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Minor in Aboriginal Art

Choose 6 credit hours:

32:261  Canadian Aboriginal Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:261

This course provides an introduction to Canadian Aboriginal art and art history, focusing on the geographical regions and cultural areas of the Northeast, Sub-arctic, Northern Plains, Northwest Coast, and the Artctic. The art forms of each region will be examined in terms of cultural meaning, aesthetic form, and historical context, as well as museum collection and arts patronage by non-Aboriginal peoples, and the significance of artistic expression for cultural survival and present-day identity.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:280  Ancient Aboriginal Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 68:152 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32:DR:269
Cross-registered with (Drama) 20:269

A survey of theatrical forms, past and present, utilized by the aboriginal peoples. Emphasis will be placed on practical experiential study. This course is offered to students wanting to explore their own creativity in order to discover their cultural voice.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:382  Contemporary Aboriginal Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32/68:261 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32/68:283.
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:382

This course provides an in-depth examination of various artistic practices by contemporary artists of First Nations and Metis ancestry. Starting from the 1960's, the course focuses on various individual artists and movements as they relate to the historical and contemporary cultural and political realities of First Peoples.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


Plus any four of the following for a total of 12 credit hours:

32:261  Canadian Aboriginal Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:261

This course provides an introduction to Canadian Aboriginal art and art history, focusing on the geographical regions and cultural areas of the Northeast, Sub-arctic, Northern Plains, Northwest Coast, and the Artctic. The art forms of each region will be examined in terms of cultural meaning, aesthetic form, and historical context, as well as museum collection and arts patronage by non-Aboriginal peoples, and the significance of artistic expression for cultural survival and present-day identity.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:266  African Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil

This course provides an introduction to the visual arts of subSaharan Africa from its ancient civilizations to the present. The approach will be thematic, examining a representative range of arts in terms of the following topics: art and the concepts of civilization and wilderness; art and communication with the spiritual world; art and leadership; the arts of initiation; gender and artistic practice; expressions of tradition and change; and contemporary popular and gallery arts.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:280  Ancient Aboriginal Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 68:152 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32:DR:269
Cross-registered with (Drama) 20:269

A survey of theatrical forms, past and present, utilized by the aboriginal peoples. Emphasis will be placed on practical experiential study. This course is offered to students wanting to explore their own creativity in order to discover their cultural voice.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:282  Primitivism in Western Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:165 and 32:166

This course examines the impact of Western concepts of the primitive in European and North American art from the Enlightenment through Modern art historical periods. The course addresses Classical foundations of Western primitivism; Enlightenment exploration and the representation of non-Western peoples; and the ways in which Western ideals of the primitive "other" -- rural peasantry, women, and Asian, African, Oceanic, and North American Aboriginal peoples -- inspired developments in nineteenth and twentiethcentury Modernist art.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:289  Indigenous Art Techniques
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 68:152 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32:DR:269
Cross-registered with (Drama) 20:269

A survey of theatrical forms, past and present, utilized by the aboriginal peoples. Emphasis will be placed on practical experiential study. This course is offered to students wanting to explore their own creativity in order to discover their cultural voice.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:382  Contemporary Aboriginal Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32/68:261 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32/68:283.
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:382

This course provides an in-depth examination of various artistic practices by contemporary artists of First Nations and Metis ancestry. Starting from the 1960's, the course focuses on various individual artists and movements as they relate to the historical and contemporary cultural and political realities of First Peoples.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.



Minor in Art and Visual Culture
32:165  Caves to Cathedrals
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil

This course provides an introductory survey of art and architecture of the Western world from the Prehistoric through Late Gothic periods. A broad range of art forms from ancient and medieval cultures, monumental architecture, sculpture, ceramics, painting, mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, luxury arts, and aesthetic systems will be examined within their historical and social contexts.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:166  Altars to Abstraction
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:165 or permission of instructor.

