Sep 30, 2022  
2020-2021 Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


  

 

Activities

  
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    ACT 100 - Basic Skills

    V 1-2 Credit(s)
    Beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels of skill development. Examples of basic skill courses would include swimming, aerobic fitness, etc. May not be used or substituted for a specific course in HHP. Assessment will include methods appropriate to course outcomes. $5 Course Fee.

    fall/even-numbered years
  
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    ACT 102 - Recreational Activities

    1 Credit(s)
    An introduction to small group, dual, or individual recreational activities. The course focus is on skill development through participation, and an understanding of rules and strategies necessary to enjoy participation. Assessment of student learning will take place through demonstration of skills, written examinations, peer teaching, and reflective writing assignments.

    spring/odd-numbered years
  
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    ACT 106 - Beginning Conditioning & Fitness

    1 Credit(s)
    Designed as an introduction to personal fitness program development. Fitness principles and appropriate development activities will be introduced, including aerobic and anaerobic activities, flexibility, balance, encourage, and strength. Course focus will be on application of fitness programming knowledge through participation in games, exercises, and activities. Assessment of student learning will take place through demonstration of skills, written examinations, peer teaching, and reflective writing assignments.

    fall/odd-numbered years
  
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    ACT 110 - Beginning Weight Training

    1 Credit(s)
    Designed for students who are not participating in varsity athletics, the course is an introduction to the basic weight training skills with an emphasis on developing an individualized program for each student’s needs. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge through exams and class participation. Student participation is critical to the overall grade.

    (fall/spring)
  
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    ACT 114 - Beginning Rock Climbing

    1 Credit(s)
    This field-based introductory course is designed for students who de-sire to learn the basic techniques of rock climbing. Students will learn fundamental safety techniques for climbing, care and handling of the rope, basic knots, use of climbing harnesses, basic belaying techniques, communication between climbing partners, basic rappelling, and basic climbing techniques. Evaluation is based upon participation and performance. $40 Course Fee.

    (fall)
  
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    ACT 120 - Beginning Alpine Skiing

    1 Credit(s)
    This course offers an introduction to the basic skills of downhill skiing. Instructional groups will be formed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced experience levels. Students are expected to demonstrate comprehension of the sport through exams and class participation. Student participation is critical to overall grade. Equipment rental is available at Maverick Mountain. Course Fee—Varies (to cover lift ticket and lesson costs).

    (spring)
  
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    ACT 121 - Beginning Snowboarding

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is an introduction to the basic skills of snowboarding. Instructional groups will be formed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced snowboarders. Students are expected to demonstrate comprehension of the sport through exams and class participation. Student participation is critical to overall grade. Equipment rental is available at Maverick Mountain. Course Fee—Varies (to cover lift ticket and lesson costs).

    (spring)
  
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    ACT 157 - Beginning Martial Arts

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and practical ways in which people defend themselves in an attack situation. The primary focus will be on strategically placed kicks, hand-strikes, joint locks, and throws. Students can expect extensive hands-on experience utilizing heavy bags and physical contact with classmates. Appropriate attire for class activities is mandatory. Students will be expected to devote out-of-class time to skill practice and research-based projects. Assessment will be based on attendance, participation, and research projects.

    on demand
  
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    ACT 163 - 5/10K Race Training

    1 Credit(s)
    This class is designed to assist beginning and recreational runners to prepare for participation in a 5k or 10k race. A mixture of training techniques will be introduced and practiced including jogging, tempo runs, intervals, core strengthening, speed, strength, and power exercises, and flexibility activities. Assessment of student learning will take place through demonstration of skills, written examinations, peer teaching, and reflective writing assignments.

    spring/even-numbered years
  
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    ACT 173 - Beginning Fly Fishing/Fly Tying

    1 Credit(s)
    This class is an introduction to the basic skills and knowledge of fly fishing and fly tying that will include tackle selection and care, casting, entomology, fish habitat, stream ethics, tactics, and strategy. Students are expected to demonstrate comprehension of the sport through exams, homework assignments, and class participation. Student participation is critical to the overall grade. Assignments will include out-of-class fly tying, habitat assessment, studying Fish & Wildlife regulations, skill practice, and relevant projects. Students are encouraged to supply their own tackle, but some tackle is available for student use. $14 Course Fee.

    (spring)
  
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    ACT 208 - Racquet Sports

    1 Credit(s)
    Introduction to the basic skills of a variety of racquet sports including tennis, badminton, racquetball, and pickleball. Students are expected to demonstrate comprehension of each sport through exams and class participation. $15 Course Fee.

