Course Descriptions 2014-2016 Catalog - UW-Superior
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Graduate Course Descriptions


2014-2016 Catalog

Graduate Course Descriptions

Visual Arts Course Descriptions

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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ART 520Studies in American Art3.00
American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 521Mediterranean3.00
Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Byzantine.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 523Medieval Art3.00
a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 524Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies3.00
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
General Education Attributes:
FAA Fine Arts Appreciation
NW Non-Western
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 525Renaissance Art3.00
Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 526Baroque Art to Romanticism3.00
The Arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 and 1850.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 527Modern Art4.00
Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 529Women in Art3.00
Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 536Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts3.00
Record movements in paining, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 542Photography History, Theory and Criticism3.00
Survey of the aesthetic and fundamental technical history of photography as a vital means of artistic expression and communication in North America and Western Europe from 1827 to 1940.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 550Psychology of Art3.00
Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity and issues of cultural and social diversity as applicable to art therapy.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ART 602Art Therapy Seminar3.00
Study of the art of clients with different disabilities and psychopathologies. Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different clients will be emphasized. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 605Drawing3.00
Advanced problems in drawing. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 610Painting3.00
Individual concepts and creative skills in the use of oils, watercolors, and/or related media. Discussions and critiques supplement studio experiences. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 611Collage3.00
Advanced studies in collage. Creating artworks with resources from natural, digital, and manufactured world. Emphasis on the development of responsive creativity.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 615Ecopsychology, Art and Meditation3.00
Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far-reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 619Multi-Modal Art Therapy3.00
An exploration of Multi-Modal healing techniques including Drama, Music, Poetry, and Play Therapy and their application in Art Therapy will be studied scholastically and experientially. Guest speakers on the topics presented as well as varied techniques as applicable to Art Therapy will be introduced.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ART 630Readings in Art History3.00
Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to 12 credits. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 635Research in Art3.00
Topic: Art Education. Students plan and conduct an independent research project in art education. Research may be either basic or applied in nature. Results of the study will be reported in the style and form required for publication. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor. Topic: Art Therapy - Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 640Printmaking3.00
Advanced problems in printmaking. Topics: etching (spring semester), woodcut (fall semester). Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 641Photography3.00
Advanced and graduate studio courses (respectively) concerned with defining a specific direction with a body of work with an emphasis on resolution. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 645Expressive Arts For Change3.00
Experiential studio course exploring the expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as an essential tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 660Sculpture3.00
Students work on more specialized problems of their own design in consultation with the instructor. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 670Ceramics3.00
An advanced course that critically examines ceramic processes and aesthetic issues through extended creative projects developed in consultation with the instructor. Emphasis on producing a professional, coherent portfolio and supporting visual artists' materials. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 675Metalwork3.00
Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 679Fibers3.00
Topic: Loom Weaving - Interlocking fibers via loom mechanisms; includes experience with fabric structure, fiber characteristics and the effective use of color. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Primary structures through a variety of manipulation techniques; may include primitive forms of weaving, felting, basketry and dyeing. Emphasis on expression. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 683Art Therapy Fundamentals3.00
Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Covers ethical, legal issues, and standards of good practice.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 684The Development of Creative Functioning3.00
Study of the creative individual; research findings on creativity; techniques for promoting creativity thinking and problem-solving in educational, clinical and business environments.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 685Art Therapy Techniques3.00
Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy. Students learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 695Advanced Art Studio1.00 - 12.00
Open only to advanced Art students who wish to pursue an individual art problem in any medium of their choosing. The student must take the responsibility of choosing a problem, outlining a plan of study to be submitted to the instructor at registration. The student works informally in co-operation with the instructor, who guides and evaluates in relation to the objective set forth. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Summer Terms
ART 697Art Field Study1.00 - 3.00
By special arrangement with a department faculty member the student may enroll in an independent study project which may entail travel or the use of resources to be found in the immediate region. Documentation will be required.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 698Practicum1.00 - 7.00
Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in contract form. Topics: Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 702Art Therapy Seminar3.00
Investigation into methods of inducing visual expression with different treatment settings. The current DSM will be used in conjunction with defining client disabilities and pathologies.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Every Other Year
ART 704Issues in Visual Arts3.00
Advanced study of theoretical frameworks, concepts, contents, and contexts of visual arts. Topic will vary from the spirituality and the sacred in art, psychology and philosophy of art, primitivism in contemporary/modern art, cultural politics in art, feminism in art, science and technology in art, among others.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 705Drawing3.00
Individual development emphasized. Repeatable up to nine credits
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 710Painting3.00
Studio course designed to give the student the opportunity to develop theories and practices on a personal basis relative to the art of painting. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 711Collage3.00
Advanced studies in collage. Creating artworks with resources from natural, digital, and manufactured world. Emphasis on the development of responsive creativity.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 715Ecopsychology Art and Meditation3.00
Ecopsychology is an emerging field that studies the relationship between people and nature. It has far reaching implications in sustainability, politics, and the arts on a personal and group level. Through art and meditation a deep understanding of the principles and practices of ecopsychology will be explored.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 719Multi-Modal Art Therapy3.00
An exploration of Multi-Modal healing techniques and their application in Art Therapy, Drama, Music, Poetry, and Play Therapy will be studied scholastically and experientially. Professionals in the field as well as varied techniques will be introduced.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ART 720Studies in American Art3.00
