Sep 29, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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The following courses may be offered in transfer or vocational fields.

  
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    ____ 1460 - Field Studies

    (1-4)
    (transfer) A combination of classroom instruction with participation in the actual field being studied.

  
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    ____ 1465 - Directed Studies/Research Problems

    (1-3)
    (transfer) Special projects and research carried out under the direction of faculty.

  
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    ____ 1470 - Internship/Practicum

    (1-6)
    (transfer) Work experience related to a chosen field of study. (approximately 30 hours work experience equates to 1 credit hour) A maximum of 12 hours of independent study, cooperative education, and internship credits may be used to fulfill requiremen

  
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    ____ 1475 - Independent Studies

    (1-4)
    (transfer) [0975 (below college-level)] A course designed and taken under a special contract with a faculty member. A maximum of 12 hours of independent study, cooperative education, and internship credits may be used to fulfill requirements for AA, AS

  
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    ____ 1480 - Cooperative Education

    (1-6)
    (transfer) A planned academic program allowing students to blend classroom theory with related work experience. Prerequisites: Approval of appropriate faculty member. (Six and one half hours lecture per student, 70 hours work experience equates to one

  
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    ____ 1485 - Seminar

    (1-3)
    (transfer) In-depth examination of a specific issue or subject.

  
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    ____ 1490 - Topics

    (1-4)
    (transfer) Courses that are not part of the regular catalog curriculum. Designed to meet special needs or interests.

  
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    ____ 1495 - Workshop

    (1-3)
    (transfer) Specific training or instruction with the emphasis on skills development. Involves interactive participation among class members and instructors. Students acquire a basic understanding of accounting principles and procedures used to record,

  
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    ____ 1960 - Field Studies

    (1-4)
    (vocational) A combination of classroom instruction with participation in the actual field being studied.

  
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    ____ 1965 - Directed Studies/Research Problems

    (1-3)
    (vocational) Special projects and research carried out under the direction of faculty.

  
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    ____ 1970 - Internship/Practicum

    (1-6)
    (vocational) Work experience related to a chosen field of study. (approximately 30 hours work experience equates to 1 credit hour) A maximum of 12 hours of independent study, practicum, and internship credits may be used to fulfill requirement.

  
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    ____ 1980 - Cooperative Education

    (1-6)
    (vocational) A planned academic program allowing students to blend classroom theory with related work experience. Prerequisites: Consent of Cooperative Education Director and approval of appropriate faculty member. (Six and one half hours lecture per s

  
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    ____ 1985 - Seminar

    (1-3)
    (vocational) In-depth examination of a specific issue or subject.

  
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    ____ 1990 - Topics

    (1-4)
    (vocational) Courses that are not part of the regular catalog curriculum. Designed to meet special needs or interests.

  
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    ____ 1995 - Workshop

    (1-3)
    (vocational) Specific training or instruction with the emphasis on skills development. Involves interactive participation among class members and instructors. Students acquire a basic understanding of accounting principles and procedures used to record

  
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    ____ 2460 - Field Studies

    (1-4)
    (transfer) A combination of classroom instruction with participation in the actual field being studied.

  
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    ____ 2465 - Directed Studies/Research Problems

    (1-3)
    (transfer) Special projects and research carried out under the direction of faculty.

  
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    ____ 2470 - Internship/Practicum

    (1-6)
    (transfer) Work experience related to a chosen field of study. (approximately 30 hours work experience equates to 1 credit hour) A maximum of 12 hours of independent study, cooperative education, and internship credits may be used to fulfill requiremen

  
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    ____ 2475 - Independent Studies

    (1-4)
    (transfer) [0975 (below college-level)] A course designed and taken under a special contract with a faculty member. A maximum of 12 hours of independent study, cooperative education, and internship credits may be used to fulfill requirements for AA, AS

  
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    ____ 2480 - Cooperative Education

    (1-6)
    (transfer) A planned academic program allowing students to blend classroom theory with related work experience. Prerequisites: Consent of Cooperative Education Director and approval of appropriate faculty member. (Six and one half hours lecture per stu

  
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    ____ 2485 - Seminar

    (1-3)
    (transfer) In-depth examination of a specific issue or subject.

  
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    ____ 2490 - Topics

    (1-4)
    (transfer) Courses that are not part of the regular catalog curriculum. Designed to meet special needs or interests.