    (spring)

Accounting

  
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    ACTG 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting

    4 Credit(s)
    Course emphasizes the understanding of fundamental accounting principles and procedures and will develop the student’s accounting problem solving and critical thinking abilities. Topics covered include the basic structure of analyzing and recording transactions, establishing accounting policy, generally accepted accounting principles, control of cash, receivables and payables, merchandise inventory evaluation methods, recording of property, plant, and equipment transactions, and long term financing. Sources of equity capital for corporations and financial statements are analyzed. $10 Course Fee.

    Prerequisite(s): CAPP 131 , and 100-level math; or c/i.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ACTG 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting

    4 Credit(s)
    Course emphasizes the fundamental concepts for planning, control, and decision making. Topics covered include the basic structure of systems design, planning and control through standard costs, cost variance analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, operating and capital budgets, and using relevant costs in decision making. $20 Course Fee.

    Prerequisite(s): ACTG 201  grade C- or higher.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ACTG 301 - Intermediate Accounting I

    4 Credit(s)
    Brief overview of elementary financial accounting principles with concentrated study of theory and practice relating to assets and liabilities.

    Prerequisite(s): ACTG 202 .
    (on demand)
  
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    ACTG 302 - Intermediate Accounting II

    4 Credit(s)
    Financial accounting theory and concepts; concentrated study of problems arising in applying these concepts to assets and liabilities, and owner’s equity.

    Prerequisite(s): ACTG 301 .
    (on demand)
  
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    ACTG 401 - Principles of Federal Taxation-Individuals

    4 Credit(s)
    Study of the tax laws applicable to individuals, proprietorships, and partnerships in filing returns and determining taxable income, exemptions, deductions, and credits.

    Prerequisite(s): ACTG 201  ; or c/i 
    (on demand)
  
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    ACTG 410 - Cost/Management Accounting I

    4 Credit(s)
    Elements of product cost including job, process, standard, and variable costing systems and procedures. A managerial emphasis is added through inclusion of cost-volume-profit relationship, budgeting techniques, and other selected topics.

    Prerequisite(s): ACTG 302 .
    (on demand)

Activities: Varsity

  
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    ACTV 129 - Introduction To Athletic Weight Training

    1 Credit(s)
    Introduction to and instruction in weight training through participation in the weight training program of a sport during the first year of participation in that sport at UMW. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of basic conditioning skills through the use of resistance training. Group participation.

    Not repeatable; maximum 1 credit. (fall/spring)
  
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    ACTV 130 - Weight Training for Athletes

    1 Credit(s) R
    Continued instruction in athletic weight training through participation in the weight training of a sport during the second and subsequent years of participation in that sport at UMW. Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of basic and advanced conditioning skills through the use of resistance training.

    Graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. Repeatable; maximum 7 credits. (fall/spring)
  
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    ACTV 134 - Life Skills for Student Athletes I

    1 Credit(s)
    Introduction of the skills necessary for student athletes to achieve success in college, intercollegiate athletics, and as young adults. Topics include learning strategies, mental health topics, physical health topics, and personal development in line with the Five Core Values of the NAIA Champions of Character program.

    (fall)
  
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    ACTV 136 - Life Skills for Student Athletes II

    1 Credit(s)
    Continuing introduction to the skills necessary for student-athletes to achieve success in college, intercollegiate athletics, and a young adults. Topics include learning strategies, mental health topics, physical health topics, and personal development in line with the Five Core Values of the NAIA Champion of Character program.

  
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    ACTV 189 - Varsity Athletics

    1 Credit(s) R
    Students are expected to demonstrate a continued understanding and knowledge of the skills associated with participation in intercollegiate athletics.

    Corequisite(s): May be taken concurrently with ACTV 130  Weight Training for Athletes.

    Graded on a Pass/No Pass basis. Repeatable; maximum 7 credits. (fall/spring)
  
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    ACTV 234 - Life Skills for Student Athletes III

    1 Credit(s)
    Continuing introduction to the skills necessary for student-athletes to achieve success in college, intercollegiate athletics, and as young adults. Students will be exposed to information designed to enhance their personal care as well as prepare them for greater involvement in their campus and community. Topics include learning strategies, mental health topics, physical health topics, and personal development in line with the Five Core Values of the NAIA Champions of Character program.

