New Nursing Programs

Emergency Closing Policy

Text Alert

Get Connected

Course Directory

:: Course Offerings

The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

To start a new search enter the course number of the subject or title you are searching in the box below.



Course Id (currently sorted in Ascending order) Course TitleCourse Description
ART 224
Figure Drawing I
Develops students' knowledge of human anatomy. Emphasizes an intuitive approach to recording the figure. Students work directly from the skeleton and models, analyzing the figure, and exploring a variety of media and pictorial problems. Required of a,ll art majors. Spring Semester.|
ART 228
Intro to Jewelry
This course provides initial experiences in and an overview of traditional and contemporary jewelry design, materials, forming, fabricating, and surfacing processes and techniques against a background of contemporary and historical applications.|
ART 230
Intro to Ceramics
This course provides initial experiences in traditional hand building and wheel forming techniques and an introduction to and overview of ceramic technology and processes against a background of contemporary and historical developments and applicatio,ns.|
ART 240
Intro to Weaving & Fabric Des
This course provides an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of textile design. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will learn several traditional textile construction and design techni,ques, and they will gain an understanding of textile art history. Each semester.|
ART 246
Illustration II
Utilizes skills and knowledge acquired from Level I to produce portfolio quality pieces. Emphasizes the creative process and advanced software knowledge. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 145. Fall Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 250
Intro to Graphic Design
Introduces graphic design, typography, and computer graphic modes and functions. Focuses on state-of-the-art industry software and creativity. Each semester.|
ART 256
Graphic Des & Comp II
Continues exploring layout, typography, and computer graphics. Students build on the skills and knowledge acquired from Level I to produce portfolio quality pieces. Emphasizes advanced computer software techniques. Offered concurrently with ART 155.,Prerequisite: ART 155. Spring Semester, annually, or on demand.|
ART 260
Intro To Painting
Introduction to oil painting. Students explore basic materials and techniques of painting. Stresses fundamentals of pictorial organization and visual expression; includes introduction to Contemporary and Art Historical painting. Prerequisite: Art, 121 or ART 110. Each semester|
ART 265
Printed & Dyed Fabr II
|
ART 270
Intro to Printmaking
This course provides an introduction to the history, theory, and practice of printmaking. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will learn several traditional printmaking techniques, and they will ga,in an understanding of printmaking history as well as critical theory that surrounds the medium.|
ART 280
Intro to Sculpture
This course introduces students to a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contemporary practice. This course concentrates on the basics of sculptural form building, with an emphasis on spatial awareness and problem solv,ing.|
ART 282
Jewelry II
Continues study in the design and construction of jewelry pieces. Students continue advancing their skills and knowledge of metals, stones, woods, and other materials. Prerequisite: ART 181. Annually.|
ART 300
Special Topics
Topics of interest in various areas of art. The instructor selects the format. Offered when faculty available.|
ART 330
Intermediate Ceramics
This course facilitates the refinement of hand building techniques and throwing skills in conjunction with formal and conceptual considerations. Clay body formulation and glaze calculation, development and testing are introduced while experience is g,ained in firing various kiln types. Emphasis is placed on continuing aesthetic and technical development and the ability to critically evaluate an individualized approach to form function and content. Prerequiste: ART 230. Fall and Spring annually|
ART 340
Interm Weaving & Fabric Des
This course offers students the opportunity to discover the possibilities of textile media as a viable contemporary practice. Print, dye, woven, and off-loom techniques will be taught. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lecture,s, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potential of textile art for visual communciations. Prerequisite: ART 125, ART 240. Fall or Spring annually|
ART 347
Illustration III
Incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Levels I and II. Encourages students to develop their personal aesthetic and to produce portfolio quality pieces. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 246. Fall Semester, annually, or on, demand.|
ART 350
Intrm Graphic Des I - Typgr
Continues exploring layout, typography, and computer graphics. Students build on the skills and knowledge acquired from Introduction to Graphic Design to produce a professional portfolio. Emphasizes advanced computer software techniques and typogra,phy. Prerequisite: ART 250 Introducation to Graphic Design. Fall semester annually|
ART 351
Intrm Graphic Des II - Photo
