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Academic Year
Year Course ID Course
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 ANTH 302

Cross Cultural Communication

The nature of cross-cultural interaction, drawing attention both to the unexpected variations in other cultures as well as to the presuppositions from one's own culture that inhibit cross-cultural communication. The need to take into account the dynamic of constant cultural change is also emphasized.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or instructor's consent.
Cross-listed: MCOM 372 LING 302
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 ANTH 395

Indigenous Peoples in Canada

This course is an introduction to the culture, languages, history and enduring presence of First Nation people in Canada. It will explore a range of indigenous social and cultural formations. Attention will be given to the cultural, economic, political, and religious aspects of First Nation societies, as well as the changes that have occurred since the arrival of the Europeans.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 101 or SOCI 101
Cross-listed: SOCI 395
2022-2023 ANTH 452

Leadership Communication in Multicultural Contexts

This course is about the nature of cross-cultural interaction. Cultural concepts and contexts are explored through taxonomies, theories, and comparative analysis. Through in-class and out-of- class activities, students become self-aware and other-aware. Students also experiment with cultural behaviours and cultural change, aiming to increase both explanatory and predictive cultural knowledge, and enhance behavioural competencies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 302 or instructor's consent
Cross-listed: MCOM 472 LING 302
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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.
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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.
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 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
2022-2023 ART 280

3D Design

The course investigates three-dimensional design and overviews the various stages in the process of design from ideation and planning to production. Through a study of the properties and characteristics of objects within cultures, students focus on relationships between form, function, ideas and ideologies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Not offered every year
2022-2023 ART 283

Sculpture I

An introduction to working in three dimensions in a variety of media, including clay, wood, and metal. Historical and contemporary approaches to sculpture are examined to achieve an understanding of the relationship of materials to form, space, expressive content, and the construction of meaning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 181 or 182, and ART 237 or 238 (0-3 or 0-3)
NB: Not offered every year
2022-2023 ART 290

Special Topics in Art

Topics vary from year to year.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): None
NB: Not offered every semester. Course may be repeated
2022-2023 ART 305

Art Practicum

In this art-related work experience, students are invited into embodied and experiential inquiry. Students immerse themselves into a hands-on investigation of professional practices while being mentored by practicing artists and other art professionals in areas of creative and critical expertise. This participatory experience may include guidance from artists, art historians, art institutions, designers, art therapists, and others.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): Art + Design major, concentration or minor and third or fourth year standing or instructor's consent
NB: Course may be repeated
2022-2023 ART 306

Art Practicum

In this art-related work experience, students are invited into embodied and experiential inquiry. Students immerse themselves into a hands-on investigation of professional practices while being mentored by practicing artists and other art professionals in areas of creative and critical expertise. This participatory experience may include guidance from artists, art historians, art institutions, designers, art therapists, and others.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): Art + Design major, concentration, or minor, and third or fourth year standing or instructor's consent
NB: Course may be repeated
2022-2023 ART 307

Art Practicum

In this art-related work experience, students are invited into embodied and experiential inquiry. Students immerse themselves into a hands-on investigation of professional practices while being mentored by practicing artists and other art professionals in areas of creative and critical expertise. This participatory experience may include guidance from artists, art historians, art institutions, designers, art therapists, and others.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): Art + Design major, concentration, or minor, and third or fourth year standing or instructor's consent
NB: Course may be repeated
2022-2023 ART 310

Drawing

Students explore inquiry-based perceptual, abstract, conceptual, and performative definitions of contemporary drawing practice. The criteria for defining, analyzing, interpreting, and evaluating drawings are widened to embrace current theoretical frameworks. Issues and themes of drawing practice after the initial decades of postmodernism are the focus of student inquiries/projects.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 211 or 212
NB: Not offered every year
2022-2023 ART 321

Abstract Painting

This course provides an in-depth look at the integration of theory and practice surrounding historical and contemporary abstract painting. Art elements and principles, particularly colour, are used with increasing specificity and intentionality. Students investigate how aesthetic choices realized on a canvas reveal the artist's position within art, culture, and political history.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 221 or 222
2022-2023 ART 327

Modern Art History I

This course traces the diverse artistic movements that developed in urban centres throughout Europe from The Great Exhibition of 1851 in London to the Dada movement in Zurich in the 1920s. Students consider the changing role of the artist and the way in which both the subject matter and the stylistic treatment of their art are shaped by and are a response to this modern world.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 237 or ART 238
NB: Not offered every semester
2022-2023 ART 328

Modern Art History II

This course explores how art strategies (in traditional mediums such as painting, sculpture, and architecture, as well as film, video, performance) and the critical debates that arose in Europe and North America in the aftermath of the First World War to the present day, reflect the social, economic, and political context charting the rise and fall of modernism and the transition to postmodern practices within the visual arts. The role of art in society, its relationship to mass culture, and what is at stake in maintaining socially engaged art today are considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): one of ART 237 or 238 or SAMC 112
NB: Not offered every semester
2022-2023 ART 330

Photographic Vision

Cultivating an informed engagement with our predominantly visual culture, this course combines photographic technical skill (composition, lighting, darkroom procedures, etc.) with informed cultural photographic theory relating to aesthetic, ethical, and theological issues. Participants are encouraged to embody a re-visioning as photographers and thinkers who embrace a Christian view of the world and its inhabitants.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 3 sem hrs of art and ART 230 (0-0 0-3)
NB: Not offered every year
2022-2023 ART 331

Video Game Art

A critical evaluation of the deployment of visual art in video games. Student will develop a broad appreciation for the incredible variety of video game art and consider the spiritual, moral and ethical issues surrounding visual design choices in game development. Student will engage theories and tools that will enhance student participation in development projects.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 2nd year standing or higher.
Cross-listed: GAME 331
2022-2023 ART 340

Printmaking II

Printmaking is explored historically, and as a vehicle for critical inquiry and self-expression. Critical, theoretical, and practical aspects of relief printmaking are studied.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 240 and 6 sem hrs of art, or instructor's consent. (0-0 0-3)
NB: Not offered every year
2022-2023 ART 351

Intermedia

Integrating cultural theory with material experimentations, this course investigates a variety of contemporary practices and themes, including, but not limited to, multimedia investigations, sitespecific installation, soundscapes, video, performance, and phenomenologically driven practices. The boundaries of more traditional art experience are pushed to discover new possibilities of collaborative and personal expression using a variety of media in time and space.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 15 sem hrs of Art and third or fourth year standing
NB: Not offered every year
2022-2023 ART 361

Imaging and Illustration Design

An exploration of the conception, production, and analysis of imagery in graphic communication design, including photos, illustrations, and graphic marks. Imagery-based problems are investigated in multiple design contexts and formats. Specialized rendering techniques, digital studio practices and iconographic style development are considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 250 or COMM 230, and one of the following COMM 112 COMM 212 ART 181, ART 182, or instructor's consent
Cross-listed: MCOM 331
2022-2023 ART 362

Symbol & Typography Design

An exploration of integrated conceptual thinking and formal experimentation with type and related symbol systems in graphic communications. Emphasis is placed on type as image, principles of typesetting, hierarchy, and structure. The complex interaction of type in relation to other graphic elements in multiple design contexts and formats is considered.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 250 or MCOM 231, and one of the following MCOM 111 MCOM 261 ART 181, ART 182, or instructor's consent
Cross-listed: MCOM 332
2022-2023 ART 363

Format and Layout Design

An exploration of integrated conceptual thinking and formal experimentation with the structural and organizing systems at work in graphic communications. Emphasis is given to the development of unified graphic systems spanning multiple design contexts and formats.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 250 or MCOM 231, and one of the following: MCOM 111, MCOM 261, ART 181, ART 182, or instructor's consent.
Cross-listed: MCOM 333
2022-2023 ART 364

Interaction Design

Introduces students to the design of interactive digital experiences with a focus on website design, User Experience (UX) design, and User Interface (UI) design. Students will learn the core concepts and principles of interaction design by working through technical and design projects using industry standard design software. Students leave this course with the ability to build basic websites and design digital experiences that follow current interaction design standards and methodologies.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 250 or MCOM 231
Cross-listed: MCOM 334
2022-2023 ART 370

Professional Practices

An overview of professional practices in art and design, with a focus on developing the practical skills and materials necessary for sustainable and healthy art and design careers. Students will engage in professional writing, portfolio development, networking, and career planning.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 3rd year standing (or higher)
2022-2023 ART 390

Cultural Theory

This course introduces students to a broad range of critical and theoretical texts that have impacted art practices and the discipline of art history in the 20th century through to the current day. The role of enlightenment aesthetics and the rise of mass culture are explored in relation to the formation of cultural modernism and how Marxist, psychoanalytic, and poststructuralist theories have challenged modernist conceptions. This course investigates the implications for Christians engaging with visual culture today; considers the theoretical underpinnings of postmodern theory; and cultivates the critical thinking skills necessary to engage in current critical debates within visual culture.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 327 or 328.
NB: Not offered every year.
2022-2023 ART 410

Drawing

This studio course guides students in developing independent, inquiry-based projects in drawing. Students link theory with praxis; inquire into the interrelationships between aesthetics, theory and theology in relation to their emerging body of work; and locate themselves within contemporary drawing practices.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 15 sem. hrs. of art and third or fourth year standing.
NB: Not offered every year.
2022-2023 ART 411

Senior Studio I

In this intensive studio course, students are guided through sustained research that culminates in a solo senior show during ART 412. With the approval of the Senior Studio faculty, sustained visual cultural research and the development of a body of work is executed. This work is self-directed and must demonstrate an increasingly high level of understanding of a professional work process and the resulting production. Through research, as well as written and spoken practice, students gain confidence and a voice to articulate visually and verbally as well as to contextualize their work in contemporary practice. Students research and write on the integration of faith and art.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 12 sem hrs of Art and fourth-year standing
2022-2023 ART 412

Senior Studio II

In this studio course, the research and experimentation in production done during ART 411 culminates in an intense semester of developing a sophisticated body of work for the Senior Show. A multidisciplinary environment is protected, and diversity in style and medium is emphasized.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 411
2022-2023 ART 421

Advanced Painting

This studio course emphasizes the development of advanced artistic inquiry in painting. Students examine strategies for structuring and developing a visual investigation. By studying examples of serial and thematic approaches, students see how artists have developed bodies of sophisticated and exploratory work.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): ART 321.
NB: Not offered every year.
2022-2023 ART 451

Socially Engaged Art

This project based upper level art + humanities interdisciplinary capstone course fosters interdisciplinary collaborative research and socially engaged art-making practices alongside art-making practices, co-creating with community organizations to develop socially engaged projects.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): Upper level standing.
2022-2023 ART 490

Special Topics in Art

Topics vary from year to year. i.e. Relational Aesthetics (Socially Engaged Art), Curatorial Practices, Human Centered Design etc.

Course Credits: 3
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem hrs of Art or permission of instructor
NB: Not offered every year Course may be repeated
2022-2023 ART 491

Special Topics in Art

Topics vary from year to year.

Course Credits: 1
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem hrs of Art or permission of instructor
NB: Not offered every year Course may be repeated
2022-2023 ART 492

Special Topics in Art

Topics vary from year to year.

Course Credits: 2
Prerequisite(s): 6 sem hrs of Art or permission of instructor
NB: Not offered every year Course may be repeated