    (fall)
  
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    ACTV 236 - Life Skills for Student Athletes IV

    1 Credit(s)
    Continuing introduction to the skills necessary for student-athletes to achieve success in college, intercollegiate athletics, and as young adults. Topics include learning strategies, career skills preparation, mental, physical, and social health topics, and personal development in line with the Five Core Values of the NAIA Champions of Character program.

    (spring)
  
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    ACTV 334 - Life Skills for Student Athletes V

    1 Credit(s)
    This course offers continuing education and development opportunities of skills necessary for student-athletes to achieve success in college, intercollegiate athletics, and as young adults. Topics include academic and career strategies, mental health topics, physical health topics, and personal development in line with the Five Core Values of the NAIA Champions of Character program.

    (fall)
  
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    ACTV 336 - Life Skills for Student Athletes VI

    1 Credit(s)
    Continuing development of the skills necessary for student-athletes to achieve success in college, intercollegiate athletics, an as young adults. Topics include academic success strategies, personal health and wellness education and development topics in line with the Five Core Values of the NAIA Champions of Character program.

    (spring)
  
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    ACTV 434 - Life Skills for Student Athletes VII

    1 Credit(s)
    Introduction to the skills necessary for student- athletes to achieve success as they transition from student athletes to graduates. Topics include learning strategies, mental health topics, physical health topics, and personal development in line with the Five Core Values of the NAIA Champions of Character program.

    (fall)
  
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    ACTV 436 - Life Skills for Student Athletes VIII

    1 Credit(s)
    This course provides student-athletes with an opportunity to develop and refine skills necessary for career and personal success. Focus will be on the transition from college athlete to full-time student completing a degree or young professional.

    (spring)

Agriculture Business & Economics

  
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    AGBE 305 - Ag Commodity Marketing

    4 Credit(s)
    An examination of marketing tools available to farmers and ranchers, including futures and options. The course addresses costs of production, storage and transportation, risk management, financial planning, and means of securing market information.


Agriculture Science

  
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    AGSC 102 - Agriculture Plant Science

    4 Credit(s)
    A general introductory class covering basic plant structure, physiology, reproduction, ecology, geography and evolution. Emphasis will be on crops relating to Montana agriculture.

  
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    AGSC 310 - Soil and Water Management

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is a study of soil and water and plant relationships. Emphasis will be on dry land soil practices, irrigation principles and practices, point source pollution, and measurement and methods of control.


Agriculture Technology

  
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    AGTE 410 - Agriculture Technology Management

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is a study in the use of agricultural technologies from a management perspective. Topics will include a study in the use of technologies in the management of agricultural finances, land, machinery, crops and livestock. Computer and software technologies will be used for budgeting, enterprise accounting, enterprise analysis, recordkeeping, and to analyze machinery decisions and costs. FINPACK and other farm/ranch financial planning and machinery analysis software will be featured.


Allied Health: Medical Support

  
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    AHMS 144 - Medical Terminology

    2 Credit(s)
    Introduces the student to the specialized language of the medical profession and builds a background vocabulary in this area. The basic elements, rules of building and analyzing medical words and terms, definitions, and common abbreviations will be included.


Animal Science

  
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    ANSC 100 - Introduction to Animal Science

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is an introductory animal science course which includes basic principles of animal genetics, nutrition, live animal evaluation, reproduction, and application to the production of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and poultry.

  
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    ANSC 202 - Livestock Feeding and Nutrition

    4 Credit(s)
    Principles of animal nutrition and practical feeding of livestock; comprehensive information concerning the composition, properties, and uses of feeds, application of balanced rations incorporating the use of substitution, Pearson Square, and Computerized ration formulation for private and commercial use.

  
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    ANSC 240 - Animal Reproduction

    4 Credit(s)
    Principles of reproductive physiology associated endocrine hormones, their function and application to domestic animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and pigs. Basis for reproductive management providing knowledge in environmental influences on reproductive efficiency and application of selected techniques for controlling reproduction.


Applied Health: Athletic Training

  
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    AHAT 210 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries

    4 Credit(s)
    This course offers an introduction to the field of athletic training through a combination of lecture and hands on techniques. The historical background of athletic training, current trends, and administrative responsibilities of athletic trainers will be included in the course. Care and prevention of sports injuries including practical application of wound dressing, basic taping, bandaging, padding, and basic athletic training skills will be presented. The course includes the foundations of sport trauma, mechanism characteristics, classification, prevention, evaluation, and management of specific sports injuries. Assessment of course objectives will be conducted through exams, class assignments, and taping activities. $60 Course Fee.

    Prerequisite(s): KIN 221  or BIOH 365 .
    (fall)
  
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    AHAT 330 - Advanced Techniques in Sports Medicine

    4 Credit(s)
    Advanced knowledge and techniques in athletic training including injury prevention, management skills, training room procedures, therapeutic modalities, nutritional and pharmaceutical considerations, psychology of sport injuries and illnesses, protective equipment, and program organization and administration. Students are expected to demonstrate comprehension of course content through exams and classroom assignments. Lecture and discussion.

    Prerequisite(s): AHAT 210 ; or c/i.
    (spring)
  
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    AHAT 498 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    V 1-6 Credit(s)
    Incorporates an appropriate work experience into the student’s academic preparation. Students are provided with opportunities for hands-on experiences in the field of sports medicine through observation and participation in the profession of Athletic Training.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior/Senior standing, consent of advisor, and c/i.
    (fall/spring)

Anthropology

  
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    ANTY 220 - Culture & Society

    4 Credit(s) (CD)
    An introduction to the fundamental concepts of cultural anthropology, as well as a discussion of the origins and development of several contemporary societies. Primary topics include: (a) social, political, and subsistence patterns; (b) intellectual technical, aesthetic, and cultural structures; and (c) this will further be used to study how the environmental, technological, economic core is related to all other aspects of any society including cultural, political, spiritual, or ideological. In addition, students will look at how societies are integrated into ever larger units of social relationships, particularly integration into a world market economy in the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will demonstrate understanding of course content through written critiques and directed examinations. Lecture and small group discussions.

    Behav/Soc Sci.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ANTY 292 - Independent Study

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    Directed research or study, with emphasis on experiential learning.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTY 220 , c/i, c/pc, and c/vc.
    (on demand)
  
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    ANTY 394 - Seminar/Workshop

    4 Credit(s)
    Selected topics of interest

    Prerequisite(s): Junior Standing and c/i
  
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    ANTY 427 - Anthropology of Gender

    4 Credit(s)
    An introduction to the major theories and issues in the anthropology of gender. Focus on gender relations within the broad context of global economic and social change. Specific topics include the investigation of case examples between rural and industrialized regions around the world. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze course content through written critiques, independent investigations, and directed examinations. Lecture and small group discussions.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTY 220   or SOCI 101  ; or c/i
    (spring/odd-numbered years)
  
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    ANTY 475 - Ecological Anthropology

    4 Credit(s)
    Ecological Anthropology is the study of the interaction between culture and the larger environment. In the case of human beings, much of their environmental interaction is learned behavior that has become part of their reserve of learned skills, technology, and other cultural responses. The focus of this class will be the relation between cultural behavior and environmental phenomena. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically analyze course content through written critiques, independent investigation, and directed examination, lecture and small group discuss.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTY 220   or SOCI 101  ; or c/i
    (Block 7 spring/even-numbered years)
  
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    ANTY 484 - Economic Anthropology

    4 Credit(s)
    This course begins with the analysis of the economic relationships found among non-market economies including band, village, and peasant societies. Next, students will study historically the incorporation into the world market economy (capitalism) of all people on the planet. The study of existing people today is a study of the combination of two or more economic systems, both continuations of non-capitalist economies together with a larger capitalist system. The course then examines the economic relationships to all other social institutions. The course will explore the debates between the formal economic theory with competing Marxist and the substantivist economics as to the nature of economic history and the impact of globalization on everyday life. Students will exhibit an empirical understanding of content through written critiques and directed examinations. The course routine and makeup will include lectures, class discussions, small group activities, extensive reading, research, and written assignments.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTY 220   or SOCI 101  ; or c/i
    fall/odd-numbered years
  
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    ANTY 492 - Independent Study

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    Advanced directed research or study, with emphasis on experiential learning. Students are expected to critically evaluate, analyze, and synthesize selected topics through authorship of an extensive course paper requiring independent research skills.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTY 220   or SOCI 101  ; or c/i; c/pc, and c/vc.
    (on demand)
  
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    ANTY 494 - Seminar/Workshop

    4 Credit(s)


    Selected topics of interest.

    Completion of a seminar for 494 credi requires assessment of both written and oral communication skills according to a departmental capstone assessment criteria.

