2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


Undergraduate Prerequisites Course Numbering
A “C-” or higher is required in all prerequisite courses 100-299 - Lower division undergraduate
  300-499 - Upper division undergraduate
  500-699 - Graduate
Search Tip 700-799 - Doctoral
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    ADIN 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests.  These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events.
  
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    ADIN 300 - Principles of Game Design


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD 275; Minimum Grade C-
    An introduction to the process and principles of designing video games for entertainment and education.  Students will apply principles of game and user experience design as they conceive, design, and pitch video game concepts targeted towards various platforms and experiences through the production of design briefs, wireframes, storyboards, simulated prototypes, and formal presentations.
  
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    ADIN 310 - Digital Film Making


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-265 or COMM-231; Minimum Grade C-
    Students will pursue understanding of the language of film, storytelling, and the principles of shooting and editing through the utilization of digital video production software and equipment. Course will include technical instruction covering camera and lighting equipment, editing software, and digital distribution.
  
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    ADIN 380 - Introduction to Motion Graphics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-265 or COMM-333
    An introductory exploration of motion as an element of visual communication. Students will pursue understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques supporting animation and motion graphics as well as develop the technical skills to apply them using industry standard software.
  
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    ADIN 405 - Scripting for Games and Apps


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN 300, ADGD 350; Minimum Grade C-
    Students will create working models of video games / apps within industry standard (special-case programming) scripting environments. They will apply fundamental programming vocabulary, logic, flow, and principles in the pursuit of understanding a key element of game design. This course is targeted towards students who are not experienced programmers.
  
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    ADIN 410 - Web Design II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-310, and ADGD-361; Minimum Grade C-
    This course concentrates on the design of interactive websites for the promotion of people, places and things. Students will continue to build their technical and visual communication skill sets in the context of web design as they further explore the utilization of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to promote and engage.
  
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    ADIN 415 - Interactive Applications


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-310; Minimum Grade C-
    Students will pursue further exploration of the principles of graphical user interface design, usability, interaction, digital storytelling, and scripting through the ideation and development of interactive applications for multiple platforms.
  
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    ADIN 420 - Interactive Information Design


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-361, and ADIN-415; Minimum Grade C-
    An exploration of design / interactive media and its ability to transform data into meaningful and engaging experiences. Students will develop information based interactive applications such as electronic way finding apps and touch screen museum kiosks utilizing research and the elements of scripting, sound, type, imagery, motion, and interactivity.
  
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    ADIN 425 - Applications in Game Design


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN 405; Minimum Grade C-
    Students will produce playable game applications as they pursue advanced understanding of the tools, principles, and processes of game design.  Students will demonstrate skill and knowledge in utilizing game engines, scripting principles, assessing program performance, and balancing gameplay.
  
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    ADIN 430 - 3D Modeling


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-275, Minimum Grade C-
    An introduction to modeling three-dimensional graphics using 3-D and 2-D graphics software. Students will explore modeling, texture mapping, lighting, composition and rendering.
  
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    ADIN 440 - Motion Graphics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN-380, Minimum grade C-
    Building upon Introduction to Motion Graphics, students will continue to pursue understanding of motion as an element of visual communication. Students will seek advancement of skills and knowledge through the creation of refined examples of motion graphics that engage, persuade, inform, and inspire.
  
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    ADIN 450 - UX/UI Design


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD 310
    Corequisite: Required Unsupervised Studio

    This course’s purpose is to advance students’ understanding of the specialized disciplines, user experience and user interface design. Students will pursue advancing visual and interactive communication skill sets as they complete application focused projects that seek to create effective user experiences. Focus is placed on principles, processes, and practices specific to user experience and user interface design and include topics such as usability, user interaction, iconography, mapping, and prototyping.
  
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    ADIN 461 - Interactive Design Capstone


    Credits: Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    Capstone challenges senior level students to develop and produce a personal design project of significant scope that culminates and refines skills, knowledge, and understanding acquired throughout the program. This process includes concept development, presentation, discussion, critique, conducting and applying design research, writing, content development, iteration, refinement, and reflection. Formal reviews of each student’s project by design professionals and a public exhibition are components of this course. As the culminating project of the interactive design degree, students should seek to meet the highest standards of design. 
  
