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Faculty members in the Whitworth University Art Department are committed to excellent teaching. The department's mission is to provide students who are enrolled in art courses with a rigorous intellectual environment in which students may gain knowledge and skills that will enable their creative progress in the visual arts. Art core courses provide a solid foundation in artistic form and content. Upper-division offerings expand each student's personal artistic vision and the conceptual foundation for the content of their work. All courses encourage the development of a lifelong passion for making and appreciating art. The program presents a number of options for the integration of a Christian worldview, and all students are encouraged to investigate the relationship between their worldview and their work. 

ArtLearning outcomes of this major prepare the student in the following areas:

Knowledge
  • Develop proficiency in comprehending and interpreting works of art.
  • Explore the history of art – artists, processes, and artworks in all forms of art media.
  • Recognize the standards for quality in students' given discipline and apply those standards to their own artwork and the work of others.
  • Demonstrate comprehension of art theory and communicate how students' work relates to contemporary art practice.
  • Understand the requirements necessary to enter into a vocation in each student's field.
Skills
  • Master the processes and techniques of the discipline.
  • Develop the capacity for critical analysis in relation to art.
  • Be able to clearly communicate the connections between students' personal worldviews and the work they create.
Faith, Values, and Ethics
  • Gain an understanding of diversity by studying artworks and artists from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.
  • Develop an awareness of the ethical and spiritual issues that exist in their discipline and be able to respond in a manner consistent with their worldview.
Admission Process for Art Majors

Submit the following to the art department faculty by spring of the sophomore year:

  • a portfolio of work
  • a statement of rationale for admittance and intent to commit to the art major

Department faculty will consider each applicant for full admittance or conditional admittance to the art major. The junior exhibition will serve as a review of admittance. Admittance prior to the spring semester of the sophomore year is possible, but it does not eliminate the review process.

Requirements for an Art Major, B.A.

All tracks require the following core courses (26)
AR 101Drawing I3
AR 1202-D Design3
One of the following:3
Intro to Photoshop, Illustrator And Indesign
Digital Photography I
AR 2203-D Design3
AR 259Seminar I1
AR 261History of Renaissance and Baroque Art *3
AR 263History of Modern Art *3
AR 365WContemporary Art Seminar3
AR 399Junior Exhibition Project1
AR 460Seminar3

*

Also offered at the upper division level.


Track I: Two-Dimensional (Drawing/Painting and Printmaking) (49)

Required core courses26
AR 210Painting I3
AR 499Senior Exhibition Project2
Two of the following:6
Drawing II
Digital Photography I
Figure Drawing I
One of the following:3
Introduction to Printmaking I: Relief and Intaglio
Introduction to Printmaking II: Lithography and Screenprinting
Three of the following in drawing, painting or printmaking:9
Drawing
Drawing III
Drawing IV
Figure Drawing II
Independent Study (in advanced drawing)
Painting
Watercolor I
Painting II
Watercolor II
Painting III
Watercolor III
Independent Study (in advanced painting)
Printmaking
Introduction to Printmaking I: Relief and Intaglio
Introduction to Printmaking II: Lithography and Screenprinting
Intermediate Printmaking
Advanced Printmaking

Track II: Graphic Design (49)

Required core courses26
AR 210Painting I3
AR 499Senior Exhibition Project2
Two of the following:6
Drawing II
Introduction to Printmaking I: Relief and Intaglio
Introduction to Printmaking II: Lithography and Screenprinting
Digital Photography I
Figure Drawing I
One of the following:3
Introduction to Printmaking I: Relief and Intaglio
Introduction to Printmaking II: Lithography and Screenprinting
Three of the following:9
Introduction to Time-Based Art Making
Typography I
Graphic Design I
Web Design I
Intermediate Time-Based Art Making
Digital Photography II
Graphic Design II
Typography II
Web Design II
Advanced Time-Based Art Making
Digital Photography III
Multimedia Applications Development

Track III: Three-Dimensional (Ceramics, Sculpture, Glass) (49)

Required core courses26
AR 143Glass I3
AR 240Ceramics (Wheelwork) I3
or AR 241 Ceramics (Hand Building) I
AR 355Sculpture I3
AR 455Sculpture II3
AR 499Senior Exhibition Project2
Three of the following:9
Introduction to Time-Based Art Making
Glass II
Community Arts in Practice
Intermediate Time-Based Art Making
Ceramics (Wheelwork) II
Ceramics (Handbuilding) II
Glass III
Advanced Time-Based Art Making
Ceramics (Wheelwork) III
Ceramics (Handbuilding) III
Glass IV
Note: AR-196/396 will apply toward this requirement. See advisor for details.

