Course offerings listed below may vary from year to year based on course availability. For the most up-to-date courses, course requirements and descriptions, always refer to the current University Catalog. View the current Catalog here.

ART 101 - Academic Drawing
3 Credits
A studio exploration of traditional drawing techniques and materials focusing on the realistic depiction of observed forms and objects. Using basic drawing materials, students will concentrate on the construction of still life objects, landscape forms, objects in nature and the human figure. Designed to provide a foundation for advanced study in art. Fee.

ART 116 - Introduction to Photography
3 Credits
This class is an introduction to the technical and artistic aspects of photography, both film-based and digital. Students will use the traditional photographic darkroom as well as the computer lab to process images. Student must have a 35mm single reflex camera (SLR) with a manual override. Fee. 

ART 140 - Introduction to Painting
3 Credits
Introduction to Painting is a focused exploration of a variety of painting materials such as watercolor, acrylic and encaustic (wax-based pigment) as vehicles for expression and the development of a personal aesthetic. Emphasis will be on painting from nature, the emulation of forms in space, and the refinement of the gestural brushstroke. Fee.

ART 150  - History of Western Art I
3 Credits
A survey of Western art from prehistory through 16th century Mannerism. Emphasis is on the formal development of art and its connection to society through the examination of the visual arts as cultural artifacts. 

ART 151 - History of Western Art II
3 Credits
A survey of Western art from the 17th century Baroque to the present day. Emphasis is on the formal and technological development of art, both traditional and postmodern forms, in relation to society. 


ART 156 - Ceramics
3 Credits
A general introduction to studio ceramics. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of hand building techniques, ceramic design concepts, development of individual design criteria, glaze experimentation, fundamental types of ceramic ware and kiln procedures. Fee. 

ART 203 - Observational Drawing
3 Credits
This class introduces drawing from observation (figure, architecture, landscape) with an emphasis on skill development, naturalism, conceptual awareness, and formal presentation. Further development of the technical exploration begun in ART 101, Academic Drawing.

Prerequisites: ART 101 or permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit for ART 201–202. Fee.

ART 210 - Botanical Illustration
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the history and technique of botanical illustration. Emphasis is on the development of observational skills and how they can be refined and used in conjunction with basic drawing principles to create aesthetically pleasing and scientifically accurate depictions of botanical specimens. Fee.

ART 215 - Introduction to Textiles
3 Credits
This course explores the diverse and fascinating world of textiles through an in-depth study of surface design techniques. Attention is given to the history, materials, and techniques of different color applications. This course explores traditional and nontraditional means of altering and enriching the surface of pliable materials using techniques such as wax resist, paste resist, silk painting, and the tied and shaped resist processes of Shibori. Fee.

ART 220 - Introduction to Book Arts
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the creation of books from non-Western forms such as the scroll and side-stitch to the traditional hard-cover codex. Students will learn about the traditional book binder’s canon of materials and then explore how contemporary book artists have expanded this canon. Fee.

ART 237 - Art for Teachers
3 Credits
A survey of art materials and techniques appropriate for young children. Emphasis is on the integration of principles and historic developments of art with methods for promoting and evaluating the visual development of young children. Emphasis will be placed on curricular adaptations for children with special needs, evaluation techniques, student portfolios, cross-disciplinary planning and whole curriculum development. Fee.

ART 262 - Color Theory & Production
3 Credits
Study of the history, nature, and use of color as a vital element of art and design. Emphasis is on physical properties of color (hue, value, and intensity), color and pigment mixing, additive and subtractive color, and aesthetic relationships based on the color wheel. Secondary focus is on the emotive, symbolic, and functional impact of color. Students will explore the uses of color through a variety of technical and studio projects, and will begin developing a personal aesthetic with regard to color. 

Not open to students with credit for ART 260 and ART 261. Fee.

ART 270 - The History of Women in Art
3 Credits
This course looks at the vital role women have played as artists in Western society from the beginning of recorded history to the present day. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of the artist as a distinct product of her specific historical time and an exploration of the wide-ranging media she used, from clay and plant matter to embroidery, ceramics, oil paint, and digital media. 

ART 279A - CORE: Art & the Global Community
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the concept of art as an agent for social change through case studies of community/communal art “movements” through history from around the globe as well as the United States and our local community. 

Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. 

ART 312 - Green Art
3 Credits
An introduction to the concept of green art, or art that utilizes the philosophy of sustainability/environmental responsibility as a matrix for production. Students will gain exposure to international green artists and create projects using recycled materials or media that are environmentally friendly and/or made FROM the environment.

ART 320 - Materials Exploration
3 Credits
This course draws on a basic art foundation and delves into how specific media are used for targeted effects and expressive/analytic content. Students will explore historic methods such as (but not limited to) manuscript illumination, fresco, and printmaking as well as develop an individual body of work based on a preferred material/media. Primary site visits and critique are a major part of this class. Fee.

ART 325 - Contemporary Art
3 Credits
What are the questions of our time and how are artists addressing these concerns? This course will examine current and contemporary artists, new media art (including the recent trend towards digital video), the interrelation of fine art and design, as well as conceptual frameworks that reflect current social issues. We will explore these topics through lecture, discussion, readings, writings, interpretations, and local gallery and exhibition visits.

