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The following Art and Art History courses are offered:

Art (ART)

ART 300     Elementary Drawing and Composition    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers the fundamentals of drawing emphasizing the use of line, shape, value, perspective, space, and composition.  It introduces and uses various media and techniques for drawing.  This is a foundation requirement for all art students.  Students will need to purchase art materials and tools.  
 
ART 302     Elementary Drawing and Composition    3 Units
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course expands on the drawing skills presented in ART 300 and covers more complex problems in observation, personal expression, and the formal exploration of composition.  Students investigate subject, form, and content through the elements of art, principles of design, as well as diverse materials and techniques; and historical and contemporary approaches to drawing. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools.  (C-ID ARTS 205)  

ART 304     Figure Drawing and Composition    3 Units
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This studio class offers drawing from the human figure.  There will be lectures and discussion on proportion, anatomy, and the relationship of the figure to space and composition.  Students will need to purchase art materials and tools.  (C-ID ARTS 200)

ART 305     Figure Drawing and Composition    3 Units
Course Family: Figure Studies
Prerequisite: ART 304 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course utilizes the skills acquired in ART 304 to pursue more complex work in figure drawing. Topics include the study of anatomy, proportion, foreshortening, figure in space, and color. Students are required to purchase materials needed for the course.  

ART 308     Perspective Drawing    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course introduces the study of linear, atmospheric, and isometric perspectives to create spatial relationship in drawings. Topics include historical development of linear and atmospheric perspectives during the Renaissance and the development of atmospheric perspective in Asia; incorporation of perspective in two dimensional arts; and creating spatial relationships through the use of different perspectives. Field trips are required for this course.  

ART 310     Pen and Ink Drawing    3 Units
Course Family: Applied Drawing
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers different techniques and materials used in pen and ink drawing. Topics include the historical development of pen and ink drawings by different artists, study of lines and values to depict different subjects and textures, and use of elements of art and principles of design to create works of art. The students are required to purchase materials needed for the course.
 
ART 312     Portrait Drawing    3 Units
Course Family: Figure Studies
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to and exploration of the human face as a subject in art. Focus will be placed on the development of skills needed to portray specific individuals. Topics include the study of anatomy and historical and contemporary approaches to portrait drawing. Students need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 320     Design: Fundamentals    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This is a studio course which covers the elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, and space) and principles of design (such as unity, variety, balance, movement, dominance, proportion, and economy) and the application of these elements in both fine and applied arts. This is a required course for students pursuing an AA in Studio Art and Design. The students are required to purchase materials needed for the course.
 
ART 322     Design: Image and Content    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 320
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course emphasizes study of images and their meanings based on the use of elements of art (line, shape, color, texture, and space) and principles of design (unity, variety, balance, proportion, dominance, movement, and economy). Topics include the historical development of visual images, the relationship between image and content, the use of different materials and techniques to create forms, images as visual expressions, and the use of elements of art and principles of design. Students are required to purchase materials needed for the course.
 
ART 323     Design: Color Theory    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers studio practices in the application and understanding of color as they are used in the fine and applied arts. Topics include color theory, its applications in two and three dimensional art, and historical use of colors in the visual arts. Students will need to purchase art supplies needed for the course. 

ART 327     Painting    3 Units
Course Family: Painting
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to the tools, materials, and techniques used in painting.  Coursework includes exercises in light and color theory, description of form, color and spatial development, and composition. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 328     Painting    3 Units
Course Family: Painting
Prerequisite: ART 327 with a grade of “C” or better
General Education: CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This is an intermediate studio painting course for the student who wishes to expand technical skills and work in a more independent framework.  The student will initiate and execute progressively complex assignments.  Students must purchase all supplies for this course.   

ART 330     Mural Painting    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and 320 
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course provides a survey of mural painting as a public art form. The course introduces the historical use of mural painting and examines the process of creating a mural painting by analyzing a site, researching, planning, and executing murals in public space, and working collaboratively with others. Field trips are required to execute the work on location if applied. Students are required to purchase selected materials needed for the course as specified by the instructor.
 
ART 332     Oil Painting    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and 320 
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to the medium and techniques used in oil painting. Topics include indirect and direct painting techniques in oil, application of elements of art and principles of design to depicting diverse subjects in naturalistic and abstract representations, and expressing oneself through the medium. Students are required to purchase supplies needed for the course.
 
ART 334     Acrylic Painting    3 Units
Course Family: Painting
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to the medium and techniques used in acrylic painting. Topics include a historical development of acrylic as a painting medium, techniques used in acrylic painting, and media used in acrylic painting. Students are required to purchase supplies needed for the course.
 
ART 336     Watercolor Painting    3 Units
Course Family: Painting
Prerequisite: ART 300 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to transparent watercolor painting. The course topics include various materials and brush techniques in watercolor, color theory, and composition. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools.  