Track IV: Art Education (47)

(K-12 endorsement) ** All endorsements subject to change; see School of Education for updated requirements.
Required core courses26
AR 124Intro to Photoshop, Illustrator And Indesign3
One of the following:3
3-D Design
Sculpture I
AR 344Elementary Art: Curriculum and Methods1
AR 444Secondary Art: Curriculum and Methods2
One course in painting3
One course in ceramics3
Two studio courses6

**

 Art education track: Other professional courses must also be taken from the School of Education.  Please refer to the School of Education section in this catalog.


Requirements for an Arts Administration Major - Art Emphasis, B.A. (44-47)

AR 1202-D Design3
One of the following:3
Intro to Photoshop, Illustrator And Indesign
Digital Photography I
One of the following:3
Drawing I
3-D Design
Sculpture I
AR 259Seminar I1
Two of the following:6
History of Renaissance and Baroque Art *
History of Modern Art *
History of Art of the United States
AR 315Community Arts in Practice3
AR 365WContemporary Art Seminar3
AR 390Internship (or AR 490 Approved Internship)1-4
AR 435Arts Administration3
AR 460Seminar3
CS 110Introduction to Computer Information Systems3
LS 250Principles of Service and Leadership3
Three of the following:9
History of Ancient Art *
History of Medieval Art *
Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Photography
Modern Latin American Art
Managerial Accounting
Consumer Behavior
Project Management
Publicity and Public Relations
Funding and Grant Writing

*Also offered at the upper division level

Requirements for an Art Minor (21)

All endorsements subject to change; see School of Education for updated requirements
AR 101Drawing I3
AR 1202-D Design3
Two of the following:6
History of Ancient Art *
History of Renaissance and Baroque Art *
History of Modern Art *
History of Medieval Art *
Contemporary Art Seminar
Three studio classes9
For Washington state endorsement in the art, the following is also required:
AR344/444 Curriculum and Methods: Elementary/Secondary (1-2)

*

Also offered at the upper division level.


Requirements for a Minor in Art History (21-23)

At least two courses must be upper-division level
AR 261History of Renaissance and Baroque Art *3
AR 263History of Modern Art *3
Three of the following:9
History of Ancient Art *
History of Medieval Art *
History of Art of the United States
Precolumbian Art and Architecture
History of Photography
Modern Latin American Art
AR 365WContemporary Art Seminar3
One of the following:3-5
2-D Design
Art in France
British Isles Arts & Crafts
Independent Study
British Culture through the Arts
Recommended: a teaching assistantship in art history and an internship

*

Also offered at the upper-division level.


Requirements for a Minor in Community Arts (16-19)

AR 1202-D Design3
AR 2203-D Design3
AR 315Community Arts in Practice3
AR 390Internship1-4
AR 435Arts Administration3
Three advisor-approved credits3
(May include internships and/or community engagement courses from other departments)

