aesthetics

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Black and White Photography: Summerwork FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Ceramics: Throwing Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4, 6
Don't Make a Cake -- Redesign the Kitchen! Experiments in Theater and Music FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Experiments in Text FR-SR
  • Fall
4
Gateways for Incarcerated Youth: Critical Literacy and Critical Numeracy SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Image, Object, Illusion: Photography and 3D Art FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Indigenous Art/Contemporary Times FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Inscribing the Body: Embodiment and the Performance of Identity in Creative Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Languages of Unsaying: Islam, Secularism, and American Poetry JR-SR
  • Spring
16
Nietzsche: The Wanderer and His Shadow JR-SR
  • Fall
12, 16
Studio Projects: Land and Sky FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
The Burden of Representation: Photography and What We Show SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Theory and Practice of Painting SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Visual Literacies FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Planned offerings for 2019–20
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Studies in Performance: Theater Production FR-SR
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Arts, Culture, and Spirit on Silk Roads FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
8, 12
Clones and Mutants: Genetics and Photography FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Critical Vision: Art and Biology SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Eating in Translation FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Experimental Responses: Climate Change, Science and Art FR
  • Spring
16
Experiments in Text FR-SR
  • Fall
4
French Language, Arts, and Culture: Dark Romantics SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Inscribing the Body: Embodiment and the Performance of Identity in Creative Writing FR-SR
  • Winter
4
Life with Things FR-SO
  • Fall
16
Life with Things: Advanced JR-SR
  • Fall
16
Performance: Theatre and Movement FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Shifting the Margins: Revolutionary Writing in Times of Crisis FR-SR
  • Spring
4
Studio Projects in Interdisciplinary Art: Material Gestures in a Shared Space FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Temporality, Word and Image JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16