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing  or c/i.
    (even-numbered years)

  
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    ANTY 498 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    V 1-15 Credit(s)
    Provides students with an opportunity to incorporate an appropriate extended field experience into their academic program. Field placement options to include all facets of the helping professions.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTY 220   or SOCI 101  ; and c/i, c/pc, and c/vc.
    (on demand)
  
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    ANTY 499 - Senior Project/Thesis

    V 1-15 Credit(s)
    Intended as a culminating experience for the social science degree. Working with a faculty advisor, the student will generate a product that demonstrates a competent, independent application of basic social science research skills.

    Prerequisite(s): ANTY 220   or SOCI 101  ; and c/i, c/pc, and c/vc.
    (on demand)

Art History

  
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    ARTH 160 - Global Visual Culture

    4 Credit(s)
    Students explore visual arts, music, drama/theatre, and dance with some attention to literature and applied arts. Students read, view, listen, and participate in the arts, learning fundamental vocabulary and concepts, and discussing such questions as: what are the arts; how are the arts created; how and what do arts communicate; and how do the arts reflect society? The depth and quality of their arts observations and reflections, both written and oral, are assessed. $25 Course Fee.

    Lit/Art.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTH 200 - Art of World Civilization I

    4 Credit(s)
    This survey course introduces the art and architecture of western culture from pre-history to the 13th century and non-Western cultures. This course includes writing exercises that examine the relationship between artistic expression, style, and cultural values.

    Lit/Art.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTH 201 - Art of World Civilization II

    4 Credit(s)
    This survey course introduces the art and architecture of Western culture from the 14th to the 20th centuries. This course includes writing exercises that examine the relationship between artistic expression, style, and cultural values.

    Lit/Art.
    (fall)
  
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    ARTH 350 - Contemporary Art & Art Criticism

    4 Credit(s)
    Students explore concerns shared in all of the arts—e.g., the artist and sources of inspiration; artistic freedom; arts as a mirror of society and an influencing force; who’s to judge; cutting edge technology; commercialism. Topics are presented in seminar fashion. Significant works of art are analyzed within their cultural and societal context. Students exhibit knowledge and competencies through a variety of writings, presentations, and discussions. $20 course fee

    (spring)
  
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    ARTH 394 - Topics In Art History

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will understand the development of art and/or architecture representing a specific theme or period, evaluate the contributions of individual artists and/or architects, and analyze the relationship between artistic expression, style, and cultural values.  Previously listed as ART 394. $20 course fee


Art: Visual Arts

Advanced Studio courses are designed for students who wish further experimentation and exploration in media studies beyond introductory and secondary level studio courses. Enrollment in any Advanced Studio ARTZ 490 course requires consent of instructor.

  
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    ARTZ 100 - Beginning Art

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is intended to provide students with an introductory overview of a variety of visual forms, media, concepts, and theories found in both past and present art practices. It is designed as a series of problems that put principles of two- and three-dimensional design into practical use. These problems stress analytical and creative thinking and self-exploration, and are designed to develop aesthetic sense. The series of assignments— studio work as well as written and oral projects—provide explorative format. Global and multicultural topics are explored through research, presentations by professor and guest artists, visits to galleries, examination of artifacts, and discussions of contemporary events and issues. $10 Course Fee.

    Exp Art.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 101 - Art Fundamentals

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is designed for non-art majors. Upon completion of this class, students will demonstrate the successful application of visual media to the creative and problem solving processes of identifying and communicating visual messages and personal expression. Students will demonstrate an introductory level understanding of how the visual arts reflect their cultural and historical context. Students will also demonstrate an introductory level understanding of aesthetics and art criticism as expressed in writing exercises.

    Exp Art.
  
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    ARTZ 105 - Visual Language—Drawing

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces rendering skills through the use of a variety of drawing media, and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of drawing as an artistic medium. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism.

    Exp Art.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 106 - Visual Language—2-D Foundations

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces the formal elements and principles of design, color theory, and spatial control using traditional and digital media with an emphasis on problem-solving. Students will explore career options related to the visual arts. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism.

