ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 16, 2020  
ARCHIVED 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 161 - Accounting for the Non-Business Major


    The basic accounting cycle, financial statements; uses of accounting in business and non-business organizations. Not open to students seeking the B.S.B.A. degree.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 251 - Financial Accounting - A User Perspective


    Financial accounting presented from a user perspective with a focus on decision making. Reading and comprehending an annual report.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 252 - Using Accounting Information for Management Decisions


    Use of the accounting information to manage, measure, and improve the performance of a company, and to make decisions about future operations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 251.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 275 - Intermediate Accounting I


    Accounting theory in financial statements, valuation and present value concepts, current assets.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 251.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 293 - Topics in Accounting


    Credits: (1-3, R3)
  
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    ACCT 301 - Financial Statement Analysis


    Short-term liquidity, cash flow from operations, funds flow, capital structure, long-term solvency, return on investment, asset utilization, and operating performance.  Co listed with FIN 301.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 275.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 330 - Fraud Examination


    Overview of occupational fraud, including fraud theory, prevention, and investigation.  Emphasis on fraudulent financial reporting.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ:  275.

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 352 - Intermediate Accounting II


    Theory applied to current and long-term liabilities, plant property and equipment, intangible assets, and stockholders equity.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 275 and pass WCU’s Accounting Competency Exam.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 355 - Introduction to Income Taxation


    Federal income taxation of individuals and sole proprietors, gross income inclusions and exclusions, business and employee deductions, property transactions, capital gains and losses, cost recovery.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 161 or 251.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 356 - Cost Accounting


    Budgeting, systems design, responsibility accounting and motivation, standard costing, variance analysis, cost behavior patterns, relevant costs, contribution analysis, and income effects of costing alternatives.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 252.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 361 - Not-For-Profit Accounting


    Accounting principles as applied to governmental agencies and other nonprofit organizations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 252.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 365 - Accounting Information Systems


    Accounting information systems including understanding appropriate computer technology in accounting, systems design and evaluation, systems controls, and systems implementation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 252.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 389 - Cooperative Education in Accounting


    See Cooperative Education Program.

    Credits: (1 or 3, R15)
  
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    ACCT 454 - Auditing


    Theory, practice, and procedures in auditing; standards, professional ethics and internal controls.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 275.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 480 - Independent Research in Accounting


    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Accounting major; permission of department head.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 483 - Accounting Internship


    A full-time work situation providing in-depth experience in accounting practices. S/U grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Junior standing; formal application; permission of accounting internship coordinator.

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ACCT 484 - Accounting Internship


    A full-time work situation providing in-depth experience in accounting practices. S/U grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Junior standing; formal application; permission of accounting internship coordinator.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 485 - Accounting Internship


    A full-time work situation providing in-depth experience in accounting practices. S/U grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Junior standing; formal application; permission of accounting internship coordinator.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 493 - Topics in Accounting


    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of department head.

    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ACCT 495 - Senior Seminar


    Contemporary issues facing accountants in managerial decision-making responsibilities. Comprehensive evaluation of information used for decisions with strategic implications for the company.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 551 - Financial Accounting Concepts and Standards I


       

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 552 - Financial Accounting Concepts and Standards II


      

    Credits: 3
  
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    ACCT 601 - Financial Analysis


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 605 - Accounting Theory and Practice I


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 615 - Accounting Theory and Practice II


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 616 - Accounting Theory and Practice III


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 620 - Income Tax Theory and Applications


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 625 - Advanced Accounting Information Systems


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 640 - Auditing


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 662 - Taxation and Business


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 682 - Research Project in Accounting


    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ACCT 683 - Accounting Internship


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 684 - Accounting Internship


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 685 - Accounting Internship


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ACCT 693 - Topics in Accounting


    Credits: (1-3, R6)
  
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    ACCT 779 - Continuing Research - Non-Thesis Option


    Credits: (1, R10)

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 110 - Origins of Civilization


