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Discipline Descriptions

Visual & Performing Arts

Graphic Design: Graphic Design is a broad field that involves the creation of visual solutions for the purpose of communicating a clientʼs message to an intended audience. Also sometimes called Visual Communications, graphic design balances creative and technical skills in order to address the content and context of a message in the appropriate media. Building upon the foundation skills of the visual arts, graphic design blends innovative visual and creative design thinking in order to support the objectives of society, business, education, or the wider community.

Media Arts & Entertainment Technology: the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to produce video and audio for all forms of mass media.

Music: the art and science of combining vocal and/or instrumental sounds to produce aesthetically pleasing form, harmony, and expression of emotion.

Music Technology: encompasses all aspects of creating and recording of music, including pre- and post-production and live sound reinforcement, as well as electronic composition for commercial media.

Photography: the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to produce aesthetically pleasing imagery for artistic and/or commercial purposes.

Studio Art: the combination of design elements and principles, unique and creative ideas, and fabrication processes to create works of art in various media, including ceramics, digital media, drawing and painting, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media.

Theatre: the study of dramatic literature, the history of drama, and the key production values of a staged performance, including acting, sets, and lighting and sound.

Social Sciences

Anthropology: the study of the races, physical and mental characteristics, distribution, customs, social relationships, etc. Anthropology includes cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archeology, and forensic anthropology, including a survey of the field of forensic anthropology.

Criminal Justice: the study of various areas of criminal justice, including township, local, state and federal law enforcement programs and juvenile, county and state correction agencies.

Early Childhood Education: a systematic study of the problems, methods and theories of teaching and learning.

Economics: the science that deals with the production, distribution, and consumption of wealth, and the various related problems of labor, finance, taxation, etc.

Geography: the science dealing with the surface of the earth, its division into continents and countries, the climate, plants, animals, natural resources, inhabitants and industries of the various divisions.

Geography/Geographical Information Systems (GIS): the study of the systems for the capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and display of spatial data for use in solving problems from tracking delivery vehicles to modeling global atmospheric circulation.

History: the study of what has happened in the life or development of a people, country or institution.

Leadership: the study of the qualities that successful leaders possess, the roles leaders play in groups and in society, and how leaders influence movements and change.

Political Science: the study of the principles, organization and methods of government.

Psychology: the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.

Social Work: the study of the social services field by providing understanding of the methods, skills, philosophy, and human behavior necessary to perform well in a social services setting.

Sociology: the study of the history, development, organization and problems of people living together as social groups.

September 14, 2018
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