Sep 27, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course Numbering System

Courses are numbered as follows to indicate levels of difficulty and degrees of specialization:

  1000 series courses, for the most part, cover a wide range of material and serve as introductions to a particular discipline. Generally appropriate for first-year students.
  2000 series courses are more specific in focus than 1000 series; they may require some previous knowledge of a subject. Generally appropriate for sophomores.
  3000 series courses are clearly upper-level courses that require significant background in a field and may have specific prerequisites. Generally appropriate for juniors and seniors.
  4000 series courses require extensive background in a field and usually have prerequisites. Generally appropriate for juniors and seniors.
 

Accounting

  
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    ACCT 2004 - Accounting for Non-Accountants


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course is designed for the non-BA/non-ACCT major who has an interest in gaining a basic understanding of financial statements and the accounting profession. The course will enable participants to make informed financial and investment decisions. Credit not granted for students who have completed ACCT 2014 .

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 2014 - Principles of Accounting I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A general introduction emphasizing procedural aspects of accounting data in decision-making. Various accounting methods for single proprietorships, partnerships and corporations are explored.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 2134 - Principles of Accounting II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The concepts of cost in developing information for management use in the determination of income, the selection of activities or projects and the measurement of performance.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2014 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3022 - Independent Study


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the tools and techniques of research, the use of the library and Internet resources and the planning and execution of a research project with a written report. May be repeated for a total of two units of credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3024 - Independent Study


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the tools and techniques of research, the use of the library and Internet resources and the planning and execution of a research project with a written report. May be repeated for a total of two units of credit. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3034 - Intermediate Accounting I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A more advanced study of the functions, theory and practice of accounting and of their relationship to business management; the usefulness and limitations of accounting in providing information on financial activities, the acquisition of assets and services, the determination of income and equity interests; the features of internal control and the presentation, interpretation and analysis of financial statements.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2134 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3044 - Intermediate Accounting II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of ACCT 3034 .

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3034
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3084 - Governmental Accounting


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The application of accounting principles to governmental and nonprofit organizations. Topics include budgets for resource management and the operation of general and special revenue funds.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2134 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3094 - Income Taxation


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A presentation of the U.S. income tax system applicable to individuals, partnerships and corporations, including topics such as the determination of gross income, business and personal deductions and accounting methods.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2134 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3144 - Cost Accounting


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Presentation of cost accumulation methods, responsibility accounting, budgeting and the entire spectrum of cost and profit analysis. Emphasis on developing information for management use in the determination of income, selection of activities (or projects) and the measurement of performance. Specific topics include process costing, joint and by-product costs, decision models, cost behavior and variance analysis.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2134 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3212 - Special Topics in Accounting


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Offered periodically in May term in order to present creative or special topics of interest in the area of accounting.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 3214 - Special Topics in Accounting


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Offered periodically in May term in order to present creative or special topics of interest in the area of accounting.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of the instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4002 - Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Designed to provide free tax assistance to persons who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist with simple tax returns, particularly those of low income, elderly or handicapped individuals. May be repeated twice for credit. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4014 - Auditing


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Emphasizes concepts that enable the student to understand the philosophy and environment of auditing. Presents an overview of the public accounting profession, with special attention to auditing standards, professional ethics, legal liability, study and evaluation of internal control, nature of evidence, statistical sampling, impact of electronic data processing and the basic approach to planning an audit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3034  and ACCT 3044  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4024 - Partnerships, Trusts, and Estates


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Covers current controversial topics in accounting such as pension, leases and price level accounting. Also includes the more traditional topics of partnerships, joint ventures and branch accounting.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3034  and ACCT 3044  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4034 - Corporate Consolidations


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of ACCT 4024 , with primary emphasis on in-depth coverage of corporate consolidations. Includes topics such as minority interest and pooling or purchase of interests.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 3034  and ACCT 3044 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4202 - Internship in Accounting


    1/2 Course Unit(s)
    Study of accounting in business operations. Participants will interact with accountants in auditing, taxation, and management services within a CPA firm, business entity, or government office. Research on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor and the agency will be required. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4204 - Internship in Accounting


