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Course Catalog - Academic Year 2017-2018

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ART
VART 101 - Drawing I
Credits: 3.00
The graphic representation of visual reality in a variety of media; emphasis is directed toward an understanding of observation, form, line, value, composition, and space. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Sophomore
Freshman
VART 112 - Design Fundamentals
Credits: 3.00
A fundamentals course bridging artistic intention and compositional conclusion: problem-based studies based on the visual elements and principles of design theory. Should be taken before the junior year .Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Sophomore
Freshman
VART 115 - Art Appreciation
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to the visual arts of the Western world. The basic premise of the course stems from a conviction that painting, sculpture, and architecture reflect the times and places that produced them. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 141 - Ceramics I
Credits: 3.00
A basic experience with clay. Emphasis on hand building techniques with an introduction to wheel forming. Secondary emphasis on developing fundamentals of clay and glaze technology. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
VART 190 - ArtSurvey:Prehistoric-Medieval
Credits: 3.00
A study of art and architecture from the Prehistoric era to the late Middle Ages. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 191 - Art Survey:Renaissance-Modern
Credits: 3.00
A study of art and architecture from the late Middle Ages to modern times. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 192 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Topic to be decided by faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 193 - FYS:
Credits: 3.00
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces new Gonzaga students to the University, the Core Curriculum, and Gonzaga’s Jesuit mission and heritage. While the seminars will be taught by faculty with expertise in particular disciplines, topics will be addressed in a way that illustrates approaches and methods of different academic disciplines. The seminar format of the course highlights the participatory character of university life, emphasizing that learning is an active, collegial process.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
VART 201 - Drawing II
Credits: 3.00
A continuation of VART 101. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 101 Minimum Grade: D
VART 202 - Figure Drawing in Florence
Credits: 3.00
Focuses on traditional drawing techniques and methods for depicting the physicality of the body and of space. VART 101 recommended as a pre-requisite but not required. Florence campus only.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 212 - Sculpture Materials & Design I
Credits: 3.00
Explores the principal elements of design through sculpture and drawing projects. Students will develop their structural and perceptual senses, with a special emphasis on 3-D perception. Florence campus only.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 221 - Painting I
Credits: 3.00
Basic problems in oil techniques, explorations in still life, landscape, and the human figure. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 101 Minimum Grade: D
VART 222 - Painting II
Credits: 3.00
A continuation of VART 221. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 221 Minimum Grade: D
VART 230 - 3-D Design
Credits: 3.00
A foundational course focused on the principles and elements of design for three-dimensional/sculptural art. Students learn how to turn a concept/idea into a three-dimensional work of art. Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 241 - Ceramics II
Credits: 3.00
Qualities of form, function, and style are explored by means of wheel forming. Glaze development and approaches to firing techniques are introduced. Fall and Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 141 Minimum Grade: D
VART 250 - Linograph Printmaking
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to printmaking using linoleum, which is the modern version of the ancient woodcut "xylograph" technique. In addition to carving and printing, there will be a historical review of several variations of the process. Florence Campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 292 - Directed Studio
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Variable credit, directed study for the student with a limited schedule. Studio work by arrangement. Fall and Spring.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 293 - Introduction to Florence
Credits: 3.00
A survey of Florentine history from its origins to 1400, with special reference to the artistic, social, and literary developments of the 13th and 14th centuries. Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 294 - Florence of the Medici
Credits: 3.00
A study of the artistic, social, and literary developments in Florence from the time of Savonarola through the Florence of Michelangelo, Cosimo I, Galileo, and the Grand Dukes. Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 295 - Spanish Art-Modern and Contemp
Credits: 3.00
Granada campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 296 - Span Art-Ancient & Medieval
Credits: 3.00
Granada campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 312 - Sculpture Materials &Design II
Credits: 3.00
Explores the principal elements of design through sculpture and drawing projects. Students will develop their structural and perceptual senses, with a special emphasis on 3-D perception. Florence campus only.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 101 Minimum Grade: D or VART 212 Minimum Grade: D
VART 322 - Fresco
Credits: 3.00
Exploration of Fresco techniques. Both buon and fresco secco are introduced. Students have hands-on experience and produce a fresco image during the course. Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 323 - Painting III
Credits: 3.00
