Dec 09, 2022  
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Springfield College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 486 - Accounting Internship


    The internship highlights academic study with a focus in various areas of accounting. It offers students the opportunity to test classroom theory, align career goals, develop a professional outlook, proof communication skills, and deepen the understanding of the functions of accounting in a business setting. Academic credit is dependent upon the number of hours spent at the internship site. Courses for junior and senior business majors only.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    SPCO 220 - Internship Preparation Seminar  



    Credits: 1-6









Applied Exercise Science

  
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    AEXS 101 - Introduction to Applied Exercise Science


    This introductory course in Applied Exercise Science is designed for Applied Exercise Science majors. This course provides an overview of the field of applied exercise science. The student will gain exposure to various career options and the settings for professional practice. Introduction to the curriculum, policies, and procedures for the major will be provided.

    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 284 - On-Campus Practicum


    This course represents the first in a sequence of practica experiences. Students are afforded the opportunity to observe and, to a limited extent, develop techniques, methodologies, and philosophies of teaching exercise under the direct supervision of Springfield College faculty members.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS 101 - Introduction to Applied Exercise Science  



    Credits: 1








  
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    AEXS 313 - Physiology of Exercise


    This course takes a systematic approach to the study of the impact of exercise on human physiology. Both acute and chronic exercise responses are studied. Systems covered include, but are not limited skeletal muscle, exercise biochemistry, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and endocrine.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BIOL 130 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts I   

     and

    BIOL 132 - Anatomy and Physiology Concepts I Lab   



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 315 - Physiology of Exercise - Lab


    Lab component of AEXS 313.

    Credits: 0








  
  
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    AEXS 321 - Kinesiology / Biomechanics - Lab


    Lab component of AEXS 319.

    Credits: 0








  
  
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    AEXS 350 - Internship I


    This pre-practicum provides prospective health/fitness leaders with an opportunity to learn through assisting an experienced leader in health/fitness programs in clinical, agency, corporate, or institutional environments.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS 284 - On-Campus Practicum  

    and 

    AEXS 313 - Physiology of Exercise  



    Credits: 2








  
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    AEXS 360 - Exercise Testing and Prescription


    This course covers basic concepts involved in exercise resting and prescription (for the healthy adult), as outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine. Students are required to administer a battery of fitness test to assess each component of health-related physical fitness. Laboratory assignments are designed to provide hands-on experience for students.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS 101 - Introduction to Applied Exercise Science  

    and

    AEXS 313 - Physiology of Exercise  



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 362 - Exercise Testing and Prescription-Lab


    Lab component of AEXS 360.

    Credits: 0








  
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    AEXS 377 - Stress Management


    This course provides an overview of principles and practices in stress management. The concept of stress, the psychophysiology of stress, the measurement of stress, the relation of stress to mental/physical health and performance, prevention and intervention in stress management, and special topics related to stress are discussed.

    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 401 - Management of Health/Fitness Programs


    This course gives students the basic skills necessary to develop and implement an employee health/fitness program. Emphasis is placed on management, facility development, programming, and leadership procedures.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Senior status in applied exercise science (99 S.H.)

    or

    permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
  
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    AEXS 465 - Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations


    This course provides an advanced level overview of the principles and practice of exercise testing and prescription in select special populations.  Focus of the course is on exercise considerations for non-cardiac conditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS 360 - Exercise Testing and Prescription  

    or

    permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 470 - Strength and Conditioning


    This course is designed to provide students with information for the design and implementation of a successful strength and conditioning program. Emphasis will be placed on assessment, description and analysis of sport movement, and designing weight training programs to enhance performance variables. This course will assist those students who desire to take the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Certified Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) Exam. However, this course is not a preparation course for the exam.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS 313, 315, 319 and 321.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 471 - Strength and Conditioning Applications


    This course provides students with the appropriate setting in which to apply the principles of strength and conditioning that are taught in the AEXS 470 course. Emphasis is placed on assessment of athletic performance as well as the development of musculoskeletal flexibility, speed, agility, quickness, strength, and power.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Co-requisite: AEXS 470 - Strength and Conditioning  



    Credits: 1








  
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    AEXS 480 - Concepts of Personal Training


