ARTS 103 HISTORY OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC
The subject matter of this course is the development of popular music styles in the United States from 1840 to the present. The curriculum highlights the individuals responsible for the creation of long-lasting American musical styles. (A)
(3: 3, 0)
ARTS 104 CERAMICS 1
In this course, the plastic characteristics of clay are explored through experiments in construction, throwing on the wheel, hand building, and other means of fabrication. Students experiment with mass and texture, form and context in functional and non-functional objects. (A)
(3: 1, 4)
ARTS 110 HISTORY OF ROCK MUSIC
This course is a selective but comprehensive overview of the popular music style known as "rock and roll." The course will historically follow its beginnings as a child of Afro-American music styles, exemplified in the late 1940's "jump band" sound of Louis Jordan and Louis Prima, and continue through the development into the 1980's. "Stopping points" along the way will emphasize the absorption of black music (rhythm and blues) and culture into the conservative white lifestyle of the 1950's and the adoption of rock music as a signature of the "baby-boom" culture of the 1960's. Further exploration will be the diffusion of rock music of the 1970's into diverse styles, including progressive rock, and the incorporation of characteristics of European classical music. (A)
(3: 3, 0)
ARTS 115 FREEHAND DRAWING
Freehand Drawing first introduces strategies that refine students' ability to see and understand complex visual characteristics such as shape and form and then to record what is discerned accurately and expressively with pencil on paper. The course then introduces basic principles of design and composition in black and white and in color. Students are then encouraged to explore more personal interpretations of real and imagined objects by employing any or all of the preceding skills and strategies in a variety of sketching and design assignments. This course is also listed as ARCH 115. (A)
(3: 2, 2)
ARTS 290 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN FINE ARTS
This independent study course is designed to permit individual students to pursue topics or projects approved by supervising faculty.
1. Completion of at least one semester's work in a degree program at SUNY Delhi.
2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00, unless there are extenuating circumstances.
3. At least 3 credit hours in one foundation course specific to the discipline, with the permission of the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
4. No more than 6 credit hours of independent study may be taken during any one semester, and no more than 15 credit hours of independent study may be applied toward an associate's degree. The total number of credit hours in independent study that may be applied toward a bachelor's degree depends on the specific bachelor's program.
5. The student and sponsoring faculty member will prepare and submit to the Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences an Independent Study contract proposal for approval.
(1-4: 1-4, 0) or, if lab included, (2: 1, 3) (3: 2, 3) or (4: 3, 3) Offered on request
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