PHT 101-102 Photography I-II (3 cr.) (3 cr.) Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. Begins with the historical ways in which we see western civilization and shows how photography complements Renaissance concepts of space and our relationship to nature. The course will also examine the role of photography in a consumer society including legal issues and moral concerns. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 106 Visual Literacy: The Photographic Image (3 cr.) Emphasizes photographic syntax, how it has evolved and how it relates to reading images. Examines psychological, perceptual and contextual issues relating to photographic images. Open to students of all disciplines. Lecture 3 hours per week.

PHT 130 Video I (3 cr.) Introduces the basics of recording and editing video and sound for a variety of intents. Explores time-based media as an art form and means of communication. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

PHT 135 Electronic Darkroom (3 cr.) Teaches students to create and manipulate digital photographs. Covers masking, color corrections, and merging of illustrations with photographs. Examines the ethical and property-rights issues which are raised in the manipulation of images. Lecture 1 hour. Studio instruction 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 201 Advanced Photography (3 cr.) Provides weekly critiques of students’ work. Centers on specific problems found in critiques. Includes working procedures and critical skills in looking at photographs. Prerequisite: PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 206 Large Format Photography (3 cr.) Discusses 4x5 view camera techniques and controls, and sheet film processing. Demonstrates the image-making advantages of large format photography. Prerequisite: PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 211 Color Photography I (3 cr.) Introduces theory, materials, and processes of modern color images. Includes additive and subtractive theory, color filtration, and negative and positive printing techniques. Prerequisite: PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 231 Photojournalism I (3 cr.) Introduces equipment, techniques, skills, and concepts of photojournalism. Teaches photography for features, spot news, and photo essays. Emphasizes editing, captioning, and layout. May require individual projects. Prerequisite: PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 246 Advanced Photographic Printing (3 cr.) Examines advanced printing techniques and principles of archival processing and presentation. Emphasizes development of individual printing style. Requires a portfolio of high quality prints on subject of choice. Prerequisite: PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 247 Alternative Photographic Processes (3 cr.) Explores manipulated imagery including traditional and non-traditional processes such as non-silver and electronic imaging. Uses enlarged film negatives in order to investigate a variety of methods. Prerequisite: PHT 102 or equivalent. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

PHT 256 Communicating Through the Photographic Sequence (3 cr.) Using experiences of sequencing involves the student in creating a picture book composed of images that have been placed in a sequence that has special visual meaning. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.