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Afro-American Studies

AFRO AM 101
Introduction to African-American Studies
Survey of African-American Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective; team-taught course utilizing expertise of African-American Studies staff, embraces five basic categories of the African-American Studies program. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
AFRO AM 888
African American Studies Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Air Conditioning

AIR CON 888
Air Conditioning Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

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, OR grade of C or better in English 100, 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, OR grade of C or better in English 100, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ANTHRO 888
Anthropology Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Arabic

ARABIC 888
Arabic Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

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:
None
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:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 121
Architectural Drawing I
Introduction to techniques of graphic expression, emphasis on using graphic means for communication. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 122
Architectural Drawing II
Continuation of Architecture 121. Emphasis on developing skills in shading, proportion, pencil and introduction to pictorial and other rendering techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 123
Architectural Drawing III
Continuation of Architecture 122. Emphasis on developing skills in pictorial and perspective drawing and sketching, color, form, and presentation skills. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, or ARCHITC 122, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 166
Concepts Of Planning
In-depth examination of criteria which influence architecture; programming, site analysis, mechanical and structural considerations; applications of delineation techniques; examination of philosophy of significant architects and their work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
5
ARCHITC 170
Computer-Aided Design I for Architectural Drafting Techniques
Introduction to design and drafting techniques using computer-aided (CAD) systems; use of basic command structures, keyboard and menu tablets; text, dimensioning and pen and layer selection. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 171
Computer-Aided Design II Architectural Drafting Techniques
Intermediate drafting and design techniques using computer-aided design (CAD) systems; dimensioning and text, 3-D geometric constructs, advanced editing techniques, file handling and plotter utilization. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 170, or CAD TECH 170.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 172
Computer-Aided Design III for Architectural Drafting Techniques
Advanced drafting and design techniques using computer-aided design/drafting (CAD) programs; techniques of file handling, 3-D drawing, solid modeling and rendering. Hardware and software requirements will be discussed. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (ARCHITC 171 and CAD Technology 171), 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.
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 172, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ARCHITC 202
General Construction
Study of materials used in building construction, their growth or manufacture, preparation and application; emphasis on frame and masonry construction types; working drawings and structural details. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ARCHITC 121, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
4
ARCHITC 204
General Construction Advanced
Continuation of Architecture 202. Emphasis on advanced structural detailing and working 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 266
Architectural Planning
Application of planning concepts to basic architectural problems through development of selected design projects emphasizing relation of form to function; project presentation will employ models and pictorial rendering techniques in various media; current architectural thought explored through examples of various building types. 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:
5
ARCHITC 888
Architecture Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

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:
None
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ART 114
Appreciation Of Photography
Topics from the history and technical development of photography from its invention to the present. Influence of other arts and sciences. May include darkroom work. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 115-2
Photography
Basic principles of black and white photography. 35 mm cameras, exposure, development and printing processes, composition and presentation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 116
Advanced Photography
Advanced techniques in development and printing. Introduction to other formats. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 115, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 117
Beginning Color Photography
Introduction to techniques, art and theory of color photography; printing from color negatives and/or transparencies, developing color negatives and/or transparencies; characteristics of different color film types, lighting for color photography; covers color theory and use of color in composition. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in (Art 115 and 116), OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 126-2
Printmaking I
Processes of lithography and relief printmaking; includes line, shape, texture, value and color in stone lithography, wood, linoleum printmaking. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 127
Printmaking II
Processes of intaglio, dry point and screen printmaking, includes line, shape, texture, value and color in printmaking process. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
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
ART 141
Intro To The Visual Arts
Practical application of fundamentals of visual arts. Includes study of line, texture, color, shape and volume in various media. Recommended for pre-teachers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
2
ART 141-1
Intro To The Visual Arts
Practical application of fundamentals of visual arts. Includes study of line, texture, color, shape and volume in various media. Recommended for pre-teachers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
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 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 176
Graphics Design I
Creative approach to graphics, using traditional and modern media, such as drawing, painting, photography, constructed and sculptured art; includes reproduction of illustrations relating to advertising, periodical and book publishing. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 144.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 177
Graphics Design II
Continuation of Art 176. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in ART 176.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 196-4
Ceramics
Ceramics formed by coil, slab or free form methods. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
3
ART 197
Advanced Ceramics & Sculpture
Advanced work in pottery and sculpture, use of molds and various materials, individual experiments in pottery and sculpture. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Grade of C or better in Art 196, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
3
ART 198
Sculpture I
The creation of sculpture using the formal systems and elements of visual organization in a study of materials and processes; this is done using a variety of tools and media, including but not limited to contemporary and traditional materials. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Concurrent enrollment in ART 145-1, 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, OR grade of C or better in English 100, 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-K
Art Projects: Intro Visual Arts
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 141), 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-Q
Art Projects: Freehand 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 161), or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Credit Hours:
2
ART 200-R
Art Projects: Architectural Rep
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 162), 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 888
Art Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

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:
None
Credit Hours:
3
IAI Approved
ASTROMY 888
Astronomy Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1

Automotive Technology

AUTOTEC 888
Automotive Technology Elective
Prerequisites:
None
Credit Hours:
1