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Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ANTH 2110 Peoples and Cultures of Latin America 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces the diverse contemporary cultures of Latin America and the factors that influence peoples' lives and cultural expressions. Course topics include colonization, globalization, religion, identity and ethnicity, social movements, migration, and the relationships between culture and gender, language, art, music, traditional arts and crafts, and the environment. Throughout the course, we will also explore the roles that anthropologists have played in Latin America.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores the visual arts of a wide range of peoples, cultures, styles, movements, and media, as well as the various cultural, religious, economic, and political factors related to their creation. Major works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from prehistory to the present will be studied. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.3200, Subp. 3, Standard L 1, 2, 4, Visual Arts.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1106 Art History I: From Cave Paintings to Gothic Cathedrals 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from prehistory to 1400. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, religious, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1107 Art History II: From Michelangelo to the Modern World 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, and decorative arts from the 15th century through the present. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, religious, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1109 World Art 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys major works in painting, sculpture, architecture, calligraphy, and decorative arts from non-western cultures around the world dating from prehistory to the present. Art from Pakistan, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the Islamic world, the Americas, Africa, and the Pacific will be studied. Both the styles and methods employed in the creation of the works of art and the cultural, spiritual/religious, societal, economic, and political philosophies that influenced them will be studied and students will learn to recognize and appreciate cross-cultural differences and similarities.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

ART 1114 Foundation Drawing I 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Introduces basic drawing skills emphasizing direct observation. A variety of media and papers are explored as the student engages in studio drawing, critical evaluation of aesthetics, critique sessions, slide lectures. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1115 Foundation Drawing II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
This course builds on ideas and skills acquired in Drawing 1. Studio work in drawing includes a variety of materials including pencil, charcoal and color media. Subjects include life (models) as well as the non-visual. This class is conceptually based with an involvement and emphasis on structure, ideas and process. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee. Course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites:

  • ART 1114 Foundation Drawing I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

ART 1120 Foundation 2D Design 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores basic two-dimensional perceptual and compositional theories, color theories and principles of design in the traditional art studio and in the digital studio. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

ART 1121 Digital Photography I (no lab) 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores the application of the digital camera and digital imaging software as means for individual creative expression in the fine arts. Students will engage in technological, aesthetic, and conceptual aspects of digital photography using historical and contemporary practices in as a guide. Students enrolling in this course are required to purchase image-editing software as specified in the course syllabus. This course is intended for non-A.F.A. majors. Students who are A.F.A. majors should enroll in Art 1131. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been awarded for ART 1131.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1131 Introduction to Digital Photography 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores the application of the digital camera, digital imaging software, and digital printing technology as means for individual creative expression in the fine arts. Students will engage in technological, aesthetic, conceptual aspects of digital photography using historical and contemporary practices in as a guide. Students are required to supply their own digital camera for this course. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been awarded for ART 1121.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 1132 Digital Photography II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Expands on the exploration of digital camera function, digital image editing software and digital printing technology introduced in Art 1131. This course will emphasize student's development of individual artistic voice while engaging with technological, aesthetic, and conceptual issues in their work. Students are required to supply their own Digital SLR camera for this course. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been awarded for ART 1122. Course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites:

  • ART 1121 Digital Photography I (no lab)
  • ART 1131 Introduction to Digital Photography

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

ART 1151 Foundation Digital Imaging 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Applies tools and techniques supported by digital media in the creation of digital art. Students will develop technical skills and apply principles of design utilizing raster and vector based software programs. Historical and contemporary art practice will guide and support the technical investigation of digital art tools in this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

ART 1196 Foundation 3D Design 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores principles and basic formulas to approaching three-dimensional organization of space. Projects are organized as individual and group assignments. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 2100 Introduction to Sculpture 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores sculptural concepts, techniques, tools, materials, processes and vocabulary in order to develop skills and apply aesthetic exploration. Visits to galleries, museums, and sculpture parks may be included in this course. Studio projects may include additive process of modeling clay, subtractive process of carving plaster, constructive fabricating in wood, reproductive process of mold making, study of space as it applies to sculpture, and the history of traditional sculpture and contemporary sculpture. Lab Fee.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

