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Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate (1)

Marygrove’s Certificate Program and Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders is designed are designed for certified teachers who wish to add the ASD endorsement. This program is available completely online. Student teaching requirements may be satisfied in on-the-job placements or during the summer semester to meet the needs of candidates who work full time during the school year.
Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate

Accounting (4)

Programs Offered Marygrove offers an accounting concentration within the following programs: Bachelor of Arts, Business Major (B.A.) Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Bachelor of Science, Accounting Information Systems (B.S.) Business Minor Associate of Arts (A.A.) Post-degree Certificate
Accounting

African American Studies (6)

Marygrove College offers minors in Ethnic/Cultural Studies and African-American Studies and certificates in African-American Studies and Women’s Studies designed to foster inter-ethnic understanding and to provide a sound basis for educating students and interested others on the activities, contributions, and impact of African-Americans, Native-Americans, Asians, Arabs, Latinos, and Women on the Americas.
African American Studies

Arabic (3)

You will be interested in an Arabic Translation Certificate if you have advanced Arabic proficiency and plan to pursue a translation career. This curriculum will prepare you for the American Translators Association (ATA) certification. You can also pursue this certificate if you wish to communicate more effectively in a multilingual work environment.
Arabic

Art (12)

The Department of Art meets your needs by structuring its programs with a variety of options. The many degree offerings in addition to the individual attention of a small college help you find your own direction.
Art

Art Therapy (4)

Please refer to the Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Major in Art/Psychology (B.A.) for additional information.
Art Therapy

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Admission to the Teacher Certification Program

Students take EDU 203: The Teaching Profession, prior to being admitted to the TCCERT program. This course should be taken in either the first or second year. It is an exploratory course that assists you in determining if you are suited for the teaching profession. During the course, the entire procedure for admission to teacher certification will be clarified. Following is an abbreviated listing of the requirements for admission:

  1. Satisfactory completion of EDU 203: The Teaching Profession.
  2. An overall grade point average of 2.7.
  3. No more than one notice of academic probation.
  4. Completion of all developmental and foundational courses in reading and writing with a minimum grade of C and of all math courses with a C average.
  5. Required application form filled in and submitted to the certification officer, along with other necessary documentation (obtain a packet from the education assistant in Room MC 214).
  6. A passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test.
  7. Screening and acceptance process of the education unit, including personal interview.

Students take EDU 203: The Teaching Profession, prior to being admitted to the TCCERT program. This course should be taken in either the first or second year. It is an exploratory course that assists you in determining if you are suited for the teaching profession. During the course, the entire procedure for admission to teacher certification will be clarified. Following is an abbreviated listing of the requirements for admission:

  1. Satisfactory completion of EDU 203: The Teaching Profession.
  2. An overall grade point average of 2.7.
  3. No more than one notice of academic probation.
  4. Completion of all developmental and foundational courses in reading and writing with a minimum grade of C and of all math courses with a C average.
  5. Required application form filled in and submitted to the certification officer, along with other necessary documentation (obtain a packet from the education assistant in Room MC 214).
  6. A passing score on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Basic Skills Test.
  7. Screening and acceptance process of the education unit, including personal interview.

Associate of Arts, Liberal Studies (A.A.)

The associate’s degree requires 64 credit hours and completion of the following components:

A. General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts
You will complete all General Education requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, with the exception of an IS 300-level course, ENG 312 and the senior seminar.

B. Electives
Because this is a broad-based program, no more than 12 of the additional hours needed to complete the 64 credits required for the associate’s degree may be in any one area of study.

Arabic Translator Certification

Contact
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Madame Cadillac Building, Rm 357
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Program Offered
Translation Certificate in Arabic

 

AIE 630 Creativity and Innovation

The focus of this course will be on teaching participants effective ways to integrate the arts (music, movement/dance, theater, visual representation) into core content areas to increase student engagement and foster problem solving.

