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2012-2014 COURSE CATALOGUE : ARTS AND EDUCATION

Note: Several faculty in other departments and interdisciplinary programs offer courses that address the arts, culture and society. Collins, Davenport, and Whittier act as advisers for the major and minor.

The Arts and Education Program provides students with an opportunity to examine the role of the arts in fostering personal and cultural development. The objective of the program is to enable students to form and articulate their own critical perspectives based upon an understanding of four fundamental aspects of arts education: 1) the nature of human development, 2) the nature of art and artistic expression, 3) the theory and practice of education, and 4) the experience of artistic expression. This program is not intended to prepare students to teach in the arts; it is designed for students who wish to deepen their understanding of both art and education, while critically exploring the relationship between these two kinds of human experience. The Arts and Education Program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (B.A.)
interdisciplinary, 12 courses
AEP 335; two courses from among DAN 325 Movement Analysis: Laban Studies, EDUC 301 Drama in a Development Context, PHIL 230 Aesthetics, or an equivalent theory-based arts course; one course from among EDUC 202 Human Growth and Development, PSY 203 Introduction to Child Psychology and Human Development, PSY 205 Adolescent Psychology; at least four studio electives, three of which must be in one artistic discipline (art, creative writing, dance, music, or theater); two additional education courses from one of the program core or elective groups; and two additional courses on art, culture, and society. Only three 100-level courses may count toward the major. All courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
interdisciplinary, 6 courses
AEP 335; one course from among DAN 325 Movement Analysis: Laban Studies, EDUC 301 Drama in a Development Context, PHIL 230 Aesthetics, or an equivalent theory-based arts course; one course from among EDUC 202 Human Growth and Development, PSY 203 Introduction to Child Psychology and Human Development, PSY 205 Adolescent Psychology, three studio electives in one discipline (art, creative writing, dance, music, or theater).

CORE COURSES
AEP 335 Arts and Human Development
DAN 325 Movement Analysis: Laban Studies
EDUC 301 Drama in a Developmental Context
PHIL 230 Aesthetics

STUDIO ELECTIVES (sample)
Art
ARTS         105           Color and Composition
ARTS         114           Introduction to Sculpture
ARTS         115           Three Dimensional Design
ARTS         125           Introduction to Drawing
ARTS         126           Figure Drawing
ARTS         130           Photography and Culture
ARTS         135           Introduction to Photography
ARTS         165           Introduction to Imaging
ARTS         203           Representational Painting
ARTS         204           Abstract Painting
ARTS         209           Watercolor
ARTS         214           Metal Sculpture
ARTS         215           Sculpture (Modeling)
ARTS         225           Life Drawing
ARTS         227           Advanced Drawing
ARTS         245           Photo Silkscreen Printing
ARTS         246           Intaglio Printing
ARTS         248           Woodcut Printing
ARTS         265           Intermediate Imaging
ARTS         266           Time in Art
ARTS         267           Digital Imaging
ARTS         268           Time in Art II
ARTS         301           Imaging Workshop
ARTS         305           Painting Workshop
ARTS         315           Sculpture Workshop
ARTS         345           Printmaking Workshop
ARTS         365           Imaging Workshop

Dance
DAN          105           Introduction to Dance: Theory and Practice
DAN          140           Dance Ensemble
DAN          200           Dance Composition I
DAN          250           Dance Improvisation
DAN          300           Dance Composition II
DAN          305           Somatics
Any full-credit dance technique course (DAN 900 series)

English
ENG          260           Creative Writing
ENG          305           Poetry Workshop
ENG          308           Screenwriting I
ENG          309           Fiction Workshop
ENG          310           Creative Non-Fiction Workshop
ENG          315           Advanced Fiction Workshop II
ENG          326           Performance/Slam Poetry

Music
MUS         120           Tonal Theory and Aural Skills I
MUS         121           Tonal Theory and Aural Skills II
MUS         202           History of Western Art Music: Medieval and Renaissance
MUS         203           History of Western Art Music: Baroque and Classical
MUS         204           History of Western Art Music: Romantic and Modern
MUS         206           Opera as Drama
Two semesters of any 900-level course

Theatre
THTR         178           Acting I
THTR         179           Introduction to Stage Craft
THTR         225           Introduction to Lighting Design
THTR         275           Acting II
THTR         305           Advanced Acting Styles
THTR         307           Playwriting Workshop
THTR         386           Shakespearean Performance
Two semesters of THTR 490 Theatre Production
 
Education Electives
EDUC        200           Philosophy of Education
EDUC        201           History of Education
EDUC        203           Children with Disabilities
EDUC        208           Teaching, Learning and Popular Culture
EDUC        220           Storytelling and the Oral Tradition
EDUC        221           Understanding Autism
EDUC        302           Disability in China
EDUC        304           Representations, Inferences, and Meanings
EDUC        306           Technology for Children with Disabilities
EDUC        320           Children's Literature
EDUC        332           Disability, Family, and Society
EDUC        333           Literacy
EDUC        346           Technology in Education
EDUC        350           Constructivism and Teaching
EDUC        370           Social Foundations of Multiculturalism

Art, Culture and Society Electives
Courses chosen from the following departments and programs with permission of an Arts and Education Program coordinator: Africana Studies, Art History, Asian Languages and Cultures, Dance, English, European Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German Area Studies, Latin American Studies, Music, Media and Society, Philosophy, Russian Area Studies, Spanish and Hispanic Studies, Theatre, Women's Studies, and Writing and Rhetoric.

COURSE DESCRIPTION
335 The Arts and Human Development The primary purpose of this course is to explore the ways in which the arts serve human development. Students examine the relationship between the arts and various dimensions of development such as cognitive, cultural, and emotional growth. This course is interdisciplinary in nature and addresses some of the following questions: What is art? Do different forms of art serve different functions? What do the arts teach children that other traditional subjects do not teach? What is the role of creativity in art? Students are encouraged to explore connections between the arts and education while also reflecting upon the significance of the arts in their own lives. (Collins/Davenport/Whittier, Spring, offered annually)