Dec 04, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Course Descriptions


 

Accounting (ACCT)

  
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    ACCT 278 - Introductory Business Analytics 3 hours


    Provides a framework that enables students to recognize, understand and apply the language, theory and models of the field of business analytics. Cross-listed as MGMT 278 
  
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    ACCT 280 - Accounting I (Financial) 3 hours


    Introduction to the principles and concepts of accounting and the application of procedures relating to the complete accounting cycle. Preparation of financial statements for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations is emphasized. A grade of C or higher is highly recommended before progressing to ACCT 281 . Prerequisite: sophomore standing; MGMT 150  highly recommended.
  
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    ACCT 281 - Accounting II (Managerial) 3 hours


    Application of procedures relating to transactions affecting corporations. Interpretation of financial statements for managerial purposes is emphasized. Prerequisite: ACCT 280 . A grade of C or higher in ACCT 280  is highly recommended.
  
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    ACCT 381 - Federal Income Tax-Individuals 3 hours


    Focuses on the federal income taxation of individuals. Emphasizes conceptual framework underlying the U.S. tax system as well as tax accounting procedures and federal tax law relating to the preparation of individual tax returns. Prerequisites: ACCT 281  and junior standing.
  
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    ACCT 382 - Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours


    Development of accounting theory and practice as applied to: the institutional structure of financial accounting; conceptual framework and financial reporting; overview of accounting systems; review of accounting procedures; income statement; balance sheet; statement of cash flows; cash; receivables; valuation of inventories and cost of goods sold; and time value of money. Prerequisite: ACCT 281 .
  
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    ACCT 383 - Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours


    Development of accounting theory and practice as applied to: conceptual framework and financial reporting; acquisition, disposal and depreciation of long-term assets; current and contingent liabilities; long-term liabilities; owners’ equity-contributed capital and retained earnings, investments, and earnings per share. Prerequisite: ACCT 382 .
  
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    ACCT 384 - Intermediate Accounting III 3 hours


    Development of accounting theory and practice as applied to: conceptual framework and financial reporting; complexities of revenue recognition; leases; income taxes; pensions; accounting changes and error correction. Prerequisite: ACCT 383 .
  
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    ACCT 385 - Accounting Information Systems 3 hours


    Theory, design and implementation of Accounting Information Systems, including the business application of computerized spreadsheets, databases, and commercial software packages. Prerequisites: ACCT 281 , ACCT 278  or MGMT 278 .
  
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    ACCT 386 - Managerial and Cost Accounting 3 hours


    Accounting data and other financial data applied to the management of an enterprise. Cost accounting as a part of the spectrum of manufacturing costs is studied. Particular emphasis is placed on planning and controlling. Prerequisite: ACCT 281 .
  
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    ACCT 481 - Federal Income Tax Corporations 3 hours


    Focuses on the federal income taxation of corporations and shareholders; corporate formation and capital structure; corporate distributions; corporate liquidations; penalty taxes on corporations; partnerships; S corporations. Prerequisites: ACCT 381  and senior standing.
  
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    ACCT 485 - Fund and Government Accounting 3 hours


    Study of accounting and reporting concepts, standards, and procedures applicable to city, county, and state governments, the federal government, and not-for-profit institutions. Prerequisite: 9 hours of ACCT.
  
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    ACCT 488 - Advanced Financial Accounting 3 hours


    Policies and procedures used in preparing financial statements and reports. Prerequisites: ACCT 382  and ACCT 383 .
  
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    ACCT 489 - Auditing I 3 hours


    Design, installation, and unification of accounting systems and the concepts and procedures used in auditing financial statements. Prerequisites: 9 hours of upper-level accounting courses, including ACCT 382  and ACCT 383 .
  
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    ACCT 490 - Auditing II 3 hours


    Focus is on practical application of the conceptual structure of the audit process, risk assessment in the audit process, evidence gathering and evaluation, and special topics to auditing a comprehensive audit case. Prerequisites: ACCT 382 , ACCT 383 , ACCT 384 , and ACCT 489 .
  