  
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    ____ 2495 - Workshop

    (1-3)
    (transfer) Specific training or instruction with the emphasis on skills development. Involves interactive participation among class members and instructors. Students acquire a basic understanding of accounting principles and procedures used to record,

  
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    ____ 2960 - Field Studies

    (1-4)
    (vocational) A combination of classroom instruction with participation in the actual field being studied.

  
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    ____ 2965 - Directed Studies/Research Problems

    (1-3)
    (vocational) Special projects and research carried out under the direction of faculty.

  
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    ____ 2970 - Internship/Practicum

    (1-6)
    (vocational) Work experience related to a chosen field of study. (approximately 30 hours work experience equates to 1 credit hour) A maximum of 12 hours of independent study, practicum, and internship credits may be used to fulfill requirement.

  
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    ____ 2980 - Cooperative Education

    (1-6)
    (vocational) A planned academic program allowing students to blend classroom theory with related work experience. Prerequisites: Consent of Cooperative Education Director and approval of appropriate faculty member. (Six and one half hours lecture per s

  
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    ____ 2985 - Seminar

    (1-3)
    (vocational) In-depth examination of a specific issue or subject.

  
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    ____ 2990 - Topics

    (1-4)
    (vocational) Courses that are not part of the regular catalog curriculum. Designed to meet special needs or interests.

  
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    ____ 2995 - Workshop

    (1-3)
    (vocational) Specific training or instruction with the emphasis on skills development. Involves interactive participation among class members and instructors. Students acquire a basic understanding of accounting principles and procedures used to record


Accounting

  
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    ACCT 1050 - Practical Accounting

    (3)
    Students acquire a basic understanding of accounting principles and procedures used to record, classify, summarize, and report financial data. Students also gain a foundation to perform accounting tasks as well as assist with making business decisions.

  
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    ACCT 2010 - Principles of Accounting I

    (3)
    Students learn the assumptions, principles, and conventions upon which a sound accounting system is based with an emphasis on formation and communication of financial information found on income statements, balance sheets, and statements of cash flow.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 15 credit hours.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ACCT 2020 - Principles of Accounting II

    (3)
    A continuation of ACCT 2010. Students advance their accounting knowledge and skills with an emphasis on presentation and analysis of corporate financial statements; management accounting concepts and practices used in operations planning and control; and short-term and long-range management decision making. 

    Prerequisite: ACCT 2010  
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ACCT 2110 - QuickBooks Accounting

    (3)
    Students learn the efficiencies and advantages of using QuickBooks software and become confident users without wasting time through trial and error learning.  Master the fundamentals while increasing your market value and your ability to efficiently operate a business.

    (3 hrs lec)

Agriculture

  
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    AGRI 1010 - Computers in Agriculture

    (2)
    Designed to familiarize the student with computer applications related to agricultural situations. Provides the student opportunities to use computers to solve a variety of problems using an assortment of software programs.

    Prerequisite: Keyboarding skills recommended.
    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    AGRI 1101 - Agriculture First Year Seminar

    (2)
    This course is designed to help students develop important educational and career skills in research, planning, resume building, and personal assessment using both online and on-campus resources. Students will begin making informed career choices from

    (2 hr lec)
  
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    AGRI 2050 - Organic & Alternative Ag Systems

    (3)
    Students are introduced to USDA Organic Certification through the National Organic Program. Material covered includes requirements, common practices, and markets. In addition to organic practices, alternative production practices will be discussed in relation to the current organic standards.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    AGRI 2385 - Agriculture Communication/Leadership

    (2)
    Students will explore the occupation of agriculture communications through activities that will allow them hands-on experience. Students explore challenges and opportunities facing food production and our global society. Students will develop an appreciation for leadership training and communicating ideas to a community audience.

    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and successful completion of 30 credit hours.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    AGRI 2390 - Agriculture Literacy/Leadership

    (2)
    Students acquire skills necessary for developing an agriculture literacy program for the campus as well as the community. Students will assist the Agriculture Department in many tasks throughout the semester including such things as recruiting potential students and educating the community about the Agriculture Department at Northwest College. 

    Prerequisites: Consent of Instructor and successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (2 hrs lec)
  
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    AGRI 2395 - Agriculture Capstone Project

    (2)
    Students demonstrate ability to integrate skills and knowledge developed throughout their course of study. A comprehensive report and public presentation will culminate a significant research project demanding an intermediate view of the agriculture field, its current developments, and future directions.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    AGRI 2400 - Agriculture Operations Studies

    (2)
    Students will develop and plan a tour, identifying and selecting agricultural operations to visit. Students will also plan the itinerary and make necessary contacts and reservations. After the tour, students will compile a portfolio analyzing their experience. May be repeated once for credit.

