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 select one of the following core-area courses:

  • ARTH 110 Introduction to Art History
  • ARTH 250 Museum Studies: Collections
  • ARTH 251 Museum Studies: Practices
  • 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 355 The Civil War Era
  • ARTH 356 Modernism in European Art
  • FILM 200 Introduction to Film Studies
  • FILM 310 Filmmaking
  • MUSC 115 Understanding Music & Culture
  • 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 218 Black American Music:Hist
  • 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 297 Topics
  • THTR 412 Drama: Theory and Criticism

Alternately, students may choose to participate for four semesters in one of the following music ensembles:

  • MUSN 173 Guitar Ensemble
  • MUSN 181 Orchestra

Or

Students may take a total of four semesters in any combination of choirs:

  • MUSN 140 Donne Unite
  • MUSN 142 Chamber Singers
  • MUSN 143 Liturgical Choir
  • MUSN 160 Concert Choir

Or

Students may take a total of four semesters in any combination of bands:

  • MUSN 185 Symphonic Band
  • MUSN 186 Symphonic Wind Ensemble