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Core Knowledge Area: Artistic Knowledge and Experience

Learning Outcome: Demonstrate knowledge of, or experience in, artistic traditions and expressions.

The study of art is essential for a complete education of the whole person because it fosters a search for truth and a respect for the human person.  Artistic expression and knowledge in the core curriculum encourages students to develop critical habits of the mind and ethical standards of behavior in their preparation for life. The core curriculum will provide students with the opportunity to engage in the arts, through creative processes as well as through formal study; and to explore non-linear modes of thinking, problem-solving and expression. "Art" is understood to encompass any and all forms of artistic expression, including but not limited to, music, theater, film, and visual and plastic arts.

Competencies: By way of example, Loyola graduates should be able to:

   

Artistic Knowledge and Experience Courses (3 credit hours required)

In order to satisfy the Core Artistic Knowledge and Experience requirement, a student must successfully complete three credit hours.  This may be accomplished by taking one three credit hour class or by taking a combination of one credit hour or two credit hour classes.

CLST 206: Art of Ancient Greece (Formerly CLST 306)
This course is an introduction to the art of the ancient Greeks from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic period (to c. 50 B.C.E.).

Outcome: Students will be able to better focus on, observe, describe and analyze objects of ancient Greek art, to introduce thoughtfully the considered views of others, and to formulate their own fresh interpretations and viewpoints about how and why such art was produced and what it means.
CLST 207: Art of the Roman World (Formerly CLST 207)
This course is an introduction to the art of the Roman world from c. 1000 B.C.E. to about AD 400.

Outcome:
Students will be able to better describe and analyze ancient Roman era art and to formulate arguments and interpretations about how and why such art was produced and how it may be interpreted.
COMM 274: Introduction to Cinema
This course is an introduction to the study of cinema as a complex medium of communication. Provides students with the basic terminology, observational skills and theoretical background for the study of film aesthetics, language, cultural analysis, history and the production of cinematic texts.

Outcome:
Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic approaches to film studies such as formal analysis, critical practices, and narrative studies.
DANC 111: Ballet Dance I - Theory and Technique
2 credit hours
This course is an introduction to the concepts and vocabulary at the foundation of classical ballet. An introductory dance class provides students with the opportunity to develop cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills.

Outcome: Students demonstrate competency on an immediate basis as they physically perform continuously throughout the lesson. Dance refines critical thinking skills through ongoing problem solving, arranging and connecting patterns, experience of cause/effect, understanding the relationship of parts to the whole, continuous assessment and integration of domains. Students will experience opportunities for grace and expressiveness in movement communication.
DANC 121: Modern Dance I - Theories and Techniques
2 credit hours
This course is an introduction to the concepts and vocabulary at the foundation of classical modern dance technique. An introductory dance class provides students with the opportunity develop cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills.

Outcome: Students demonstrate competency on an immediate basis as they physically perform continuously throughout the lesson. Dance refines critical thinking skills through ongoing problem solving, arranging and connecting patterns, experience of cause/effect, understanding the relationship of parts to the whole, continuous assessment and integration of domains. Students will experience opportunities for grace and expressiveness in movement communication.
DANC 131: Jazz Dance I - Theories and Techniques
2 credit hours
This course is an introduction to the concepts and vocabulary at the foundation of classical jazz dance technique. An introductory dance class provides students with the opportunity develop cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills.

Outcome: Students demonstrate competency on an immediate basis as they physically perform continuously throughout the lesson. Dance refines critical thinking skills through ongoing problem solving, arranging and connecting patterns, experience of cause/effect, understanding the relationship of parts to the whole, continuous assessment and integration of domains. Students will experience opportunities for grace and expressiveness in movement communication.
ENGL 284: Introduction to Film History
This course is an introduction to the history and aesthetics of film.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the history of film and will be able to engage in close readings of films.
ENGL 317: The Writing of Poetry
This course goes in-depth into the reading and writing of poetry.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of the critical skills necessary for discussing, analyzing and formulating arguments about poetry, and will produce a portfolio of original poems.
ENGL 318: The Writing of Fiction
Students participate in 2-dimensional artistic production through the experience of mixed media, including drawing, painting and computer design.

