3750. Children and Art. 3 hours. (2;4) An exploration of the elements and principles of art; experimentation with a variety of art media as related to the theories of creative development and an appreciation of a variety of visual art forms. Concurrent enrollment in lecture/lab component required. Satisfies fine arts elective for elementary education majors.
3753. Visual Arts Studies: Foundations of Visual Arts Studies. 3 hours. Introduction to the field of art education.
3770. Visual Arts Studies: Computer Art Applications. 3 hours. (0;6) Exploration of the role of computers as a tool in visual arts studies. Emphasis placed on the visual, conceptual and practical use of computers as a medium for making art and connections to the practice of art education.
4750. Visual Art Studies: Constructing Visual Arts Practices. 3 hours. (3;3) Child development theory and creativity examined in relation to contemporary practice in the elementary art classroom. Partial field experience component required.
4760. Visual Arts Studies: A Global Examination of Aesthetics. 3 hours. Cross-cultural examination of philosophical aesthetic issues in art, focusing on the relationship of art to culture.
4770. Visual Art Studies: Technology in the Visual Arts. 3 hours. (2;4) Examination of how technology in the visual arts can enhance the acquisition and manipulation of knowledge and imagery. Focuses on legal, ethical and philosophical issues related to the use of technology and digital imagery in future careers and society. Apply search strategies. Create and modify solutions.
4780. Visual Art Studies: Reflective Visual Arts Practices. 3 hours. (3;3) Preadolescent and adolescent creative development and theory examined in relation to contemporary art-making practice in the secondary art classroom. Partial field experience required.
4790. Visual Arts Studies: Inquiry and Dialogue About Art. 3 hours. Understanding and finding meaning in artworks and artifacts within an authentic context through inquiry-based models.
4795. Topics in Visual Arts Studies. 3 hours. Selected topics related to the field of art education.
4800. Methodologies in the History of Art and Visual Culture. 3 hours. Survey of major contributions to the development and practice of art history methodologies and visual arts studies (including theory and criticism) from the 16th century to the present. Taught as a seminar, with emphasis on research (bibliographies, papers) as well as class discussion based on weekly assigned readings and presentations.
4801. Topics in Art History. 3 hours. Selected topics in the history of art.
4802. Art of Ancient Greece. 3 hours. Art of Ancient Greece and the Aegean from circa 3000 BC to the 1st century BC.
4803. Art of Ancient Rome. 3 hours. Art of Ancient Rome during the Republican and Imperial eras, from 753 BC to 476 AD.
4804. Medieval Art. 3 hours. Art from fall of the Roman Empire to late Gothic international style.
4805. Topics in Medieval Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in Medieval art from the 3rd century through the 15th century.
4806. Topics in Renaissance Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in art of the Renaissance.
4807. Topics in Seventeenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in 17th-century art.
4808. Eighteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Survey of art from the 18th century.
4809.Topics in Eighteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in 18th-century art, with emphasis on new perspectives and current scholarship.
4810. Nineteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Survey of art of the 19th-century.
4811. Topics in Nineteenth-Century Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in 19th-century art, with emphasis on new perspectives and current scholarship.
4812. Modernism and the Visual Arts 1890–1945. 3 hours. Explores the relationship of works of “modern” visual art, including their development, interpretation, and use, as well as historical, social and cultural conditions of “modernity” in Europe and North and South America, ca. 1890–1945.
4813. Postmodernism and the Visual Arts 1945–Present. 3 hours. Explores the relationship of postmodernism in the visual arts, including the development, interpretation, and use of postmodern works, as well as historical, social and cultural conditions of “postmodernity” globally, ca. 1945 to the present.
4814. Theories of Contemporary Art. 3 hours. Selected theoretical and critical issues in recent art.
4815. Twentieth-Century Architecture. 3 hours. Contemporary theory and form in architecture.
4816. American Art. 3 hours. Survey of American art, with an emphasis on new perspectives and current scholarship.
4817. Topics in American Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in American art from the 15th century to the present, with emphasis on new perspectives and current scholarship.
4818. Topics in Latin American Art. 3 hours. Topics in Latin American art, ranging from the 16th century to 1945.
4819. Topics in Native American Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in the arts of Native North America from pre-contact times to the present.
4820. Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica. 3 hours. Art and architecture of the Pre-Columbian cultures of Mesoamerica.
4821. Topics in Pre-Columbian Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in the Pre-Columbian art of the Americas.
4822. African Art. 3 hours. The study of the aesthetics of art objects and artifacts from Sub-Saharan Africa and their relationship to the social, political, religious and economic factors that give rise to their cultural significance.
4823. Asian Art. 3 hours. A survey of the art of India, China, and Japan from prehistoric to modern times, including architecture, sculpture, painting, ceramics and printmaking.
4824. Topics in Asian Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in the arts of Asia.
4825. Topics in Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Art. 3 hours. Selected topics in the arts of the Islamic and/or Middle Eastern cultures.
4840. History of Crafts. 3 hours. Ceramics, metalwork, weaving and other crafts media from the Paleolithic era to the present.
4841. History of Furniture. 3 hours. Basic furniture units in the Western World. Period interiors.
4842. History of Communication Design. 3 hours. Provides economic, political, social and technological perspectives on the work that has been created and disseminated by designers of visual communications, particularly over the course of the last 125 years, in a manner that makes their endeavors relevant to the design world of today and to contemporary society. Students gain an understanding of the major movements, styles and figures in the world of visual communication design that have emerged around the world since the latter portion of the 19th century. Significant emphasis is placed on how and why a variety of decision-making processes have informed and influenced the discipline in theory and practice during this span of time, and on the impact that its past developments are having and might have on current trends.
4843. History of Photography. 3 hours. Survey of the history of photography, including developments in photographic technologies, practices, theory and analysis.
4844. History of Prints. 3 hours. Survey of the history of prints from the Renaissance to the 20th century.
4848. Art History Senior Seminar. 3 hours. Introduction to research methodologies and practices of scholarship relevant to the study of a topic in art history. Delivered as a seminar consisting of assigned readings, class discussion, and oral and written presentations.
4940. Understanding Art Museums. 3 hours. Explores the history, organization, functions and collections of art museums. Assignments in Dallas/Fort Worth museums required.
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