Art Course Descriptions

ART 105 Introductory Studio 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term: 1 and 2
A studio introduction to art for the non-major. While theory and history are a part of the course, the emphasis is on actual studio experimentation with drawing, design and other media.

ART 111 Two-Dimensional Studio: Design and Color 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Foundation course for prospective majors and minors. You will explore the elements and principles of design through a series of studio experiences. Also includes study of color in its theoretical and expressive aspects.

ART 115 Drawing Studio: Skills and Concepts 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1; Fee: yes
An introduction to the visual arts using drawing as a primary focus for art majors and minors. With emphasis on draftsmanship and the development of visual awareness, you will be experimenting with varied media including pencil, charcoal, ink and crayon.

ART 187 Ceramic Studio: Experiences for the Non-Major 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term: 1 and 2; Fee: yes
This course is designed for students with little or no art background. Basic ceramic processes, history, and problem solving involved in the production of earthenware and stoneware pottery are introduced. Students learn the major handbuilding techniques, while developing glazing and decorative skills.

ART 210 Three-Dimensional Design Studio 4 hours
Prerequisite: Art 111; Term: 1; Fee: yes
This course introduces students to the elements, principles, techniques and materials of three-dimensional design and sculpture. Emphasis is placed on developing spatial awareness through the use of a variety of materials.

ART 211 Introduction to Computer Graphics: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Art 111; Term: 1; Fee: yes
An introduction to the production and modification of computer-aided images. Techniques associated with drawing, painting, patterning and image manipulation will be explored using computer software.

ART 215 Life Drawing Studio: I 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 115 or equivalent; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Foundation course in drawing the human figure in a representational and imaginative manner. Continued skill development in the use of pencill, charcoal and mixed media.

ART 221 Introduction to Computer Graphics: Graphic Design 2 hours
Prerequisites: Art 111; Term: 2; Fee: yes

Introduction to the use of computers in the field of graphic design. Basic concepts, skills and applications will be explored, as well as skills and design principles in layout, typography and image production.

ART 248 Problems Studio: I 2-4 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor AND completion of a beginning level course in the specific area; Fee: yes
Concentration in a specific medium related to one of the core courses. Student meets with the class working in that medium.

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts           G. Photography
      B. Design           E. Painting
      C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics 

ART 271 Introduction to Digital 3-D 4 hours
This course is an introduction to Video Game Design. This course examines the history of Video Games; how we got here. The course explores the basics for the development of 3-D graphics and animation, while keeping in mind and discussing future trends in the Video Game industry. The Video Game industry is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment market and an excellent choice for a creative career, with plenty of opportunity for advancement.

ART 276 Photography Studio: I 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Introductory course in digital photography. Includes historical, visual and technical aspects of digital photography, digital editing and manipulation. Digital camera required.

ART 276 Video and Animation 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Introductory course in digital video and animation. Includes information on shooting video and editing using iMovie and Final Cut Pro. Digital video camera is encouraged, but students may rent one from the instructor of the course.

ART 287 Ceramics Studio: Handbuilding 4 hours
Prerequisites: None; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Introduction to the basic ceramic processes and history of ceramic art. Students explore the major handbuilding techniques used in the production of earthenware and stoneware pottery, as well as other clay forms. Students also develop glazing and decorative skills.

ART 300 Special Topics 3 hours
Prerequisite: None; Term 2; Fee: yes
Courses will vary and will rotate over the years. Courses offered may include Poetry and Performance, Alternative Darkroom Techniques, Crafts, etc.

ART 315 Life Drawing Studio: II 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 215; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Continued exploration in rendering the human figure. More emphasis is placed on media exploration and extension.

ART 321 Design for Visual Communication Studio 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115 or equivalent, ART 211/221; Term: 1; Fee: yes
Key concepts and processes of graphic design explored through a broad range of digital software and drawing skills. Includes imaginative uses of typography, information design, print and electronic forms of communication media.

ART 325 Life Drawing Studio: III 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 315; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Further investigation of approaches to drawing the human form through more individualized instruction.

