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Year Course ID Course
2021-2022 ANTH 101

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the general field of anthropology, including reviews of scientific theories as basis of the academic research, as well as social, cultural, ethnographic and methodological topics which refer to the discipline. The course includes a study of diversity and similarity of behavior patterns, values, traditions, economical systems and customs of people in different cultural contexts- present and past. The focus will be to enhance students understanding of human nature. This will be derived from the investigation of the variety and range of socially standardized responses to the circumstances of human living. Such insight transcends a culture- bound approach, which views things from the narrow perspective of one's native cultural background. In each aspect of human culture this introduction seeks to provide an appreciation of other cultures as well an understanding of our values attitudes within society, lastly it reflects the perspective of our Christian faith toward society.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ANTH 101

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Introduction to the general field of anthropology, including reviews of scientific theories as basis of the academic research, as well as social, cultural, ethnographic and methodological topics which refer to the discipline. The course includes a study of diversity and similarity of behavior patterns, values, traditions, economical systems and customs of people in different cultural contexts- present and past. The focus will be to enhance students understanding of human nature. This will be derived from the investigation of the variety and range of socially standardized responses to the circumstances of human living. Such insight transcends a culture- bound approach, which views things from the narrow perspective of one's native cultural background. In each aspect of human culture this introduction seeks to provide an appreciation of other cultures as well an understanding of our values attitudes within society, lastly it reflects the perspective of our Christian faith toward society.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ANTH 210

Islamic Culture

This course is designed as an introduction to the religion of Islam and the Muslim cultures. It's a basic overview/ survey of the most influential denominations of Islamic faith, like Sunna, Shia, Ismailia, Druze, Alavites and Ahmadyia. In the course we will examine the history of Islamic religion and the different theological and juristic schools like the Hanafits, Shafiites, Malekites and Hanibalites, as well the practice and pillars of Islam with particular attention to the classic texts of Ou'ran and Hadith. The course will also analyze the role of Jesus in the Qu'ran as well compare stories written in the Bible. Students are invited into using the disciplines of anthropology/sociology as possibility of inquiry, evaluation and interpretation. Through analyzing concepts of religious belief systems students experience the social world around them, by interacting with norms, beliefs and values of global and local cultures.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Not offered every year See department chair
2021-2022 ANTH 390

Special Topics in Anthropology

An examination of selected topics and theories within the field of anthropology.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or instructor's consent
2021-2022 ANTH 470

Linguistic Field Methods: Language and Culture Learning

An introduction to various facets of linguistic field work with an emphasis on language acquisition. Students develop self-directed strategies based on personal learning styles. Various topics related to field work include text collection, cultural journaling, and technical writing. Practical experience in the above topics is gained by working with a speaker of a non-Indo-European language. Additional work includes phonological and grammatical analysis of this language.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): LING 210; 310, 330, 360; or instructor’s consent. (3-2; 0-0)
Co-requisite(s): LING 460, 480
Cross-listed: LING 470
2021-2022 ART 140

Introduction to Printmaking

This studio course introduces the basic application and procedures of two traditional methods of printmaking-relief and screen printing. The course is designed to provide a positive studio experience for non-art students interested in art and its application to popular culture. This course is similar to ART 240, but is intended for non-art majors; therefore ART 140 and ART 240 may not both be taken for credit.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: This course is similar to ART 240, but is intended for non-art majors; therefore ART 140 and ART 240 may not both be taken for credit.
2021-2022 ART 150

Creative Thinking

In this interdisciplinary course, students will gain experience with a wide range of creative thinking practices with a focus on ideation techniques and creative problem solving methodologies, such as design thinking. Students will apply creative problem solving techniques to complex problems and personal interests while learning about the history, key players, and processes that have led to our contemporary understanding of creativity. Students will develop their capacity for flexible and original thinking, and will begin cultivating habits that support their ability to quickly adapt and innovate in our rapidly changing world.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 180

Integration Forum

A seminar for students in all levels of the program, this course is required for all majors each semester (concentrations and minors are encouraged to attend). The core of the class is a visiting lecture series facilitating presentations, critiques, and communication amongst local artists, faculty, and students. The class covers topical issues in art; facilitates communication regarding departmental and professional practices; creates a community of inquiry supporting one another's production; addresses issues common to students of art; and supports the integration of faith and art in preparation for a life in the arts.