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    ADIN 494 - Senior Show Experience


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    To satisfy the requirements of the BFA/BA degree in Design & Visual Art, a senior show experience (0 credits) must be completed in collaboration with the area program director.
    Cross-listed: ADGD-494, ADID-494, ADSA-494
  
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    ADIN 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, Program Director Approval
    A student desiring to take a course on an independent study basis may do so by obtaining the approval of the instructor, the area Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The option of taking a course on an independent study basis is considered a privilege and is limited generally to those mature students capable of handling the necessary responsibilities.  Independent study request forms can be obtained in the Student Service Center.  Additional guidelines are stated on these forms.
  
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    ADIN 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN-380, Minimum Grade C-
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests. These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events.
  
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    ADIN 498 - Senior Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    During this culminating experience, students will begin transitioning focus from student to professional designer. The primary targeted outcomes are assessment and preparation of a high-quality portfolio presentation, and evaluation of interests and aptitudes. While making final preparations for beginning a professional career, emphasis is also placed on the communication aspect of the profession. This course includes visits to professional design studios, portfolio reviews with professional graphic designers, and visiting lecturers.
  
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    ADIN 499 - Internship


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    Exposure to a professional environment is a critical component in the education of a designer.  This required experience guides students in preparing for and acquiring an internship position.  Preparation includes developing materials such as a professional design resume and portfolio, identifying internship opportunities, and conducting formal business communication.  In addition to attending 3 workshops held throughout the school year, a minimum of 150 contact hours of internship is required. B.F.A. Graphic and Interactive majors are required to complete 3 internship credits.  Internship opportunities should be within a professional design environment ideally under the mentorship of at least one design professional, and be approved by the internship coordinator/instructor. Internship credits are issued after the submission of required forms and a designed experience journal or formal presentation.
  
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    ADSA 100 - Design I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course begins the study and application of the design process, highlighting the foundational elements and principles of design and color theory. Its focus is on composition of the 2-dimensional picture plane and concept development. The course objectives will be pursued through individual projects, class discussion, and written statements using a variety of media and technology. This course requires no previous computer experience.
  
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    ADSA 101 - Drawing I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Drawing is an essential skill for visual communication. The primary goal of this course is to encourage the development of skill, confidence, dexterity, and speed through practice and exploration of drawing. Content includes contemporary drawing methods, composition and observation, and an introduction to the figure in space. Both traditional and technology based media will be explored in the pursuit of the course objectives. Related information on health and safety will be discussed. This course requires no previous computer experience. 
  
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    ADSA 110U - Unsupervised Studio


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Unsupervised studio guarantees students enrolled in a studio course access to studio space outside of class. All students enrolled in a studio course are required an unsupervised studio time, but are not required to attend.
  
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    ADSA 117 - Introduction to Photography for Non-Art Majors


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    The course will focus on developing the student’s creative exploration of photography through the investigation of small, digital capture devises including camera phones. Students will explore important movements in photography. Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 150 - Design II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Design II continues the exploration of the design process.  The understanding of design deepens with the exploration of 3D. Issues of volume and space will be explored.  New areas include the relation of content and function to a design solution and the the use of techology to document the process.  Problem solving, documentation and communication will be emphasized.  Understanding of these concepts and the design process will be demonstrated in the projects, class discussion and written statements.
  
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    ADSA 151 - Drawing II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-101, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course emphasizes the progressive development of a drawing process. Advanced sketching and drawing for ideation; expressiveness of pictorial representation; and scale, perspective, and color will be explored. Content continues exploration of the figure with basic anatomy, objects in context, and architectural environments. Drawing with traditional media and digital drawing tools will be explored.
  
