ART 228 Art in Elementary Schools
Introduction to theories of creativity, developmental stages in art and methods of teaching visual art to children K–6. Basics in appreciation, history, and criticism as well as use of materials will also be discussed. Students pursuing an elementary education major may take this course for 2 or 4 hours. Students pursuing a K–6 art academic endorsement or a K–12 art education minor should register for this course for 4 hours. The 4-hour course includes additional studio experiences, art history, and work on individual creativity.
EDUC 352 Secondary Methods for Pre-service Art Educators
Advanced study of secondary teaching methods for students seeking licensure in art, English, mathematics, science, and social science. Study of special methods used to teach the individual's major subject area. Teaching methods and professional participation in one's academic discipline will be covered, as well as inclusion of special education students in a regular classroom and applications of technology. Must be taken prior to professional semester. Required for certification in art, English, mathematics, science, and social sciences. Not required of health, physical education, and music majors.
REL 239: From the Middle Ages to the Holocaust: Jews and Judaism in Europe
From the Middle Ages up until World War II, Europe was home to the more than half of the world’s Jews. During this period, Jews developed rich social, cultural, and intellectual lives in communities throughout Europe, despite having limited rights and opportunities as well as being subject to periodic persecution, expulsion and violence. By the end of World War II, however, over two-thirds of Europe’s 9.5 million Jews had been killed, and most of those who survived had fled to other parts of the world. This course will explore “lived Judaism” in four pivotal centers of Jewish life— Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, and Krakow—up until the Holocaust, as well as learn how each of these communities was decimated as part of the Nazi Final Solution by visiting concentration camps, museums and memorials in these locations.