Offered by Department of Art and Art History
College of Fine Arts and Humanities
- ART 800P - Drawing - 3 hours
- Experimentation in form, value, line, color, and pictorial composition is encouraged as a means toward individual expression.
Open to students who have completed basic courses in drawing composition.
- ART 803 - Art Education Research Methods - 3 hours
- This is a required "Arts Based Educational Research" (ABER) class. This course prepares the student for coursework and the
final research paper within the ABER rationale. This class includes the development of research and writing skills and becoming
proficient in APA style. In addition to Arts Based Education Research, other methodologies include case studies, action
research and qualitative and quantitative research.
- ART 805P - History of 19th Century Art - 3 hours
- A study of the development of 19th Century art in Europe and America: Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and
- ART 807P - Art Methods for Young Children - 3 hours
- This interactive course is designed to give you a new perspective on planning and implementing developmentally appropriate art
programs for children from birth through age eight. Topics include curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and program planning in
addition to several historical perspectives and theories of child development and best practices for early childhood art
education. We will examine key concepts as they relate to specific art activities. Graduate students will conduct research on a
selected topic. Recommended prerequisite of a basic or advanced design course which provides fundamental training in art elements
and principles with an emphasis on art materials, processes and the development of a basic art vocabulary.
- ART 809P - History of Nebraska Art - 1-3 hours
- A survey of art and artists in 19th and 20th century Nebraska and how their art relates to the history of art in western
civilization. Unique characteristics of regional art forms are examined and discussed.
- ART 811 - Behavior Management in the Art Classroom - 3 hours
- Managing student behaviors in the art classroom is a complex undertaking. Art teachers must maintain a delicate balance
between meeting the needs of the whole group by maintaining social order and also meeting the unique needs of each student. To
add to that mix, very often students who have identified behavior disorders are included in the art classroom under the auspices
of providing the least restrictive environment for them. This course will help teachers devise both learning and behavioral
strategies when student behaviors become an issue in the art classroom.
- ART 812 - Curriculum Development & Assessment in PK-12 Classrooms - 3 hours
- This course is an exploration of the many aspects involved in developing an art curriculum. Included is curriculum as a body
of knowledge to be transmitted, as a product, as a process, and as praxis. Students will choose their grade level focus and will
write a yearly curriculum. Tied to curriculum is assessment. Assessment is considered difficult to accomplish in art. Drawing on
current theories and visible practices in the qualitative assessment of art, strategies will be presented which address criteria
for authentic assessment in art using transparent, logical, and intuitive methods.
- ART 825 - Intercultural Aesthetics & Pedagogical Practice - 3 hours
- This course explores the history and theories of the development of aesthetics in art. Course requirements include directed
reading and special investigation of traditional and current trends in aesthetic theories in relationship to diverse world
cultures. Appropriate application to the K-12 art classroom will be explored.
- ART 826 - Non-Western Art History: Selected Topics - 3 hours
- This course is a graduate level survey of the art and architecture of various cultural regions around the world. Areas of the
world will be selected by the professor teaching the course according to his/her area of expertise. The goal of this course is
to consider the interrelationship between the visual properties of art objects and the social and cultural contexts of their
- ART 828 - Creative Photography - 3 hours
- The primary goal of this course will be to explore photography technically, visually, and conceptually. This course will
explore the artistic potential of photography via digital technologies. We will start with an overview on the basics of
photography as they pertain to using digital cameras and digital output and move onto exploring some of the major concepts and
visual theories on photography. This course will culminate into an original body of photographic work.
- ART 840P - Special Problems in Art History - 1-3 hours
- Course by appointment. Research on specific problems which may involve historical, philosophical, aesthetic or critical
aspects of art.
- ART 843P - Independent Study in Art - 1-4 hours
- Special investigation in any art area may be pursued on the approval of the Department of Art; course will be handled by
appointment. Special materials fee will be assessed as needed.
- ART 844 - History, Theories and Philosophies of Art Education - 3 hours
- Students will learn about the development of American art education by examining historical ideas and practices and current
theories and philosophies. Influences of society on art education and the impact of art and art education in a democratic
society will be explored.
- ART 845 - Multicultural Art in the Elementary and Secondary Curriculum - 3 hours
- This course explores the art of many cultures and enhances the teaching of art to a culturally diverse student body. Problems
and issues of teaching art from cultures other than one's own will be addressed. Multiple aesthetic perspectives will be
examined and debated.
- ART 846 - Seminar in Art Education - 3 hours
- A study of the philosophies of art education; investigation of current practices and techniques used.
- ART 848 - Art for Students with Diverse Needs - 3 hours
- Students in this course will be instructed on methodologies for teaching students with physical, mental and emotional
disabilities, gifted students, the very young and the elderly.
- ART 849 - Art Across the Curriculum - 3 hours
- This class explores the methods for incorporating art into other subjects and other subjects into art. Students in this class
will learn how to develop interdisciplinary (integrated) lessons which address multiple intelligences, are intellectually
stimulating and help develop children's problem-solving skills.