American art of the Colonial, 19th or 20th Century period including sculpture, architecture and painting.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 721Mediterranean3.00
Architecture, sculpture, craft, and painting of the Mediterranean and Near East cultures to include any one or combination of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome or early Christian/Byzantine.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 723Medieval Art3.00
a) Early Christian and Byzantine; b) Medieval; c) Romanesque; d) Gothic: A detailed investigation of the art of the Middle Ages.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 724Visual Arts in Non-Western Societies3.00
Study of visual arts in non-western societies including North American Indian/Native American; Mesoamerican; Oceania/Pacific Islands, Asian, and African cultures.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 725Renaissance Art3.00
Italian or Northern European architecture, sculpture and painting from 1250 to 1600.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 726Baroque Art to Romanticism3.00
The Arts in Italy and Northern Europe between 1550 and 1850.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 727Modern Art3.00
Nineteenth Century, 20th Century, Contemporary or Post-Modern Art and architecture and the forces which influenced the period. Research required.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 729Women in Art3.00
Women's expression in painting and sculpture, primarily of the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 730Readings In Art History3.00
Guided individual research on an approved topic. Repeatable up to nine credits. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 732Black Art3.00
Topics: African-American Art and African Art - Alternate every other fall. A survey of art created by people of African descent. Also discussed are some influences of Islam, Western Europe, and the Caribbean regions. Repeatable up to 6 credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 735Research In Art3.00
Topic: Art Therapy: Research into specific areas and elective topics in art therapy. Topic: Art Education - Students plan and execute an art education problem in terms of teaching, supervision and/or curriculum planning in keeping with their local school needs and programs. Students carry on an independent research study culminating in the research report written in style and form ready for publication.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 736Contemporary Movements in the Visual Arts3.00
Record movements in paining, sculpture and architecture, with emphasis on the United States and Canada.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand
ART 740Printmaking3.00
Advanced printmaking. Topics: Etching (Spring semester) Woodcut (Fall semester) Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 741Photography Graduate3.00
Emphasizes concept and process resolution by defining a specific direction through a cohesive body of photographs. Students have the option of working in film or digital.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is completion of Art 641 or instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 745Expressive Arts For Change3.00
Experiential studio course exploring the expressive arts process in depth through multiple arts media and techniques. Use the expressive arts as a tool for social change and personal transformation to contribute to positive change. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ART 750Psychology of Art3.00
Art as a fundamental human activity on an individual and societal level. Studies theories of creativity and issues of cultural and social diversity as applicable to art therapy.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term every other Year
ART 760Sculpture3.00
Advanced sculpture. Individual development emphasized. Prerequisite: ART 260,360,460,660. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Prerequisites:
Instructor consent and completion of ART 260, 360, 460, and 660 are prerequisite for taking this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 770Ceramics3.00
Individualized studio problems in ceramics. Work at this level is expected to be specialized and without major technical problems. Repeated up to nine credits. Prerequisite for taking this course is Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 775Metalwork3.00
Advanced techniques and processes. Repeatable up to nine credits. Prerequisite for taking this course is Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 779Fiber3.00
Topic: Loom Weaving - Individually designed series of experiences using the loom in interlocking fibers. Problems planned in consultation with instructor. Topic: Off-Loom Fibers - Advanced problems in primary structures should include research of primitive expression, materials and techniques. Repeatable up to nine credits.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 783Art Therapy Fundamentals3.00
Survey of the origins, history, and theoretical objectives and trends in art therapy. Ethical, legal issues and standards of good practice will be covered.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 784Development of Creative Functioning3.00
The study of the creative individual, techniques for problem solving and creative thinking, and ways of promoting creativity with individuals and in group settings. Research required.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 785Art Therapy Techniques3.00
Theoretical approaches and techniques used in art therapy will be studied. Students will also learn to develop and apply art therapy assessments.
Prerequisites:
Prerequisite for taking this course is Art Therapy Graduate or consent of instructor.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 789ART Elective1.00 - 99.00
Transfer credits ONLY from another accredited institution not equivalent to a UW-Superior course.
ART 790Graduate Art Seminar2.00
Advanced seminar concerned with defining one's evolving philosophical relationship with art and developing a dialogue with art through individual oral or visual presentations and class discussion.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ART 795Independent Study1.00 - 5.00
Graduate art students work independently under guidance of an instructor. Students submit a proposal of study during the first week of the course. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 797Art Field Study1.00 - 3.00
By special arrangement and permission of the department, a student may enroll for the off-campus study of a problem in art. Documentation required. Prerequisite for taking this course is Instructor consent.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 798Practicum1.00 - 7.00
Supervised experience providing practical application in specific disciplines. Integration of the competencies of the individualized focus in contract form. Topics: Art Education, Art Therapy, Expressive Ecopsychology, Gallery. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
ART 799Graduate Terminal Project1.00 - 3.00
Successful completion of thesis or M.A. exhibition with supporting paper. Consent of instructor is required to enroll in this course.
Typically Offered:
Fall and Spring Terms
 
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Catalog Nbr.Course Title/Course TopicsCredits
ARTED 681Art for Special Education3.00
Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptation for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ARTED 682Art Education for the Gifted and Talented3.00
Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, art work characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in Art and permission of the instructor. By arrangement.
Typically Offered:
Fall Term Only
ARTED 781Art for Special Education3.00
Exploration of art concepts, media, and processes with adaptations for the mainstreamed student with special educational needs. A study of characteristics of students with behavior and/or learning disorders, cognitive delay, physical handicap, and gifted and talented.
Typically Offered:
Spring Term Only
ARTED 782Art Education for the Gifted and Talented3.00
Study of current guidelines, trends, and program options that address the special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Areas of emphasis include: student characteristics, artwork characteristics, identification procedures, and curriculum models. Prerequisite: Minimum of 20 undergraduate credits in art and permission of the instructor. By arrangement.
Typically Offered:
Occasional by Demand

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