Course Sequence - Riverland

Art

Fall Semester - First Year

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ARTS1112
Drawing I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is designed for the beginning drawing student and provides a fundamental experience with drawing materials and tools in the context of drawing practices. Observational drawing will be stressed. Additionally, students will work from imagination, master drawings and photographic sources. Studio problems include exercises in the manipulation, organization, and control of the visual elements and principles of design. This course concludes with a beginning experience in drawing with color media. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

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ARTS1101
Introduction to Art (Goal 6 & 8)

This course is designed for the beginning student who wishes to get a better understanding of the concepts in art. Master works of art of many cultures, past and present, are examined and analyzed allowing the student to develop an art vocabulary, and knowledge of formal elements and principles of design related to specific works of art. Once basic elements and principles are mastered, the student will gain the confidence to examine, understand, and appreciate any work of art, traditional or contemporary. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

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ARTS1122
2 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an introduction to the study of the principles and elements of design. Assignments will focus on the student's ability to translate the design concepts into two-dimensional (2-D) works of art. Structured projects enable students to critically explore 2-D design. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2) or ENGL1102

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

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Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  1. Mathematics 1050, 1110, 1200, 1210, 1220, 1400
  2. Philosophy 1100
  3. Statistics 2021
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Spring Semester - First Year

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ARTS2112
Drawing II (course typically offered once every two years)

This course is an intermediate-level drawing course. It covers creative methods of expression in specific thematic problems in composition, color, contemporary drawing materials, and self expression. The course includes exposure to drawing practices, both historic and contemporary. Critiques are scheduled that will address each student's artistic discoveries. Prerequisite: ARTS 1112. (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

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ARTS2250
Art Portfolio II (course typically offered once every two years)

This course addresses professional practices in art. It focuses on preliminary selections, photographing artwork, artist’s statements, and resumes through the development of the artist’s portfolio. This portfolio is the capstone of the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree. The final product will be the creation of a student portfolio representing a range of art media reflecting the student’s achievements while pursuing their AFA Degree. The portfolio will include, but not limited to a resume, an artist statement and art examples documenting student work. A final presentation of the portfolio will utilize a selection of media using current technology. This course may be taken more than once.(1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 studio)

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ARTS1123
3 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6) (course typically offered once every two years)

This foundation course presents the concept of art in three-dimensional (3-D) as seen in a variety of sculptural works that span time and cultures. Exploration of arts and humanities through interaction with a variety of 3-D media in expressing concepts in visual communication will develop an awareness of aesthetics in both process and finished works of art. Formal critiques of art work, personal and others will expand the creative process and develop an appreciation of 3-D design. The study and analysis of the elements and principles of design as they apply to the composition of 3-D art will provide the students with the foundation needed to create these works of art while also experiencing a variety of media to discover their possibilities for expression and communication. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

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Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

6 credits required from two disciplines; one course must be a laboratory course.  Laboratory courses are underline below.

  1. Astronomy 1000
  2. Biology 1000, 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1091, 1092, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2040
  3. Chemistry  1101, 1201, 1202
  4. Earth Science 1000
  5. Physics 1000, 1200, 1501, 1502, 2101, 2102, 2501, 2502
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Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

A minimum of nine credits, including 6 credits from two disciplines in areas and 3 credits from area B

  1. Humanities
    1. English 1130, 1113, 1115, 1131, 1132, 2000, 2231, 2241, 2242, 2251, 2255
    2. Humanities 1101, 1102, 1103, 2263
    3. Philosophy 1110, 1130, 1150
  2. Fine Arts
    1. Music  1101, 1102, 1111, 1113, 1123, 1124, 2103, 2104, 2123, 2124
    2. Theatre 1100, 2100, 2222
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Fall Semester - Second Year

  Course # Course Name Credits  
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ARTS1102
Art History I (Goal 6 & 8) (course typically offered once every two years)

This course is a survey of historical works of art. Architecture, sculpture, and painting are studied in the context of the periods in which they were produced. Each artistic period is examined in light of social, economic, and cultural significance. This study of artistic expression begins with the earliest attempt at image making and continues through the 15th Century. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

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ARTS Elective
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Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

A minimum of nine credits, including 6 credits from two disciplines in areas and 3 credits from area B

  1. Humanities
    1. English 1130, 1113, 1115, 1131, 1132, 2000, 2231, 2241, 2242, 2251, 2255
    2. Humanities 1101, 1102, 1103, 2263
    3. Philosophy 1110, 1130, 1150
  2. Fine Arts
    1. Music  1101, 1102, 1111, 1113, 1123, 1124, 2103, 2104, 2123, 2124
    2. Theatre 1100, 2100, 2222
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Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

6 credits required from two disciplines:

  1. Anthropology 2210, 2220
  2. Economics 1100, 2291, 2292
  3. Geography 1200, 1201
  4. History 1001, 1002, 1011, 1012, 1020, 1030
  5. Political Science 1010, 1020, 1030
  6. Psychology 1105, 1240, 2260
  7. Sociology 1101, 1103, 2103, 2125
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Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

6 credits required from two disciplines; one course must be a laboratory course.  Laboratory courses are underline below.

  1. Astronomy 1000
  2. Biology 1000, 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040, 1091, 1092, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2040
  3. Chemistry  1101, 1201, 1202
  4. Earth Science 1000
  5. Physics 1000, 1200, 1501, 1502, 2101, 2102, 2501, 2502
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Spring Semester - Second Year

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ARTS1103
Art History II (Goal 6 & 8) (course typically offered once every two years)

This course is a survey of art that will begin with the 14th century and proceed to the present. Architecture, sculpture, and painting are viewed in stylistic classes on the basis of their likeness and the periods in which they were produced. Each artistic period is examined in light of social, economic, and human development within each given era. Completing ARTS 1102 before this course enhances student learning. Recommended for art majors. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 8/GP); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

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ARTS Elective
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ARTS1104
Visual Arts Tour

This course consists of a tour to major art centers for direct experiences with the arts. The goal of this course is to introduce students to major art institutions while expanding and enhancing their appreciation of the arts. A special fee is required for this course. (1 Cr - 0 lect, 1 lab)

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Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

6 credits required from two disciplines:

  1. Anthropology 2210, 2220
  2. Economics 1100, 2291, 2292
  3. Geography 1200, 1201
  4. History 1001, 1002, 1011, 1012, 1020, 1030
  5. Political Science 1010, 1020, 1030
  6. Psychology 1105, 1240, 2260
  7. Sociology 1101, 1103, 2103, 2125
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