    This course is designed to prepare students for employment within the personal training
    and fitness industry. Emphasis will be placed on licensure and certification, marketing and finances, program design and implementation for a variety of populations, and
    motivational techniques. This course will prepare the student for the national
    certifications offered by the NSCA (NSCA-CPT) and the ACSM.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of all 100 and 200 level AEXS courses

    and

    AEXS 350 - Internship I  



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 486 - Internship II


    This is a supervised, field-based experience that familiarizes students with the conditions, practices, and environmental settings where the aspired vocational roles are conducted. Placement for field experience must be approved by the coordinator for applied exercise science fieldwork. Information contained in the fieldwork application filed during the junior year is utilized in making specific assignments.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS majors

    Senior status (99 S.H.)

    AEXS 350 - Internship I  

    and

    AEXS 465 - Exercise Testing and Prescription for Special Populations  

    CPR/AED certification.



    Credits: 9








  
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    AEXS 540 - Sports Nutrition


    This course focuses on the relationship between nutritional practices and human physical performance. Topics covered include the role of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and water on performance. In addition, factors affecting body composition and weight control are covered.

    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 561 - Electrocardiogram Interpretation and Graded Exercise Testing


    The purpose of this course is to continue general orientation to a cardiovascular health program; to review physical fitness knowledge techniques and interpretation; to increase understanding of monitored graded exercise testing; to provide skill training in the administration and interpretation of exercise testing protocol and procedures; and to introduce the student to cardiac rehabilitation program policies and procedures.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    YMCA Physical Fitness Workshop or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 601 - Management of Health/Fitness Programs


    This course is designed to give students the basic skills necessary to develop and implement an employee health/fitness program. An emphasis is placed on management, facility development, programming, and leadership procedures.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 602 - Exercise Biochemistry


    This course covers the biochemical principles responsible for the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins during exercise. Biochemical changes associated with acute exercise, chronic training, and endocrine control of metabolism are also covered.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS313/315, CHEM 331, or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 603 - Cardiovascular Physiology and Exercise


    This course provides the students the opportunity to study cardiovascular function both at rest and during exercise. The effect of both acute and chronic exercise on cardiovascular function is studied both in lecture and during a laboratory component.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MSCI 313/315or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 604 - Neuromuscular Physiology and Exercise


    This course examines the integration of neural and muscular aspects of human movement, the effects of acute and chronic exercise on neuromuscular function, and factors which influence neuromuscular function.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MSCI 313/315



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 606 - Environmental Physiology


    This course provides the student the opportunity to study the various forms of environmental stress and how the human organism responds physiologically to them. Students study how physical performance is affected by environmental stressors such as heat, cold, altitude, and the hyperbaric environment both in lecture and in a laboratory component.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MSCI 313/315or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 607 - Pulmonary Physiology & Exercise


    This course provides students the opportunity to study pulmonic physiological function both at rest and during exercise. The effect of chronic exercise on pulmonic function is studied both in lecture and during a laboratory component. The effect of acute exercise is also studied. The relationship of cardiovascular function to pulmonic function is also presented.

    Prerequisites & Notes




    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 610 - Advanced Exercise Physiology


    This course takes an in-depth look at the physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise. Topics that are covered include the physiology of the skeletal muscle, cardiorespiratory, endocrine, and renal systems. In addition, environmental effects, ergogenic aids, gender differences, and training procedures are studied.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS313/315or equivalent. CHEM 331 or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 613 - Exercise for Special Populations


    This course provides an advanced level overview of the principles and practice of exercise testing and prescription in select special populations. Focus of the course is on exercise considerations for non-cardiac conditions. Laboratory exercises and clinical site visits are required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    AEXS 260.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 620 - Genetics for Exercise Science


    This course is designed to introduce the exercise science student to the field of genetics. Students will cover the basics of genetics and epigenetics will then be exposed to the literature that relates genetics to different aspects of the field including health and physical performance.

