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149 Course Descriptions PHS166-A Meteorology: Weather and Clima 4 An introduction to meteorology. The makeup of Earth’s atmosphere, the elements of weather, weather maps, weather forecasting, storms and the effect of weather on the individual are covered. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Natural Sciences Area. 3cr lecture 1 cr lab PHS172-A Physical Geology 4 A survey course in physical geology, including the earth’s dynamic systems, weathering of rocks, erosion processes, the theory of plate tectonics, volcanism, evolution of ocean basins, and resources and environmental problems. PHS185-A Intro to Earth Science 3 This course is the study of physical elements and processes that make up the environment. Students learn how the Earth functions as one closed system with the hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere interacting to form daily patterns in life. Various Earth processes are discussed: heating and pressure of air, winds, storms, climates, and causes, the role of the oceans, landform processes of plate tectonics, mountain building, volcanism, gradation and fluvial processes, and glaciations. Photography ______________________________________________________ PHT102-E Photo Design I 3 A course designed to show the student how one learns to see photographically, the use of imagination, the steps to creativity, the psychology of seeing and how to apply these techniques to professional photography. Assignments stress sensitivity to aesthetic situations and the use of shape, line, texture, and the principles of design. PHT103-E Print Presentation Techniques 3 A basic course in the skill of print finishing. Various correction techniques, creating a digital and traditional matt, toning and texturing with the use of Photoshop and the creation of a simple, yet sellable publication are studied. These are the methods utilized to turn a student's digital images into a professional product. PHT104-E Introduction to Lighting 3 This course focuses on elements of lighting. Instruction will center on exposure, shadows, artificial lighting, etc. PHT106-E Introduction to Electronic Editing 3 Students will be exposed to basic computer skills at the beginning of the course, while the emphasis of the class will focus on basic electronic imaging and the tools and process of retouching photographic images with the aid of computer. PHT132-E Photo Design II 3 This course explores the physical, physiological, and psychological dimensions of color and light as perceived by people. The interaction of colors is discussed as it relates to composition of colors, studying harmonies, color contrasts, and color illusions. Prerequisite: PHT102-E PHT134-E Theory of Photography 3 A fundamental course in the study and application of photographic theory. Subjects covered in the course will include digital imaging materials, exposure and how it affects digital imaging. Also covered is how light is applied to the photographic process. Black and white and color imaging will be studied. Practical application assignments will aid students in utilizing theory and equipment. PHT135-E Digital Fundamentals 3 This course will provide an introduction to the basics of digital photography, camera handling, and digital exposure and imaging processing. Students will work through the entire process from the taking of photographic images through the editing to a final product PHT183-E Photography I 3 A course designed to show the student how one learns to see photographically, the use of imagination, the steps to creativity, the psychology of seeing and how to apply these techniques to professional photography. Assignments stress sensitivity to aesthetic situations and the use of shape, line, texture, and the prinicples of design. PHT202-E Basic Portraiture 3 An overview of the professional portrait field. Studio equipment and lighting is emphasized. Assignments include the use of professional equipment to complete basic head and shoulder poses to learn the facial lighting forms used every day in the field. PHT204-E Basic Commercial Photography 3 This course presents an overview of professional commercial still photography. Techniques, customer expectations, work flow, working conditions, and a variety of commercial assignments are studied. Studio procedures and equipment requirement will be discussed. Simple commercial techniques will be applied in practical assignments. PHT208-E Basic Photojournalism 3 This survey of photojournalism as a profession leads to publishable photographs through practical assignments, using small and medium format cameras. The techniques and working style of outstanding photojournalists are presented in multi-image programs. PHT210-E Visual Communication 3 A survey of the tools, materials, and processes used for the production of visual messages in society. Course work includes practical application in the selection, utilization, and implementation of materials in the preparation and design of messages. PHT212-E Intermediate Electronic Editing 3 This course will present concepts of computer imaging directly related to applications within the fields of the photographic industry. Professional retouching and digital manipulation of a photographic image are the primary educational emphasis. Prerequisite: PHT106-E PHT232-E Advanced Portraiture 6 Advanced Portraiture applies the basic lighting concepts to a variety of professional portrait situations. Assignments include sessions photographing all ages, location and outdoor portraiture, glamour, and families. Portfolio presentation is required upon completion. Prerequisites: PHT204-E, PHT208-E, PHT202-E PHT246-E Advanced Electronic Editing 3 This course will present concepts of computer imaging with hands-on applications to photography. Basic computer drawing, photographic retouching, and the manipulation of single and multiple photographic images are the prime educational emphasis. Prerequisite: PHT212-E


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