2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Apr 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog

Course Descriptions - Residential Undergraduate


Course Numbering System

The number of the course designates the level or classification a student must have to take the course. Some courses have prerequisites that must be completed before enrolling in those courses.

000 — Not available for degree credit
100 — Introductory or basic freshman-level courses
200 — Sophomores and qualified freshmen
300 — Juniors and qualified sophomores
400 — Seniors and qualified juniors
500 — Graduate students, qualified seniors
600 — Graduate students only
700 — Graduate students only
800 — Graduate students only
900 — Doctoral students only

Residential Undergraduate

Courses

Accounting

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    ACCT 110 - Financial Accounting


    4 hours
    An introduction to the theory, concepts, and principles that govern the generation of financial accounting data. Topics studied include the nature of accounting; the accounting cycle for services and merchandising entities; accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, property, plant, and equipment; and current liabilities. Computer applications will be integrated throughout the course, enabling emphasis on the use and interpretation of accounting data. Prerequisite(s): Strongly recommended sophomore standing or Freshman standing allowed if declared accounting major. UG
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    ACCT 111 - Managerial Accounting


    4 hours
    This course emphasizes managerial accounting concepts, including management and reporting of cash flows, financial statement analysis, traditional cost accounting systems, activity-based accounting concepts, and just-in-time concepts. Additionally, this class explores the tools and techniques used to control operations such as budgetary planning, C-V-P analysis, and capital budgeting. Computer applications will be utilized throughout the course. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 110 . UG
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    ACCT 255 - Intermediate Accounting I


    4 hours
    An in-depth analysis of not only the “how-to’s” but also the “why’s” regarding the generation and reporting of accounting information. Topics covered include the need for accounting standards, what they are (the codification) and who is instrumental in developing standards; a brief review of the accounting cycle and financial statements; time value of money concepts; the accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, property and equipment and intangible assets. The course will also provide hands-on experience in recording transactions and preparing financial reports using QuickBooks. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 111  or permission of instructor. UG
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    ACCT 256 - Intermediate Accounting II


    4 hours
    A continuation of the study of accounting theory and practice commenced in Intermediate I. Topics covered include the accounting for liabilities and stockholder’s equity; complexities in revenue recognition; computation of basic and diluted earnings per share; accounting for investments; accounting for pensions; leases; and the statement of cash flows. The course will also continue the exploration of using QuickBooks culminating with becoming a certified user of QuickBooks by the end of the course through successful completion of the certification exam. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 255 . UG
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    ACCT 357 - Cost Accounting


    3 hours
    The utilization of basic cost accounting principles, practices, and procedures for industries using either a process job order or a standard cost system. The effective use of cost accounting as a management tool is emphasized. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 111  and junior standing, or permission of instructor. UG
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    ACCT 365 - Individual Income Tax


    3 hours
    Presents an analysis and interpretation of the Federal Income Tax Laws. Emphasizes the legal concepts of income, deductions, and exemptions. The information is applied in a practical way through the preparation of returns for individuals. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 255 , junior standing, or permission of instructor. UG
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    ACCT 367 - Auditing


    3 hours
    Presents the purposes of audits as conducted by the certified public accountant. Emphasizes the principles of auditing and the types of audits normally made. Professional ethics and legal responsibility are considered. A specific program or each phase of the audit is outlined in detail. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 255 , junior standing, and/or permission of the instructor. UG
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    ACCT 461 - Consolidations and Partnerships


    3 hours
    A study of the accounting procedures and principles relating to business combinations, both internal and external. The procedures for the preparation of consolidated financial statements are emphasized. This course also covers the accounting principles relating to the formation, operation, and liquidation of partnerships. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 255 , junior standing or permission of the instructor. UG
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    ACCT 462 - Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting


    3 hours
    This course involves the study of the unique accounting practices of governmental accounting and not-for-profit organizations. The focus will be on fund accounting and the reporting requirements of financial statements. Other topics in the governmental and not-for-profit sector will be covered as appropriate. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, ACCT 255 , or permission of instructor. UG
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    ACCT 469 - Advanced Accounting


