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100 Level

  • ENGL 193 Composition for International Students Course is available via eLearning
     

    ENGL 193

    Composition for International Students
    Course is available via eLearning
    Intended for non-native English speakers, this course examines written exposition and communication. The focus is on analyzing and composing essays and implementing research skills. Students also work on speaking skills in informal and formal presentations to develop a full range of communicative competencies.

200 Level

  • ESL 220 Grammar in Context
     

    ESL 220

    Grammar in Context
    This course focuses on the basic, specific grammatical structures of English with communicative, contextual practice in other modes of language at the sentence and paragraph level, including deconstructing active language to identify the target structure, dynamic grammar drills, role plays, worksheets, online activities and short written, reading and response assignments.
  • LIBA 220 Special Topics in Liberal Arts
     

    LIBA 220

    Special Topics in Liberal Arts
    This course is designed to provide opportunities to study in areas not covered in the traditional curriculum. Emphasis is given to the application of knowledge to the student’s major or field of interest. The subject matter varies each time it is offered.
  • ESL 230 Writing
     

    ESL 230

    Writing
    Students in this course focus on the use of written language to express basic ideas in an organized way with effective transitions and simple supporting elements at both the sentence and short paragraph level. Students begin the practice of learning how to self-edit and peer-edit their own writing in a foreign language.
  • ESL 240 Reading and Vocabulary
     

    ESL 240

    Reading and Vocabulary
    Focusing on the introduction of strategies to develop students’ vocabulary, this course develops reading comprehension and speed through a variety of short reading materials including art and design content, fiction and non-fiction.
  • CMPA 241 Survey of Electronic Art
     

    CMPA 241

    Survey of Electronic Art
    Chronicling the history of the computer as a visual art medium, this course details the vocabulary, technique and theory on which contemporary practice is based. Course content addresses the origins of process advances and discoveries, the historical significance of SIGGRAPH and other current developments that impact the industry. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 110, CMPA 110.
  • ESL 250 Listening and Speaking
     

    ESL 250

    Listening and Speaking
    This course fosters skills for listening to and speaking about social, cultural and academic topics with partners. Students listen to text, conversations and mini lectures to identify the main ideas and specific important information presented. With pronunciation drills and dictations to reinforce the grammar structures of other courses, students practice speech appropriate to both social and academic settings with emphasis placed on developing control and verbal output of their message.

300 Level

  • ENGL 304 American Drama Since 1945
     

    ENGL 304

    American Drama Since 1945
    A seminal moment in American literature occurred in response to the end of World War II. Dramatic writing of the postwar period is studied for its context, both historical and cultural, as well as its composition and themes. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 123.
  • ESL 322 Applied Grammar in Writing and Speaking
     

    ESL 322

    Applied Grammar in Writing and Speaking
    This course offers instruction and practice in applying essential grammatical concepts in English to students' own writing and speaking. Students analyze their personal patterns of error so they can recognize and correct their errors in a systematic manner. Students use reference materials to support their learning, practice editing their own writing and speaking and begin to gain independence as language learners.
  • ESL 331 Academic Writing and Speaking
     

    ESL 331

    Academic Writing and Speaking
    This course provides students with an opportunity to learn about art and design topics during the quarter while improving their written and oral English communication skills. Students practice the writing, speaking and grammar needed in formal and informal classroom situations while building key art and design vocabulary that is applicable to other SCAD courses.
  • ESL 332 Cultural Topics in Writing and Speaking
     

    ESL 332

    Cultural Topics in Writing and Speaking
    This course is designed to help ESL students adjust to study and life in a North American context. The course provides practice using vocabulary and language structures in writing and speaking while providing cultural background needed to effectively learn and participate in a new culture.
  • ESL 333 Topics for a Global Community
     

    ESL 333

    Topics for a Global Community
    Students study integrated language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while studying definitions and concepts of various communities in and around their location in oral and written assignments. This course emphasizes understanding spoken English in formal and informal situations.
  • ESL 334 Writing for Publication
     

