Apr 06, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Animation

  
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    AART 104 - Principles of Animation I


    3 hours

    This course is an introduction to the mechanics of animation and the elementary components of motion. Hand-drawn techniques such as inbetweening and simple movements will be used to give the student experience in this medium and to equip them with skills to be applied in computer animation. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    FALL
  
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    AART 106 - Principles of Animation II


    3 hours

    This course explores design, movement, and mechanics of full body animation while incorporating personality and attitude. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 104 .
    WINTER
  
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    AART 108 - Introduction to 3D


    3 hours

    This course will cover the basics of creating and manipulating assets in the 3D computer environment. The course is an introduction to basic modeling, rigging, animating, texturing, lighting, and rendering. It is designed to prepare students for further exposure to 3D work in Animation and Interactive Media. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): ARTG 115 .
    WINTER
  
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    AART 212 - Storyboarding and Previsualization


    3 hours

    This course is constructed to give animation and film students the ability to effectively communicate ideas in a preproduction setting. Presentation quality and clarity are emphasized. The course will also cover traditional and experimental plot and structure issues. Lab Fee: 10 ($210).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 104 , Admission to Animation or Film Program.
    FALL
  
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    AART 216 - Character Animation I


    3 hours

    This course focuses on the fundamentals of animation through the exploration of body attitudes, classic actions, and facial expressions. The course will give students a better sense of what is needed to communicate thought and emotion. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 106 , AART 108 ; Admission to Animation Program.
    FALL
  
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    AART 218 - Character Animation II


    3 hours

    This course furthers the animation student’s skills with the addition of dialog based performances. The course seeks to combine the principles of facial expression and dialogue timing to create believable characters. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 216 ; Admission to Animation Program.
    WINTER
  
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    AART 236 - Visual Development


    3 hours

    This course develops the creative process through the designing of characters, environments, and props for animation or film production. Students will learn to research and observe as well as explore various approaches in visual concept development using traditional and digital tools.
    Prerequisite(s): ART 105  or permission of instructor
    FALL
  
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    AART 242 - Character Design


    3 hours

    This course teaches students the process of designing characters through the development of personas, character packs, modeling, texturing, and rigging. Character development includes extensive research, drawing matrices of character elements, settings, and accessories. Special emphasis will be placed on modeling for effective body and facial rigging for animation. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 106 , AART 108 ; ART 227; Admission to Animation Program.
    FALL
  
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    AART 244 - Solid Modeling


    3 hours

    This course deals with product modeling which describes most mechanical or generally nondeformable objects. This course will cover all surface types, their uses, and a complete understanding of modeling and the relationship between geometry, shading, and lighting technologies. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 108 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    AART 246 - Environment Design


    3 hours

    This course focuses on the tools required to create production ready environments. Students will explore the process of environmental design and develop techniques to build original environments in CG. Topics include lighting and rendering methods, texture creation, matte painting, and shader creation. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 108 , AART 236 .
    WINTER
  
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    AART 265 - Topics in Animation


    1-3 hours

    This course is designed to be an access point to a broad variety of subjects in animation. May be repeated with permission. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    AART 292 - Internship in Animation


    1-3 hours

    Professional work experience in an animation production environment for a minimum of 100 clock hours per credit hour with supervisor evaluation. This experience can come from customary employment in the field or significant non-coursework projects in the visual arts. Must be approved by a faculty adviser in the program. Students will maintain a log sheet and samples of work. May be repeated.
    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance by a professional studio.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    AART 295 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    This course involves individual or group work adjusted to meet particular needs in Animation. Content is chosen by the faculty adviser and the student. May be repeated. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    AART 322 - Motion Design (SERV-2)


    3 hours

    In this course, graphic design, interactive media, animation, and film students will explore elements of moving compositions by incorporating the fundamentals of design and animation principles and techniques. The course covers how motion design is used by broadcast, film, interactive, and fine art professionals. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): ARTG 115 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    AART 326 - Collaborative Studio


    4 hours

    In this course students work together as a team to create a finished animation production. Students are encouraged to work in roles that will help them generate portfolio material in line with their career goals. Issues in effective project management, personal discipline, and working together are explored. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 216 ; Admission to Animation Program.
    FALL
  