Advanced problems in figurative art with emphasis on painting the human figure and landscape. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 222 Minimum Grade: D
VART 324 - Painting IV
Credits: 3.00
A continuation of VART 323. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 323 Minimum Grade: D
VART 341 - Intermediate Ceramics Projects
Credits: 3.00
A directed study of specific throwing and/or hand building techniques. Studio processes of glaze development and firing practices will be introduced. Course can be repeated for credit.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 241 Minimum Grade: D
VART 349 - Special Topics in Studio Art
Credits: 3.00
Topics to be determine by instructor.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 350 - Beginning Printmaking
Credits: 3.00
Introduces students to the development of imagery through a variety of etching and relief processes. Fall
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 101 Minimum Grade: D
VART 351 - Beginning Screen Printing
Credits: 3.00
Introduces students to the development of imagery through the screen printing process. Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 101 Minimum Grade: D
VART 352 - Intermediate Printmaking
Credits: 3.00
This course adds new printmaking techniques to the processes learned in beginning printmaking, refines the abilities already learned and expands the student's knowledge about image development through the printmaking process. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 350 Minimum Grade: D or VART 351 Minimum Grade: D
VART 360 - Museum Studies
Credits: 3.00
An exploration of the value and function of museums. History of Italian museums as outstanding examples of European Culture from the Renaissance to the 20th Century. Florence campus only. Can be substituted for one Art History requirement for Art majors.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 385 - Figure Drawing I
Credits: 3.00
Basic problems in developing the human figure and experiments with a variety of drawing media. Florence campus and main campus. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 101 Minimum Grade: D or VART 202 Minimum Grade: D
VART 386 - Figure Drawing II
Credits: 3.00
A continuation of VART 385. Fall and Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 385 Minimum Grade: D
VART 390 - History of Art I
Credits: 3.00
Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
VART 391 - History of Art II
Credits: 3.00
Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 393 - Special Topics Study Abroad
Credits: 3.00 or 4.00
Topic determined by instructor.
Lecture: 3.00 or 4.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 394 - Special Topics in Art History
Credits: 3.00
Consult instructor for topic as it will vary each semester. May be repeated for credit.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 395 - Art in The 19th Century
Credits: 3.00
A survey of European and American art from c. 1789 to 1914. Special emphasis placed on the relationship between art and political revolution, Orientalism and "Primitivism" in the visual arts, the rise of landscape painting, the invention of photography, and the formation of an avant-garde identity in the nineteenth century. Fall.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 396 - Art in the 20th Century
Credits: 3.00
A survey of European and American art from the 1890's to 1990's. Course topics include: the relationship between avant-garde culture and political radicalism; "Primitivism" in western art; the machine aesthetic; abstraction and its meanings; the influence and role of photography in modern culture; and the emergence of alternative and experimental visual media in the 1960's and 1970's. Spring.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 397 - Renaissance Art
Credits: 3.00
A survey of the painting, sculpture, and architecture of Italy, 1400-1600. Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 398 - Roman Art & Architecture
Credits: 3.00
Examines the major trends and developments in art and architecture from the Roman Republic (500 B.C.) to the reign of Constantine the Great (A.D. 306-337). Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 401 - Renaissance Architecture
Credits: 3.00
Renaissance Architecture, civil engineering, and design from Brunelleschi to Leonardo and Michelangelo and the interdependence of such fields to Florentine humanism and the development of European modernity. Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 402 - The Image of God
Credits: 3.00
A comparative study in religious art and architecture between the Western world and traditional Far Eastern aesthetics (Chinese and Japanese), focusing on the basic element of spirituality. Florence campus only.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 403 - The Ancient City
Credits: 3.00
This course is a survey of the development of the city in the ancient world. Students will explore urban forms and processes as they are shaped by - and as they shape - their social, cultural, economic and physical contexts. The course will focus on representative urban centers of the ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Mediterranean world, tracing the evolution of ancient urbanism from the Near East to the classical worlds of Greece and Rome.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: HIST 101 Minimum Grade: D or WGST 271C Minimum Grade: D
VART 404 - Archaeology of Ancient Greece
Credits: 3.00
This course examines the techniques and methods of Classical Archaeology as revealed through an examination of the major monuments and artifacts of Ancient Greece and its neighbors. Architecture, sculpture, vase and fresco painting, and the minor arts are all examined, from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period. We consider the nature of this archaeological evidence, and the relationship of classical archaeology to other disciplines such as history, art history, and the classical languages.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: HIST 101 Minimum Grade: D or WGST 271C Minimum Grade: D