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Study of accounting in business operations. Participants will interact with accountants in auditing, taxation, and management services within a CPA firm, business entity, or government office. Research on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor and the agency will be required. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4208 - Internship in Accounting


    2 Course Unit(s)
    Study of accounting in business operations. Participants will interact with accountants in auditing, taxation, and management services within a CPA firm, business entity, or government office. Research on a topic chosen in consultation with the instructor and the agency will be required. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ACCT 4444 - Senior Seminar in Accounting


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A synthesis of the various areas of accounting. In-depth study of accounting problems, with primary emphasis on the application of current accounting theory to problem solving. Standard or CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 4034 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Air Force ROTC

  
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    AFS 1111 - Aerospace Studies I


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the nature and principles of war, national power, and the Department of Defense role in the organization of national security. The student also develops leadership abilities by participating in a military organization, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations demanding effective leadership.  Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AFS 1120  
  
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    AFS 1120 - Leadership Laboratory I


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A course designed for development of basic skills required to be a manager, including communications, human relations, and administration of equal opportunity. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree.  Course taught at the University of Kentucky. CR/NC

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AFS 1111  
  
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    AFS 1131 - Aerospace Studies II


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A course designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the contribution of aerospace power to the total U.S. strategic offensive and defensive military posture. The student also develops leadership abilities by participating in a military organization, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations demanding effective leadership. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 1111  
    Corequisite(s): AFS 1140  
  
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    AFS 1140 - Leadership Laboratory I


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of AFS 1131. A course designed to develop managerial skills including superior/subordinate relationships, communications, customs and courtesies, basic drill movements and career progression requirements. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 1131 ​ 
  
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    AFS 2111 - Aerospace Studies II


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    Introduces the study of air power from a historical perspective; focuses on the development of air power into a primary element of national security. Leadership experience is continued through active participation in the cadet corps. Lecture, one hour; leadership laboratory, one hour.  Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 1111  and AFS 1131  or PAS approval.
    Corequisite(s): AFS 2120  
  
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    AFS 2120 - Leadership Laboratory II


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A course designed for development of advanced  skills required to be a manager/leader, including leadership styles, public speaking, group dynamics, motivation and preparation for field training. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 1140  
    Corequisite(s): AFS 2111  
  
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    AFS 2131 - Aerospace Studies II


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    Provides a foundation for understanding how air power has been employed in military and non-military operations to support national objectives. Examines the changing mission of the defense establishment, with particular emphasis on the United States Air Force. Leadership experience is continued through participation in the cadet corps. Lecture, one hour; leadership laboratory, one hour per week. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 1111  and AFS 1131  or PAS approval.
    Corequisite(s): AFS 2140  
  
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    AFS 2140 - Leadership Laboratory II


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of AFS 2131. A course designed to develop supervisory management skills to include communications, techniques of critique, social actions, personnel evaluation procedures, problem solving, role playing and field training preparation. Credit will not be granted toward the hours requirements for the degree. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AFS 2131  
  
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    AFS 3113 - Aerospace Studies III


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    A study of management functions with emphasis on the individual as a manager in an Air Force environment. Individual motivational and behavioral process, communication, and group dynamics are included to provide a foundation for the development of professional skills as an Air Force Officer. Students refine their leadership and managerial abilities by organizing and managing a quasi-military unit. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. 

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into POC or approval of PAS.
    Corequisite(s): AFS 3120  
  
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    AFS 3120 - Leadership Laboratory III


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A course designed and focused on developing advanced leadership skills. Students fill the mid-level management function within the cadet corps. The course involves the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other written and oral communications. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AFS 3113  
  
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    AFS 3133 - Aerospace Studies III


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    A study of leadership with specific emphasis on the Air Force leader. Includes theoretical, professional and communicative aspects. In addition, military justice and administrative law are discussed within the context of the military organization. Students continue to develop and refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 3113  
    Corequisite(s): AFS 3140  
  
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    AFS 3140 - Leadership Laboratory


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    Laboratory to accompany AFS 3134. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AFS 3133  
  
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    AFS 3950 - Independent Aerospace Studies


    0.50 - 1.50 Course Unit(s)
    A study of an advanced problem on a subject area in aeronautical science under the guidance of a departmental staff member. One discussion per week; term paper is required. May not be repeated. Yes

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in the AFROTC Program, and 3.0 standing in Aerospace Studies.
  
