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Anthropology

ANTHRO 201
Intro to Biological and Cultural Evolutions of Humans
Survey and analysis of the fundamentals of prehistoric archaeology, fossil primates and primate evolution, primate behavior, human genetics, and the variations of human populations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ANTHRO 202
Cultural Anthropology
Comparative study of human societies and cultures of the world; cross-cultural investigation of social organization and political, economic, religious, and family systems. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ANTHRO 205
Applied Anthropology
This course explores the application of anthropological concepts, perspectives, techniques, and information to understanding and dealing with contemporary issues. Discusses the relevance of anthropology to such practical concerns as health care, business, and community development, and illustrates the versatility of its uses in numerous career fields. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ANTHRO 206
Introduction to Archaeology
Introduces the study of past cultures through their material remains. Explores strategies for locating archaeological remains; techniques of excavation; conservation procedures; and methods for analysis and interpretation of these materials. Examines major prehistoric cultures of the world and their patterns of change and development. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved

Arabic

ARABIC 101
Arabic for Beginners I
Introduction to Arabic language with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus is on alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, and reading. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 100, ACTFL Arabic Writing Proficiency Test Score (1.00), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARABIC 102
Arabic for Beginners II
Introduction to Arabic language wit emphasis on language of everyday conversation. focus is on alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, reading, and translating. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Arabic 101, Grade of C or better in Arabic 101, ACTFL Arabic Writing Proficiency Test (Score 2.00), Placement Test, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARABIC 103
Intermediate Arabic I
Introduction to Arabic language with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus is on the alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, reading and translating. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Arabic 102, Placement Test or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARABIC 104
Intermediate Arabic II
Introduction to Arabic language with emphasis on language of everyday conversation. Focus in on alphabet, vocabulary and structure needed for elementary speaking, listening, reading and translating. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Arabic 103, Placement Test or Consent of Department Chairperson
Credit Hours:
4

Architecture

ARCHITC 104
History Of Architecture I
The study of the development of early architecture through the mid-18th century. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 105
History Of Architecture II
The study of architecture since the mid-18th century. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 110
Architectural Sketching
Introduction to the observational sketching of architectural subjects. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
2
ARCHITC 121
Basic Design Studio
Introduction to visual and organizational design principles for the generation of spatial and formal ideas. Use of graphic techniques and physical modeling for representation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better OR concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 110 and ARCHITC 170, AND eligibility for ENGLISH 100, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 122
Intermediate Design Studio
Continuation of ARCHITC 121. Emphasis on the design and articulation of space and its representation. Introduction to spatial concepts of perception and order. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, AND grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 171, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 123
Advanced Design Studio
Continuation of Architecture 122. Emphasis on architectural analysis and design process. Integration of analog and digital tools and media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 122, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 166
Architectural Design I
Examination of criteria influencing residential design: program, context, municipal regulations, dimensional standards, and anthropomorphic data. Introduction to typologies, organizational strategies and precedents for architectural problem solving. Application of the skills of visual communication and design methodologies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 122, and Grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 171, or consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 170
Digital Lab I
Introduction to the methods of generation and representation of spatial and formal ideas. Use of software applications and a range of output methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for ENGLISH 100 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 171
Digital Lab II
Three-Dimensional modeling and rendering of spatial and formal constructs using software applications appropriate to the discipline. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 170 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 172
Digital Lab III
Introduction to the assembly of construction drawings for architectural projects. Use of software applications, as appropriate to the discipline. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 170 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 173
Architecture-CAD with Third Party Applications
Introduction to third party programs used to develop architectural designs and construction documents via Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Add-on programming to the base drafting package AutoCAD. The student will have hands-on experience with automated architectural programs that streamline management of file handling and the basic command structure. Utilization of comprehensive library symbols with smart features. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 171 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 174
Computer Aided Design V for Architectural Drafting
Introduction to third party programs used to develop architectural designs and construction documents via Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Add on program to the base drafting package AutoCAD. The students will have hands on experience with 3-D studio. This course will include three-dimensional modeling with complete rendering. The model will include texture of materials, various lighting schemes with shade and shadow. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 171, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 202
Construction I
Study of the materials and methods of building construction. Emphasis on architecture framed in wood and light-gauge metal. Application of the skills of graphic communication through the generation of construction drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, AND completion of or concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 172, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 204
Construction II
Study of the materials and methods of building construction. Emphasis on architecture having assemblies of masonry, concrete and steel. Application of the skills of graphic communication through the generation of construction drawings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 202, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 220
Portfolio Development
Design and compilation of an architectural portfolio for employment and transfer. Preparation of materials that supplement the portfolio. Overview of interview protocols and processes. Writing assignment, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 123 and ARCHITC 171; and a grade of C or better or concurrent enrollment in ARCHITC 266, or consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ARCHITC 266
Architectural Design II
Continuation of Architecture 166. Emphasis on mid-size commercial and institutional building types in urban contexts. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 166, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4

