Adult, Evening & Online (AEO)
AEO-252 Print Into Film (4 credits)
In this course the student reads works of literature and views film adaptations of them, comparing the ways that authors and directors tell stories, make meaning and elicit audience responses. She is introduced to film theory and develops an understanding of basic technical film elements such as camera work, lighting, and sound. Additionally, she will be introduced to certain schools of literary theory such as formalism, reader response, historicism, and feminism. During the course she considers definitions of genre as she views film adaptations of a wide variety of genres: the short story, children's literature, the romance novel, and the realist novel. In addition, exploring two versions of the same story deepens her understanding of the relationship between genre and the expression of human experience, offering her the opportunity to practice her skills as a literary and film critic
Prerequisite(s): For Adult Evening & Online Students only. GEB-150 completed; One Communication Level 3 ICM completed.
AEO-264 Photography & Digital Imaging (4 credits)
In this four-credit hybrid elective course, students learn technical and aesthetic aspects of digital photography and imaging while they explore historical, social, political, environmental, and ethical aspects of photography and image manipulation. Students learn to use digital cameras on manual settings and work with both commercial and open source post-processing software. Students also are introduced to studio work including lighting techniques for portrait and still life photography. In-class time will focus on composition theory, image analysis, examination and evaluation of known and emerging photographers, professional codes of ethics, and hands-on post-processing. Online work will focus on learning to shoot and edit images with the assistance of multiple video tutorials, print resources, forum discussions, and critiques.
Prerequisite(s): GEC 150 and LDR-150 completed
AEO-265 Social Justice Photography (4 credits)
In this course, students examine the role of images in social movements and analyze their role in effecting change for social justice. Students learn technical and aesthetic aspects of digital photography and imaging while they explore historical, social, political, environmental, and ethical aspects of photography and image manipulation.
AEO-301 World Spiritualities: Theory & Practice (4 credits)
In this course, students access and use concepts and philosophies about the nature of human spirituality to confront and make meaningful their experiences as professionals. The implications of spiritual practices for professional and personal ethics are an integral dimension of the course. A special emphasis will be placed on meditative and ritual practices across world religions, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and Native American. Students will have the opportunity to practice making sense of human experience by applying what they learn about spirituality to select works from the humanities, including literature, film and other art expressions. Students will be introduced to a variety of resources on spirituality on websites and libraries that they will apply to their professional context. Assessments will provide the opportunity to practice and develop communication, valuing, and social interaction skills, both in person and through effective use of online tools. Online technologies will place a marked emphasis on continuing collaborative experiences outside of the classroom.