ART 2101 Sculpture II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores advanced sculptural concepts, techniques, and materials with an emphasis on personal aesthetic. An historical overview with an emphasis on contemporary approaches to sculpture. Visits to galleries, museums, and sculpture parks may be included in this course. Topics and projects may include site specific sculpture, installation, plaster and/or poly resin mold making, kinetic sculpture, assemblage, form, figurative sculpture, history of traditional sculpture, contemporary sculpture, and form, scale, plane, texture and space as it relates to sculpture. Prereq: ART 2100.

Prerequisites:

  • ART 2100 Introduction to Sculpture

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ART 2200 Introduction to Ceramics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores ceramic materials and processes. An aesthetic exploration of hand building, wheel throwing, decorating, glazing, and firing techniques to create sculptured and functional forms. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 2201 Ceramics II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores advanced studies in ceramics. Additional technical and aesthetic exploration and experimentation including functional and sculptural forms, slips, under glazes, clay bodies, Raku, wood, and salt kiln firings. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee. Prereq: ART 2200. Course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites:

  • ART 2200 Introduction to Ceramics

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 2207 Introduction to Glass 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Introduces glass working processes and techniques. An exploration of glass casting, stained glass, fusing and slumping flat glass, surface alteration, and flame work resulting in expressive forms. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ART 2208 Art and Museums in the Twin Cities 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces students to the rich and diverse arts venues in the Twin Cities, various museum display practices, and the complicated politics of exhibiting cultures. The class will meet both on campus and at various local museums, galleries, and/or art centers. Students are responsible for own transportation. Independent visits to art exhibits outside of class are also required. Students should budget approx. $75 for entrance and parking fees.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ART 2217 Glass II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores focused areas of various glass working processes and works on developing and refining techniques. Individualizes advanced projects in at least three skill areas covered in ART 2207. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab Fee. Prereq: ART 2207. Course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites:

  • ART 2207 Introduction to Glass

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ART 2250 Special Topics In Art 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Presents specific topics in art and visual culture on a rotating basis. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to, History of Photography, Art Theory and Criticism, and Contemporary Art. This course may be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ART 2251 Introduction to Painting 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Introduces basics of acrylic and/or water soluble oil painting and basic color theory. Emphasis is on painting from observation. A variety of traditional and contemporary painting approaches are assigned including an opportunity for personal exploration. The studio course involves active hands-on participation by the student. Gallery and museums visits may be included in this course. Lab Fee

Prerequisites:

  • ART 1114 Drawing I
  • ART 1114 Foundation Drawing I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ART 2252 Painting II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Expands in depth upon the basic principles covered in Painting 1 including value, color theory, media, composition, technique, and personal approach. Focuses on personal creative development within the parameters of specific assignments. Gallery and museum visits may be included in this course. Lab fee. Course may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites:

  • ART 2251 Introduction to Painting

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

ART 2300 Architectural History 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores major works of architecture around the world dating from prehistory to the present. An emphasis is placed on understanding the architectural significance of individual monuments in terms of the styles and methods employed in their creation as well as the various environmental, cultural, social, religious, economic, and political factors that influenced these monuments.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