    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 651 - Quantitative Biomechanics of Movement


    The process of quantitative biomechanicalanalysis is examined, with emphasis on human motion and its mechanical interaction withthe environment. Applications are drawn from normal locomotive, occupational, sport, andpathological movements. Instruction isprovided in cinematographer and forceplatform laboratory procedures for use inkinematics and kinetic analysis projects.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    MSCI 319/321 or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 652 - Data Acquisition and Signal Analysis in Movement Sciences


    This course is designed to present theory and procedures used in computerized, real-time data acquisition and subsequent signal analysis. Practical experience is gained through the use of hardware and software packages designed for that purpose. Applications are drawn from representative data acquisition tasks used in movement sciences research.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BASIC or FORTRAN computer programming experience or permission of instructor.



    Credits: 2








  
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    AEXS 670 - Strength and Conditioning


    This course is designed to provide students with information for the design and implementation of a successful strength and conditioning program. Emphasis will be placed on assessment, description and analysis of sport movement, and designing weight training programs to enhance performance variables. This course will assist those students who desire to take the National Strength and Conditioning (CSCS) Exam. However, this course is not a preparation course for the exam.

    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 671 - Strength and Conditioning Applications


    This course provides students with the appropriate setting in which to apply the principles of strength and conditioning which are taught in the AEXS 670 course. Emphasis is placed on assessment of athletic performance as well as the development of musculoskeletal flexibility, speed, agility, quickness, strength, and power.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisite/Corequisite:





    Credits: 1








  
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    AEXS 672 - Medical Physiology


    This course focuses on the pathophysiology of selected diseases. The diseases covered include cardiac, pulmonary, and renal disease. This information is important for those who have an interest in clinical exercise physiology.

    Prerequisites & Notes




    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 675 - Graded Exercise Testing and Electrocardiography


    This course is designed to instruct students in the acquisition and interpretation of both resting and exercise electrocardiograms. Students are taught to identify various supraventricular and ventricular dysrhythmias. This course is also designed to acquaint students with the procedures involved with exercise testing and prescription for healthy and diseased populations.

    Prerequisites & Notes




    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 677 - Stress Management


    This course provides comprehensive and advanced treatise of stress management. The concept of stress, the psychophysiology of stress, the measurement of stress, the relation of stress to mental and physical health and performance, prevention and intervention in stress management, and special topics related to stress are discussed.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    BIOL 130-131, 132-133.



    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 678 - Sport Psychology


    This course is designed to provide the student with the theory basis of human behavior in sport settings with an emphasis on the cognitive aspects of behavior. Areas to be discussed are sport personology (including personality, motivation, achievement, and attributions), anxiety/arousal, attentional focus, and social/cultural manifestations of sport (including humanism, youth sport, aggression, cooperation/ cohesion, and leadership).

    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 679 - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology


    This course provides opportunity for investigations into current skill enhancement techniques from sport psychology. Direct application in sport through classroom learning and supervised field experience is emphasized. Performance enhancement techniques, including goal setting, imagery and relaxation, self talk, attributions, visualization, and mental practice, are employed as the student practices psychological skills training with an athlete.

    Prerequisites & Notes




    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 680 - Advanced Strength and Conditioning


    This course provides students with information to complement and illustrate material taught in AEXS 670. Emphasis is placed on theory and methodology of training and preparing athletes for competition.

    Prerequisites & Notes




    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 681 - Internship in Strength and Conditioning


    The purpose of this course is to provide students with the appropriate setting for the application of the principles of strength and conditioning which are taught in the AEXS 670 course. Emphasis is placed oninstruction and performance of the Olympiclifts, core strength lifts, abdominal/lowback training, as well as balance andproprioception training. Students areexpected to complete 100 hours of fieldworkin the Springfield College Strength andConditioning facility.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ESSS majors only.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    AEXS 682 - Strength and Conditioning Fieldwork I


    This is a supervised field-based experience that familiarizes students with the conditions, practices, and environmental settings where aspired vocational roles are conducted. Placement for fieldwork is made and must be approved by the coordinator for health/fitness fieldwork. The experience is arranged on an individual student basis and should reflect the student’s professional and career aspirations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of appropriate coursework and permission of advisor and fieldwork coordinator.  CPR and CSCS certifications are recommended.



    Credits: 1








  
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    AEXS 683 - Strength and Conditioning Fieldwork II


    This is a supervised field-based experience that familiarizes students with the conditions, practices, and environmental settings where aspired vocational roles are conducted.  Placement for fieldwork is made and must be approved by the coordinator for health/fitness fieldwork.  The experience is arranged on an individual student basis and should reflect the student’s professional and career aspirations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Completion of appropriate coursework and permission of advisor and fieldwork coordinator.  CPR and CSCS certifications are recommended.