    ESL 334

    Writing for Publication
    Focusing on the integrated skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, this course requires students to conduct interviews, edit and produce materials for others to read in either print or Web format. Students become skilled observers of culture and improve their English communication skills while working on individual and group projects leading to class publication(s).
  • ESL 335 The Art of Being a Professional
     

    ESL 335

    The Art of Being a Professional
    This course leads ESL graduate students through a job search, résumé writing, interview and negotiation practice to prepare talented students to search for internships and employment within the United States. Items of special interest in the course are cross-cultural differences in job search procedures and establishing interview skills.
  • ESL 336 Language of Art and Design
     

    ESL 336

    Language of Art and Design
    This course is an introduction to essential art and design terminology. Students learn how to recognize and describe the visual elements of art and design in English to prepare for full participation in the courses of their art and design majors. This course serves as a gateway course for language support classes as well as a preparation for Level V courses in Reading and Writing in Art History and Contemporary Art.
  • ESL 341 Academic Reading and Vocabulary
     

    ESL 341

    Academic Reading and Vocabulary
    This course develops students' reading comprehension and speech through a variety of reading materials including art and design content, fiction and non-fiction. There is a focus on expanding the academic vocabulary, deriving meaning from context, and identifying main ideas and supporting details through recognition of organization pattern in writing.
  • SFIN 350 Special Topics in Fine Arts
     

    SFIN 350

    Special Topics in Fine Arts
    This elective course provides an opportunity for students to focus on particular issues in the field of fine arts. Faculty, course content and prerequisites vary each time the course is offered. The course may include lectures, discussions, individual projects and critiques, depending on the nature of the topic.
  • PHIL 375 Special Topics in Philosophy
     

    PHIL 375

    Special Topics in Philosophy
    The topic of this course varies from quarter to quarter. Each new version focuses on specific issues in the field of philosophy and allows students to pursue individual projects related to the topic of the course. Prerequisite(s): Vary according to topic.
  • SFDM 399 Off-campus Disney Imagineering
     

    SFDM 399

    Off-campus Disney Imagineering
    This off-campus course provides students with the opportunity to experience the design and implementation of theme parks through behind-the-scenes workshops led by Imagineers in the Walt Disney Word theme parks and resorts. Students research the development of the theme park, Imagineering and the Disney brand and utilize this knowledge during their work in Walt Disney World. The final project is the concept development of a themed attraction. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the department chair.

400 Level

  • ESL 422 Advanced Applied Grammar in Writing and Speaking
     

    ESL 422

    Advanced Applied Grammar in Writing and Speaking
    This course offers concentrated instruction and rigorous practice in applying grammatical concepts in English to students' own writing and speaking. Students analyze their personal patterns of error so they can recognize and correct their errors in a systematic manner. Students become skilled at using reference materials to support their learning, become good editors of their own writing and speaking and gain independence as language learners.
  • ESL 431 Academic Writing and Speaking
     

    ESL 431

    Academic Writing and Speaking
    This course provides students with an opportunity to apply the principles of design to art and design topics while improving their written and oral English communication skills. Students develop their writing and speaking abilities to use art and design vocabulary accurately and effectively and to practice applying the principles of design to their respective majors.
  • ESL 432 Cultural Topics in Writing and Speaking
     

    ESL 432

    Cultural Topics in Writing and Speaking
    This course is designed to help ESL students adjust to study and life in a North American context. The course provides rigorous practice using advanced vocabulary and language structures in writing and speaking while providing cultural background needed to effectively learn and participate in a new culture.
  • SFIN 432 Off-campus Studio Experience
     

