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101 Introduction to Art (3) (For non-Art majors) Introduction to the field of Visual Art through a studio experience. Includes demonstrations, lectures and critiques planned to develop an appreciation of art as well as understanding media as a vehicle of expression.  F08, S09, F09, S10

 

102 Two-Dimensional Design (3) Oriented toward development of problem-solving skills in the elements of design, form and color. Emphasis on employment of formal elements in composition, and on the theory, psychology, and use of color. F08, F09

 

103 Three-Dimensional Design (3) Problem solving in three-dimensional form. S09, S10

 

105 Drawing (3) Drawing fundamentals. Introduction to the concepts and skills of drawing as the primary tool of the artist. Emphasis on education of vision, composition, expression, and an exploration of materials. F08, F09

 

106 Drawing (3) Continuation of ART 105 with emphasis on the rendering of form in space. Includes exploration of materials, process, narrative and the human figure. S09, S10

 

205 Drawing (3) Prerequisite: ART 105. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F08, F09

 

206 Drawing (3) Life drawing emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 106. Repeatable up to 12 credits. S09, S10

 

210 Painting (3) Introduction to the discipline of painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

211 Collage (3) Introduction to the discipline of collage. Emphasis on creating unified visual statements with a variety of forms. S09, S10

 

221 Art History Survey: The Ancient World to the Renaissance (4) A study of expression in art and architecture which contribute to the Western cultural tradition. F08, F09

 

222 Art History Survey: Renaissance to Modern Art (4) A continuation of ART 221 with emphasis on the changing role of art in Western culture. S09, S10

 

224 Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies (3) A study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures. S09, S10

 

240 Printmaking (3) Introduction to printmaking as a fine art media. Repeatable up to 9 credits. Topics: Etching (spring semester), Woodcut (fall semester). F08, S09, F09, S10

 

241 Photography: An Introduction (3) Studio course designed to acquaint the student with the fine art of photography, basic camera handling, and basic black-and-white darkroom techniques. Emphasis on photographic aesthetic and critical evaluation. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

260 Sculpture (3) Introduction to sculpture using multiple processes to explore technical and conceptual aspects of sculpture production. Prerequisite: ART 103. Repeatable. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

270 Ceramics (3) General course in clay, including throwing, hand-building, and glaze calculations. Students will make their clay. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

275 Metalwork (3) Basic processes, materials and tools in non-ferrous metals. F08, F09

 

279 Fibers (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structures, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

305 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 205. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, F09

 

306 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 206. Repeatable up to nine credits. S09, S10

 

310 Painting II (3) Intermediate students in painting. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experience. Prerequisite: ART 210. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

311 Collage (3) Intermediate studies of collage. Prerequisite ART 211. Repeatable up to nine credits. S09, S10

 

320/520 Studies in American Art (3) American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century including sculpture, architecture and painting.

 

321/521 Mediterranean (3) Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Bryzantine.

 

323/523 Medieval Art (3) a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.

 

325/525 Renaissance Art (3) Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.

 

326/526 Baroque Art to Romanticism (3) The arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 an 1850. F09

 

327/527 Modern Art (4) Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. S09, S10

 

329/529 Women in Art (3) Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th centuries. Research required. Cross-listed as WST 329

 

331/531 Black Art (3) Topics: African American Art and African Art - Alternate every other fall. A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeatable up to six credits. Topics: African American Art, F08; African Art History, F09

 

335 Teaching Art in the Elementary Grades (3) Provides a background in art education, children's artistic development, and program planning and evaluation in art for the elementary school child. Includes the development of lessons and units in art. Prerequisite: Student has attained junior status; taken the PPST; achieved GPA of 2.5; and completed core requirements (ENGL 101 and 102, COMM 110, MATH and HPHP 102), TED 200. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

336/536 Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts (3) Recent movements in painting, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada. Research required.

 

339 Teaching Art in Secondary Schools (3) The development of discipline-based art curricula, art media and instructional materials, teaching methods, and evaluation strategies for junior and senior high school art programs. Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education programs. S09

 

340 Printmaking (3) Intermediate studies in printmaking. Topics: Etching (spring semester), Woodcut (fall semester). Prerequisite: ART 240 or consent of instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

341 Photography (3) Continuation of the introductory course with emphasis on personal visual exploration and critical evaluation. Prerequisite: ART 241 or consent of the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

342/542 Photography History, Theory and Criticism (3) Survey of the aesthetic and fundamental technical history of photography as a vital means of artistic expression and communication in America and Europe from 1827 to the late 1950s. S09, S10

 