ENG 1116 Writing for the Web 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Focuses on the creation of writing in web-based contexts (such as wikis, blogs, multi-modal essays, and other emergent forms) composed with images, links, audio, and/or video; on analysis and application of the elements of attractive web page design; and on presentation of information in a concise and appealing style. Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1140 Introduction to Literature 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Introduces students to the methods of examining and understanding poetry, drama, novels, short stories and creative nonfiction. Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 1180 Introduction to World Literature 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces students to selected works from Western and non-Western literary traditions (including Africa, Asia, and Latin America) with a focus on their cultural/historical contexts. Includes both contemporary and ancient texts (one book-length) with a particular interest in stressing those themes that exemplify the ideals and concerns of our shared human condition and the spread of ideas beyond national boundaries. Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1601 Introduction to Creative Writing 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides guided practice in various types of creative writing with the emphasis on skills common to creative expression. Assists students in discovering and developing their own best medium for expression, whether fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction (Emphasis may vary with instructor.) Students will identify select portions of writing for small and/or large group presentation.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1605 Fiction Writing 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Engages students in the craft and techniques of writing fiction. Provides exposure to models, discussion, and guided practice in various types of fiction writing. Students will participate in large or small group workshops to develop critique and feedback skills.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2214 American Literature: Colonial Era to the Civil War 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys American literature from the Colonial period to the Civil War. Typical authors include Bradstreet, Franklin, Emerson, Thoreau, and Melville. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2215 American Literature: The Civil War to the Present 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys American literature from 1860 to the present. Typical authors include Whitman, Chopin, Twain, Hemingway, and Cather. Poets include Frost, Stevens, and Rich. Fiction writers include O'Connor, Capote, Oates, Faulkner, Salinger, and Barth. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2222 British Literature: The Middle Ages to the Age of Reason 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys British Literature from the Middle Ages through the Eighteenth Century. Authors include Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Swift, and Pope. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022

ENG 2223 British Literature: Romanticism to the Present 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Surveys British literature from the Romantic period to the present. Authors include Blake, Wordsworth, Browning, Conrad, Yeats, and Woolf. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2235 Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys significant mythic stories from around the world, such as Africa, Egypt, the Far East, Great Britain, Greece, Mesopotamia, North and South America, and Scandinavia. Universal themes and the nature of the mythic hero are considered as well as the role and value of myth to our lives. Works considered may include essays, short stories, films, plays, poems, and novels. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2237 The Short Story 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Examines the history and diversity of the short story form. Prerequisites: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2238 Contemporary Fiction 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Explores recently published short stories and novels which represent diverse cultural and artistic expressions. Emphasis will be on North American writers, but works by writers from other countries will be included. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

ENG 2239 Women in Literature 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Provides an introduction to the methods of examining and understanding poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction by and/or about women. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2240 Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Takes the human body as its central theme and explores that theme through literature, history, and film. Specific topics will include the aesthetics of beauty, diverse identities (e.g. racial, ethnic, and sexual), bodily transformations, and disability. Possible authors are Freud, John Colapinto, Margaret Edson, Nella Larsen, and Nancy Mairs among others. Prereq: Placement into ENG 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2250 Special Topics in Literature 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Examines a prominent theme, figure, period, or genre in literature. Topics will be determined in advance by the instructor and published in the class schedule. Prereq: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher. This course may be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2251 Special Topics in Writing 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides guided practice in developing and revising writing of a specific genre (e.g. poetry, memoir, play, screenplay, literary journalism, short fiction, creative nonfiction). Assists writers in developing their own approaches to a single genre in addition to learning about the stages of development applied to a particular piece. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or ENG 1112 or permission of instructor. This course may be repeated under different topics.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2252 The Novel 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Explores selected works of the 19th through 21st centuries, including the origins, conventions, and transformations of the novel form. Students will also study the novel as a creative product of its historical and cultural era. Selected authors may include Austen, Dickens, Vonnegut, and Erdrich. Prerequisites: Placement into English 1108 or completion of both ENG 99/EAP 99 and READ 93/94 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 2253 Shakespeare 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Explores a selection of works by William Shakespeare, including a careful reading and interpretation of representative tragedies, comedies, and histories. Examines formal as well as thematic elements of the selected works as well as historical influences. Prerequisites: Placement into Eng 1108 or completion of both ENG 0099 and READ 0093/0094 with a grade of C or higher.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

FREN 1101 Beginning French I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces basic language skills and develops listening comprehension, reading, speaking and writing skills to become proficient at the appropriate level. Introduces French culture to develop cultural understanding and sensitivity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

FREN 1102 Beginning French II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Follows FREN 1101 and continues the development of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills and culture, history and art. Cultural understanding and sensitivity are important aspects of a language course. Prerequisites: FREN 1101 or instructor consent.