ART 337     Intermediate Watercolor Painting    3 Units
Course Family: Painting
Prerequisite: ART 336 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers an in-depth study of watercolor in contemporary methods and concepts in transparent watercolor.  Emphasis is given to different approaches in watercolor, composition, technical problems and solutions, and individual style development. Students are required purchase materials needed for the course.
 
ART 361     Printmaking: Survey    3 Units
Course Family: Printmaking
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This is a printmaking survey course which may include relief (wood and linoleum), intaglio (engraving, etching and drypoint), and planograph (silkscreening, collagraphy, and monotype) processes. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 364     Printmaking: Relief    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ART 300 and 320 
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers the techniques of relief printmaking by hand and by printing press. Topics include historical development of relief printmaking, materials, and techniques used in relief prints using wood and linoleum. Students are required to purchase supplies needed for the course.  

ART 370     Three Dimensional Design    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This is a studio course covering the study of three-dimensional designs. Course topics include application of the elements of art and principles of design to create three dimensional forms. Use of diverse materials and techniques used in three dimensional forms will be included. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 372     Sculpture    3 Units
Course Family: Sculpture
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course provides basic practice in the expressive use of form and color in three-dimensional space. Students will learn technical skills, including casting, additive, and reductive/carving sculptural methods, as well as construction and assemblage methods. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 373     Intermediate Sculpture    3 Units
Course Family: Sculpture
Prerequisite: ART 372 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This is an intermediate course in the practice of the expressive use of form in three-dimensional space. It utilizes traditional additive and subtractive media, as well as constructive media, and other contemporary materials. The course utilizes a problem-solving format in order to develop knowledge of technical process, formal vocabulary, and individual expression. It examines both historical and contemporary approaches in developing form and content. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 383     Metal Design: Emphasis In Fabrication    3 Units
Course Family: Small Metal Arts
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers historical and contemporary approaches to fabrication of metal and jewelry design. Sculptural jewelry forms will be made utilizing processes of fabricating, surfacing, soldering, forming and forging of metals. Basic methods and techniques for use with silver and base metals will be covered. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools.  

ART 386     Intermediate Metal Design:  Emphasis in Fabrication    3 Units
Course Family: Small Metal Arts
Prerequisite: ART 383 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This is an intermediate course offering a historical and contemporary approach to fabrication of metal and jewelry design.  Techniques may include forging, raising hollow forms, and the use of the hydraulic press in anticlastic and synclastic raising, matrix die forming and embossing molds.  This is a concentrated study of intermediate work in elements of metal design and form.  Students need to purchase metals and some required tools. 

ART 387     Intermediate Metal Design: Emphasis in Forming    3 Units
Course Family: Small Metal Arts
Prerequisite: ART 383 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This is an intermediate course offering a historical and contemporary approach to the forming of metal and jewelry design. This class encompasses the wide range of procedures used to convert flat metal into volumetric form using the hydraulic press and the rolling mill in forming three dimensional metal objects.  

ART 390     Ceramics    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is a beginning ceramic class in hand building and wheel throwing techniques. Clay forming skills of pinch, coil, slab, press, and slump molds are covered, as well as an introduction to the potter’s wheel.  The geology of clay and glazes is included.  Methods of glazing and firing are studied.  Historical and modern ceramic traditions provide the context for this course material.  Students will need to purchase clay and some required tools.   

ART 402     Beginning Clay Sculpture    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introduction to the basic hand-building techniques and methods devoted to three dimensional and relief sculptural forms in clay.  The course topics include glazing and firing processes used in clay sculpture. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 404     Intermediate Clay Sculpture    3 Units
Prerequisite: ART 402 with a grade of “C” or better
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an intermediate class in ceramic sculpture techniques and methods.  The class will include glazing, surface treatment and various firing processes used in clay sculpture.  Focus will be placed on in-depth examination of contemporary ceramic sculpture. Students will need to purchase art materials and tools. 

ART 430     Art and Children    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course covers the use of materials and techniques of studio activities in the K-12 classroom. Topics include the elements of art, principles of design, materials used in two and three dimensional art, techniques used to create age appropriate art, and designing art curriculum for the K-12 classroom.  

ART 447     Creating Supports for Painting    2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is an introductory course on creating different types of supports for painting. Topics include preparing wood panels for oil and acrylic painting, stretching canvas, and stretching papers. This course is recommended for students who are majoring in studio art with painting emphasis or/and lifelong learners who wish to improve their skills in creating different supports for painting. Students are required to purchase materials needed for the course.
 
ART 495     Independent Studies in Art    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours:  162 hours LAB 
This course involves a student working individually on a topic of study and research beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. Upon the approval of the proposed topic, the student will work and keep in contact with the advisory faculty to successfully complete the topic study. Students may take this course up to four times without duplication of the topics. 
ART 499     Experimental Offering in Art    
.5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

Art History (ARTH)

ARTH 300     Introduction to Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This is an introduction to the visual arts and architecture in various world cultures. Lecture and discussion include an  overview of different materials and techniques that are used for the visual arts such as drawing, painting, sculpture, artifacts, architecture, and printmaking. Topics also include the meaning and function of art, roles of artists, elements of art, and principles of design to develop visual literacy. It is a required course for art history majors.  

