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APH 102 Cr. 2
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
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
APH 232 Cr. 2
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 242 Cr. 3
Digital Imaging Technique
The electronic extension of the traditional, darkroom
based, Introduction to Photographic Principles. It involves a comparison of
traditional and digital approaches to photographic imaging, digital image
making, scanning of film and transparencies and a detailed study of
electronic imaging software for image preparation and manipulation.
Prerequisite: APH 202, 232.
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
digital portfolio. Prerequisite: APH 202, 242. Lect. 2, Lab. 2.
APH 312 Cr. 3
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
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 342 Cr. 3
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
Practical experience in applying photographic skills
by participating as staff members for university publications.
APH 202. Repeatable for credit—maximum 2. Offered
APH 402 Cr. 3
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. Offered Sem. II. Lect. 2, Lab. 2.
APH 412 Cr. 3
Expressive and Archival Imaging
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. Offered Sem. II. Lect.
2, Lab. 2.
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. Students will serve as
mentors in the photography labs. Prerequisite: APH 202, 232, 302, 312, 412
and electives. Lect. 1, Lab. 1.
APH 499 Cr. 1-3
Independent Study/Art Photography
Directed individual study under an assigned faculty
member. Student is responsible for submitting a written study proposal for
approval before registration. Prerequisite: Eleven (11) hours of APH
coursework, junior standing, and consent of instructor. Repeatable for
credit — maximum 6. Normally offered as 1-2 credits; three
credits may be given in exceptional cases.