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Apparel, Merchandising, Design, And Textiles (AMDT)

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313 [ARTS] Visual Analysis and Aesthetics 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. In-depth analysis of the visual interaction among apparel, accessories and the body; identifying effective visual communication. (Formerly offered as AMDT 408.)

408 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Visual Analysis and Aesthetics 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. In-depth analysis of the visual interaction among apparel, accessories and the body; identifying effective visual communication.


Anthropology (ANTH)

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301 [ARTS] Arts and Media in Global Perspective 3 Contemporary arts and media around the world, and their impact on identity, society, and culture.


Digital Technology And Culture (DTC)

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101 [ARTS] Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture 3 Inquiry into digital media, including origins, theories, forms, applications, and impact with a focus on authoring and critiquing multimodal texts.

101 [ARTS] Introduction to Digital Technology & Culture 3 Inquiry into digital media, including origins, theories, forms, applications, and impact with a focus on authoring and critiquing multimodal texts.

201 [ARTS] Tools and Methods for Digital Technology 3 An introduction to the tools and methods of production for multimedia authoring in digital contexts.

201 [ARTS] Tools and Methods for Digital Technology 3 An introduction to the tools and methods of production for multimedia authoring in digital contexts.

208 [ARTS] Introduction to Digital Cinema 3 A practical introduction to the technological and cultural transformations driving the evolution of cinematic techniques from the birth of motion pictures to emerging technology.

208 [ARTS] Introduction to Digital Cinema 3 A practical introduction to the technological and cultural transformations driving the evolution of cinematic techniques from the birth of motion pictures to emerging technology.

354 [ARTS] [M] Digital Storytelling 3 Nonlinear, multi-linear, and interactive narrative using elements of creative writing such as character, dialog, setting, plot and image. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 354, ENGLISH 354).

354 [ARTS] [M] Digital Storytelling 3 Nonlinear, multi-linear, and interactive narrative using elements of creative writing such as character, dialog, setting, plot and image. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 354, ENGLISH 354).


English (ENGLISH)

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150 [ARTS] Introduction to Film as Narrative 4 (3-3) Introduction to analysis of techniques and elements of narrative film and to critical vocabulary for its study as art form.

212 [ARTS] Introduction to Comics and Graphic Novels 3 Introduction to the reading, history, and making of comics and graphic novels.

251 [ARTS] Introduction to Creative Writing: Exploring the Genres 3 Beginning writer's workshop covering short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry with discussion of the elements of each genre; poetic forms.

252 [ARTS] Introduction to Creative Writing and Creative Writing Pedagogy 3 Beginning workshop with discussion and development of classroom approaches to three creative writing genres for the preprofessional secondary English teacher.

339 [ARTS] Topics in Film as Literature 3 (2-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Analytical study of film as major literary genre.

342 [ARTS] Documentary Film Theory and Production 3 (2-2) Theory of documentary film in social contexts culminating in the creation of actual documentary films by students.

354 [ARTS] [M] Digital Storytelling 3 Nonlinear, multi-linear, and interactive narrative using elements of creative writing such as character, dialog, setting, plot and image. (Crosslisted course offered as DTC 354, ENGLISH 354).


Fine Arts (FINE_ART)

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101 [ARTS] Introduction to Art 3 Course Prerequisite: For non-majors only. For non-majors. Appreciation of various visual art forms; emphasis on contemporary period.

102 [ARTS] 2D Art and Design 3 (0-6) Introduction to two-dimensional art and design through an interdisciplinary approach using a combination of manual methods, digital imaging technologies, and machine tools.

103 [ARTS] 3D Art and Design 3 (0-6) Introduction to three-dimensional art and design through an interdisciplinary approach using a combination of manual methods, digital imaging technologies, and machine tools.

110 [ARTS] Drawing 3 (0-6) Composition in pictorial space, visualization of ideas, drawing from life.

201 [ARTS] World Art History I 3 Art and architecture of Western and Non-Western cultures from approximately 3000 BCE to 1300 CE.

202 [ARTS] World Art History II 3 Art and architecture of Western and Non-Western cultures from 1300 to 2010.

303 [ARTS] Modern Art-19th Century 3 History of 19th century art in Europe and the United States.

305 [ARTS] [M] Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome 3 The arts of ancient Greece, Etruria, and Rome from the Greek Dark Ages to the early Christian era.

307 [ARTS] [M] The Arts of Renaissance Europe 3 Course Prerequisite: FINE ART 202 or concurrent enrollment. The arts of southern and northern Europe from 1300 to 1550.

340 [ARTS] Ceramics 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Course Prerequisite: FINE ART 103 or 110. Hand building processes; glazing; firing.

350 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Sculpture 3 (0-6) Course Prerequisite: FINE ART 103 or 110. Composition of form in the three-dimensional space.

350 [ARTS] Sculpture 3 (0-6) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 credits. Course Prerequisite: FINE ART 103 or 110. Composition of form in the three-dimensional space.


History (HISTORY)

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232 [ARTS] The Mexican Revolution and the Arts 3 The history of the Mexican Revolution 1910-1920 and its influence on the Arts from 1920-1940.

320 [ARTS] Modern US History Through Film 3 Analysis of modern American history through the lens of film.

