2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

ART

ART 2A     
TWO-DIMENSIONAL DESIGN (2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Art 2A provides a basic understanding of design and color theory in a historical context.  Work will be conducted in various media utilizing both objective and subject experiences as a basis for creative design and color expression. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 2B     
TWO-DIMENSIONAL COLOR AND DESIGN (3)

   
Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Art 2B offers additional lecture and lab time to further explore two-dimensional design space, design, and color theory.  (AA, CS, UC)

ART 4
EXPLORING DRAWING (2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC. Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or  equivalent.

Art 4 provides instruction with the elements of composition, line, value, texture, patterns, color and perspective in the drawing discipline. The student will explore the two-dimensional surface through a variety of media and techniques.  No previous drawing experience necessary. May be taken two times for credit. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 5A        
BASIC DRAWING (3)

Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory CSU General Education Area Requirements: C1

Art 5A is the study of the drawing discipline with emphasis upon the "Historical Context" and how it relates to the drawing medium. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 5B
ADVANCED DRAWING (3)
    
Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory

Art 5B offers additional lecture and studio time to further explore the drawing principles.  Recommended for art majors.  (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 12
CERAMICS (2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory. Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.

Art 12 is an introductory course in poetry and ceramic sculpture design using hand-built and wheel-thrown construction techniques.  May be taken four times for credit.  (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 13A
STUDIO INTRODUCTION TO CERAMIC DESIGN STUDIO (3)

Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory, CSU General Education Area Requirement: C1

Art 13A is a study of the ceramic discipline with emphasis upon the historical context and its relationship to the ceramic medium of the  20th century. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 13B
BEGINNING CERAMIC DESIGN STUDIO (3)

Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory, Prerequisite:  ART 13A

Art 13B offers additional lecture and studio time to further explore wheel throwing construction. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 13C 
BASIC CERAMIC DESIGN STUDIO (3)

Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory, Prerequisite:  ART 13B

Art 13C offers additional lecture and studio  time to further explore different types of kiln firing. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 13D     
INTERMEDIATE CERAMIC DESIGN STUDIO (3)          
Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory, Prerequisite:  ART 13C

Art 13D offers additional lecture and studio time to further explore different creativity concepts in clay. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 15A
INTRODUCTION TO PAINTING (3)

Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory CR/NC CAN ART 10

Art 15A will offer lecture and studio time to explore the heritage and fundamentals of painting. Recommended for art majors. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 15B     
BEGINNING PAINTING (3)                                              
Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory CR/NC Prerequisite:  ART 15A, Art 15B will offer additional lecture and studio time to explore the oil painting medium.  Recommended for art majors. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 15C     
INTERMEDIATE PAINTING (3)

Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory CR/NC, Prerequisite:  ART 15B

Art 15C offers additional lecture and studio time to further explore different concepts of painting. Recommended for art majors. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 15D   
ADVANCED PAINTING (3)

Class Hours:  1.5 Lecture, 4.5 Laboratory CR/NC, Prerequisite:  ART 15C

Art 15D offers students the chance to explore their own ideas as they relate to painting . Students will produce a series of paintings which demonstrate their art concepts and  theories. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 16A 
SURVEY
OF WESTERN ART: PRE-HISTORY TO PROTO-REANISSANCE (3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture CR/NC,CAN ART 2, CAN ART SEQ A CSU General Education Area Requirement: C1 Strongly Recommended Preparation of ENG 51A or equivalent.

Art 16A is a survey of the arts from the beginning of recorded history to the Medieval period of European history.  Non-European art will also be studied. Each of these civilizations is studied through slides, lectures, class discussion, and a text. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 16B  
SURVEY OF WESTERN ART: RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC ,CAN ART 4, CAN ART SEQ A CSU General Education Area Requirement: C1 Strongly Recommended Preparation:  ENG 51A or equivalent.                                                                 Art 16B is a survey of the Arts from the Proto-Renaissance in Italy through contemporary styles.  The course includes a concentrated study of individual artists and their work. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 17
EXPLORING PAINTING (2)

Class Hours:  1 Lecture, 3 Laboratory CR/NC

Art 17 provides an introduction to the materials and elements of painting, composition, color, texture and content.  May be taken four times for credit. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 42
ART APPRECIATION (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC CSU General Education Area Requirement:  C1 Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

Art 42 is an introductory course in the study of basic principles of art as well as how they play a major role in Art History.  The student will learn the basics of art through lecture, slide presentations, film, no background art is necessary. (AA, CSU, UC)

ART 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY (1-2)

Class Hours:  54 Laboratory for each semester unit.  No more than 2 units per semester per 49/99 series.

Art 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA, CSU)

ART 60
ART EXPERIMENTAL COURSES (.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 Lecture hours or 54 Laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 60 are designed to permit department to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject.  These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

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