350/550 Psychology of Art (3) Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity and issues of cultural and social diversity as applicable to art therapy. S09, S10

 

360 Sculpture (3) Intermediate studies in sculpture. Prerequisite: ART 103, 260. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

370 Ceramics (3) Intermediate course in throwing and hand-building where more challenging technical and aesthetic problems will be introduced. Students develop their own glazes or surfaces, begin to fire kilns, and increase the scale of their work. Prerequisite: ART 270. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

375 Small Metals (3) Intermediate studies in non-ferrous metalsmithing. Prerequisite: ART 275. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, F09

 

379 Fibers II (3) Topic-Loom weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic- Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Prerequisite: ART 279. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

402/602 Art Therapy Seminar (3) Study of the art of clients with different disabilities and psychopathologies. Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different clients will be emphasized. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies. F08

 

404 Issues in Visual Arts (3) Advanced study of theoretical frameworks, concepts, contents, and contexts in visual arts. Topic will vary from the spiritual and the sacred in art, psychology and philosophy of art, primitivism in contemporary/modern art, cultural politics in art, feminism in art, science and technology in art, among others. F08, F09

 

405/605 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Prerequisite: ART 305. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, F09

 

406/606 Drawing (3) Advanced problems in drawing. Repeatable up to nine credits. S09, S10

 

410/610 Painting (3) Individual concepts and creative skills in the use of oils, watercolors, and/or related media. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

411 Collage (3) Advanced studies in collage. Prerequisite ART 311. S09, S10

 

415/615 Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation (3) Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far-reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

430/630 Readings in Art History (3) Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to 12 credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

435/635 Research in Art (3) Topic: Art Education. Students plan and conduct an independent research project in art education. Research may be either basic or applied in nature. Results of the study will be reported in the style and form required for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor. Topic: Art Therapy - Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

440/640 Advanced Printmaking (3) Advanced problems in printmaking. Topics: etching (spring semester), woodcut (fall semester). Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

441/641 Photography (3) Advanced and graduate studio courses (respectively) concerned with defining a specific direction with a body of work with an emphasis on resolution. Prerequisite: ART 341 or consent of instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

445/645 Expressive Arts for Change (3) Experiential studio course exploring the expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as a tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change. Repeatable up to nine credits. S09, S10

 

460/660 Sculpture (3) Students work on more specialized problems of their own design in consultation with the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

470/670 Ceramics (3) Students work in a more personal mode and acquire technical and aesthetic sensibilities near a professional standard. Issues in philosophy, historical precedents, and making pots in the real world will be introduced. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

475/675 Metalwork and Jewelry (3) Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, F09

 

479/679 Fibers (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Emphasis on expression. Graduate-level projects incorporate advanced personal expression. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

481/681 Art for Special Education (3) Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptation for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented. S10

 

482/682 Art Education for the Gifted and Talented (3) Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, art work characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in Art and permission of the instructor. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

483/683 Art Therapy Fundamentals (3) Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Ethical, legal issues, and standards of good practice will be covered. F08, F09

 

484/684 The Development of Creative Functioning (3) Study of the creative individual; research findings on creativity; techniques for promoting creativity thinking and problem-solving in educational, clinical, and business environments. Cross-listed as PSYC 484. F08, F09

 

485/685 Art Therapy Techniques (3) Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments. F09

 

490 Art Seminar (3) Designed for junior Art majors. Professional problems related to research, education, commercial possibilities, graduate study, job placement and personal growth and development in art and in the profession of teaching. Prerequisite: Junior standing, or consent of instructor. (ART 241 recommended or its equivalent.) S09, S10

 

491 Visual Arts Capstone (0) Must be taken Pass-Fail. Required of all Visual Arts majors during their year of anticipated graduation. By participating in this course, each student's work will be publicly presented to the UW-Superior and greater UW-Superior community. Includes portfolio development and/or exhibition requirements. Prerequisite: senior status. S09, S10

 

495/695 Advanced Art Studio (1-12) Open only to advanced Art students who wish to pursue an individual art problem in any medium of their choosing. The student must take the responsibility of choosing a problem, outlining a plan of study to be submitted to the instructor at registration. The student works informally in cooperation with the instructor, who guides and evaluates in relation to the objective set forth. Prerequisite: 15 credits of Art and permission of the instructor. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

497/697 Art Field Study (1-3) By special arrangement with a department faculty member and with permission of the department chair, the student may enroll in an independent study project which may entail travel or the use of resources to be found in the immediate region. Documentation will be required. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

498/698 Practicum (1-7) Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in a contract form. Topics: Arts Administration, Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Instructor consent required. F08, S09, F09, F10

