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Courses 1-10 of 114 matches.
Criminal Evidence and Procedures   (AOJ-245)   3.00 s.h.  
This course is an introduction to the principles and mechanics of criminal procedure as applied to arrest, search and seizure. The study of legal use of force, degree of force and rights of suspects and arrested persons is emphasized. The evaluation of types of evidence, admissibility, proof, competence and weight is stressed. Criminal procedures in various courts are examined and discussed. 
Architectural Drawing I   (ARH-111)   3.00 s.h.  
Studio experiences in layout; preparation of plans and elevations, presentations (readings), and architectural lettering. Use of mechanical drawing tools to help students express steps that occur from design to realization of structure. 
Working Drawings   (ARH-211)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
The development of schematics, preliminary drawings, working drawings, construction detail, and shop drawings. The integration of architectural, structural, and environmental systems into all the various types of construction drawings.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Develop architectural schematic drawings
  • Develop and analyze a complete architectural working drawings, including construction details.
  • Be able to analyze and discuss the integration of structural, mechanical, and environmental systems into all various types of construction drawings.

 
Architectural Design II   (ARH-222)   3.00 s.h.  
The development of creative design methods and techniques of small and multiple building types involving consideration of program, space and site plans, structure, mechanical equipment. 
Ceramics II   (ART-151)   3.00 s.h.  

Course Description
Knowledge of intermediate hand-building, introductory wheel technique - intermediate level decorating techniques and glaze mixing, kiln firing technology and the production of multiple wheel-thrown objects.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Techniques of forming basic wheel-thrown shapes (cylinder, bowl, platter) on the electric/mechanical potter's wheel.
  • Explain its set up, clay wedging and preparation, centering, opening, pulling, forming, drying, trimming, and clean up
  • Show evidence of various decorating and/or glazing, and firing techniques for ceramic objects
  • Explain and show evidence of application of the visual elements of line, shape, color, texture, volume/mass and design principles demonstrated through finished ceramic objects
  • Properly apply color (its chemical constituents in glaze formulation) and color theory as it relates to the use of glazes
  • Discuss and provide evidence of the knowledge of techniques for altering wheel thrown pieces
  • Discuss and articulate familiarity with clay including geology, chemistry, formulation, preparation and testing
  • Discuss kilns including history, types, atmospheres, and firing procedures
  • Discuss slips and engobes including chemistry, formulation, preparation, application and testing.
  • Discuss glazes including theory, chemistry, formulation, preparation, application, alteration and testing.

10-12 works are appropriate for this level. Most students at that more advanced level will have a good deal more than that. In other cases, there may be less works, but the deeper conceptual/historic content of the works are to be revealed in the narrative about those works.  
Calligraphy II   (ART-285)   3.00 s.h.  
Continued study of freehand and mechanical repertoire of letter forms and calligraphic styles. 
Graphic Design III   (ART-333)   3.00 s.h.  


Course Description
Basic introduction to the principles of layout including grid systems and their use. Introduction to methods used to turn a design into a finished printed piece including basic understanding of printing and beginning past-up and mechanicals.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Document the use of Typography and design in publications of any type of size.
  • Explain the use of a grid system for page layout.
  • Explain the characteristics, classification and applications of advanced type in such uses as custom spacing kerning and tracking.
  • Explain a thorough knowledge of type styles, fonts, families and characteristic; ligatures and white space, visual hierarchy.
  • Document the creation of art in publications.
  • Explain the preparation of words and art for publication.
  • Document and explain color printing, separations, bleeds, varnishes die cuts, and other special effects.
  • Document and explain electronic prepress file preparations.
  • Document how to organize words and images in design layouts using typographic structural systems, alignments and grids.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of tools and technology, including their roles in the creation, reproduction, and distribution of visual messages. Relevant tools and technologies include drawing, offset printing, photography, and time-based and interactive media.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of design history, theory and criticism from a variety of perspectives including those of art history, linguistics, communication and information theory, technology, and the social and cultural use of design objects.

Through the portfolio assessment process, student will articulate and provide evidence of the following learning outcomes: 10-12 works are appropriate for this level. Most students will have a good deal more than that. In other cases, there may be less works, but the deeper conceptual/historic content of the works are to be revealed in the narrative about those works.

 
Graphic Design IV   (ART-334)   3.00 s.h.  
Continued exploration of the process of layout design including understanding the synthesis of photographic, illustrative, and typographic elements to successfully realize good design solutions. Advanced production including further exploration of printing methods, materials and advanced mechanicals and paste-up. 
Basic Auto Mechanics   (AUM-111)   3.00 s.h.  
Electronic diagnosis of auto engines, associated manipulative skills. Brakes, lights, front end and suspension systems. 
Basic Aviation Maintenance   (AVM-102)   3.00 s.h.  
Knowledge of basic theory and mechanical skills required for entry level training on specific aircraft; includes selection and use of hand tools, aircraft hardware, manufacturer's technical publications, ground handling, operational theory of aircraft systems, care and use of ground support equipment scheduled inspections, corrosion identification, and control and safety. 
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