Fine Arts (FA)

Courses

FA 188 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

FA 1XX Fine Arts Transfer Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

FA 201 History/Theory of Architecture I 3 Cr.

This course Explores the architecture of different cultures from around the world beginning with the earliest evidence of human habitation and ending with the arrival of the renaissance. It examines the development of domestic, civic, and religious sites, as well as towns and settlements. The course explores major cultural, social, technological, and ideological influences on built environments, as well as examines the history, the context, and the form of notable examples. Preference given to architecture majors. Note: Students who successfully complete this course may not take earn credit for FA 221. 3 lecture hours.

FA 202 History/Theory of Architecture II 3 Cr.

Explores the architecture of different cultures from around the world focusing on Western architecture from the Renaissance to the 19th century. It examines the development of domestic, civic, and religious sites, as well as towns and settlements. The course explores major cultural, social, and technological influences on built environments, as well as looks at the history, the context, and the form of notable examples, while examining the developing ideologies of prominent practitioners. 3 lecture hours. Goal 3. (Fall).

FA 221 History of Visual Arts I: Prehistoric to 1350 3 Cr.

Provide an understanding of well-made artifacts by addressing quality or artistic value in terms of form and content. Students are acquainted with the principal periods of Western art through a study of, sculpture, painting, and the minor arts, ranging from prehistoric times to the present. Students learn formal vocabulary of prehistoric art to the medieval international style. 3 lecture hours. (Occasionally). Goal 3.

FA 222 History of Visual Arts II: 1350 to the Modern Era 3 Cr.

Provide an understanding of well-made artifacts by addressing quality or artistic value in terms of form and content. Students are acquainted with the principal periods of Western art through a study of sculpture, painting, and the minor arts, ranging from prehistoric times to the present. Students learn formal vocabulary and renaissance to the present. 3 lecture hours. (Occasionally). Goal 3.

FA 240 History of American Art 3 Cr.

A survey of American architecture and art from colonial times to the present. Emphasis is on the rise and development of the arts in the United States and the changing nature and functions of art in American society. European influences and Native American contributions are noted. 3 lecture hours. (Occasionally). Goal 3.

FA 250 Topics in Art 3 Cr.

Topics vary, focusing on past and current issues in art related to historical style, art and the social context, aesthetic theory, tradition and innovation in media, and the role of art and the artist as an agent of communication in our time. This course may be repeated for credit. 3 lecture hours. (Occasionally). Goal 3.

FA 260 Art Appreciation 3 Cr.

An introductory course focusing on ways to appreciate art: the role of the viewer, the purposes and functions of art, the creative process, materials and technology available to the artist, the relationship of art to culture Western and non-Western, and issues of art style and meaning. 3 lecture hours. (Occasionally). Goal 3.

FA 288 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

FA 2XX Fine Arts Transfer Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

FA 308 History/Theory of Artchitectural III 3 Cr.

A survey of architecture from the mid-eighteenth century through the early 1930s, focusing on the rise and early development of the modern movement. It integrates the historic aspects of the key examples of architecture and urban design from this era with the theoretical ideas that generated the built form. Included is a discussion of the new programs, new social/economic/political organizations and new construction materials and methodologies that drove the search for new forms to represent the new ideas of the modern industrialized era. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: FA 202 Goal 3. (Spring).

FA 309 History/Theory of Architectural IV 3 Cr.

A survey of architecture from the 1930s to the present day focusing on the various evolutionary paths of architectural development, including the codification of the international style and the subsequent challenges to the modern dogma into eras of mid and late modernism, expressionism, nationalism, organicism, brutalism, regionalism, postmodernism, deconstructivist architecture, and into the integration of the digital in design and manufacture of built works. Each evolutionary stance is discussed through analysis of the key works integrating the historic aspects with the theoretical ideas that generated the architectural works. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: FA 308 (Spring) Goal 3.

FA 388 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.

FA 401 Introduction to Research Methods for Architecture 3 Cr.

Introduces research methods for interpreting the built environment. Provides a capstone to the architectural history and theory survey sequence by studying recent and contemporary theory and incorporating architectural criticism. Includes case studies, substantial research and writing, and discussion of seminal texts in seminar format. 3 lecture hours. Prerequisite: FA 308 (Spring).

FA 488 No Norwich Equivalent 6 Cr.