Art Courses

AR 101 Drawing I3
Beginning-level drawing course. Emphasis on the development of perception and drawing skills using a variety of media and techniques. Fall, Jan and spring semesters. Fee.
AR 114 Chinese Gardens and Temples3
As part of the Whitworth in China program, Chinese Gardens and Temples is an art history survey of Chinese scholar gardens and traditional temple design and symbolism for students of all levels regardless of previous exposure to art history or Chinese culture. In addition to Chinese art and architectural history, related topics such as philosophy, religion, and intellectual history, will be studied from early history to the present day as they relate to the history of Chinese art, gardens and architecture within a social and political setting. The course will be taught in the English language on location in China.
AR 116 Theatre in Community3
An introduction to theatre in a community context. Includes study of at-risk student populations, urban poverty, and playwriting as a tool for social change. Practical application of skills and knowledge in Spokane public school. Jan Term, even years. Meets American Diversity requirement.
AR 120 2-D Design3
Studio problems involving the creative application of design elements and principles. Emphasis is on two-dimensional experiences involving line, space, shape, texture, color, etc. Fall, Jan and spring semesters. Fee.
AR 124 Intro to Photoshop, Illustrator And Indesign3
A beginning level course using basic graphic design applications. Students will learn to use Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. They will gain experience in manipulating images digitally. Provides a foundation for the study of advanced art and design topics. AR 120 recommended but not required. Fall and spring semesters. Fee.
AR 143 Glass I3
Glass as an artist's material. Techniques include 3-D sculpture, fusing, slumping, integration of materials and installation. Fee.
AR 191 Independent Study1-4
AR 196 Topics in Art1-3
Selected topics in art. Periodic offering.
AR 201 Drawing II3
Intermediate course. Traditional and contemporary approaches to drawings that record, symbolize and/or visualize. Development of personal drawing style and content. Use of the human figure. Prerequisite: AR-101. Spring semester, odd years. Fee.
AR 210 Painting I3
Beginning-level course in painting, emphasizing observation, composition, color theory, content and basic painting skills. Variety of problems and subject matter. Prerequisite: AR 101 or 120. Fall and spring semesters. Fee.
AR 211 Watercolor I3
Beginning course in transparent watercolor. Traditional and contemporary techniques. Emphasis on observation, composition and content. Some art experience recommended. Fall and Jan Term. Fee.
AR 220 3-D Design3
Studio problems designed to allow students to explore the visual elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Variety of media and approaches for creating form using traditional and contemporary subject matter. Fall semester. Fee.
AR 221 Introduction to Printmaking I: Relief and Intaglio3
An introductory printmaking course emphasizing relief and intaglio processes. Students will gain experience in the technical aspects of matrix-based art making. Aesthetic and theoretical issues related to printmaking will also be addressed. AR 101 or 120 recommended. Fall semester. Fee.
AR 222 Introduction to Printmaking II: Lithography and Screenprinting3
An introductory printmaking course emphasizing lithography and screenprinting processes. Students will gain experience in the technical aspects of matrix-based art making. Aesthetic and theoretical issues related to printmaking will also be addressed. AR 101 or 120 recommended. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 227 Introduction to Time-Based Art Making3
An introductory course emphasizing the technical and conceptual processes needed to work in time-based art media such as video installation, motion pictures, and animation. Also addresses aesthetic and theoretical issues related to filmmaking. A camera capable of creating video is required. Fee.
AR 231 Digital Photography I3
Beginning level course in digital photography. A variety of problems address camera and computer techniques. Form and content as well as computer manipulation of the photograph are explored. Digital SLR camera required. Fall and Spring semester. Fee.
AR 240 Ceramics (Wheelwork) I3
Use of the potter's wheel to create three-dimensional forms, both sculptural and functional. Emphasis on design, glazing, and firing techniques. Fall, Spring and Jan Term. Fee.
AR 241 Ceramics (Hand Building) I3
Off-wheel techniques to create ceramic forms. Emphasis on expressive potential of clay, glazing and firing techniques. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 243 Glass II3
Exploration of contemporary topics and techniques in glass. Assignments encourage individual expression and technical exploration. Prerequisite: AR 143. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 250 History of Chinese Art3
The History of Chinese Art course is a broad survey of Chinese art history for students of all levels regardless of previous exposure to art history or Chinese culture. In addition to Chinese art and architectural history, related topics such as philosophy, religion, and intellectual history, will be studied from prehistory to present day as they relate to the history of Chinese art within its social and political setting.
AR 251 Mixed Media I3
Explore a variety of materials while creating three-dimensional artworks. Emphasis on integrating materials with ideas. Materials include paper, wood, glass, found objects, recycled material, lost wax casting, soft sculpture, paper mache, digital media, collage, etc. AR 101, AR 120, or AR 210 recommended. Fee.
AR 259 Seminar I1
Introduction to art theory, philosophy and aesthetics. Focuses on contemporary artists, imagery, techniques, and media. Visits by artists and art professionals, art-related businesses, galleries and museums. Sophomore art majors and other students interested in art. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 260 History of Ancient Art3