    Credits: 2








  
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    AEXS 684 - Fieldwork in Sports Nutrition


    This course is designed to give students an opportunity to apply the scientific principles that they gained in the MSCI 440/640 course (Nutrition and Athletic Performance). Students are assigned to an athletic team to assist members of that team in developing a better understanding of the role that nutrition plays in enhancing their performance.

    Credits: 1-2








  
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    AEXS 685 - Seminar in Sport Psychometrics


    This course is designed to provide students with information about the theoretical basis of sport specific psychological inventories. There are opportunities to define and understand others’ feelings and attitudes and to relate these to non-observable (cognitive) processes and observable behaviors through an examination of selected inventories with demonstrated efficacy in the sport milieu.

    Prerequisites & Notes

    and





    Credits: 2








  
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    AEXS 686 - Exercise Psychology


    This course will cover applied and theoretical issues related to the psychology of physical activity and exercise. Theories of exercise behavior and motivation will be examined relative to the increasing problems of exercise adherence and physical inactivity. Other topics that will be discussed include psychological and psychobiological responses to exercise, exercise patterns in different populations, the relationship between exercise and mental health, strategic interventions that promote physical activity, and problems associated with excessive exercise.

    Credits: 3








  
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    AEXS 689 - Internship in Sport Psychology


    In this course, doctoral students have the opportunity to apply the principles and theories of sport and exercise psychology in different settings and utilize a variety of performance enhancement techniques with coaches, athletes, and exercisers in a supervised setting. A minimum of 135 hours of supervised experience is required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Open to graduate and doctoral students only.

    AEXS 679 - Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology  



    Credits: 1-3








  
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    AEXS 692 - Independent Study in Applied Exercise Science


    This course is intended to meet the non-thesis master’s degree requirements in the health science and physical education programs. A project is planned by the student and conducted under faculty supervision. It may involve a research project, development of curricula materials, a review of literature, or other appropriate activity. A written proposal is required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ESSS majors only.  Approval of major advisor and faculty supervisor required.



    Credits: 2








  
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    AEXS 694 - Special Topics: Professional Seminars


    This course is devoted to the analysis and synthesis of selected problems, issues, or special topics facing physical education and sport. Students may take a maximum of four semester hours in PHED 550 and PHED 688 within a master’s program.

    Credits: 1-3








  
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    AEXS 695 - Internship in Clinical Exercise Physiology I


    In this course, graduate students have the opportunity for hands-on application of their didactic instruction. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences as they interact with patients having or recovering from cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, immunological/hematological conditions at an approved site.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CPR/AED and permission of instructor



    Credits: 1








  
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    AEXS 696 - Internship in Clinical Exercise Physiology II


    In this course, graduate students have the opportunity for hands-on application of their didactic instruction. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences as they interact with patients having or recovering from cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, immunological/hematological conditions at an approved site.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CPR/AED and permission of instructor



    Credits: 1








  
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    AEXS 697 - Internship in Clinical Exercise Physiology III


    In this course, graduate students have the opportunity for hands-on application of their didactic instruction. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences as they interact with patients having or recovering from cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, immunological/hematological conditions at an approved site.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CPR/AED and permission of instructor



    Credits: 1








  
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    AEXS 698 - Internship in Clinical Exercise Physiology IV


    In this course, graduate students have the opportunity for hands-on application of their didactic instruction. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences as they interact with patients having or recovering from cardiac, pulmonary, metabolic, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, immunological/hematological conditions at an approved site.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    CPR/AED and permission of instructor



    Credits: 1-3









Art

  
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    ARTS 101 - Materials and Techniques


    This course gives students experience in a variety of materials- metal, ceramics, woods, and cloth. Each medium is developed as a unique form of creative expression.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 102 - Arts and Ideas


    This course is designed to combine the elements of art with art history. Through the study of the plastic elements of art and composition, students view the role of the artist from ancient times to the present day to form a better understanding of the aesthetics of our own human nature.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 103 - Studio in Computer Graphics