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    ACCT 499 - Accounting Internship 3 hours


    Internships in the Business Administration department provide academic field experience by combining theory and practice in a business setting. Internship proposals must clearly demonstrate that the student will be engaged in a field experience that is directly related to their course of study, not engaged simply in a work experience. Internship opportunities are available in a broad range of organizations: public and private; large and small; profit and non-profit. Prerequisites: senior standing; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; completed a minimum of 24 hours in core courses; completed a minimum of 9 Columbia College upper-level hours in business administration courses.

Aerospace Studies (ASCI)

  
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    ASCI 1100 - The Foundations of the United States Air Force 2 hours


    Introduces the Air Force and Air Force ROTC. Topics include Air Force organization, professional appearance, military customs and courtesies, team building, public relations and the media, Air Force benefits, career opportunities and group leadership problems. Applies communicative skills. Leadership Lab.
  
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    ASCI 1200 - The Foundations of the United States Air Force 2 hours


    Continues the introduction to the Air Force and Air Force ROTC. Topics include Air Force heritage, installations, listening skills, core values, leadership skills, human relations, and group leadership problems. Applies communicative skills. Leadership Lab.
  
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    ASCI 2100 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2 hours


    A survey course designed to facilitate the transition from Air Force ROTC cadet to Air Force ROTC officer candidate. Explores Air Force heritage, Air Force leaders and Air Power doctrine. Applies communicative skills. Leadership Lab.
  
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    ASCI 2200 - The Evolution of USAF Air and Space Power 2 hours


    Continues the transition from cadet to officer candidate. Expands leadership topics through the use of group leadership problems. Applies communicative skills. Leadership Lab.
  
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    ASCI 3100 - Air Force Leadership Studies 3 hours


    An integrated leadership and management survey course emphasizing development of the individual as an Air Force leader. Special topics include situational leadership, principle centered leadership, corrective supervision and counseling. Leadership Lab.
  
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    ASCI 3200 - Air Force Leadership Studies 3 hours


    Air Force leadership principles are examined from the foundation developed in ASCI 3100 . Ethical decision making, personal core values, and character development are discussed. Military evaluation systems are outlined. Leadership Lab.
  
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    ASCI 4100 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 3 hours


    Examines the national security process, regional studies, Air Force and joint doctrine. Special topics include the military as a profession, and civilian control of the military. Continued emphasis on communicative skills. Leadership Lab.
  
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    ASCI 4200 - National Security Affairs/Preparation for Active Duty 3 hours


    Examines civilian control of the military, officership, the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionalism. Continued refinement of communicative skills. Leadership Lab.

American Sign Language (AMSL)

  
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    AMSL 101 - American Sign Language I 3 hours


    An entry level introduction to American Sign Language and fingerspelling. Designed to explore the fundamentals of ASL including basic vocabulary and language structure. Students are engaged in active language production using authentic conversations within the classroom environment. Course meets three hours of foreign language graduation requirement.
  
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    AMSL 102 - American Sign Language II 3 hours


    This course is designed to expand more on ASL grammar, vocabulary and language structure. Students are engaged in active language production using authentic conversations within the classroom environment. Course meets three hours of foreign language graduation requirement. Prerequisite: AMSL 101  with a grade of C or higher.
  
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    AMSL 201 - American Sign Language III 3 hours


    This third course in American Sign Language (ASL) is designed to enhance students’ receptive and expressive skills at an advanced intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on the ASL syntax, facial grammar, vocabulary and fingerspelling skills that enable students to participate in increasingly more complex conversations. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in AMSL 102 .
  
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    AMSL 202 - Deaf Culture 3 hours


    Introduction to concepts and issues in Deaf culture and the Deaf community, such as history of Deaf people, the community and culture of Deaf people, and literature and folklore of Deaf people. This course emphasizes the Deaf community as a linguistic and American cultural minority, and the importance of language, values, traditions and diversity in this group. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in AMSL 102 .
  
