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Field 3: Literature and the Arts

Designated courses that enable students to understand the aesthetic dimension of creative work in the fine arts and/or literature and to understand how that creative work mirrors and shapes human experience.

Goals & Objectives

Content:

Goal: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the aesthetic dimension of  human life through the study of literature, art, or music and the ways in which they mirror and shape the human experience.

Objectives: Students will:

  • Identify specific techniques, styles, or formalistic properties of particular examples of literature, art, or music.
  • Identify the relationship of particular examples of literature, art, or music to the traditions from which they have emerged.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how creative work in literature, art, or music mirrors and shapes human experience.
Skills:

Goal: Students will demonstrate knowledge of the methods of literary and artistic criticism and interpretation.

Objectives: Students will:

  • Critically evaluate the methods of literary and/or artistic criticism and interpretation employed in the study of literature, art, or music.
  • Employ the methods of literary and/or artistic criticism and interpretation in the study of literature, art, or  music.

Approved Courses

CLG 201-206 Greek Literature
CLG 301-306 Readings in Greek Literature
CLL 201-206 Latin Literature
CLL 301-306 Readings in Latin Literature
CLS 205 Mirror of the Past: Greece
CLS 206 Mirror of the Past: Rome
CLS 207 Mythology and Literature
CLS 208 Epic Heroes
CLS 214 Greek and Roman Tragedy
CLS 301 The Age of Cicero
DMA 201 Introduction to Digital Media
ENG 147 Acting I
ENG 148 Acting II
ENG 201 Poetry
ENG 202 Drama
ENG 205 Varieties of the Essay
ENG 206 Art of the Essay
ENG 211 Science Fiction
ENG 221 Hallowed Houses
ENG 223 Images of Women in Literature and Film
ENG 224 The Journey in Literature
ENG 294 Creative Writing
ENG 368 Native American Literature
ENG 373 Jane Austen
ENG 411 Playwriting
FAH 101 Introduction to Art History I
FAH 102 Introduction to Art History II
FAH 103 Pre-Columbian; Native American
FAH 107 Introduction to African & Asian Art
FAH 109 History of Architecture
FAH 110 History of Photography
FAH 159 Women & Art
FAH 210 Ancient Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art
FAH 213 Greek and Roman Art
FAH 224 Medieval Art
FAH 245 Renaissance Art
FAH 248 Baroque Art
FAH 265 Contemporary Art
FAH 271 Art in Buffalo
FAM 115 Fundamentals of Music
FAM 119 Masterpieces of Music
FAM 123 World Music
FAM 124 America’s Music
FAM 212 Canisius and the BPO Experience
FAM 213 Women in Music
FAM 214 Music in Film
FAM 216 Medieval and Renaissance
FAM 217 Music of the Baroque Period
FAM 218 Music of the Classical Period
FAM 219 19th Century Music
FAM 220 Art Music from 1900 to the Present
FAM 224 Afro-Centric Music
FAM 230 Music Theory I
FAM 255 Diction for Singers
FAS 110 Two-Dimensional Design
FAS 120 Drawing
FAS 130 Three-Dimensional Design
FAS 131 Sculpture I
FAS 141 Digital Photography
FAS 142 Travel Photography
FAS 150 Color
FAS 170 Painting I
FAS 222A A Figure Drawing I
FRC 333 Survey of French and Francophone Literature I
FRC 334 Survey of French and Francophone Literature II
FRC 337 French History and Culture Through Film I
FRC 339 French History and Culture Through Film II
FRC 350 Tour de l’Amérique du Nord:  Following the French in North America
HIS 387 Representations of the Holocaust in Lit, Film, & Art
SPA 350 Hispanic Short Stories
SPA 351 Junior Seminar and Special Topics