This course provides an introductory survey of art and architecture of the Western world from Renaissance through early twentieth-century Modernism. These arts will be examined in terms of the historical and social contexts, including the impact of classical ideals, Enlightenment philosophies, and Modernist Primitivism on artistic developments.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


Plus any 4 of the following for a total of 12 credit hours:

32:251  Art of Aboriginal Women in North America
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32/68:181. (recommended)
Cross-registered with (Gender and Women's Studies) 36:251

This course is intended to provide an overview of the creative production of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis women in North America. To facilitate covering such diverse cultural and geographic ranges, the course will be organized as an ethnographic survey, focusing on the creative production within each region. While the artistic creations of women will be the focus, these will be contextualized within the collective creative expression of each culture, especially where artistic production is a collaborative process between both women and men. We will also look at the continuity between artistic production from pre-contact through contemporary eras, and interrogate notions of "traditional vs contemporary" as constructs of western art history.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:257  History of Ceramics
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil

This course addresses the historical development and social significance of ceramics within selected historical periods and sociocultural contexts. The ceramic traditions of Asia, the ancient Mediterranean, Gothic and Renaissance Europe, ancient Mesoamerica, and present-day Africa will examined, as well as significance of cross-cultural interaction and gender roles in the ceramic arts.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:261  Canadian Aboriginal Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:261

This course provides an introduction to Canadian Aboriginal art and art history, focusing on the geographical regions and cultural areas of the Northeast, Sub-arctic, Northern Plains, Northwest Coast, and the Artctic. The art forms of each region will be examined in terms of cultural meaning, aesthetic form, and historical context, as well as museum collection and arts patronage by non-Aboriginal peoples, and the significance of artistic expression for cultural survival and present-day identity.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:264  Modern Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:166

The role of this course is to examine critically the major art historical movements, schools and representative artists of the twentieth century to the beginnings of postmodernism. Coverage ranges across a broad spectrum in painting, sculpture, architecture and photography to conceptual forms, installation, performance and video art.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:266  African Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil

This course provides an introduction to the visual arts of subSaharan Africa from its ancient civilizations to the present. The approach will be thematic, examining a representative range of arts in terms of the following topics: art and the concepts of civilization and wilderness; art and communication with the spiritual world; art and leadership; the arts of initiation; gender and artistic practice; expressions of tradition and change; and contemporary popular and gallery arts.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:280  Ancient Aboriginal Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 68:152 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32:DR:269
Cross-registered with (Drama) 20:269

A survey of theatrical forms, past and present, utilized by the aboriginal peoples. Emphasis will be placed on practical experiential study. This course is offered to students wanting to explore their own creativity in order to discover their cultural voice.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:282  Primitivism in Western Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:165 and 32:166

This course examines the impact of Western concepts of the primitive in European and North American art from the Enlightenment through Modern art historical periods. The course addresses Classical foundations of Western primitivism; Enlightenment exploration and the representation of non-Western peoples; and the ways in which Western ideals of the primitive "other" -- rural peasantry, women, and Asian, African, Oceanic, and North American Aboriginal peoples -- inspired developments in nineteenth and twentiethcentury Modernist art.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:367  Issues in Contemporary Art
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:264
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32:267 or 32:268

The role of this course is to introduce and critically examine the relationship between culture, society, politics and visual art in the last century from Late Modernism to Postmodernism perspectives. This includes issues and concepts from psychoanalysis, philosophy, cultural theory, postmodernism, feminism, Queer theory, gender studies and narritive theory. This examination will roughly parallel a survey of art historical developments but will concentrate on prividing the studetns with a clear guide for understanding ideas of critical theory trhough the visual.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.


32:382  Contemporary Aboriginal Art History
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32/68:261 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32/68:283.
Cross-registered with (Native Studies) 68:382

This course provides an in-depth examination of various artistic practices by contemporary artists of First Nations and Metis ancestry. Starting from the 1960's, the course focuses on various individual artists and movements as they relate to the historical and contemporary cultural and political realities of First Peoples.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.



Minor in Ceramics
32:130  Visual Design
6 credit hours

Prerequisite: Nil

This course will expose students to a practical and theoretical study of 2-D form through analysis of the elements of visual design: line, shape, value, texture and color. Principles of form organization: harmony, variety, balance, movement, proportion, dominance and economy will be examined in relation to their environment and spatial perceptions. The effect of tools and materials and function of the form of artowrks are explored.

3 lecture hours per week, both terms.