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    AFS 4113 - Aerospace Studies IV


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    A study of the military profession, civil-military interaction, communicative skills, framework of defense policy, and formulation of defense strategy. Students refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. 

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 3133  or approval of PAS.
    Corequisite(s): AFS 4120  
  
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    AFS 4120 - Leadership Laboratory IV


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A course designed and focused on developing advanced leadership skills. Students fill the top level management function within the cadet corps. The course involves the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other written and oral communications. The lab also includes practice of leadership techniques aimed at motivating and instructing cadets in the lower three levels. Laboratory, two hours per week. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.  CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AFS 4113  
  
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    AFS 4133 - Aerospace Studies IV


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    Continues the study of strategy and the management of conflict, formulation and implementation of U.S. defense policy, defense organization, and case studies in defense policy making. Students also refine their leadership abilities by organizing and managing a military unit, the cadet corps, which offers a wide variety of situations requiring effective leadership. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AFS 4113  or approval of PAS.
    Corequisite(s): AFS 4140  
  
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    AFS 4140 - Leadership Laboratory IV


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of AFS 4120. A course designed and focused on developing advanced leadership skills. Students fill the top level management function within the cadet corps. The course involves the planning and controlling of military activities of the cadet corps, and the preparation and presentation of briefings and other written and oral communications. The lab also includes practice of leadership techniques aimed at motivating and instructing cadets in the lower three levels. Laboratory, Two hours per week. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AFS 4133  

Anthropology

  
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    ANTH 1024 - Cultural Anthropology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Explores the similarities and differences among contemporary cultures of the world. Introduces the concepts and methods central to cultural anthropology and explores various domains of social life, such as marriage and family, political and economic systems, gender ideology, magic and religion.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A
    Prerequisite(s): Recommended for first-year and sophomore students only
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 1034 - Human Origins


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The physical origin, evolution, and prehistory of human beings and the major archaeological methods used to reconstruct the fossil record. Explores non-human primate evolution and social behavior among chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys. Focuses on the major debates in physical anthropology regarding the nature of human origins and evolution.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 1054 - Introduction to Archaeology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Students will focus on how archaeologists make interpretations of the past using material remains. By examining the utility and limits of archaeological methods, students will learn to critically evaluate archaeological interpretations. The history of archaeology and major theoretical perspectives are examined, and contemporary challenges facing archaeologists are explored.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Social Science
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 1074 - World Prehistory


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An overview of major cultural developments in the world from the spread of modern humans throughout the world to the dawn of history. Prehistoric cultures from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe are discussed, using archaeological and ethnographic source material to explore such topics as the origins of agriculture, the first cities, the development of the state, trade and warfare.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 2204 - Anthropology: Area Study


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An intensive study of a particular geographic area and the culture within that area, such as Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, or Native North, Middle or South America. The area studied changes from term to term and will be announced in advance. May be repeated for credit as the topic changes.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 2324 - Cultural Psychology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as PSY 2324 .
    An examination of culture and psychological processes as mutually constituting agents. The course will be positioned within broad themes including diversity in psychological functioning, cultural grounding of psychological experience and processes and psychology of culture. Topics include self and identity, human development, relationships, emotions, cognition and perception and motivation and health.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or PSY 1004  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 2554 - African Art and Culture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as ARTH 2554 .
    Provides an introduction to the rich heritage of African art and culture. Examines the varied ways that African art has shaped and been shaped by the histories and cultural values of different African peoples, both in the past and during the present day. This course will strengthen the student’s ability to critically assess the role of art in Africa for the people who produce and use it and will provide an understanding of the role of African art in the West for the people who collect, exhibit, view and study it. Topics of study will include social, political, religious, philosophical, gendered and aesthetic practices.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 2604 - Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Investigates the relationship between humans and the supernatural world in various cross-cultural settings, and the ways in which religious belief systems influence sociocultural arrangements around the world. Specific areas of study include shamanism, revitalization movements, healing cults, the function of witchcraft accusations, sorcery and divination.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 2714 - Field Methods in Archaeology


    1 Course Unit(s)

    Field Methods in Archaeology offers guided instruction in fundamental field methods, strategies and techniques used by archaeologists to recover and document cultural remains, and critically engages the potential biases, implications, and caveats associated with them. Students will engage in hands-on archaeological field work, learning and practicing mapping techniques, basic excavation and recording techniques, and basic laboratory techniques. In addition, students will participate and critique the ways in which a problem-oriented scientific research project is developed.


