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    Metropolitan State University of Denver
   
 
  Sep 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions


This section of the Catalog includes course descriptions, listed alphabetically by discipline. The descriptions provide information on course numbers, titles, the level of instruction, credit, course sequence, content, and prerequisites as shown in the following example:

CHE 2100 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
Credits: 5
Prerequisite: CHE 1100
Description: A study of the elements of organic and biological chemistry. This course satisfies requirements for nursing programs and other fields requiring a survey of organic and biological chemistry.

The first two to four letters, called the course subject code, represent the area of study or discipline, e.g., CHE represents chemistry. The course number follows the course subject code, e.g., 2100. The first digit in a four-digit course number designates the level of instruction. Only courses numbered 1000 or above will be included in credits toward a degree. Courses with numbers up to and including 1999 are primarily for freshmen, 2000 through 2999 primarily for sophomores, 3000 through 3999 primarily for juniors, and 4000 through 4999 primarily for seniors. In general, students should not take courses above the level of their class (based upon semester hours earned), but they may do so at one level above if they have the specified prerequisites. In special cases, students may be permitted to take courses more than one level above that designated for their class if they obtain the permission of their advisor and of the faculty member teaching the course and if they meet the prerequisite requirements. Course descriptions provide a summary of the content of the course. If a prerequisite must be met before a student can register for a course, this information is listed above the course description. Attributes, such as Multicultural, General Studies, or Guaranteed Transfer, are listed after the course description. A list of courses being offered in a given semester, instructors, class meeting times, and locations is described in the Class Schedule located on the Office of the Registrar’s website, msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules.

Types of Courses

  • Regular courses appear in this section of the University Catalog and are offered on a regular basis.
  • Independent study courses provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of a topic of special interest. Independent study courses are specified as 498_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Independent study courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Special topics or omnibus courses are temporary courses that are not listed in the Catalog. They may be used to pilot-test a course, present a special topic, or provide a unique, experiential-learning opportunity. Omnibus courses use a specified range of course numbers: 190_, 290_, 390_, 490_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Omnibus courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Variable topics courses allow courses of varying titles under an overall theme or “umbrella” course. Variable topic courses include an alpha character in the course number and are published in the Class Schedule.
 

Anthropology

   •  ANT 3920 - Biocultural Interactions: Anthropological Perspectives in Evolutionary Medicine
   •  ANT 4251 - Advanced Ethnographic Field Experience
   •  ANT 4400 - Recent Issues in Anthropology: Variable Topics
   •  ANT 4410 - Paleopathology: The Archaeology of Disease
   •  ANT 4420 - Applied Anthropology
   •  ANT 4710 - Advanced Archaeological Field Research

Architecture

   •  ARCH 2001 - Introduction to Architecture
   •  ARCH 2002 - Architectural Design-Studio 1
   •  ARCH 2003 - Building Structures
   •  ARCH 3001 - Architectural Interior Design
   •  ARCH 3002 - Architectural Design-Studio 2
   •  ARCH 3003 - Digital Presentations in Architecture