32:185  Introduction to Clay I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:151 (or B.F.A. Major)

This course is a general introduction to ceramics and working with clay. Topics to be covered include clay types, clay preparation and simple hand building construction techniques. Basic potter's wheel and the process of glazing and firing are also introduced.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:186  Introduction to Clay II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:185

This course is a continuation of 32:185 Introduction to Clay I. It gives students further experience working with clay on the potter's wheel. Students learn how to produce basic forms such as cylinders, bowls, mugs, lug and strap handles. Basic glazing and decorating techniques are applied to Bisque and Greenware.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:254  Intermediate Wheel Throwing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:186

This course develops and extends skills learned in 32:ART:186 Clay II. The class will begin to look at more advanced forms and methods of working on the potter's wheel. Participants will be examining the aesthetics of visual balance and proportion with form and function. Vases, lidded containers, altered vessels, multiple piece forms and construction will be examined. Advanced continuation of glazing techniques and application will be included.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:273  Clay Sculpture
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:185 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 32:373

This studio course will look at traditional modeling methods and techniques in clay. Subject matter will include still life and the human form. Students will learn to prepare sculptural armatures and discover various surface treatments that can be applied to clay surfaces. Methods of finishing artworks for presentation will be included.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.



Minor in Drawing
32:183  Drawing I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:151 (or B.F.A. Major)

This studio course offers a variety of approaches towards drawing as a primary art form including the formal study elements such as line, tone, texture, composition and perspective. Working in basic drawing media, this course takes on both representational and non-representational approaches.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:184  Drawing II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:183 or permission of instructor.

This studio course is a continuation of 32:183, where technical knowledge of drawing media is now applied to historical formatsincluding still life, landscape, figure drawing and the portrait, Illustration and expressionistic drawing will also be explored.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:271  Anatomy of the Human Form
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:184 or permission of instructor
Credit cannot be held for both this course and 99:271.

This course introduces the anatomy and structure of the human form. Explorations focus on the skeletal and muscular systems for both anatomical accuracy and expressive potential. Live models are frequently used as drawing subjects and to enhance understanding of proportion, movement and gender in the human form.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:272  Figure and Form
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:271

This course continues the examination of the human form as a subject for works of art. Live models are frequently used to explore both the relational and emotive content of figure drawing.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:379  Advanced Drawing
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:183 or permission of instructor

This studio course will introduce techniques of relief and intaglio printmaking. Techniques of linocut, collagraph, woodcut, and drypoint will be investigated. Concentration will be on materials and tools associated with production of relief and intaglio prints. Techniques of cutting material, inking and pulling prints will be examined.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


300 Level Fine Art Elective (see list here) (3 credit hours)


Minor in Painting
32:183  Drawing I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:151 (or B.F.A. Major)

This studio course offers a variety of approaches towards drawing as a primary art form including the formal study elements such as line, tone, texture, composition and perspective. Working in basic drawing media, this course takes on both representational and non-representational approaches.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:184  Drawing II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:183 or permission of instructor.

This studio course is a continuation of 32:183, where technical knowledge of drawing media is now applied to historical formatsincluding still life, landscape, figure drawing and the portrait, Illustration and expressionistic drawing will also be explored.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:187  Painting I
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:151 (or B.F.A. major)

This course is intended to introduce students to basic techniques and principles involved in painting. Information on paint handling, color theory, canvas preparation and traditional painting techniques such as glazing, alla prima and impasto will be examined. Practical exercises will be accompanied by lectures on the historical context and applications of various techniques.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:188  Painting II
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:187 or permission from instructor

This course will expand on the painting techniques and principles that where introduced in 32:ART:187 Painting I. Students will be required to have some painting experience and to have a basic understanding of paint handling and colour theory. Exercises will be designed to challange the student to increase his or her technical and conceptual repertoire.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:287  Painting III
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:188

An intermediate level painting course that investigates formal, technical and conceptual skills with painting from a contemporary perspective. As well as acquiring knowledge of paint in terms of material and technique, students will also develop and articulate the ideas and personal motivations that inform their work. This study includes an exposure to art historical movements and conventional themes in painting as well as presentation of current issues in contemporary art.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.


32:288  Painting IV
3 credit hours

Prerequisite: 32:287

As a follow up to 32:287, this intermediate level painting course continues formal, technical and conceptual investigation with painting from a contemporary perspective. It focuses on developing a mature painterly approach through both studio practice and the articulation of concepts around the work. This study continues an exposure to art historical movements and conventional themes in painting as well as presentation of current issues in contemporary art.

1.5 lecture hours per week
2.5 studio hours per week, one term.




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