Prerequisites:

  • FREN 1101 Beginning French I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

FREN 1111 French Culture & Civilization 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces students to French Culture and Civilization from the ancient Gauls to the present day. Presents landmark events and famous people. Shows paramount achievements in art, architecture, film, literature, music, and philosophy. Acquaints students with French cuisine and some common French expressions. Taught in English.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

FREN 2201 Intermediate French I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Reviews and Strengthens the four communication skills with special emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Cultural and literary materials will expand students' knowledge of the arts, literature, and history of French speaking peoples. Discussion of current events, oral and written reports, role play, and films. Prereq: FREN 1102 or equivalent.

Prerequisites:

  • FREN 1102 Beginning French II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

FREN 2202 Intermediate French II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Follows French 2201. Renews emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Study of historical and contemporary issues facing the French speaker. Cultural and literary materials will deepen the students knowledge of and appreciation for the customs, art, history, culture and literature of the French speaking peoples and create an awareness of cultural, social, and linguistic differences. Prereq: FREN 2201 or equivalent.

Prerequisites:

  • FREN 2201 Intermediate French I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

GWS 2100 Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Explores key psychological, linguistic and philosophical theories on the origins of masculinity and femininity as essential gendered characteristics. Identifies current cultural assumptions about gender, masculinity and femininity and explores how LGBTQIA theory complicates these assumptions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

HUM 1110 The Ancient World through the Renaissance 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Examines literature and other written works, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, and music in their cultural contexts from ancient cultures, Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance: e.g., such works as Greek literature, Roman architecture, the medieval cathedral, renaissance art, and religions and philosophies; and such artists and writers as Plato, Sappho, Michelangelo, Rumi, Machiavelli, and Shakespeare. Covers primarily Western culture with some global culture added

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HUM 1111 From the Baroque Period to the Modern World 4

Course Outline

Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Examines literature and other written works, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, and music in their cultural contexts from the European Enlightenment to the modern world; e.g. such artists, writers, and musicians as Rembrandt, Bach, Voltaire, Wollstonescraft, Blake, Tolstoy, Stravinsky, and Camus, and such movements as Baroque, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Existentialism. Covers primarily Western culture with some global culture added.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

HUM 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies In Film 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Visits the Holocaust and other 20th century genocides through a chronology of films depicting both the horror and the hope. Films include award-winning, acclaimed stories and documentaries of the Holocaust and other Genocides, which demonstrate bravery, inhumanity, and the will to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds to maintain human dignity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

HUM 1140 Latin American Culture and Civilization 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Provides a panoramic view of Latin America from Pre-Columbian times to the present. Highlights major events and figures, but also key issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, language, geography, religion, and class, and how they have shaped and continue to shape Latin American identities and experiences. Considers cultural production from a sociohistorical perspective.

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Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

HUM 1177 Holocaust Through Multiple Lenses 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 09
Examines how the Holocaust has been remembered historically through different forms of media, including literature, drama, personal testimony, music, video and art.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

HUM 2250 Special Topics in Humanities

Course Outline

MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Study of a prominent theme, figure, period, or genre through art and literature and possibly philosophy, music or history. Topics will be determined in advance by the instructor and published in the class schedule.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1104 Class Piano I 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides a sequential study of music fundamentals, written music theory, historical context, and basic skills required to play the piano/keyboard. This course is designed for the beginning piano student.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1105 IHCC Choir 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Encompasses a vocal performance experience open to any student who wishes to sing in an ensemble. The choir performs at least one concert each semester on campus, with additional performances for special events every term. The musical selection and themes vary from semester to semester, which cover choral music from Medieval times to the present day in the western classical, popular, vernacular, and global music traditions. Attendance is required at the final performance and all other scheduled performances. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1106 Class Piano II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides a sequential study of music fundamentals, music theory, historical context, and the skills to play intermediate and advanced piano repertoire. This course is designed for the student with some piano experience. MUSC 1104 or consent of instructor.