    3 hours
    A study of the accounting procedures and principles relating to business combinations, both internal and external. The procedures for the preparation of consolidated financial statements are emphasized. This course also covers the accounting principles relating to the formation, operation, and liquidation of partnerships. Prerequisite(s): junior standing, ACCT 255 , or permission of instructor. UG
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    ACCT 470 - Corporate and Other Entity Tax


    3 hours
    A study of the tax treatment of C corporations and S corporations. Topics include formation, taxation, distributions to shareholders, and liquidations. The emphasis will be on tax planning to minimize taxes. Part of the course will explore the basic rules of income taxation of estates and trusts. Tax research will be emphasized throughout the course, as well as the completion of computerized cases. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 365  or permission of instructor. UG
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    ACCT 475 - Advanced Auditing


    3 hours
    One emphasis of the course will be on the setup and maintenance of a computerized general ledger system. This aspect will be integrated with computerized case studies which will focus on audit planning, risk and materiality, evidence-gathering, evaluation of the internal control structure, and audit evidence and audit reports. Examination of the professional literature and pronouncements will be conducted throughout the course. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 367 . UG
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    ACCT 489 - Internship


    0-4 hours
    All business majors are required to attain an internship experience with a minimum of on-site experience of 110 clock hours. Undergraduate students may elect up to two internship experiences, not to exceed 4 credit hours. An internship taken for no credit requires a minimum of 110 clock hours.
    An off-campus/study abroad program, ROTC, or Military Science minor will satisfy the requirement with approval of the Internship Coordinator.

    Same as BSNS 489 . Every semester. Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing and approval of the School of Business Internship Coordinator. UG

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    ACCT 589 - Internship


    3 hours
    Students must complete the following:

    1. Self-search for appropriate work setting; 110 clock hours of internship experience;
    2. Confirmation by supervisor of hours worked and level of performance;
    3. Complete Executive Summary of experience;
    4. Additional Internship paper describing experience;
    5. Extensive research and analysis paper on industry and specific company;
    6. Paper describing their contribution to the quantitative or qualitative improvement to their company.

     An off-campus/study-abroad program, ROTC, or Military Science minor will satisfy the internship requirement with approval of the Internship Coordinator. Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing, and approval of the School of Business Internship Coordinator. UG

Art

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    ART 100 - Art Appreciation


    1.5 hours
    A general education course designed to give the student a basic understanding of the visual arts and its language. Studied in the course will be art from the ancient past, along with the development of architecture.  At the end of the course students could expect to identify unfamiliar works of art, such as paintings and sculptures from various times in history.
    GER: Fine Arts. UG
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    ART 101 - Fundamentals of Drawing


    3 hours
    Introduction to drawing, the application of basic principles and elements of art as they relate to drawing. Students will work from observation in order to gain an understanding of design. UG
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    ART 111 - Textile Design


    3 hours
    Same as FACS 111 . UG
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    ART 115 - Technology for Artists


    1.5 hours
    This course is an introduction on learning the basics of creating digital art assets for drawing, photo, and video using iPad and Apple Pencil, and an overview of technology best practices for artists, including the basics of using iPad, Apple Pencil, and laptop in courses, in creating and presenting artwork, and sharing their portfolios. Copyright and fair use of new and existing art assets will also be discussed. Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements for approved hardware). UG
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    ART 123 - Design Studio I


    3 hours
    A basic course in the fundamentals of the visual arts. Experiences in studio problems are geared to helping the student apply the information given. The course stresses discipline in arts, in language, and in the understanding of the principles and elements of art. UG
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    ART 125 - 3-D Design


    3 hours
    Examines the composition and plasticity of 3-D forms through design and construction involving various media. UG
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    ART 140 - Interior Design


    3 hours
    Same as FACS 140 . UG
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    ART 160 - Introduction to Media Arts


    3 hours
    This course continues with creating art assets for use in modern applications using digital tools, including iPad, Apple Pencil, and laptop. Students will be introduced to creative applications of their iPad and Apple Pencil through curriculum developed by Apple. They will then brand and redesign templates of a website, a mobile app, a video game, and will create a piece in a 3D or Virtual Reality art application. Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements for approved hardware). UG
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    ART 172 - Introduction to Photography