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    AART 328 - Collaborative Studio


    4 hours

    In this course students work together as a team to create a finished animation production. Students are encouraged to work in roles that will help them generate portfolio material in line with their career goals. Issues in effective project management, personal discipline, and working together are explored. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 216 ; Admission to Animation Program.
    WINTER
  
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    AART 356 - Effects Animation


    3 hours

    Procedural animation for effects focuses on creating and rendering dynamic non-character movements such as cloth, hair, particles systems, and fluid simulations. This course also covers concepts in node-based shader networks and introductory embedded scripting. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 108 CPTR 124  or ARTI 124 ; Admission to Animation Program.
    FALL, even years
  
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    AART 366 - Compositing


    3 hours

    Node-based compositing for live action and animated films enhances source material via time based image manipulation. Concepts in tracking, retouching, color correction, stabilization, keying, layering, and effects generation are addressed. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    FALL, odd years
  
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    AART 427 - Senior Studio


    4 hours

    In this course final year students will have the opportunity to produce a significant project needed to complete their portfolio. Class time features structured labs, regular presentations, professor/student meetings, and group discussions concerning each students work. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 326 , AART 328 
    FALL
  
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    AART 429 - Senior Studio


    4 hours

    In this course final year students will have the opportunity to produce a significant project needed to complete their portfolio. Class time features structured labs, regular presentations, professor/student meetings, and group discussions concerning each students work. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): AART 326 , AART 328 .  
    WINTER
  
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    AART 465 - Topics in Advanced Motion Design


    1-3 hours

    Students who have already studied motion design basics will investigate and apply specialized techniques and styles. Students will work to develop a theme, research and collect pitch, presentation, and portfolio materials, and integrate visual elements from a variety of sources (practical, computer generated imagery, and 2D design elements). Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    AART 492 - Internship in Animation


    1-3 hours

    See AART 292  for course description.
    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance by a professional studio.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    AART 495 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    See AART 295  for course description. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    FALL | WINTER

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 103 - College Accounting


    3 hours

    This course covers the fundamental accounting and financial reporting processes for small businesses, including professional service firms, merchandising firms and service organizations. This course is designed for non-business majors and does not apply for credit to a BBA or BS business major.
    FALL
  
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    ACCT 221 - Principles of Accounting I


    3 hours

    Principles of Accounting I focuses on how accounting events affect financial statements. Topics include accruals/deferrals, receivables, inventory, long-term operational assets, long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, recording procedures, and financial statement preparation. This course should be taken in the freshman year.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ACCT 222 - Principles of Accounting II


    3 hours

    This course continues the study of financial accounting and introduces managerial accounting. Topics may include accounting for partnerships and corporations, the cash flow statement, financial statement analysis, and various managerial accounting topics such as job order and process cost systems, cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis, and budgeting. This course should be taken in the freshman year.
    Prerequisite(s): A final grade of C or higher in ACCT 221 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ACCT 265 - Topics in Accounting


    1-3 hours

    Selected topics designed to meet the needs or interests of students in specialty areas of business and management. This course may be repeated for credit with permission.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ACCT 295 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    A directed study involves individualized research into a selected topic chosen by the faculty adviser and the student.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Dean of the School
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ACCT 308 - Intermediate Accounting I


    3 hours

    An in-depth course in financial accounting. Topics include the accounting conceptual framework, accounting for cash, receivables, inventories, plant assets, intangibles, and current and long-term liabilities and accounting for investments.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 221 .
    FALL
  
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    ACCT 309 - Intermediate Accounting II


    3 hours

    This course is a continuation of ACCT 308 . Topics include accounting for contributed capital, retained earnings investments, income taxes, pensions, and OPEB’s, leases, reporting earnings per share, the statement of cash flows, financial statement disclosure requirements, and financial statement analysis.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 308 .
    WINTER
  
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    ACCT 316 - Governmental and Fund Accounting