    SFIN 432

    Off-campus Studio Experience
    This studio course focuses on the production of an independent body of work for the student participating in an off-campus program. Faculty members provide guidance in the progression of work as outlined in a written studio proposal. The off-campus or residency experience is enhanced by studio exchanges with peers and critiques with visiting artists. The course culminates in visual documentation, a formal presentation and a written statement about the work. Prerequisite(s): ARLH 208 or ARTH 207, DSGN 102 or DRAW 101.
  • ESL 433 Topics for a Global Community
     

    ESL 433

    Topics for a Global Community
    This course is designed to help ESL students explore and analyze the broad concepts of various communities in and around their location in oral and written assignments. This course emphasizes spoken English in formal and informal situations, in and out of the classroom, including attending lectures and building note taking skills.
  • ESL 434 Writing for Publication
     

    ESL 434

    Writing for Publication
    This course emphasizes advanced integrated language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while expanding students’ ability to conduct interviews, edit and produce materials for others to read in either print or Web format. Students become skilled observers of society and culture and improve their English communication skills while working on individual and group projects leading to class publication(s).
  • ESL 435 The Art of Being a Professional
     

    ESL 435

    The Art of Being a Professional
    This course leads advanced ESL students to explore the subtle verbal skills needed for a job search, including résumé writing, interviewing and negotiating. Emphasis is given to researching internships and employment within the United States as well as analyzing cross-cultural differences in job search procedures and providing extensive practice in interviewing.
  • ESL 436 The Language of Art and Design
     

    ESL 436

    The Language of Art and Design
    The course introduces essential art terminology and provides rigorous practice using that terminology in discussions, presentations, readings and written assignments. Students learn to use appropriate language to describe the visual elements of art and design in preparation for full participation in courses related to their art and design majors. This course serves as a gateway course for Level IV students who are new to SCAD ESL to prepare them for Level V Reading and Writing in Art History and Contemporary Art courses.
  • ESL 441 Academic Reading and Vocabulary Building
     

    ESL 441

    Academic Reading and Vocabulary Building
    This course develops students’ reading comprehension and speed through a variety of authentic reading materials including art and design content, fiction and non-fiction. There is a focus on expanding the academic lexicon; guessing meaning from context and reducing dependency on translation dictionaries; identifying main ideas and supporting details; and discerning patterns of text organization.
  • ESL 451 Drawing Language Support
     

    ESL 451

    Drawing Language Support
    This course provides language support for DRAW 100, an undergraduate drawing course. Level IV students are given specific preparation to help them understand the vocabulary, exercises, assignments, lectures and reading to facilitate their participation in DRAW 100. Students are enrolled simultaneously in DRAW 100.
  • BUSI 495 Special Topics in Business Management and Entrepreneurship
     

    BUSI 495

    Special Topics in Business Management and Entrepreneurship
    The special topics course offers students the opportunity to gain additional knowledge in the areas of business management and entrepreneurship. The content of the course varies according to particular issues and problems as well as new developments impacting business, management and entrepreneurship environments. Prerequisite(s): Vary according to topic.
  • MARI 495 Special Topics in Marine Design
     

    MARI 495

    Special Topics in Marine Design
    The topic of this course varies from quarter to quarter. Each seminar focuses on various problems in the field of marine design and allows advanced students to pursue individual or collaborative projects related to the topic of the course. Prerequisite(s): Vary according to topic.

500 Level

  • ESL 531 Reading and Writing in Art History
     

    ESL 531

    Reading and Writing in Art History
    This course prepares undergraduate international students for coursework in art history and degree programs. Students study and discuss the diverse nature of western art to practice the vocabulary and style specific to western art genres.
  • ESL 533 Reading and Writing in Contemporary Art
     

    ESL 533

    Reading and Writing in Contemporary Art
    This course prepares international graduate students for credit-bearing coursework in art history and degree programs. Students study and discuss the innovative and challenging nature of contemporary art to practice the terminology specific to contemporary art genres.
  • ESL 550 Advanced Academic Speaking and Writing
     

    ESL 550

    Advanced Academic Speaking and Writing
    This course helps prepare international students for the oral and written demands of the English-speaking university classroom. The course focuses on researching and reading authentic university-level texts to develop a short research paper. Clear speech and grammatical accuracy are also emphasized.
  • ESL 593 Capstone for the Non-degree Student
     

    ESL 593

    Capstone for the Non-degree Student
    This course provides a capstone to the English as a Second Language program for nondegree-seeking ESL-only students. The course is designed to build the student's language skills in a highly specialized format to fit the needs and long-term goals of each student through essay and research writing and oral presentations.

600 Level

  • ESL 633 International Graduate Writing Seminar
     

    ESL 633

    International Graduate Writing Seminar
    This course prepares international students in an MA or MFA program for the rigor of graduate study. This course is designed to assist students in exploring the literature of their field and to begin research for their thesis. The focus is on proper research techniques and good communication in speaking and writing.

700 Level

  • PHIL 701 Aesthetics
     

    PHIL 701

    Aesthetics
    This course is designed to explore aesthetics as a branch of modern philosophy. Aesthetic investigation applies basic analytical tools of philosophy to issues such as the difference between art and nonart, the definition of beauty, the function of art and the main classical and contemporary theories of art.
  • DECA 705 Decorative Arts and Design I: Antiquity Through the Renaissance
     

    DECA 705

    Decorative Arts and Design I: Antiquity Through the Renaissance
    This course is a cross-disciplinary examination of the styles, imagery, composition, materials and techniques representing the diverse cultural, historical and geographical influences on the decorative arts and design from antiquity through the Renaissance. Students explore the development of decoration and design through objects, styles and ornamentation. Lectures, discussions, research projects and field trips provide firsthand opportunities to explore the styles and periods examined.
  • DECA 710 Decorative Arts and Design II: 17th and 18th Centuries
     

    DECA 710

    Decorative Arts and Design II: 17th and 18th Centuries
    This course is a cross-disciplinary examination of the styles, imagery, composition, materials and techniques representing the diverse cultural, historical and geographical influences on the decorative arts and design from the 17th and 18th centuries. Students explore the development of decoration and design through objects, styles and ornamentation. Lectures, discussions, research projects and field trips provide firsthand opportunities to explore the styles and periods examined.
  • DECA 715 Decorative Arts and Design III: 19th and 20th Centuries
     

    DECA 715

    Decorative Arts and Design III: 19th and 20th Centuries
    This course is an interdisciplinary examination of the styles, imagery, composition, materials and techniques representing the diverse cultural, historical and geographical influences on the decorative arts and design from Neo-Classicism through early modernism. Students explore the development of decoration and design through objects, styles and ornamentation. Lectures, discussions, research projects and field trips provide firsthand opportunities to explore the styles and periods examined.
  • SFIN 732 Off-campus Graduate Studio Experience
     

    SFIN 732

    Off-campus Graduate Studio Experience
    This studio course focuses on the production of an independent body of work for the graduate student participating in an off-campus program. Faculty members provide guidance in the progression of work as outlined in a written studio proposal. The off-campus or residency experience is enhanced by studio exchanges with peers and critiques with visiting artists. The course culminates in visual documentation, a formal presentation and a written statement about the work.
  • MUSM 751 Museum Administration
     

    MUSM 751

    Museum Administration
    Administration is an essential element of professional practice in the museum world. In this course, graduate students critically evaluate leadership positions in a variety of museum settings, by considering the problematic relationship between artistic and management concerns. Exposure to the challenges and confrontations of running the museum are encountered by graduate students who meet professionals in a variety of local museums and on field trips to discuss the issues facing their profession.
  • MUSM 753 Museum Education
     

    MUSM 753

    Museum Education
    Education is an essential element of professional practice in the museum world. This course explores the role of museums as educational institutions through the interpretation of the permanent collection and special exhibitions including the creation of catalogues and other written and visual educational adjuncts, lecturing, touring, management of volunteers and the development of community outreach programs.