    This is an introductory course that focuses on the technology of computer graphics. Each student has the opportunity to explore a number of graphic and web programs, which will allow them to design web pages of almost unlimited possibilities. No previous computer experience is necessary. A strong sense of design and drawing ability are keys for success in this course.  Cross-listed with CISC 103.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 104 - Creativity: Methods and Practices


    This course explores the creative processes of artists in the visual arts. Examples of work by the leaders of contemporary art, as well as artists of historical significance are analyzed. Slides, tapes, films, museum visits, and guest artists provide an integral part of the course. Through this examination of art, students have the opportunity to develop an aesthetic sensitivity that can be applied to creating more meaningful and significant artistic statements of their own.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 105 - Studio in Printmaking


    This course explores the varied aspects of the printmaking media. Areas covered are intaglio, calligraphy, and lithography. Work is done using both traditional and experimental techniques in black and white and in color.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 108 - Studio in Drawing


    This course sets out to increase the student’s ability to draw realistically. Drawings are treated as an independent medium rather than a sketch exercise or studies for other materials.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 111 - Studio in Design


    This is an exploration of design as a visual language as it exists on a flat surface. Students are guided toward the understanding of the basic design elements as a means to maximize the freedom of expression in the area of communication and originality.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 116 - Studio in Painting


    This is a course in which the many aspects of making a painting are explored. Various painting problems are assigned in order to focus on the capacity of painting for control and scope of expression. Students are encouraged to develop and realize their personal ideas as exciting visual images.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 118 - Introduction to Community Arts


    This course introduces students to the field of socially engaged art practices, and is designed for students interested in merging social activism, creative work, performance, teaching and youth development.  Students learn how to identify, approach and construct classes for community sites, including youth organizations, schools and after-school programs, as well as institutions serving other populations through the arts in a community setting.  The course examines the processes of creative thinking, community involvement, collaborative enterprise, research, and education in community arts.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 120 - Contemporary Art


    This course provides a survey of contemporary art from early in the Twentieth Century until the present. Illustrated by slides and other visual materials, the lectures and discussions, focus on the Modern and Post Modern Art of the Western World and also includes Art from non-Western societies. The course focuses on painting, sculpture and photography as well as art using new materials and multi-media techniques.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 190 - Community Service Experience


    Community Service Experience

    Licensure students take this course for 3 credits.

    Credits: 2








  
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    ARTS 202 - Computer Animation


    This course provides the student with an in-depth study of the creation of computer animation. Each student has the opportunity to develop animated pieces from initial conception to final animation, and then developing it for the web. Students use a variety of two-dimensional software and develop skills in story boarding and interactivity.

    Credits: 3








  
  
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    ARTS 210 - Figure Drawing


    This course is an in-depth study of the traditional problems of drawing the figure, working with light, weight, dimension, and color. Emphasis is placed on developing the student’s sensitivity and awareness to the many possibilities and potentials that the human form possesses. Students draw directly from both male and female models. Work is done in such media as charcoal, ink, pencil, and conti-crayon, as well as in techniques of contour, line, and work drawings.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 211 - Studio in Sculpture


    This course develops the individual imaginative efforts of students working in the third dimension. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of materials, scale, means, and concept as related to the artist’s statement. Students may work in a variety of materials and techniques such as wood, stone, plaster, metal, wax, and clay.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 217 - Arts of the Prehistory to the Renaissance


    This survey course examines the development of the visual arts from cave painting to the beginning of the modern era. It concentrates on the relationship between artistic expression and social and cultural forces.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 218 - Renaissance to Modern Art


    This course provides a descriptive survey of painting, sculpture, decorative arts and architecture from the Renaissance to Modern Era. This course includes the development of Western styles as well as those of Africa, Asia, and South America. Slides and visual materials illustrate lectures and discussions. This course focuses on the relationship between artistic expression and societal and cultural forces during this time period.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 219 - American Art 1700-1900


    This course is a survey of painting, architecture, and sculpture from the early Colonial Period to the turn of the Twentieth Century. It emphasizes the meaning and function of art in the historic and cultural context of the developing nation.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 220 - Branding for Non-Profits


