2017-18 Catalog

Publication date June 2017

Art Major - Bachelor of Science (BS)

(All colleges, excluding teacher certification programs)

42 credits

Core curriculum
ART 164Design Foundations3
ART 166Three Dimensional Foundations3
ART 251Art History I: History of Art & Visual Culture3
ART 252Art History II: Global, Local, and Contemporary Art3
Select one of the following:3
Drawing Foundations
Drawing II
Select one of the following:3
Art of the United States
Themes of Contemporary Art
Selected Topics in Art History
Select three of the following:9
Watercolor Painting
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Computer Graphic Design
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Ceramics
Introduction to Printmaking
Introduction to Metalsmithing, Forging, and Raising
Introduction to Metalsmithing
Introduction to Blacksmithing
Photography and Imaging I
Select four of the following:12
Color Theory
Intermediate Painting
Intermediate Computer Graphic Design
Intermediate Sculpture
Intermediate Ceramics
Intermediate Printmaking: Lithography
Intermediate Metalsmithing: Forging and Raising
Intermediate Metalsmithing
Intermediate Blacksmithing
Travel/Study in Visual Art
Drawing III
Photography and Imaging II
Documentary Strategies in Photography
Special Projects in Photography
Portraiture in Photography
Advanced Digital Photography and Imaging
Advanced Painting
Advanced Computer Graphic Design
Independent Study
Advanced Sculpture
Advanced Ceramics
Advanced Printmaking
Individual Problems in Printmaking
Advanced Metalsmithing
Perspectives in Art
Advanced Drawing
Perspectives in Art: Photography
Experimental Photography and Imaging
Required capstone course:3
Professional Practices and Exhibition
Total Credits42

All students must complete the general education, college core, major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR. 

College of Liberal Studies (CLS/SAC) Bachelor of Science core requirements

The following conditions apply to one or both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees:

  1. Students majoring in English or in a modern language must earn a Bachelor of Arts degree (education majors earn a Bachelor of Science degree).
  2. Students majoring in other CLS programs may choose either a B.A. or a B.S. degree.
  3. Language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) used to fulfill general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2) may also be used to meet the B.A. and B.S. language requirements.
  4. All other courses used to meet the requirements below must be in addition to the minimum 39 credits required in the General Education Program.
  5. At least one course in the B.A. or B.S. college degree program (core requirements) must be a CLS designated diversity course.
  6. Applicable courses may be found on the CLS B.A./B.S. Degree Option Course List or in the Advisement Report (AR) when the degree has been declared.

Courses used to fulfill general education requirements will not apply to core requirements except for language courses (CHI, FRE, GER, RUS, SPA, MLG) that count in the general education requirement: "Mathematical/logical systems and modern languages" (GE 02, category 2).

Bachelor of Science students complete four courses outside the department of the student's major as follows:
  1. A lab science course (from the general education list); and
  2. A social science course; and
  3. Another social science or general education natural science, or math course, or an approved CLS alternative (ENV 201, PHL 334, PHL 339); and
  4. One additional course in humanities or fine arts or complete a modern language course 102 level or higher.
In addition to all other College of Liberal Studies core requirements, all students in CLS must complete a second major, minor, or program option by satisfying one of the following:
  1. Complete a minor (or second major) outside of the student's major program, consisting of at least 18 credits; or
  2. Complete an emphasis, program or concentration of at least 18 credits outside the student's major program. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements; or
  3. Complete 18 credits in two or more departments or programs (at least 12 credits earned at the 300/400 level). These courses must be outside the student's major department and can be from any college. General education courses may apply provided they are not being used to fulfill minimum general education requirements.

Baccalaureate degree requirements

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:

  1. Fulfill the general education requirements.
  2. Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
  3. Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
  4. Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
  5. Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
  6. A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
  7. Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
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Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.

No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.

Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.

The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.

General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.

Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.

This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.

Year 1
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy-Written)3ART 1623
HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)3ART 1643
ART 160 (Gen Ed Arts)3CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy-Oral)3
Gen Ed Math4Gen Ed Arts (not from ART)2-3
Gen Ed Minority Cultures3Gen Ed Natural Lab Science4
 16 15-16
Year 2
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Gen Ed Hum-Lit3Gen Ed Health & Well-Being3
Gen Ed Self & Society3SAC Core Gen Ed Natural Lab Science4
ART 2513200-Level Studio3
ART 2623ART 2523
ART 1663200-Level Studio3
 15 16
Year 3
FallCreditsSpringCredits
Minor Course3300/400-Level Studio3
Gen Ed Elective3ART 3992
Gen Ed Lang/Logical Systems3-4Minor Course3
200-Level Studio3300/400-Level Studio3
Gen Ed Global Studies3Minor Course3
 Gen Ed Elective2
 15-16 16
Year 4
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ART 331, 332, or 3413Minor Course3
SAC Core Elective3ART 4991
300/400-Level Studio3Minor Course3
Minor Course3SAC Core Diversity Elective3
SAC Core Elective3300/400 Level Studio3
 Gen Ed Elective3
 15 16
Total Credits: 124-126
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