ADDITIONAL Course Descriptions


ART 501. Graduate Seminar I (3)
This visiting lecture series will meet weekly during the Summer Intensive. The series will include different visiting artists from around the world with a wide perspective on the various approaches to art-making. This course will allow candidates the opportunity to develop and articulate the writing skills necessary for MFA level work, while expanding their influences.

ART 511. Process Investigation I (4)
This initial course is designed to offer a series of experiences that will help redefine and explore different approaches to artistic processes and to the student's area of study. The focus of the component lies clearly in the physical realm of craftsmanship as artistic-based research.

ART 536. Interdisciplinary Arts Seminar (var. 1-6)
This course emphasizes the essentially collaborative nature of artistic practice. It offers the opportunity to experiment with new kinds of collaborative relationships and to observe, create and discuss the artist's role in the transformation of ideas into collaborative works. Through three intensive collaborative projects, students engage with other artists and artistic practices and/or with various practitioners from other disciplines such as: dancers, scientists, actors, musicians, writers, mathematicians etc. as a means of realizing their artistic vision. May be repeated for credit as content changes.

ART 541. Graduate Critique I (3)
This course examines the interrelationship between theory and practice and the nature of artistic production as a form of research, while exploring various methods and approaches to critical evaluation of artistic process and product.

ART 600. Graduate Seminar II (3)
This visiting artist series will meet weekly during the Summer Intensive. The series will include different visiting artists from around the world with a wide perspective on the various approaches to art-making. This course will have individual studio visits with MFA candidates to discuss the process of their creative work.

ART 611. Process Investigation II (4)
This course combines contemporary theory with practical application to art making and craft.  In this applied (studio) course, candidates will attend seminars during the Summer Intensive for discussion and experiential work. Students will focus on ways art practices can influence aesthetics and develop a heighten sense of proprioception. 

ART 640. Graduate Critique II (3)
This course uncovers the various modalities and underpinnings inherent in producing, showing and spectating; it serves as an open platform for candidates to create, present, discuss and critique artwork.

ART 676. Special Topics in Art (var. 1-6)
Particular topics or themes in art. May be repeated for credit as content changes.



There are no other prerequisites necessary for these courses.

CSD 302. Acoustics (3)
Online course.  An introduction to scientific methodologies, physics of sound and elementary instrumentation related to human speech communication. 

CSD 303. Introduction to Language Disorders (3)
Online course. This lifespan course addresses the various language-based disorders of communication including language delays and disorders in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, language-based learning disabilities ( including co-morbidity with ADHD) and reading disorders in school-aged children and youth, and aphasias and dementias in adults.

CSD 304. Fundamentals of Hearing (3)
Online course. Concepts and principles relevant to the normal hearing processes: acoustics, gross anatomy, psychophysical methods and basic subjective correlates of the auditory system.

CSD 350. Special Topic (var. 1-4)
Online course. This course allows a special topic with regard to communication disorders to be offered.

CSD 387. Independent Study (var. 1-4)
Online course. This course will provide opportunity for independent examination of a topic regarding communication sciences and disorders and involve course reading and writing.

CSD 402. Audiologic Rehabilitation (3)
Online course. Methods in auditory training and speech reading with hearing-impaired individuals and overview of aural rehabilitation.