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ARTS 1170 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, MVC, NLC

Problems In Contemporary Art
Course Description: Area artists, critics, and art educators speak with students about the work exhibited in the gallery and discuss current art styles and movements. They also discuss specific aspects of being artists in contemporary society. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035326


ARTS 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Art Appreciation
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: Films, lectures, slides, and discussions focus on the theoretical, cultural, and historical aspects of the visual arts. Emphasis is on the development of visual and aesthetic awareness. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035126


ARTS 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Survey of Art History
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course covers the history of western art from prehistoric time through the Gothic period. It explores the cultural, geophysical, and personal influences on art styles. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035226


ARTS 1304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Survey of Art History
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This course covers the history of art from the Renaissance through the present. It explores the cultural, geophysical, and personal influences on art styles. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035226


ARTS 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

2-D Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Basic concepts of design with two-dimensional materials are explored. The use of line, color, illusion of space or mass, texture, value, shape, and size in composition is considered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326

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ARTS 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

3-D Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Basic concepts of design with three-dimensional materials are explored. The use of mass, space, movement, and texture, line, plane, volume, color, and scale is considered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC

Foundations of Art
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Introduction to the creative media designed to enhance artistic awareness and sensitivity through the creative and imaginative use of art materials and tools. Includes art history and culture through the exploration of a variety of art works with an emphasis on aesthetic judgment and growth. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007015126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Drawing I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This beginning course investigates various media, techniques, and subjects. It explores perceptual and descriptive possibilities and considers drawing as a developmental process as well as an end in itself. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Drawing II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1316.
Course Description: This course is an expansion of ARTS 1316. It stresses the expressive and conceptual aspects of drawing, including advanced composition arrangements, a range of wet and dry media, and the development of an individual approach to theme and content. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055226


ARTS 1372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Digital Foundations
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: Recommended Prerequisites are: ARTS 1311 and 1312.
Course Description: Digital Foundations is a studio course focusing on the use of digital media to explore basic concepts in the visual arts, using the methods and techniques of digital media in the service of artistic expression. The course will focus on visual thinking skills, technical approaches to media (two dimensional and time-based), and exploration of digital media as a contemporary art form. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004027126


ARTS 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Advanced Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: This course will focus on two- or three-dimensional projects in a special topics area. Emphasis is on individual expression. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326


ARTS 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, NLC, RLC

Advanced Design
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: This course will focus on two- or three-dimensional projects in a special topics area. Emphasis is on individual expression. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015326


ARTS 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Computer Graphics Design I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Introduction to the computer as an art tool with emphasis on design principles and visual communication or ideas. Course will include exposure to basic computer graphic technology including computer illustration and electronic imaging techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2314 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Computer Graphics Design II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2313.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Computer Graphics Design I. Students will further explore advanced design problems through continued experimentation with computer graphics techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004015126


ARTS 2316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Painting I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: This studio course stresses fundamental concepts of painting with acrylics and oils. Emphasis is on painting from still life, models, and the imagination. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Painting II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2316.
Course Description: This course continues Arts 2316. Emphasis is on individual expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085226


ARTS 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Drawing III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1317. ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312 and ARTS 1316 are recommended for Art Majors.
Course Description: This course covers the analytic and expressive drawing of the human figure. Movement and volume are stressed. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055326


ARTS 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Drawing IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2323.
Course Description: This course continues Arts 2323. Emphasis is on individual expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007055326


ARTS 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Sculpture I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Various sculptural approaches are explored. Different media and techniques are used. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007095126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Sculpture II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2326.
Course Description: This course continues Arts 2326. Emphasis is on individual expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007095126


ARTS 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Printmaking I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Basic printmaking processes are introduced. Included are planographic, intaglio, stencil and relief processes. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007105126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2334 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Printmaking II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2333.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Printmaking I. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007105126


ARTS 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Fibers I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317 are recommended for Art majors.
Course Description: This course explores the problems of design, construction, and form utilizing basic fiber techniques. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007125126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC

Fibers II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Structure and design of woven and non-woven fiber forms. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007125126


ARTS 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC

Art Metals/Jewelry I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: This course explores the uses of metal in design, basic fabrication techniques in metal, bezel setting of stones, and simple casting. Emphasis is on original design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007135126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2342 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC

Art Metals/Jewelry II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2341.
Course Description: Advanced fabrication, lost wax casting, setting of faceted stones, and forging and shaping of metal, including repousse and chasing are presented. Emphasis is on original design. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007135126


ARTS 2346 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Ceramics I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: This course focuses on the building of pottery forms by coil, slab, and use of the wheel. Glazing and firing are also included. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007115126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Ceramics II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2346.
Course Description: Glaze technology is studied. Advanced problems in the creation of artistic and practical ceramic ware. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007115126


ARTS 2348 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Art I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311 and ARTS 1316.
Course Description: Studio art course that explores the potential of the computer hardware and software media for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts. (2 Lec, 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025226

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2349 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Digital Art II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2348.
Course Description: Studio art course that continues the exploration of the computer hardware and software media for their visual, conceptual, and practical uses in the visual arts. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025226


ARTS 2356 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Photography I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: Introduction to the basics of photography. Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. This course is cross-listed as COMM 1318. The student may register for either ARTS 2356 or COMM 1318 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2357 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Photography II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2356.
Course Description: Extends the students' knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process. This course is cross-listed as COMM 1319. The student may register for either ARTS 2357 or COMM 1319 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055226


ARTS 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Watercolor I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of the DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Recommended prerequisites for Art Majors, ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317.
Course Description: This course explores studio techniques in water base media. Emphasis is placed on exploration of a variety of modes and techniques as a means to original expression. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085326

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


ARTS 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Watercolor II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 2366.
Course Description: This course continues the development of skills in water base media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007085326


ARTS 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at MVC

Studies of Renaissance Art History
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 are recommended for Art Majors.
Course Description: The development of the art of western culture during the Renaissance Period is presented. Emphasis is on the development of Renaissance art in Northern and Southern Europe. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007039226


ARTS 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Art History
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 are recommended for Art Majors.
Course Description: The development of the art of western culture from the late 19th century through today is presented. Emphasis is on the development of modern art in Europe and America. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007039226


ARTS 2372 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Commercial Arts I
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1311, ARTS 1312, ARTS 1316, and ARTS 1317 are recommended for Art majors.
Course Description: The working world of commercial art is introduced. Typical commercial assignments are used to develop professional attitudes and basic studio skills. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004027126


ARTS 2373 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Studies in Modern Art History
This is a non-Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 are recommended for Art Majors.
Course Description: The development of the art of western culture from the late 19th century through today is presented. Emphasis is on the development of modern art in Europe and America. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5007035326


ARTS 2374 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

A History of Contemporary Art
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and 1304.
Course Description: Examination of the ideological evolution of contemporary art expressed through ongoing development of new media, techniques, and processes. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number pending.


ARTS 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC

Art History III
This is a Unique Need Course.
Prerequisite: ARTS 1303 and ARTS 1304 are recommended for art majors.
Course Description: Emphasis is on the critical period of development, transition, and eventual dominance of abstract and conceptual art as it evolves from the late 19th century through the current era. Socio-political ideas and events, individual and group quests for expressive freedom, and the impact of ever-increasing sophisticated tools and techniques are explored in this course. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number Pending


ARTS 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Academic Cooperative in Art, Photography/Digital Imaging
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: An instructional program designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in the humanities and/or fine arts. In conjunction with class seminars, the individual student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of languages, art, music, philosophy, or religion. This course should be given a discipline prefix and Texas Common Course Number 2389. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212


COMM 1129 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

News Publications I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Demonstrated competence or approved by the instructor.
Course Description: All publication courses must be taken in sequence. Individual assignments are made for student media. Assignments may be in writing, advertising, photography, cartooning, and editing. Students are required to work on the staff of at least one of the official college publications for prescribed periods under faculty supervision. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015406


