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College of Arts & Sciences

History of Photography

CAS AH 295

An introduction to the study of photographs. The history of the medium in Europe and America from its invention in 1839 to the present. After lectures on photographic theory and methodology, photographs are studied both as art objects and as historical artifacts. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)


College of Communication

Basic Photography for Non-Majors

COM JO 305

Covers camera operation and inkjet printing. There are 19 assignments due throughout the course that help the new photo student learn about qualities of light, how to freeze action, use depth-of-field, use a hot-shoe flash in different situations, shoot at night, use filters, photograph a famous person, and create a self portrait. In the final assignment, students shoot a photo essay. Covers the basics of Adobe Photoshop; digital hygiene, how to create a filing system, how to color correct and convert images to black and white, non-destructive editing, sharpening, color correction, and resolution. Students must provide a digital SLR camera that exposes and focuses manually. They must also provide a hot-shoe flash and inkjet photo quality printing paper. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 1 (May 20-June 26)


College of Fine Arts

Photography 1

CFA AR 415

Designed to assist the student in mastering the techniques of black and white photography, including negative exposure, film development, and print production. Critical evaluation of photographs, relationship of photography to other visual media, and study of both historical and contemporary precedents. No previous experience is required, but access to a 35mm camera with manual exposure capability is necessary. Material costs are extra. 4 cr. Tuition: $2400

Summer 2 (July 1-August 7)