Course Credits: 0
Prerequisite(s): None.
2021-2022 ART 181

Visual Foundations I

This foundations level studio course invites students to explore artistic practice as a mode of inquiry and a meaning-making language. The course cultivates visual intelligence through carefully sequenced drawing exercises, illustrated lectures and readings. Perceptual, conceptual and technical skills are honed and elements of art and principles of design are explored through drawing and composition projects that give students an experiential understanding of a wide range of artmaking paradigms.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 182

Visual Foundations II

Introductory studio course that invites students into the investigation of colour and its interaction, time and space arts, and three-dimensional art. Through the immersive practice of developing of artwork, students experience art as a mode of inquiry where meaning is understood through intuitive, imaginative, creative and interpretive methodologies. Using foundational skills, students employ critical and creative thinking that reflects fluency and flexibility of imagination and expression to create art and make new connections or respond to a chosen problem, concept or question.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 211

Life Drawing I

Through this intensive investigation into life drawing, students develop perceptual awareness, build an expressive visual vocabulary and critically examine how cultural stereotypes inscribe and politicize the body. Anatomical, aesthetic, perceptual, critical and conceptual inquiries are explored. Students examine the ways in which culture, society and theology influence imaging the body.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 181 and one of ART 237 or 238
2021-2022 ART 215

Beauty and the Sacred: Introduction to the Sacred Arts CP

This course introduces students to the particular genre of sacred art and the subject of beauty as central to the proclamation of the Gospel with which the Church has been entrusted. As such, beauty and sacred art are discussed as the subject matter of theology. The course reviews a broad historical study of the sacred arts beginning with Byzantine art and spirituality until the present, addressing aspects of painting, the written word, music, and architecture. A primary focus is the genre of sacred art as it impacts the Christian individual, the Church, and the world as a whole.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Course taught at Catholic Pacific College, an approved TWU learning centre
2021-2022 ART 221

Painting I

This studio course focuses on the acquisition of basic painting skills. Colour theory is used in increasingly intentional ways as students explore strategies of using picture plane, shape, plane, volume, and brushstroke. Students are involved in issues of how personal voice and concerns translate into painting practices.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 182 and one of SAMC 112, ART 237 or 238
2021-2022 ART 230

Photography

An introduction to photographic art - students explore basic techniques of digital and traditional photography. These include, but are not limited to: composition, visual literacy, lighting, review of darkroom procedures, and production. Photographic theory is introduced as it relates to cultural, aesthetic, ethical, and theological matters.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 231

Foundations of Animation

An introduction to the foundational principles and practices of animation. While students will focus on 2D animation in frequent practical exercises, their acquired skills and theory will be foundational for doing 3D animation. This course is a prerequisite for any subsequent animation courses.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 181 or 182; ART 211 or 212; ART 250.
Cross-listed: GAME 231
2021-2022 ART 232

Foundations of 3D Graphics

An introduction to the foundational principles and practices of 3D computer animation. Working in a lab setting, students will develop the basic conceptual and technical tools necessary to create and modify elements for game development. This course is a prerequisite for any subsequent animation courses.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): GAME/ART 231.
Cross-listed: GAME 232
2021-2022 ART 237

History of Western Art

An introductory survey inviting students, as a mode of inquiry, to explore, examine, analyze and appreciate specific historical visual images, sculptural objects, and architectural structures. It traces thematically and chronologically some of the major developments that have influenced both western and eastern cultures from prehistoric cave painting to the 15th century. Students employ historical means and methods (notably artworks as important historical documents complementing written texts) to question, in a systematic and rigorous way, and to interpret the ways in which particular works of art participate in the social, political, economic, religious and cultural climates of which they have been an integral part learning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 238

History of Western Art II

An introductory survey inviting students, as a mode of inquiry, to explore, examine, analyze and appreciate specific historical visual images, sculptural objects, and architectural structures. It traces thematically and chronologically some of the major developments that have influenced Western cultures from the Renaissance to the present. Students employ historical means and methods (notably artworks as important historical documents complementing written texts) to question, in a systematic and rigorous way, and to interpret the ways in which particular works of art participate in the social, political, economic, religious and cultural climates of which they have been an integral part learning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
2021-2022 ART 240

Printmaking I

This studio course introduces the basic applications and procedures of printmaking through the medium of screen printing. The class covers black and white, colour separation, editioning, registration, proofing, and printing, integrating technical ability with conceptual development during the execution of each project.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): SAMC 112, ART 137 or 138 and 181 or 182
2021-2022 ART 250

Foundations in Digital Design

An active exploration of graphic design essentials, creative ideation methods, and visual communication techniques. Students use creative thinking methodologies to experiment with a wide range of design approaches, evaluate the aesthetic and conceptual value of specific design solutions, and sharpen their creative, critical thinking, and perceptual skills.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Priority given to SAMC 110 Design and Media and Communication students
Cross-listed: MCOM 231