 

702 Art Therapy Seminar (3) Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different treatment settings. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies. F08

 

704 Issues in Visual Arts (3) Advanced study of theoretical frameworks, concepts, contents, and contexts in visual arts. Topic will vary from the spiritual and the sacred in art, psychology and philosophy of art, primitivism in contemporary/modern art, cultural politics in art, feminism in art, science and technology in art, among others. F08, F09

 

705 Drawing (3) Advanced studies in drawing. Individual development emphasized. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, F09

 

706 Drawing (3) Advanced studies in drawing. Individual development emphasized. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

710 Painting (3) Studio course designed to give the student the opportunity to develop theories and practices on a personal basis relative to the art of painting. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

715 Ecopsychology Art and Meditation (3) Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far-reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

719 Multi Modal Art Therapy (3) An exploration of Multi Modal healing techniques and their application in Art Therapy, Drama, Music, Poetry and Play therapy will be studied scholastically and experientially. Professionals in the field as well as varied techniques will be introduced. S09

 

720 Studies in American Art (3) American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century including sculpture, architecture and painting. Research required.

 

721 Mediterranean (3) Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Bryzantine.

 

723 Medieval Art (3) a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.

 

724 Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies (3) Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures. S09, S10

 

725 Renaissance Art (3) Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.

 

726 Baroque Art to Romanticism (3) The arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 an 1850.

 

727 Modern Art (4) Nineteenth Century, 20thCentury, Contemporary or Post-Modern Art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. Research required. S10

 

729 Women in Art (3) Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th centuries. Research required. Cross-listed as WST 329.

 

730 Readings in Art History (3) Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

731 Black Art (3) Topics: African-American Art and African Art - Alternate every other Fall. A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeatable up to six credits. F08, F09

 

735 Research in Art (3) Topic: Art Therapy: Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Topic: Art Education - Students plan and execute an art education problem in terms of teaching, supervision and/or curriculum planning in keeping with their local school needs and programs. Students carry on an independent research study culminating in the research report written in style and form ready for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduates credits in art and permission of the instructor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

736 Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts (3) Recent movements in painting, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada. Research required.

 

740 Printmaking (3) Advanced printmaking. Topics: Etching (spring semester), woodcut (fall semester). Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

741 Photography (3) Individualized studio course requiring close consultation with the instructor and selected graduate committee. The work should be developed on a personal basis emphasizing direction and resolution. The culmination of the course work will be a graduate exhibition of a body of work. Prerequisite: ART 241, 341, 441, 641 or consent of the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

745 Expressive Arts for Change (3) Experiential studio course exploring the expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as a tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change.  Repeatable up to nine credits. S09, S10

 

750 Psychology of Art (3) Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. This course studies theories of creativity. Why do people make and enjoy art? S09, S10

 

760 Sculpture (3) Advanced sculpture. Individual development emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 260, 360, 460, 660. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

770 Ceramics (3) Individualized studio problems in ceramics. Work at this level is expected to be specialized and without major technical problems. Repeated up to nine credits. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

775 Metalwork and Jewelry (3) Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, F09

 

779 Fiber (3) Topic: Loom Weaving - Individually designed series of experiences using the loom in interlocking fibers. Problems planned in consultation with instructor. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Advanced problems in primary structures should include research of primitive expression, materials and techniques. Repeatable up to nine credits. F08, S09, S09, S10

 

781 Art for Special Education (3) Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptations for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented. S10

 

782 Art Education for the Gifted and Talented (3) Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, artwork characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor.

 

783 Art Therapy Fundamentals (3) Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Ethical, legal issues and standards of good practice will be covered. F08, F09

 

784 Development of Creative Functioning (3) The study of the creative individual, techniques for problem solving and creative thinking, and ways of promoting creativity with individuals and in group settings. Research required. F08, F09

 

785 Art Therapy Techniques (3) Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy will be studied. Students also learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments. F09

 

790 Graduate Art Seminar (2) Advanced seminar emphasizing professional development. Contemporary developments and controversies in the field of art discussed. Content varies. F08, F09

 

795 Independent Study (1-5) Graduate art students work independently under guidance of an instructor. Students submit a proposal of study during the first week of the course. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

797 Art Field Study (1-3) By special arrangement and permission of the department, a student may enroll for the off-campus study of a problem in art. Documentation required. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

798 Practicum (1-7) Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in a contract form.  Topics: Art Administration, Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Instructor consent required. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

799 Graduate Terminal Project (1-3) Successful completion of thesis or M.A. exhibition with supporting paper. Instructor consent required. F08, S09, F09, S10