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See Graphic & Interactive Design courses in printmaking, books as art, and digital video. See ART 2A-E, ART 3 and ART 14 for courses in art history.
Courses listed on transcript with an "S" suffix are the first half of the course, "T" indicates the second half.

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ART 1 INTRODUCTION TO ART4.5 Units
An introduction to new ways of thinking about the visual arts, including examinations of the visual elements and artistic media, particularly as they contribute to the development of visual literacy. Includes analysis of western and non-western traditions in the visual arts within a social and historical context.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 2A HISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY4.5 Units
History of Western art from Prehistory through Early Christianity. An introductory survey examining images, objects, and architecture produced from the Paleolithic era to the end of the Roman Empire. We will discuss Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Early Christian and Byzantine culture. Illustrated lectures and readings.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 2AH.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 2AH HONORS HISTORY OF ART: HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM PREHISTORY THROUGH EARLY CHRISTIANITY4.5 Units
History of Western art from Prehistory through Early Christianity. An introductory survey examining images, objects, and architecture produced from the Paleolithic era to the end of the Roman Empire. We will discuss Prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian and Early Byzantine culture. Illustrated lectures and readings. The honors sections expand the primary sources for the student. In addition to the textbook, students have a reading list of sources (on reserve in the library). Lectures are more interactive and the student is expected to participate in group discussions. Exams are more exacting with an emphasis on the student being able to comfortably assimilate political, social, and economic factors into their analysis.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 2A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 2B HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE4.5 Units
A History of Western art from ca.600 through ca.1600. This course examines the Middle Ages and the Renaissance using images, objects, and architecture to develop a comprehensive understanding of the social, political, and religious forces that shaped this period. Illustrated lectures and readings.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 2BH.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 2BH HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO THE RENAISSANCE4.5 Units
A History of Western art from ca.600 through ca.1600. This course examines the Middle Ages and the Renaissance using images, objects, and architecture to develop a comprehensive understanding of the social, political, and religious forces that shaped this period. Illustrated lectures and readings. The honors sections expand the primary sources for the student. in addition to the textbook, students have a reading list of sources (on reserve in the library). Lectures are more interactive and the student is expected to participate in group discussions. Exams are more exacting with an emphasis on the student being able to comfortably assimilate political, social, and economic factors into their analysis.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 2B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 2C HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE BAROQUE TO POST-IMPRESSIONISM4.5 Units
History of Western Art from ca. l600 to the 20th century. An introductory survey examining images, objects, and architecture produced from the late Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. Illustrated lectures and readings.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 2CH.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 2CH HONORS HISTORY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE BAROQUE TO POST-IMPRESSIONISM4.5 Units
History of Western Art from ca. l600 to the 20th century. An introductory survey examining images, objects, and architecture produced from the late Renaissance to Post-Impressionism. Illustrated lectures and readings. The honors sections expand the primary sources for the student. In addition to the textbook, students have a reading list of sources. Lectures are more interactive and the student is expected to participate in group discussions. Exams are more exacting with an emphasis on the student being able to comfortably assimilate political, social, and economic factors into their analysis.
Prerequisite: Honors Institute participant.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 2C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 2D AFRICAN, OCEANIC & NATIVE AMERICAN ART4.5 Units
A chronological and thematic examination of arts produced by a selection of societies from Africa, Oceania, and Native North America. Includes the influences of these diverse non-Western arts on American art and society. Art objects will be analyzed within the relevant social and historical context and as part of a larger matrix of myth, ritual, religious belief, politics, and worldview. Includes an examination of art from West Africa (e.g., Nigeria: Ife, Benin, Yoruba, Igbo, etc.), Melanesia (e.g., New Guinea), Polynesia (e.g., Hawaii, Rapa Nui, New Zealand), and Native North America (e.g., Woodlands, Southwest, Plains, Northwest Coast, Arctic and Subarctic, etc.)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 2E A HISTORY OF WOMEN IN ART4.5 Units
A chronological, thematic, and cross-cultural examination of art works and gender issues concerning women artists from the early Middle-Ages to the 21st century. Includes the influences on art produced by women of such issues as race, gender, socio-economic and political conditions, increasing urbanization, and conceptions of nature, etc.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in WMN 15.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 2F INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN ART4.5 Units
Formerly: ART 12
An introduction to the art of India, China and Japan from the Neolithic Age to the present, covering painting, sculpture, architecture and ceramics. This course emphasizes the cultural, social and historical meaning of art and traces the changes in style, meaning, and use of art within the broader context of the great religious traditions of China, Japan, and India.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 12.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 2G INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC ART4.5 Units
