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Undergraduate Studies Catalog (1999-2001)


Department of Interdisciplinary Arts

1106D Tower Fine Arts Center
(716) 395-5262
Fax: (716) 395-5872
sbakshi@brockport.edu


Chairperson: Sri Ram V. Bakshi; Professor: Oh-Kon Cho; Associate Professors: Bakshi, Charles Chehab, William Hullfish.

The department's mission is to improve, develop, and manage interdisciplinary art programs, and to facilitate the exploration of the uniqueness and mutual relation of the arts, as well as their relationship to other disciplines. The department will initiate aesthetic education programs for school children, college students, and community members. The department manages Arts for Children, Art History, Arts Management, and Music programs. For more information on these programs, refer to the alphabetical listings of the individual programs. The department also organizes music concerts, Brockport Chorus, Jazz Ensemble, and Gospel Music.



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Interdisciplinary Art Courses

IDA 201 Arts and Human Expression (A,F). Studies the arts as a means of human expression, and analyzes aesthetic, ethical, and moral values expressed in the arts to signify human destiny . Approaches from the interdisciplinary perspective, and includes art, dance, music, and theatre. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

IDA 205 Arts and Creativity (A,P). Examines the nature of the creative process through a consideration of theories of creativity and a comparison of creative process in a variety of disciplines. Involves the student in experiences that demonstrate the fusion of mind, body, and emotion in artistic expression. Considers the nature of form, image, and idea in the arts. Team taught on a rotating basis by two faculty members. 3 Cr. Fall.

IDA 250 Women and the Arts (A,F,W). Explores the hidden history of women artists. Analyzes the characteristics of feminine movements, and studies the aesthetics of visual and performing arts created by women in various cultures. 3 Cr.

IDA 399 Independent Study in Fine Arts (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Studies fine arts from an interdisciplinary approach or explores their relationship with other disciplines. To be defined in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the O ffice of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

IDA 410 Artistic Collaboration (A). Advanced students from Dance, Theatre, and Art work in small groups to create multidisciplinar y projects. Sharing the techniques of their various art forms and under the guidance of an instructor from one of their disciplines, they examine themes for artistic improvisation culminating in a final performance project based on theme or image set by the instructor. 3 Cr.

IDA 490 Topics in Fine Arts (A). Covers topics related to arts and their inquiry based on interdisciplinary approaches. The exact nature of the topic and instructional methodology are defined by the instructor. 3 Cr.

IDA 499 Advanced Independent Study in Fine Arts (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Studies fine arts from an inter disciplinary approach or explores their relationship with other disciplines. To be defined in consultation with the instructor-spon sor and in accor dance with the procedures of the Office of A cademic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.

IDA 590 Topics in Fine Arts (A). An advanced seminar which covers topics related to arts and their inquiry based on interdisciplinary approaches. The exact nature of the topic and instructional method ology are defined by the instructor. 3 Cr.

IDA 699 Independent Study in Fine Arts (A). Prerequisite: Instructor's permission. Studies fine arts from an interdisciplinary approach or explores their relationship with other disciplines. Designed individually in consultation with the instructor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement prior to registration. 1-3 Cr.



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