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    AMSL 301 - American Sign Language IV 3 hours


    This course continues to build upon students’ receptive and expressive skills at the advanced level while expanding their knowledge of Deaf culture and the influences of other English-based sign systems. Emphasis is placed on advanced finger spelling, ASL structure and advanced vocabulary. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in AMSL 201 .
  
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    AMSL 302 - American Sign Language V 3 hours


    The emphasis is on non-verbal communication at advanced levels of competency. This course continues to build upon students’ receptive and expressive skills at the advanced level while expanding their knowledge of Deaf culture and the influences of other English-based sign symptoms. Emphasis is placed on advanced fingerspelling, ASL structure and advanced vocabulary. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in AMSL 301 .
  
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    AMSL 303 - AMSL Grammar and Linguistics 3 hours


    An in-depth study of the major structural elements of American Sign Language grammar and linguistics, including demonstration of learning through signing. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in AMSL 102.

American Studies (AMST)

  
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    AMST 280 - American Political and Social Thought 3 hours


    American political thought from the colonial period to the present using writings of notable political figures, scholars and others. Cross-listed as POSC 280 . Prerequisite: ENGL 133W .
  
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    AMST 375 - Social Movements 3 hours


    Emphasis on sociological analysis of social movements of twentieth century America. Emphasis on the application of sociological theories to the conditions that facilitate social movements, from their development to how success is measured. Case studies of the Progressive era reform movements, the labor movement, the women’s movement, the environmental movement, the gay rights movement, the civil rights movement, ethnic identity movements, anti-globalization movements, Occupy Wall Street, and other movements. Cross-listed as SOCI 375 . Prerequisite: junior standing.

Anthropology (ANTH)

  
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    ANTH 112 - General Anthropology 3 hours


    This course explores the diversity of humanity both in the past and in the present. Anthropology provides a uniquely broad understanding of humankind by integrating the study of human evolution, ancient civilizations, languages, and cultures from around the world. Based on a wide range of case-studies, this course explores what it means to be human, and how it is differently experienced in societies and cultures around the world. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. Crosslisted with SOCI 112 .

     

  
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    ANTH 212 - Cultures in the World 3 hours


    This course explores the concept of culture and its diversity in the world. Taking a comparative approach based on case studies from different world regions, and paying particular attention to how cultures change over time, this course explores some of the major themes of cultural anthropology, including the cultural construction of reality, identity, language, social hierarchy, art, and kinship and gender relations. Cross-listed as SOCI 212 .Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. 
  
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    ANTH 270 - Minority Cultures and Relations 3 hours


    Survey of historical and contemporary minority-majority relations among various racial, ethnic and gender groups. Focus on the social construction of race and ethnicity. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as SOCI 270 .
  
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    ANTH 319W - History of the Modern Middle East 3 hours


    As an introduction to the social, political, religious and intellectual history of the Middle East from the 1700s to the present day, this course pays particular attention to the following topics: the nature of the Middle Eastern social and political institutions; tensions between reform and purifying impulses in Islamic religious currents; the Ottoman period, western imperialism; paths of modernization; the Arab-Israeli conflict; the historical context for the emergence of political Islam. Course meets the College Multicultural graduation requirement. This course is designated Writing-Intensive. Cross-listed as HIST 319W  . Prerequisites: Any 3 hours of HIST; and ENGL 133W  
  
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    ANTH 327 - Qualitative Research Methods 3 hours


    Understanding qualitative research and developing qualitative research skills, examining exemplars in the field, exploring the various qualitative research methodologies such as participant-observation and in-depth interviewing and the theoretical and ethical dilemmas associated with each. Data collection, writing field notes and transforming such data into written ethnographic documents are emphasized. Cross-listed as SOCI 327  /PSYC 327 . Prerequisite: junior standing.
  