Formerly: ART 13
This course is a comprehensive overview of the visual culture of Islamic peoples from the seventh through the 21st centuries. We will examine painting, objects, and architecture to better understand the rich cultural heritage of this world religion.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 13.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 2J AMERICAN ART4.5 Units
Formerly: ART 14
A history of the culturally diverse arts produced in North America (specifically the United States) from prehistory to the present. American art is considered thematically and chronologically, focusing on the important influences on art of nature, landscape, urbanization, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, socio-economic and political reforms, and civil and international wars.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in ART 14.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory. (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 3 MODERN ART & CONTEMPORARY THOUGHT4.5 Units
A study of art and architecture from Impressionism to the present day emphasizing the importance of social, economic, and political influences on the art. This course is designed to relate contemporary artistic expression to modern thought. Lectures will be directed towards illustrating and interpreting the subjects listed in the course content. The text and references will be used to supplement these discussions. Class discussions will be encouraged and specific time set aside for this purpose. Field trips will be taken to museums.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1.5 hours laboratory (66 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 4A FUNDAMENTALS IN DRAWING4 Units
In this beginning level drawing course students will analyze form and incorporate value, the concepts of light and shadow patterns, perspective, proportion and composition in the practice of drawing.In-depth theory and practice of charcoal drawing. Great works of historical drawings will be studied in relation to value, line, form, space and composition.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 4B INTERMEDIATE DRAWING4 Units
Exploration of artistic concepts, styles, and creative expression related to intermediate-level drawing, focusing on complex subject matter and concepts using a variety of drawing mediums, techniques, and methodologies. Students in this course will build on fundamental drawing skills to develop personalized approaches to content and materials in exercises covering multiple historical and contemporary approaches to drawing.
Prerequisite: ART 4A.
Advisory: ART 5A; this course is included in the Drawing family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 4C REPRESENTATIONAL DRAWING4 Units
An intermediate level representational drawing course concentrating on observation and depiction of volume and linear perspective in a variety of drawing media.
Prerequisite: ART 4A.
Advisory: This course is included in the Drawing family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 4D FIGURE DRAWING4 Units
A beginning drawing course focusing on the representation and interpretation of the human figure; with attention to drawing from life.
Advisory: This course is included in the Drawing Family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 4E HEADS & HANDS DRAWING4 Units
A beginning drawing course focusing on the representation and interpretation of the head and hands; with attention to drawing from life.
Advisory: This course is included in the Drawing family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 5A 2-D FOUNDATIONS4 Units
Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical and contemporary references related to two-dimensional art and composition, including the study of the basic principles and elements of line, shape, texture, value, color and spatial illusion. Development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations, studio projects, problem solving, and written assignments.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 5B 3-D FOUNDATIONS4 Units
Introduction to the concepts, applications, and historical references related to three-dimensional design and spatial composition, including the study of the elements and organizing principles of design as they apply to three-dimensional space and form. Development of a visual vocabulary for creative expression through lecture presentations and use of appropriate materials for non-representational three-dimensional studio projects.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 5L DESIGN LABORATORY1 Unit
Supervised studio practice in design projects.
Corequisite: ART 5A or 5B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 6 COLLAGE & COMPOSITION3 Units
Studio experience in structuring the elements of visual form using, but not limited to, the exploratory medium of collage. Development of a personal sensitivity to visual organization and the vocabulary of art as it relates to expressiveness and content.
Advisory: ART 4A or 5A; this course is included in the Book Arts & Paper Family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 14D DIGITAL ART & GRAPHICS4 Units
Formerly: ART 56
Introduction to using computers and software for painting, drawing, image processing, photo composites and typography. Emphasis on image making and creative problem solving.
Advisory: Familiarity with computer operating systems; ART 4A or GID 70; ART 5A; PHOT 1; not open to students with credit in ART 56.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 15A DIGITAL PAINTING I4 Units
Formerly: ART 14C & 86
Basic instruction using computers, digital tablets and software to produce digital paintings and images for artistic expression, design and illustration.
Advisory: Familiarity with current interface operations for desktop computers, laptops and digital tablets; not open to students with credit in ART 14C or 86.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 15B DIGITAL PAINTING II4 Units
Intermediate instruction using computers, digital tablets and software to produce digital paintings and images for artistic expression, design and illustration.
Prerequisite: ART 15A.
Advisory: Familiarity with current interface operations for desktop computers, laptops and digital tablets.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 19A OIL PAINTING I4 Units
Introduction to the theory and practice of basic oil painting, including the use of value, color and light to model the three-dimensional form.
Prerequisite: ART 4A.