Art

ART 103
Art Appreciation
Appreciation of art works taken from all cultures and periods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ART 131-2
General Drawing
Still-life, landscape and human figure; experimentation with various media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 132
Advance General Drawing
This course builds on and refines the experiences of general drawing focusing on a variety of color media. Emphasis is on invention and formal concerns. Explorations into abstraction, non-objective, and fabricated image making are covered in this class. Course includes vocabulary development, critical analysis activities, and reference to historic models of drawing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 131.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ART 142-1
Figure Draw & Composition
Study of the human figure in action and still poses; rapid sketching, long poses, memory work, and portraiture. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 143-1
Advanced Figure Drawing
Development of skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 142.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 144-1
Two Dimensional Design
A studio course exploring the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through two-dimensional design principles and theories using a variety of media. Fundamental design and experimentation in relationship s of line, shape, textures, and color. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 145-1
Three Dimensional Design
Study of the fundamentals of the formal systems and basic elements of visual organization through three-dimensional design principles and theories; use of a variety of media, including recent and traditional materials, such as clay and plaster. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 144, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 150
Crafts Workshop
Creation and construction of art forms in clay, metal, cloth, fibers, plaster and wood; art process in both two and three dimensions; recommended for pre-teachers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
2
ART 163
Water Color Painting
Elementary painting and sketching including still life, landscape and figure painting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 166-1
Oil Painting Techniques
A studio course that serves as an introduction to basic painting techniques and color principles applied to the exploration of oil and acrylic painting media. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 131, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 167
Advanced Oil Painting Techniques
Advanced techniques and experimentation in use of materials and the development of creative styles in oil painting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 166, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 172
Communications Design I
Design application and merchandising of products and ideas; theory of design of form and function applied to products, brochures, packaging, display, and other commercial designs; application of design in television, newspapers, magazines, billboards, and posters for advertising industry. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 144, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 200
Individual Art Projects
For advanced students who have completed beginning level studies in the corresponding discipline specific course, or an equivalent course at another institution, or who can demonstrate proficiency through portfolio review in the skills taught in the corresponding 100 level course. Work is completed on an independent project, the subject of which is designed through dialogue between the student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than an accumulated six credit hours will be counted towards graduation.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-8
Art Projects: Advanced Ceramics
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 197), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-9
Art Projects: Computer Art/Application
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 275), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-A
Art Projects: Photography
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 115), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-B
Art Projects: Advanced Photography
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 116), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-C
Art Projects: Color Photography
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 117), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-D
Art Projects: Printmaking I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 126), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-E
Art Projects: Printmaking II
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 127), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-F
Art Projects: General Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 131), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-G
Art Projects: Advanced Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 132), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-H
Art Projects: Painting I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 134), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-I
Art Projects: Painting II
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 135), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-J
Art Projects: Painting III
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 136), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-L
Art Projects: Figure Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 142), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-M
Art Projects: Adv Figure Drawing
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 143), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-N
Art Projects: Two Dimensional Design
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 144), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-O
Art Projects: Three Dimensional Design
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 145), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-P
Art Projects: Crafts Workshop
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 150), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-S
Art Projects: Watercolor Paintng
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 163), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-T
Art Projects: Oil Painting
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 166), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-U
Art Projects: Advanced Oil Painting
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 167), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-V
Art Projects: Communication Design I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 172), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-W
Art Projects: Advanced Com Art
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 174), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-X
Art Projects: Graphic Design I
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 176), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-Y
Art Projects: Graphic Design II
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 177), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-Z
Art Projects: Ceramics
For advanced students who have taken all or most other art courses. Work on individual projects. Hours scheduled at convenience of student and instructor. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline. are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (English 100 or ART 196), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 272
Communications Design II
Story boards for television commercials, graphics design for television, and development and making of television commercials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 172, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3

Astronomy

ASTROMY 201
Descriptive Astronomy
Descriptive survey of major astronomical facts, concepts, and relationships, starting with the solar system and extending to stars, galaxies, and cosmogonies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved