Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.
History of Western Art I (SAR 105)
The history of art in Western culture: Prehistoric to Renaissance. Counts toward the Western Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester. 3 credits.
History of Western Art II (SAR 110)
Baroque to the present. Counts toward the Western Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester. 3 credits.
2-D Design (SAR 120)
Introduction to the tools, materials, and concepts of two-dimensional image-making; the elements and principles of visual organization with contextual associations; drawing, painting, introductory printmaking, and mixed media. Satisfies the Artistic Expression requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring and fall semesters. 3 credits. Fee.
3-D Design (SAR 121)
Elements of three-dimensional design; forming, fabrication, and joining of various materials: use of hand and power tools. Prerequisite: SAR120. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Graphic Design I (SAR 190)
Overview of the profession of graphic design. Study of Adobe Illustrator and InDesign software, printing, and history. Students apply graphic design theory and principles through the creation of practical projects. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Sophomore Review (SAR 202)
Students complete and present a portfolio of work to be reviewed during the spring semester of the sophomore year by the art faculty. Transfer students complete this review after attending for one semester in the spring of their first full year, unless they are part of a 2 + 2 articulation agreement from their Associate’s Degree Institution. Spring semester. 0 credits. Pass/fail.
Twentieth Century Art I (SAR 205)
Art movements in the Western world from the mid-19th century to the outbreak of World War II. Prerequisite: SAR110. Fall semester. 3 credits.
Twentieth Century Art II (SAR 210)
Art since 1945; art movements from Abstract Expressionism to the present. Writing Intensive course. Spring semester. Prerequisites: SAR105 and SAR110. 3 credits.
American Art (SAR 370)
A study of American art from Puritan beginnings to the present, focusing on painting and sculpture. Prerequisite: SAR110 or permission of instructor. Satisfies the U.S. Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Spring semester. 3 credits.
Contemporary Art and Criticism (SAR 371)
This course evaluates contemporary works of art and artists. Students travel to Pittsburgh and New York City to study contemporary art. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisites: SAR105 and SAR110; SAR205 strongly recommended as a prerequisite. Fall semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Art Seminar (SAR 375)
Art seminar. Topics vary. Fee may be assessed for some topics. Repeatable for credit. Offered as needed. Variable credit.
Women in Art (SAR 376)
Women artists and women as patrons, promoters, and critics of art are the focus of this course. By analyzing art practice, art theory, and criticism, students understand and integrate the role and contributions of women into the ongoing history of art. Students participate in all aspects of the regional exhibition Women in Art in Harlan Gallery. Fall semester, odd-numbered years. 3 credits.
Internship (SAR 430)
A supervised and evaluated experience enabling upper level students to enrich their art option through direct work responsibilities at galleries, museums, advertising agencies, or other sites with approval of the dean. Fall, spring, and summer. Permission required. Repeatable for credit. Variable credit.
Prof. Practice for Visual Arts (SAR 480)
This course provides practical and theoretical skill development to students who plan careers in the visual arts. Examples include targeting a specific career in the arts; the business of being an artist; documentation and presentation of work and skills; portfolio development; self promotion and resources for artists; and a theoretical examination of the role of the artist in society. Prerequisites: SAR105 and SAR115. Seniors only. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Arts for Community Change (SAT 210)
This course involves exploration of using the arts and art-making experiences in community-based settings. Focus is on exploring how the arts engage people in meaningful experiences that link personal change and self-expression with the advancement of community and social change. The course includes discussion of different forms of community work including efforts to make art experiences accessible for diverse populations or cultural communities. Spring semester. 3 credits. Fee.
Principles of Accounting I (SBU 100)
General introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods; the theory of debit and credit; financial statements; working papers; adjusting and closing entries. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.
Principles of Management (SBU 180)
Process of management in both profit and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on major functions of management, with decision-making as integral part of each, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and training, development, and marketing. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 1, 2, 3, and 5. 3 credits.
Marketing (SBU 220)
Management problem-solving approaches of marketing. Basic marketing functions including product/service planning, distribution activities, location, logistics, promotion strategies, sales, e-commerce, advertising, and pricing techniques. Technological tools. Ethical ramifications. Cases and simulations supplement material. Fall semester and ADP session 1. 3 credits.
Small Venture Planning and Finance (SBU 235)
The components of the business plan and elements of operational and strategic planning as they relate to the small business, basic financial concepts, and the application in a small business environment. Spring semester, even-numbered years, evenings only. 3 credits.
Personnel/Human Resource Management (SBU 295)
Study of personnel and human resources; conflict resolution techniques; structuring job descriptions and specifications; recruiting and interviewing methods; compensation evaluation; employee and labor relations situations; training and development activities; benefits management; international implementations; human resource information systems. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.
Training and Development (SBU 371)
Theory and practice of training, retraining, and developing employees and managers. Determining needs, organizing resources, designing and conducting training and development programs, preparing evaluation, workplace follow-up, business change, career and performance management. Experience with technology, team development, empowerment, and international applications. Prerequisite: SBU180. Spring semester, odd-numbered years, and ADP session 4. 3 credits.
Seminar for Entrepreneurs (SBU 390)
In this capstone course students are given the opportunity to develop their own business plan. A program of guest speakers is coordinated to aid in these projects. Spring semester, odd-numbered years, evenings only. 3 credits.
History of Jazz (SMU 273)
A survey of the development of jazz from its roots through the contemporary period. Emphasis on stylistic changes of the music and its impact on American society. Satisfies the U.S. Cultures requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall semester. 3 credits.