    3 hours
    This foundational course introduces students to the technical and creative application of digital photographic techniques at the beginning level. Students will learn to control the camera for creative expression in addition to learning about various professional careers. Students will be challenged by regular technical, creative and written assignments. UG
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    ART 200 - Introduction to Graphics


    3 hours
    Includes basic computer graphic skills; study of elements and principles of art and design properties and use of color; and techniques for creating computer art. UG
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    ART 201 - Ceramics: Hand Construction


    3 hours
    Experience in basic hand-building methods in clay construction. The student will develop skills in slab and pinch techniques, glazing and under-glazing practices and electric firing procedures. UG
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    ART 206 - Figure Studies


    3 hours
    Emphasis is given to the understanding of the anatomical and expressive function of the figure, as it relates to drawing. Various compositional strategies will be introduced. Prerequisite(s): ART 101  UG
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    ART 215 - Introduction to Art Therapy


    3 hours
    This course covers issues and concepts related to orientation to the field of art therapy, and an overview of the associations related to the field of practicing art therapists. This course is open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in art therapy. UG
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    ART 230 - Introduction to Painting


    3 hours
    An introductory course to the materials and techniques of painting. Acrylics, oils, mixed media and/or digital process will be covered. Traditional and new techniques will be applied while working with color and composition to create finished works. Students will learn how to build and stretch their own canvases for a more professional outcome. iPad required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 101  or permission of instructor. UG
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    ART 236 - Composition and Color


    3 hours
    This course explores color theory in relationship to 2-dimensional design to strengthen color interactions and compositional understanding. Students will become proficient in defining and applying content vocabulary through readings, discussion, and art analyses. Studio application of theory will include painted, collaged, and/or digital color studies, as well as refined artworks. Prerequisite(s): ART 123   UG
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    ART 250 - Portfolio Review


    0 hours
    Students pursuing any art degree must successfully complete portfolio review. This course is to be taken the spring of the sophomore year. The student portfolio will include an artist statement of intent, a self-evaluation form, a current progress report and a physical portfolio of seven to ten works of art created from foundational core classes. In addition, a CD portfolio will be submitted for archival purposes. The review will include an interview with the Department of Art and Digital Media faculty. A written evaluation will be submitted to the student and kept on file. Successful completion is required before student may enroll in 300 level art courses. Prerequisite(s): ART 101 , ART 123 , and ART 125 . UG
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    ART 270 - Basic Darkroom Techniques


    3 hours
    Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of the traditional black and white darkroom. Essential information on current films and papers will be practically demonstrated through assignments which challenge the creativity of each student on an individual level. Prerequisite(s): ART 172 . UG
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    ART 272 - Studio Lighting & Illustration


    3 hours
    This intermediate course introduces the controlled use of studio and location lighting. Lighting techniques will be demonstrated and applied in a series of tabletop still life, portrait, editorial, and illustrative sessions. Practical applications of lighting styles and set building will be explored through real world assignments. iPad and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 172 . UG
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    ART 275 - Photoshop


    3 hours
    This is the second level graphics course concentrating on the software Photoshop. This course explores photography, manipulations, and graphics, and creates a wide range of experiences. Students will learn to use and understand the various components of this program. UG
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    ART 281 - History of Western Art I


    3 hours
    A survey course exploring the various cultural, religious, and social patterns of peoples from the cave art period to the Gothic period. Students will gain an understanding of the iconography of each period studied. UG
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    ART 282 - History of Western Art II


    3 hours
    This course continues as a survey course in the area of visual arts, starting at the proto-Renaissance and continuing through the modern period. UG
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    ART 300 - Perspective and Rendering


    3 hours
    This course begins with the practical application of perspective, light, shade and other rendering techniques for the designer. A focused shift will take place during the semester to perspective sketching and delineations of architectural structures. Various media and application techniques will be stressed for professional results and presentation. This course does not apply toward the requirements of an Art major. Prerequisite(s): ART 101 , ART 123 . UG
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    ART 302 - Ceramics: Wheel Construction


