Barbara "Bara" Nowlan -- She has fair skin, blue eyes, and short curly hair of ash brown that is going gray. She needs glasses for close-up vision now. She speaks English and French. Her grandchildren adore her. Bara is an Omaha artist who also teaches art classes around town. Most have a fee, but she also does some free classes to drum up interest. She gets around a lot, but her love of junk food has made her pudgy.
Qualities: Master (+6) Visual-Spatial Intelligence, Expert (+4) Artist, Expert (+4) Dexterity, Good (+2) Friendly, Good (+2) Grandmother, Good (+2) Teacher
Poor (-2) Loves Junk Food
Jaune Sees-Clear West -- She has fair skin, almond-shaped brown eys, and long wavy brown hair. She speaks English, French, and Shoshone. Jaune attends the University of Nebraska, Omaha where she is majoring in Studio Art: Two Dimensional Concentration with a minor in Native American Studies. She enjoys dancing too. However, she doesn't have much experience with life yet.
Qualities: Good (+2) Art Student, Good (+2) Dancer, Good (+2) Fast, Good (+2) Generous, Good (+2) Naturalistic Intelligence
Poor (-2) Naive
Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art
This degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours of course work and students may select from the following concentrations: Two Dimensional Arts, Three Dimensional Arts, Graphic Design and Media Arts. Work beings in the concentration following the completion of the Foundational Core I and II courses.
Concentration in Two Dimensional Arts
The concentration in Two Dimensional Arts comprises the studio areas of drawing, painting and printmaking.
In addition to the university General Education requirements, Studio art majors are required to complete courses listed below. Courses used to fulfill university General Education requirements, if they are applicable, may be used to satisfy studio art specific requirements.
As needed to meet 120 credit hour minimum requirement.
Concentration in Studio Arts
There are four studio concentrations available in the studio art BASA degree program: 1) two dimensional arts, 2) three dimensional arts, 3) graphic design, and 4) media arts.
Code Title Credits
All BASA degrees will require Core I required studio courses and Art History Core required courses.
Studio Core I
ART 1100 FOUNDATION: DRAWING 3
ART 1110 FOUNDATION: 3D DESIGN 3
ART 1210 FOUNDATION: 2-D DESIGN 3
ART 1220 FOUNDATION: DIGITAL MEDIA 3
CORE ONE PORTFOLIO REVIEW 0
Art History Core
ART 2050 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY I 3
ART 2060 SURVEY OF WESTERN ART HISTORY II 3
Select one course from each of the following two groups: 6
Group A - Modern History:
ART 3870 GENDER & SEXUALITY IN MODERN ART
Group B - Pre-Modern History:
ART 3700 INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ART
Additional Art History Elective approved by advisor
Early Turtle Island Art (T-American) 3
Studio Art Concentration
Select a studio art concentration 36
Total Credits 63
Concentration in Two Dimensional Arts
Code Title Credits
Studio Core II
ART 2100 LIFE DRAWING I 3
ART 3330 ART IN PUBLIC PLACES
ART 3410 ELEMENTARY PAINTING 3
ART 3610 ELEMENTARY CERAMICS 3
ART 3510 ELEMENTARY PRINTMAKING 3
Two Dimensional Concentration
Select 12 hours from the following list of courses, which must include intermediate and advanced, plus two electives within the concentration: 12
ART 1810 WATERCOLOR I
ART 1820 WATERCOLOR II
ART 2110 LIFE DRAWING II
ART 3100 ADVANCED DRAWING I
ART 3110 ADVANCED DRAWING II
ART 3210 COLOR THEORY
BASA Electives Outside Concentration
Students must take two studio elective OUTSIDE their designated concentration which may include 3 Dimensional, Media Arts or Graphic Design 6
ART 3360 APPLIED ART & DESIGN 3
ART 3520 PHOTOGRAPHIC DIGITAL PRINTMAKING 3
ART 4020 PROFESSIONAL STUDIO PRACTICES 3
Total Credits 36
Native American Studies Minor
Native American studies offers students an opportunity to learn about Native American cultures, literature, history, arts, values, lifeways, spirituality, and social and political institutions. Our program has a long-standing tradition of activism on contemporary issues and includes a focus on urban Indian issues, providing students with the opportunity to engage in meaningful community-based research.
Native American studies minor
All coursework taken for the Native American studies minor must be completed with a grade of “C“ or better.
Students may also elect an interdisciplinary major with an emphasis in Native American studies (through the College of Arts and Sciences). The program should be initiated by the beginning of the junior year.
Native American Studies (NAS) currently offers an interdisciplinary minor. The NAS minor requires 18 credit hours, of which 12 must be 3000 and/or 4000 level.
Code Title Credits
NAMS 1100 INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES 3
Any course approved for credit in the Native American Studies program 3
At least 12 hours of 3000 and/or 4000 level courses approved for credit in the Native American Studies program 12
ART 1040 CROSS-CULTURAL SURVEY OF ART (3 credits)
This is an introductory course that explores the painting, sculpture and decorative arts of five cultures: Mesoamerican, Native American, Asian, European and African. Typical of art history introductory courses, it surveys several cultures and time periods. Students explore reasons for making art and its relationship to the religion, politics and everyday life of the cultures. This course also explores the influence of these various cultures on contemporary American art. Lab fee required.
Distribution: Global Diversity General Education course and Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course
ANTH 3220 PEOPLES AND CULTURES OF NATIVE NORTH AMERICA (3 credits)
A survey of the native peoples and cultures of North America, past and present. Topics covered include: economics, religion, social organization, kinship, political organization, material culture, gender and culture change through time.
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Sophomore or above with one three-hour introductory social science course
ANTH 4220 NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY (3 credits)
Utilizing the archaeological record, this course explores more than 20,000 years of Native American culture and lifeways in North America, from Paleo-Indian big game hunters to complex, agricultural societies. Within this broad context, a range of archaeological concepts, methods and theoretical perspectives central to American archaeology will be presented. (Cross-listed with ANTH 8226)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ANTH 1050 or ANTH 4210.
ANTH 4230 ETHNOMEDICINES OF THE AMERICAS (3 credits)
An anthropological approach to the study of the cultural systems of specific American ethnomedicines (traditional medicines) of North, Central and South America. For each ethnomedicine the historical context, philosophy, practice, therapeutics, and utilization will be examined to understand how and why each ethnomedicine has survived despite tremendous extermination pressure.
ANTH 4250 ENVIRONMENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND NATIVE PEOPLES OF THE GREAT PLAINS (3 credits)
Environmental anthropology seeks to understand the interrelationships between human societies and their biophysical and social environments. This course introduces students to basic concepts and theories used by anthropologists to study environmental influences upon both past and present Native American societies on the North American Great Plains. Particular attention will be given to the rapid and dramatic environmental changes that continue to challenge Native Americans in the Great Plains today. (Cross-listed with ANTH 8256)
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Anthropology 1050 and junior standing; or permission of instructor.
HIST 4450 NATIVE AMERICAN ENVIRONMENTALISM (3 credits)
This course studies North American tribal subsistence and natural resource use practices from the early historic period to the present, Native Americans as environmentalists, and modern tribal environmentalism. (Cross-listed with HIST 8456).
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.