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This FIG offers the beginning art student the remaining foundation classes which are required for the Bachelor of Science in Art, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science in Art Education degree programs, as well as the graphic design options in both the Bachelor of Science in Art and Bachelor of Fine Arts.
The Art Department has been offering this FIG for the many years. Art majors are very enthusiastic about this program. They enjoy the sense of community and have reaped the benefits of beginning their undergraduate carees as a team, helping each other develop their technical drawing and design skills, while simultaneously being introduced to contemporary and historical practices in art.
Art 104: “Three-Dimensional Design” applys design principles to 3-D investigations. This is done through lectures, studio exercises, and discussions.
Art 107: “Introduction to Digital Forms” leads students through a series of projects that develop and hone their digital imaging skills and vocabulary. They will be asked to challenge themselves to consistently build upon existing skills and ideas, and to strive for excellence in the successful combination of idea and form in all their work.
Art 208: “Current Directions in Art” surveys the contemporary landscape of artists and art movements that are informing current art practices. This course provides the springboard for new art students to launch their own unique, artistic visions.
You are also strongly encouraged to sign up for Art 508: “Colloquium in Art.” This one-credit class will introduce you to nationally and internationally recognized art professionals.
Students enrolling in an Art FIG will be asked to provide their own laptops outfitted with Adobe Creative Cloud. Recommended systems are:
Memory upgrades and a three-year Apple Computer warranty strongly suggested.
In the main seminar, English 173: “American Identity,” we will read authors who explore ideas of identity, citizenship and the American Dream. This literature course will consider a series of “outsider” perspectives that present the gap between the ideals of America’s promises and the realities in contemporary American culture. Among the pieces we will explore are Sandra Cisneros classic short novel’s The House on Mango Street, Claudia Rankine’s ground-breaking book’s Citizen, Danez Smith’s Don't Call Us Dead poetry collection about the condition of black boys in a violent America, and selections from several brand new literature anthologies. In addition to introducing you to college-level literary analysis, writing, and discussions around challenging topics, this course will also focus on strategic planning for college success, including study tips, scheduling advice, and mental wellness techniques for managing stress. The other course in this FIG will add to our exploration by examining some of the larger forces shaping American society.
Sociology 125: “American Society: How it Really Works” — Explanation of U.S. performance in realizing the values of freedom, fairness, and democracy. Topics include markets, capitalism, democracy, capitalist democracy; class, race, and gender inequalities; militarism and U.S. international role; and U.S. electoral politics, media, and social mobilization.
The main seminar, Interdisciplinary L&S 215: “Communicating about Careers,” explores the meaning and value of a liberal arts and sciences education for careers in the global, technological, and multicultural workplace of the 21st century, regardless of your major. Through a series of individual and collaborative research and communication assignments that meet the learning objectives of the Communications B general education requirement, you will learn to critically analyze the career and education implications of a diverse and digital workplace, and to critically reflect on your own strengths and values as you prepare to connect your college work with lifelong career success. The special discussion section associated with this FIG will focus specifically on careers in the health professions. The content of the linked course will also inform our understanding of this topic.
Gender and Women’s Studies 103: “Women’s Bodies in Health and Disease” Examines both physiological and social processes relating to gender and health across the lifespan among cisgender, transgender, and non-binary individuals. Examples of topics include hormonal processes, reproductive anatomy & physiology, sexuality, sexual pleasure, chronic illness, depression, and sexual violence. A primary course objective is for students to connect information about their bodies and personal health to larger social and political contexts. In particular, the course considers how health and health disparities are shaped by multiple kind of social inequalities, particularly inequalities based on gender.
In Interdisciplinary Courses (L&S) 203: “Yoga in Poetry and Pose,” we will study yoga as it is taught and represented in the classic literary texts of several South Asian Cultures. In discussing poems and songs from traditions as diverse as Tibetan Buddhism, Kashmiri Shaivism, and Hindu Epic, we will examine how these expressions of yoga have impacted the lives of practitioners in different cultures and how they relate to yoga as it continues to be practiced in various forms today. Our readings will also look into connections between yoga and spiritual practices such as Sufi mysticism and Zen meditation. Students will apply what we are learning in our readings and discussions as we practice the physical postures and breathing techniques of yoga each Friday. No prior yoga experience is expected. The other course in this FIG will enhance our exploration of these topics.
Interdisciplinary Courses (SoHE) 201: “Belonging, Purpose, and the Ecology of Human Happiness: EcoYou” This class explores the art and science of purposeful living by integrating academic knowledge with issues real and relevant to students’ lives including: identity and belonging; happiness, purpose and meaning; self-awareness and self-presentation; romantic, peer and family relationships; material culture, consumer behavior and financial well-being; and connections to community, culture, and society. From the microbes that inhabit our guts to political revolutions sparked by a tweet, human lives are embedded in an ecology of complex, interdependent systems. Using the lens of human ecology, you will address “big questions” like: How am I connected to others and to larger systems? What brings happiness and works for the “greater good” in human lives? An overarching goal of the class is to help you understand yourself as embedded in the web of ever-evolving interconnected networks, an “EcoYou.” Human ecology is a systems approach to studying and understanding relationships between humans and their everyday environments; it is a civic and socially conscious orientation that is committed to understanding and improving the quality of human lives. Human ecology is inherently interdisciplinary drawing on research, theories and methods from diverse fields such as sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, public health, biology, and art and design.
Political Science 201: “Ecological Restoration as Civic Engagement”
This FIG considers what citizenship means in the context of contemporary environmental challenges. The main FIG seminar will explore ecological restoration practices as a contemporary mode of civic engagement. An accompanying spring break study away experience will involve working alongside local residents in sand dune and mangrove restoration projects on the northern coast of Puerto Rico. To prepare for this experience, the first half of the course will consider theoretical arguments about citizenship; engage with practices of ecological restoration as a way to deepen our understandings of environmentalism and ecology; review the complexities of the category of citizenship as it applies in Puerto Rico. Following spring break, the course will connect students with local ecological restoration efforts. Because the Study Away component in Puerto Rico is central to this course, it is a required component of this FIG. Scholarships will be available to help offset the cost of participation. All participants will receive an additional credit hour for completing the Study Away component of this FIG.
Environmental Studies 201: “Environmental Studies: The Humanistic Perspective” This course examines the following questions: What is "The Environment"? How are some "environments" rendered as "problems" in Environmental Studies? How do we understand the roots of global "environmentalisms" in terms of difference: among persons, between groups, and with respect to nonhumans? Starting with the idea that what is "environmental" are relations of the human and nonhuman, this course offers a global perspective on environmental humanities, introducing fields like philosophy, ethics and religion, literature, fine arts, history, and anthropology. Framing foundational Anglo-American perspectives like those of "nature" and the "post-human," students master key skills such as comparison to answer fundamental questions about diverse environmental experience and expression worldwide.