    3 hours

    Accounting theory and practice are applied to governmental units and nonprofit entities, including universities and hospitals. The classification and use of funds, fiscal procedures, budgetary controls, and financial reporting are covered.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 222 .
    FALL, even years
  
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    ACCT 321 - Managerial Accounting


    3 hours

    This course is a study of selected quantitative management decision-making tools. Topics may include cost behavior, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, pricing decisions, relevant costs, out-sourcing decisions, the effect of constraints, capital budgeting, and performance measurement.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 222 ; BUAD 217 .
    FALL
  
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    ACCT 322 - Cost Accounting


    3 hours

    An in-depth study of the more technical aspects of cost accounting systems, including job cost and process cost allocations, joint product and by-product accounting in addition to actual, standard, and direct cost methods. Quantitative techniques are covered and may include decision-making under uncertainty, inventory control, cost behavior and regression analysis, and variance investigation.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 222 .
    FALL, odd years
  
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    ACCT 443 - Accounting Systems


    3 hours

    A study of accounting information systems, internal control, reporting systems, computer-based systems and systems development will be covered.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 222  
    FALL, odd years
  
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    ACCT 450 - Advanced Accounting


    3 hours

    This course is an in-depth study of selected accounting topics such as consolidated financial statements, segment reporting, business firms in financial distress, foreign currency translations exchange, and partnerships.
    This course is cross-listed with ACCT 550 in the MBA and MFM programs. A student may receive credit for this course for only one program.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 309 .
    WINTER
  
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    ACCT 452 - Auditing


    3 hours

    Basic auditing theory and practice with emphasis on the application of current auditing standards and the preparation of working papers and audit reports are addressed. Topics include generally accepted auditing standards, ethics, audit planning procedures, types of audit evidence, internal controls, and sampling methods. Provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act are also discussed.
    This course is cross-listed with ACCT 552 in the MBA and MFS programs. A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 309 .
    WINTER
  
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    ACCT 456 - Federal Taxation


    3 hours

    This course is a study of the Federal tax system. The primary emphasis is the Federal income tax as it applies to individuals. A study of other selected Federal taxes and the taxation of other entities is included.
    This course is cross-listed with ACCT 556 in the MBA and MFS programs. A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 222 .
    FALL
  
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    ACCT 457 - Advanced Federal Taxation


    3 hours

    This course is a continued study of the Federal tax system. The primary emphasis is the Federal income tax as it applies to for-profit and not-for-profit entities other than individuals. A study of other selected taxes is included.
    This course is cross-listed with ACCT 557 in the MBA and MFS programs. A student may receive credit for this course from only one program.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 456 .
    WINTER
  
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    ACCT 465 - Topics in Accounting


    1-3 hours

    See ACCT 265  for course description.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ACCT 491 - Accounting Practicum


    0-3 hours

    A practicum consists of supervised volunteer/work experience in related fields of accounting on a part-time basis. The work may be done at various job sites. Students choosing 0 hours will receive a grade of pass/fail. A minimum of 50 clock hours of work experience is required for each semester hour of credit. (Note: A maximum of 3 credit hours of practicum and/or internship may apply as an elective in the major.)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status and permission of a supervising professor. (Registration for this course and an agreement with a supervising professor must be completed prior to beginning the work experience.)
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    ACCT 492 - Accounting Internship


    0-3 hours

    An internship consists of on-the-job experience working under supervision in an accounting office on a full-time basis. All hours must be completed on one job site. Students choosing 0 hours will receive a grade of pass/fail. A minimum of 100 clock hours of work experience is required for each semester hour of credit. (Note: A maximum of 3 credit hours of practicum and/or internship may apply as an elective in the major.)
    Prerequisite(s): Junior or senior status and permission of a supervising professor. (Registration for this course and an agreement with a supervising professor must be completed prior to beginning the work experience).
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    ACCT 495 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    See ACCT 295  for course description.
    Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Dean of the School
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ACCT 497 - Accounting Research


    3 hours

    This course permits students to apply principles of research and statistical analysis of data leading to the completion of a research project.
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 450 ; BUAD 221  or  .
    FALL | WINTER

Allied Health

  
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    ALHT 111 - Introduction to the Health Professions