COMM 1130 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

News Publications II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 1129.
Course Description: All publication courses must be taken in sequence. Individual assignments are made for student media. Assignments may be in writing, advertising, photography, cartooning, and editing. Students are required to work at prescribed periods under supervision and must attend staff meetings. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015406


COMM 1238 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Television Production III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 1337 or DRAM 1337 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs. (2 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025206


COMM 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Mass Communications
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Study of the media by which entertainment and information messages are delivered. Includes an overview of the traditional mass media: their functions, structures, supports, and influences. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901025106


COMM 1316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

News Photography I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Introduction to problems and practices of photography for newspapers, and/or fine art purposes/commercial output. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, digital and print media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015506

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


COMM 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

News Photography II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 1316.
Course Description: Advanced problems and practices of photography for newspapers, and/or fine art purposes/commercial output. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, digital and print media. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015506


COMM 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, NLC

Photography I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: (1st semester, journalism emphasis) ( Also see ARTS 2356 for fine arts emphasis) Introduction to the basics of photography. Includes camera operation, techniques, knowledge of chemistry, and presentation skills. Emphasis on design, history, and contemporary trends as a means of developing an understanding of photographic aesthetics. This course is cross-listed as ARTS 2356. The student may register for either COMM 1318 or ARTS 2356 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055126

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Current) | (Changes)


COMM 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Photography II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 1318.
Course Description: Extends the students' knowledge of technique and guides them in developing personal outlooks toward specific applications of the photographic process. This course is cross-listed as ARTS 2357. The student may register for either COMM 1319 or ARTS 2357 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec. 4 Lab)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006055226


COMM 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, RLC

Survey of Radio/Television
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the development, regulation, economics, social impact, and industry practices in broadcasting and cable communication. Includes non-broadcast television, new technologies, and other communication systems. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901025206


COMM 1336 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Television Production I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This course introduces the student to station organization, studio operation, and the use of studio equipment. Topics include continuity, camera operation, sound, lighting, and videotape recording. Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025206


COMM 1337 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Television Production II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 1336.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Communications1336. Emphasis is on the concept and technique of production of television broadcasts in practical situations. Practical experience in the operation of television studio and control room equipment, including both pre- and post-production needs. This course was previously cross-listed as DRAM 1337. The student may receive credit for only one of the two, either COMM 1337 or DRAM 1337. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025206


COMM 2129 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

News Publications III
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 1130.
Course Description: All publication courses must be taken in sequence. Individual assignments are made for student media. Assignments may be in writing, advertising, photography, cartooning, and editing. Students are required to work on the staff of at least one of the official college publications for prescribed periods under faculty supervision. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015406


COMM 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC, RLC

News Publications IV
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 2129.
Course Description: All publication courses must be taken in sequence. Individual assignments are made for student media. Assignments may be in writing, advertising, photography, cartooning, and editing. Students are required to work on the staff of at least one of the official college publications for prescribed periods under faculty supervision. (3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015406


COMM 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Media Literacy
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Criticism and analysis of the function, role, and responsibility of the mass media in modern society from the consumer perspective. Includes the ethical problems and issues facing each media format, with the effect of political, economic, and cultural factors on the operation of the media. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0901025306


COMM 2302 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Principles of Journalism
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 1307, 1316, 2311 and 2315.
Course Description: Exploration of ethical and legal boundaries as well as issues and problems facing today's journalist. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015206


COMM 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC, RLC

Radio/Television Production
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Concepts and techniques of sound production, including the coordinating and directing processes. Hands-on experience with equipment, sound sources, and direction of talent. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1002025106


COMM 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at NLC

Introduction to Cinematic Production
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic single-camera production concepts and techniques. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006025226


COMM 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Editing and Layout
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Editing and layout processes, with emphasis on accuracy and fairness, including the principles and techniques of design. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015106