Outcome: Students will be able to produce new ideas and explore what it is to be human through experiential non-discursive learning.
FNAR 113: Drawing I
Students participate in artistic production through the experience of drawing.

Outcome: Students will be able to produce new ideas and explore what it is to be human through experiential non-discursive learning.
FNAR 114: Painting I
Students participate in an artistic production through the experience of painting.

Outcome: Students will be able to produce new ideas and explore what it is to be human through experiential non-discursive learning.
FNAR 115: Photography I
An introduction to the equipment, materials, processes and philosophy of black and white photography as an art form and means of visual communication. An adjustable 35mm camera is required.

Outcome:  Students will be able to apply knowledge of camera and darkroom techniques to creative and expressive ends; visually demonstrate an understanding of the relationships among subject, technique, aesthetics, form, and content; and be able to formulate critical judgments and communicate those ideas in both written and oral form.
FNAR 120: Ceramics - Handbuilding
Students participate in artistic production through the experience of ceramics.

Outcome: Students will be able to produce new ideas and explore what it is to be human through experiential non-discursive learning.
FNAR 121: Ceramics - Wheel throwing
An introduction to the potters wheel.  Students learn basic throwing skills, explore utilitarian design concepts, and learn to balance spontaneous and practiced approaches to process. Emphasis is on the successful integration of craft and personal expression.

Outcome:  Students will be able to demonstrate basic wheelthrowing and glaze techniques; demonstrate creative strategies and critical evaluation of the creative process; demonstrate an understanding of both historical and contemporary approaches to the medium and the role of the Ceramic artist in cultures past and present.
FNAR 124: Sculpture I
Students participate in artistic production through the experience of sculpture.

Outcome: Students will be able to produce new ideas and explore what it is to be human through experiential non-discursive learning.
FNAR 199: Art and Visual Culture
This course is an introduction to the principles of art and their application to broader visual culture.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of, or experience in, artistic traditions and expressions.
FNAR 200: Art History: Prehistory to Renaissance
This course examines the history of art from its beginnings, focusing on art of historical periods and civilizations from ancient times through the medieval era in the ancient Near East and Western Europe.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of, or experience in, artistic traditions and expressions.
FNAR 201: Art History: Renaissance to Modern
This course examines the development of art in Western culture from the Renaissance to the modern era of the twentieth century.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of, or experience in, artistic traditions and expressions.
FNAR 202: Modern Art
This course examines the origins and development of modern art in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of, or experience in, artistic traditions and expressions.
LITR 264: Italian Film Genre
This course focuses on major Italian films from the period between 1947 and 2002 in order to give students an overview of the dramatic economic, social and political changes in Italian society over the last 55 years.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the Italian art film tradition.
LITR 285: Literature and Opera
This course will provide an introduction to opera as a sublime form of art that is created through a complex interaction between literature and music.  The course requires attendance at live opera performances and the reading of key works of literature associated with operas under discussion.

Outcome:  Students will learn how to analyze operas and the relation of operas to the literary texts and other sources that they are based on.  Student will gain an understanding and appreciation of opera and its effect on audiences through attendance at live performances at Chicago's Lyric Opera.
MUSC 101: Music: Art of Listening
This course focuses on the acquisition and enhancement of music listening skills.

Outcome: Students will be able to use musical terminology to identify the progression of musical events and will be able to recognize various musical styles and genres.
MUSC 102: Class Piano for Beginners
This course presents the basic theoretic principles of music and allows students to participate in the creation or performance of artistic expression as a member of a group.

Outcome: Students will be able to read/play music in both treble and bass clefs.
MUSC 103: Class Guitar for Beginners
This course presents the basic theoretic principles of music and allows students to participate in the creation or performance of artistic expression as a member of a group.