    3 hours
    Students will develop skills on the potter’s wheel to create thrown ceramic ware. Emphasis on skill building and form will be emphasized. Students will participate in a handmade mug exchange  at the end of the semester. UG
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    ART 303 - Ceramics: Advanced Techniques


    3 hours
    Advanced studio projects reflecting a high level of technical and conceptual approaches. May be repeated for an additional three hours credit. UG
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    ART 308 - Advanced Figure Studies


    3 hours
    Continued emphasis on the anatomical and expressive qualities of the human figure as they relate to drawing. Thematic and conceptual development and experimentation will be encouraged. UG
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    ART 315 - Historical Dress and World Cultures


    3 hours
    Same as FACS 315 . UG
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    ART 319 - Typography


    3 hours
    This course provides a fundamental understanding of the structure, history, technology and application of typography. Assignments address the functional aspects of typography and explore the interaction of form and meaning in typographic design. Typographic syntax and hierarchies are stressed. Prerequisite(s): ART 275 . UG
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    ART 320 - Package Designing


    3 hours
    Teaches students to combine different graphic program files as they design and build a variety of packages. Prerequisite(s): ART 275 . UG
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    ART 324 - Printmaking


    3 hours
    Introduction to traditional and contemporary practices in printmaking. Relief and intaglio techniques will be emphasized. Advanced exploration of printmaking processes and their application to image development will be explored. iPad required (see Department Technology Requirements). May be repeated up to 3 times UG
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    ART 330 - Studio Practice and Personal Vision


    3 hours
    This course in an intensive study of individual styles and techniques in their chosen area of emphasis. Students will create a cohesive body of work through personal research and investigation. The development of a professional artist statement, documentation of works, and a creation of an online presence is emphasized. iPad required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 250 . UG
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    ART 334 - Beginning Watercolor


    3 hours
    The students will learn two approaches in watercolor: direct and indirect. The direct approach is the traditional methods of watercolor: wet-on-wet and glazing. The indirect methods are splattering and pouring the paint onto a prepared surface for unique looking paintings. Demonstrations will be an integral part of the course. UG
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    ART 338 - Conceptual Practices in Painting


    3 hours
    This course is designed to reinforce painting techniques, including working from life as well as combining other reference materials. Students will learn to research contemporary artists and apply new knowledge to unique works of art. This course is designed to guide students through the process of developing a conceptual series of work toward the end of the semester. Students are required to build their own painting surfaces.  iPad required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 230 . UG
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    ART 345 - Photographic Print


    3 hours
    This course for intermediate to advanced photography students will explore various printing technologies from Professional Labs, In-House Printing through high resolution professional inkjet printers, while experimenting with paper choices. In addition, Historic Alternative Processes with digital negatives and/or large format camerawork will be examined and produced. This course will help photography students begin to finalize their photographic style, through conceptual projects, as well as producing professional quality prints toward exhibition, portfolio, and other potential personal and commercial products. Prerequisite(s): ART 172 . UG
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    ART 350 - Visual Storytelling


    3 hours
    This course focuses on writing and illustrating a children’s book or graphic novel through waterbased media. Included in this course is the development of storyboarding with characters and supporting background. The process will become digitally transferred into a template and submitted to an internet publishing company for the final project. Students are required to purchase two (2) books to submit for the final grade. iPad and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements). UG
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    ART 359 - Advertising and Publication


    3 hours
    This is a layout and design course and looks at the theory, technology, and preparation needed for publication layout, print reproduction and manufacturing. The focus is on the development, planning, design and production of print and digital publications. Students will learn methods of preparation for creation of artwork and the principles of output to film for pre-press delivery and experience a range of projects that create innovative forms in design, theories of advertising, and proven ways to sell a product. Areas explored will be graphic advertising theories, categories, and product advertising digitally and for print. Apple Pencil, iPad, laptop, and an active subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 200  and ART 275 . UG
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    ART 360 - Contemporary Art History


    3 hours
    The study of art from 1945 to present. This class will focus on current events in art as well as recent art history. Tour of the contemporary collections in the Art Institute of Chicago is a requirement for this course. Prerequisite(s): ART 281 , ART 282   UG
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    ART 362 - Video Design


    3 hours
    This course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of non-linear video editing software on both iPad and laptop. Students will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing themselves with the user interface. Topics include basic setup of video cameras; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings; capturing video and audio; and various editing techniques. Apple Pencil, iPad, laptop, and an active Adobe Creative Cloud subscription required (see Department Technology Requirements for approved hardware). Prerequisite(s): ART 160  is strongly recommended. UG
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    ART 364 - 3D Graphics and Animation


    3 hours
    Students will learn how to redesign 3D graphics and animations using industry-leading software. Projects will include making 3D models, 3D animation, 3D printing, displaying models in Augmented Reality, and preparing for more advanced applications. Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements for approved hardware). Prerequisite(s): ART 160  is strongly recommended. UG
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    ART 365 - Programming for Artists


    3 hours
    Students will continue to explore the foundational use of programming languages used to apply art for web, app, video game, and software applications. Topics include hosting HTML applications on a web server, responsive design, app design, efficient programming, and 2D/3D game development. Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements for approved hardware). Prerequisite(s): ART 160  is strongly recommended. UG
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    ART 366 - Concept Art for Gaming and Animation


    3 hours
    This course will explore the history of designing art assists for several generations of gaming and animation hardware. Students will build a portfolio of 2D and 3D models and art assets for use in video game development and animation purposes. Students will design and create a virtual world or theme and develop mockups of storylines, challenges, and goals for the characters to go through. Discussions will include current topics in video gaming, including hardware, input methods, ethics, emerging technology, education, and functional uses of gaming. Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements for approved hardware). Prerequisite(s): ART 160  is strongly recommended. UG
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    ART 372 - Documentary Photography


    3 hours
    This course explores the world of photojournalism and documentary photography. The photographic medium as it relates to the professional industry, including: the history of photojournalism, advanced shooting techniques, and the development and research behind create short and long‐term photographic essays. iPad and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 172 . UG
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    ART 375 - History of Non-Western Art


    3 hours
    A comparative study of the art forms of non-Western based societies. Attempts to provide a basis for aesthetic appreciation of the works of the majors: Africa, Oceanic, Pre-Colombian, Native Americas, Asian, and Islamic cultures. Participation in the Japanese Tea Ceremony at U of I’s Japan House and a tour of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago are requirements of the course.
    GER: Intercultural Understanding. Prerequisite(s): ART 281 ART 282  required for majors only. UG
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    ART 388 - Art Methods for Elementary/Middle Schools


    4 hours
    Same as EDUC 388 . UG
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    ART 390 - Rise of Technology in Art


    3 hours
    This course covers the rise of technology in art, focusing on the photographic and graphic design mediums. Students will study the development of printing and photographic technologies as it influences the art world and world culture. Important artists, trends, and technologies will be explored through lecture, demonstration, and research projects. iPad required (see Department Technology Requirements). UG
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    ART 399 - Special Topics


    3 hours
    This course will address materials, techniques, and theories that are not covered in other courses. It will cover a changing variety of themes and subjects as defined each time it is offered. iPad and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements). May be taken twice for credit. Prerequisite(s): ART 250 . UG
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    ART 400 - Historical and Theoretical Approaches to Art Therapy


    3 hours
    This course explores the history, philosophy, and theories of art therapy within counseling psychology. The fundamental elements of art therapy are addressed with attention to the influences of diverse cultural values, beliefs and practices. Prerequisite(s): ART 215 . UG
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    ART 410 - Web Design


    3 hours
    Adobe Muse will be utilized for web page design in this course. Students will learn how to build a website, add pages, insert and format text and graphics, and hyperlink from page to page. Students will produce a website that includes a home page and links to resumé, gallery, and autobiographical pages. This course will also cover popular website building tools. This course requires an Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop that meets or exceeds the specifications listed in the department’s technology requirements, as well as an active subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Prerequisite(s): ART 200 , ART 250 , and ART 275 . UG
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    ART 412 - Motion Graphics and Animation


