The Fine Arts curriculum for the BLPS Degree in Liberal and Professional Studies requires Undergraduate Core, Major, and Elective requirements and requirement subcategories as illustrated below. The studies of this program are rooted in the analysis and interpretation of culture supported by the liberal arts. Students will examine the human understanding, organization, interpretation and communication of the world.
UNDERGRADUATE CORE CURRICULUM
Area I: Math/Natural Science
1. Finite Mathematics SMMAFM150
2. Introduction to Nutrition FWDNIN200
3. The Italian Food Industry: From Farm to Table HPFBSF250
4. Fairfield online course: Mathematics or Natural Science 1000-level
Area II: History/Social Science
1. Saints and Sinners LARSSS330
2. The Medici Family: A Florentine Dynasty LAHSMF230
3. One of the following courses: Social MediaCPMCSM250; Culture Shock: Cross-Cultural PsychologyLAPYCS190; Cultural Introduction to the Italian FamilyFWFSIF180; The Italian-American Experience ISISIA225; Food, Culture, and Society in Italy FWFCFC240
4. Intercultural Communication CPMCCM190
5. Fairfield online course: ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology
6. Fairfield online course: COMM 1100 Human Comm. Theories
Area III: Philosophy/Religious Studies
1. World Religions LARSWR280
2. Philosophy and Science in Early Modern Italy LAPLPS215
3. Fairfield online course: RLST 1101 Exploring Religion
Area IV: English/Visual & Performing Arts
1. Introduction to Art History LAAHAH210
2. Florence Sketchbook FAPDFS225
3. Dante Alighieri's Florence: Readings and Cultural Walks ISILDF340
4. Fairfield online course: ENGL 1001
Area V: Humanities Electives
1. Italian language
2. Italian language
3. Fairfield online course: A Humanities Elective (ENGL/HIST/MLL/PHIL/RLST/VPA) 1000-level
LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR COURSES
General Area I: Humanities
1. Creative Writing LACWCW300
2. The Age of Heroes: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid LACSAH325
3. Galileo and the Scientific Renaissance LAHSGR340
4. Introduction to Art Therapy FAAEAT300
5. Advanced Art Therapy FAAEAT400
General Area II: Fine Arts
1. Mixed Media FAMMMM300
2. Intermediate Painting FAPDIP220
3. Watercolor and Tempera/Gouache Techniques FAPDWC330
4. Foundation Sculpture FASCFS310
5. Gallery and Exhibition Curating Experiential Learning 6cr FAAEGE350
Cultural Studies Capstone LAAHCS400
1. US Diversity: Intercultural Communication CPMCCM190
2. World Diversity: World Religions LARSWR280
1. Foundation Drawing FAPDFD120
2. History of Italian Renaissance LAHSIR330
3. Literature of Migration LACLPC355
4. Foundation Painting FAPDFP120
5. Art Direction DIVCAD330
6. Ceramics (Beginner) FACECE200
7. History of Western Civilization from Antiquity to 1500 LAHSWC230
8. Intermediate Drawing FAPDID220
TOTAL CREDITS: 120
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES AND OUTCOMES
- Apply curriculum to a deeper understanding of cultural stratification and the co-existence, co-dependence, as well as the differences in world cultures.
- Expand theory-based knowledge of cultural development and issues through its application to real-world experiences and contexts as required by comprehensive projects that employ critical research and creative expression.
- Foster the development of academic identity in terms of research approaches and creative expressivity as applied to curriculum requirements.
- Acquire a specialized knowledge of the complex relationships between culture and society in Italy and Europe, including a focus on the issue of cultural heritage.
- Gain the ability to assess culture and multicultural societies through critical thinking.
- Sharpen knowledge of how culture operates and permeates varying levels of society from a local community to a region, nation, and worldwide.
- Develop awareness of the history, politics, philosophy, and sociological factors that drive and shape culture.
- Develop the ability to trace and interpret cultural changes and shifts influenced by globalization, technological advances, and world politics.
- Increase competency related to cultural mediation and analysis.
- Identification and analysis of culture and cultural issues through critical, well-structured, and creatively compelling forms of expression.
- Application of cultural knowledge and competency in diverse theoretical and practical sites of learning and research.
- Development and execution of a variety of projects from concept to outcome, which effectively explore and express cultural issues and debate. Projects should be able to engage different audiences and critical perspectives.
- Exposure, as required by the curriculum, to diverse operators in cultural sectors including researchers, educators, artists, activists, and representatives of local organizations and institutions.
- International relations and government
- Library and archival sciences
- Cultural institutions and organizations
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to further pursue studies at the graduate level.