    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)

Agriculture Economics

  
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    AGEC 1010 - Agricultural Macroeconomics

    (3)
    Introduction of basic economic principles and reasoning, emphasizing agriculture.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    AGEC 1020 - Agricultural Microeconomics

    (3)
    Students learn economic principles as they apply to agricultural production and marketing. Covers relation of agriculture to the general economy of the country.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    AGEC 2010 - Farm and Ranch Business Records

    (3)
    Explores fundamentals of farm and ranch business accounting, analysis, and budgets. Covers the development of effective decision-making methods using records, financial statements, and tax reporting. Includes case farm record-keeping exercise.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    AGEC 2020 - Farm and Ranch Business Management

    (4)
    Students learn economic principles, business methods and science applied to organization and operation. Explores measurements of size of business and rate and efficiency of operations.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 30 credit hours.
    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    AGEC 2300 - Agricultural Marketing

    (3)
    Covers the role of agricultural products in the national economy and trade including costs, margins, marketing alternatives, transportation, governmental influence, and competition.

    Prerequisite:  ECON 1010 , AGEC 1010 , or equivalent.
    (3 hrs lec)

Agroecology

  
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    AECL 1000 - Agroecology

    (4)
    Students acquire introductory understanding of the interactions that affect agricultural systems. Comparisons are made between developed and developing countries. Students explore challenges and opportunities facing food production and our global society.

    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    AECL 2010 - Intro to Soil Science

    (4)
    Students develop an introductory understanding of soil properties as components of natural and managed ecosystems. They apply knowledge of biological, chemical, morphological, and physical properties of soil to land management issues in wild land and agriculture ecosystems.

    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    AECL 2395 - Agriculture Science Research Methods

    (2)
    Students engage in an in-depth study of botany and plant physiology to provide a basis for understanding plant growth, reproduction, and response to environmental factors. Commercial crop production, marketing, land use planning, government programs, and research are also addressed. The capstone project will require students to apply learned knowledge, gather new information from professionals, and perform research resulting in a written report and a capstone presentation.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of at least 30 hours.
    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)

Animal Science

  
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    ANSC 1010 - Introduction to Animal Science

    (4)
    Students consider the influence and contribution of livestock production to society and become acquainted with the animal and poultry commodities. Students acquire an introductory understanding of the scientific principles of animal husbandry, including animal breeding and genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and the application of these principles to livestock production systems. 

    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 1022 - Livestock Evaluation and Marketing

    (4)
    Introduces students to the classification and adaptation of livestock. Students consider various breeds with emphasis on their strengths and weaknesses for particular environments and management systems. Students practice live animal and carcass evaluation and consider methods of marketing and pricing livestock.

    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 1100 - Artificial Insemination

    (2)
    Anatomy of the male and female reproductive system and the physiology of the endocrine and reproductive systems as they relate to a successful artificial insemination program. Labs cover actual practice and techniques in insemination, collecting, handling, storing, and evaluation of semen.

    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 1210 - Livestock Judging I

    (2)
    Introduction to competitive livestock judging, emphasizing terminology and the ability to communicate strengths and weaknesses of individual animals. Students practice live animal and carcass evaluation.

    (.5 hr lec, 3 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 1220 - Livestock Judging II

    (2)
    Spring semester judging of all types of livestock. Emphasizes individual breed characteristics covering strong and weak points of each.

    Prerequisite: ANSC 1210 .
    (.5 hr lec, 3 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 1250 - Field Experience: Livestock Exhibition

    (3)
    Designed to give students experience in hands on preparation of livestock for shows and sales. Students will practice duties and responsibilities in preparation, care, and management of livestock designated for sale or exhibition. Discussions will also include marketing alternatives and sale management. May repeat for credit 2 times.

    Prerequisite: ANSC 1022 .
    (.5 hr lec, 5 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 1330 - Veterinary Practice Orientation

    (3)


    Students are acquainted with the veterinary office assistant profession and provided an overview of the duties and responsibilities of veterinary team members in animal care. This course examines the dual role of the assistant as an animal care taker and office assistant including exploring animal behavior, basic care, and routine office duties. 