A survey of the development of the visual arts - architecture, sculpture, painting and minor arts - in the Western world, from prehistory through the Roman periods. Explores works of art within their historical, social, economic, political and religious contexts, as well as from the perspective of a formal analysis. Also listed as AR 360. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 261 History of Renaissance and Baroque Art3
The development of artistic expression from the early 14th century through the 19th century, including Northern and Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, Rococo, Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts will be considered within both their cultural and visual contexts. Also listed as AR 361. Fall semester. Fee.
AR 263 History of Modern Art3
A survey tracing the roots of contemporary art, beginning with the modern works produced in the mid-19th century. Discussion and analysis focus on a wide range of traditional, non-traditional, and experimental media and techniques employed by modern artists to create unique visual expressions. Also listed as AR 363. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 264 History of Medieval Art3
A survey course designed to investigate the artistic developments - architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts (tapestry, jewelry, goldsmithing, costumes) - significant to the Early Christian through Gothic periods. Considers artistic expression within the context of the culture that created it. Also listed as AR 364. AR 260 recommended. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 266 History of Art of the United States3
A survey course tracing the history of artistic expression in the United States from the pre-Revolutionary period to postmodernism. Painting, architecture, and sculpture will be considered. Particular emphasis will be placed on issues of identity-national, ethnic, geographic, and gendered. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 267 Precolumbian Art and Architecture3
A survey of the major cultural traditions in Mesoamerica and the Andes before European contact, including the Maya, Inca, and Aztec cultures. Prominent forms of artistic production-architecture, sculpture, pottery, textiles-will be considered with particular emphasis on their cultural and political function within society. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 268 History of Photography3
A survey of the history of photography from its invention in the 1830s to current practices. Considers various forms, functions, and movements in photography throughout history, while exploring the changing conceptualization and reception of the medium. Examines the relationship of photography to aspects of culture in both Europe and America. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 269 Modern Latin American Art3
A survey of the artistic production in Central and South America during the 20th century. Prominent avant-garde movements will be considered, such as muralism, neofiguration, and conceptualism. Explore how artists challenged politics and society in their own countries and influenced artistic practice around the world. Spring semester, even years. Fee.
AR 278 Scenography I3
A project based course introducing the principles of theatrical design and the historical development, continuum, and evolution of the values, methods, and theories of scenography. Emphasis will be on exploring the theatre design process, play analysis, visual arts analysis, research skills, and the application of principles and elements. The format of the course includes demonstrations of various design tools & methods, project lab sessions, discussion of scenographic theory and practices, and group critiques of the process and projects. Fall semester, even years.
AR 291 Independent Study1-4
AR 296 Topics in Art1-3
Selected topics in art. Periodic offering.
AR 301 Drawing III3
Advanced course. Student assumes greater responsibility for design of drawing problems, appropriate media and technique. Continued development of personal style, content and use of series or serial work. Prerequisite: AR 201. Spring semester, odd years. Fee.
AR 302 Figure Drawing I3
Intermediate course using the human figure as subject. Variety of problems, media and techniques using the live model. Emphasis on observation, composition and content. Prerequisite AR 101. Spring semester, even years. Fee.
AR 310 Painting II3
Intermediate course. Mastery of painting technique. Development of personal style, content and imagery. Prerequisite: AR 210. Fall and spring semesters. Fee.
AR 311 Watercolor II3
Intermediate course. Development of personal imagery, style and content. Prerequisite: AR 211. Fall and Jan Term. Fee.
AR 314W Chinese Gardens and Temples3
As part of the Whitworth in China program, Chinese Gardens and Temples is an art history survey of Chinese scholar gardens and traditional temple design and symbolism for students of all levels regardless of previous exposure to art history or Chinese culture. In addition to Chinese art and architectural history, related topics such as philosophy, religion, and intellectual history, will be studied from early history to the present day as they relate to the history of Chinese art, gardens and architecture within a social and political setting. The course will be taught in the English language on location in China.
AR 315 Community Arts in Practice3
An in-depth study of how the arts are practiced within a community setting. Explores the disciplines of art, theater, and music; students will study a variety of models of how each is used in the context of community development. Emphasis on the practical knowledge needed to execute a public art project. No prerequisites; however, some background in art is recommended. Fall semester.