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    ANTH 333 - Topics 3 hours


  
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    ANTH 336 - Gender and Globalization 3 hours


    Critical analysis of the history and discourse surrounding globalization, with special emphasis on its gendered effect. Attention is paid to the often invisible micro macro connections between individual lives across the globe. The distribution of power and its impact on development processes is examined. The impact of gender dynamics within social institutions: economic, political, and cultural are also examined. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as SOCI 336  /WMST 336  . Prerequisite: Junior standing.

     

  
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    ANTH 339W - History of Modern Africa 3 hours


    This course offers a history of Africa from the early 19th century to the present day. The course examines: the European imperial scramble to colonize Africa during the later 1800’s and 1900’s; the broader integration of African societies into the world economy during that process: the social, political and cultural impact of imperial policies; Western popular images of Africa in the colonial period; the nationalist struggles that resulted in the independent African states; and the achievements of, and persistent problems faced by, those post-colonial states. Cross-listed as HIST 339W . Prerequisite: HIST 102  or HIST 112  and ENGL 133W .
  
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    ANTH 341 - Religion and Society 3 hours


    Examines the sources and roles of religion in societies. Offers an introduction to the major sociological theories and concepts about religions and religious movements. Provides a cross-cultural approach to religious systems and practices. Focuses on how religion fosters social integration and community, but also power, oppression and discrimination. These themes are discussed using examples of the religious perspectives on and experiences of women, gays/lesbians, and ethnic minorities. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement. Crosslisted as SOCI 341  . Prerequisite: Junior standing.

     

  
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    ANTH 345 - Environment and Society 3 hours


    This course explores the interaction between social processes and the natural environment. Taking a multidisciplinary approach (sociology and anthropology), and building on theoretical perspectives and cross-cultural case studies, this course investigates the increasing pressure of human activities on the environment, the globalization of environmental challenges, the privatization of natural resources (water, forests, energy sources, but also genes and genetically modified organisms), the policies encouraging this privatization process, and the recent growth of environmental social movements. Cross-listed as SOCI 345 . Prerequisite:  junior standing.

     

  
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    ANTH 381 - Music and Society 3 hours


    This course explores music as a social and cultural activity. Taking a global, comparative, and inter-disciplinary approach (sociology and anthropology), it investigates the social dimensions of the production and reception of music. Particular attention will be given to issues of race, gender, identities, and technology. How do music and societies mutually influence and shape each other? How is music related to people’s sense of identity, socio-economic structures, and beliefs? Music will be explored as an art form that both reveals and serves as a medium of social change. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Cross-listed as SOCI 381 .

     

  
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    ANTH 412 - Slavery and Human Trafficking: Past and Present 3 hours


    This course explores how slavery and the traffic of human beings have been justified, organized and practiced in different cultures and at different times. Focusing on several world regions (Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas), and covering both historical and contemporary forms of slavery, the course uses anthropological perspectives to examine definitions and representations of slavery, as well as the economic, political and social forces that shape human exploitation cross-culturally. Course meets Multicultural graduation requirement. Cross-listed as SOCI 412 . Prerequisite: junior standing.

Art and Graphic Design (ARTS)

  
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    ARTS 105 - Art Appreciation 3 hours


    This course will introduce students to various artists and art disciplines (painting, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, photography, graphic design, etc.) to help them develop an appreciation for the arts and an awareness of the contributions artists have made to society historically and within contemporary contexts.

    Through lectures, readings, and projects students will explore relationships between artistic processes and daily life. Students will respond to the ideas presented in the lectures by completing writing assignments and fundamental art projects intended to reflect the concepts that have been presented. While the focus of the course is a critical examination of the artists/artworks studied, the discourse will result from the various backgrounds and academic studies of the students and not necessarily from their knowledge of art. In this manner, the course is a relevant complement to their general education. In short, the goal of the course is for students to understand art as a means to critically engage and understand their surroundings.