Outcome: Students will be able to read/play music in both treble and bass clefs.
MUSC 105: Orchestra
Through practicing, coaching with professional musicians, rehearsing, and performing orchestral music, students learn how to solve technical problems and apply those solutions to a public performance. Students across the university participate in the university orchestra, making it one of the few places in the curriculum where students from different disciplines can participate in an activity as a unified community.

Outcome: Students will be able to present a public performance as part of the University Orchestra.
MUSC 106: Guitar Ensemble
1 credit hour
This ensemble is devoted to the study, rehearsal and performance of appropriate literature from all periods and styles.

Outcome: Students will be able to present a public performance as part of the Guitar Ensemble.
MUSC 107: Chorus
1 credit hour
This ensemble is devoted to the study, rehearsal and performance of appropriate literature from all periods and styles.

Outcome: Students will be able to present a public performance as part of the University Chorus.
MUSC 108: Liturgical Choir: Cantorum
SATB ensembles providing music for the Sunday liturgies in Madonna della Strada Chapel and other university liturgical functions. Repertoire includes both traditional and contemporary music.

Outcome:  Personal satisfaction and thrill of being a member of a liturgical choir and being a vital part in the making of beautiful music.
MUSC 109: Jazz Band
1 credit hour
This ensemble is devoted to the study, rehearsal and performance of appropriate literature from all periods and styles.

Outcome: Students will be able to present a public performance as part of the Jazz Band.
MUSC 110: Wind Ensemble
1 credit hour
This ensemble is devoted to the study, rehearsal and performance of appropriate literature from all periods and styles.

Outcome: Students will be able to present a public performance as part of the Wind Ensemble.
MUSC 142: Class Voice for Beginners
This course presents the basic theoretic principles of music and allows students to participate in the creation or performance of artistic expression as a member of a group.

Outcome: Students will be able to read/play music in both treble and bass clefs.
MUSC 282: Applied Music: Classical Guitar
Private and small group lessons in guitar; Performance opportunities: performance class, hearing before faculty, optional musicale and/or recital. Ordinarily music majors may accumulate up to 8 hours for credit.

Outcome:  Functional to advanced performance ability in this area that is based on skills development and repertoire expansion and enhancement.
MUSC 284: Applied Music: Piano
Private and small group lessons in piano. Performance opportunities; performance class, hearing before faculty, optional musicale and/or recital. With permission of the chairperson, music majors mayenroll for two hours of credit -to a total of 12 hours-for rapid skill development or senior recital preparation. It is usual, however, for music majors to accumulate 8 hours of credit in applied music.

Outcome:  Functional to advanced performance ability in this area that is based on skills development and repertoire expansion and enhancement
MUSC 285: Applied Music: Voice
Private lessons in voice. Performance opportunities: performance class, hearing before faculty, optional musicale and/or recital. With permission of the chairperson, music majors may enroll for two hours of credit-to a total of 12 hours-for rapid skill development or senior recital preparation. It is usual, however, for music majors to accumulate 8 hours of credit in applied music.  

Outcome:  Functional to advanced performance ability in this area that is based on skills development and repertoire expansion and enhancement.
THTR 100:  Introduction to the Theatrical Experience
This course is an introductory study of the theatrical art form and its contemporary production practice.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and appreciation for, theatrical performance, and will participate in the production of an original one-act play.
THTR 252: Introduction to Theatrical Design
This course is an introductory studio course in theatrical design that teaches students how to make clear, unified decisions using theatrical design as its medium.

Outcome: Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of, and appreciation for, theatrical performance, and will design costumes, scenery and lighting for a designated play text.
THTR 261: Beginning Acting
This course is an introduction to contemporary acting theories and techniques. It is designed for students who are interested in study of the performing arts, but who are not majoring or minoring in the Department of Theatre.

Outcome: Students will develop skills in observation, concentration and imagination, as well as script analysis critical skills. Methods of acting technique may be applied to evaluate performance in other art forms and life circumstances, enhance artistic appreciation of other art forms and techniques used, and provide skills to increase focus and reduce anxiety for student’s future real life “performance” and public presentation circumstances.

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