Fine Arts

(4 credits)

A core-area course in one of the fine arts aims to enhance students’ understanding of and appreciation for one or more of the fine arts (art, music, or theater). Students gain an understanding of the role of the fine arts in expressing and maintaining, discovering and questioning a culture’s dominant beliefs and ideals. The focus of these courses is broad enough to encompass different periods, cultures, and styles, but also allows an intensive scrutiny of the way in which the work of art, music, or theater is composed and created. Students have a variety of choices in fulfilling this requirement.

Students may choose one of the following core-area courses:

  • ARTH 110 Introduction to Art History
  • ARTH 260 Women in Ancient Art and Culture
  • ARTH 265 Art of Mesoamerica
  • ARTH 270 Pacific Art
  • ARTH 275 Buddhist Art
  • ARTH 280 Sacred Architecture and Space
  • ARTH 282 The History of American Architecture
  • ARTH 284 Arts of the African Diaspora
  • ARTH 285 Arts of Africa
  • ARTH 291 Topics in Non-Western Art
  • ARTH 297 Topics
  • ARTH 305 Greek Art and Archaeology
  • ARTH 310 Roman Art and Archaeology
  • ARTH 321 The Art and Culture of Modern Mexico (1824-1940)
  • ARTH 323 Colonial Art of Latin America
  • ARTH 328 Chinese Sculpture & Architecture
  • ARTH 329 Chinese Painting
  • ARTH 330 Churches and Mosques in the First Millennium
  • ARTH 335 Cathedrals, Monasteries, and Caliphates
  • ARTH 339 Western Costume Design and Visual Representation in Context
  • ARTH 340 Southern Renaissance Art and Society
  • ARTH 345 Baroque and Rococo Art
  • ARTH 351 Romanticism to Impressionism
  • ARTH 352 Art in the United States
  • ARTH 356 Modernism in European Art
  • ARTH 361 Contemporary Art
  • FILM 200 Introduction to Film Studies
  • MUSC 115 Understanding Music & Culture
  • MUSC 118 Understanding Music & Culture to 1850 (2 credits)
  • MUSC 119 Understanding Music & Culture 1850 to Present (2 credits)
  • MUSC 120 Orchestral Literature
  • MUSC 130 Introduction to World Music
  • MUSC 162 The Roots of Blues, Rock and Country Music
  • MUSC 170 Music for Film
  • MUSC 216 Jazz in America
  • MUSC 217 Music of the Americas
  • MUSC 218 Black American Music: A Historical Survey
  • MUSC 219 Music in the United States
  • MUSC 222 Theology of American Popular Music
  • MUSC 412 History & Literature of Music II
  • THTR 111 Introduction to the Theater
  • THTR 221 World Theater, Origins to 17th Century (History of Theater I)
  • THTR 222 Modern and Contemporary World Theater (History of Theater II)
  • THTR 223 American Theater (History of Theater III)
  • THTR 259 Film I: Introduction to the Art of Film
  • THTR 260 History of Film: The Silent Era
  • THTR 261 History of Film: Sound Era, 1926 to Present Day
  • THTR 297 Topics
  • THTR 359 Film II: Film Theory and Criticism
  • THTR 412 Drama: Theory and Criticism

Students may choose to participate for four semesters in one of the following music ensembles:

  • MUSN 140 Women’s Choir
  • MUSN 142 Chamber Singers
  • MUSN 143 Liturgical Choir
  • MUSN 160 Concert Choir
  • MUSN 173 Guitar Ensemble
  • MUSN 181 Orchestra
  • MUSN 185 Symphonic Band
  • MUSN 186 Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • (a combination of four semesters in 142 and 160 or 185 and 186 will fulfill the requirement)