ARTS U318. Interface Design I (3) Introduction to HTML5, CSS3,
and the technical and creative challenges of designing for the web.
Prerequisite: ARTS U314 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U350. Art 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 studio techniques.
ARTS U391. Typography (3) Application of typographic systems within
communication design. Emphasis is on letterforms, typographic structures
and hierarchy, and the relationship between type and image. Prerequisite:
ARTS U314 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U398. Special Topics in Art (3) Intensive study of selected topics
in art. Prerequisites: junior level standing with six hours in art or consent
of the instructor.
ARTS U399. Independent Study (1-6) Opportunities to design and
develop projects of a complex and extensive nature in keeping with the
student's major creative interests. A student may repeat ARTS U399 with
a different independent study contract description for a total of no more
than six hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisite: Junior level standing
and consent of instructor.
ARTS U414. Directed Projects in Graphic Design (3) Graphic problem
solving in the community/business environment; advanced production
techniques for the graphic designer; research of critical design issues.
Prerequisite: ARTS U314 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U418. Interface Design II (3) Intermediate interface design with
emphasis on individual development and exploration of contemporary
technical and aesthetic design issues including but not limited to web design,
CD ROM design, collection and preparation of basic assets (graphics, video,
sound). Prerequisite: ARTS U318 or consent of instructor.
ARTS U450. Art Study Abroad II (3-6) Travel in selected regions outside
the United States, and advanced field study of historical and contemporary
art and artists, with emphasis on studio techniques. Prerequisite: six credit
hours of art or consent of the instructor.
ARTS U490. Senior Seminar Graphic Design (3) Portfolio finalization,
preparation of student identity systems, oral presentation, and exploration
of current ethical and occupational issues. Prerequisite: ARTS U315 and
nine credit hours from the ARTS professional options courses or consent
ARTS U499. Art Studio Internship (3-6) Supervised work experience
in an art environment, resulting in a meaningful project/activity for the
employing firm and a scholarly project for the student. For three internship
credit hours, a minimum of 135 hours of scheduled work, periodic class
meetings and consultation with the instructor are required. A contractual
agreement signed by the employer, the student, the instructor, and the dean
of the college is mandatory. Standard grading. A student may repeat ARTS
U499 with a different internship description for a total of no more than six
hours of undergraduate credit. Prerequisites: Junior level standing with 6
hours in art or consent of the instructor.
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASLG)
ASLG U101. American Sign Language I (3) Fundamentals of the language
and culture including visual readiness, basic vocabulary, grammar features,
and non-manual behaviors. Corequisite: ASLG U101A.
ASLG U101A. American Sign Language I Practice (1) Practice in funda-mentals
of the language. Must be taken in the same semester as ASLG U101.
ASLG U102. American Sign Language II (3) Fundamentals of language
and culture through visual readiness, basic vocabulary, grammar features
and non-manual behaviors with a focus on conversational skills. Corequisite:
ASLG U102A. Prerequisites: ASLG U101 and ASLG U101A.
ASLG U102A. American Sign Language II Practice (1) Practice in
fundamentals of the language. Must be taken in the same semester as ASLG
U102. Prerequisite: ASLG U101 and ASLG U101A.
ASTR U111. Descriptive Astronomy (3) The universe: physical processes
and methods of study. (ASTR U111L is available for additional credit.)
ASTR U111L. Descriptive Astronomy Laboratory (1) Demonstrations,
exercises and night viewings. Three hours per week. Prerequisite or Coreq-uisite:
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BADM)
BADM U298. Gateways to Business (3) Nature of business and business
skills required for success in the twenty-first century. Business environments
in the Upstate are discussed in relation to individual career goals.
BADM U399. Independent Study (1-6) Prerequisite: 54 credit hours earned.
BADM U478. Senior Seminar: Business Strategy (3) Understanding
how the success of organizations relates to their "strategic level" decisions
with an emphasis on risk management. Students experience hands-on ap-plication
with case studies of actual businesses through team and individual
exercises and individual presentations. Prerequisites: Senior standing, suc-cessful
completion of all 200-level business core courses with a grade of C or
better (except one D is permitted), and successful completion of all 300-level
business core courses with a grade of C or better, excluding the course in
international business as defined by the concentration. Prerequisite or
Corequisite: course in international business as defined by the concentration.
BADM U498. Major Field Test in Business (1) Review for and take the
ETS Major Field Test (MFT) for the Bachelor's Degree in Business. The test's
topic areas are accounting, economics, management, quantitative busi-ness
analysis, information systems, finance, marketing, legal and social
environment, and international issues. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BADM
U478. Pass/Fail credit.
BADM U499. Business Internship (1-6) Supervised work experience
in the business environment resulting in a meaningful product for the
employing firm and a scholarly project for the student. A minimum of 42
hours of scheduled work per one hour of academic credit, periodic class
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