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  • ARTS1001 Intro to Visual Arts 3
    Description
    ARTS 1001 We live in a world that often places us in a position of visual overload. Images flood into our lives through television, print and social media. Although we innately interact with and react to the visual world, it is critical that the educated student learns to appreciate the production, history and the cultural relevance of visual art. This study includes perspectives on art from ancient times to present, but an emphasis is placed on the cultural significance of art from the modern era to the present time. By studying and making visual art, students will become more connected to the visual world around them and to their own avenues of artistic expression.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 05/10/2011 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ARTS1001

  • ARTS1101 History of Photography 3
    Description
    ARTS 1101 This course will allow students to explore photography and its affects on culture by examining the origins of the medium. While it may seem that photography belongs only to the twentieth century, students will learn that the origins of the first camera date back hundreds of years. Early photographers were often "frustrated painters," and affected strongly by art and art history movements. This class then will begin with a review of the camera's beginnings and of the artistic cultural milieu that helped to bring the medium into adulthood in the twentieth century.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 05/10/2011 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ARTS1101

  • ARTS1201 The Creative Process 3
    Description
    ARTS 1201 Much of the thinking learned in school and in the work environment place an emphasis on learning how to understand claims, follow or create a logical argument, figure out the answer, eliminate the incorrect paths and focus on the correct one. There is, however, another kind of thinking, centered on exploring ideas, generating possibilities, looking for many right answers rather than just the "correct" one. There is, however, another kind of thinking, centered on exploring ideas, generating possibilities, looking for many right answers rather than just the "correct" one. Both of these kinds of thinking are vital to success in the work place, yet the creative approach tends to be ignored until after the formal education is complete. In this course, we will explore the creative thought process and develop systems to encourage and develop new idea generation. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 05/10/2011 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ARTS1201

  • ARTS1310 History of Architecture 3
    Description
    ARTS 1310 This course will cover architecture from prehistory up to today, looking at examples throughout history and examining the issues that help shape them. The course will not only look at who designed the buildings, but who built them, who used them, and why. Beginning with the earliest manmade shelters and ending with issues influencing architecture today, the course will introduce students to different ways of seeing building and architecture as cultural artifacts. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/27/2012 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ARTS1310

  • ARTS1550 Art History, Renaissance to Modern 3
    Description
    ARTS 1550 This introductory course gives students a deeper appreciation and knowledge of Western art and the cultures that created it. This course focuses on the fascinating changes that occurred in the Italian Renaissance and continues through to modern artists and influences of the 20th century.

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/14/2013 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ARTS1550

  • ENGL1300 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
    Description
    ENGL 1300 This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creative writing. The elements of fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and screenwriting are covered. Emphasis will be placed on both the writing process and the end product. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 06/01/2000 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1300

  • ENGL1400 American Short Story 3
    Description
    ENGL 1400 This course emphasizes the review and analysis of examples of the short story format. These stories will be by various American writers from the period 1789 to the present. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 02/23/2001 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1400

  • ENGL1550 Introduction to Literature 3
    Description
    ENGL 1550 This course introduces the study of literature as a mode of discourse for defining, exploring, and expressing human experience. There is an emphasis on learning the skills of reading and writing about literature. This course will cover fiction, drama, and poetry, with attention also paid to literary non-fiction. Thus the class will introduce students to such basic concepts as (for fiction) plot structure, point of view, characterization, imagery and symbolism, setting, tone, irony, and style; (for drama) protagonist/antagonist, plot, dramatic structure, tragedy and comedy; (for poetry) persona, denotation/connotation, figurative language, metrics and major verse forms. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/13/2003 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1550

  • ENGL1570 The Literature of Nature
    Description
    ENGL 1570 The Literature of Nature focuses on the understanding and analysis of humanity's relationship to its environment, as revealed through particular genres, such as the short story, essay, diary, and poetry. We will review the major texts in the literature of nature and look at the ethical and philosophical relationship between humans and nature over the centuries, focusing primarily on North America. Meets MnTC Goal 6 and Goal 9

    Credits:

    Effective Dates: 11/05/2010 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6,9

    Course Outline: ENGL1570

  • ENGL1625 Film Studies 4
    Description
    ENGL 1625 This course emphasizes the review and analysis of films. This will include how movies reflect and shape the hopes, dreams, and aspirations of the society that produces them. These films will be from various genres and span the entire time frame that movies have been a popular phenomenon. Also included in this course is logical reasoning as well as the investigation of certain aspects of film that set it apart from other literary forms such as technical advances, special effects, camera angles, costuming, cinematography, and lighting. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 01/08/2007 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1625

  • ENGL1630 Genre Film 1
    Description
    ENGL 1630 This course emphasizes the review and analysis of focused genres of films. This will include how a genre reflects the society that produces them and how each genre transcends the limits of its formula. Also included in this course is logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 1