    Survey of human and cultural development from the earliest hominids to the advent of ancient civilizations. (P1)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 120 - Comparative Cultural Systems


    Analysis and comparison of the major features of diverse human cultures. (P6)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 190 - Freshman Seminar: The Human Condition


    Examination of various aspects of human cultural behavior. 3 Seminar.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 250 - Archaeology and Bioanthropology


    Evolutionary theory, human genetics, primatology, fossil humans, and early civilizations.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 251 - Introduction to Forensic Anthropology


    A survey of the forensic applications of the human skeleton and related aspects of death investigation.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 260 - Cultural and Social Anthropology


    Survey and comparison of social, political, economic, religious, and artistic achievements to provide understanding of cultural diversity.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 327 - Economy and Society


    Types of economic systems examined and compared; emphasis on preindustrial and industrializing societies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 341 - History of Anthropological Theory


    Concepts, theories, and schools of thought in historical context; contributions to contemporary anthropology.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 250, 260.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 349 - Applied Anthropology


    Examination of problems and solutions in programs of directed social and cultural change; case studies.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 351 - Environmental Anthropology


    Relationships between physical environment and culture; nonphysiological means of environmental adaptation.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 250, 260, or SOC 103.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 361 - World Prehistory


    Examination of prehistoric cultural developments and the advent of modern civilization in major world areas.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 363 - Human Origins


    Examination of the human, hominid, and primate fossile records.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 250 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 364 - Human Osteology


    An examination of the human skeleton focusing on bone anatomy and fundamental analytical methods.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 365 - Religion, Magic, Myth


    Nonliterate religious tradition and ritual behavior; life-crisis rituals, secret societies, magic and witchcraft, notions of divinity.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 379 - Cherokee Arts and Crafts


    Present-day Cherokee skills of woodcarving, basketry, pottery making, and other arts of Cherokee culture and society. This course is cross-listed with ART 379. 1 Lecture, 5 Lab.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 380 - Ethnographic Research Methods


    Theory and method; techniques of observation, description, interviewing, notetaking, and analyzing data; planning and completing a field study. This course is cross-listed with SOC 380.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260 or SOC 103.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 389 - Cooperative Education in Anthropology


    See Cooperative Education Program.

    Credits: (1 or 3, R15)
  
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    ANTH 400 - Advanced Topics in Human Osteology


    An in-depth examination of the analytical and theoretical aspects of human osteology with an emphasis on forensic applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 364 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 401 - Osteopathology


    A study of bony evidences of disease in prehistory and in forensic applications.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 251 or 364 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 414 - Minority Groups


    Relations between dominant and subordinate races and ethnic groups; historical, economic and cultural aspects are considered.  Not available as a P1 for Sociology majors. Cross listed with Sociology 414.  (P1)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: SOC 103 and SOC 245; or ANTH 260; or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 417 - Southern Appalachian Culture


    Stability and change in the sociocultural institutions of the region.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260 or SOC 103.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 419 - Comparative Family


    The family as a social institution in various cultures.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260 or SOC 103.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 431 - North American Prehistory


    Cultural history of the peoples of prehistoric North America, including Mexico.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 250.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 440 - Archaeological Field Techniques


    Basics of field work; surveying, photography, excavation, recording, and preservation techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (6)
  
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    ANTH 441 - Archaeological Problems and Analyses


    Experience in collecting and analyzing relevant archaeological data.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 461 - Indians of North America


    Traditional and changing life styles of native North Americans; environmental adaptations, social organizations, religions, and arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 465 - Cultures of Latin America


    Cultural and historical perspectives on the political relations, social structures, and religions of the indigenous peoples of the region.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 466 - Folklore


    Major forms, theories, and functions of lore among the world’s cultures; collection, classification, and analysis of folklore.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 473 - Contemporary Cherokee Culture and Society


    Present-day Cherokee culture and society; effects of tourism and the reservation system on life styles.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 260.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 477 - Cultures of subSaharan Africa


    Cultural diversity and development in subSaharan Africa from earliest times to the present.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 481 - Independent Study in Anthropology


    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Written application, approval of instructor and adviser.