AR 321 Intermediate Printmaking3
Further exploration of technical and aesthetic aspects of matrix-based art making. Individually directed projects emphasizing digital and mixed- process printing. Prerequisite: AR 221 or AR 222. Fall and Spring semesters. Fee.
AR 323 Typography I3
Introduction to typography for designers. Covers the fundamentals of letter forms, spacing, and layout. Emphasis is on typesetting as well as creative and expressive use of lettering. Projects will be completed digitally and by hand. Prerequisite: AR 124. Spring semesters. Fee.
AR 324 Graphic Design I3
An introduction to the techniques and aesthetic approaches to digital art making. Students will be given the chance to develop and execute design and fine art ideas using digital image-making software programs. A beginning class for those considering the graphic and web design fields as well as those interested in using the computer as a fine art tool. Prerequisite: AR 120 and AR 124. Fall semesters. Fee.
AR 326 Web Design I3
An introductory course in designing websites. Students will gain experience in creating and editing images for use on the web; organizing information and directory structures; building and maintaining webpages; applying design theory and page layout to create professional websites. Emphasis will be placed on overcoming the technical challenges associated with building webpages. Prerequisite: AR 120 and AR 124. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 327 Intermediate Time-Based Art Making3
An intermediate course emphasizing the technical and conceptual processes needed to work in time-based art media such as video installations, motion pictures, or animation. Also addresses aesthetic and theoretical issues related to film making. Individually directed projects emphasizing editing and directing. A camera capable of creating video is required. Prerequisites: AR 227. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 331 Digital Photography II3
Intermediate problems in digital photography/ computer manipulation of photographs. Digital SLR camera required. Prerequisite: AR 231. Fee.
AR 340 Ceramics (Wheelwork) II3
Studies will be directed toward specific individual needs as determined by experiences in previous ceramic courses. Students will exhibit work publicly. Prerequisite: AR 240 or AR 241. Fall, Spring and Jan Term. Fee.
AR 341 Ceramics (Handbuilding) II3
Studies will be directed toward specific individual needs as determined by experiences in previous ceramics courses. Students will exhibit work publicly. Prerequisite: AR 240 or AR 241. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 343 Glass III3
Projects in glass will be individually directed. Prerequisite: AR 243. Fee.
AR 344 Elementary Art: Curriculum and Methods1
A hands-on workshop course that emphasizes helping the elementary-education student become comfortable with the art experience and knowledgeable about the variety of media and techniques, safety information, stages of a child's artistic development, and methods of aesthetic evaluation. Emphasizes the art process rather than the product. The goal of the course is to help the future teacher gain an appreciation for children's art and an enthusiasm for art in general. Fall and spring semesters. Fee.
AR 355 Sculpture I3
Techniques and fundamentals of three-dimensional composition. Figurative and abstract problems using a variety of media: clay, wood, stone and found objects. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 360 History of Ancient Art3
A survey of the development of the visual arts-architecture, sculpture, painting, and minor arts-in the Western world, from prehistory through the Roman periods. Works of art will be studied within their historical, social, economic, political, and religious contexts, as well as from the perspective of a formal analysis. Students in this upper-division section will complete additional assignments. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 361 History of Renaissance/Baroque Art3
The development of artistic expression from the early 14th century through the 19th century, including Northern and Italian Renaissance, Mannerism, Rococo, Neoclassicism and Romanticism. Architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts will be considered within both their cultural and visual contexts. Students in this upper-division section will complete additional assignments. Fall semester. Fee.
AR 363 History of Modern Art3
A survey tracing the roots of contemporary art, beginning with the modern works produced in the mid-19th century. Discussion and analysis focus on a wide range of traditional, non-traditional, and experimental media and techniques employed by modern artists to create unique visual expressions. Students in this upper-division section will write additional papers. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 364 History of Medieval Art3
A survey course designed to investigate the artistic developments-architecture, sculpture, painting and the minor arts (tapestry, jewelry, goldsmithing, costumes) significant to the Early Christian through Gothic periods. Artistic expression within the context of the culture that created it is considered. Students in this upper-division section will complete additional assignments. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 365W Contemporary Art Seminar3
A survey of contemporary art and the elements that contribute to the practice of current visual culture. The history of art after 1940. Special attention to understanding the controversy and scandal associated with the beginning of the 21st century. Spring semester.
AR 381 Art in France4
Approximate 3-week study abroad with emphasis on visual art of the 20th century--major art movements, artists, visual elements and design principles. Venues in Paris and South of France: Museums, galleries, artist studios (as available). Class presentations, Journal entries incorporating concepts course concepts. Offered only in conjunction with full-semester Whitworth in France Study Program. Spring semester, every third year (2013, 2016)