    Exp Art.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 108 - Visual Language—3-D Foundations

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces basic sculpture techniques with various materials, and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of sculpture as an artistic medium. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism. $55 Course Fee

    Exp Art.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 118 - Calligraphy

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is designed for non-art majors. This course introduces calligraphy—the art of beautiful handwriting—with focus on brush and pen techniques and layout. This course also examines calligraphy as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism. $20 Course Fee

    Exp Art.
    fall/odd-numbered years
  
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    ARTZ 145 - Introduction to Glassblowing and Sculpting

    4 Credit(s)
    This is an introductory class that will cover a broad breadth of topics and furnace worked techniques, including blowing, sculpting, coldworking and studio equipment operations. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. This course will provide you with the comfortability to gather molten glass from a furnace, shape it, move safely through the studio, blow glass, sculpt glass, understand the working principals of glass and the teamwork required to produce glass, make work that is gallery-ready, use glass as an expressive material to convey ideas, rather than to just master technique, and have a grasp on contemporary art making methodologies. $125 course fee

    Exp Art
  
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    ARTZ 146 - Introduction to Torch Working

    4 Credit(s)
    This course introduces the principals of glass working with a bench torch. The students will learn how to make small sculpture, beads, pendants, marbles, and use tools such as graphite, heat, timing, and gravity, in order to form and develop your work. This course will focus on using and developing an understanding of how to torchwork with soda-lime glass. Students will be assessed by the profi ciency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. $150 course fee

    Exp Art
  
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    ARTZ 147 - Scientific Glass

    4 Credit(s)
    This course will cover the fundamentals of torch working borosilicate glass in order to render scientific apparatuses. It is a course geared toward both the non-art student as a means to develop and bolster one’s proficiency in science oriented endeavors, and also for the art student who would like to develop a strong technical foundation in the principals of torch worked glass. Welds, marias, bends, hot popping, scoring, pulling points, heats for punties and their application, heat color index, flame settings, flame guides, and principals and working methods of glass will be covered in this course. This course requires technical precision and proficiency, and will therefore be the main criteria for assessment, but thoroughness, commitment, effort, dedication, perseverance, timeliness, and experimentation will also be considerations for assessment. $150 course fee

    Exp Art
  
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    ARTZ 211 - Drawing I

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is an introduction to the visual structure of the human body and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of the human figure as artistic subject matter.

    Exp Art.
    (fall)
  
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    ARTZ 214 - Illustration

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is an introduction to commercial illustration including professional assignments and commercial reproduction techniques.  Previously listed as ART 328.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 105 , or MART 226 , or ARTZ 224 , or ARTZ 221 .
  
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    ARTZ 221 - Painting I

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces basic opaque painting techniques, and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of painting as an artistic medium. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism. $30 Course Fee

    Exp Art.
    (fall)
  
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    ARTZ 224 - Watercolor I

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces basic watercolor painting techniques, and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of watercolor as an artistic medium. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism.

    Exp Art.
    (fall/even-numbered years)
  
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    ARTZ 231 - Ceramics I

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces basic ceramic hand building, throwing, and glazing techniques, and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of ceramics as an artistic medium. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism. $60 Course Fee.

    Exp Art.
    (fall)
  
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    ARTZ 245 - Intermediate Glassblowing and Sculpting

    4 Credit(s)
    This course provides the student a deeper look into technical and conceptual refinement within contemporary glass working methods, both sculpturally and blown forms in the off -hand method. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. The course will build on the students’ knowledge base acquired in the 100 level course(s), and will add the use of a hand torch and garage to the students’ repertoire in order to combine the precision and detail of the torch with the ability to construct more intricate and unique works with the introduction of the garage. $125 course fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 145  
  
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    ARTZ 246 - Intermediate Flame Working

    4 Credit(s)
    This course will focus on using borosilicate for an artistic application. The students will learn how to use tubing to blow glass by pulling points. They will also work with glass rods and color to make solid work such as implosion marbles, sculpture and lattice built structures. Their ability to allow their ideas to form glass will provide a path towards unique conceptually and technically sound artworks. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. $150 cousre fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 146  
  
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    ARTZ 247 - Intermediate Scientific Glass

    4 Credit(s)
    Building on the skills acquired in ARTZ 147  , this course will add in the use of fritted glass, ground joints, bridges, sealing maria welds, flat optical welds, butt seals, T-seals, flares (45 and 90), bends (90 and 180), ring seals (straight and side), ground joint welds and attachment techniques, bull nose reamers and no-blow welds. Students will gain proficiency and refine the fundamentals of torchworked borosilicate. Scientific glass work requires
    technical precision and proficiency, and will therefore be the main criteria for assessment, but thoroughness, commitment, effort, dedication, perseverance, timeliness, and experimentation will also be considerations for assessment. $150 cousre fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 147  
  
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    ARTZ 248 - Cold Fabrication

