Graduate Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2017–2018 and 2018–2019; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Art Education: AED

AED 381G. Foundations of Art Education.

Explores foundational writings and beliefs, past and present literature, and perspectives within art education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art education and consent of the graduate adviser.

AED 381K. Contemporary Issues in Art Education.

The role of art education in education and society, including technology, multiculturalism, gender studies, contemporary art, visual and material culture, interdisciplinary connections, media studies, and community-based art education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art education, Art Education 381G, and consent of the graduate adviser.

AED 382G. Introduction to Research in Art Education.

Explores diverse approaches and methodologies for conducting research in art education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art education and consent of the graduate adviser.

AED 382H. Thesis Proposal and Preparation.

Focuses on the preparation of a graduate thesis proposal, with emphasis on the student's identification of a central research question. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: For art education majors, graduate standing, Art Education 382G, and consent of the graduate adviser; for others, graduate standing and consent of instructor.

AED 383J. Museum Education: History and Theory.

Historical and philosophical development of American art museum education. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

AED 383K. Museum Education: Practice and Application.

The practice and application of museum education within the context of art museums. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

AED 384. Special Topics in Art Education.

Readings, discussion, and research relevant to major current trends in art education. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

AED 385. Independent Study in Art Education.

Student-initiated study with an art education faculty member covering the topic of student's research focus. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art education, written approval of the designated faculty member, and consent of the graduate adviser.

AED 386. Internship and Field Study.

Supervised observation and research in art education related to the candidate's area of emphasis. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, written approval of designated faculty member, and consent of the graduate adviser.

AED 387C. Case Studies in Community-Based Art Education.

Students review examples of community-based art programs to understand their histories, philosophies, purposes, organization, funding, operation, evaluation, and redevelopment; and discuss issues affecting the successful creation, preservation, and development of such programs. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

AED 387D. Program Development in Community-Based Art Education.

Students examine the process of establishing an exemplary community-based art program; conduct ethnographic research and write grant proposals toward the creation of an ideal community-based art program or the improvement of an existing program; and develop operational activities and explore various approaches to art production to prepare for implementing a program. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

AED 388C. Art Instruction through Arts-Based Research.

Students observe teaching and learning styles in early childhood through grade twelve art classrooms and review and evaluate their observations using class discussions, journals, creative reports, and other arts-based research techniques. Three lecture hours and three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduating Standing and consent of instructor.

AED 388D. Art and the Creation of Meaning.

Discussion, analysis, and hands-on use of the materials, techniques, and processes used to create artwork in early childhood through grade twelve classrooms. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

AED 388E. Art and Critical Discourse.

Focuses on personal and professional critiques of artifacts and artistic products. Students explore and justify their responses to artwork in written and verbal discussion. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

AED 698. Thesis.

The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: For 698A, graduate standing in art education; Art Education 382G and 382H; eighteen semester hours of coursework in art education, art history, or studio art; and consent of the graduate adviser; for 698B, Art Education 698A.

AED 398T. Supervised Teaching in Art Education.

Teaching under the close supervision of the course instructor for one semester; weekly group meetings with the instructor, individual consultations, and reports throughout the teaching period. Two lecture hours and four laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in art education, or graduate standing and appointment as a teaching assistant.