Art

   •  ART 1101 - Studio Foundations: 2D
   •  ART 1141 - Studio Foundations: Drawing
   •  ART 1212 - Non-Majors Ceramics: Handbuilding
   •  ART 1213 - Non-Majors Ceramics: Wheelthrowing
   •  ART 1251 - Jewelry and Metals for Non-Art Majors
   •  ART 1261 - Painting for Non-Art Majors
   •  ART 1271 - Film Photography for Non-Majors
   •  ART 1273 - Digital Capture for Non-Art Majors
   •  ART 1300 - Woods: Materials and Fabrication
   •  ART 1501 - Studio Foundations: 3D
   •  ART 1505 - The Visual Journal
   •  ART 1531 - Studio Foundations: 4D
   •  ART 2241 - Drawing II: Color
   •  ART 2611 - Beginning Ceramics: Handbuilding
   •  ART 2613 - Beginning Ceramics: Wheelthrowing
   •  ART 2641 - Color Drawing: Wet and Dry
   •  ART 2643 - Figure Drawing: Wet and Dry
   •  ART 2651 - Beginning Jewelry
   •  ART 2653 - Beginning Metalsmithing
   •  ART 2661 - Beginning Painting: Acrylic and Oil
   •  ART 2666 - Beginning Painting: Watermedia
   •  ART 2671 - Beginning Photography: Film and Darkroom
   •  ART 2673 - Beginning Photography: Digital Capture
   •  ART 2681 - Printmaking I
   •  ART 2682 - Beginning Printmaking: Screen Printing and Monotype
   •  ART 2683 - Beginning Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief
   •  ART 2691 - Beginning Sculpture: Woods and Assembly
   •  ART 2693 - Beginning Sculpture: Metals and Fabrication
   •  ART 2781 - Lithography
   •  ART 3101 - Professional Practices I
   •  ART 3215 - Moldmaking and Casting
   •  ART 3235 - Video Art
   •  ART 3244 - Advanced Figure Drawing
   •  ART 3266 - Community Painting: The Mural
   •  ART 3301 - The Artist's Book
   •  ART 3391 - Fiber Structures
   •  ART 3393 - Electronics and Experimental Systems
   •  ART 3591 - Digital Fabrication
   •  ART 3612 - Intermediate Ceramics
   •  ART 3613 - Pattern Networks
   •  ART 3637 - Socially Engaged Art
   •  ART 3639 - Performance Art
   •  ART 3642 - Intermediate Drawing
   •  ART 3652 - Intermediate Jewelry and Metalsmithing
   •  ART 3653 - Miniature Casting Methods
   •  ART 3655 - Enameling Processes
   •  ART 3662 - Intermediate Painting
   •  ART 3663 - Painting and New Contexts
   •  ART 3666 - Advanced Watermedia
   •  ART 3672 - Intermediate Photography
   •  ART 3677 - Experimental Photography
   •  ART 3682 - Intermediate Printmaking
   •  ART 3692 - Intermediate Sculpture
   •  ART 3701 - Professional Practices II
   •  ART 3711 - Current Practices in Ceramics
   •  ART 3980 - Internship in Art
   •  ART 4030 - Variable Topics in Integrated Media
   •  ART 4101 - Advanced Interdisciplinary Studio
   •  ART 4266 - Unraveling the Figure
   •  ART 4601 - Installation Art
   •  ART 4643 - Drawing in Space
   •  ART 4644 - Drawing Identity
   •  ART 4701 - Studio Art Senior Experience: Exhibition and Thesis
   •  ART 4703 - Student Teaching and Seminar: Elementary K-6
   •  ART 4704 - Student Teaching and Seminar: Secondary 7-12
   •  ART 4710 - Art Senior Experience
   •  ART 4801 - Studio Assistantship
   •  ART 4841 - Directed Studies in Ceramics
   •  ART 4842 - Directed Studies in Communication Design
   •  ART 4843 - Directed Studies in Digital Art
   •  ART 4844 - Directed Studies in Drawing
   •  ART 4845 - Directed Studies in Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing
   •  ART 4846 - Directed Studies in Painting
   •  ART 4847 - Directed Studies in Photography
   •  ART 4848 - Directed Studies in Printmaking
   •  ART 4849 - Directed Studies in Sculpture
   •  ART 4873 - Photography Assistantship

Art Education

   •  ARTE 2060 - The Arts and Creative Thinking
   •  ARTE 3601 - Introduction to Art Education: History and Philosophy
   •  ARTE 3605 - Creating an Inclusive Art Classroom: Curriculum and Instruction
   •  ARTE 4202 - Elementary Art Education: Curriculum and Instruction
   •  ARTE 4203 - Secondary Art Education: Curriculum and Instruction
   •  ARTE 4302 - Field Experience: Art Education Elementary
   •  ARTE 4303 - Field Experience: Art Education Secondary
   •  ARTE 4701 - Student Teaching and Seminar: Art Education K-12
   •  ARTE 4715 - Professional Practicum in Art Education
   •  ARTE 4850 - Directed Studies for Art Educators

Art History, Theory and Criticism

   •  ARTH 1500 - Art and Visual Literacy
 

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