    1 hour

    A survey course that heightens awareness of the options, expectations, and realities of the health professions. Students gain an overview of professional health careers through lectures, guest speakers, observation, and research.
    WINTER
  
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    ALHT 225 - Introduction to Clinical Laboratory Science


    2 hours

    This course is designed to acquaint prospective clinical laboratory scientists with the profession. The history and standards of medical technology and employment opportunities will be surveyed. Elementary clinical laboratory procedures will be taught and laboratory tours will be conducted.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ALHT 265 - Topics in Allied Health


    2 hours

    Formal course work designed to meet the needs and interests of students in specialty areas of the Allied Health professions not covered in regular courses.
    FALL | WINTER

Adventure Activity

  
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    ADAC 141 - Fly-Fishing (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of fly-fishing. The course will include but not be limited to: casting, rods & reels, knots, lines, leaders, flies, insectology, fish, equipment, wilderness ecology and where to go. This is a great family oriented, lifetime activity that will be about catch and release in the great out-of-doors. Several outing will be part of this course. Minimal fees may be charged for transportation. Lab Fee: 8 ($150).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 142 - Canoeing (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This is a leadership skills course in flat and moving water canoeing. Students gain knowledge and skill in the areas of canoe handling, guiding, and packing over the course of a multi-day canoeing expedition over flat and moving water. Students also gain experience in primitive camping techniques and outdoor trip leadership. Leave No Trace methods of wilderness camping are emphasized. May include an American Canoe Association certificate. A multi-day expedition trip will be required over fall or spring break, respectively. Lab Fee: 13 ($325).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 145 - Basic Rock Climbing (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This course introduces students to the sport of rock climbing and provides the foundation for more advanced climbing courses as well as the ability to lead others climbing. During the class, students will gain an overview of the different types of climbing, rating systems, and equipment. Essential knots, safe belay and rappel techniques, and basic top-rope anchor building skills will be emphasized in this course. Students will also gain exposure to the array of world-class rock climbing and bouldering areas in the Southeast. Crack and face climbing techniques will be taught at a variety of on-and-off campus climbing venues. An off-campus field experience of up to four days may be required. Lab Fee: 9 ($180).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 146 - Whitewater Rafting Guide (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This course provides students with the technical and educational proficiencies necessary to be a safe and professional white water rafting guide.  Students will work closely with their instructor and commercial rafting companies to learn skills such as participant safety, reading and understanding the river, and customer service.  Course leads to certification as a local river rafting guide.  An off-campus field experience of up to four days may be required. Lab Fee: 8 ($150).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 148 - Horsemanship (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This course is an introduction to horseback riding, designed for students with no or little previous horse handling experience. Ground instruction teaches proper, safe, and organized horse handling as well as horse care. Mounted instruction focuses on teaching the student a basic riding position and use of aids to effectively and efficiently communicate with the horse at the walk and trot. Lab Fee: 12 ($300).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 151 - Scuba Diving (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This eight-week course leads to open water certification by the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) upon satisfactory completion of written exam, pool skills and check-out dives. All students at the beginning of the class should be able to comfortably swim combination of strokes for 225 yards with minimal stops for rest. Style and speed are not required. Lab fees and check-out dive expenses will be charged in addition to tuition. This course cannot be added late. Lab Fee: 16 ($500). Additional trip expenses charged after the check-out dive.
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 152 - Caving (P-1b)


    1 hour

    Overview of sport caving as it applies to the outdoor classroom. Students will receive instruction in specialized equipment usage, cave selection, Leave No Trace ethics, conservation and cave ecology, group management, and participant and personal safety. An off-campus field experience of up to four days may be required.  Lab Fee: 8 ($150).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    WINTER
  
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    ADAC 155 - Basic Kayaking (P-1b)


    1 hour

    Students will safely learn the mechanics for flat, moving, and whitewater kayaking. The course will include but not be limited to: basic strokes for propulsion, combat roll techniques, eddy turns, peel outs, upstream and downstream ferrying, surfing, and basic river rescue. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL
  
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    ADAC 156 - Land Navigation (P-1)