- ART 850 A, B, C, D, E, F - Painting - 1-6 hours
- Research in advanced problems in painting. A student may take a total of nine hours of ART 850A through ART 850F. (A is 1 hour; B is 2 hours; C is 3 hours; D is 4 hours; E is 5 hours;
F is 6 hours.)
- ART 851 A, B, C, D, E, F - Sculpture - 1-6 hours
- Research in advanced problems in sculpture. A student may take a total of nine hours of ART 851A through ART 851F. (A is 1 hour; B is 2 hours; C is 3 hours; D is 4 hours; E is 5 hours; F
is 6 hours.) Special materials fee of $100.
- ART 852 A, B, C, D, E, F - Ceramics - 1-6 hours
- Research in advanced problems in ceramics. A student may take a total of nine hours of ART 852A through ART 852F. (A is 1 hour; B is 2 hours; C is 3 hours; D is 4 hours; E is 5 hours; F is 6 hours.)
Special materials fee of $80.
- ART 853 A, B, C, D, E, F - Printmaking - 1-6 hours
- Research in advanced problems in various printing techniques. A student may take a total of nine hours of ART 853A through ART 853F. (A is 1 hour; B is 2 hours; C is 3 hours; D is 4
hours; E is 5 hours; F is 6 hours.) Special materials fee of $90.
- ART 854 - Special Problems in Art History - 1-3 hours
- Advanced research on specific problems which may involve historical, philosophical, aesthetic or critical aspects of art.
- ART 855 - Art Education in American Culture - 3 hours
- This course will explore questions about American culture and the historical impact visual art education has had on culture
and how culture has impacted art education. Students will examine art education's current cultural role in a pluralistic society.
- ART 856 - Visual Culture & Studio Practice - 3 hours
- The primary goal of this course will be to explore what Visual Culture means. Students will create expressive works of art
using contemporary art practices which reflect the ideas of Visual Culture. This work will be disseminated using the internet
and its resources like Flickr, Facebook, and YouTube.
- ART 857 - Digital Art - 3 hours
- Exploration into digital image making and visual story telling with an emphasis in digital technology. Students are expected
to have a working knowledge of the computer os as well as photoshop and/or painter.
- ART 860 - Seminar in Art Criticism and Philosophy - 3 hours
- Aesthetics and philosophy of art criticism for advanced students.
- ART 861 - Art of the Americas: Native American & Latino Art History - 3 hours
- This course presents an overview of the cultures and arts of the Americas: traditional to contemporary and pre-colonial to
present. A focus will be placed on select tribes or cultures from the Southwest, The West, Northwest Coast, Mesoamerica, Mexico,
and contemporary Hispanic/Latino Americans. Exploration of various art forms may include architecture, pottery, basketry,
pictographs, sculpture, textiles, painting, printmaking, photography, mixed media, performance art, and film. Finally this
course will address the affects of cross-cultural exchange, cultural genocide, and modern technologies on the art of the
- ART 865 - Directed Reading - 3 hours
- Supervised study and research in an area approved by the instructor. By permission of instructor only.
- ART 870 A, B, C, D - Independent Study - 1-4 hours
- Advanced individual research pursued at the approval of the Department of Art. (A is 1 hour; B is 2 hours; C is 3 hours; D is 4 hours.) Special materials fee will be assessed as needed.
By permission of instructor only.
- ART 872P - Women in Art - 3 hours
- This course analyzes women's artistic role in their societies and highlights pertinent issues in each individual period.
"Women in Art" is a chronological survey from the prehistoric era through the end of the twentieth century.
- ART 873 - Modern Art History - 3 hours
- ART 873 is a graduate level survey of art in the western world from 1900 to the present. The course revisits the questions:
What is art? How can we define modernity? Is there "progress" in the visual arts? And what is modern art? Additionally, this
course asks, what is Post Modern art and is it different from modern art? If so, how? Overarching themes, such as modernism,
progress, the concept of the avant-garde and its uneasy relation with the general public, vision and reality, and the functions
of the artist in society, are explored through time. Three main units will be outlined - European Art from 1900-1945, American
Art from 1945-1980, and Post Modern and Contemporary Art from 1980-Present. Works of individual artists and movements will be
examined within their social, religious, intellectual, and historical contexts.
- ART 875P - Cultural Studies Through Art - 3 hours
- The study of the visual arts and culture of a region or country through travel and research.
- ART 895 - Art Education Research Paper - 3 hours
- Prereq: completion of 27 hours of the program and ART 803
The development, research, and writing about a problem in Art Education under the supervision of a major Professor in the
discipline. By permission of graduate advisor.
- ART 896 - Thesis in Art Education - 6 hours
- Prereq: minimum of 27 hours toward the degree and ART 803
The student may elect to do a written or a creative thesis approved by the Department of Art. By permission of graduate advisor.
- ART 899P - Special Topics in Art - 3-6 hours
- Designed to meet special needs for students in Art Education, Art History, Graphic Design, and Studio Art. By permission of
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