2014-15 TMCC College Catalog - page 227

D-227 2014-2015
TMCCCollegeCatalog
D–CourseDescriptions
ART
Women inArt
ART 270
3.00
Prerequisite: None
The role ofwomen in the arts throughout historywill be the focus of this course.Women as artists, patrons and subjectswill be examined
with the purpose of reassessing the contribution ofwomen to the artistic tradition. In addition to learning about specificwomen artists and
patrons inWestern culture, a discussion of feminist critical theory and gender studieswill be applied to the issue ofwomen in the arts.
Special Topics inArt History
ART 295
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
Special topics in art history.May be repeated up to 12 credits.
Independent Study
ART 296
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
Acourse for advanced students to pursue individual creativework in any of the studio disciplines. Studentsmust submit awritten proposal
describing projects andmeetwith tutorial facultymember on a regular basis.
FieldStudy
ART 297*
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
This course provides an opportunity for students to study artwithin its cultural and art historical setting by traveling to seeworkswhere
they're located. Depending on the length of the trip, and the amount ofmaterial to be covered in the class, the creditsmay vary from 1 to 3.
Repeatable for 6 credits.
PortfolioEmphasis
ART 298*
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
Participantswill develop a portfolio for use in the acquisition of exhibitions, fine art gallery representation, inclusion in the permanent
collections ofmuseum/corporations, and/or employment in their respectivemedium. Classwill also cover professional and legal planning
strategies and requirements requisite to success in the fine artmarketplace.
Special Topics inStudioArt
ART 299*
1.00 - 3.00
Prerequisite: None
Various topics of special interest inStudioFineArtwill be introduced, studied and accomplished in depth than allowed through the basic
beginning and intermediate courses StudioArtmediums. Possible topics include: alternative photographic processes, digital photography,
engraving, raku firing, water bath etching, portraiture/lighting techniques in photography, weaving, performance art, view camera, color
photography, etc.
ASTRONOMY
IntroductoryAstronomy: StarsandGalaxies
AST
104
3.00
Prerequisite:MATH 120or equivalent or qualifyingACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT test result. ***This course has strongly
recommendedGeneral EducationPre-requisites***
Abeginning astronomy coursewhich discusses stellar systems and galaxies. Topicswill include stellar evolution, formation of galaxies
and cosmology.Aminimum ofmathematics is required, in the tradition of the amateur astronomer. Four laboratory experiences are
required through the course period. Recommended for non-sciencemajors. This coursemeets theUNRScience core curriculum
requirements. Transfers toUNR as Physics 110.
Special Topics inAstronomy
AST
198
0.50 - 6.00
Prerequisite: None
Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The coursewill be a variable of one-half to six credits
depending on the course content and number of hours required. The coursemay be repeated for up to six credits. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).
AUTOMOTIVE
GeneralAuto
AUTO 101
2.00 - 7.00
Prerequisite: None
An introductory course describing the principles of operation, design, construction andmaintenance of automobiles. Activities include
shop safety emphasis, use of servicemanuals, use of tools and fasteners, generalmaintenance of cooling systems, lubricating systems; an
overview and demonstration of electrical, fuel and ignition systems; an overview and explanation of chassis, steering, suspension and
brake systems. Human relations, leadership andwork ethics related to the automotive industrywill also be covered. This coursemay not
transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or sciencewithin the universities in theNevadaSystem ofHigher Education (NSHE).

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