    1 hour

    The use of map and compass is one of the most fundamental of outdoor skills. This class is designed to provide information and practical experience that students will use in their roles as outdoor educators and adventure leaders. Topics include map symbols, Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System, latitude and longitude, map scales, declination, resection and map and field bearings, and curriculum development. Students will participate in several map and compass practica as well as a multiday cross country experience.  An extended off-campus field experience of up to four days may be required. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL (even years)
  
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    ADAC 160 - Snow Skiing/Boarding (P-1b)


    1 hour

    A course that is designed to increase your appreciation of snow skiing or boarding as a lifelong pursuit. This course topics will include but not be limited to: equipment, clothing, resort navigation, safety, basic to advanced skills, and physical preparation. A spring break trip to Colorado and additional class activities prior to spring break are required. Lab Fee: 24 ($1,300).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    WINTER
  
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    ADAC 161 - Whitewater Kayaking (P-1b)


    1 hour

    Students will learn essential techniques and safety precautions necessary to competently navigate whitewater rivers. The course curriculum will follow the American Canoe Association (ACA) safety standards and teaching model and will include such topics as combat rolling, precise boat control in class I-III rapids, play-boating basics, river reading, and river rescue essentials. In addition, students will learn Leave No Trace river ethics and stewardship. Sound decision making, judgment, risk to kayak on classic Southeastern rivers under the guidance of certified ACA instructors. Successful course completion will lead to an industry recognized Level 3 ACA certification in river safety and rescue and certification in CPR/First Aid.  An extended off-campus field experience of up to four days may be required. Lab Fee: 9 ($180).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL
  
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    ADAC 162 - Wilderness Backpacking (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This fundamental course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be safe, comfortable, and environmentally responsible while backpacking in a wilderness environment. Sound outdoor leadership principles coupled with Leave No Trace backcountry ethics provide the philosophical and practical foundations of this course. Topics include equipment use and selection, meal planning and preparation, orienteering and land navigation, as well as safety and risk management. An extended off-campus field experience of up to four days may be required. Lab Fee: 7 ($120).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 200 - Gym Climbing (P-1b)


    1 hour

    A fun and exciting introductory course to the sport of Gym Climbing. This course will introduce several climbing skills including: climbing safety, essential knots, belaying techniques, climbing techniques, top roping, and lead climbing. These skills can be used in climbing gyms and is a foundation for outdoor climbing. Lab Fee: 4 ($30).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 212 - Backpacking (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This course is designed to increase your appreciation of hiking and camping as a lifelong pursuit. This course will include but not be limited to: equipment, clothing, menu planning, basic cooking skills, map and compass navigation, on-trail hiking techniques, safety, and minimum impact camping. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL
  
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    ADAC 214 - Mountain Biking (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This course is designed to acquaint students with the basics of mountain biking. The course will include but not be limited to: choosing a mountain bike, bike maintenance, choosing places to ride, safety, and equipment. A variety of rides from easy to challenging will be required. Students must provide their own bike. Minimal transportation fees may be required. Lab Fee: 7 ($ 120).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 215 - CHA Horsemanship Certification (P-1b)


    1 hour

    For group riding instructors dealing with progressive skill building in all levels of riders, both in the arena and on the trail. Certification may be earned in English and/or Western disciplines; minimum age for assistant certification is sixteen (16), minimum age for instructor certification is eighteen (18). Eight levels of certification may be earned in both English and Western disciplines, ranging from assistant instructor to CHA clinician. Level of certification is the sole discretion of the clinic staff. Previous horse experience is required. Lab Fee: 18 ($700).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 ADAC 148  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 248 - Intermediate Horsemanship (P-1b)


    1 hour

    This course continues to develop the student’s basic understanding and application of universal horsemanship skills. Ground instruction includes basic horse health care and maintenance. Mounted instruction in the arena and cross country focuses on correct riding position for the rider and use of aids to effectively communicate with the horse at the trot and canter. Students will also be introduced to beginning jumping techniques. Lab Fee: 12 ($300).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 ADAC 148  or consent of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 251 - Advanced Scuba


