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Courses with the above icons fulfill Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Requirements.


Core Requirement Courses in Fine Arts

IAI Fine Arts

ART 150: Understanding Art

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

ART 195: History of Photography

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 904

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

ART 211: Art History I: Prehistoric to Late Gothic

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 901

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

ART 212: Art History II: Renaissance to Modern

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

FILM 101: Introduction to Film Studies

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level 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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 908

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

FILM 211: History of Film

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level 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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F2 909

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 101: Introduction to the Humanities

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 201: Western Humanities I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 902

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 202: Western Humanities II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 903

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

HUMA 203: Non-Western Humanities

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities and Fine Arts

INTL 113: Civilization and Culture of Latin America

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of ENGL 101 with a grade of C or better
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - HF 904N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

MUSI 150: Music Appreciation

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

MUSI 160: Non-Western Music

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F1 903N

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

MUSI 260: Jazz, Blues and Rock ’N’ Roll

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F1 905D

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Fine Arts

THEA 101: Introduction to Theater

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101
AND
-Placement at college level reading

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 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - F1 907

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.