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 19B ACRYLIC PAINTING I4 Units
Introduction to the theory and practice of basic acrylic painting, including the use of value, color and light to model the three-dimensional form.
Prerequisite: ART 4A.
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 19C OIL PAINTING II4 Units
Formerly: ART 47
The theory and practice of oil painting and continuation of Oil Painting I. Building on fundamental, oil painting skills to develop personalized style, complex subject matter, color theory and composition.
Prerequisites: ART 4A and 19A.
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting Family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 47.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 19D ACRYLIC PAINTING II4 Units
The theory and practice of acrylic painting and continuation of ART 19B. Building on fundamental, acrylic painting skills to develop personalized style, complex subject matter, color theory and composition.
Prerequisites: ART 4A and 19B.
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 19E OIL PAINTING III4 Units
A continuation of ART 19B with emphasis on processes rather than techniques. Primary concerns include shaped canvasses, glazing techniques, ideas, expression, and aesthetics relating to the oil medium.
Prerequisites: ART 19A and 19B.
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 19F ACRYLIC PAINTING III4 Units
Continuation of ART 19D with emphasis on processes rather than techniques. Problems in class will relate to aesthetic concerns of idea, content and expression within the acrylic medium.
Prerequisites: ART 19B and 19D.
Advisory: This course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 19L PAINTING LABORATORY1 Unit
Supervised studio practice in painting projects.
Corequisite: ART 19A, 19B or 19C.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 20A COLOR I3 Units
A fundamental course in color and its creative application.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 20B COLOR II3 Units
Continued practice in creative application of color theory with emphasis on the study of perception, simultaneous contrast and Munsell theory.
Prerequisite: ART 20A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 36 HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN4 Units
A study of the development of visual communication in art, graphic design, illustration and popular culture. Emphasis on the role, impact and interpretation of images, symbols, and typography used in informative and persuasive media.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 1 or GRDS 36.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 37 ETCHING & INTAGLIO PRINTING4 Units
Formerly: ART 75
Introduction to printing processes, exploring the techniques of embossing, drypoint, engraving, line etching, aquatint and chine-colle. Theory and practice making images for limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: Tthis course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 75 or GID 42.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 38 RELIEF PRINTING4 Units
Introduction to relief printing processes, exploring the techniques of embossing, linoleum block, and collagraph printing. Theory and practice making images for limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in GID 44.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 39 SCREENPRINTING4 Units
Introduction to screen printing processes, exploring the techniques of hand-cut stencils , direct-drawn stencils and photographic processes. Theory and practice making images for limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in GID 46.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 40 PRINT ARTS I4 Units
Formerly: ART 69
Introduction to the printmaking processes of relief, intaglio, screenprinting and monoprinting. Theory and practice making limited-edition and one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: ART 4A and 5A; this course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 69, GID 38 or GRDS 69;
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 44 CERAMIC SCULPTURE3 Units
Studio practice in designing and creating original ceramic sculpture.
Prerequisite: ART 45A.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ART 44L or 45LX; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 44L CERAMICS LABORATORY.5 Unit
Supervised studio practice in ceramics processes related to skills and materials being presented in ART 44. During art 44L students will work on basic techniques demonstrated in Art 44 such as creating ceramic sculpture by using additive and subtractive building methods, the use of armatures, and methods of surface decoration.
Corequisite: ART 44.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 45A BEGINNING CERAMICS HANDBUILDING4 Units
An introduction to basic ceramic hand-building techniques, and its historical and contemporary significance. This class will introduce ceramic hand-building techniques including pinching, coil, and slab construction, as well as examine various high and low-fire glazing techniques. In addition to sculpting and constructing hand built vessels students will examine, critically discuss, analyze and write about clay, glaze and hand-building techniques, tools, ceramic terminology and processes of historical and contemporary clay hand-built vessels. Students will learn ceramic vocabulary, and participate in verbal and written class critiques.
Advisory: This course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 45AL CERAMICS LABORATORY.5 Unit
Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, skills, and materials presented in ART 45A beginning handbuilding. During art 45AL, students will on basic techniques demonstrated during Art 45A such as pinching, coil, and slab construction, as well as examine various high and low-fire glazing techniques.
Corequisite: ART 45A.
Advisories: Pass/No Pass; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 45B BEGINNING CERAMICS POTTER'S WHEEL4 Units
An introduction to throwing on the potter's wheel, and its historical and contemporary significance. This class will introduce the process of wedging clay, centering a pot, pulling a wall, shaping processes, and trimming techniques to complete well balanced forms on the potter's wheel. In addition to gaining expertise in wheel-throwing, students will examine, discuss, critique and write about the techniques, tools, ceramic terminology and processes of historical and contemporary thrown clay vessels. Students will use ceramic vocabulary in verbal and written class critiques.
