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Course Descriptions

ANT 173 Laboratory in Physical Anthropology 1(0-2)

ART 185 Introduction to Western Art, Part I 3(3-0)

Laboratory practicum surveying the techniques and procedures by which evidence is developed and analyzed in studying human evolution, both fossil and on-going. Satisfies University Program Group II laboratory requirement. Prereq- uisite: ANT 171 or concurrent enrollment. (University Program Group II-A)

History of Western art from prehistoric through medieval periods. Roots of Western culture as seen in differing artistic styles and attitudes. (University Program Group I-A)

ART 285 Introduction to Western Art, Part II 3(3-0)

ANT 175 Archaeology of the Americas 3(3-0)

Archaeology of the Americas from the earliest peopling of the Western Hemi- sphere to the rise of civilizations such as the Maya, Aztec, and Inca. (University Program Group IV- B)

ANT 200 Education and Culture 3(3-0) Process of cultural learning from infancy through adolescence in non-Western societies and American minority groups. (University Program Group IV-A)

History of Western art from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Relations of form and content to cultural attitudes. Unique contributions of major artists. (University Program Group I-A)

ART 319 Art Criticism 3(3-0) The description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of visual art. (Uni- versity Program Group I-B)

ART 334 Watercolor Painting 3(0-6)

ANT 320 North American Indian Cultures 3(3-0)

Diversity of North American Indian cultures, their experiences of colonization and culture change, and their contributions to American and global cultures. (University Program Group IV-C)

Exploration of transparent watercolor techniques including dry-brush and mixed-media, and development of an understanding of paper surfaces and pigment compositions. Prerequisites: ART 105, ART 115, ART 130.

ART 345 Art in the Elementary School 3(3-0)

ANT 321 Cultures of Latin America 3(3-0) Indigenous, European, and African origins and contemporary diversity of cultures of Latin America. (University Program Group IV-B)

Art for the elementary child; its relationship to curricula and general develop- ment of the child will be investigated through lecture, slides, and team teaching experience. Prerequisites: Admission to the Teacher Education Program.

ANT 322 Cultures of Africa 3(3-0)

ART 363 Design: The Interface of Art and Industry 3(3-0)

Indigenous cultures of sub-Saharan Africa; their emergence, development, and contemporary diversity; impact of sociocultural change. (University Program Group IV-B)

Survey of the development of the applied arts in material culture from the invention of movable type through the twentieth century. Prerequisites: Sopho- more standing or above. (University Program Group IV-A)

ANT 324 Cultures of the South Pacific 3(3-0)

ART 385 Art in the Twentieth Century 3(3-0)

Traditional cultures and recent social change in Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia. Human settlement of the islands, ecology, evolution of political systems, and effects of colonial economies are stressed. (University Program Group IV-B)

Study and analysis of the major movements of the twentieth-century visual arts and their philosophies with emphasis on the first half of the century. Pre- requisite: ART 285.

ART 386 American Art from the Colonial Period to 1913 3(3-0)

ANT 326 Chinese Societies 3(3-0) Culture and social life in prerevolutionary China and Taiwan and post-revo- lutionary (Communist) China. (University Program Group IV-B)

A history of American painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from the colonial period to 1913. An analysis of major artists and regional styles. Prerequisite: completion of 26 credit hours.

ANT 365 Current American Indian Issues 3(3-0)

AST 260 General Astronomy I 4(3-2)

Current social, economic, political, and cultural issues affecting American Indians; social movements of resistance and change. (University Program Group IV-A)

A mathematical treatment of modern astronomy for majors/minors in the sci- ences. Coordinate systems, astronomical instruments, time, moon and eclipses, earth as a planet, other solar system objects. Prerequisite: PHY 145.

ANT 506 Comparative Cultural Systems 3(3-0)

BCA - Broadcast and Cinematic Arts

Explores theories of cultural development, with particular emphasis on urban and post-industrial cultures. Students investigate cultures different from their own. Identical to SOC 506. Credit may not be earned in more than one of these courses. Prerequisites: introductory anthropology and/or sociology course.

BCA 210 Survey of the Mass Media 4(4-0)

Examination of historical, political, economic, social and legal evolution of mass media. Emphasis on mass media and their content in a social and cultural context.

ANT 342 Forensic Anthropology 4(3-2)

Lectures and laboratory training in forensic identification and analysis of hu- man skeletal remains for utilization by criminal justice authorities and missing persons bureaus. Prerequisites: ANT 171, 173 or BIO 110.

ANT 347 Human Evolution 3(3-0)

Fossil evidence of human evolution and its analysis within a theoretical framework of ongoing evolutionary forces and basic phylogenetic principles. Prerequisite: ANT 171.

ANT 351 The Race Concept and Human Variation 3(3-0)

Analysis and interpretation of human physical variation (genetic) to permit an examination of historical and modern evolutionary and “scientific” racism. Prerequisites: ANT 171 and BIO 101 recommended.

ANT 356 Primate Behavior 3(3-0)

Applying principles of evolution to primate behavior with emphasis on effects of ecology on social relations and group organizations. Prerequisites: ANT 171 or BIO 101 recommended. (University Program Group IV-A)

ART 597 Special Studies 1-6(Spec) Further in-depth graduate study when scholarly/studio adequacy beyond ART 497 is achieved.

AST - Astronomy

AST 111 Astronomy 3(3-0)

An overview of modern astronomy which illustrates the basic physical principles and methodologies underlying all the sciences. Topics include the solar system, stars and stellar systems, galaxies and cosmology. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group II-A)

AST 112 Introduction to Astronomical Observations 1(0-2)

The observation and interpretation of the sky using the naked eye, small telescopes, celestial globes, and star maps. Supplements AST 111 by provid- ing observational experience. Satisfies University Program Group II laboratory requirement. Pre/Co-Requisite: AST 111. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group II-A)

ANT 368 Hispanic Cultures in the U.S. 3(3-0)

Hispanic cultural diversity viewed in the context of the larger U.S. society, including Anglo and Latino analyses of contributions and the role of racism in defining this group. (University Program Group IV-C)

AST 261 General Astronomy II 4(3-2) A continuation of AST 260. Stellar astronomy, interstellar matter, galactic structure, galaxies, quasars, cosmology. Prerequisite: AST 260.

ANT 588 Special Topics in Anthropology 1-10(Spec) Consideration of subject matter not included in courses currently listed in catalog. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ART - Art

ART 126 Introduction to the Visual Arts 3(3-0)

To develop an aesthetic awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the visual arts through an introduction to media, formal analysis, and interpretation. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. (University Program Group I-B)

BCA 288 History and Appreciation of the Cinema 3(2-2) History and critical analysis of outstanding fiction films and filmmakers. Innova- tions from early silents to the present. (University Program Group I-A)

BCA 290 French Film and Other Media 3(3-0)

French cinema in historical and cultural context; works of Gance, Clai , Renoi , Carne` and New Wave; overview of other media; includes field trip to France. (Taught in English. Does not count toward the French major or minor.) Prerequisites: Not open to first semester freshmen. Because the course involves international travel, all students must apply through the Office of International Education. (University Program Group I-A)

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