    3 hours
    Instruction on how to create basic animations using Adobe After Effects. The student will learn to  navigate the software interface and create new animated files. Also included: importing images into the software, creating/editing text, creating/formatting drawing objects, and adding layers. Students will use the timeline feature in the software to create basic frame-by-frame animations and motion animations. This course requires an Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop that meets or exceeds the specifications listed in the department’s technology requirements, as well as an active subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud. Prerequisite(s): ART 200 , ART 250 , and ART 275 . UG
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    ART 466 - Game and VR Development


    3 hours
    This capstone course will cover how to apply digital art in software applications. Students will utilize their own digital art assets and design them to react to physics and user input. Discussions will include innovative ways to interact with digital media, incorporating traditional elements into nontraditional arts technology, collaborative functions, and an exploration of multiple key areas involved in designing and developing a software application. Students will then design a software application with a focus on the artistic style of these products. Topics include characters and environments that react visually to physics, as well as dynamic lighting camera angles, and graphics performance. Students will create a short demo of a software application that is ready for user testing. Apple Pencil, iPad, and laptop required (see Department Technology Requirements for approved hardware). Strongly recommend taking a minimum of 2 upper-level courses from the Media Arts concentration (ART 362, 364, 365 366) or instructor approval before taking this course. Prerequisite(s): Strongly recommend taking a minimum of 2 upper-level courses from the Media Arts concentration (ART 362 , ART 364 , ART 365 , ART 366 ) or instructor approval. UG
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    ART 471 - History of Modern Art


    3 hours
    A survey course of the visual arts from the late 19th century up to 1945. Areas to be explored are Post-Impressionism, Dadaism, Expressionism, and Abstraction. Field trips to the Art Institute in Chicago will play an important role in the course. UG
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    ART 476 - Advanced Photography


    3 hours
    An advanced course in photographic media which is intended to give both an overview and an advanced proficiency in the various practices that now produce and employ photographic imagery. Students will develop technique through varied challenges, in addition to developing a personal vision in their work through an in depth personal or commercial project. UG
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    ART 489 - Art Internship


    0-6 hours
    This internship can be taken for up to 6 credit hours in any division of whole hours. An hour consists of 50 contact hours with the agency or firm of the internship. All internships must be approved by the chair or professor in charge ahead of time. At the end of the internship a portfolio of work is required along with a hourly log signed by the supervisor. Internships can be taken during the school year or during the summer. Students must be at 60 hours or higher to take this course. Prerequisite(s): 60 or more completed credit hours. UG
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    ART 491 - Thesis


    3 hours
    This capstone course is designed for the Senior Art Student in preparation for the Thesis Exhibition. Students will research and develop a finalized cohesive project to completion in preparation for their final presentation of work in a gallery setting. Emphasis will be placed on the development of concept, investigation of materials, and final presentation of work in a professional gallery. iPad required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 330 . UG
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    ART 492 - Business Practices in Art


    3 hours
    In this seminar course, students will explore the business side of art. Focus will be placed on developing a branded marketing strategy, building an online presence, and developing a professional job packet and portfolio for application to Grad School or employment. iPad required (see Department Technology Requirements). Prerequisite(s): ART 250  and ART 491 . UG

Biblical Literature

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    BLIT 210 - Christian Scriptures


    3 hours
    A survey of the content and theological themes of the Old and New Testaments in their literary and historical contexts in order to facilitate the reading, interpretation, and application of scripture to contemporary life. GER: Christianity UG
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    BLIT 233 - Elementary Greek I


    4 hours
    A comprehensive elementary course that includes grammar, pronunciation, reading, and translation of Koine Greek. UG
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    BLIT 234 - Elementary Greek II


    4 hours
    A continuation of BLIT 233 . UG
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    BLIT 243 - Elementary Hebrew I


    4 hours
    A comprehensive elementary course that includes grammar, pronunciation, reading and translation of Biblical Hebrew. UG
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    BLIT 244 - Elementary Hebrew II