    1 hour

    The course is a continuing education certification course for basic open water certified divers. The course certifies the participant as a NAUI ADVANCED DIVER & NAUI RESCUE SCUBA DIVER. RED CROSS FIRST AID/CPR/AED/OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION certifications are also obtained as requirements of this course. Lab Fee: 16 ($500).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125  and ADAC 151 .
    WINTER
  
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    ADAC 262 - Introduction to Camping (P-1b)


    1 hour

    A course designed to promote outdoor recreation and provide experience for those interested in preparing for different phases of camp life, outdoor living, and activities. A weekend camping trip with a hike is required. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    WINTER
  
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    ADAC 265 - Topics in Activity


    1-3 hours

    Topics selected from activities not covered in other courses. This course may be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): PEAC 125 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ADAC 430 - Back Country Skiing


    1 hour

    This course is a multi-day immersion in back country skiing and winter expeditionary travel. The focus is on technical skiing skills and traveling light, evaluating hazards, and moving through alpine terrain in the most efficient and enjoyable way possible. The course field experience will be conducted in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado during Spring Break or the January week prior to school starting. Back country huts will serve as the base camp for group safety and comfort. The lab fee includes all rental gear, transportation, and lodging. Students will have opportunity to obtain AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety Certification as part of this course. Lab Fee: 24 ($1,300)
    WINTER
  
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    ADAC 435 - Alpine Mountaineering


    1 hour

    Alpine Mountaineering develops back country and climbing skills that enable the alpinist to ascend larger mountains in an expeditionary context which often involve winter-like conditions. This field-based course provides an introduction to mountaineering skills such as snow camping, ice and mixed rock and ice-climbing, crevasse rescue and glacier travel. Due to strenuous nature of this course, participants must be in excellent physical condition. Extended field experience required. Students will be given the opportunity to get certified in AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Safety. Lab Fee: 21 ($1,000).
    Prerequisite(s): ADAC 145 .
    FALL | WINTER

Adventure Theory

  
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    ADTH 350 - Adventure Activity Curriculum Applications


    2 hours

    This course is designed to provide students who have a variety of basic adventure skills with the philosophy, leadership skills and the knowledge to teach adventure activities. Content will include but not be limited to the importance of safety, skill development, curriculum development, leadership, environmental awareness, protection, conservation, and the implementation process of adventure programs. Lab Fee: 8 ($150).
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of two ADAC courses.
    FALL | WINTER

Studio Art

  
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    ART 101 - Introduction to Drawing


    3 hours

    A course designed for the general education student or the art student who has had no formal training in drawing or who does not have a portfolio of their art work. This course introduces the beginning student to the basic principles of drawing such as perspective, value, and form. Does not apply to the major. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 104 - Drawing I


    3 hours

    A foundations course in visual perception that develops sensitive seeing and thinking skills for future application in any media. Students learn to accurately translate three-dimensional objects into two dimensions using line and value. In addition to drawing in class, daily drawing outside of class is required. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    FALL
  
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    ART 105 - Drawing II


    3 hours

    In Drawing II students refine observational skills that they began developing in Drawing I. Students will improve accuracy and sensitivity with both line and value. Complex subject matter is addressed through still life and portraiture. Gesture is introduced as the beginning of expression. In addition to drawing in class, daily drawing outside of class is required. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 104 .
    WINTER
  
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    ART 107 - Drawing in Motion


    3 hours

    This course will focus on capturing an active figure with drawing. The course is designed to give the animation student skill in gestural drawing that incorporates the use of the line of action, weight, and force. The course includes sequence based studio time with models and observation studies in the field. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 105 .
    WINTER
  
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    ART 109 - 2D Foundations-Plane and Color


    3 hours

    This course introduces the fundamental language of design used to create meaning and function in visual communication on the 2-D plane. Students will investigate concepts and principles of organization in relation to the visual elements, with an emphasis on color theory. Methods of generating and editing the visual plane will be explored through a range of creative processes and media. Visual analysis of historical, contemporary, and personal work will foster vocabulary development, technical skills, and critical awareness. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 110 - 3D Foundations-Form and Time