This course incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Introduction to Graphic Design and Graphic Design I - Typography. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and professional development. Students are expect,ed to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. Prerequisite: ART 350 Graphic Design I - Typography. Spring semester annually|
ART 355
Illustration
Entry-level studio course introduces students to a variety of drawing and painting media. Industry standard computer software is also taught. Encourages utilization of the principles of design, creative problem-solving, and the integration of illus,trations into media. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Spring semester annually|
ART 357
Graphic Des & Comp III
Incorporates all previous knowledge acquired in Levels I and II, including proficiency in advanced software. Encourages students to develop their personal direction and to produce portfolio quality pieces. Offered concurrently with ART 155. Prerequis,ite: ART 256. Spring Semester or on demand.|
ART 360
Intermediate Painting
Encourages integration of conceptual concerns and thematic focus in painting. Experimentation with subject and materials; working toward developing a personal aesthetic direction in relation to Contemporary art. Regular critiques and assignments.,Prerequisite: ART 260. Each semester|
ART 370
Intermediate Printmaking
This course offers students the opportunity to discover the possibilities of print media as a viable contemporary practice. Students will explore ways that photographic, mechanical, and electronic tools have influenced both artistic production and t,he dissemination of art. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potential of the two-dimensional multiple for visual communication. Screenprinting, photo-litho, p,hoto-etching, and transfer/copier processes are introduced. Prerequisite: ART 124, ART 270. Spring semester annually|
ART 380
Intermediate Sculpture
This course introudces students to a variety of sculptural materials, methods, and concepts as a viable contermporary practice. Coursework and projects produced are self-governed with a strong focus on artistic value, conceptual clarity, and cultura,l and art historical contexts. Through group and individual projects, demonstrations, lectures, and readings, students will be asked to consider the varied potentials of sculptural form. Prerequisite: ART 126, ART 280. Fall or Spring semester ann,ually|
ART 383
Jewelry III
Continues study of the design and creation of jewelry and metalwork, emphasizing development of an individual aesthetic through the use of multiple techniques and processes. Prerequisite: ART 282. Annually.|
ART 417
Latin American Art
A study of selected art traditions in the Spanish and Portuguese and French-speaking Western Hemisphere, including ancient, medieval and contemporary examples. Contributions of native, African, European, and other cultures will be considered. This,is a writing intensive course with frequent essays, hands-on art making processes, a research project, and a required museum field trip. The course may be offered on location in Central or South American or the Caribbean, and will become part of the, Latin American and Caribbean studies minor program. Visits and apprenticeships to artist' and artisans' workshops will be arranged when possible. Students who received credit for ART 217 may not subsequently enroll in ART 417/517.|
ART 426
Senior Drawing
Capstone course allows students concentrating in drawing to develop their work for the B.F.A. exhibit. Offered concurrently with other drawing courses. Prerequisites: ART 424 and 425. Each semester.|
ART 431
Advanced Ceramics
This course facilitates the development self-directed research and explorations, focusing on the creation and refinement of a cohesive body of work reflecting an individualized aesthetic based on the technical competency to actualize, the critical in,sight to evaluate, the verbal and writing skills to articulate, and the facility to professionally exhibit and document. Prerequisite: 6 Cr. Hr. of ART 330 - Intermediate Ceramics. Fall and Spring semester annually|
ART 441
Adv Weaving & Fabric Design
This course offers students the opportunity to further explore the possibilities of constructed and printed/dyed textile media as a viable contemporary practice. Coursework is based on student-initiated projects, independent research, and profession,al development. Students are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working in an interdisciplinary and mature fashion. Prerequisite: ART 340. Fall or Spring semester annually|
ART 448
Illustration IV
Encourages students to develop their personal aesthetic and produce portfolio quality pieces. Intermediate-level course emphasizes business aspects of illustration. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 347. Fall Semester, annually, or, on demand.|
ART 449
Illustration V
Students develop a portfolio geared toward their particular skills and interests. Students entering this advanced-level course should have a solid creative and technical background in illustration. Students can seek their own clients at this time so,they have printed pieces in their professional portfolios. Offered concurrently with ART 145. Prerequisite: ART 448. Fall Semester, annually, or on demand.|