     

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

  
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    ANTH 2834 - The Ancient Polis


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as CLA 2834 , HIST 2834 , PHIL 2834 .
    This course examines the ideal of the good life in the ancient city, as refined in thought, articulated in a structured environment and developed across cultures and over time.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 2934 - Culture and the Social Body


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as SOC 2934 .
    This course is inspired by the premise that the body is at the core of all human experience, and that our embodiments are intertwined with culture, social structures, privilege and oppression, hierarchies of power and social surveillance and control. Engages with Foucauldian, feminist, queer and postmodern sociological perspectives in order to examine issues of gender, sexuality, race, disability, class, technology, consumerism, identity and the media in relation to bodies and embodiments in the U.S. and transnational contexts.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or SOC 1004 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3204 - Topics in Anthropology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An in-depth study of a particular topic in anthropology and the theories and methods used to study that topic. Topics may include culture change; psychological anthropology; applied anthropology; health, healing, and culture; or anthropology of Appalachia.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3244 - Global Feminisms


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as WGS 3244 .
    Designed to introduce students to women’s issues, experiences, and activities from outside of the United States, focusing on areas generally understood to be part of the “Third World.” Using an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, students will draw on various methods of analyzing and understanding the production of gender relations and the webs of power within which women’s lives are situated. Cultural dimensions of gender and power will also be considered. Topics studied may include colonialism, globalization, maternity and reproductive rights, violence, population and poverty, sexuality and sex work, women’s activism, and grassroots cooperatives. Each time the course is taught, the focus is on three major world regions, exploring the above issues within each one.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): WRC 1004  or PHIL 2004  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3254 - Nationalism, Violence, Militarism


    1 Course Unit(s)
    This course will explore the intricacies of and intersections between nationalism, violence and militarism. We will also engage in nuanced, cultural analyses of these concepts, which constitute the structural reality for the world’s citizens as well as those who do not have recognized citizenship. Through an interdisciplinary selection of readings, we will investigate the local manifestations of these three concepts and their impact on political agency. 

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3304 - Urban Anthropology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Investigates the nature of urban life in cross-cultural settings. Topics include theories of urbanism, migration, family life, kinship, class, and ethnicity. Students will conduct small-scale urban fieldwork projects as a means of exploring various dimensions of urban culture.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3314 - Latin American Prehistory


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Focusing on 20,000 years of human presence in Latin America and the Caribbean, from the arrival of the first people from Asia at the end of the last ice age to the arrival of Europeans in the sixteenth century, this course offers an overview of major cultural developments in the region, including the origins of agriculture, village life, and the first cities. Using archaeological, historical, and ethnographic source material, the course culminates in an examination of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca civilizations, including the radical changes that accompanied the arrival of Europeans.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3344 - Global Health


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as IDS 3344 .
    A multidisciplinary investigation of global health emphasizing a critical evaluation of its current status and prospects in several under-resourced countries. Focuses on ways that culture, economics, philosophy, science, and political policies influence population health, especially as these are evidenced in nutrition, epidemiology and infectious disease, maternal/child health, and chronic diseases that result from population trends such as obesity and smoking.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV
    Prerequisite(s): 1 unit course in ANTH, PHIL, BIO, EXSC or PS
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3374 - Health, Healing, and Culture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Medical anthropology is a subfield of anthropology concerned with health and healing systems crossculturally. This course examines cultural conceptions of disease, illness, and healing as they vary across cultures. Topics surveyed include the role of healers in culture, biomedicine as a cultural system, mental illness, childbirth and reproduction, and non-Western medical traditions.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): FYS 1104  
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3404 - Sustainable Development


