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Biomedical Science

The biomedical science major will prepare students for either medical school or graduate school, through a rigorous, interdisciplinary scientific regimen of continuously increasing complexity. Students will become well-versed in the fundamental areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, and will gain a deeper understanding of the genetic, molecular, and biochemical bases of life. The program is designed to appeal to students who value serving society and who want to make a difference. The major is supported by the Cooperative Education Program and local community agencies, which provide students opportunities to gain valuable and necessary premedical work experience. Many medical and related graduate programs have their own specific requirements, including, but not limited to, one year of English composition, psychology, sociology, further statistics and mathematics, and foreign languages. Students are strongly advised to speak with their faculty advisors during their first year to plan their educational trajectory appropriately.

Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, visual arts majors must complete the following:

Core Requirements in the Major
24 credits toward the major
VISA 101 Visual Language: A Focus on Two Dimensions (4 credits)*
VISA 102 Visual Language: A Focus on Three Dimensions (4 credits)*
VISA 140 Beginning Drawing and Painting (4 credits)
VISA 150 Beginning Sculpture: Concepts, Materials, and Processes (4 credits)
VISA 120 Art History: Modern Art (4 credits)
VISA 220 Art History: Contemporary Art (4 credits)
ARTS 494 Senior Seminar in the Arts (4 credits)
ARTS 495 Senior Project in the Arts (4 credits)

* Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

Studio Arts Courses (Choose 2D or 3D Track)
12 credits toward the major
2D Studio Courses or 3D Studio Courses
VISA 240 Intermediate Drawing and Painting (4 credits)   VISA 250 Intermediate Sculpture (4 credits)
VISA 340 Advanced Drawing and Painting I (4 credits)   VISA 350 Advanced Sculpture I (4 credits)
VISA 440 Advanced Drawing and Painting II (4 credits)   VISA 450 Advanced Sculpture II (4 credits)

Additional Requirements in the Major

Foundation Course: Choose 1*
PERF 103 Voice and Speech (4 credits)
PERF 104 Presence of the Performer (4 credits)
MEDA 101 Media, Internet, and Society (4 credits)
MEDA 102 Basic Media Production (4 credits)

* Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

100- and 200-level MEDA, PERF, or VISA Courses
8 credits toward the major
VISA 110 Art on Location (4 credits)
VISA 270 Special Topics in the Visual Arts with Resident Artist (4 credits)
MEDA 110 Media Arts on Location (4 credits)
MEDA 120 The History of Photography (4 credits)
MEDA 130 Practical New Media (4 credits)
MEDA 140 Adventures in Photography: The Portrait (4 credits)
MEDA 141 Adventures in Photography: The Photographic Series (4 credits)
MEDA 142 Adventures in Photography: Capturing Science (4 credits)
MEDA 160 Sound Art (4 credits)
MEDA 220 The History of Documentary Cinema (4 credits)
MEDA 230 Cyborg Art (4 credits)
MEDA 250 Adventures in Video: Experimental Ethnography (4 credits)
MEDA 251 Adventures in Video: History, Memory, and the Cinematic Archive (4 credits)
MEDA 270 Special Topics in Media Arts with Resident Artist (4 credits)
PERF 105** Vocal Music Instruction (4 credits)
PERF 106** Modern Dance (4 credits)
PERF 107** Individual Instruction in Music (4 credits)
PERF 108** Contact Improvisation (4 credits)
PERF 110 Performance on Location (4 credits)
PERF 120 Styles of Live Art (4 credits)
PERF 140 Storytelling (4 credits)
PERF 150 Improvisation in Art and Life (4 credits)
PERF 220 Performance History/Critical Studies (4 credits)
PERF 230 Writing and Performing the Self (4 credits)
PERF 240 Site-Specific Performance (4 credits)
PERF 250 Rehearsal and Production (4 credits)
PERF 270 Special Topics in Performance with Resident Artist (4 credits)

** Please note that these courses count for only 1–2 credits. The BA degree requires a total of 52 major-related credits.

300- and 400-level Courses MEDA, PERF, or VISA
8 credits toward the major
VISA 330 Installation Art (4 credits)
VISA 470 Advanced Special Topics in Visual Arts (4 credits)
PERF 320 Performance Studies (4 credits)
PERF 330 Directing Seminar (4 credits)
PERF 340 Rehearsal and Production Tutorial I (4 credits)
PERF 350 Documentary-based Performance (4 credits)
PERF 360 Advanced Topics in Performance (4 credits)
PERF 440 Rehearsal and Production Tutorial II (4 credits)
PERF 470 Advanced Special Topics in Performance (4 credits)
PERF 480 Independent Study: Performance (4 credits)

Visual Arts

The visual arts major at Antioch College emphasizes the unity between the practical and the theoretical, and the indivisibility of form and concept. At Antioch College, the study of art involves the development of strong traditional and experimental technical skill, as well as a sophisticated visual language, an understanding of art history and theory, and an awareness of the issues and concepts present in art and visual culture today.

The media of drawing, painting, and sculpture act as our foundation. Students will be introduced to questions and concerns that inform artistic practices across these media and will consider the contemporary expansion of these media. Students will be challenged to develop and articulate their own problems and positions, and be asked to consider disciplinary boundaries, both malleable and fixed. Students will be introduced to a great deal of historical and contemporary artwork, and to be asked read a variety of texts, from artists’ writings to critical theory.