ART 337 - Visual Art Methods Grades 4–12
3 Credits
An exploration of art materials, techniques and developmental theory for use in classrooms, grades 4–12. Evaluation techniques, cross-disciplinary planning, whole curriculum development, multicultural theory, critique mechanisms, classroom critical writing skills, and student portfolio development will also be emphasized. 

Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. May be a co-requisite with EDU 410. Please see EDU 410 course description for details.

ART - 498 Senior Exhibition
3 Credits
As a culmination of their study, seniors will select, research, produce and exhibit an individual project related to the goals of their specific major and their individual interests. Students will also work as a group to curate and prepare all aspects of the exhibition from public relations to opening. 

Prerequisites: Completion of the major course sequence. Fee.

DSN 112 - Foundations in Design
3 Credits
This project-based course builds a foundation for meaningful and effective visual communication. Areas of focus include: the formal elements and principles of design, visual problem solving, the creative process, and knowledge and skills for the production of visual works. Students will utilize a variety of media, tools, and processes including Adobe software applications; no prior experience with Adobe software is necessary. 

This course is also ideally suited for non-majors who wish to fulfill the university Arts requirement.

Not open to students with credit for ART 110 and ART 111 except with permission of the instructor. Not open to students with credit for ART 112. Fee.

EDU 112 - Introduction to Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult
3 Credits
This introduction to teaching includes supervised early experience of 60 hours in grades 7–12 (AYA) or P–12 (Art) classroom. The exploratory contact with various school activities is designed to help the student clarify the decision to become a member of the teaching profession. 

Not open to students with credit for EDU 115 and EDU 346A.

EDU 220 - Educational Psychology
3 Credits 
A research based study of human growth and development as related to teaching and learning. A study of language acquisition, multiple intelligence, learning styles, student diversity and exceptionality, motivation and discipline, learning environments and various forms of assessment/evaluation. Includes field experience of a minimum of 10 hours. 

Prerequisites: EDU 105 or 112 or equivalent.

EDU 314 - Content Area Reading
3 Credits
An examination of programs and methods in reading with a focus on theory and current research in comprehension, the writing process, critical thinking and content area reading. Emphasis is placed on reading to learn with meaning-based strategies that help students construct meaning and expand thinking.

Informal assessment of educational materials for appropriate content reading levels and adaptation of content reading materials is highlighted. 

EDU 346 - Adolescent to Young Adult & Multi-Age Methods
3 Credits 
A study and practice of the art and the science of teaching as informed by state standards for teacher licensure including: secondary curricula, unit/lesson planning, instructional strategies, learning environments, motivation, classroom management, collaboration, student diversity and exceptionality, assessment/evaluation, the integration of technology in teaching and learning, and professionalism. Includes a minimum of 30 hours of field experience. 

Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Division, EDU 220 or consent of the instructor/advisor. May be a co-requisite with EDU 410. Please see EDU 410 course description for details.

EDU 379A - CORE: Principles of Education
3 Credits
Justice is part of our schools. Or, is it? This course in educational foundations will develop from diverse perspectives an understanding of the historical, sociological, and philosophical roots of education as they are impacted by justice and the question “how shall we live.” Current educational issues and developments will structure the course as we look at how education became an institution and why it must continue to grow and change. 

Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status; ENG 102 or ENG 111. Not open to students with credit in EDU 348A. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.

EDU 410 - Assessment & Technology in Teaching & Learning
3 Credits
This course is designed to prepare undergraduate teacher candidates in all licensure programs with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to effectively integrate technology in teaching for student learning and in designing assessment for student learning. Candidates will understand and apply this knowledge during field experiences to fulfill Ohio mandates for value added student growth measures, new innovative teacher assessment measures (e.g. edTPA) and national legislative and judicial mandates (e.g. Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008; IDEA, 2004; NCLB, 2001) aligned with the professional, local, state, and national standards including the common core standards.

Candidates will understand and apply the transformational concepts of universal design for learning (UDL) principles and develop technological, pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) to teach the full spectrum of students in diverse classrooms in the 21st century.  


  • Adolescent & Young Adult & Multi-Age Program - one methods course from: EDU 346, EDU 353, 354, 355, MTH 352, ART 337
  • Middle Childhood Program - one methods course from: EDU 347, EDU 349a, EDU 349b, EDU 349c
  • Intervention Specialists Program - one methods course from: EDU 330, EDU 331, EDU 350, EDU 351
  • Early Childhood Program - two methods courses from: EDU 339, EDU 333a, EDU 333b, EDU 333c


EDU 487 - Supervised Teaching: Adolescence to Young Adult or Multi-Age
12 Credits
Full-time, full-semester supervised student teaching in the student's area of licensure. The student teacher assumes responsibility for the full teaching load of the cooperating teacher including planning, teaching, evaluating and managing/disciplining, and teacher duties.

Prerequisites: EDU 346 and Content Methods Course: EDU 353, EDU 354, EDU 355, MTH 352, or ART 337; and EDU 379A. Co-requisite: EDU 488 or equivalent.

EDU 488 - Teaching Seminar: Adolescent to Young Adult or Multi-Age
1 Credit
A discussion of various professional education topics and a sharing of teaching experiences that assist the student in the transition from student to professional teacher. The Program Completion Portfolio is prepared and presented during EDU 488.

Co-requisite: EDU 487. 

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