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as SOC 3404 .
    Explores the concept of sustainable development, from the beginning of the era of international development following World War II to the present. The course explores the challenges involved in creating sustainable development, from the socio-cultural issues and environmental concerns to the definition of sustainability. Case studies will help highlight these issues.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or SOC 1004  and FYS 1104 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3414 - Filed Methods in Archaeology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Offers guided instruction in fundamental field methods, strategies and techniques used by archaeologists to recover and document cultural remains, and critically engages the potential biases, implications, and caveats associated with them. Students will engage in hands-on archaeological field work, learning and practicing mapping techniques, basic excavation and recording techniques, and basic laboratory techniques. In addition, students will participate and critique the ways in which a problem-oriented scientific research project is developed.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3424 - Appalachia and the Environment


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as SOC 3424 .
    From the beginning of human habitation to the present, the physical landscape of Appalachia has shaped the culture and society of Appalachian peoples. This course examines the relationship of the physical and cultural aspects of Appalachia, from Ice Age hunters to the present. Recent environmental and antienvironmental movements are discussed. Using anthropological, geographical, and sociological literature, students will develop an understanding of the complex relationship of the physical and cultural landscapes, examine the power of historical trends and legacies, and critically examine stereotypes and commonly held beliefs about the region.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or SOC 1004 
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3504 - Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as WGS 3514 .
    Provides analysis of the cultural conditions (both material and ideological) that shape the meanings underlying masculinity and femininity in various cultural contexts. Perspectives from Marxist and feminist theory, political economy, psychodynamic/psychological anthropology, and evolutionary psychology are utilized to understand gendered differences in cultural behavior.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A or IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or WGS 1004  and FYS 1104  and at least 1 2000-level or above anthropology course
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3614 - Representing the Middle East


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A critical examination of the historical, cultural and social complexity of the Middle East, organized around introductory articles on knowledge production followed by full-length\ ethnographic texts. Emphasis will be placed on the politics of representation and the anthropological challenges to area studies. Topics studied will include secularism, democracy, violence, gender, neoliberalism and globalization.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 3944 - Junior Seminar: History and Theory of Anthropology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Explores how theory has shaped both the kinds of questions posed by anthropologists and the data yielded by particular modes of inquiry since the early twentieth century. Examines the extent to which theoretical perspectives are tied to social and cultural norms of the time and investigates how some predominant historical paradigms in the field of anthropology shape contemporary ethnographic work.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024 , ANTH 1034  or ANTH 1054 , FYS 1104  and 2 2000-level or above ANTH courses
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 4014 - Independent Study


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Individual student research and practice in selected areas of anthropology, under faculty supervision. May be repeated once for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or ANTH 1034  and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 4204 - Internship in Anthropology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Provides supervised placement of students in organizations dealing with anthropology field research, archaeology, directed culture change, or education in anthropological topics (museums, for example). The program provides an opportunity to work in some area of anthropology and to apply principles of anthropological courses. Substantive internship and organization to be chosen in consultation with internship supervisor. A total of 3 course units can be counted toward major requirements. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or ANTH 1034 , 4 course units in sociology or anthropology, and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 4208 - Internship in Anthropology


    2 Course Unit(s)
    Provides supervised placement of students in organizations dealing with anthropology field research, archaeology, directed culture change, or education in anthropological topics (museums, for example). The program provides an opportunity to work in some area of anthropology and to apply principles of anthropological courses. Substantive internship and organization to be chosen in consultation with internship supervisor. A total of 3 course units can be counted toward major requirements. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or ANTH 1034 , 4 course units in sociology or anthropology, and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 4212 - Internship in Anthropology


    3 Course Unit(s)
    Provides supervised placement of students in organizations dealing with anthropology field research, archaeology, directed culture change, or education in anthropological topics (museums, for example). The program provides an opportunity to work in some area of anthropology and to apply principles of anthropological courses. Substantive internship and organization to be chosen in consultation with internship supervisor. A total of 3 course units can be counted toward major requirements. CR/NC grading.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024  or ANTH 1034 , 4 course units in sociology or anthropology, and permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ANTH 4444 - Senior Seminar in Anthropology


