the emergence of civilization through the mid-seventeenth century, emphasizing analysis of values and concerns inherited from the past and encountered by students in their personal experiences.

HUM-2341 The Human Prospect

Prerequisite: 45 credit hours. This course is offered in the spring and summer semesters. An interdisciplinary synthesis of selected events, ideas, and expressions of the oral, visual, and literary arts, from the shaping of the "modern" world in the seventeenth century through the present day, emphasizing analysis of values and concerns that shape contemporary society and are encountered by students in their personal experiences.

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