369 (Effective through Summer 2022) [ARTS] Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, HISTORY 105, HISTORY 305, WGSS 101, or WGSS 120. Analysis of roots/legacies of creative resistance writing by Queer communities of color; students learn to produce creative resistance work. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 369, HISTORY 369. WGSS 369 formerly offered as WOMEN ST 369.)

369 [ARTS] Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, HISTORY 105, HISTORY 305, WGSS 101, or WGSS 120. Analysis of roots/legacies of creative resistance writing by Queer communities of color; students learn to produce creative resistance work. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 369, HISTORY 369.)


Humanities (HUMANITY)

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280 [ARTS] Quests and Callings 3 Creative expression and critical interpretation of the hero's journey and the pursuit of one's calling across cultures in literature, art, mythology, and film.


Music (MUS)

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120 [ARTS] Class Guitar 3 Class instruction on basic guitar; repertoire will be selected from classical, jazz, rock, pop, fusion, and world music.

153 [ARTS] Musical Style in Composition 3 Introduction to musical style in composition, history, and analysis including theory fundamentals, history survey, and beginning composition.

160 [ARTS] Survey of Music Literature 3 Exploration of predominantly western music through demonstrations, performances, lectures, concerts, and discussions.

163 [ARTS] World Music 3 Exploration of music from a global perspective through demonstrations, performances, lectures and discussion.

262 [ARTS] Rock Music: History and Social Analysis 3 History and analysis of rock music related to its African American origins, its societal role, and its diverse development and impact.

266 [ARTS] Film Music 3 The evolution of film music; discussions/lectures will address aesthetics of film music and how they influence perception, communication, and drama.

428 [ARTS] Opera Workshop 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 428 and MUS 528. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

429 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Tenor/Bass Choir 1 (0-2) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings tenor or bass; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

429 [ARTS] Tenor/Bass Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings tenor or bass; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

430 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Treble Choir 1 (0-2) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings soprano or alto; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

430 [ARTS] Treble Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 credits. Vocal ensemble whose membership sings soprano or alto; no audition required; all students welcome; placement assessments will be administered first week of classes.

431 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Auditioned choral ensemble studying and performing global music of varying cultures, language, period, style, and tradition. Credit not granted for both MUS 431 and MUS 531. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

432 [ARTS] University Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Public performance may be required. Non-auditioned choir consisting of 70+ singers. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors.

433 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Madrigal/Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

433 [ARTS] Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

434 [ARTS] Symphony Orchestra 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Study, rehearse, perform and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

436 [ARTS] Symphonic Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Large ensemble performance of repertoire for band. Public performances.

437 [ARTS] Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Large ensemble; public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 437 and MUS 537. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

438 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Jazz big band. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 438 and MUS 538. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

439 [ARTS] Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 439 and MUS 539. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

528 [ARTS] Opera Workshop 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Public performance may be required. Credit not granted for both MUS 428 and MUS 528. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

531 [ARTS] Concert Choir 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Auditioned choral ensemble studying and performing global music of varying cultures, language, period, style, and tradition. Credit not granted for both MUS 431 and MUS 531. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

533 (Effective through Fall 2022) [ARTS] Madrigal/Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

533 [ARTS] Chamber Singers 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Study, rehearse, perform, and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 433 and MUS 533. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

534 [ARTS] Symphony Orchestra 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Study, rehearse, perform and review original works and transcriptions for symphony orchestra; public performance each semester. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

537 [ARTS] Symphonic Wind Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit. Large ensemble; public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 437 and MUS 537. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

538 [ARTS] Jazz-Lab Band 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. Jazz big band. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 438 and MUS 538. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

539 [ARTS] Vocal Jazz Ensemble 1 (0-4) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 credits. Course Prerequisite: By audition only; see music.wsu.edu for details. The majority of this group is made up of non-music majors. Public performances each semester. Credit not granted for both MUS 439 and MUS 539. Offered at 400 and 500 level.


School Of Design And Construction (SDC)

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100 [ARTS] World of Design and Construction 3 Exploration of architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and construction management through equity, environment, and economy; careers in the built environment considered.


Spanish (SPANISH)

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110 [ARTS] Peninsular Spanish Film 3 Introduction to Spanish film. Taught in English.

111 [ARTS] Latin American Film 3 History of Latin American cinema from a cultural perspective. Taught in English.

310 [ARTS] Peninsular Spanish Film 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Study of important Spanish films. Taught in Spanish.

311 [ARTS] Latin American Film 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Variable content seminar that focuses on the study of culture through films; taught in Spanish.

350 [ARTS] Introduction to Peninsular Spanish Literature 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Introduction of literary analysis and the history of literature in Spain.

351 [ARTS] Introduction to Latin American Literature 3 Course Prerequisite: SPANISH 306, 307, or 308. Introduction to literary analysis and the history of literature in Latin America. Taught in Spanish.


Women's, Gender, And Sexuality Studies (WGSS)

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369 (Effective through Summer 2022) [ARTS] Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, HISTORY 105, HISTORY 305, WGSS 101, or WGSS 120. Analysis of roots/legacies of creative resistance writing by Queer communities of color; students learn to produce creative resistance work. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 369, HISTORY 369. WGSS 369 formerly offered as WOMEN ST 369.)

369 [ARTS] Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, HISTORY 105, HISTORY 305, WGSS 101, or WGSS 120. Analysis of roots/legacies of creative resistance writing by Queer communities of color; students learn to produce creative resistance work. (Crosslisted course offered as WGSS 369, HISTORY 369.)

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