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Explores contemporary applied and theoretical issues in anthropology. Student projects may be based on original research, field work, and/or review of existing literature. Central themes will vary and may include migration, identity, representation, human rights, refugee populations, and the future of anthropology.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ANTH 1024 , ANTH 3944  3 additional units in anthropology, and senior status in anthropology
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Army ROTC

  
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    AMS 1101 - Introduction to the Army


    0.50 Course Unit(s)
    This introductory level course is designed to give students an appreciation for the role the Army currently plays in our society. The course covers the history of the Army and the roles and relationships of the Army within our society. The course also covers some of the basic skills necessary for today’s leaders to include oral presentation, time management, map reading, basic rifle marksmanship and squad tactics. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.    

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AMS 2501  
  
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    AMS 1102 - Foundations of Leadership


    0.50 Course Unit(s)
    This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental skills necessary to be a leader, both in military and civilian context. Course also covers basic military map reading skills. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 1101  
    Corequisite(s): AMS 2501  
  
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    AMS 2211 - Leadership and Ethics


    0.50 Course Unit(s)
    This course focuses on both theoretical and practical aspects of leadership. Students will examine topics such as written and oral communication, effective listening, assertiveness, personality, adult development, motivation, and organizational culture and change. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. 

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 1101  and AMS 1102  or consent of instructor.
    Corequisite(s): AMS 2501  
  
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    AMS 2212 - Army Doctrine and Team Development


    0.50 Course Unit(s)
    This course focuses principally on officership, providing an extensive examination of the unique purpose, roles, and obligations of commissioned officers. It includes a detailed investigation of the origin or our institutional values and their practical application in decision making and leadership. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 1101 , AMS 1102 , and AMS 2211  or consent of the instructor.
    Corequisite(s): AMS 2501  
  
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    AMS 2501 - Basic Military Science Lab


    .25 Course Unit(s)
    A hands-on practicum which exposes the student to the military skills required for introductory technical and tactical competence as an Army officer. The course affords first-year and sophomore cadets opportunities to develop and refine their leadership style and abilities under differing constraints and environments. Laboratory, two hours per week and two weekend exercises. May be repeated to a maximum of four times. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Corequisite(s): AMS 1101 , AMS 1102 , AMS 2211 , or AMS 2212  
  
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    AMS 3014 - Training Management


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    Course of study in development of basic skills required to function as a manager; study of leadership styles, group dynamics, communications, motivation and military instruction methods; and school of the soldier and exercise of command. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 1101  and AMS 1102 , successful completion of basic course or basic camp, physically fit to pursue program; consent of PMS.
    Corequisite(s): AMS 3501  
  
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    AMS 3024 - Applied Leadership


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    Small unit tactics and communications, organization and mission of combat arms units; leadership and the exercise of command. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 1101 , AMS 1102  , successful completion of basic course or basic camp, physically fit to pursue program; consent of PMS.
    Corequisite(s): AMS 3501  
  
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    AMS 3204 - American Military History


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    This course will furnish upper level Army ROTC Cadets with the methodological tools and materials needed to gain a more detailed understanding of American Military History and to put together a major research paper. AMS 3204 will emphasize basic research skills: understanding historiographical debates within a military framework, developing effective note taking, outlining techniques, picking a feasible research topic, finding useful primary sources and drawing inferences from them, examining American military campaigns and leaders in order to complete a battle analysis, and short research assignments. 

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor
  
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    AMS 3414 - The Army Officer


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    An advanced study of logistics, operations, military administrations, personnel management, military justice, world change and military implications, service orientation and leadership training. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 3014  and AMS 3024  
    Corequisite(s): AMS 3501  
  
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    AMS 3424 - Command Management


    0.75 Course Unit(s)
    An advanced study of logistics, operations, military administration, personnel management, military justice, world change and military implications, service orientation and leadership training. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. 

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 3014  and AMS 3024   
    Corequisite(s): AMS 3501  
  
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    AMS 3501 - Advanced Military Science Lab


    .25 Course Unit(s)
    A hands-on practicum which exposes the student to the military skills required for advanced technical and tactical competence as an Army officer. The course affords junior and senior cadets opportunities to develop and refine their leadership style and abilities under differing constraints and environments. Laboratory, two hours per week and two weekend exercises. May be repeated to a maximum of four credits. Course taught at the University of Kentucky.

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 1101 , AMS 1102 , AMS 2211 AMS 2212 , and AMS 2501 
    Corequisite(s): AMS 3014 , AMS 3024 AMS 3414 , or AMS 3424   
  
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    AMS 3951 - Independent Study in Leadership


    0.25 Course Unit(s)
    Advanced study in leadership. Students are under guidance and confer individually with faculty on approved topic(s). A written report or paper is expected and will be filed in the chairperson’s office. May be repeated a maximum of four times for credit. Course taught at the University of Kentucky. Yes (4 times)

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): AMS 3024  and approval of PMS

Art

  
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    ART 1024 - Introduction to Visual Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An investigation of the personal, social and cultural roles of art and visual communication from a contemporary perspective. Students will explore conceptual, formal and technical issues in the visual arts through studio projects, lectures, class discussions and visits to regional exhibitions. Fulfills an art history elective in the art minor.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Fine Arts
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 1044 - Introduction to Sculpture


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introductory studio investigation of historical, conceptual and technical issues in sculpture, with an emphasis on materials and problem solving. Students will explore a range of processes and conceptual approaches to creating three-dimensional works of art.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Fine Arts
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 1424 - Introduction to Drawing


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introductory studio investigation of historical, conceptual, and technical issues in drawing, with an emphasis on perceptual and observational skills. Students will explore a broad range of materials and subject matter in the development of a personal and expressive voice.

    General Education Requirement(s): II Fine Arts
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 2104 - Painting I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An applied studio exploration of the spatial properties of color/color theory through the use of water-based paint. Students will work from a variety of subjects as they investigate technical and conceptual issues from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Additionally, they will be exposed to a wide range of both western and non-western artists working with color, along with the personal and cultural motivations that influence their works. Critical readings and viewings, guest artists and visits to local galleries will complement studio activities.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 2294 - Special Topics in Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    The study of an area of studio art not fully treated in other courses. Topics change from term to term and are announced in advance. May be repeated as long as the topic is different.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 2364 - Integrated Media: Photography


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An introduction to creating exhibition and internet-ready artworks with the medium of digital photography. Course projects are informed both by historical traditions and contemporary directions in photography. Explores all areas of image creation including anatomy of the camera, capturing and processing digital images, making prints and creating image-based online documentaries. Research of historical issues expected, along with presentation of a final portfolio.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Any 1000-level Fine Arts course (Studio art majors must take ART 1424 )
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 2424 - Intermediate Drawing and Printmaking


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of techniques and concepts introduced in ART 1424  with an emphasis on developing a basic understanding of printmaking history, technique, and application as they relate to drawing. Students will focus on the human figure as subject, while exploring basic surface and relief printmaking methods.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 1424  or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 2504 - Ceramics I


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Introduction to basic hand building, throwing, glazing, and firing techniques. Emphasis on individual creativity and form sensibility.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 2614 - Integrated Media: Video and Design


    1 Course Unit(s)
    An exploration of digital art forms including animation, video, sequential imagery and design. This course challenges students to use computers and software as tools for the creation of both print and moving images that develop and advance ideas within a narrative structure. Projects in this course engage students in acts of creation that parallel the ways in which much of popular media is created today.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 2744 - Collage/Mixed Media Drawing


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A studio investigation of conceptual and technical issues in mixed media drawing from traditional and nontraditional perspectives. A wide range of materials and subject matter will be introduced with particular attention to material and image integration. Students will work with found, manipulated, and constructed imagery in exploring composition as it promotes a personal and contemporary expression.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 1424 or permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 3024 - Community Engagement Through the Arts