ARTH 303     Art Survey: Ancient to 14th Century    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a survey of world art from the prehistoric period to the 14th century. The lecture and discussion include the developments of the visual arts and architecture of western and non-western cultures. This is a required class for students who are seeking an AA degree in Art History.  
 
ARTH 304     Ancient Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers the development of Western art from the Prehistoric era through the Roman period. Lecture and discussion focus on the visual arts and architecture from the ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures.
 
ARTH 306     Medieval Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is an introduction to Medieval arts and architecture from the fall of Roman empire through late Gothic period. The lecture and discussion include the Early Christian, Byzantine, Celtic, Islamic, Romanesque, and Gothic arts.  

ARTH 307     Italian Renaissance Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course introduces the visual arts and architecture of Italy from duecento (13th century) through cinquecento (16th century). Topics include the relationship between the visual arts and culture, and artists and their works from Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, High Renaissance, and Mannerism.
 
ARTH 309     Art Survey: Renaissance to 19th Century    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a survey of art from the Proto-Renaissance (13th and 14th centuries) to Romanticism (19th century). The course examines paintings, sculptures, graphic art, artifacts, and architecture from western and non-western cultures. This is a required class for art history major students.  (C-ID ARTH 120) 

ARTH 311     Art Survey: Modern Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a survey of modern art from the mid 19th century to the late 20th century. Through lecture and discussion, the course examines visual arts and architecture from Europe and America. This is a required course for art history major students.  

ARTH 312     Women in Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This is a survey course of women’s art: the depiction of women in the visual arts and the female artists and their works of art from the Middle Ages through the 21st century. The lecture and discussion include both European and non-European arts of women.  

ARTH 313     History of Western Architecture: Prehistoric to Renaissance    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers the history of Western Architecture from Prehistory to the Renaissance. Lecture and discussion include the development of architecture from c. 2500 B.C.E. to c. 1500 C.E.; architectural methods; relationship between the architecture and the culture; and comparison and contrast with Non-Western architecture.
 
ARTH 314     History of Western Architecture: Renaissance to Modern    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers the history of Western Architecture from the Renaissance to the 19th century modern time. Topics include architecture from Renaissance, High Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, and Neoclassicism periods in Europe and America and the meanings and functions of architecture within Western culture.  

ARTH 318     History of American Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers American art from pre-colonial period to the present day. Lecture and discussion include visual arts and architecture of the Native Americans prior to the arrival of Europeans and Colonial periods, Early American art and architecture, 19th century, 20th century, and the early 21st century American arts.
 
ARTH 324     Art of the Americas    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers the visual arts and architecture of  indigenous Mesoamerica and South America. Topics include the relationship between art and beliefs, materials and techniques used in art and architecture, and comparison and contrast between the Mesoamerican and South American cultures. 

ARTH 326     Traditional Native American Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area I; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
Traditional Native American cultures exemplified their religious philosophy and reverence for nature in the utilitarian and art objects they created with clay, stone, fiber and wood.  This class introduces the history, culture, mythology and art of the Southwest, Nevada and California Native Americans. 

ARTH 328     Survey of African Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers the visual arts and architecture of Africa. Topics include cultural and philosophical background of African arts, materials and techniques used, and the impact of African art to Western art.  

ARTH 330     Survey of African-American Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course covers the visual arts and architecture of black artists in America. Topics include the roots of African-American art, the Harlem Renaissance, and the political and social representations of the African-American culture.  
ARTH 332     Asian Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ARTH 300 and ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course is a survey of Asian arts and architecture from the Prehistoric era to the contemporary. The course examines arts from China, India, Korea, and Japan. The lecture and discussion include the development of Eastern philosophy and beliefs and their relationship to the visual arts.
 
ARTH 333     Introduction to Islamic Art    3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
General Education: AA/AS Area I; AA/AS Area VI; CSU Area C1; IGETC Area 3A
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This is a survey course that studies the art and culture of the Middle East. It primarily focuses on Islamic art and architecture and provides fundamental information on the formation of Islamic art, its history and philosophy. Students will learn to identify works of art produced by artists from Muslim countries and regions. They will also be able to describe verbally and in writing characteristics and key elements in Islamic art and architecture. This course will include but not be limited to visual examples from Arabic, Persian and Indian cultures. 

ARTH 495     Independent Studies in Art History    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC  
This course involves a student working individually on a topic of study and research beyond the scope of regularly offered courses. Upon the approval of the proposed topic, the student will work and keep in contact with the advisory faculty to successfully complete the topic study. Students may take this course up to four times without duplication of the topics.  

ARTH 499     Experimental Offering in Art History    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 


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