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    ADSA 200 - Introduction to Ceramics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course introduces the aesthetics of form, function, and expressive possibilities of working with clay through the exploration of foundational handbuilding processes and firing techniques. Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 205 - Introduction to Jewelry/Metals


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    In this course, the student will focus on creating small sculpture and jewelry objects with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Techniques covered will include sawing, riveting, soldering, powder coating, finishing, and working with a found object. Each student will research and write a short paper on 5 metalsmith artists of their choice. Some outside class time is required to complete projects. Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 208 - Drawing In Florence


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    This course requires observational drawing from original monuments of Italian art, architecture, culture and history from Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and modern times. Emphasis is on perceptual drawing on-site to develop and apply drawing skills, to allow for creative expression, and to document and enhance the study abroad experience while living independently in Florence and experiencing Italian culture firsthand. In addition, students have opportunities to visit Rome, Venice, Siena, San Gimignano, Fiesole and other historic villages and towns in Italy, and drawing of content related to these trips is strongly encouraged. ADSA 208 is for students with little or no background in drawing or art history, but who have an interest in drawing and documenting their experiences in a travel journal.
  
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    ADSA 210 - Introduction to Painting


    Credits: Three (3)
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course introduces painting techniques, color mixing, composition, and safe studio practices. Students will explore the aesthetic and expressive possibilities of oil paint through the depiction of a variety of subject matter and concepts.  Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 215 - Digital Photo Abroad


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
    In this course, students explore the rich visual culture of their study abroad location.  Students will master the various functions of the digital camera and will create professional images for collecting, marketing or publication.  The class will focus on guided walks displaying the region and vibrant, colorful city.  Students will have the opportunity to document important cultural spaces.  Students can expect to compile a portfolio of professional images that are equal to those published in National Geographic and the Smithsonian Magazine.  This is a rare opportunity for students to learn how to capture amazing images in a place filled with awe, history, excitement, romance, beauty and mystery.
  
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    ADSA 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, Program Director Approval
    A student desiring to take a course on an independent study basis may do so by obtaining the approval of the instructor, the area Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The option of taking a course on an independent study basis is considered a privilege and is limited generally to those mature students capable of handling the necessary responsibilities.  Independent study request forms can be obtained in the Student Service Center.  Additional guidelines are stated on these forms.
  
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    ADSA 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests.  These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    ADSA 300 - Ceramics I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-200, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course advances the basic hand building skills acquired in Introduction to Ceramics and introduces wheel- throwing. The development of individual expression within the medium; whether it is sculptural, painterly or functional will be emphasized. Content also includes glaze application and kiln firing.
  
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    ADSA 301 - Ceramics II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-300, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course is a continuation of Ceramics I in which students choose to focus on either a functional or a sculptural direction. Therefore, coursework may include either throwing or handbuilding or both. Content for all students includes glaze formulation and kiln firing.
  
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    ADSA 306 - Figure Drawing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-151, Minimum grade C-
    This is a course for the student who has had some exposure to drawing, and a facility with color and black-and- white drawing media. The student will be introduced to figure structure, through surface anatomy, and figure composition with an emphasis on expression, content, and narrative. Students will draw from clothed and unclothed models using traditional and digital methods.
  
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    ADSA 310 - Painting I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-210, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course builds on concepts and skills begun in Introduction to Painting. Paintings from history as well as work from contemporary artists will be examined.
  
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    ADSA 311 - Painting II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-310, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Along with developing skill, this course begins to develop the artist’s voice.
  
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    ADSA 317 - Science and Art of Digital Photography


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD-265, ADID-265, or COMM-231
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    The course will focus on the art and science of visual intelligence through the mastery of the digital camera and advanced color management in Adobe Photoshop. Assignments will be both based in technical and theoretical skill sets.
  
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    ADSA 318 - Installation Art and Studio Lighting


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course focuses on installation art and the technical and theoretical aspects of studio lighting used in a 3D installation space. Students will individually conceive, develop, construct, and document an installation bringing together aspects of set design and advanced studio lighting. Additionally, art direction of a studio shoot from concept to capture, performance art, and model direction will be covered.
  
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    ADSA 319 - Commercial Photography and Communication


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317 or COMM-231, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course will focus on creating photography for commercial portraiture, advertising, fashion, public relations and communications. Assignments will be based in the technical execution of client based image making. Students will develop and execute a complete visual campaign for a fictitious client.
  
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    ADSA 325 - Serigraphy


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADGD 265, ADGD 264 or COMM 231; Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Serigraphy, or screen printing, is a printmaking method that can be applied to fine art prints, graphic design, and digital imaging and photography. This course is intended as an introduction to basic screen printing processes. Stencil making, drawing, and photo emulsion techniques will be covered, as well as instruction in darkroom procedures, ink mixing, registration and printing methods. Students will be expected to explore and expand upon their own conceptual ideas while building and strengthening their technical skills in all aspects of the screen printing process. The curriculum may be modified to add projects, should time remain. Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed.
  
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    ADSA 330 - Fiber Art


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-150, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course focuses on individual expression in fiber media. Emphasis will be on sculptural exploration in basketry and knotting techniques, surface decoration combined with beading, quilting, and non-traditional media.  Related information on health and safety, along with best studio practices, will be discussed. 
  
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    ADSA 375 - Jewelry and Metals I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-205, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Continue building on skills obtained in ADSA 205. “Color On Metal” adds exciting new approaches to the student’s skill set with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Techniques covered will include hydraulic press forming, kiln fired enameling, torch fired enameling, colored pencil application and powder coating. Along with the studio work, each student will research and present on a specific metalsmithing technique of their choice. Some outside class time is required to complete projects. 
  
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    ADSA 376 - Jewelry and Metals II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-375, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    Continue building on skills obtained in Metals I and II, “Techniques in Casting” creatively explores this age old process with an emphasis on design and craftsmanship. Techniques covered will include Cuttlefish bone casting, wax carving, investing, burnout and vacuum casting, and light stone setting. Along with the studio work, each student will research and present on a specific metalsmithing technique of their choice. Some outside class time is required to complete projects.
  
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    ADSA 397 - Special Studies


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    This topics course is offered periodically based on student demand, interest, and needs. The course content is developed by the individual instructor and is based on topics of special interest to area majors. For more informaiton and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/speicalstudies.
  
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    ADSA 408 - Advanced Drawing In Florence


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    This course requires observational drawing from original monuments of Italian art, architecture, culture and history from Etruscan, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and modern times. Emphasis is on perceptual drawing on-site to develop and apply drawing skills, to allow for creative expression, and to document and enhance the study abroad experience while living independently in Florence and experiencing Italian culture firsthand. In addition, students have opportunities to visit Rome, Venice, Siena, San Gimignano, Fiesole and other historic villages and towns in Italy, and drawing of content related to these trips is strongly encouraged. ADSA 408 is for students with prior learning in drawing and art history who have an interest in drawing and documenting their experiences in a travel journal.
  
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    ADSA 415 - Digital Photo Abroad


    Credits: Three
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    In this course, students with prior digital photo experience will explore the rich visual culture of their study abroad location.  Students will research the culture and create professional images for collecting, marketing or publication.  The class will focus on guided walks displaying the region and vibrant, colorful city.  Students will have the opportunity to document important cultural spaces.  Students can expect to compile a portfolio of professional images that are equal to those published in National Geographic and the Smithsonian Magazine.  This is a rare opportunity for students to learn how to capture amazing images in a place filled with awe, history, excitement, romance, beauty and mystery.
  
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    ADSA 416 - Photojournalism


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317 or COMM-231, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course will focus on mastering the reportage in photography. Assignments will be based in both the technical and theoretical ways that photography is used to communicate the news to the world. Sports photography will be the focus of the course as it is an effective avenue to learn highly technical skills as it relates to capturing movement, action, and drama. Editorial Portraiture and the Photo Essay will also be explored.
  
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    ADSA 417 - Video Art


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADIN 310 and ADSA 317; Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course’s objectives are to apply knowledge and skills acquired in previous video coursework in the context of fine and conceptual art.  Students will explore how to produce video and audio that inspire thought, emotion, and/or action through the visual expression of concepts and issues.  Students will research the history of moving images in art and will be exposed to its contemporary uses.  The course will be centered on the philosophy that video is a powerful tool for both positive and negative social change.
  
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    ADSA 418 - Capstone I


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-317 or COMM-231, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course focuses on developing and completing a conceptual thesis along with producing a body of work through the exploration of various research and concept ideation methods. Students will be required to read and discuss a variety of art theory and create preliminary works based on their process and research.
  
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    ADSA 419 - Capstone II


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: ADSA-418, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: ADSA-110U

    This course focuses on completing a comercial body of work with a researched project statement. Critical discussion and debate is expected. As the culminating course within the B.F.A. degree, work produced in this course should meet the highest standards of the program. This process concludes with a graduating year exhibition, a formal presentation, and a review of  both the conceptuel and commercial portfolios with a panel of artists and creative professionals. 
  
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    ADSA 450 - Studio Art Seminar


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Status
    This is a seminar, for advanced students, focuses on the challenges of, and opportunities for, establishing a career as an artist or designer. Course content includes reflective thinking, career expectations, job prospects, resume and portfolio development, exhibit opportunities, foreign study, business practices, studio operations, organizations, health hazards, legal issues and resources, grants, fellowships, artists colonies and residencies, and graduate education.
  
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    ADSA 494 - Senior Show Experience


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Prerequisite: Program Director Approval
    To satisfy the requirements of the BFA/BA degree in Design & Visual Art, a senior show experience (0 credits) must be completed in collaboration with the area Program Director.
    Cross-listed: ADGD-494, ADID-494, ADIN-494
  
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    ADSA 496 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, Program Director Approval
    A student desiring to take a course on an independent study basis may do so by obtaining the approval of the instructor, the area Program Director, and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The option of taking a course on an independent study basis is considered a privilege and is limited generally to those mature students capable of handling the necessary responsibilities.  Independent study request forms can be obtained in the Student Service Center.  Additional guidelines are stated on these forms.
  
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    ADSA 497 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Six (6)
    Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor
    Special Studies courses are offered periodically based on faculty and student interests. These courses may focus on skill development, special interest topics, or contemporary art and design events. For more information and a listing of current offerings, please see additional descriptions at www.maryville.edu/specialstudies.
  
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    ADSA 499 - Internship


    Credits: One (1) to Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Coordination through the Program Faculty Advisor
    This course provides professional exposure and related learning through work experience in collaboration with qualified practicing personnel and individually determined learning objectives. Internship possibilities include, but are not limited to, areas such as: graphic design, architectural illustration, furniture design, medical illustration, retail art supply management, gallery or museum-related administration, work at a not-for- profit arts organization, and apprenticing in a professional artists studio.
  
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    BDAT 600 - Data Analytics


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course serves as an introduction to data analytics. Data analytics is generally defined as the use of data, quantitative analysis, and modeling to drive business decisions. Specific data mining techniques to illustrate business decision-making situations is discussed.
    Cross-listed: ISYS-660
  
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    BDAT 605 - Database Principles


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course examines the design, development and management of relational databases and the integration of these databases with applications across the enterprise. Topics include database tools, basic Structured Query Language, design trade-offs, middleware, database server architectures, web-enabled technologies, security issues and emerging database technologies.
    Cross-listed: ISYS-605
  
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    BDAT 610 - Introduction to Programming


    Credits: Three
    This course serves as an introduction to programming and develops foundational programming skills. The course covers basic principles and practical issues while effectively integrating data analytics topics using Python and SQL.
  
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    BDAT 615 - Data Analytics 2


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course is a follow-up to BDAT-600 and further discusses data analytics techniques as they relate to business decision-making situations.  This course uses the R programming language.
  
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    BDAT 620 - Data Warehousing


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course focuses on the technology of data warehousing with a specific application towards business intelligence. The course will cover requirements gathering , architecture, and design for data warehousing.  Extracting, transforming, and loading strategie to support business intelligence applications will also be covered.
  
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    BDAT 625 - Data Mining


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course examines data mining techniques such as classification, regression, cluster analysis and recommendation systems.  Analysis of both structured and unstructured data will be discussed including coverage of NoSQL.
  
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    BDAT 630 - Data Visualization


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This course discusses techniques for creating effective data visualizations to inform business decision making.  Students will also prototype several visualizations based on existing datasets.
  
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    BDAT 635 - Advanced Topics in Data Analytics


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-615
    This course covers advanced timely topics as they related to the field of data analytics.
  
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    BDAT 640 - Forecasting and Predictive Modeling


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BDAT-600
    This covers the concept of predictive analytics, which combines business strategy, information technology, and modeling methods.
  
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    BDAT 650 - Business Data Analytics Capstone


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: Taken as last course of the program
    This course is the final course of the business data analytics program. This course provides students an opportunity to demonstrate the skills learned in the program in a final capstone project experience.
  
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    BIOL 100 - Orient/Medical Lab Sci


    Credits: Two (2)
    Laboratory principles and procedures are introduced to students interested in clinical laboratory science.
    Note: Student strongly recommended to enroll as a Junior or Senior
  
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    BIOL 101 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-101L

    An emphasis on cellular and molecular levels and a survey of organs and organ systems introduces human structure and function.
  
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    BIOL 101L - Required Lab-Biol 101


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-101

  
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    BIOL 102 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-101, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: BIOL-102L

    Biology 102 continues the study of human structure and function, emphasizing cellular and molecular levels, and survey of organs and organ systems.
  
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    BIOL 102L - Required Lab-Biol 102


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-102

  
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    BIOL 103 - Introduction to Biology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-103L

    A one-semester introduction to biology, emphasizing the molecular, cellular, organism and community levels of organization.This course is designed for non-science majors.
  
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    BIOL 103L - Required Lab-Biol 103


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-103

  
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    BIOL 104 - Introductory Microbiology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-101, BIOL-103, or BIOL-117
    Corequisite: BIOL-104L

    Students in this course will learn about eukaryotic and prokaryotic microorganisms and will survey the biochemical, environmental and medical importance of these organisms. This course should be taken by students in Maryville’s nursing program. May not be taken for credit by students majoring in Biochemistry, Biology, Biology/Biotechnology, Biomedical Sciences or by undeclared Pre-medical students.
    Note: This non-majors course is designed for students in the nursing program.
  
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    BIOL 104L - Required Lab-Biol 104


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-104

  
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    BIOL 115 - Intro Human Anatomy and Physiology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-115L

    This course introduces the student to a survey of the human body. It deals with the structure and function of the various organ systems.
  
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    BIOL 115L - Required Lab-Biol 115


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-115

  
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    BIOL 117 - General Biology I


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-117L

    This is the first course in a two-semester sequence designed for majors and other students requiring an extensive introduction to the biological sciences. The course introduces students to the science of biology at the molecular, cellular, organism, evolutionary, and ecological levels.
    Note: A strong high school background in science, including biology and chemistry, is recommended.
  
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    BIOL 117L - Required Lab-Biol 117


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-117

  
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    BIOL 118 - General Biology II


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-117, Minimum grade C-
    Corequisite: BIOL-118L

    A completion of the survey of biological sciences begun with BIOL 117.
  
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    BIOL 118L - Required Lab-Biol 118


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-118

  
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    BIOL 140 - History and Philosophy of Science


    Credits: Three (3)
    This course is a worldwide view of the history of science from primitive times to the present. Philosophical perspectives on scientific inquiry will include empiricism, rationalism, materialism and utilitarian morality.
    Cross-listed: SCI-140
  
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    BIOL 216 - Plants and People


    Credits: Four (4)
    Corequisite: BIOL-216L

    Throughout human history, people have used plants for food, drink, medicine, clothing and shelter. In Plants and People, students will explore basic plant biology and the many uses of plants and plant materials.
  
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    BIOL 216L - Required Lab-Biol 216


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-216

  
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    BIOL 220 - Exercise Science


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL 101 and BIL 102, or BIOL-117 and BIOL-118
    Exercise Physiology is designed to provide students with the current state of knowledge in the physiology of exercise. A systematic approach to how the body responds to exercise will give students with a thorough and critical analysis of the acute physiological responses to exercise and the adaptations that occur with organized exercise training. Basic factual information will be covered with a major emphasis on mechanisms underlying how the different systems of the body respond to exercise stress. General topics that will be discussedinclude bioenergetics and metabolism, measurement of work, power and energy expenditure, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, muscular system, and physiology of training, conditioning, and performance. Lab component is integrated into the course.
  
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    BIOL 231 - Conservation Biology


    Credits: Three (3)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118
    This course will introduce students to the concept that the health of human populations is dependent upon the ecosystems that surround us (in ways we are only beginning to understand). To that end, students will review the fundamental principles of ecology, the economic and political aspects of conservation, and some prominent case studies in conservation biology.
  
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    BIOL 260 - General Genetics


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118
    Corequisite: BIOL-260L

    Students in this course will study transmission genetics, population genetics, microbial genetics, replication, transcription, translation, and mutation at an advanced level.
  
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    BIOL 260L - Required Lab - Biol 260


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-260

    Required lab - BIOL 260
  
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    BIOL 270 - Evolution


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-118, and BIOL-260
    Corequisite: BIOL-270L

    This course will provide a foundation that students will use to understand (and integrate) all other biological disciplines. The student will gain an understanding of the causes and consequences of organismal change through time. Topics will include the genetic basis of change, change at the population level, phenotypic change within lineages, macroevolutionary change across geologic time scales and the mechanisms of speciation.
  
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    BIOL 270L - Required Lab - Biol 270


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-270

  
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    BIOL 293 - Cooperative Education


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
    Students may take cooperative education courses before they complete their majors, minors and General Education requirements, but the students may not count these courses as part of these requirements.
  
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    BIOL 296 - Independent Study


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    BIOL 297 - Special Studies


    Credits: One (1) to Four (4)
  
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    BIOL 303 - Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-117, BIOL-118, BIOL-260 and BIOL-270
    Corequisite: BIOL-303L

    This course is an in-depth survey of vertebrate animals and the entire phylum chordata.
  
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    BIOL 303L - Required Lab-Biol 303


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-303

  
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    BIOL 304 - Zoology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-260
    This course concentrates on the basic concepts of general zoology including the origin of animal life, animal reproduction and development, classification of major phyla of animals and the major classes of vertebrates and invertebrates, structure, and function of animals, and basic concepts of animal behavior and ecology.
  
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    BIOL 304L - Required Lab - Biol-304L


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-304

  
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    BIOL 314 - General Botany


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-260, and BIOL-270
    Corequisite: BIOL-314L

    Classroom, laboratory exercises and field trips are combined to provide students a survey of the plants, their evolution, morphology, life histories and ecological relationships.
  
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    BIOL 314L - Required Lab - Biol 314


    Credits: Zero (0)
    Corequisite: BIOL-314

    Required lab - BIOL 314
  
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    BIOL 316 - General Microbiology


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL 260
    Corequisite: BIOL-316L

    Though invisible to the naked eye, microbes are all around us and play a vital role in biotechnology, agriculture, human health and in the health of the ecosystem that sustains us. Some microbes are detrimental to human health, while others help us digest food and protect us from harmful microbes. In this course, students will gain an appreciation of the vast biodiversity represented by ‘microbes’ (e.g. single celled eukaryotes, prokaryotes, fungi, protists and viruses), and learn the details of microbial growth and metabolism. Laboratory exercises will focus on the identification of different microbe and techniques for culturing microorganisms.
  
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    BIOL 350 - Introduction to Human Anatomy


    Credits: Four (4)
    Prerequisite: BIOL-102 or BIOL-115
    Corequisite: BIOL-350L

    This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of the human body using the human cadaver. A systems approach will provide students with a thorough critical analysis of the following general topics: the musculoskeletal system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system, urinary system, and reproductive system. Basic factual information will be covered with a major emphasis on application of this knowledge through dissection in the laboratory.
 

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