  
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    ARTS 111 - Art and Ideas I 3 hours


    Survey of world art from prehistoric through medieval periods. Course meets multicultural graduation requirement.
  
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    ARTS 112 - Art and Ideas II 3 hours


    Survey of world art from the Renaissance to the present.
  
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    ARTS 120 - Drawing I 3 hours


    Introduction to figure drawing from direct observation. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 130 - Painting I 3 hours


    Introduction to the fundamentals of oil painting. Prerequisite: ARTS 120 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 140 - 2-D Design 3 hours


    This is a foundations course dealing with the study and application of the elements and principles of two-dimensional design. Students will learn the basics of line, shape and texture as well as materials, tools, vocabulary and techniques used in the creation of two-dimensional fine art. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 141 - 3-D Design 3 hours


    Theoretical foundation for all 3-D fine art production. Includes the study and application of the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 216 - Graphic Design I 3 hours


    The study and application of the fundamentals of graphic design including history, theory and practice. The course brings together a blend of the aesthetic principles of design and hands-on computer-based production skills. Students are introduced to Adobe Illustrator. Prerequisite:  ARTS 140 .
  
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    ARTS 217 - Typography 3 hours


    The history of the human race has been recorded with visual symbols from the earliest expressions on cave walls to the small screens on our pocket computers. This course explores the history of letterforms, principles of composition, and the expressive potential of type through readings, research and projects. Prerequisites: ARTS 140 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 222 - Drawing II 3 hours


    Figure drawing course using direct observation. Expands the figure drawing experience by using the figure as a compositional element and explores a variety of media and drawing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 120 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 232 - Painting II 3 hours


    Continuation of ARTS 130 . This course continues to develop the basic understanding of the oil painting materials, techniques and color relationships with emphasis on composition. Prerequisite: ARTS 130 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 233 - Topics (Occasional offering) 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or artistic process in studio art or art history. Topics are approved by the Department of Visual Art & Music.
  
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    ARTS 240 - Figure Drawing 3 hours


    Further investigate the technique of drawing the human figure. Students are introduced to the anatomy of the human form emphasizing critical inquiry and analytical observation, including the study of skeletal and muscular structure. Students develop an understanding of the structure of the human figure and demonstrate a degree of facility in its representation from direct observation. Prerequisite: ARTS 120 .
  
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    ARTS 250 - Creative Photography I 3 hours


    Beginning black and white film photography course that is the foundation for all photography courses at Columbia College. This course covers basic camera operations, exposure, film processing, darkroom printing, lighting, composition and print finishing. The course begins with an emphasis on understanding and practicing technical processes while investigating the creative and expressive possibilities of the medium. We will look at contemporary trends in the medium as well as movements throughout photography’s history. There will be a number of photographic assignments, fieldwork, critiques and lectures as well as a research project. Students may supply their own adjustable 35mm SLR film camera (no digital cameras). Columbia College can also lend out cameras to students for the semester.
  
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    ARTS 255 - Digital Photography 3 hours


    With the ever evolving and advancement of digital technology, students will develop their own style and creative vision that is personal and unique. The fundamentals of digital camera operation will be taught through a variety of creative techniques, hands-on assignments, fieldwork and demonstrations. Composition, exposure control, focus and lighting techniques will be practiced as well as exploring thematic ideas and concepts. Image editing software will be used to adjust, enhance and manipulate images. Digital workflow, image-capture, post-processing, printing and storage will be of great importance in understanding the potential of photography. Emphasis will be placed on how current practices and the medium’s rich history has shaped its identity in the world on contemporary art. Discussions and presentations will also be conducted on the cultural, societal, ethical, moral and political role photography faces today.
  
