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  ART: THE ESTHETIC EXPERIENCE

AS DEFINED BY ERNEST BOYER in COLLEGE: THE UNDERGRADUATE EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA, p. 93-94)

"There are human experiences that defy the power of words to describe them. To express our most intimate, most profoundly moving feelings and ideas we use a more sensitive, more subtle language we call the arts. Music, dance, and the visual arts are no longer just desirable, they are essential. And the integrated core should reveal how these symbol systems have, in the past, affirmed our humanity and illustrate how they remain relevant today. Students need to understand the unique ability of the arts to affirm and dignify our lives and remain the means by which the quality of civilization can be measured."

AS DEFINED BY OTHERS

Professor Ed Cell

WHAT AREAS FALL INTO THE ARTS CATEGORY

    1.  VISUAL ARTS

Animation
Calligraphy
Ceramics
Painting
Computer generated
Drawing /sketching
Photography
Sculpture
Film making
Guerilla art
Holographic art
Illustration
Installation
Mail art
Mixed media
Printmaking
Visual poetry
Design arts
Crafts/culture

2.  PERFORMING ARTS

Cinema
Circus arts
Opera
Music-voice, appreciation, instrumental
Performance art
Dance
Festivals
Puppetry
Reenactment
Magazines
Magic
Mime
Storytelling
Theatre

3.  Art philosophy, criticism, theory, history

4.  Other

Artists
Therapy
Museums/galleries
Art and society
Women in the arts, women artists
African -American music, art. theatre

 

Examples of UIS COURSES THAT MEET REQUIREMENT
Many other courses also would meet the requirement, but here are some examples of courses that are or have been used to meet this requirement in the past.

Online

On Campus

LIS 499: Independent study of special topic

LES-451 Law, Film and Popular Culture (3)  (also institutions category)

LIS-431 The Beatles: Popular Music and Society (4)  (also heritage category) (LIS elective)

CSC-320 Introduction to HTML/Web Development (4) (also language)

CSC-321 Intermediate HTML/Web Development (4) (also language) (CSC-320 Introduction to HTML is prerequisite)

LIS-4xx Serving Up Art (4) (also work) (LIS elective)

ART-366 European Cinema (4)

MUS-335 (also SOA-335) Jazz in American Culture (4) (also heritage category)

PHI-434 Aesthetics (4) (also identity category)

 

LIS 499: Independent study of special topic

ART-203 Introduction to Ceramics (3) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

ART-211 Introduction to Painting (3) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

ART-365 ECCE Women and Art in America (U.S. Communities) (4) (also heritage category)

ART-341 Painting I (4)

ART-315 Photography I (4) (if you want to find a spot in this class you need to register within 24 hours of your first chance to register, because it fills up right away)

ART-332 Introduction to Printmaking: Intaglio Processes (4)

ART-333 Silkscreen and Lithography (4)

ART-341 Sculpture I (4)

ART-351 Ceramics I (4) (prerequisite is Introduction to Ceramics, which at UIS is ART-203)

COM-236 (same as ART-336) Introduction to Digital Media (3) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

COM-337 (same as ART-337) Digital Media: Print (3) (prerequisite is Introduction to Digital Media, which is COM-236/ART-236 at UIS, but you can also get in if the instructor gives you permission)

COM-339 (same as ART-339) Digital Media: Animation (4) (prerequisite is Introduction to Digital Media, which is COM-236/ART-236 at UIS, but you can also get in if the instructor gives you permission)

THE-273 (same as COM-273) Principles of Acting (3) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

THE-274 (same as COM-274) Introduction to Theater (3) (will require a petition to include this 200-level course in your 60 upper-division credit-hour-units)

HIS-463 Modern Art History (4) (also heritage category)

COM-447 Advertising (4) (also language category)

 

LIS 499-Independent research on choice of topic

EXPERIENTIAL WAYS THAT STUDENTS HAVE MET REQUIREMENT

    1. 10 or more years as a singer in community chorus; explore various artists and perform
    2. self- taught storytelling; research international story tellers and perform for children and adults; pass on knowledge to others
    3. 20 years participation as actor in local theatre; researched playwrights/plays; perform;

WEB SITES THAT APPLY

IDEAS AND LINKS POSTED BY STUDENTS AND FACULTY

 

Revised 08/10 by ejhi