Curriculum for Liberal Education

Area 6: Creativity and Aesthetic Experience

1 or 3 credit hours selected from approved CLE courses

Students in the College of Science and most majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences must take one (1) 3-credit hour course. Students should consult with their advisors about specific college or departmental requirements.

Goals for Area 6

  1. Participate in cultural events and activities on campus, in both popular and classical arts;
  2. Understand how the artists or designers who produce these events and works have shaped their ideas;
  3. Examine intuitive and metaphorical thought processes and their relationship to the human imagination and other intellectual abilities;
  4. Explore the interaction of art and society, including the contributions of diverse groups to cultural life, such as women and members of minority groups;
  5. Study selected classic works of fine and applied arts;
  6. Participate in interpretive discussions, lectures, and demonstrations led by artists, designers, architects, musicians, and/or performers;
  7. Explore connections between the arts and other forms of design and creativity.

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Current Course Offerings

All of the following courses are approved for the Curriculum for Liberal Education for Area 6. Some courses noted in this section are also listed in Area 2; remember that they CANNOT be used to count for BOTH Area 2 and Area 6 for an individual student. College of Science majors must choose one 3 credit hour course. Most majors in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences must choose one 3 credit hour course.

Courses that are only 1-credit hour courses have been indicated as such.

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Agriculture and Life Sciences

Apparel, Housing and Resource Management

Architecture

Art and Art History

Building Construction

English

Foreign Languages

Teaching and Learning

Fine Arts

Horticulture

Interior Design

Landscape Architecture

Music

Theatre

 

Some of these courses are not offered every term. Check
the catalog and timetable for relevant offerings.

Agriculture and Life Sciences

  • ALS 1004 Agriculture, The Arts, and Society (1 cr.)

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Apparel, Housing and Resource Management

  • AHRM 2254 Idea Development and Creativity in Apparel Design

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Architecture

  • ARCH 1015 Foundation Design Laboratory
    (for ARCH majors only)
  • ARCH 3115 History of Architecture I (also in Area 2)
  • ARCH 3116 History of Architecture II (also in Area 2)

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Art and Art History

  • ART 2385 Survey of the History of Western Art I (also in Area 2)
  • ART 2386 Survey of the History of Western Art II (also in Area 2)
  • ART 3084 Greek Arts and Architecture (also in Area 2)
    (Pre: ART 2385)
  • ART 3184 Roman Art and Architecture (also in Area 2)
    (Pre: ART 2385)
  • ART 3284 Medieval Art and Architecture (also in Area 2)
    (Pre: ART 2385)
  • ART 3384 Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture (WI) (also in Area 2) (Pre: ART 2386)
  • ART 3484 Baroque and Rococo Art and Architecture (also in Area 2) (Pre: ART 2386)
  • ART 3584 Nineteenth Century Art: Neo-classicism to Post-
    Impressionism (also in Area 2)
    (Pre: ART 2386)
  • ART 3784 Twentieth Century Art and American Art
    (Removed from the CLE March 2008)
  • ART 3884 American Art to 1914 (WI) (also in Area 2)
    (Pre: ART 2386)

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Building Construction

  • BC 3116 Building Culture, a History of Construction II (also in Area 2)

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English

  • ENGL 1604 Introduction to Poetry (also in Area 2)
  • ENGL 1614 Introduction to Short Fiction (also in Area 2)
  • ENGL 1634 Intro. to Shakespeare (also in Area 2)
  • ENGL 2744 Intro. to Creative Writing
    (Pre: ENGL 1106)

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Foreign Languages

  • GER 3474 Topics in German Cinema

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Teaching and Learning

  • EDHP 2204 Creative Dance

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Fine Arts

  • FA 2004 Creativity and Aesthetic Experience (1 cr.)

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Horticulture

  • HORT 2164 Floral Design

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Interior Design

  • ITDS 1114 Design Appreciation

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Landscape Architecture

  • LAR 1144 Introduction to Landscape Architecture (1 cr.)

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Music

  • MUS 1104 Music Appreciation (also in Area 2)
  • MUS 2115 Survey of Music I (also in Area 2)
  • MUS 2116 Survey of Music II (also in Area 2)
  • MUS 3115 Music in America I (also in Area 2)
  • MUS 3116 Music in America II (also in Area 2)
  • MUS 3314 Instrumental Ensemble Music (1 cr.)
    (Pre: consent of instructor)
  • MUS 3414 Choral Ensemble Music (1 cr.)
    (Pre: consent of instructor)

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Theatre Arts

  • TA 2014 Introduction to Theatre (also in Area 2)
  • TA 2024 Introduction to Acting (also in Area 2)
  • TA 2054 Introduction to Cinema (3 cr.)
    (Pre: sophomore standing)

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