Division of Communication, Language, and Literature


LENA HEGI WELCH, Chair, Division of Communication, Language, and Literature

DAVID F. DEESE, Coordinator, Department of Communication Studies

JOOLY PHILIP, Coordinator, Department of English

Division of Communication, Language, and Literature General Information

The Division of Communication, Language, and Literature provides degree programs designed to prepare students for a variety of careers requiring strong written and verbal communication skills, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and a creative and analytical understanding of human relationships. These skills and insights are examined and developed in diverse texts and contexts and are expressed through a variety of media outlets.

Division Offerings

The Division of Communication, Language, and Literature offers four art courses independent of departmental offerings in either Communication Studies or English. Consistent with the Division's emphasis on critical thinking, creativity, and multi-media, these courses in Art are offered as general electives for college credit.

ART 2000 Introduction to Drawing (3)

Designed for beginning-level drawing students, this course emphasizes the study of other artists' drawings and direct observation of subject matter as a means of enhancing visual perception and technical skill.

ART 2010 Intermediate Drawing (3)

A studio course introducing the student to a variety of drawing processes and media which may include charcoal, pen and ink, ink wash, colored pencil, chalk pastel, and oil pastel. Examples of historical and contemporary art combined with studio problems and related homework assignments provide the format for experimentation and creative expression. Pre-requisite: ART 2000 or permission of instructor.

ART 2020 2-D Design (3)

A guided investigation of terminology, concepts and basic materials utilized in the studio by visual artists and designers. Students will develop an awareness of the formal elements of composition, a working knowledge of their fundamental principles and sensitivity towards the interrelationship between form and content. The study of color will include the color wheel, color schemes, juxtaposition affect, vibration, color mixing, and color separation. Visual sensitivity is developed by solving a series of 2-D problems, employing a variety of media and materials. Principles taught in this course have direct application to all art media and provide a foundation and direction for learning skills in other courses. Recommended pre-requisite: ART 2000.

ART 2030 Introduction to Painting (3)

Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of painting. This course is designed to develop the student's ability to accurately perceive and translate color while effectively organizing pictorial space and compositional ideas. A variety of media and techniques will be explored.