    4 Credit(s)
    Glass making processes including cutting, grinding, laminating, etching, graals, and sandblasting will be covered in this course. Students will gain an understanding of both hot and cold processes. This course will free the student of the technical challenges that building hot presents, and, in turn, open the door to artwork based in completely different and liberating outcomes. The students will have four hours of hot shop time per week to produce items to affect in the cold shop. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and
    content. $125 course fee

    Exp Art
  
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    ARTZ 249 - Fundamental Fusing, Casting, Pate’ De Verre

    4 Credit(s)
    This course will explore various aspects of casting, including sand, kiln casting (this style of work incorporates traditional lost wax casting techniques, but casts with glass instead of metals) and hot casting, as well as pate` de verre (paste of glass) and fusing techniques. These working methods allow for greater control and detail, without the heat and heavy physical demands typical of other glass working methods. Students will be able to build models, make molds, and understand various casting methods, through which they will be able to channel their ideas and render significant commentary. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. $125 course fee

    Exp Art
  
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    ARTZ 251 - Sculpture I

    4 Credit(s)
    This intermediate studio course builds upon the technical and conceptual framework of ARTZ 108 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression. $50 Course Fee.

    Exp Art.
    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 108  
    (spring)
  
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    ARTZ 267 - Fibers Art I

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces basic fiber techniques with various materials, and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of fibers as an artistic medium. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism. $50 Course Fee.

    Exp Art.
    (spring)
  
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    ARTZ 271 - Printmaking I

    4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces various printmaking techniques, and the expressive, conceptual, and communication possibilities of printmaking as an artistic medium. This course also examines art as an expression of culture and historical context and includes writing exercises in aesthetics and art criticism. $65 Course Fee.

    Exp Art.
    (spring)
  
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    ARTZ 292 - Independent Study

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    Directed research or study on an individual basis.

    Prerequisite(s): c/i, c/pc, and c/vc.
    (on demand)
  
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    ARTZ 311 - Drawing II

    4 Credit(s)
    This intermediate studio course builds upon the technical and conceptual framework of ARTZ 105 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 105 
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 321 - Painting II

    4 Credit(s)
    This intermediate studio course builds upon the technical and conceptual framework of ARTZ 224  and ARTZ 221 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression. $30 Course Fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 224  or ARTZ 221 .
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 331 - Ceramics II

    4 Credit(s)
    This intermediate studio course builds upon the technical and conceptual framework of ARTZ 231 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression. $60 Course Fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 231 
    (fall)
  
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    ARTZ 345 - Advanced Glassblowing and Sculpting

    4 Credit(s)
    Students who wish to continue to develop their skills learned in the hot shop, with the torch, fusing and casting techniques, and in the coldshop will deepen their knowledge in this course. Students will hone technical developments with art theory in order to create a more polished and thought provoking outcome. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. This course requires technical precision and proficiency, and will therefore be the main criteria for assessment, but thoroughness, commitment, effort, dedication, perseverance, timeliness, and experimentation will also be considerations for assessment. $125 course fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 145  and ARTZ 245  
  
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    ARTZ 346 - Neon

    4 Credit(s)
    Using the fundamentals of torchworking, students will learn how to make bends in tubing, sculpt hollow forms, vacuum and fi ll the forms with different gases for different effects and colors, and turn their glassworks into lighting,
    décor, art, and statement pieces to their intention. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artwork, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. $150 cousre fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 146  and ARTZ 246  
  
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    ARTZ 347 - Advanced Scientific Glass

    4 Credit(s)
    This course will introduce students to lathe working techniques, the lathe anatomy and how to control it, which will enable students to work larger, more complex, and with more physical and technical ease. Use of stoppers, blow hoses, Bunsen burners, premix hand torches will be covered. Introduction to quartz, sodium silicate, fused silica, and other exotic glass types, as well as use of hydrogen as a fuel will be covered in this course work. This course requires technical precision and proficiency, and will therefore be the main criteria for assessment, but thoroughness, commitment, effort, dedication, perseverance, timeliness, and experimentation will also be considerations for
    assessment. $150 cousre fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 147   and ARTZ 247  
  
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    ARTZ 348 - Advanced Cold Fabrication

    4 Credit(s)
    Students will continue to build on their cold fabrication foundation. This course will cover battuto and inciso surface ornamentation, as well as Rayzist. Students will learn about lamination techniques including flood coating. They will become familiar and knowledgeable with the use of UVglue, epoxies, and silicone. Students will be given four hours of hot shop time per week to produce work to affect in the cold shop. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. $125 course fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 248  
  
