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APH 102                                                                                                                                           Cr. 2

Photography Appreciation

An introduction to the information and skills necessary to appreciate fully the photographic medium. Students will learn to use analysis and evaluation to critically present their views on the art of photography with respect to content, technique and historical context.


APH       202                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Introduction to Photographic Principles

The fundamentals of black and white still photography are taught. Included are the use of an adjustable camera, film processing, printing and print presentation.


APH       232                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Photographic Composition

The parameters of photographic composition are studied and executed with 35mm slide photography. Concepts included are subject placement, psychological effects of formats, mass relationships, principal compositional forms, cultural influences and effective image cropping. Prerequisite: APH 202.


APH       300                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Special Projects Photography

Workshops, directed and individual readings, or projects involving significant content or activities not available through regular course offerings within the photography minor. Open to qualified high school students. Prerequisite: photography faculty consent. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.


APH       302                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3


A conceptual, historical, ethical and practical study of photo communication. Students will closely examine the work of prominent picture journalists, work for on-campus clients, and produce a standardized portfolio. Prerequisite: APH 202.


APH       312                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Commercial Photography

Large and medium format cameras are used on location and in the studio to execute commercial photography applications. Emphasis given to lighting, color and black and white applications, digital imagery and working in the marketplace. Prerequisite: APH 202.


APH       322                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Portrait Photography

Studio and environmental approaches to portraiture are studied and executed. Explores uses of studio and natural lighting; posing of singles, couples and small groups; designing strong compositions in studio settings; study of historic and contemporary portraitists. Prerequisite: APH 202.


APH       332                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Multi-Media Presentations

Explores the technical and aesthetic components of communication through slides, sound and other media. Emphasis on the potential of these media and on component production skill areas including pictorialization, storyboarding, photographic techniques, editing, audio-visual synthesis, and delivery systems. Offered occasionally.


APH       342                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Color Photography

Techniques of color photography are explored, including composition, aesthetics, negative/positive printing and electronic imaging. Contemporary trends in color photography are examined as well as historical precedents. Prerequisite: APH 202.


APH       351                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Film and Society

A lecture/discussion/laboratory class involving film study from cultural, thematic and issues perspectives. Critical viewing and writing emphasis techniques are incorporated.


APH       372                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Applied Photography

Practical experience in applying photographic skills by participating as staff members for university publications. Prerequisite: APH 202. Repeatable for credit—maximum 2. Offered occasionally.


APH       402                                                                                                                                     Cr. 3

Advanced Photojournalism/ Documentary Photography

In-depth and specialized investigation of photojournalism. Topics for research and application include ethics and picture editing, illustration, photo essay, editorial assignments for real-world clients. Students produce an extended portfolio. Prerequisite: APH 302.


APH       412                                                                                                                                     Cr. 2

Advanced Photographic Principles

Exposure, processing and printing procedures are precisely controlled for technical excellence in black and white photography. The previsualization approach is applied so that the student completes the course with a portfolio of photographs in the tradition of Adams, Weston, Steichen, etc. Prerequisite: APH 202.


APH       492                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1

Seminar in Photography

Discussion of the professional, theoretical and aesthetic problems relating to the presentation and display of photography. Students will produce a portfolio or a gallery show of their work. This is the capstone course in the photography minor. Prerequisites: APH 202, 232, 302, 312, 412 and electives.


APH       499                                                                                                                                     Cr. 1-3

Independent Study

Directed individual study under an assigned faculty member. Student is responsible for submitting study proposals for approval before registration. Prerequisites: junior standing, and prior consent of instructor and department faculty.  Repeatable for credit — maximum 6. Normally offered as 1-2 credits; three credits may be given in exceptional cases.