     

    (3 hrs lec)

  
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    ANSC 1350 - Veterinary Assistant Skills

    (2)


    Student utilize hands-on opportunities to establish a basic veterinary assistant skill set. Topics covered include animal restraint, pharmacy, radiology, anesthesia, and surgery. Students are expected to participate in activities and to demonstrate skill mastery as well as comprehension of concepts. 

     

    (2 hrs lec/lab)

  
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    ANSC 2020 - Feeds and Feeding

    (4)
    Covers the importance of livestock nutrition, physiology of digestion, types of feeds, and determinations of rations for all classes of livestock.

    Prerequisite: CHEM 1000  recommended.
    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 2230 - Livestock Judging III

    (2)
    Fall semester competitive livestock judging. Selected students represent the college in local, regional, and national contests. Students participate in the fall semester.

    Prerequisites: ANSC 1220  and written consent of Instructor.
    (1 hr lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 2240 - Livestock Judging IV

    (1)
    Spring semester competitive livestock judging. Selected students represent the college in local, regional, and national contests. Students participate in the spring semester.

    Prerequisites: ANSC 2230  and written consent of Instructor.
    (.5 hr lec, 1 hr lab)
  
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    ANSC 2320 - Livestock Health Management

    (2)


    A basic review of the major diseases that affect bovine, ovine, and swine. A portion of the class covers specific anatomy affected by diseases, a review of appropriate pharmacology, and the development of a general herd health management program that agriculture producers can adapt to their own operation. 

     

    (2 hrs lec)

  
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    ANSC 2430 - Comparative Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

    (4)
    Covers comparative anatomy and the physiology of digestion, circulation, nervous system, reproduction and urinary systems, muscular and skeletal systems, and environment of farm animals.

    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ANSC 2550 - Public Speaking for Livestock Judges

    (1)
    Designed to improve speaking skills used in judging livestock. Subject matter includes organization, delivery, and speaking skills involved in providing oral critiques of different groups of livestock.

    (.5 hr lec, 1 hr lab)

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 1100 - Intro to Biological Anthropology

    (4)


    Students explore humanity from a biological perspective. Using the scientific method, students will learn about the following topics: evolutionary theory, genetics, primate taxonomy and behavior, the fossil evidence for human origins, forensic anthropology, and the biological variation of modern humans. 

     

    (3 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)

  
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    ANTH 1200 - Intro to Cultural Anthropology

    (3)
    Provides a wide perspective for the understanding of humankind, language, food-getting strategies, social and economic systems, political organization, marital and family structure, religion, art, music, etc. Accomplished in part by the study and comparison of a variety of cultures.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ANTH 1250 - Archaeology of Wyoming

    (3)
    An overview of the hunting and gathering lifeway’s and adaptations of past human groups in Wyoming including subsistence and settlement patterns, stone tool technologies and chronology, key sites, rock art, and historical archaeology. Also methodologies, law and ethics, and curation procedures.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ANTH 1300 - Intro to Archaeology

    (3)
    Introduces the theory and method of archaeological science, with an overview of cultural evolution in the Old World up to the development of early civilization. Includes a summary of Wyoming archaeology.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ANTH 2200 - World Culture

    (3)
    Provides an understanding of cultural behavior of peoples in various geographical areas of the world. Indicates the specific geographic area for each semester offered, such as Middle East, Africa, South America, South Pacific, Mediterranean, American Southwest. A student may take this course twice. 

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ANTH 2210 - North American Indian Cultures

    (3)
    A survey of the origin and development of Native American cultures in North America, examining briefly each cultural zone or area.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ANTH 2300 - Archaeological Methods

    (3)
    A study of the history and methods of archaeological excavation. Includes selection of sites, excavation techniques and technologies, and report writing.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ANTH 2310 - Archaeological Field Methods

    (1-6)
    Field experiences in archaeology in the United States or outside the United States. Field schools present instruction in mapping, stratigraphy, excavation techniques and technology, photography, record keeping, regional survey, artifact storage, and preservation.

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
    (2 hrs lab per credit hour)
  
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    ANTH 2340 - Ancient Mesoamerica

    (3)
    Students explore the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica. Topics covered include the initial colonization of the Americas, the beginnings of settled village life and agriculture, the emergence of early complex societies, and the great native civilizations such as the Aztecs and Mayas. The course utilizes archaeology, art history, linguistics, ethnohistory, and cultural anthropology to come to a better understanding of these fascinating civilizations.

