Art (AR)

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AR-505   Images of Contemporary CultureCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

A study of the major forms of artistic expression in contemporary culture; their backgrounds in tradition, the interrelationships and limitations of their styles and themes; and a critical evaluation of their contributions to and impact on modern society.

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AR-522   Art in the Age of RevolutionCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

Investigation of major art movements from the early nineteenth to mid-twentieth century; analysis of visual stylistic developments in conjunction with exploration of other integral issues, subject matter, and the relationship of art to its political, cultural, social, and historical climate.

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AR-525   Art in World PerspectiveCredits: 3   

Course Type(s): None

An examination of major artistic developments from 1300 AD to 1750 AD. Traditionally, this area of study is referred to as "Renaissance, Mannerism, and the Baroque." The major thrust of the course will be concerned with artistic innovations surrounding the "rebirth" of Western Civilization.

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AR-528   Asian Art and IdeasCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

A comparative exploration of the relationship of art and thought in Hindu India, Confucian China, and Feudal Japan.

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AR-551   Methods of Teaching ArtCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor or department chair.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Prepares pre-service teachers to implement a discipline-based sequential curriculum in the art content area. Satisfies the requirements of the NJCCCS (New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards).

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AR-580   Themes and Variations in Cultural HistoryCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The exploration of symbol, style, and value in six historical periods from classical Greece to the end of the nineteenth century through art, literature, and philosophy.

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AR-597   Fine Art/Design StudioCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor to verify six credits of previous study in selected Art/Design discipline.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Advanced study within a classroom setting in a number of creative disciplines. Emphasis to further the student's knowledge base; unique approach to artistic investigation through advanced theory, research, technical experience, and critical dialog. Students must meet individually with the instructor at the beginning of the semester to discuss and define their creative work plan as a point of departure for critical discourse and grading.

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AR-598   Special Topics: Art and DesignCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

The subject matter varies with the curricula needs of the student and the professor. The exact nature of the topic covered in any given semester is indicated in the student's transcript. Permission of the program director is required.

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AR-599   Independent Study in ArtCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Independent study in a topic not substantially treated in a regular graduate course; weekly consultation. Prior permission of the directing professor and the chair of the department is required. For the course to count for credit toward a particular graduate program outside of the department of art and design, prior permission from the student's department chair must be obtained. The prerequisite varies with the topic.