    4 hours
    A continuation of BLIT 243  with an emphasis on reading and exegeting the Biblical text. UG
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    BLIT 250 - Biblical Hermeneutics


    3 hours
    A study of the science and art of Biblical interpretation, including a survey of the history of interpretation and an introduction to the theory, methods, and practice of Biblical exegesis. The course will include a discussion of Biblical translations. Required for all majors within the School of Theology and Christian Ministry. Along with BLIT 310 , this course will be taken in place of BLIT 210  as a general education requirement. UG
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    BLIT 305 - Old Testament Introduction


    3 hours
    An introductory course designed to examine the content of and methods for studying the Old Testament. This course introduces the student to critical issues in and resources for Old Testament studies and exposes the student to the various contexts (critical, religious, historical, social, etc.) in which the Old Testament texts were written. Attention is given to the history of the development of the discipline and to the issues and approaches which are currently being discussed. An overview of the content of the books of the Old Testament as well as some examination of the major theological themes of the Old Testament are included. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 . UG
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    BLIT 310 - New Testament Introduction


    3 hours
    An introductory study of the New Testament. This course introduces the student to critical issues in and resources for New Testament studies, exposes the student to the various contexts (cultural, philosophical, religious, social, etc.) in which the New Testament texts were written, and gives attention to the historical backgrounds, genre, message, and significant persons of the New Testament texts. Some attention will be given to comparing major theological themes and passages of the New Testament. Includes an overview of the process of formation for the canon of the New Testament. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 . UG
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    BLIT 330 - New Testament Greek Exegesis


    3 hours
    A continuation of grammar study and translation with attention to developing exegetical skills in the study of the Greek New Testament. This course will focus either on a selection of New Testament passages or on a selected New Testament corpus. May be repeated for credit as topic varies. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 233 , BLIT 234 . UG
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    BLIT 339 - Readings in Greek


    1-3 hours
    A course that continues to develop and refine skills in the reading and study of selected Greek texts. Selections may include texts from the New Testament, the early Church, and/or ancient philosophers. May be repeated with a different subtitle. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 233 , BLIT 234 , and BLIT 330 . UG
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    BLIT 341 - Biblical Hebrew Exegesis


    3 hours
    This course will be a continuation of grammar study and translation with attention given to developing exegetical skills in the study of Biblical Hebrew. Translation and exegetical exercises will be based on selections of individual texts or a particular book within the Hebrew Bible. At the instructor’s discretion, attention may be given to the study of Biblical Aramaic during the semester. Course may be repeated under a different subtitle. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 243 , BLIT 244 . UG
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    BLIT 349 - Readings in Hebrew


    1-3 hours
    This is a course that continues to develop and refine skills in the reading and study of selected Hebrew texts. Selections will include texts from the Pentateuch, the Historical Books, the Prophetic corpus, and Wisdom and Psalm Literature. At the instructor’s discretion, students may be allowed to translate selected Aramaic texts from the books of Ezra and Daniel. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 243 , BLIT 244 , BLIT 341 . UG
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    BLIT 356 - Psalms and Wisdom Literature


    3 hours
    A survey of Hebrew poetry and wisdom literature in English translation. A study of selected Psalms and portions of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 . UG
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    BLIT 365 - Hebrews and General Epistles


    3 hours
    An exegetical study of Hebrews and select general epistles (James, 1 and 2 Peter and Jude) in English translation. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 369 - The Early Church and the Scriptures


    3 hours
    Same as THEO 369 . UG
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    BLIT 371 - Pentateuch


    3 hours
    A study of ancient and modern methods of reading the Pentateuch and the historical context in which it was written. Special attention will be devoted to examining the major literary and theological issues related to Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 . UG
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    BLIT 379 - Old Testament Prophets I


    3 hours
    A study of the background, contents, and teachings of Hosea, Amos, Isaiah, Micah, Jonah, and Obadiah. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 . UG
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    BLIT 380 - Old Testament Prophets II


    3 hours
    A study of the background, contents, and teachings of Jeremiah, Lamentations, Joel, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 . UG
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    BLIT 381 - Exilic and Post-Exilic Prophecy and Community


