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PHT 100 - Introduction to Photography
Introduces principles of photography with outside shooting assignments related to lecture topics.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 101 - Photography I
Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. Part I of II.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 102 - Photography II
Teaches principles of photography and fundamental camera techniques. Requires outside shooting and lab work. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
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PHT 105 - Basic Photography
Studies fundamental techniques of the camera and its expressive possibilities.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 1-3 hours. Total 3-7 hours per week.
3-4 credits
PHT 106 - Visual Literacy: The Photographic Image
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.
3 credits
PHT 107 - Nature Photography
Teaches fundamentals of outdoor and nature photography.
Credits - 3. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
None
3 credits
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PHT 110 - History of Photography
Surveys important photographers, processes, and historical influences of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 135 - Electronic Darkroom
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 2 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
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PHT 164 - Introduction to Digital Photography
Teaches the fundamentals of photography including camera function, composition, and image production as they apply to digital imagery.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
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PHT 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHT 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHT 201 - Advanced Photography I
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 202 - Advanced Photography II
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. Part II of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 206 - Large Format Photography
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.
3 credits
PHT 211 - Color Photography I
Introduces theory, materials, and processes of modern color images. Includes additive and subtractive theory, color filtration, and negative and positive printing techniques. Prerequisite PHT or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 216 - Outdoor and Wildlife Photography
Teaches advanced wildlife, outdoor and nature photography. Covers topics such as flash, hyperfocal distance, and maximizing the cameras? digital potential.
Credits - 3. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
None
3 credits
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PHT 221 - Studio Lighting I
Examines advanced lighting and camera techniques under controlled studio conditions. Includes view camera use, electronic flash, advanced lighting techniques, color temperature and filtration, and lighting ratios. Requires outside shooting. Prerequisite PHT 102 or equivalent. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 226 - Commercial Photography
Examines advanced topics relating to commercial photography. Emphasizes advertising, portraiture, and commercial and public relations. Prerequisite PHT 206-222.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 231 - Photojournalism I
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. Part I of II.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 247 - Alternative Photographic Processes
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.
3 credits
PHT 264 - Digital Photography II
Teaches theory and practice of digital photography. Emphasizes use of digital cameras in studio and on location. Teaches advanced techniques of image editing. Provides training in digital image transmission from remote locations.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
PHT 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
PHT 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits