Course Descriptions: The Arts
COA 101-102 Art
of Western Civilization (upon request) Comparative survey of the style,
structures and functions of Western art forms.
3 credits each.
COA 103-104 History of Music
from 1750 to Modern Times (upon request)
The rise of music from the age
of Classicism to the modern era. Topics include the symphony, the emergence
of Italian opera, the works of Hayden and Mozart, the great Romantic composers,
the post-Romantic movement, and the impressionist period.
3 credits each.
COA 202 Jewish Music (upon
The music of the Jewish people
from antiquity to contemporary America and Israel, including melody-formation,
rhythm and harmony-formation, rhythm and harmony, synagogue instruments
and vocal music, liturgical music and religious devotion, folk music, and
relationship with Western music.
COA 221 Workshop Studio Art I
Studies in the ordering and structuring
of two dimensional space. The student conceives and executes the problems
which involve the elements of art and their varied interrelationship to
develop aesthetic judgement and sensitivity.
COA 222 Workshop Studio Art II
Intensive study of the action and
interaction of color through practice as opposed to theory. A sequence
of interrelated problems which involve the elements of art and their varied
interrelationship to develop aesthetic judgement and sensitivity.
COA 301 Aesthetics of Modern
Art How modern painters and sculptors, from the impressionists through
the postmoderns, respond to a rapidly changing world by visualizing, often
in an abstract manner, the technological, mechanical, psychological and
metaphysical forces around them. Slides are utilized in lectures; at least
two museum visits are required. Prerequisite 6 Humanities credits.