Courses at the 400-level

ART 400: Issues for the Studio Artist

Studio art majors engage in issues pertinent to their roles as professional visual artists, including the articulation of personal vision, the influences of social and formal issues, and the role of galleries, museums, and educational institutions.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 231
  • ART 232
  • All foundations courses required of B.F.A. majors
ART 460: Seminar in the Visual Arts

Various historical and theoretical topics in the visual arts are explored. Lecture.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
ART 461: Seminar in Art History

Through readings, discussions, and papers on selected topics, students explore specific problems in art history, including interpretation and methodology. This course may be repeated for credit with a change in content. Lecture.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Advanced class standing and consent of instructor
ART 490: Problems in the Visual Arts

Students select, with approval, a specific area and medium for advanced investigation. Evidence of performance is presented in completed art work. A 6-credit-hour maximum for any single area of study. Studio.
1-6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Completion of most advanced courses offered in area of study
  • Upper-class standing
  • Consent of instructor and department chair
ART 491: Studio III: Topic

Students explore advanced involvement in specific studio concentrations, with emphasis on development of a personal direction. A professional attitude of self-regulation in developing ideas and executing work is expected. Studio.
1-6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • All 200- and 300-level courses in the topic area or consent of instructor
ART 492: Studio IV: Topic

A continuation of advanced studio studies, this course continues the in-depth development of a personal direction. Studio.
1-6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 491
  • Consent of instructor.
ART 493: Reading and Research in Art History

Working individually with the instructor, the student continues the exploration of Greek and Roman art, Renaissance art, baroque art, American art, or modern art.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Lecture course in respective area and consent of instructor
ART 497: Senior Studio

This final course in advanced studio culminates in an exhibition. In-depth exploration, conceptual inquiry, and articulation skills are promoted in relation to each studentís personal direction. Studio.
1-6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ART 492
  • Consent of instructor.
ARTE 404: Secondary Practicum in Art Education

Teaching concepts, lesson plan development, and evaluation for secondary school art instruction are studied through readings, discussions, observations in secondary art classrooms, and introductory teaching experiences.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Admission to the art education teacher preparation program
  • ARTE 303
  • 24 credit hours of art courses
ARTE 405: Elementary Practicum in Art Education

Artistic development, teaching models, and curriculum development for elementary school art instruction are studied through readings, discussions, observations in elementary art classrooms, and introductory teaching experiences.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • 33 credit hours of art courses
  • ARTE 404
ARTE 421: Art in the Elementary School

The objectives of an art program in the elementary grades are considered as well as the means of developing, presenting, encouraging, and evaluating programs.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • ARTE 340 or elementary school teaching experience and consent of instructor.
ARTE 426: Student Teaching in Art Education

In this culminating field experience, candidates complete a teaching experience in an elementary and secondary school under the supervision of cooperating teachers and a college supervisor. This is a full-semester assignment. Graded S, U.
10 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • cumulative GPA of 2.67 a full semester prior to student teaching
  • approved Preparing to Teach Portfolio
  • completion of community service requirement
  • special departmental requirements
  • concurrent enrollment in ARTE 464
  • satisfactory completion of all major and professional courses required prior to student teaching
  • negative result from the required tuberculin test
  • passing score(s) on the Praxis II,
ARTE 464: Student Teaching Seminar in Art Education

Teacher behaviors appropriate to effective teaching are developed. Topics include classroom and time management, effective communication, learning styles, and teaching strategies. This seminar meets weekly.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • concurrent enrollment in ARTE 426

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