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    ARTS 262 - Printmaking I 3 hours


    Introduction to printmaking and basic techniques in relief printing. Prerequisite: ARTS 120 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 271 - Ceramics I 3 hours


    Beginning study of three-dimensional principles of ceramics open to art majors and non-majors. The techniques of wheel throwing are introduced with an emphasis on the development of an understanding of the form and functions of utilitarian and non-functional projects in clay. The design quality and aesthetics of the project are emphasized. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 292 - Jewelry I 3 hours


    Introduction to metals. Exploration of the design and creation of personal jewelry forms using traditional fabrication techniques. Open to art majors and non-majors. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 300 - Special Problems 3 hours


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of art. Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, Special Problems addresses material beyond the scope and depth of the ordinary course. It is required that the student pursuing Special Problems have strong background knowledge of the discipline. The Special Problems form, that includes specific requirements for the study is required at the time of registration. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 301 - 3-D Modeling & Animation I 3 hours


    Introduction to 3-D modeling and animation using Maya 8.5. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 302 - Illustration 3 hours


    Study of illustration and the media and techniques available. Both traditional and digital techniques are explored. Prerequisites: ARTS 120 , ARTS 130 , ARTS 140 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 306 - Ancient Art History 3 hours


    The art and culture of the Ancient World, including Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art. Prerequisites: ARTS 111  and ARTS 112 .
  
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    ARTS 308 - Medieval Art History 3 hours


    Art of the Middle Ages. A survey of stylistic artistic developments in the Mediterranean basin and in Western Europe from 300 to 1400 A.D. Prerequisites: ARTS 111  and ARTS 112 .
  
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    ARTS 310 - Renaissance Art History 3 hours


    Painting, architecture, sculpture of Italy and Northern Europe from 1300 to 1600. Prerequisites: ARTS 111  and ARTS 112 .
  
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    ARTS 312 - 17th- and 18th-Century Art History 3 hours


    Painting, architecture, sculpture in Europe during the Baroque and Enlightenment periods from 1600 to 1800. Prerequisites: ARTS 111  and ARTS 112 .
  
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    ARTS 314 - 19th-Century Art History 3 hours


    History of painting, architecture, sculpture in Europe, 1800 to 1900. Prerequisites: ARTS 111  and ARTS 112 .
  
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    ARTS 316 - Graphic Design II 3 hours


    The study and application of the fundamentals of graphic design including history, theory and practice. The course brings together a blend of the aesthetic principles of design and hands-on computer-based production skills. Students are introduced to Adobe InDesign. $40 lab fee for Day Campus. Prerequisites: ARTS 216  and either ARTS 152 or ARTS 244.
  
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    ARTS 317 - Web Design I 3 hours


    The course provides students with a working knowledge of the fundamental principles, theories, and concepts of website design and production. Students learn HTML and CSS coding, and are introduced to web design software Adobe Dreamweaver. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings. Prerequisite: ARTS 244 .
  
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    ARTS 318 - Corporate Identity 3 hours


    This course covers how to plan, strategize and design the visual components of a corporate identity or brand. Focus is placed on creating cohesive designs that function across various mediums. We will explore logo design, branding standard guides, and brand implementation in 2D and 3D outcomes. Prerequisites: ARTS 140   and ARTS 216 .
  
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    ARTS 319 - Digital Media 3 hours


    This course is an introduction to approaches and techniques in digital imaging. Students will learn the fundamentals of digital camera operation and a variety of creative techniques through a number of hands-on assignments, demonstrations and critiques. Composition, exposure control, focus and lighting techniques will be practiced as well as exploring thematic ideas and concepts. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom will be used to edit, adjust and manipulate images. Digital work-flow, printing and storage will also be practiced. Students will also gain experience working with large format photo printers and will learn how to make prints that are balanced in color, density and contrast. A digital portfolio, printed assignments and a book project will be created throughout the semester exploring the technical and aesthetic potential of digital photography.
  
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    ARTS 320 - Photography II 3 hours


    This course explores the techniques, processes and approaches used in the field of fine art and commercial photography. Advanced principles of lighting, composition, camera operation, workflow, post processing, printing and presentation will be covered. A variety of camera formats and processes will also be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on developing one’s personal vision, ideas and concepts through short and long-term projects. This course emphasizes conceptual and critical thinking to aid in the process of creating work that is challenging to the viewer and the artist.
  
