Visual Art Studies Courses

Visual Art Studies: VAS

Lower-Division Courses

Upper-Division Courses

VAS 320. Exploring Objects, Spaces, and Meaning.

Open to all students. Focuses on a broad range of historical and contemporary works, artifacts, and environments, and their implications for understanding imagery and objects in visual and material culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May not be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

VAS 321C. Children's Artistic Development I.

Examination of how arts based learning strategies can be used to promote inquiry into the world around us. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Visual Art Studies 321C and 121D may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

VAS 322C. Children's Artistic Development II.

Advanced examination of how arts based learning strategies can be used to promote inquiry into the world around us. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Visual Art Studies 322C and 122D may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

VAS 330. Introduction to Visual Art Studies.

An introduction to visual art studies: philosophy, current trends, instructional methods, evaluation, advocacy, and careers in art education, museum education, and cultural or social educational settings. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Observation required outside of class hours. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For majors in the department of art and art history, Studio Art 301C and 302C (or 303K, 303L, 304K, and 304L) with a grade of at least C in each; for others, consent of instructor.

VAS 341C. Learners and Instructional Sites for Visual Art Studies.

Restricted to visual art studies majors. Instructional procedures, observations, and evaluation of early childhood through grade twelve classroom and community-based art instruction. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Field observation required. Visual Art Studies 341C and 141D may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Credit with a grade of at least B or registration for Visual Art Studies 330.

VAS 351C. Art Materials, Techniques, and Processes.

Restricted to visual art studies majors. Exploration and application of basic materials, techniques, and processes in art production used in early childhood through grade twelve classroom and community-based art instruction. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Visual Art Studies 351C and 151D may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Visual Art Studies 330 with a grade of at least B.

VAS 361C. Criticism and Conversation about Art.

Restricted to visual art studies majors. Individual and professional evaluations of visual imagery, artifacts, and artistic production in a variety of settings. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Visual Art Studies 361C and 161D may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Visual Art Studies 351C with a grade of at least B.

VAS 371C. Topics in Visual Art Studies.

Lectures on selected subjects in visual art. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: For majors in the department of art and art history, upper-division standing; for others, consent of instructor.

VAS 376. Independent Study: Visual Art Studies.

Individual projects to be completed under faculty supervision. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in the Department of Art and Art History and consent of instructor.

VAS 379S. Advanced Topics in Visual Art Studies: Lecture.

Three class hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: For majors in the Department of Art and Art History, upper-division standing; for others, upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Graduate Courses

Professional Courses