    3 hours

    This course builds on the concepts and principles of design presented in 2-D Foundations by applying them to time based and 3-D forms in physical space. Students will focus on the concepts of space, mass, volume, movement, and time as they appertain to the organizational principles of direction, balance, axis, orientation, and relationship. Hands-on projects emphasize the processes of thinking and planning, selection of tools and materials, thoughtful articulation of the built form, and critical analysis. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 109 .
    WINTER
  
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    ART 205 - Figure Workshop I


    3 hours

    An intermediate course for fine art majors and animators that focuses on the structure of the human body, for the purpose of becoming visually sensitive to all the deformations on the surface, with respect to form and light. Through the careful observation of the live model in short and prolonged poses, the student will learn to draw, paint, and sculpt the human figure. Lab Fee: 7 ($120).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 105 , ART 110 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 221 - Painting I


    3 hours

    An introduction to the technical and material basics of painting, with a concentration on the observation of form, color, and light. Students work primarily from the still life using a method of direct paint application. Analyzing contemporary and historical paintings will cultivate an awareness of organizational structures and the communicative possibilities of painting. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 104 , ART 105 , ART 109 , Admission to Fine Arts Program or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 222 - Painting II


    3 hours

    This intermediate course is designed to allow the painting student to explore the styles and techniques of the masters focusing on light, brush strokes, glazes, and color. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 221 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 228 - Watercolor I


    3 hours

    A course designed to give the student a basic understanding of the techniques of transparent watercolor. The student studies brush-strokes, painting surfaces, paint characteristics, masking, and the overlay of colors using the white surface for tinting. A variety of subjects will be studied that require specific painting techniques in rendering surface textures such as water, clouds, and trees. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 104 , ART 105  or permission of the instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 230 - Introduction to Art Experiences


    2 hours

    A course designed to give education majors who don’t have an art background an introduction to the creative art process and hands-on experience with a variety of art media and materials. Emphasis will be given to the aesthetic expression, media exploration, and art appreciation. Attention will also be given to the development of lesson plans that incorporate an artistic use of media, design, and composition. This course does not apply on a major or count toward any major or minor in the School of Visual Arts and Design. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    WINTER
  
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    ART 235 - Ceramics


    3 hours

    Fundamentals of the preparation and use of clay. Methods of fabrication from hand building to wheel-thrown wares, chemistry and application of glazes, and stacking and firing of kilns. May be repeated for credit. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 238 - Introduction to Art Therapy


    3 hours

    An introductory course designed to introduce the pre-art therapy student to the field and practice of Art Therapy. A minimum of thirty contact hours in the practice setting of Art Therapy with hands on experience is required. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 105 , ART 109 ; PSYC 122 , PSYC 128 .
    FALL
  
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    ART 265 - Topics in Art


    1-6 hours

    This course is designed to facilitate specialty projects, workshops, tours and topics in visual art. May be repeated for credit with permission. Lab Fee: Variable as needed.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
     
  
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    ART 295 - Directed Study


    1-3 hours

    The course is designed for students who wish directed study or for a group of students who wish a special course not taught under the regular class offering. Students taking the class as directed study may choose from art history, ceramics, design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. (Students must have had maximum classes offered in area.) This course also includes credit offered by the Art Department on directed study tours. May be repeated for credit up to four times. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    Prerequisite(s): For students electing to take ART 295, permission of the instructor must be obtained. ART 495  is for majors and minors only.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 300 - Printmaking


    3 hours

    A course designed to give the art major experience in printmaking media. Relief, intaglio, and silk-screen will be covered. Lab Fee: 7 ($120).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 104  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 305 - Figure Workshop II


    3 hours

    An advanced course for fine art majors and animators that focuses on the structure of the human body, for the purpose of becoming visually sensitive to all the deformations on the surface, with respect to form and light. Through the careful observation of the live model in short and prolonged poses, the student will refine their skill in drawing, painting, and sculpting the human figure. Lab Fee: 7 ($120)
    Prerequisite(s): ART 221 , ART 222  or Permission of Instructor.
    FALL
  