    Effective Dates: 09/30/2010 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1630

  • ENGL1650 Greek Mythology 4
    Description
    ENGL 1650 This course emphasizes the review and analysis of various Greek myths. This will include how these myths have reflected and shaped art and history. Also included in the course are critical reading and logical reasoning. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1650

  • ENGL1725 Selected Works in Literature 3
    Description
    ENGL 1725 This course emphasizes the review and analysis of selected works of literature. Students will become familiar with the conventions, terminology and expectations of a particular genre of literature. In addition, students will research the authors and the historical times in which they lived. There will be an emphasis on reading literature actively, analyzing literature logically and writing about literature critically. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/11/2010 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1725

  • ENGL1750 Fantasy and Science Fiction Literature 3
    Description
    ENGL 1750 This course emphasizes review, analysis and discussions of the genres of fantasy and science fiction. Evaluations and points of view for these genres are also considered. The works are viewed as reflections of real contemporary issues in environmental, technological, cultural, religious, economic and political spheres, and the role of the world citizen dealing with these issues is discussed. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/10/2005 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1750

  • ENGL1800 Mystery and Detective Literature 3
    Description
    ENGL 1800 This course introduces the study of mystery and detective literature. There is an emphasis on exploring the relationship between contemporary mystery fiction and the stories of antiquity. Students will read a wide variety of literature and explore the texts through a wide variety of literary approaches. The course will introduce students to such basic concepts as plot structure, point of view, characterization, imagery and symbolism, setting, tone, irony and style. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/08/2007 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1800

  • ENGL1900 Creative Writing Workshop in Fiction 3
    Description
    ENGL 1900 This course emphasizes the process of critical reading and writing fiction using effective writing skills and figurative language. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/21/2003 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: ENGL1900

  • HUMA1100 Introduction to Humanities 4
    Description
    HUMA 1100 This course emphasizes eight disciplines as they have grown and influenced each other and the societies that produced them through the ages in western history. These disciplines are: literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music, science, religion, and technology. The course will include analysis of written text, pictures, and ideas. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 4

    Effective Dates: 08/23/2004 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: HUMA1100

  • HUMA1125 The Humanities in Modern Minnesota 3
    Description
    HUMA 1125 This course emphasizes eight disciplines that make-up the humanities (literature, art, architecture, philosophy, music, science, religion, and technology) and looks at how Minnesotans are defining and influencing our local and national culture. The course will include analysis of written texts, art, architecture, music, science, performances, and ideas. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 11/05/2010 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6

    Course Outline: HUMA1125

  • PHIL1300 Introduction to Philosphy 3
    Description
    PHIL 1300 This course is an introduction to the traditional problems of philosphy. Students will discuss and criticize texts written by philosophers from a variety of periods and cultures. Emphasis will be placed on the practical value of the ideas explored. Prerequisites: None. Meets MnTC Goal 6 and Goal 9

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/14/2008 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6,9

    Course Outline: PHIL1300

  • PHIL1350 Medical Ethics 3
    Description
    PHIL 1350 This course introduces students to basic issues in medical ethics. Emphasis will be placed on the process of considering ethical theory, ethical principles, laws, and professional codes of onduct in the analysis of specific cases from the field. This course will be of special interest to students in nursing and dental programs, though students in any program will find the study of medical ethics worthwhile. Suggested Accuplacer reading cut score over 78 and completion of ENGL 1150: Composition I. Meets MnTC Goal 6 and Goal 9

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 08/24/2009 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6,9

    Course Outline: PHIL1350

  • PHIL1400 World Religions 3
    Description
    PHIL 1400 This course is about learning the central beliefs of the world's major religions. Through writing, reflection, and presentation, students will explore the basic tenets of the world's major religions, who founded the religion, their main writings or scriptures, and their philosophical underpinnings concerning such issues as definition of religion, the existence of God/gods, faith, reason, ceremonial practices, and their relationship with the world. Meets MnTC Goal 6

    Credits: 3

    Effective Dates: 01/12/2009 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 6,8

    Course Outline: PHIL1400

  • PHIL1450 Philosophy of the Arts 2
    Description
    PHIL 1450 In this introductory course, students will take a philosophical approach to thinking about painting, photography, film, architecture, music, literature, theater arts, and popular art. Using ideas from a variety of time periods, students will analyze artworks of their own choosing. All students will find this course valuable though it will be of special interest to those in programs such as Applied Visual Arts, Architectural Technology, Graphic Design Technology, Photography, Photographic Imaging Technology, Interior Design, Landscape Horticulture, Multimedia and Web Design.

    Credits: 2

    Effective Dates: 03/01/2011 - 12/31/9999

    MNTC Goals: 2,6

    Course Outline: PHIL1450