Prerequisites:

  • MUSC 1104 Class Piano I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1107 Class Voice I 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Develops basic vocal techniques. Songs and other materials will be suited to the student's abilities. This course is intended for the beginning singer and students preparing for private lessons. It is open to anyone interested in developing vocal abilities.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1109 African Drum and Dance 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces group African hand and stick drumming, singing, and dancing (with an emphasis on drumming). African Drumming is an ensemble and grading is based on participation and attendance of class and performances. This class is a learning and performing ensemble and taught through oral tradition with written aid when necessary. Students are encouraged to use their memory in retaining the music and cultural information that accompanies the music being played. By learning traditional methods, students will also gain personal insights on the cultures and ethnic groups covered. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1110 Music Fundamentals 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides an overview of the essential elements of music needed to understand structure, gain historical perspective, write and compose music, and communicate clearly about/through this art form. This includes introductory music theory, history and performance practice, listening, and other related subject area concepts.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1119 Class Guitar I 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Develops entry-level understanding of beginning guitar technique as well as understanding notation, improvisation, elementary chord construction and theory. This forum provides opportunity for students to explore their musical aspirations through Folk, Rock, Blues and Classical guitar. No previous musical experience is necessary but students must provide their own guitar. All types and styles of guitar are accepted.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1120 Class Guitar II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides intermediate multi stylistic study of chord structure, notation, improvisation, composition, and ensemble. This course is designed for students who have completed Beginning class guitar (MUSC 1119), have enrolled in Applied Guitar (MUSC 1133) or have auditioned for Guitar faculty. Prereq: MUSC 1119, MUSC 1133 or audition with Guitar faculty.

Prerequisites:

  • MUSC 1119 Class Guitar I
  • MUSC 1133 Applied Guitar

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1121 IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces group Trinidadian Steel Drum playing and offers students the opportunity to perform in the IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble. Students taking this course (IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble) are expected to attend and participate in class, rehearsals, and perform at the final concert held at semester's end. This experiential class is a learning and performing ensemble and taught primarily through oral tradition though it will often rely on written aid where applicable. Students are encouraged to use their memory in retaining the music and cultural information that accompanies the music being played. By learning traditional methods, students will also gain personal insights on the cultures and ethnic groups covered. No musical experience is necessary. This course performs/features new musical repertoire/content every semester and may be repeated as often as desired. NOTE: This course DOES satisfy requirements for the MN Transfer Curriculum.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1122 Diction: English and Italian 2

Course Outline

Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Categorizes rules of language pronunciation as they apply to everyday situational useage. This course is intended for any student interested in language pronunciation and dialect, but also intended for beginning singers and musicians.Categorizes rules of language pronunciation as they apply to everyday situational useage. This course is intended for any student interested in language pronunciation and dialect, but also intended for beginning singers and musicians.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1124 Intro to Song Writing and Composition 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores the various musical forms, structures, and lyrics of American popular music. This course is intended for any student interested in learning how to write songs (lyrics and music accompaniment). A basic knowledge of major and minor scale construction and rudimentary chord structure, though helpful, in not required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1140 Music Appreciation 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys the development of music and how it has been and continues to be expressed, from antiquity to present day. As part of this investigation, students will be exposed to a number of different composers, listen to different types of music from different cultures, geographical locations, and times, and attend live performance(s).