COMM 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, RLC

News Editing & Copy Reading I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Copy editing for errors of fact and interpretation of English. Includes newspaper style, headline writing, proofreading, and page makeup. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015306


COMM 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

News Gathering and Writing I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Typing ability.
Course Description: Fundamentals of writing news for the mass media. Includes instruction in methods and techniques for gathering, processing, and delivering news in a professional manner. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015706


COMM 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

News Gathering and Writing II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 2311.
Course Description: Continuation of the aims and objectives of news gathering and writing with emphasis on advanced reporting techniques. (2 Lec.,3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904015806


COMM 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Practicum in Electronic Media
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Lecture and laboratory instruction and participation. (2 Lec. 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 090701530


COMM 2325 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Practicum in Electronic Media
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 2324.
Course Description: Lecture and laboratory instruction and participation. (2 Lec. 4 Lab)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0907015306


COMM 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, NLC, RLC

Practicum in Electronic Media
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 2325.
Course Description: Lecture and laboratory instruction and participation. (2 Lec. 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0907015306


COMM 2327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, NLC, RLC

Intro to Advertising
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Fundamentals of advertising including marketing theory and strategy, copy writing, design, and selection of media. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0909035106


COMM 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Advertising Art I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Communication of ideas through processes and techniques of graphic design and illustration. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025126


COMM 2329 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Advertising Art II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: COMM 2328 or instructor approval.
Course Description: Communication of ideas through processes and techniques of graphic design and illustration. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5004025126


COMM 2330 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, RLC

Introduction to Public Relations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Exploration of the history and development of public relations. Presentation of the theory behind and process of public relations, including the planning, implementation, and evaluation of PR campaigns. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0909025106


COMM 2331 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at EFC, RLC

Radio/Television Announcing
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Principles of announcing: study of voice, diction, pronunciation and delivery. Experience in various types of announcing. Study of phonetics is recommended. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0907015406


COMM 2332 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at RLC

Radio/Television News
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Preparation and analysis of news styles for the electronic media. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904025206


COMM 2339 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at NLC, RLC

Writing for Radio, Television, & Film
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic script formats, terminology, and writing techniques, including the writing of commercials, public service announcements, promotions, news, documentary, and fictional materials. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 0904025106


COMM 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Film
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Emphasis on the analysis of the visual and aural aspects of selected motion pictures, dramatic aspects of narrative films, and historical growth and sociological effect of film as an art. This course is cross-listed as DRAM 2366. The student may register for either COMM 2366 or DRAM 2366 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 5006025126


COMM 2389 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Academic Cooperative in Communication
This is a Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement. Must also have instructor approval.
Course Description: This instructional program is designed to integrate on-campus study with practical hands-on work experience in Communication. In conjunction with class seminars, the student will set specific goals and objectives in the study of Communication. This course is cross-listed as SPCH 2389. The student may register for either COMM 2389 or SPCH 2389 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec., 5 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 2401035212


PHTC 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Photo Digital Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Computer and software instruction for electronic imaging. Includes color, gray scale, image conversion, presentation, and ethics. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


PHTC 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Photo Digital Imaging I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: IMED 1301.
Course Description: Instruction in the computer as an electronic darkroom. Topics include color and gray scale images and image conversion and presentation. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


PHTC 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Photojournalism I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Presentation of photographic techniques used by photojournalists in newspapers, magazines, trade publications, and digital media to include news, feature, sports, editorial portraits, and photo essays. Includes a study of layout design and the freelance market. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


PHTC 1380 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Cooperative Education-Commercial Photography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


PHTC 2349 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at EFC

Photo Digital Imaging II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: PHTC 1349.
Course Description: Continued skill development in the use of the computer for retouching, copying, photographic restoration, color correction, data importation, composite imaging, and background dropout and replacement. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


PHTC 2351 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC

Photojournalism II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Advanced concepts of photojournalism. May include documentary, corporate, and annual report photography. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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