ART 343 Printmaking Studio: Process 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115, ART 111 or equivalent; Fee: yes
Introduction to the major methods of printmaking-relief, intaglio, planographic processes and investigations of specific qualities of each process for creative expression. For art majors, teachers, art therapists and recreational directors.

ART 348 Problems Studio: II 2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor AND completion of a beginning level course in the specific area; Fee: yes
Concentration in special media relating to courses on a 300 level. Students explore additional techniques, pro­cesses and media. Students are expected to produce work of advanced quality and meet with the class working in that medium.

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts           G. Photography
      B. Design           E. Painting
      C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics 

ART 352 Painting Studio: I  4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 115, ART 111; Recommended: ART 215; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Introduction to basic painting techniques, materials and processes. Emphasis is placed on image formation, paint qualities and color concepts. Media includes oils, acrylics and/or watercolor.

ART 362 Painting Studio: II 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 352; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Emphasis is placed on more individualized experimentation and conceptual focus.

ART 371 Digital 3-D Modeling 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115, ART 271
This first level Video Game Design course titled Digital 3-D Modeling, covers basic vocabulary of a digital modeling system, as it applies to the development of models for digital environments. This course begins with an overview of several production pipelines, and review of popular schemas with the consideration of campus-available-technologies, and trends in the industry.

ART 376 Photography Studio: II 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 276 or permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yesIntroductory course in traditional black and white, film-based  photography. Course includes historical, visual and technical aspects of film-based photography, darkroom developing and printing.

ART 387 Ceramics Studio: Wheel-Thrown Pottery  4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 287; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
A continuation of ART 287 with special emphasis on wheel-thrown pottery forms. Students learn to use the potters’ wheel to produce ceramic forms, while increasing their knowledge of glazes, glazing and decorative skills.

ART 388 Cooperative Field Experience 1-8 hours
Prerequisite: By arrangement with department; Term: 1, 2, summer
Part-time work experience for majors in activity related to specialization.

ART 411 Computer Graphics Studio: Illustration 2 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Study of illustration concepts, techniques and adaptations using the computer as the primary medium.

ART 415 Life Drawing Studio: IV 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 325; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Advanced creative study of the figure.

ART 421 Graphic Design Studio: Media 4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 321 or equivalent; Term: 1; Fee: yes
Advanced exploration of media associated with advertising and other forms of communications design. Development of design skills with an in-depth look at typography, digital imaging, and process from conception to produc­tion in a variety of print and digital media.

ART 422 Graphics Studio: Web Design and Digital Media 4 hours
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Exploration of the unique design issues for digital non-print mediums: web sites, CD ROM, etc. Typography, identity, composition, animation graphics, information management and navigation are integral to this area of study. Computer applications include Dreamweaver, Flash, and Photoshop among others.

ART 443 Printmaking Studio: Woodcut  4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115; Fee: yes
Introduction to a variety of relief printmaking processes with emphasis on woodcut. Traditional and experimental techniques will be examined.

ART 448 Problems Studio: III  2-6 hours
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor; Term: 1, 2, summer; Fee: yes

Concentrated work in one of the major media of drawing, painting, graphics, ceramics, printmaking or design This is in connection with a course taught in the same area. Students are expected to produce work of advanced quality and meet with the class working in that medium

      A. Drawing        D. Crafts           G. Photography
      B. Design           E. Painting
      C. Printmaking   F. Ceramics 

ART 450 Guided Field Experience 2-4 hours
Prerequisite: Prior application; Term: 1
By arrangement with the Department, students may earn credit for on-the-job experience or apprenticeship related to major. Submission of evaluations by work supervisor and by student at course conclusion.

ART 453 Printmaking Studio: Silkscreen 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 111, ART 115 or equivalent; Fee: yes
Introduction to Silkscreen printmaking processes with emphasis on direct and indirect techniques, including tusche and litho crayon, cut stencils and photo-film.