AR 382 British Isles Arts & Crafts4
A study of the visual arts - architecture, sculpture, painting, and decorative arts - in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. Museums, galleries, cathedrals, castles and other on-site artistic expressions will offer the student an opportunity to study firsthand the works of art in historical, cultural, and artistic contexts. Fee. Offered only in conjunction with the full-semester Whitworth British Isles Study Program. Fall semester, every third year. Fee.
AR 396 Topics in Art1-3
Selected upper-division topics in art. Periodic offering.
AR 399 Junior Exhibition Project1
Students experience all the steps necessary to organize and install a group exhibition of artworks as preparation for the senior exhibition. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 401 Drawing IV3
Advanced course. Student assumes responsibility for the design of one or more series of drawings employing his/her choice of media, technique, and imagery. Prerequisite: AR 301 or AR 302. Spring semester, odd years. Fee.
AR 402 Figure Drawing II3
Advanced course in life drawing. Student assumes major responsibility for design of problems, including choice of media. Use of series to develop personal style, imagery, content, and refinement in drawings using the human figure as subject. Prerequisite: AR 302. Spring semester, even years. Fee.
AR 410 Painting III3
Advanced course. Student works in series. Refinement of technique and style to advance imagery and content. Prerequisite: AR 310. Fall and spring semesters. Fee.
AR 411 Watercolor III3
Advanced course in watercolor. Refinement of technique, personal visual statements. Prerequisite: AR 311. Fall and Jan Term. Fee.
AR 422 Advanced Printmaking3
Individually directed projects. Prerequisite: AR 321 or AR 322. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 423 Typography II3
Advanced work in typography for designers. Students will continue research into page layout and the aesthetics of letterforms. Projects will be completed digitally. Prerequisite: AR 101 and 323. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 424 Graphic Design II3
Advanced work in design graphics. Students will continue research into the technical and aesthetic issues related to computer-generated artwork.Exploration of object-based, page-layout software and multimedia applications. Prerequisites: AR 101 and AR 324. Periodic offering. Fee.
AR 426 Web Design II3
Advanced work in designing webpages. Students will continue research into information and aesthetics on the web. Prerequisite: AR 326. Fee.
AR 427 Advanced Time-Based Art Making3
An advanced course emphasizing the technical and conceptual processes needed to work in time-based art media such as video installation, motion pictures, or animation. Also addresses aesthetic and theoretical issues related to filmmaking. Individually directed projects emphasizing editing and directing. A camera capable of creating video is required. Prerequisite: AR-327. Fee.
AR 431 Digital Photography III3
Self-directed problems in digital photography/ computer manipulation. Digital SLR required. Fall semester. Prerequisite: AR 331. Fee.
AR 435 Arts Administration3
An in-depth study of the administration of community art projects. Topics include grant-writing, business plans, safety/liability, marketing and public relations. Emphasizes laying the groundwork for successful community art projects within the disciplines of fine arts, music and theater. No prerequisites; however, some background in art is recommended. Also listed as TA 435. Fall semester, even years. Fee.
AR 440 Ceramics (Wheelwork) III3
Students will design projects to meet their individual needs in specific areas. Ceramic works created as a series will be the focus. Prerequisite: AR 340 or AR 341. Fall, Spring and Jan Term. Fee.
AR 441 Ceramics (Handbuilding) III3
Students will design projects to meet their individual needs in specific areas. Ceramic works created as a series will be the focus. Prerequisite: AR 340 or AR 341. Spring semester. Fee.
AR 443 Glass IV3
Projects in glass will be individually directed. Fee. Periodic offering. Prerequisite: AR-343.
AR 444 Secondary Art: Curriculum and Methods2
Available for art-education majors/minors. Observation and analysis of middle (junior high) and high school teachers in a classroom setting. Includes teaching methods, curriculum objectives and evaluation, classroom organization.
AR 455 Sculpture II3
Prerequisite: AR 355
AR 460 Seminar3
This capstone course is designed as a transition for the art major between art in the college setting and art beyond college. Discussion and investigation will help the student gain a clearer understanding of the nature of art and the artist. Visits to artists' studios, art-related business, galleries and museums. Through an exchange of information, ideas and methodology with both peers and professionals, the student will have the opportunity to formulate personal ideas, opinions, and goals for a future in art. Prerequisite: Art major with senior standing. Fall semester.
AR 478 Scenography II3
A project based course in theatrical design and the values, methods, and theories of scenography. Emphasis will be on the theatre design process, play analysis, visual arts analysis, research skills, and the application of principles and elements. The format of the course includes project lab sessions, discussion of scenographic theory and practices, group critiques of the process and projects, and creation of a professional design portfolio. Prerequisite: TA 278, AR 120, AR 124, or AR 220. Spring semester, odd years.
AR 499 Senior Exhibition Project2
Required of all majors in painting/drawing, printmaking, graphic design, and three dimensional ceramics, sculpture, mixed media) art tracks. Students complete and exhibit original artworks. Review by all faculty. Spring semester. Fee.