  
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    ANTH 2390 - Archaeological Tour

    (1-3)
    Students have the opportunity to travel to various destinations (i.e., U.S. Southwest, Mexico, Egypt) to explore the archaeology of those locations. The on-campus portion of the course prepares students for travel by providing background information on archaeology, history, contemporary cultures, and travel logistics.

    (1 or 3 hrs lec)
  
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    ANTH 2470 - Internship: Anthropology

    (1-6)
    Available to the serious student who desires to observe and participate in a demanding and rewarding professional off-campus experience.

    (1-6 hrs lec per credit hour)

Art

  
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    ART 1005 - Drawing I

    (3)
    An introduction to the vocabulary and skill of drawing for both the experienced and inexperienced student. Emphasis placed on mastering traditional drawing techniques, along with increasing the student’s confidence in his or her skill and visual literacy.

    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 1010 - Intro to Art

    (3)
    Students undertake an introductory exploration of major art and artifacts of western civilization. Discussion addresses aesthetics, craft, and art from non-western cultures and the importance of art in society. Through hands-on art appreciation activities, students experiment with different media including drawing, sculpture, ceramics, and mixed media. Museum and gallery tours scheduled. Only for students not specializing in art.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ART 1101 - Art & Graphic Design First Year Seminar

    (3)
    This course is designed for first-year Art or Graphic Design majors and students interested in concentrating in either of these programs. Students will receive an orientation to the Art and Graphic Design programs with an emphasis on academic advising and transfer information, studio policies, department and campus activities and resources, exhibition information, academic success, and career planning. Campus resources that are covered include library facilities, computing services, financial aid processes, career and transfer information and the Success Center.

    (3 hr lec)
  
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    ART 1110 - Foundation: Two Dimensional

    (3)
    Students acquire a foundation in the processes of visual perception and how these processes function as a basis for understanding and creating two-dimensional works. Requires no art background.

    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 1120 - Foundation: Three Dimensional

    (3)
    Students address formal constructions and aspects of visual thinking associated with the three-dimensional form such as structure, organization, metaphor, and spatial quality. They explore various media, techniques, and concepts through a series of projects. Students examine conceptual issues while learning about contemporary and historical art movements.

    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 1130 - Foundation: Color Theory

    (3)
    Students acquire a foundation in the processes and interactions of color. Students address and apply the theories of color design to compositions created with acrylic paint and mixed media. Course focuses on three major areas of color understanding: the properties of color including hue, value, and intensity, the science and structures of color and color relationships, and the psychology of color.

    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 1250 - Water-Based Media I

    (3)
    A basic course in transparent watercolor, which will concentrate on the understanding of color, various approaches to handling the watercolor medium, and observational studies emphasizing the shapes of light and dark.

    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 1260 - Water-Based Media II

    (3)
    This is an intermediate course in transparent or opaque watercolor. Emphasis will be placed on the student developing individual style. Assignments will encourage creative problem solving, advanced exploration of color, technique, and observational studies emphasizing values of light and dark.

    Prerequisite: ART 1005 , ART 1250 .
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 1510 - Introduction to Graphic Design Production

    (3)
    Students study basic principles and processes of the printing industry with an emphasis on offset lithography. This is a survey course that examines the history of print, the major printing processes, while breaking down the production stages from concept to bindery operations. Projects and exercises will address the various production stages of the industry. Throughout the semester we will discuss the on-going evolution and application of conventional production techniques into the electronic/computerized arena. In short, this is a class about the nuts and bolts of printed media. Be warned: Language of instructor is representative of industry scenarios at times. 

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ART 1610 - Offset Production I

    (3)
    Students refine their skills with the process of offset lithography. Projects provide opportunities to apply their skills and understanding of image concept and design, image assembly, film conversion (including both process camera and imagesetter output), platemaking, duplicator presswork, and bindery operations.

    (2 hrs lec, 2 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 1720 - Imaging for Print Reproduction

    (3)
    Students acquire essential information and experience to employ electronic digital imaging processes for print-based workflows. Skills learned include digital output for various print sources, scanning and using scanning software, and post-scan image editing using image editing software (Adobe Photoshop) for the creation of line, halftone, and color separated images in the printed medium. 

    Prerequisite: ART 1510 .
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ART 1810 - Electronic Publishing: InDesign

    (3)
    Students come to understand the impact of the microcomputer on the publishing industry. Students will use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop (scanning and file touch up), and a variety of peripherals including color scanners, color printers, and imagesetters. Projects enable students to explore various capabilities and reinforce concepts learned in lecture and demonstrations.

