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Core Requirement Courses in Fine Arts

IAI Fine Arts

ART 150: Understanding Art
ART 150 is designed to provide an understanding of the role of art in our culture and in contemporary life. This course utilizes art works from all cultures and periods to establish basic language of art and the principles of aesthetic organization. Information regarding the artist’s tools, materials, exhibition spaces and the art market will be studied to further illustrate the use of art in our world. Not intended for art majors. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F2 900

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ART 195: History of Photography
The history of still photography from the earliest investigations of the camera obscura to 21st Century electronic imaging. Emphasis on the role of photographs as a social and cultural force and on our artistic heritage of camera work. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F2 904

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ART 211: History of Art I
A study of the principal achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from prehistoric times to the late Gothic period, including the art of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece and Rome, the Byzantine world, the Islamic world, and Europe during the Early Christian, Medieval, Romanesque, and Gothic periods. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F2 901

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ART 212: History of Art II
A study of the principal achievements in painting, sculpture, architecture, and minor arts from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including art of the proto-Renaissance, the High Renaissance, Mannerism, the Baroque and Rococco periods, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Cubism and related movements, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism and the diverse movements from 1945 to the present. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F2 902

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FILM 101: Introduction to Film Studies
Prerequisites: - Placement into college level English and Reading. This class examines film as an art form, as a social practice, and as a business. While we will focus on film as a narrative medium with its various genres and themes, we shall also explore documentary and experimental film from around the world, all as expressed through sound, editing, lighting, set design and other aspects of visual composition and cinematography. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F2 908

IAI Fine Arts

FILM 211: History of Film
Prerequisites: - Placement into college level English and Reading. This class explores the history of cinema from its emergence during the late 19th century, through its ascendance as the major form of entertainment in the mid-20th century, to the transformations at the current, digital era. During our journeys, will we examine such t international movements as German Expressionism, Soviet Montage, the U.S. Studio System, Italian Neo-Realism, Occupied Japanese Film, the French New Wave and more. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F2 909

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 101: Introduction to the Humanities
Introduction to the Humanities is the study of social and cultural values as expressed through the major art forms, including painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, music, dance, film, and photography. The course will examine the elements and formal qualities that are characteristic of each art form, the relationships between the arts, and the social and historical contexts from which they developed. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 900

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HUMA 201: Western Humanities I
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Discussion and analysis of major cultural achievements of the Western tradition, as expressed in philosophy, religion, art, music, and literature, from earliest times to the Renaissance. Broadly interdisciplinary in approach, this course emphasizes not only the connections between those artistic and literary expressions that Western society has traditionally regarded as significant and the socio-political, economic, and historical conditions that in part gave rise to them, but also the continuing role for the idea of tradition itself as a factor in the intellectual heritage of the West. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 902

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HUMA 202: Western Humanities II
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Discussion and analysis of major cultural achievements of the Western tradition, as expressed in philosophy, religion, art, music, and literature, from the Renaissance to modern times. Broadly interdisciplinary in approach, this course emphasizes not only the connections between those artistic and literary expressions that Western society has traditionally regarded as significant and the socio-political, economic, and historical conditions that in part gave rise to them, but also the continuing role for the idea of tradition itself as a factor in the intellectual heritage of the West. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 903

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HUMA 203: Non-Western Humanities
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Interdisciplinary survey of the significant intellectual and artistic achievements of several non-Western cultures (Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America) through selected works of literature, philosophy, visual art, and music and other performing arts, as well as a comparative examination of their values, motifs, and aesthetics with those of Western cultural expression. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

INTL 113: Civilization and Culture of Latin America
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. Interdisciplinary survey of the significant intellectual and artistic achievements of several Latin American cultures through selected works of literature, philosophy, visual art, and music and other performing arts, as well as a comparative examination of their values, motifs, and aesthetics with those of other cultural expressions. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

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MUSI 150: Music Appreciation
An introduction to music appreciation and theory for students who do not intend to major in music. This course is designed to provide familiarity with the elements of music and with various musical forms and stylistic periods so the students can actively and perceptively listen to a wide variety of music. The ability to read music is not required for enrollment in MUSI 150. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F1 900

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MUSI 160: Non-Western Music
A study of representative music of selected cultures of the non-Western world, with an emphasis on understanding music in cultural and social contexts. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F1 903N

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MUSI 260: Jazz, Blues and Rock ’N’ Roll
An exploratory history of various types and styles of African-American music in the United States and the Caribbean which manifested themselves in the forms of blues, jazz, rock ’n’ roll, and other related musical types. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F1 905D

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THEA 101: Introduction to Theater
THEA 101 is an introductory course which focuses on drama as a performing art. Students will examine representative plays and study the historical, social, cultural, aesthetic, and technical aspects of theatrical expression. 3 HRS
IAI GEC Code - F1 907