    Credits: (1-2, R6)
  
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    ANTH 483 - Anthropology Internship


    Application of academic training in an approved agency under faculty supervision. Credit toward anthropology major or minor limited to 3 hours. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 484 - Anthropology Internship


    Application of academic training in an approved agency under faculty supervision. Credit toward anthropology major or minor limited to 3 hours. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 485 - Anthropology Internship


    Application of academic training in an approved agency under faculty supervision. Credit toward anthropology major or minor limited to 3 hours. S/U grading. 9 hours per week per course.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 486 - Field Recovery of Human Remains


    Fundamentals of the field recovery of human remains; survey, photography, excavation and recovery, and processing.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (6)
  
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    ANTH 493 - Topics in Anthropology


    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: Permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ANTH 514 - Minority Groups


    This course is cross-listed with SOC 514.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 517 - Southern Appalachian Culture


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 519 - Comparative Family


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 531 - North American Prehistory


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 540 - Archaeological Field Techniques


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 541 - Archaeological Problems and Analyses


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 565 - Cultures of South Asia


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 566 - Folklore


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 573 - Contemporary Cherokee Culture and Society


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 577 - Cultures of subSaharan Africa


    Credits: (3)
  
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    ANTH 581 - Independent Study in Anthropology


    Credits: (1-2, R6)
  
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    ANTH 593 - Topics in Anthropology


    Credits: (3, R6)

Art

  
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    ART 103 - Art in Society


    Examination of recurring visual forms in historic context as expressions of cultural values and aspirations.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 104 - Introduction to the Visual Arts


    An analysis of artists and their works, forms and methods of visual expression, and examination of critical thinking as applied to visual form and content. (P5)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 124 - Beginning Ceramics


    Introduction to clay forming, firing, and glazing techniques for nonmajors. 2 Studio.

    Credits: (1)
  
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    ART 131 - Introductory Drawing


    Foundation course emphasizing mark making as a way of seeing and organizing ideas, using both perceptual and conceptual approaches. Exit portfolio required. 6 Studio.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 132 - Two-Dimensional Design


    Foundation course developing creative 2-D visual thinking and problem solving with connections to theory, criticism and practice. Exit portfolio required. 6 Studio.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 136 - Art History Survey I


    Ancient, medieval, and non-European art.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 137 - Art History Survey II


    Western art, Renaissance through modern.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 141 - Life Drawing I


    Foundation course using life models as resources for developing visual thinking, drawing ability and essential hand/eye skills. Exit portfolio required. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 131.

    Credits: (3, R6)
  
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    ART 142 - Three-Dimensional Design


    Foundation course focusing on traditional and experimental 3-D techniques and media, using theory and criticism as problem-solving approaches. Exit portfolio required. 6 Studio.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 191 - Integral Arts


    Exploring the integral nature of art as how we live, record our life and world, and imagine our future.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 202 - Art of World Cultures


    Traditional and contemporary art of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific Rim from a social, ethnological, environmental, and religious viewpoint. (P6)

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 231 - Life Drawing II


    Students will develop individual drawing styles while using the human figure as a model.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 141.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 233 - Introductory Painting


    Emphasis on color theory and the materials and techniques of painting. Historical concerns are integral parts of directed and individual investigations. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 131, 132, or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 234 - Introductory Printmaking


    Materials and methods of various printmaking techniques as they relate to historical and contemporary issues. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 131, 132, or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 241 - Introductory Sculpture


    Principles and processes of sculpture, supported by critical thinking, class critique, historical, and contemporary references. 6 Studio.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    PREQ: 131 and 142 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (3)
  
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    ART 251 - Introductory Ceramics


    Basic principles of ceramics: technical, critical, and historical. 6 Studio.

    Credits: (3)
 

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