The major in visual arts can prepare students for graduate work in visual arts or related careers; but at its core it is a humanist endeavor and can help to prepare involved students, majors and non-majors alike, for a wide variety of endeavors beyond the studio or the confines of an art world.

Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, the plan for a self-designed major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree must include at least 52 quarter credits, consisting of:

At least two but not more than four foundation courses

  • These credits count for general education and not towards the major.

Eleven courses in the major meeting the following criteria Specifically addressed in the student’s plan, and be clearly justified and articulated as a cohesive whole

  • At least four must be at the 100 or 200 level (not including foundation courses)
  • At least four must be at the 300 or 400 level (not including the senior seminar or senior project)

A Senior Seminar

A Senior Project

A BA degree requires 24 disciplinary elective credits. This requirement is normally met with six 4-credit courses; these courses do not need to be justified or listed, but students are encouraged to do so, especially since this may further clarify the major and help the committee advise the student.

Students must declare the self-designed major within a division that currently exists at the College and that most appropriately fits the major. For the BA, the major must be declared in the arts, humanities, or social sciences divisions.

Courses & Requirements

Beyond the General Education, Language and Culture, Cooperative Education, and Electives requirements, political economy majors must complete the following:

Total number of credits toward the major: 52

Core Requirements in the Major
36 credits toward the major
PECO 105 Foundations of Political Economy* (4 credits)
PECO 110 Principles of Economics* (4 credits)
PECO 210 U.S. Political System (4 credits)
PECO 220 Intermediate Micro- and Macro-Economics (4 credits)
PECO 270 Political Economy Theory (4 credits)
PECO 350 Public Policy (4 credits)
PECO 315 Environmental Economics (4 credits)
MATH 330 Statistics (4 credits)
SSC 490 Social Science Research Methods (4 credits)
SSC 494 Senior Seminar in the Social Sciences (4 credits)
SSC 495 Senior Project in the Social Sciences (4 credits)

* Foundation Courses: Credits earned in foundation courses count toward the general education requirement.

Intermediate Courses in PECO: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
PECO 280 Global Political Economy
(4 credits)
or ANTH 205 Philosophy and Religion (4 credits)
Also listed as PHIL 205
  ANTH 210 Language and Culture (4 credits)
ANTH 220 Contemporary Indigenous Peoples (4 credits)
ANTH 225 Visual Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as ARTS 225
ANTH 290 Independent Study (Intermediate) (4 credits)
PSYC 210 Ecopsychology (4 credits)
PSYC 225 Developmental Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 230 Personality Theories (4 credits)
PSYC 235 Abnormal Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 240 Somatic Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 242 Cognitive Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 250 Depth Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 252 Community Mental Health (4 credits)
Advanced Courses in PECO: Choose 1
4 credits toward the major
PECO 310 Anthropology of Globalization (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 310
PECO 320 Labor Economics (4 credits)
PECO 330 Political Economy of Race and Gender (4 credits)
PECO 340 Political Economy of Not-for-Profits (4 credits)
PECO 350 Public Policy (4 credits)
PECO 390 Special Topics in Political Economy (4 credits)
PECO 399 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)
Advanced Courses in ANTH or PSYC: Choose 2
8 credits toward the major
ANTH 305 Anthropology of Space and Place (4 credits)
ANTH 310 Anthropology of Globalization (4 credits)
Also listed as PECO 310
ANTH 315 Psyche, Myth & Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as PSYC 315
ANTH 320 Anthropology of Healing (4 credits)
ANTH 325 Anthropology of Work (4 credits)
ANTH 345 Reading Ethnography as Theory I (4 credits)
ANTH 350 Reading Ethnography as Theory II (4 credits)
ANTH 360 Writing Culture (4 credits)
ANTH 370 Special Topics in Cultural Anthropology (4 credits)
ANTH 390 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)
PSYC 315 Psyche, Myth & Culture (4 credits)
Also listed as ANTH 315
PSYC 320 Political and Ethical Issues in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 350 Intersectional Identities in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 385 Psychological Assessments & Measurement (4 credits)
PSYC 390 The Art of Psychological Inquiry (4 credits)
PSYC 395 Special Topics in Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 400 Basic Therapeutic Skills (4 credits)
PSYC 405 Group Theory and Dynamics (4 credits)
PSYC 430 Critical Psychology (4 credits)
PSYC 440 Independent Study (Advanced) (4 credits)

Political Economy

Political economy is an interdisciplinary field of study that has its roots in the intellectual tradition of enlightenment moral philosophy, the Marxist political project of social analysis of capitalism, conservative public choice theory, and liberal approaches to public policy. In some accounts, political economy involves “things that have too much politics to be economics, too much history to be politics, too much sociology to be history, and too much economics to be sociology.” Political economy examines the possibilities and constraints furnished by social structures, institutions, ideologies, and culture within and across societies and looks at the interplay of economic and political forces in the social arena. It provides students with conceptual and methodological frameworks that help them critically examine the interplay between market forces and public policy actors and factors. As students develop their analytical skills of economics and politics and their interrelationships, they are encouraged to keep, in a humanistic tradition, a sustained reflection on fundamental values.

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