    (2 hrs lec/4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2005 - Drawing II

    (3)
    A continuation and expansion of ART 1005 . Emphasis placed on continued development of strength in observational skills and visual thinking abilities. Stress placed on expanded approaches to drawing through incorporation of design concepts, exploration of a broad range of ideas, and experimentation with a variety of media.

    Prerequisite: ART 1005 .
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2010 - Art History I

    (3)
    Introduces students to the major arts of the world with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and architecture from prehistory to approximately 1500 CE. Students explore how artistic development is linked to human cultural development and emphasized in links between different cultures separated by time and/or geography. Course includes such cultures as Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, and Medieval European.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ART 2020 - Art History II

    (3)
    Introduces students to the major arts of the world with an emphasis on painting, sculpture, and architecture from approximately 1500 CE to the present. Students explore how artistic development is linked to human cultural development and emphasized in links between different cultures separated by time and/or geography.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ART 2050 - Life Drawing I

    (3)
    A continuation of drawing courses, with emphasis on the human figure. Emphasizes physiology of the body through study of skeletal structure and muscular organization.

    Prerequisite: ART 1005 .
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2055 - Art in the Wild

    (3)
    Provides the opportunity to apply techniques learned in the classroom while on outdoor excursions with natural light and the landscape in front of you. The on-campus portion of the course requires students to participate in preparatory research for the outdoor experience, while also addressing travel information and logistics. Students will prepare a final portfolio presentation of their developed fieldwork. 

    Prerequisite: ART 1005   or consent of the instructor.
    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ART 2060 - Life Drawing II

    (3)
    Continuation of ART 2050 , with further study of the anatomical factor and emphasis on the expressive factor.

    Prerequisite: ART 2050 .
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2090 - Printmaking I

    (3)
    Investigation and experimentation with processes and properties of print media, including intaglio, photo intaglio, relief, and monoprint employing safe, non-toxic methods.

    Prerequisite: ART 1005 .
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2100 - Digital Illustration: Adobe Illustrator

    (3)
    This course will emphasize proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and understanding the role of digital tools in the realm of design. Students will study design theory, image creation, and production issues. Students will construct complex illustrations and prepare them for export to graphics software, to the Web, and for offset printing.

    (2hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2110 - Typography

    (3)
    The craft of typography is introduced, including terminology, typographic traditions, and aesthetics. Emphasis is placed on the development of a full understanding of typographic history, classification, characteristics, and use of type in the field of graphic design. Students learn to work with type intelligently and creatively.

    Prerequisite: ART 1810  
  
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    ART 2120 - Graphic Design I

    (3)


    This introductory graphic design course encourages conceptual thinking and problem solving. Emphasis is placed on application of design principles, understanding and evaluating information, learning the value of research, the appropriate materials, tools, and techniques needed to show effective idea development. Through hands-on participation in the design process, students will enhance their conceptual thinking and visual skills necessary for eventual participation in the design profession.

     

    Prerequisite: 

      Introduction to Graphic Design Production. 
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)

  
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    ART 2130 - Graphic Design II

    (3)
    A continuation and expansion of the design principles and techniques introduced in Graphic Design I. Applying skills acquired in the Graphics Program, students will use the Adobe suite of software to solve “real life” design problems. Students will also research historical and contemporary issues in graphic design.

    Prerequisite: ART 2120 .
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2155 - Web Design I: Foundations

    (3)
    A comprehensive, entry-level course using WordPress as it relates to web design covering planning, structure, content, design, and navigation. The student will learn everything that is necessary in creating, publishing, managing, maintaining, and extending the web design tools of WordPress and other software that supports the web page design.

    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
  
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    ART 2200 - Gender in Art

    (3)
    Gender in Art considers the impact of gender on the production and reception of art and visual imagery. The course includes the study of artists and artworks by and about all genders across a variety of cultures. The course examines how visual imagery shapes gender roles and perceptions in part and contemporary cultures through social, political, sexual, religious, and historical contexts.

    (3 hrs lec)
  
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    ART 2210 - Painting I

    (3)
    A basic painting course using the oil medium. Stresses a thorough understanding of color, observation, and analysis of subject matter and design of the two-dimensional surface. Technical information on pigments, building supports, grounds, mediums, and basic painting techniques covered.

    Prerequisites: ART 1005  and ART 1110  or ART 1130 .
    (2 hrs lec, 4 hrs lab)
 

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