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ART 103 Art Concepts and Practice

ART 103.  Art Concepts and Practice.  3 Credits.   H   

A companion course to ART 104. Lecture and studio experiences across disciplines emphasizing conceptual fundamentals, technical/skill development, visual sensibility, critical thinking and professional topics in art. Prerequisite: Must be a major or minor in the Department of Visual Art or receive instructor permission.

Bachelor of Art Education in Visual Art Education

The BAE in Visual Art Education is an interdisciplinary degree that provides students with the knowledge, skills, and experience to become either licensed preK-12 art teachers to teach in a public/ private school or qualified candidates for teaching in a community setting. To prepare for the art education profession, students complete a combination of coursework in visual art, education, and art education. The program culminates in either an internship in a community organization or a semester-long student teaching assignment in a school setting that gives a crucial background in what it means to be an art educator. Here artistic and intellectual training is balanced with professional preparation leading to careers in arts education.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The first year is spent in foundations courses where students focus on the development of their creative and technical skills. After the foundation year, students can select to concentrate in several degree emphasis areas.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in History of Art

The BFA in History of Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program combining a 30-hour concentration in the history of art with 30 hours of studio art training to serve students interested in both the history and the making of art.

Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art is a four-year, 120 credit hour degree program. The B.A. in Visual Art is a traditional liberal arts undergraduate degree, requiring 24 credit hours in Visual Art beyond the 1 st year foundations courses, as opposed to the the more art intensive B.F.A. degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Physics

Our goal is to understand the physical universe. The questions addressed by our department’s research and education missions range from the applied, such as an improved understanding of the materials that can be used for solar cell energy production, to foundational questions about the nature of mass and space and how the Universe was formed and subsequently evolved, and how astrophysical phenomena affected the Earth and its evolution. We study the properties of systems ranging in size from smaller than an atom to larger than a galaxy on timescales ranging from billionths of a second to the age of the universe. Our courses and laboratory/research experiences help students hone their problem solving and analytical skills and thereby become broadly trained critical thinkers. While about half of our majors move on to graduate studies in STEM, many find employment in the private sector in diverse careers ranging from financial analysts to physicians. Graduates of all our degree programs can be found in key positions regionally, nationally, and internationally.  In this way, our department is at the forefront of telling the academic story of the University of Kansas to people around the state and around the world.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design

The mission of the Department of Design is to seek to engage its students in the practice of design thinking and visualization to create beautiful, innovative, and responsible solutions (products, spaces, systems, messages, and services) that respond to human needs and enhance the quality of everyday life. The Department of Design encompasses a rich tradition and a long history of educating students to engage in current paradigms toward defining the future of design practice. Exceptional faculty and state-of-the-art facilities provide an environment that cultivates and optimal educational experience in each area of undergraduate and graduate study through innovative and comprehensive curricula and experiences. Students gain insights from lectures and workshops with world-renowned designers, collaborations with industry partners, and opportunities to participate in short-term study abroad programs and semester-long internships in the US and abroad. Check out a selection of great student work:  Illustration & Animation Industrial Design Photography Visual Communication Design Outside of class projects: Study Abroad, Workshops and Blitzes The University of Kansas Department of Design is an accredited institutional member of the  National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in African and African-American Studies

The Department of African & African-American Studies (AAAS) will provide you with a unique center for studying the relationships among and between all people of African descent. In order to fulfill the mission of the AAAS department, you will investigate the connections between US and global histories, culture, and social and economic systems.  Black Studies, or Africana Studies more broadly, is an interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary approach to studying the experiences of African people, and African-descended people across the Diaspora.  It grew most directly out of campus demands made by black students, and their allies and supporters, during the mass protest movement of the late 1960's and early 1970's. 

Bachelor of Arts in Geology

Why study geology? In Geology you get to apply techniques and knowledge from chemistry, physics, biology and math to answer important questions about Earth processes, history and future. Geologists are in demand to evaluate geologic hazards, evaluate natural resources, and understand the environment. The B.A. program allows many free electives for background courses in the sciences or liberal arts. The program permits study of traditional geology (with emphasis on the solid earth, the earth's surface, or environmental geology and natural resources), environmental geology (with emphasis on water or urban environmental geology), or an individually tailored program.

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in History

History does not just narrate a sequence of past events. The practice of history examines change over time and tries to understand the forces that contributed to those changes. Historians are most interested in questions that begin by asking ‘why’ or ‘how.’ These questions demand complex answers about who we are, how we have come to where we are, and what forces have shaped humanity through time.

Accelerated Master of Arts in History

Note: Admission to the Accelerated M.A. program is open to current KU undergraduate students only. If you are a non-KU student interested in graduate study, consult information about our  M.A.  and  Ph.D.  programs, respectively.

Bachelor of Science in Geology

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...MATH 104 ; or MATH 103 ; or three years...

Bachelor of Science in Geography

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Admission...of alternatives: 3 HIST 103 Environment and History...

Department of Mathematics

...background in the liberal arts should enroll in...002, MATH 101 , MATH 103 , MATH 104 , MATH...

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as...Hours GEOL 101 & GEOL 103 The Way The...

Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences as...1 GEOL 101 & GEOL 103 The Way The...

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies

...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GEOL 101 & GEOL 103 The Way The...

Bachelor of Science in Education

...MATH 101 (Excluding MATH 103 , MATH 109 or...meeting KU CORE 3: Arts & Humanities 3 Any...

BS in Chemistry

...the equivalent of MATH 103 or MATH 104...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BGS in Geography

...take GEOG 102 , GEOG 103 , GEOG 142 or...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...

BA in Geography

...take GEOG 102 , GEOG 103 , GEOG 142 or...the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are...