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    ART 306 - Drawing IV


    3 hours

    An investigation of space and its visible and invisible qualities and associations. Vast and minute spaces are examined from a variety of viewpoints. Emphasis is placed on the idea of Inside/Outside space. Perspective and non-perspective systems provide points of reference for creating spatial illusion as well as intensive media exploration. Students will push the range of invention as they develop a series of related works. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 205 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 310 - Painting III


    3 hours

    An advanced class in painting in which the student begins his or her personal idea search. It is expected that the student will develop content in this class that will be developed over the next two years. Constancy in style and focus are expected resulting in professional portfolio pieces. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 222  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 328 - Advanced Watercolor


    3 hours

    Advanced problems in watercolor technique where a personal style of painting and a body work focused on content is developed. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 228 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 329 - Sculpture: Materials and Techniques


    3 hours

    Introduction to the problems of form and volume in sculpture, three-dimensional design, and installation using various media such as clay, plaster, wood, metal casting and found objects. Lab Fee: 9 ($180).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 104 ART 110 .
    FALL
  
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    ART 331 - Illustration Methods (SERV-2)


    3 hours

    Students will learn illustration techniques using pencils, ink, markers, colored pencils, and photo retouching. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 105 .
    FALL
  
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    ART 340 - Introduction to Studio Practices


    3 hours

    An introductory course in studio practices, in which the student will acquire the skills to prepare for self-directed creative work. It is expected that the student will begin to develop content through visual research, inquiry, and material consideration that will be developed over the next two years. Students will push the range of invention as they develop a series of related works that shows consistency in style and focus both materially and conceptually. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 222  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 370 - Studio Practices


    3 hours

    In this course students continue the concepts and materials investigations begun in Intro to Studio Practices, in order to develop a cohesive body of work. Inquiry, along with observational, technical, conceptual, interpretive skills are emphasized in developing a more mature studio practice that incorporates goal setting, time management, and portfolio development. Lab Fee: 6 ($90).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 340  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 406 - Drawing V


    3 hours

    In this course students continue the series begun in Drawing IV in order to develop a cohesive body of work that informs and parallels creative works in other media. Observational, technical, conceptual, and interpretive skills will be emphasized. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 306 .
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 410 - Painting IV


    3 hours

    A continuation of portfolio development from Painting III with an emphasis on more mature studio practices such as time and portfolio management. Continuing the same content as in Painting III. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 221  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 412 - Preparing to Meet the Firms


    1 hour

    This course is made up of a series of topics presented in a seminar setting to provide students with necessary tools to actively pursue and acquire internships and jobs. Topics will include but are not limited to: Résumés, Networking, Corporate Climate, Interviewing, Dress, Portfolios, Company Research, Etiquette. Besides listening to guest presentations, opportunities will exist to interact with guest lecturers and professors about thoughts and theories regarding the area of job acquisition. Lab Fee: 4 ($30).
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 420 - Advanced Studio Practices


    3 hours

    Students are expected to clarify their objectives, refine their technical abilities and develop a strong work ethic. Throughout the fall, students will research the sources that support their studio practice. Students will present a thesis draft on their investigations by the end of the semester. Approval by the Fine Art faculty is required for the development and execution of the thesis in the winter semester. Lab Fee: 7 ($120).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 370  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 440 - Thesis Project


    6 hours

    Students will pursue independent studio practice with a goal of producing a body of work to be shown in a curated exhibition and presented in their professional portfolio. The body of work will have a written thesis document that supports the thesis draft from the fall semester. This course is taken in conjunction with ART 480 . Lab Fee: 9 ($180).
    Prerequisite(s): ART 420  or permission of instructor.
    FALL | WINTER
  
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    ART 465 - Topics in Art


    1-6 hours

    See ART 265  for course description. Lab Fee: Variable as needed.
    FALL | WINTER | SUMMER
  
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    ART 480 - Professional Practices


    2 hours

    A preparation for professional artistic practice and/or graduate school. Portfolio design, artist statement, resumé, and applications will be prepared and topics relevant to professional artistic practice discussed. Lab Fee: 5 ($60).
    FALL | WINTER
 

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