Advisory: This course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Humanities
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 45BL CERAMICS LABORATORY.5 Unit
Supervised studio practice in ceramics processes, related to skills and materials being presented in ART 45B. Students will work on basic techniques demonstrated in ART 45B such as wedging clay, centering a pot, pulling a wall, shaping processes, and trimming techniques to complete well balanced forms on the potter's wheel.
Corequisite: ART 45B.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 45C ADVANCED CERAMICS3 Units
Laboratory practice in throwing advanced forms on the potter's wheel, combining hand-built and wheel-thrown forms, glazing these forms, and understanding kiln loading and firing procedures.
Prerequisites: ART 45A and 45B.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ART 45CL; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 45CL CERAMICS LABORATORY.5 Unit
Supervised studio practice in ceramics processes, related to skills and materials being presented in ART 45C. Students will work on advanced level wheel throwing and hand-building techniques, solve technical construction issues such as slumping and cracking that arise with wheel throwing and hand-building processes, and demonstrate increased visual awareness by presenting and discussing three dimensional ceramic projects.
Corequisite: ART 45C.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 45F LOW-TEMPERATURE CERAMIC FIRING & GLAZING TECHNIQUES3 Units
Studio practice in the glazing and firing of ceramic pieces using four low-temperature methods: electric kiln oxidation firing, luster firing, raku firing and pit firing.
Prerequisites: ART 45A or 45B.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ART 45FL; this course is included in the Ceramic Surface family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 45FL CERAMICS LABORATORY.5 Unit
Supervised studio practice in ceramic processes, related to assignments, skills, and materials presented in ART 45F low-temperature ceramic firing & glazing techniques. Students work independently, with individual guidance from an instructor on a need or request basis. Students will work on pre-firing glazing and preparation for pit-fire, raku, saggar, low-fire luster, and cone 04 glaze firings.
Corequisite: ART 45F.
Advisory: Pass/No Pass; this course is included in the Ceramic Surface family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 46B POTTER'S WHEEL II3 Units
Provides intermediate level instruction in clay processes covering intermediate wheel-throwing methods, glazing, decorating, and firing procedures. Explores technical problem solving, and creative design.
Prerequisites: ART 45B.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ART 45L; this course is included in the Ceramic Construction family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 47A WATERCOLOR I4 Units
Formerly: ART 47
Study of transparent and opaque watercolor techniques. Emphasis on basic techniques of painting and composition.
Advisory: ART 4A or 5A; ART 4B, 20A; this course is included in the Painting family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in ART 47.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 47B WATERCOLOR II4 Units
Study of intermediate techniques using transparent and opaque water-media. Emphasis on intermediate techniques of painting, composition, and design.
Prerequisite: ART 47A.
Advisory: ART 4A or 5A; ART 4B, 20A; this course is included in the Painting family of activity courses.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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ART 49 MONOPRINTING4 Units
Introduction to monoprinting processes, exploring the techniques of painting, drawing and stencils to make unique prints. Theory and practice making images for one-of-a-kind fine art prints.
Advisory: This course is included in the Printmaking family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in GID 48.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ART1-4 Units
This course of study provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Art beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week, per unit, as determined by unit value of the contracted project or course of study; 36-144 total hours. (0 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ART 72 STUDIO ART PORTFOLIO PREPARATION4 Units
Preparation, organization, and assembly of previous and current artwork to create a cohesive studio art portfolio. This course enables students and practicing artists the preparation in creating a professional portfolio for transfer into higher institutions, career opportunities, art exhibitions, art competitions, funding, or professional practice. Documenting work, writing artist statements, practice interviews, and assembling portable portfolios are included in this course.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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ART 73 PAPER ARTS I4 Units
Formerly: ART 30
Introduction to the skills and techniques of the paper arts. Mold and cast hand-made paper from various cultures. Embedded and surface structural and decorative techniques. Construction of basic paper making tools. Exploration of paper as applied to print arts, book arts and graphic design projects. History of papermaking. Emphasis on materials, processes and techniques while exploring form and content.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in GID 30 or 73.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 
ART 96 BOOK ARTS I4 Units
Introduction to the skills and techniques of the book arts. Students will learn construction and mounting skills for books, boxes and portfolios. Traditional and non-traditional binding formats include stab, accordion, concertina and signature sewing. Emphasis on form building while exploring content and narrative.
Advisory: This course is included in the Book Arts & Paper family of activity courses; not open to students with credit in GID 90 or GRDS 96.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Spring quarter.
 


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