Honors Fine Arts Symposium [Honors Option] (3.0) (Liberal Arts)
This honors course explores the relationships between the fine arts (visual arts and music) and the religious, political, and social values of a culture. Through systematic, comparative study of two style periods (e.g., Renaissance and Contemporary), students develop an increased perceptual and aesthetic awareness. Assessment and integration of information from a variety of sources and perspectives are emphasized. This course meets the general education fine arts requirement (music and art) for both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science honors students.
(Offered alternate years)
Introduction to Dance [Lecture] (2.0) (Liberal Arts)
This course is an introduction to the study of dance as an art form. Through lecture, discussion, movement exploration, observation, and reading and writing assignments, students develop an awareness of the aesthetics, creative process, and role of selected dance genres throughout history.
The Art of Film [Lecture] (2.0) (Liberal Arts)
Students examine film history and literature as well as the impact of film on popular culture. Film's potential for raising and exploring meaningful issues and its capacity to instruct and edify are considered. (The course may be repeated if content is different.)
Fine Arts on Location [Trip] (1.0-3.0) (Liberal Arts)
This course will offer students an opportunity to explore a variety of cultural events in one of the world's major cultural centers. The primary focus of the trip will be in the areas of music, art, and theater over a two-week period. Students will be expected to participate in all planned activities, and to keep a journal of their experiences. Special emphasis will be placed on events at historically significant cultural venues.
(Offered on demand)
Independent Study [Independent Study] (1.0-3.0) (Liberal Arts)
Independent study provides opportunity to pursue advanced or special-interest topics not covered in the curriculum.
1. Junior standing.
2. A minimum of 9 semester hours in the discipline of the Independent Study.
3. A minimum grade point average of 2.50 in the discipline.
4. Proof of motivation and ability to work independently.
5. Approval of the department in which the study is to be taken.
6. Permission from the student's advisor, the course instructor, the Department Chair, the Academic Dean, and the Registrar.