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    ARTZ 349 - Advanced Fusing, Casting & Pate’ De Verre

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is an opportunity to delve deeper into the optical world of casting. Students will work to incorporate the use of components created either on the torch or in the hot-shop into their castings to deepen the meaning of their work and separate their voice and artistic vision further from the pack. Students will also work to refine, rearrange and recombine fused work, as well as pate de verre techniques. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. $125 course fee

  
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    ARTZ 350 - Encasements

    4 Credit(s)
    This course will unify flame working, off -hand, and casting disciplines in order to combine the detail of the torch with the optical volume of furnace work. The students will work to create conceptual narratives by developing topic oriented objects on the torch, and manipulate the glass that encompasses the torch worked components contained therein, either in the off -hand or hot casting methods. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content. $150 cousre fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 245   and ARTZ 246  
  
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    ARTZ 351 - Sculpture II

    4 Credit(s)
    This intermediate studio course builds upon the technical and conceptual framework of ARTZ 251 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 251 .
    (spring)
  
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    ARTZ 355 - Advanced Glass Conceptvisiting Artist Series

    4 Credit(s)
    This course is an opportunity for the student gain exposure to working techniques by a professional artist who will come to Western to teach a course in the Visiting Artist’s particular topic or technique of interest. This class will offer the student diversified methods of working and conceptualapproaches to art. Students will be assessed by the proficiency they evidence in their artworks, thoughtful research that informs their work, and commitment to excellent craftsmanship, composition, form and content, as well as by the considerations of the visiting instructor. $125 course fee

  
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    ARTZ 367 - Fibers Art II

    4 Credit(s)
    This intermediate studio course builds upon the technical and conceptual framework of ARTZ 267 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 267 
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 371 - Printmaking II

    4 Credit(s)
    This intermediate studio course builds upon the technical and conceptual framework of ARTZ 271 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression. $50 Course Fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 271 
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 403 - Teaching Art II—K-12

    4 Credit(s)
    Methods, materials, and current research relating to the development of effective art education programs at elementary and secondary levels.

    Prerequisite(s): EDU 201 , EDU 222 , and admission to TEP.
    (fall)
  
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    ARTZ 481 - Computer Art III

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This studio course introduces new or unusual techniques and explores their artistic potential for expression and communication.

  
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    ARTZ 490A - Advanced Studio: Computer Art

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This advanced studio course in Computer Art emphasizes the achievement of technical and conceptual student-directed goals toward the creation of a body of artwork.

    Prerequisite(s): MART 226 , MART 326 , and c/i.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 490B - Advanced Studio: Glass

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This advanced studio course in Glass emphasizes the achievement of technical and conceptual student-directed goals toward the creation of a body of artwork. $125 Course Fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 241 , ARTZ 341 , and c/i.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 490C - Advanced Studio: Drawing

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This advanced studio course in Drawing emphasizes the achievement of technical and conceptual student-directed goals toward the creation of a body of artwork.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 105 , ARTZ 311 , and c/i.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 490D - Advanced Studio: Printmaking

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This advanced studio course in Printmaking emphasizes the achievement of technical and conceptual student-directed goals toward the creation of a body of artwork. $60 course fee

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 271 , ARTZ 371 , and c/i.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 490F - Advanced Studio: Painting

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This advanced studio course in Painting emphasizes the achievement of technical and conceptual student-directed goals toward the creation of a body of artwork.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 224 ; or ARTZ 221  and ARTZ 321 ; and c/i.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 490G - Advanced Studio: Photography

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This studio course builds upon the technical skills developed in PHOT 154 , with added emphasis upon personal exploration and expression.

    Prerequisite(s): PHOT 154 
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 490H - Advanced Studio: Sculpture

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This advanced studio course in Sculpture emphasizes the achievement of technical and conceptual student-directed goals toward the creation of a body of artwork. $50 Course Fee.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 108 , ARTZ 251 , and c/i.
    (fall/spring)
  
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    ARTZ 490J - Advanced Studio: Clay

    V 1-4 Credit(s)
    This advanced studio course in Ceramics emphasizes the achievement of technical and conceptual student-directed goals toward the creation of a body of artwork. $60 Course Fee.

    Prerequisite(s): ARTZ 231 , ARTZ 331 , and c/i.
    (fall/spring)
 

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