ART 462 Painting Studio: III  4 hours
Prerequisite: ART 362; Term: 2; Fee: yes
Advanced projects in painting for development of individual techniques and concepts.

ART 471 Digital 3-D Character Development for Animation 4 hours
Prerequisites: ART 371
This second-level Video Game Design course will expand both vocabulary and concepts of digital development, but identify how certain skills differentiate a character designer, from environmental modeling and design. Beginning with a review of the development process, concept, design style, and technical considerations, the student will refine their techniques for character development for animation production.

ART 472 Digital 3-D Lighting and Texture 4hours
Prerequisites: ART 371
This second-level Video Game Design course concentrates skills on modeling surface through texture as well as lighting environments. Explores light quality, soft-diffused, hardharsh and the effect of close vs distant light on a subject, and the illusion of detail through material design. Students will experience digital light modeling and texture principles for environments. This course gives you the opportunity to apply emotion and atmosphere that push visuals beyond photo realistic, to fantasy, dwelling design, and character enhancement.

ART 487 Advanced Ceramics Studio 4hours
Prerequisites: ART 287, ART 387; Term: 1, 2; Fee: yes
Advanced work in solving complex problems in ceramic design and sculpture. Allows students to build upon their knowledge gained in ART 287 and ART 387. Emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and kiln operation, while increasing knowledge of the role of ceramics in contemporary art.

ART 491 Independent Studio Study 1-6 hours
Prerequisites: At least two courses in area selected, permission of director prior to registration; Term: 1
Advanced work in area of special competence. This is only available to Junior or Senior level students and must be approved by the chosen faculty and department chair prior to registration.

ART 496 Senior Workshop 3 hours
Prerequisite: Senior art standing and Eng 312, Term: 1; Fee: yes
Overview of practical skills/information useful to the professional artist. Skills developments include portfolio and resume development, exhibiting procedures, available resource materials and organizations. Students will culminate this experience with the presentation with the graduation exhibit or portfolios presentation. A Y grade will be issued for this course until the graduation exhibition or portfolio presentation.

ART HISTORY (AH)

AH 101 Looking at Art 3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Terms 1, 2
This course is planned to develop an understanding of the creative process and the many different forms of expression in art. The purpose is to increase the students’ enjoyment of art by helping them learn to see and respond.

AH 202 Wonders of World Art: Ancient to Modern  3 hours
General Education option. Prerequisites: None; Term 1
A survey of Western art beginning with the Renaissance in Italy to modern Europe, including African and Oriental art as it influenced the west. Emphasizes characteristics and innovations in art as influenced by the society that created them.

AH 350 Black Art 3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ENG 108
History, influences and directions in the 20th/21st century of international black art and artists.

AH 355 History of Women Artists 3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ENG 108
Women artists have made significant contributions to the visual arts from the middle ages to the present day. The history of their struggle is representative of the historical role of women in a male-dominated western society. Artists to be covered include from beginnings of art through contemporary cultures.

AH 370 20th/21st Century Art 3 hours
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, ENG 108
Changes in the relationship between the artist and nature resulted in new forms of expression and determined the course of art in the 20th/21st and 21st  century. Emphasis on art from 1917-present. Writing-intensive course.

AH 491 Independent Study 2-4 hours
Prerequisites: Minimum of three art history courses, permission of instructor; Term: 1, 2
By arrangement prior to registration, directed in-depth study of topics based upon broader area departmental courses. Must have chosen faculty and department chair permission prior to registration.

AH 495 Directed Research 1-4 hours
Prerequisites: Minimum of three art history courses, permission of instructor, Term: 1, 2
By arrangement prior to registration. Individual reading and research in areas not covered by departmental courses.

AIE 344/544 Arts Infused Education (AIE)  3 hours
Prerequisites: None; Terms 1
This course is a hands-on experience in 4 art forms (music, drama, dance, and visual arts) and how to integrate the arts into the teaching of core curriculum. Students will tap into their own creativity while understanding the diverse ways in which people learn. Students will be introduced to reflective practice and its application.

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