VART 405 - Archaeology of Ancient Rome
Credits: 3.00
This course examines the techniques and methods of classical archaeology as revealed through an examination of the major monuments and artifacts of ancient Rome and its neighbors. Architecture, sculpture, vase and fresco painting, and the minor arts are all examined, from the Early Iron Age through the Late Roman period. We consider the nature of this archaeological evidence, and the relationship of classical archaeology to other disciplines such as history, art history, and the classical languages.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: HIST 101 Minimum Grade: D or WGST 271C Minimum Grade: D
VART 406 - American Cultures and Ideas
Credits: 3.00
This course will examine American history through an exploration of its culture. Throughout this course we will work towards defining what culture is, how it shapes expectations and assumption, how it motivates human actions and interactions, and how it is bound by time and place. Each student’s ability to critically read cultural sources from an appropriately historical frame of reference will be tested in a variety of assignments, including weekly readings, writing assignments, and active class participation.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 407 - Women Artists
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to women as creators of fine and decorative art within North America and Europe from the late 18th C. to today. The course also addresses how women have been represented in art by men and other women.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 408 - History of Photography
Credits: 3.00
An introduction to the origins and history of photography from the 1830’s to today. Spring, even-numbered years.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
VART 421 - Advanced Painting Projects
Credits: 3.00
Advanced oil painting problems in still-life, figure and landscape. Can be repeated.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 324
VART 432 - CIS:
Credits: 3.00
The Core Integration Seminar (CIS) engages the Year Four Question: “Imagining the possible: What is our role in the world?” by offering students a culminating seminar experience in which students integrate the principles of Jesuit education, prior components of the Core, and their disciplinary expertise. Each section of the course will focus on a problem or issue raised by the contemporary world that encourages integration, collaboration, and problem solving. The topic for each section of the course will be proposed and developed by each faculty member in a way that clearly connects to the Jesuit Mission, to multiple disciplinary perspectives, and to our students’ future role in the world.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 441 - Adv Ceramics Projects
Credits: 3.00
Exploration of advanced glazing and firing techniques. Emphasis is on developing individual expression in ceramic form. Course can be repeated.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 341 Minimum Grade: D
VART 442 - Ceramic Materials
Credits: 3.00
A study of glaze theory and empirical formulation methods. Coursework is designed for the advanced student contemplating graduate school or a professional career in the studio. On sufficient demand.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 241 Minimum Grade: D
VART 443 - Kiln Design and Construction
Credits: 3.00
An exploration of kiln types, firing methods, and chamber designs. A kiln will be constructed and fired. On sufficient demand.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Junior
Senior
Pre-requisites: VART 241 Minimum Grade: D
VART 450 - Advanced Printmaking Projects
Credits: 3.00
This course continues to refine the abilities already learned and expands the student's knowledge about printmaking. The emphasis is on idea development in combination with technical skills to create a body of work through printed means. Individual exploration is encouraged and challenged through critical dialogue in combination with the teacher and fellow students. Course can be repeated.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Pre-requisites: VART 352 Minimum Grade: D
VART 466 - Philosophy of Art
Credits: 3.00
An analysis of beauty, creativity, and taste according to the theories of Aristotle, Plato, Aquinas, and some contemporary philosophers. Several representative works from all areas of the fine arts are examined in the light of the aesthetic principles of classical philosophy.
Lecture: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
General Requirements: 2.01 credits
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VART 485 - Adv Drawing Projects
Credits: 3.00
Course can be repeated for credit.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Freshman
Pre-requisites: VART 386 Minimum Grade: D
VART 492 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Specialized study by arrangement with individual studio faculty.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 497 - Art Internship
Credits: .00 to 6.00
Professional work experience in an art-related field. Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Other: .00 to 6.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 498 - Research
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
Individual research on an art topic approved by and arranged with a faculty member.
Other: 1.00 to 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
VART 499 - Senior Seminar
Credits: 3.00
Required of Art Majors. Open to art minors by departmental invitation only. A seminar designed to prepare the graduating student for vocations in art or postgraduate studies, culminating with a public exhibition of the senior's portfolio demonstrating learned skills. Enrollment by permission of instructor. Spring.
Other: 3.00
College: College of Arts & Sciences
Department: Art
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes:
Senior


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