Western Civilization: Early Western World

This course is a survey of the major developments in European Civilization from the ancient Middle East, Greece and Rome, medieval period, Renaissance, and Reformation to early modern Europe (mid-1600s). Selected political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, and aesthetic elements that form present-day western civilization will be emphasized. The course will also emphasize the interchange of ideas between Asia, Africa, and the West, as well as an understanding of our cultural history as essential to the study of other cultures.

Religious History

A comparative study of the historical development, doctrine, and practices of the major varieties of Christianity or of other great world religions. Pertinent social factors and recent events will also be explored. The specific topic to be studied will change from semester to semester, and students may enroll again for up to a total of six credit hours as often as the study topic is changed. With certain topics students must be able to attend religious events or exhibits scheduled in the evening or on weekends. Humanities or social science credit.

Modern America

A survey of the political, economic, and social history of the United States from 1877 to the present.

American Foundations

A survey of the political, economic, and social history of the United States from the colonial era to 1877.

Independent Study

An opportunity for the interested student to pursue independently the study of some subject under the direction of a member(s) of the professional staff. Problems are designed and arrangements made to meet the needs of the individual students.

Graphic Design – Special Topics

This course allows the student to explore focus areas such as specific software, publications, printed material, and web page development. Since topics change, this course may be repeated for credit toward graduation up to eight credits. [32-32-64] Lab Fee

Portfolio Review

This course focuses on students developing their design portfolio. It will provide the student the opportunity to apply the combined understanding gained from earlier courses and projects to more fully realized work for a portfolio of designs which will prepare them for future design endeavors. A final portfolio review will be held at the end of the semester to provide a full evaluation of the student’s portfolio in preparation of entering the job market. [32–32–64] Lab Fee

Graphic Design Internship

This course provides the opportunity for the student to gain relevant career experience by being placed in a non-classroom environment that exposes them to modern business practices. Typically, local advertising agencies, graphic design firms, and printing houses are utilized to provide a valid work experience for the student. Students will either be placed by the instructor or can choose an internship location upon approval from the instructor.

Graphic Design Practicum

This course allows the student to work with the instructor through field-related experiences. The instructor works as the manager with the student on a variety of projects taken from business and industry. The course allows the student to gain experience and understanding of the field in a job-like environment. [16-80-96] Lab Fee

Design for New Media

This course takes what is learned in Design for the Web and expands beyond it. Through hands-on assignments the student will create and develop projects focusing on the design for web, multimedia and interactive environments. [32-32-64] Lab Fee