Summer courses to explore!

11 May

Staying in Seattle this summer? Want to take come cool classes? Here are some great courses that ArtsLink recommends! Check out this site for a complete listing!

ART 134 Concepts in Three-dimensional Art (5) VLPA
Exploration, study, and application of thematic concepts not generally associated with traditional three-dimensional art forms. Investigation of themes such as installation, performance, public, and socio-political art.

ART 246 Works on Paper/Monotype (5) VLPA
Introduces contemporary imaging methods, expands traditional drawing methods, and encourages relationship of content to structure. Introduces relationship of printmaking and painting to drawing through monotype methods.

ART H 201 Survey of Western Art–Ancient (5) VLPA
Major achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts in Europe, the Near East, and North Africa, from prehistoric times to the beginnings of Christianity.

ART H 203 Survey of Western Art–Modern (5) VLPA
Western art from 1520 to the present.

DRAMA 201 Plays and Styles (5) VLPA
Introduces theatre practitioners to the principles of play construction, to the process of reading and conceiving plays for production, and to the basic vocabulary of artistic styles through which plays are produced.

DXARTS 450 Digital Video Foundations (5) VLPA
Digital video studio designed towards the individual creation of experimental short films and video art. Emphasis on art-making, conceptual thinking, and experimentation. Focuses on core generative processes of digital film, including preproduction, production, and presentation. Students work individually and in small teams.

DXARTS 460 Digital Sound (5) VLPA
Foundations of digital sound for digital arts applications. Digital sound theory; transducers; audio signals; mixer architectures; field recording strategies. Multi-track editing for recording, analysis, editing, montage, mixing, synchronization, and mastering. Problem-solving for innovative applications in video, multi-media, and installation art.

CHID 110 The Question of Human Nature (5) I&S/VLPA Merrell
Considers the relationship between the individual and his/her culture. Traces the evolution of the notion of human nature in Europe and the United States and compares this tradition with representations of the human being from other cultural traditions.

CHID 380 The Nature of Religion and its Study (5) I&S Jaffee, Webb
Study of religion as a general human phenomenon. Manner in which different methods of inquiry (phenomenology, anthropology, sociology, psychology, literary criticism, archaeology, philosophy, theology) illuminate different aspects of religion and shape our conceptions of its nature. Recommended: RELIG 201 or RELIG 202. Offered: jointly with RELIG 380.

ENGL 111 Composition: Literature (5) C
Study and practice of good writing; topics derived from reading and discussing stories, poems, essays, and plays. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.

ENGL 121 Composition: Social Issues (5) C
Study and practice of good writing; topics derived from reading and discussing essays and fiction about current social and moral issues. Cannot be taken if student has already received a grade of 2.0 or higher in either ENGL 111, ENGL 121, or ENGL 131.

C LIT 230 Introduction to Folklore Studies (5) I&S/VLPA
Comprehensive overview of the field of folkloristics, focusing on verbal genres, customs, belief, and material culture. Particular attention to the issues of community, identity, and ethnicity. Offered: jointly with SCAND 230.

C LIT 240 Writing in Comparative Literature (5, max. 15) C
Comparative approach to literature and a workshop in writing comparative papers in English. Emphasis on cross-cultural comparison of literary works. Readings in English with an option to read selected texts in the original languages Offered: AWSp.

MUSIC 116 Elementary Music Theory (2) VLPA
For nonmusic majors. For people with no hands-on music experience. Rudiments of music; notation of time, small pitch structures (e.g., some scales, chords, rhythmic patterns), some analysis. Recommended: some music training including ability to read music.

MUSIC 120 Survey of Music (5) VLPA
Studies in listening, with emphasis on the changing components of Western art music. Illustrated lectures, laboratory section meetings, and presentations by guest artists.

ARCH 100 Introduction to Architecture Study (8) VLPA
Introduces design studio instruction to students contemplating architecture as a field of study of career. Studio projects, informed by workshops, lectures, readings, field trips, and in-studio critiques introduce the history, theory and practice of architecture. Includes instruction in basic design drawing and model making. Offered: S.

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