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    ARTS 323 - Drawing III 3 hours


    This course is a figure drawing course using direct observation. It expands the figure drawing experience by using the figure as a compositional element and explores a variety of media and drawing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 222 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 334 - Painting III 3 hours


    This course is designed for the advanced painting students to synthesize their own visual ideas and personal direction. Experimentation of medium, techniques and ideas is encouraged. Prerequisite: ARTS 232 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 350 - Alternative Photographic Process 3 hours


    This course will explore a variety of 19th century photographic processes. The use of hand-applied, silver and non-silver based emulsions will be used to create expressive images that blend photography, painting, drawing and printmaking. Images will be made on a variety of papers as well as surfaces such as glass and metal. Processes covered will include: cyanotype (blue printing), salt printing, anthotype, gum bichromate and contemporary methods of creating tintypes and ambrotypes. Students will also learn different methods of generating large format negatives and light resists including the use of pinhole cameras, digital and film transparencies, collage, cliché verre and photogram materials.

     

  
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    ARTS 353 - Photography III 3 hours


    This course explores the techniques, processes and approaches used in the field of fine art and commercial photography. Advanced principles of lighting, composition, printing and presentation will be covered. A variety of camera formats and processes will be introduced and students are encouraged to work in both film based and digital technologies. Emphasis will be placed on developing one’s personal style in short and long-term projects. Advanced editing, workflow and image archiving will also be developed and refined. This course emphasizes conceptual and critical thinking to aid in the process of creating work that is challenging to the viewer and the artist. 
  
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    ARTS 364 - Printmaking II 3 hours


    Development of the intaglio etching process into an art form. Prerequisite: ARTS 262 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 366 - Printmaking III 3 hours


    Continuation of Printmaking II. Prerequisite: ARTS 364 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 370 - History of Photography 3 hours


    This course investigates the history of photography from its inception in 1839 to the present day. We will look at the origins and inventions that led up to the chemical process of photography and examine the medium’s development and technological advancements as well as the importance of photography as an art form. Through lectures, presentations, guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations, and viewing original photographs and equipment, students will gain a full understanding of the history of photography and the impact it continues to have on art, science, technology and culture.
  
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    ARTS 373 - Ceramics II 3 hours


    Continuation of the study of three-dimensional principles of ceramics. The techniques of the potter’s wheel are reinforced, with an emphasis on the development of an understanding of the form and functions of wheel-thrown pottery. Prerequisite: ARTS 271 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 374 - Video Art 3 hours


    An introductory level course that explores the methods of digital video art making - primarily as a fine art form distinct from, but intersecting with, narrative filmmaking. This course builds basic skills in video preproduction, videography techniques, sound, and digital video editing software. Students supply their own digital video camcorder. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 375 - Ceramics III 3 hours


    Continuation of the study of three-dimensional principles of ceramics. Advanced techniques of the potter’s wheel, glazing, and firings are introduced with an emphasis on the development of an understanding of the form and functions of both hand building and potter’s wheel projects. Prerequisite: ARTS 373 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 382 - Fibers 3 hours


    This course presents the technical, historical, and conceptual grounding in fiber arts. Students will explore various fiber and media including weaving, dyeing, surface design, and other techniques. Critiques and discussions will be informed by lectures, readings, and independent research. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
  
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    ARTS 394 - Jewelry II 3 hours


    Exploration of the design and creation of personal jewelry forms using the lost wax casting process. Prerequisite: ARTS 292 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 396 - Jewelry III 3 hours


    Advanced jewelry production techniques, including the exploration and experimentation of non-traditional materials and techniques in jewelry design. Prerequisite: ARTS 394 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 399 - Art/Design Internship 1-3 hours


    Students complete 45 hours of experiential work for each semester hour. The internship should be directly related to the student’s art major. For example, a graphic design student could work in an advertising agency and a photography student may work in a photography studio. Grades are assigned as S (satisfactory) and U (unsatisfactory). Students may register for no more than 12 art/design internship credits (ARTS 399  and ARTS 499  combined) during their time at Columbia College. Prerequisites: completed at least the introductory course in their major (ARTS 216  for a Graphic Design major, ARTS 250  or ARTS 152  for a Photography major, etc.); minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at time of registration of internship; junior standing.
  
