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A basic course for the development of visual awareness and coordination of perceptual and manual skills; seeing, representing, and inventing on an experimental, exploratory level on a two-dimensional surface. Problems in composition as well as hands-on work with the formal elements of art: line, shape, space, value, texture.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Critical Thinking
Introduction to theories, methodology, and skills: body movement, voice and diction, observation, concentration, imagination. Emphasis on improvisational exercises. Lectures and laboratory.
Introduction to the art of the theatre through a study of major dramatic forms and theatrical techniques. No credit for theatre/drama major concentration.
An introduction to the art of music and its materials, to symphonic music, opera, and other types of classical music, and to the works of the great composers. For the nonmajor.
The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with outstanding works of art and provide an approach to appreciation through knowledge of purposes, techniques, forms, and content. Does not count toward the fine arts major.
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Basic music theory and beginning piano. Requirement for special education and elementary education. Also for the nonmajor who wishes to learn the basics of music notation and theory.
American writers, 1865-1914: Mark Twain, Dickinson, James, and two or three additional major writers.
A survey of major styles and monuments in art and architecture from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages.
A survey of major artists, styles, and movements in European and American art and architecture from the fifteenth century to the present.
Perennial problems of philosophy, including problems in ethics, in epistemology and metaphysics, and in philosophy of religion. Readings in selected writings of philosophers from Plato to the present.
NOTE: This course also satisfies the following goal(s): Reasoning about Ethical Questions
Literary masterpieces from Homer to present. Aims to teach thoughtful, intensive reading, to introduce aesthetic values in literature, and to bring about awareness of the enjoyment derived from reading.
Representative selections, with emphasis on major writers from Carlyle to the present, and on their cultural context
American writers since 1914: Faulkner, Hemingway, Eliot, Frost, and two or three additional major writers.
Includes the work of Bradstreet, Taylor, the Fireside Poets, Poe, Emerson, Whitman, Dickinson, and Stephen Crane.
A survey of the development of the humanities to the Renaissance, with an emphasis on the relationship between ideas and the arts.
A survey of the development of the humanities from the Renaissance to the present, with an emphasis on the relationship of ideas and the arts.
Representative selections, with emphasis on major writers from Chaucer to Shakespeare, and on their cultural context.