Effective Speaking: Speech Communication Arts - Summer 2007
An application of principles of speech and language in oral communication. Students practice different types of speech-communication situations and analyze their speaking and language skills. The course incorporates written critiques and may include video-taping of oral presentations and panel discussions.
Introduction to Computer Graphic Design- Fall 2007
An introduction to the computer as a tool for creating graphic design. This class focuses on developing students' computer skills, including basic design issues. Computer terminology is covered in detail; afterwards students are introduced to a variety of software programs currently used by professionals in the graphic design and advertising industry.
Basic Photography- Fall 2006
The exploration of the discipline as an aesthetic medium, a documentary mode of communication, and a vehicle for personal expression. Students are expected to achieve basic technical competence in the practice of black and white photography, while also increasing their aesthetic expertise. At the end of the semester each student submits a portfolio of photographs. Students are also introduced to historical traditions of the medium through slide lectures, films, and gallery/museum visits.
Color Theory- Spring 2008
A study of color focusing on major color theories, including those of Itten, Muncell, and Albers. Students examine the physical properties and psychological aspects of color in artistic expression. Lectures, discussions, presentations, and studio projects explore color contrasts and relationships. Media used are collage and water-based paints.
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World Regional Georgraphy- Spring 2009
An introduction to the nature and scope of geography, the techniques and applications of geography, and the geographical context of current social, economic, political, and environmental problems in the major regions of the world. Course focuses mainly on non-Western regions