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    ARTS 400 - Special Problems II 3 hours


    An individual student project concerned with advanced work in a specific area of art. Conducted under the direction of a faculty member, Special Problems addresses material beyond the scope and depth of the ordinary course. It is required that the student pursuing Special Problems have strong background knowledge of the discipline. The Special Problems form, that includes specific requirements for the study is required at the time of registration. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 403 - 20th-Century Art History 3 hours


    American and European painting, sculpture, and architecture, 1900 to present. Prerequisites: ARTS 111  and ARTS 112 .
  
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    ARTS 406 - American Art History 3 hours


    America’s early primitive tradition to its leading role in the contemporary art scene. Prerequisites: ARTS 111  and ARTS 112 .
  
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    ARTS 416 - Graphic Design III 3 hours


    The primary focus of this class is on promotional and advertising graphics. Understanding the biases, social outlook, and cultural views of today’s users is critical in designing for both print and web. The purpose of this course is to give you the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the research, planning and design for promotional design. Through the projects, students will continue to work with the Adobe software programs Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop. Students will also learn the basics of Adobe After Effects and a template-based web building platform. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only. Prerequisites: ARTS 217  and ARTS 316 .
  
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    ARTS 417 - Web Design II 3 hours


    This course goes deeper into Web concepts and techniques. Topics include advanced CSS and HTML, UX and UI design, and methods for embedding media (audio, video and commerce) into Web pages. Students will design multiple web sites. Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings. Prerequisites: ARTS 317 .
  
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    ARTS 425 - Drawing IV 3 hours


    Figure drawing course using direct observation. It expands the figure drawing experience by using the figure as a compositional element. Explores a variety of media and drawing techniques. Prerequisite: ARTS 323 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 433 - Topics 1-3 hours


    Specialized inquiry into a defined concept, topic, theory or artistic process in studio art or art history. Topics are approved by the Department of Visual Art & Music.
  
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    ARTS 435 - Printmaking IV 3 hours


    Continuation of Printmaking III with an emphasis on advanced processes intaglio and relief printmaking. Prerequisite: ARTS 366 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 436 - Painting IV 3 hours


    Continuation of ARTS 334 . This course is designed for the advanced painting students to synthesize their own visual ideas and personal direction. Prerequisite: ARTS 334 . Additional lab fee applicable to main campus day offerings.
  
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    ARTS 440 - Advanced Figure Drawing 3 hours


    Further investigate techniques for drawing the human figure. Students visually study the anatomy of the human form emphasizing critical inquiry and analytical observation, including in-depth review of skeletal and muscular structures. Students further develop an understanding of the structure of the human figure and demonstrate facility in its representation from direct observation. Prerequisite: ARTS 222 .
  
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    ARTS 454 - Photography IV 3 hours


    This course explores the techniques, processes and approaches used in the field of fine art and commercial photography. Advanced principles of lighting, composition, printing and presentation will be covered. Alternative photographic process will be introduced along with the use of a variety of camera formats. Emphasis will be placed on developing one’s personal style in short and long-term projects. A semester long book project will also develop skills in creating work in series and sequence while working with print on demand resources. This course emphasizes conceptual and critical thinking to aid in the process of creating work that is challenging to the viewer and the artist.

    This is a portfolio preparation course. It concentrates on the professional presentation using design principles, shooting and lighting techniques, color, digital knowledge, structure and presentation skills. Prerequisite: ARTS 353 . Students supply own adjustable camera. $40 lab fee applicable to main campus day only.

 

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