Course Descriptions several original photographic images. Students have the opportunity to output photo prints on state-of-the-art digital printers and plotters ranging from small to large scale on a variety of art papers. Lectures on pictorial composition, subject matter choice, and methods of presentation display will accompany hands-on technical exercises. Prerequisite: FAS 201 or 202. FAS 231 Chorus III (0 credits) Must take Chorus III and Chorus IV to earn 3 credits Prerequisite: FAS 132. FAS 232 Chorus IV (3 credits) Must take both Chorus III and Chorus IV to earn 3 credits. Students continue studying choral singing by extending their credit-bearing participation in the chorus. Solfege, theory and music appreciation will be individualized in consultation with the chorus director. Prerequisite: FAS 231. FAS 241 Instrumental Music III (0 credits) Must take Instrumental Music III and Instrumental Music IV to receive 3 credits. FAS 242 Instrumental Music IV (3 credits) Must take both Instrumental Music III and Instrumental Music IV to receive 3 credits. Instrumental music provides students the opportunity to rehearse and perform with the SNHU chamber orchestra, the SNHU Jazz Combo, the SNHU Brass Choir, the SNHU Rock Bands and/or other SNHU instrumental chamber ensembles. Speciﬁc ensembles are created at the start of each semester based on student interest and available instrumentation. Students will study basic chamber music skills such as ensemble precision and group intonation. They will also develop individual practice techniques. Students are expected to practice their instrument outside of rehearsal on a regular basis. Prerequisite: FAS 241. FAS 260 Architecture: Introduction and History (3 credits) The aim of this course is to stimulate the appreciation of architecture in students who have had little or no exposure to the subject. The course is organized by historical periods, from ancient Egypt through the end of the 20th century. It considers architectural aims, materials, methods, structural principles, major works and styles. It makes connections between individual buildings and the cultural contexts from which they were derived. Field trips are required. FAS 305 Digital Documentary Photography (3 credits) This course provides an opportunity for students to explore the art of storytelling through visual means. Utilizing either digital photography or ﬁlm, student will be expected to produce a body of work that focuses on a particular subject (individual, place, organization) or larger issue. This class will not be assignment driven, instead, each student will work on one long-term project. To prepare for that, students will begin the term by focusing on a small story that can be captured in about two weeks. Each week students will be expected to bring in photographs that will be the building blocks to the story they have chosen to tell. This course is cross-listed as COM 305. Prerequisite: FAS 226.
FAS 310 Illustration (3 credits) This course builds upon skills and concepts learned in FAS 110 (Introductory Drawing) with the focus shifting to the applications of drawing in projects related to the discipline of graphic design. Drawing skills will be applied to such practical applications as storyboarding, text illustration and display, packaging design, Web design, video animation and multimedia. Class meets 60 hours per term. Prerequisite: FAS 110. FAS 320 History of Design (3 credits) This course introduces the major movements in the history of design since the Industrial Revolution, including the Arts & Crafts Movement, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, the Bauhaus, constructivism, and contemporary trends in popular design. Students will be encouraged to apply their learning to practical design exercises. Prerequisite: FAS 201 or FAS 202. FAS 340 Modern Art (3 credits) This course presents an introduction to the major artists, works and stylistic periods of modern art and relates them to historical and cultural contexts of the 20th century. It aims to stimulate the appreciation of art in students who have had little or no exposure to the subject. FAS 370 American Art (3 credits) This is a course about art appreciation and art history that will introduce students to essential concepts of aesthetics, media and the cultural meanings of art. Students will learn about the development of American art from Puritan times to World War II. Special attention will be paid to the cultural relevance of art, including what American art can teach us about America and what is uniquely American about American art. FAS 380 Art and Gender (3 credits) This course explores the nature of gendered representation in the history of art from the Renaissance to the present. While the primary focus will be on the representation of women and the work of women artists, the construction of masculinity in the arts will also be addressed. Art will be examined in relation to its political, social, economic, and religious context to establish the broader implications of these visual documents. The student will gain a broadly inclusive understanding of the Western artist tradition as well as sensitivity to gender issues and the gendered nature of representation. Prerequisites: FAS 201 and FAS 202. FAS 390 Non-Western Art (3 credits) This course is an introduction to aspects of non-European art created by cultures selected from at least two of the following geographic areas: Africa, the Americas (indigenous cultures), Oceania, Southwest Asia (the Middle East), South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Although the speciﬁc artistic content, geographical coverage and/or thematic structure of the course may vary from semester to semester, after its completion students should be able to identify and analyze selected works of non-Western art with regard to aesthetics, media, means and content, using appropriate vocabulary and demonstrating links to such cultural con127
Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog