Art

Recommended Course of Study

Transfer Pathway A.F.A.

Note: Not all courses will be available every semester. For a complete list of Goal Area course choices, please visit the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) page.

2022-2023 Required Courses

Semester 1

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
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:

  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

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:

  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 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: None

Art Elective(s)
Restricted ART elective
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 2)
First year experience course
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

COMM 1100
COMM 1110
COMM 2230
Interpersonal Communication    OR

Public Speaking    OR

Small Group Communication
3

Interpersonal Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 07
Is a course that helps students recognize that we live and work in relationship with others and must communicate effectively with them to achieve our goals. This class helps students acquire the skills to effectively communicate with family members, intimate others, co-workers, friends, and acquaintances. After reviewing relevant interpersonal theory, students will examine and identify their own communication attitudes and behaviors. Students will also learn and apply techniques for improving communication in their relationships through active practice. Students will participate in multiple activities, both in and outside the classroom setting, to build their interpersonal communication skills. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.2000, Subp. 7, Standard 6C, D, F, & G.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

Public Speaking
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Is the introductory study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Public presentation skills are required for individuals to be successful in our workplaces, communities and many other contexts in today's society. Students will learn about the different types of public speeches commonly encountered and learn how to research, organize and write their ideas into clear and understandable forms of public communication. Students will also practice the delivery skills needed to present ideas effectively. Students will be required to speak and participate often and will also be required to present their speeches in a classroom setting with an audience of their peers and an instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

Small Group Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Introduces students to the practice and theory of communicating in small group settings. Working in groups is an integral part of living in today's society. Community and workplace situations require us to be able to lead, participate, and follow effectively. Participating in this course will assist students in developing the leadership, conflict management, problem solving and discussion skills necessary to function in group settings. Students will apply small group communication theory in small, task-oriented groups and develop presentation skills to showcase their understanding of what it means to be an effective group member. Evaluating the effectiveness of their own and others' group communication behaviors is also required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

Total Credits in Semester 1 16

Semester 2

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
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:

  • Spring 2023

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:

  • Spring 2023

Art Elective(s)
Restricted ART electives
6



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

Total Credits in Semester 2 16

Semester 3

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
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: None

Art Elective(s)
Restricted ART elective
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

ENG 1111
ENG 1114
ENG 1130
Research Writing    OR

The Research Paper    OR

Writing and Research For the Professions
3

Research Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Students will analyze primary and secondary sources and develop formal research writing in students' academic and/or professional disciplines including EMS, Paralegal, and Criminal Justice. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

The Research Paper
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical analysis of fiction or nonfiction texts, at least one book-length, resulting in a research paper that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources. Prereq: Grade of C or higher in ENG 1108.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023
  • Summer 2023

Writing and Research For the Professions
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical audience analysis of professional texts across the disciplines, at least one book length, resulting in a professional research proposal, feasibility study, or report that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources, persuasion, and students' mastery of professional and audience analysis, business writing, researching, and evaluative skills. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Spring 2023

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 4)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3a)    OR

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3b)
4

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3a)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3b)


Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 3 15

Semester 4

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ART 2295
Portfolio Development
1

Course Outline
Credits: 1
Create your portfolio to earn your AFA or prepare for transfer to a four-year institution in pursuit of your BFA degree. In addition to photographing the portfolio, you will build business skills including writing your art resume, preparing your artist statement, and learning how to apply for and install exhibitions. Prereq: Students should have taken most of their beginning art courses and 2 advanced level courses or permission from instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Spring 2023

Art Elective(s)
Free ART electives
6



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
3



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Semester 4 13
Total Credits: 60
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.