    Branding for Non-profits will offer students the opportunity to gain advanced training in graphic design. The course will be divided into three main categories: Typography, Branding, and Illustration. Throughout the semester, students will create several of their own logo designs and illustrations leading toward a final portfolio. The award winning software application Adobe Illustrator will be explored in order to generate professional examples of corporate graphics. By the end of the course, students will gain an understanding of typography, branding, and illustration as they relate to graphic design.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 221 - Women Artists in History


    This course examines the achievements and contributions of European and American women artists from the Middle Ages to the present in terms of the culture in which they lived and worked.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 222 - Asian Arts and Culture


    This course provides a survey of the arts of Asia, specifically India, China, and Japan from prehistory to modern times. Lectures and discussions focus on the traditional arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as the art of Feng Shui, Ikebana, Calligraphy, Haiku, Bonsai, Raku, and martial arts. Students have an opportunity to work directly with some of the art forms. Students are exposed to the aesthetics as well as the philosophical basis of these Eastern Arts.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 223 - Studio in Ceramics


    This course is an introduction to the various methods of pottery making. Students explore such forming methods as slab, pinch, coil, and throwing. The uses of glazing and kiln firing as a means for enhancing the design of both the pottery form and its function are developed. Tests are conducted in differing clay bodies and glaze information.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 225 - Studio in Photography


    This course explores the photographic process, the use of equipment, history of photography and current trends.  Emphasis is placed upon the use of the camera as a creative means of expression.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 228 - Three-Dimensional Design


    This course explores our urban environment as three-dimensional design. Students are encouraged to use the urban community as a classroom for studying the aesthetic interrelationships of man and his environment. Such basic design elements as color, form, shape, texture, and scale as related to the human elements are emphasized.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 230 - Sequential Art


    This course provides the opportunity for students to gain an introduction to the art of creating comics and sequential art. Students explore four key elements involved in creating sequential art: design, drawing, character, and story. Throughout the semester, students will make several of their own graphic short stories as a series of projects leading toward a final portfolio. By the end of this course, students will understand page layout, design and illustrations as they relate to sequential art and begin to apply these newly acquired skills toward their own personal style.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 231 - 3-D Animation


    This course is designed for individuals who are interested in developing expertise in 3-D computer animation. 3-D animation theory and practice are integrated using the latest computer programs. Animation composition and the creation of storyboards are taught in addition, as a variety of graphic and digital video tools are explored. Skills in lighting, vector layout, and animation rendering are emphasized.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 232 - Character Development for 3D Animation and Video Games


    This course is designed for individuals who are interested in further developing an
    expertise in 3-D computer animation and video game development.  Beginning with conceptual sketches, students work to develop and complete their own 3-D character animations in MAYA and implementation into video game engines.  Students learn through demonstrations, class work experience and videos to model, texture, clothe, rig for animation and animate their unique characters.                                  

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 231 - 3-D Animation  

    or

    permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 233 - 3-D Video Game Design


    This course is designed for individuals who are interested in further developing an     
    expertise in real-time 3-D computer animation and video game development.  From concept to completion, students work as a team to develop their own video game modules driven by a popular 3D game engine.  Character design and storytelling are emphasized.  The history of storytelling and how it relates to video game design is taught through readings, lectures, demonstrations and videos. Students also learn the basics of modeling, texturing, rigging and animating for real-time 3D video games, enabling them to create virtual worlds inhabited by characters, objects and interactive storytelling.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 231 - 3-D Animation  

    or

    permission of instructor.



    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 245 - Contemporary Jewish Art


    This course is an overview of the lives and works of Jewish visual artists from the mid-nineteenth century to today. The effects of anti-Semitism on the themes and acceptance of Jewish artists is addressed. In addition to a didactic approach, a component of this course explores the styles and media of these artists. Artistic skill is not required, only a willingness for students to explore their creativity.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 248 - Interarts Workshop


    This course trains musicians, singers, dancers, painters, sculptors, actors, designers, and graphic artists to function as a collective in the preparation and mounting of a major stage production in an apprentice-like manner by contract with faculty coaches/directors.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Auditions, interviews, and permission of the company directors.



