ESSENTIALS OF VISUAL ARTS
3, 4/0; ARIF
Non-art majors only. The development of visual and perceptual awareness through expressive learning processes inherent in the visual arts. Experience with a variety of media that will accommodate individual interpretations of art concepts that generate the formations, judgments, and decisions of a liberally educated individual.
FUNDAMENTALS OF ART INQUIRY
3, 3/0; ARIF
Establishes the individual student’s critical framework for looking at works of art and develops his or her knowledge and understanding of contemporary art. This is achieved by studying the application of the elements of art and principles of composition, discussions about artists and their work, and visiting art museums.
FOUNDATIONS IN ART EDUCATION
Prerequisites: Art education major or department chair permission, successful completion of English composition/basic communication and mathematics skills competency requirements.
A writing-intensive introductory course that integrates instructional planning, learning theories, and teaching practices with the visual arts in education and society. Required for art education majors.
THEORETICAL CONSTRUCTS IN ART EDUCATION
Prerequisites: Art education major, AED 300W, or department chair permission, and one course in psychology.
A writing-intensive course that examines traditional and contemporary theories and practices relevant to current art education environments, learners, and communities. Required for art education majors.
FUNCTIONS AND PRACTICE IN ART EDUCATION
Prerequisites: Art education major, AED 300W, AED 301W, one course in sociology or anthropology.
Studies of contemporary theories, functions, and practices in the visual arts including context, content, and processes necessary in the design of instructional planning, implementation, and evaluation of visual art teaching. Pre-Practicum experiences in local educational settings. Required for art education majors.
ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING IN ART
6, 0/0; OCIF
Prerequisites: Art education major, AED 302W, ATS 325, satisfaction of departmental requirements, and approval of AED coordinator of student teaching.
Students are assigned to a supervised elementary teaching placement for five full days a week for approximately seven consecutive weeks. Students are
required to effectively demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical preparation, instructional delivery, classroom management, knowledge of student development, collaboration with school professionals, and reflective practice.
SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING IN ART
6, 0/0; OCIF
Prerequisites: Art education major, AED 302W, ATS 325, satisfaction of departmental requirements, approval of AED coordinator of student teaching.
Students are assigned to a supervised secondary teaching placement for five full days a week for approximately seven consecutive weeks. Students are required to effectively demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical preparation, instructional delivery, classroom management, knowledge of student development, collaboration with school professionals, and reflective practice.
ART MATERIALS EXPLORATION FOR GROUP ACTIVITIES
Exploratory materials experiences basic to art activities. Activities-oriented processes and their ultimate use in group art activities that occur in a variety of agency, institutional, and recreational contexts. Required for art therapy studies minors.
ARTS IN LIVING
3, 4/0; WCIF
Contemporary and historic art forms as they apply to everyday living. Discussion and analysis of the individual significance and interrelatedness of architecture, industrial design, the graphic arts, painting, sculpture, music, and theater arts in the context of the history of Western civilization. Participation in creative activities related to the course.
ART EDUCATION AND MULTICULTURALISM
Prerequisite: Upper-division status. Multiculturalism as it relates to the theory and practice of art education.
Teachers in training develop their cultural competence in preparation for working with diverse student populations. Students design culturally relevant art lessons and increase their awareness of and appreciation for the arts and lifeways of various peoples and cultures.
ART FOR ELEMENTARY AND EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM TEACHERS
Prerequisite: Elementary education, exceptional education, or social work major, or permission of instructor.
Children’s expressive abilities, interests, and needs in relation to art at several developmental levels. The management of media as an agent for developing skills, inquiry, and appreciation of the artistic process. Studio experiences with processes and materials used in elementary school settings.
SEMINAR IN FEMINIST ART AND CRITICISM
Prerequisites: Fulfillment of English composition/ basic communication requirement, sophomore status.
Women’s creative achievements in visual art. Varieties of feminist visual art and criticism, and their relationship to contemporary culture. Portrayal of women and the ways in which cultural definitions of gender shape artistic expression.
COMPUTER APPLICATIONS FOR ART EDUCATORS
Prerequisite: Art education major or permission of instructor.
In-depth lab experience that serves to expose art education students to a basic understanding of the computer and software. Uses for the computer in the public school art classroom. Required for art education majors.
STUDENT TEACHING SEMINAR
Relationship of art education theories to teaching practices used in the contemporary school art program. Crucial issues in art education. Problems of beginning art teachers. The value of current professional literature in the resolution of issues and problems. Required for art education majors. To be taken concurrently with or immediately following student teaching.
Prerequisites: Upper-division status and/or permission of instructor, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, background coursework appropriate to the internship setting.
Guided, supervised field experiences for qualified students in community-based agencies or settings. Interns apply and enhance knowledge gained through formal instruction demonstrating operational skills as practitioners in prospective specializations.
Variable credit; repeatable
Prerequisite: Upper-division status.
Project undertaken and meeting hours arranged individually with instructor.
Variable credit; repeatable
Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior status; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (overall, previous semester, and in major courses).
Studies arranged and meeting hours undertaken individually with instructor.
INTRODUCTION TO ART THERAPY
Initial exploration of art as a mode of human expression for children and adults in therapeutic settings, such as special education classes, mental health clinics, developmental centers, community centers, etc. Volunteer work in human-services agency.
ART AND SPECIAL NEEDS
3, 4/0; DIIF
In-depth exploration of theoretical and practical relationships within art programs designed to serve people with exceptional needs in schools and other human-services agencies. Art activities as a diagnostic agent and as a means for establishing settings that promote individual growth, self-awareness, self-concept
development, and self-expression. Supervised fieldwork in special-education settings.