designs for secondary visual arts classroom. The development of instructional
skills for various student populations is included in the course of study as well
as research and current initiatives. The course includes a 30 hour practicum
component in the schools. Prerequisites: ARTE U429 and admission to the
ARTE U450. School Art Program (3) Developing and working with
essential components of visual arts programs in the schools, including
the national and state standards with assessment methodology. Also
a supervised clinical experience in the school art classrooms of 40 hours
provides strategies to teach art in grades K-12. Observation and participa-tion
in classroom settings is required to focus on classroom management
and conflict resolution. Prerequisites: ARTE U429 and admission to the
professional program in art education.
ARTE U459. Art Education Senior Seminar (3) Capstone experience
intended to provide an opportunity for teacher candidates to pull together
and reflect upon what was learned. Major capstone project required. Pre-requisites:
admission to the professional program and approved application
to directed teaching. Corequisite: ARTE U460.
ARTE U460. Directed Teaching in Art Education (12) A supervised
clinical experience consisting of 14 weeks in school setting, normally
with 50% in elementary level and the remaining 50% in the middle or
secondary settings. Candidates participate in regular seminars where
they (1) analyze problems relating to their K-12 experiences; (2) explore
ethical and legal issues related to teaching; (3) consider current issues and
trends in K-12 education; and (4) complete their professional portfolios.
Prerequisite: approved application for directed teaching. Corequisite:
ARTE U459. Pass/Fail credit.
ART HISTORY (ARTH)
ARTH U101. Introduction to Art (3) Formal, historical and iconographic
analysis of architectural monuments, paintings and sculpture; aspects of
various theories of art and architecture.
ARTH U105. History of Western Art: Prehistory-Middle Ages (3)
Survey of the visual arts from Paleolithic times to the Medieval period, with
emphasis on the major civilizations of Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Rome,
Byzantium and Medieval Europe.
ARTH U106. History of Western Art: Renaissance-Present (3) Survey
of the visual arts in Western civilizations from the Renaissance to the present.
ARTH U301. Women and Art (3) Art by women and about women as it
relates to issues of gender and sexual identity and how these intersect with
social and historical constructions of race and class. Emphasis is on reading,
research and written material. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
ARTH U302. African-American Art (3) Survey of visual art produced by
people of African descent in the United States from the 17th century to the
present. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
ARTH U304. Southern Folk Art (3) Techniques and traditions of Southern
folk art concentrating on artists of South Carolina. This course is taught with
a studio lab component. Designed for Art Education majors. Prerequisites:
ARTS U103 or ARTS U104.
ARTH U305. American Art (3) Colonial era to the present. Particular atten-tion
is paid to the relationship of the visual arts to social and political history
and to the way visual culture shaped early ideas about nationhood. Emphasis
is on reading, research and written material. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
ARTH U306. Twentieth Century Art (3) Major developments in art of the
past century. International perspectives are stressed as are social, political
and intellectual contexts. Emphasis is on reading, research and written
material. Prerequisites: ARTH U106 or ARTH U305 or consent of instructor.
ARTH U308. History of Graphic Design (3) Social, cultural, political,
technical and artistic frameworks that comprise the history of graphic
design. Emphasis on reading, research and written material. Prerequisites:
ENGL U101 or consent of instructor.
ARTH U309. History of Photography (3) How photographs create mean-ing
in and are given meaning by their social and historical contexts from the
1830s to the present. Emphasis is on reading, research and written material.
Prerequisites: ARTH U106 or 305 or JOUR U201 or 302.
ARTH U310. African Art (3) Prehistory to the present. Particular attention
is paid to the complexity of African cultures and to the social roles that art
fills in the lives of its makers and consumers. Emphasis is on reading, research
and written material. Prerequisite: ENGL U102.
ARTH U350. Art History Study Abroad (3-6) Travel in selected regions
outside the United States, and field study of historical and contemporary
art and artists, with emphasis on art history.
ARTH U352. Art History Field Study (3) Critical examination of major
developments in contemporary art involving travel to major metropolitan
areas in the United States. Course may be taken twice if the city is different.
Emphasis is on reading, research and written material. Prerequisite: three
hours of art history credit or consent of instructor.
ARTH U398. Selected Topics in Art History (3) Intensive study of selected
topics in art history.
ARTH U399. Independent Study (3) Design and development of research
projects of a complex and extensive nature. A student may repeat ARTH
U399 with a different independent study contract description for a total of
no more than six hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisites: Junior level
standing and consent of the instructor.
ARTH U400. Art Theory and Criticism (3) Philosophical and historical
underpinnings of art history, theory and criticism. Advanced readings address
traditional analytical models and new theories generated by modernism
and postmodernism. Emphasis is on reading, research and written material.
Prerequisites: six hours of art history credit or consent of instructor.
ARTH U450. Art History Study Abroad II (3-6) Travel in selected regions
outside the United States, and advanced field study of historical and con-temporary
art and artists, with emphasis on art history. Prerequisite: six
credit hours of art or consent of the instructor.
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