    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 255 - Introduction to Art Education


    This course explores the stages of a child’s development through art and how to teach developmentally-appropriate creative art activities in elementary, middle, and high schools. Students participate in art exercises and are required to design and critique lesson plans. Art teaching that emphasizes current research in art education is a major focus.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 260 - Advanced Digital, Web & Multimedia Design


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 202 - Computer Animation  

    or

    ARTS 231 - 3-D Animation  

    and

    permission of instructor.

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 261 - Advanced Studio in Drawing


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 108 - Studio in Drawing  

    and

    permission of instructor required. 

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 262 - Advanced Studio in Painting


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 116 - Studio in Painting  

    and

    permission of instructor required. 

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 263 - Advanced Studio in Design


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential. 

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor required.

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 264 - Advanced Studio in Photography


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor required. 

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 265 - Advanced Studio in Printmaking


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor required.

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 266 - Advanced Studio in Sculpture


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor required.

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 267 - Advanced Studio in Materials and Techniques


    This advanced studio provides the opportunity for students to gain an in-depth study of a specific media or art form. Students work out the studio experience in consultation with the instructor of the course, based on their individual interests and potential.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor required.

    May be repeated for a total of up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 270 - Advanced Studio in Ceramics


    This is a Clay course designed to incorporate sculptural ceramics and functional ceramics. The course includes the use of the potter’s wheel as a method of producing functional as well as sculptural objects. Students experiment with various materials and building techniques integrating a multicultural view in conjunction with assigned projects. The class structure incorporates lecture, video, and slide presentation demonstrations.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Permission of instructor required.

    May be repeated for up to 6 credits.



    Credits: 2-6








  
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    ARTS 280 - Integrating Arts in the Classroom


    The focus of this course is to train students in the basics of integrating visual arts in the curriculum. In order to create a framework for this to occur students need to be familiar with several aspects of art education. Students learn the stages of art development, goals and benefits, interdisciplinary connections, cross-cultural art and art as a tool for social justice.

    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 320 - Advanced Web Design


    In this course the student will explore advanced concepts in page design for the World Wide Web by creating a series of visually exciting, well-balanced, standards-compliant web pages using XHTML and CSS.  Proper markup and the relationship between the Content and Appearance of each page will be investigated.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 103 - Studio in Computer Graphics  



    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 330 - Digital Sculpting and Surfacing


    In this course students will learn how to integrate Maya and ZBrush in accordance to current production methodologies used in the film and game industries.  Students will learn how to model, texture, surface, light, render and manage topology.  Students will also learn how to use ZBrush as a tool for realizing, editing and refining concepts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 231 - 3-D Animation  



    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 340 - Advanced Rigging and Animation


    In this course, students learn advanced rigging and animation techniques in accordance with current production methodologies used in the film and game industries.  Through the development of these advanced technical skills, students will be able to create dynamic animated content for a variety of disciplines including games and film.  Students will learn how to make biped and quadruped rigs using forward and inverse kinematics, and how to efficiently animate models using the rigs they create.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    ARTS 231 - 3-D Animation  



    Credits: 3








  
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    ARTS 382 - Seminar in Teaching Art


    The focus of this seminar is on the further development of students’ knowledge, skills, and understanding of methodologies acquired in field experiences. Selected issues in art education and the history of the discipline are discussed. State and national guidelines for art competencies and museum education trends are addressed. This course provides port from an art education perspective for students in their student teaching in the visual arts.

    Credits: 1








  
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    ARTS 386 - Supervised Field Experience


    This course provides the opportunity for the student to become involved in the professional Multimedia Design community. The student works directly with the professionals at a 3D-studio, gallery, graphic, social media or a web design firm. An exhibit of students’ artwork in their own areas of interest is presented at the completion of the experience. * This field experience requires a minimum of 270 clock hours of placement time. A minimum of 6 semester hours is required for graduation

    Credits: 1-9








  
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    ARTS 470 - Advanced Studio


    The advanced studio course provides students the opportunity to gain an in-depth study of a specific medium or art form. Students prepare written statements of their personal aesthetic vision that act as catalysts and theoretical foundations for advanced studio work in their individual disciplines. This is a capstone course that synthesizes accumulated knowledge and focuses on the evaluation of the student’s method of preparing work for exhibition. Gallery directors are invited to visit the classroom and comment on successful presentation methods.

    Credits: 3








 

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