    3 hours
    This course will study the structure, content and theological ideas of the prophetic writings from the exilic/post-exilic period: Isaiah 40-66, Ezekiel, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. Attention will also be devoted to the study of the historical, political and religious context of the second-temple community, the biblical and apocryphal literature of this period, and the religious and intellectual trends which contributed to the development of the Hebrew text and the Jewish faith. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 . UG
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    BLIT 385 - Biblical Explorations


    3 hours
    This course will survey specific topics in Biblical Studies. Potential topics include biblical texts, interpretive methods or movements, and theological questions. May be repeated with different topics. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 400 - Gospels: Mark and Matthew


    3 hours
    This course is a study of the Gospels of Mark and Matthew. Utilizing a variety of critical methods, students will study each of these gospels in its literary and historical context and compare the two gospels. The goal will be to gain a better understanding of what each of these gospels says about the man named Jesus and the beginning of the Christian faith and community. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 410 - The Deuteronomistic History


    3 hours
    This course will examine the basic structure, content, themes, and theology of the historical books of the Old Testament, including the books of Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles. Attention will also be given to the critical study of the compositional history of the Deuteronomistic History (DtrH). Selections of the principle scholarly works in the discussion on the development and purpose of the Deuteronomistic History, beginning with Martin Noth and continuing up to the recent period, will be examined. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 . UG
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    BLIT 420 - Apocalyptic Literature and the Book of Revelation


    3 hours
    An exegetical study of the Book of Revelation. Special attention will be given to Revelation as seen within the literary and historical context of Jewish apocalyptic. Apocalyptic literature in both non-canonical and canonical Jewish writings will be surveyed. Major theological themes of apocalyptic literature and the Book of Revelation will be addressed. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 445 - Old Testament Theology


    3 hours
    This course will examine the Old Testament as Scripture of the Christian Church in order to hear and understand the biblical testimony of God and his revelatory and reconciling work in the world. It will examine the history of the discipline, which will include noting various methods of doing biblical theology such as: themes and ideas, history of salvation, literary approaches, cultural and sociological methods, and the Bible as canon. It will also concentrate on an in-depth study of major theological themes of the Old Testament such as: covenant, grace, faithful response to God, sin and accountability, holiness, and hope for the future; as well as a reflective analysis of the theological role of the scripture for today amid various and shifting cultural concerns. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 . UG
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    BLIT 450 - New Testament Theology


    3 hours
    An investigation of major themes of New Testament theology, the distinctive contributions of the biblical authors, and the issue of unity and diversity within the canon of the New Testament. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 467 - Pauline Epistles I


    3 hours
    An exegetical study of Romans, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Colossians, Philemon, and/or the Pastoral Epistles with the background provided in Acts. Offered alternate years. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 468 - Pauline Epistles II


    3 hours
    An exegetical study of Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, and/or Philippians with the background provided in Acts. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 474 - Johannine Literature


    3 hours
    An exegetical study of the gospel and epistles of John in English translation. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 475 - Luke-Acts


    3 hours
    An exegetical study of the gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Special attention will be given to the history and current state of Lukan studies, critical issues surrounding both Luke and Acts, and major theological themes. Issues relating to the continuity of Luke and Acts will be explored. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 476 - Topics in Biblical Studies


    3 hours
    A study of significant areas of contemporary and enduring interest in the field of Biblical studies, such as hermeneutics, the parables of Jesus, miracles, the Greco-Roman world, and theology. Courses related to specific Biblical writings may also be offered. Prerequisite(s): BLIT 250 , BLIT 305 , BLIT 310 . UG
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    BLIT 600-699 - Graduate Level Courses


    Open to some seniors. See the coordinator of Graduate Studies in Religion.

Biology

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    BIOL 125 - Biology I


    3-4 hours
    Beginning course for all Biology majors. Study of biomolecules, cell structure and function, energy, metabolism, photosynthesis, genetics, history of life, and diversity of animal life.
    GER: Biology. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period. Nursing majors may register for 3 hours without completing lab component of the course. UG
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