Fine Arts Courses

FA 101 Introduction to the Fine Arts3
Integrates the disciplines of art, music, theatre and dance into an examination of the fine-arts experience. Examines elements, media, expressiveness. Periodic offering.
FA 300 British Culture through the Arts3
Experience various aspects of English theatre and British culture through three weeks in London. Students are required to visit museums, art galleries, cathedrals, universities and other places of historical and cultural significance, as well as multiple chosen theatre and music events. Priority will be given to junior/senior students. Graded S/NS. Periodic Jan Term.
FA 301 Power and Politics of Art: Italy/Germany3
Exploration of the arts (primarily visual arts and music) in Rome, Florence, and Berlin, with emphasis on the arts in relation to history, culture, and political systems. Jan Term, odd years.
FA 304 The Arts in Christian Worship3
Explore the ways that the arts have shaped and been shaped by Christian worship practice from the early church to the present, through study in Rome, Taize, and London. Students will visit cathedrals, museums, and other places of historical and cultural significance. Jan Term, even years.
FA 305 Christianity and the Arts in Italy3
This course will lead students to the following Italian cities: Milan, Venice, Florence, Siena, Assisi and Rome. The goals of this program are to study and analyze historical and religious developments of Christianity in Italy with an additional emphasis on Christian fine arts. Students will face important political, religious and artistic issues that have shaped Italian Christianity and culture in the past and present. Periodic offering.
FA 309 Power and Politics of Art Prep Course1
A survey of European art, history, and culture for students enrolled in the Jan Term Power and Politics of Art study program. Fall semester, even years. Must be accepted for Jan Term Power and Politics of Art study program.
FA 365 Fine Arts Culture in Britain3
Taught when a faculty member from the Whitworth Theatre, Music or Art Department is part of the study program to the British Isles. Periodic offering.

Humanities Courses

HU 196 Topics in Humanities1-3
Selected topics in humanities. Periodic offering.
HU 200 Introduction to Culture British Isles - Abroad1
This course will provide a survey of the art, history, and literature of England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Required for and exclusive to students participating in the British Isles Study Program. Jan Term, every third year.
HU 201 International Films1
Professors from different disciplines present seven international films; students view films together and react to them through short papers. Learn about international cinematic traditions and film history. Fall semester.
HU 226H Arthur in France3
This course will examine Arthurian legends as recorded in the literary manifestations appearing in France. Students will read the earliest version of the quest of the Holy Grail and create their own original ending to this unfinished legend, as well as The Death of King Arthur, source for most subsequent Arthurian material.
HU 302 French Civilization - Abroad Program Preparation2
A survey of French history from the Gauls and Romans through the 19th century, with emphasis on contemporary French culture. Required for and exclusive to students participating in the France Study Program. Fall semester, every third year preceding the program.
HU 349 Introduction to Thailand Studies2
Preparation for Jan Term in Thailand.
HU 350 Thailand Study Program3
See WGS 350.
HU 396 Topics in Humanities1-3
Selected upper-division topics in humanities. Periodic offering.
Dean of Arts and Sciences

NOELLE WIERSMA

Chair

GORDON WILSON

Professor

GORDON WILSON

Assistant professors

KATIE CREYTSMEREDITH TEGROTENHUIS SHIMIZU