This is the first of a two-term course sequence of special topics, designed to expand awareness of materials and concepts available in the field of fine art. Contemporary and/or traditional materials and methods are introduced, including, but not limited to: kinetic and electronic art, public art, earth art, interactive art, sound and light, relational art, intervention art, and figure studies. At the conclusion of this course, students are versed in the topic selected for the term and create work that demonstrates this knowledge. (Formerly FA 3270) Prerequisites: Must be a junior (60 hrs +). Non-Fine Arts majors accepted upon Department Chair’s or Department Head’s approval.