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 1141 Jazz History 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Provides learning experiences in the study of jazz music, musical instruments, jazz artists and outstanding musical performances. It includes the study of historical developments in jazz and its impact in other musical styles and world music. Attendance to two live concerts is required for grade at the student's own expense.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1143 History of Rock and Roll 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores the development of Rock and Roll music, and how it influenced the American experience and music history.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1144 Broadway Musicals 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies Broadway Musicals from 1880 to the present day. Open to all students interested in expanding their knowledge of Broadway Musicals. The class will include viewing recorded and live performances of Broadway shows. Students may be expected to attend one show of their own choice. The cost of this performance will be at the student's expense.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

MUSC 1145 World Music 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Explores music of the world's cultures through examining a survey of traditional musical cultures from around the globe and an introduction to the ethnomusicological approach to the study of the world's music. This approach studies music as a part of a community's culture which reflects itself through how music is used in the society, who creates and performs it and how its elements and form demonstrate the values of its practitioners. The focus is on learning how musicians around the world understand their own music, and on exposure, appreciation and understanding of basic musical and cultural elements from the selected regions.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1146 Music in Film 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Explores the "Sounds of the Cinema" and the drama in film that most often goes unnoticed. This class reveals the moments in American film music that make it the greatest industry in America. From the early silent films to present day action adventure movies, this course studies how film composers punctuate the production with music, magnifying dramatic intensity.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1148 Introduction to Music Video Production 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Presents an artistic appreciation of music through the form of production. Students will develop a methodical understanding of how to create a music video using and combining the recording and components of "Pro Tools" and "Final Cut Express" audio video software. Students will need to provide their own video cameras, download cables and DVD disk.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 1160 Music and Protest 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Music and Protest builds on the classic mantra "Which side are you on?". From the Ancient Greeks to Green Day's "American Idiot," music has served as a powerful medium for protest. This course will explore the vast body of protest music from around the globe. Our attention will be focused on how selected regional musical genres and instruments serve to construct, dictate, and protest issues such as race identity, gender identity, community, heritage, and other social formations.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

MUSC 2128 History of Western Music Ancient to 1700 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies the European Art Music tradition from antiquity to 1700 to increase awareness and understanding of western music of the time period. This course includes the in-depth study of composers, historical and cultural influences, styles, and musical structures.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 2129 History of Western Music: 1700 To 1900 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Studies the European Art Music tradition from 1700 to 1900 to increase awareness and understanding of the time period. This course includes the in-depth study of genres, historical and cultural influences, styles, and musical structures.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

MUSC 2220 Music Education and Pedagogy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed for anyone to experience, understand, produce, discuss and enjoy various forms of music with young children. Examines the characteristics of age-appropriate music activities, how music can integrate with other disciplines, and how to teach music to others. Incorporates music concepts, basic structural elements, principles and vocabulary of music, and current pedagogical practices. The course assumes no musical background and is an introductory course for prospective elementary educators, classroom paraprofessionals or teachers, and other students interested in learning how music pedagogy works. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.3000 sub part 3, section D, #8,b for early childhood education; and 8710.3200 sub part 3, g for elementary education.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

MUSC 2250 Special Topics in Music

Course Outline

MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Studies specific topics in music which will be presented on a rotating basis. Course topics include but are not limited to: western classical music, American popular music and its sub-genres, folk music, non-western music, music and globalization, or the study of prominent composers, bands/artists, or style periods. This course may be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 1110 Introduction to Philosophy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Contends with some of the basic issues in the history and problems of philosophy, such as theories of knowledge, reality, value and society.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

PHIL 1112 Ethics 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 09
Examine major classical and contemporary ethical theories, and in light of these theories, addresses some current contentious topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

PHIL 1140 Philosophy and World Religions 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Examines the historical and cultural development of the world's major religions including, but not limited to: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Daoism. This course is intended to explore these religions in terms of philosophical questions such as the meaning of self-knowledge, virtue, justice, etc.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

PHIL 2110 American Mind 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 07
Presents a philosophical and cultural exploration of the emergence and continuing development of ideas and pluralistic traditions within the United States. Imparts an awareness of the richness and diversity of American heritage, which may include the study of race, ethnicity, political empowerment, religious belief, gender, the environment, and science. Readings may include works from Puritans, Native Americans, and the founding fathers to Einstein, Martin Luther King Jr. and contemporary thinkers.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 2140 Eastern Philosophy 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Critically engages and explores the rich tradition of Eastern philosophy. This course examines the wide range of Eastern thought, including but not limited to, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Daoism.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