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Also listed as IDS 3024.
    This course aims to build meaningful and collaborative connections between Transylvania and our neighbors to the north and east. To that end, it includes regular meetings with a variety of community leaders, attending neighborhood association meetings, recording oral history interviews with residents of the North Limestone neighborhood, working on a collaborative class project, writing weekly “This I Believe” essays and discussing readings that provide context for thinking about the communities with which the class engages. May be repeated for credit.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 3674 - Painting II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A focused investigation of skills and ideas developed in ART 2104, with emphasis on concept and subject continuity with respect to modes of personal expression.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2104
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 3774 - Sculpture II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Further exploration of sculpture in a wider variety of processes, with emphasis on application of these processes to specific problems.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 1044
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 3874 - Ceramics II


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of ART 2504, with increased emphasis on aesthetic considerations as well as the functional uses of clay. Includes introduction to glaze calculation and supervised kiln firings.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): ART 2504
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 4204 - Internship in Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A practical, hands-on, faculty-supervised field placement with a community arts institution (profit or nonprofit) tailored to meet students’ professional/career interests. Possible areas of study include commercial/graphic art, photography, arts management, and interior design. Only one unit of internship credit may be used to fulfill major pattern elective requirements. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 4208 - Internship in Art


    2 Course Unit(s)
    A practical, hands-on, faculty-supervised field placement with a community arts institution (profit or nonprofit) tailored to meet students’ professional/career interests. Possible areas of study include commercial/graphic art, photography, arts management, and interior design. Only one unit of internship credit may be used to fulfill major pattern elective requirements. CR/NC grading

    General Education Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 4344 - Advanced Studio Practices


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A continuation of ideas and processes introduced in discipline-specific level I and II art studios. Readings and lectures centered on a common theme will be used to stimulate the development of responsive studio projects as students engage media and processes of their own choosing. Guest lectures, studio/gallery and event visitations, open critiques and critical writings will enhance the student’s search for a personal voice. May be repeated unlimited times for additional credit.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Any second-level studio art course
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 4404 - Special Topics in Studio Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Permits individual student activity in a selected and approved area of studio art. May be used to do further work in a studio art area in which the student has completed the normal course sequence, or to do work in an area not treated in other studio courses offered during that term. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ART 4444 - Senior Seminar: Theory, Methods and Exhibition


    1 Course Unit(s)
    Includes research and analysis of major issues in studio art with focus on questions of practice and philosophical approach. The focus of the latter part of this course is preparation for, and installation of, a Senior Exhibition. Students will prepare by presenting and discussing their finished work and works in progress, and by developing a personal artist’s statement, slide portfolio and professional resume. A panel of Art Program faculty and the gallery director will review these materials, including work submitted for exhibition. Art majors are required to take this course during the winter term of their senior year.

    General Education Requirement(s): IV; V
    Prerequisite(s): Senior Standing, ART 1024  and one of the following: ARTH 2144 , ARTH 3124 , or ARTH 3154 .
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None

Art History

  
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    ARTH 1114 - Art History: Ancient to Gothic


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of major works and periods in Western art from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages. Emphasizes the principles and vocabulary of visual expression and the relationship between art and its historical context. Special attention is given to three-dimensional works—architecture and sculpture—in the ancient world (Egypt, Greece, and Rome) and in the Christian West (Byzantium and Europe). This course also introduces a selection of non-Western art and architecture.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 1124 - Art History: Renaissance to Modern


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of major artists and movements in Western art from the early Renaissance to the present. This course introduces the general student to the principles and vocabulary of visual expression. With emphasis on painting, sculpture, and architecture, class discussions center on some of the economic, political, and social forces that shaped great works by artists from Giotto and Michelangelo to Picasso and Nevelson.

    General Education Requirement(s): III B
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
  
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    ARTH 1604 - Introduction to Asian Art


    1 Course Unit(s)
    A survey of visual traditions of Asia with an emphasis on the cultures of India, China, and Japan. Through examining major artistic trends of these three traditions, this course will introduce students to the distinctive styles, forms, and aesthetics of each region. Aesthetic issues will be studied within their appropriate religious and cultural contexts. Special attention will be given to the mutual influences and transmissions of culture that shape the works of art.

    General Education Requirement(s): III A
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): None
    Pre/Corequisite(s): None
 

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