PHIL 2250 Special Topics in Philosophy

Course Outline

MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 09
Studies prominent philosophers, themes, periods, or methods. Topics will be determined in advance by the instructor and published in the class schedule. This course may be repeated under different topics.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Develops basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Introduces cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1101. Provides a continued development of basic language skills and a further introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with a focus on understanding and appreciation.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 1102. Presents a comprehensive review and a continued development and strengthening of language skills with an emphasis on communicating ideas in conversation and in writing. Cultural and literary materials provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish II 5

Course Outline

Credits: 5
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Proceeds from SPAN 2201. Renewed emphasis is placed on communicating ideas in conversation and composition. Cultural and literary materials continue to provide a more extensive understanding of and appreciation for the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites:

  • SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

THTR 1101 Introduction to Film 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Helps students understand, appreciate, and enjoy motion pictures from their inception to the present as an art form. A beginning approach to the history, theory, and criticism of the cinema and film industry. The relationship between form and contents is basic to this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

THTR 1103 International Cinema 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Introduces the student to a study of major world cinemas, including influential filmmakers, screen personalities, and motion pictures. Important films are screened, discussed, and critically evaluated.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

THTR 1105 Introduction to Theater 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Helps increase students' understanding of the performing arts. Introduces the student to the history and theory of plays, playwrights, and the various arts and crafts of the theatre. Students will attend two (2) play productions selected by the instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

THTR 1107 Film History I 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys the History of Film from the silent era through the sound era of Classical Hollywood, with special focus on filmmakers, genres, and styles. Influential films are viewed and discussed.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

THTR 1108 Film History II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06, 08
Surveys the History of Film from the classical studio system to the contemporary American Independents. The focus of the course is on analysis and interpretation of films and evolving national traditions of cinema. Influential films are viewed and discussed.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

THTR 1152 Acting I 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Develops students' understanding of and skills in the theories and practices of stage acting. Exercises, games and discussion develop individual skills in the beginning actor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

THTR 1157 Theatre Makeup 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Introduces the student to the theory, technique, and application of makeup for the theatre. Emphasis placed on practical application of the makeup.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

THTR 2152 Script Analysis 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Focus on analyzing play scripts with a view to discovering production and performance values and aesthetics. Students will read, interpret and respond to a wide variety of plays from different periods and styles. Critical analysis of structure, character, theme, dialogue, genre, and style relating to the play script. Emphasis placed on plays as performance texts and fundamental techniques used by actors, directors and designers to analyze scripts in preparation for performance.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

THTR 2153 Acting II 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Develops student understanding of and skills in more advanced theories and practices of stage acting. Attention will be paid to Shakespeare.

Prerequisites:

  • THTR 1152 Acting I

Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

THTR 2154 Design for the Theatre 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 06
Introduces the concepts, process, and practices common to the design of scenery, lighting and costume. The study and application of the aesthetic principles and graphic skills involved in all areas of theatrical design. Development of the student's abilities in research methodology, as it applies to design for the theatre. Emphasis on design skills (including CAD programs) as a communication tool in the collaborative process of theatrical production. Prerequisites: Recommended THTR 1105.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Fall 2022

THTR 2210 Hitchcock, The Master of Suspense 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Examines the work of Alfred Hitchcock, a film director known world-wide for his artistry with a camera, his craftsmanship with story structure, and his ability to hold the audience in a state of edge-of-the-seat suspense.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

THTR 2220 Documentary Films 3

Course Outline

Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 06
Explores the nature and history of documentary film. Students will understand, appreciate, and enjoy documentary motion pictures as a form of communication, a method of persuasion, a reflection of culture, and as an art form. The course provides a beginning approach to the theory and criticism of documentary film. The relationship between form and content is basic to this course.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None