Studio

Program Director: T. Mars (416-287-7137) Email: mars@utsc.utoronto.ca

The Studio program at UTSC offers courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, performance art, video, new media, animation, and conceptual practices.  Students can also take specialized courses in digital imaging, sound art, or thematic courses that explore such things as the relationships between art and globalization, or art and politics, or time-based art practices.  UTSC Studio students develop a combination of technical, theoretical, conceptual and critical skills that enable them to express and communicate their ideas confidently in a variety of visual languages.  Students explore art as a tool for examining and intervening in visual culture, to consider the role of creativity in shaping communities locally and globally.

Our students are encouraged to engage with the diversity of contemporary art by examining art-making from aesthetic, intellectual, social, and political perspectives.  They are exposed to current positions in contemporary art theory, criticism, and curation and study the history of art from various cultural and historical viewpoints.  The wide range of artistic experiences offered by the UTSC Studio program provides a rigorous general visual arts education for students interested in careers in the cultural and design sectors.  Studio also offers focused preparation for students interested in pursuing advanced visual art study at the graduate level. 

The Studio program is connected to the department of Visual and Performing Arts, which offers students an interdisciplinary framework for analyzing the ideas and theories connecting the arts, and encourages students to explore the related fields of literature, history, anthropology, and other areas of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Guidelines for 1st year course selection
VPSA62H3 Foundation Studies in Studio, which covers basic media and concepts through practice and discussion, must be taken with its co-requisite VPSB63H3 But Why is it Art? before advancing to other studio courses.

Students will be expected to purchase the materials necessary for each course. An estimate of the costs is available from the instructor.

The Studio Study Guide is available at: www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~humdiv/prg_st.html

For the Specialist program in Art and Culture, Studio stream visit:
http://uoft.me/VisualandPerformingArts

Studio Programs


SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN STUDIO (ARTS)

Undergraduate Advisor: Email: studio-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

Enrolment in the Specialist in Studio is limited. Students must apply to enter the program after completing four credits including VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3. Decisions are made on program admissions only twice a year, in May and August, and are based on student requests submitted to the registrar through ROSI. Admission is determined on the basis of a student's overall GPA and grades in VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3. For students applying after 8-10 credits, admission will be based on the overall GPA and grades in VPS courses taken. 

This program requires the completion of 14.0 credits, including 4 full credits at the C-or D-level of which at least 1.0 credit must be at the D-level.

1. (3.5 credits)
ACMA01H3 Exploring Key Questions in the Humanities
MDSA01H3 Introduction to Media Studies
VPSA62H3 Foundation Studies in Studio
VPSA63H3 But Why is it Art?
VPSA70H3 Drawing I
VPSB73H3 Curatorial Perspectives I
VPSB74H3 Drawing II

2. (0.5 credit)
One of the following:
VPSC66H3 Theory and Practice: Two Dimensional Work
VPSC68H3 Theory and Practice: Time-Based Work
VPSC69H3 Theory and Practice: Art in a Globalizing World
VPSC70H3 Theory and Practice: New Media in Studio

3. (6.0 credits)
6.0 additional credits from VPS of which at least 1.5 credits should be at the C- level and 1.0 credit at the D level.

4. (3.0 credits)
VPHA46H3 Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Art Histories
2.5 additional credits in art history of which 1 full credit should be at the C- level.

5. (1.0 credit)
1.0 credit from the following:
ENGB12H3 Life Writing
ENGB70H3 Intro to Cinema
ENGB75H3 Cinema and Modernity I
GASC42H3 Film and Popular Culture in South Asia
MDSA02H3 History of Media and Technology
MDSB05H3 Media and Globalization
MDSB61H3 Mapping New Media
MDSB62H3 Visual Culture

MAJOR PROGRAM IN STUDIO (ARTS)

Undergraduate Advisor Email: studio-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

Enrolment in the Major in Studio is limited. Students must apply to enter the program after completing four credits including VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3. Decisions are made on program admissions only twice a year, in May and August, and are based on student requests submitted to the registrar through ROSI. Admission is determined on the basis of a students overall GPA and grades in VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3.

Program Requirements
Students must complete eight full credits including:

  1. VPSA62H3 Foundation Studies in Studio
    VPSA63H3 But Why Is It Art?
  2. ACMA01H3 Exploring Key Questions in Humanities
  3. VPHA46H3 Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Art Histories
  4. VPSA70H3 Drawing I
    VPSB74H3 Drawing II
  5. At least one-half credit from:
    VPSC66H3 Theory and Practice: Two-Dimensional Work
    VPSC68H3 Theory and Practice: Time-Based Work
    VPSC69H3 Theory and Practice: Art in a Globalizing World
    VPSC70H3 Theory and Practice: New Media in Studio
  6. 3.5 additional credits from courses in VPS, at least one full credit of which must be at the C-level.
  7. One full credit at the D-level in VPS
MINOR PROGRAM IN STUDIO (ARTS)

Undergraduate Advisor Email: studio-program-supervisor@utsc.utoronto.ca

Enrolment in the Minor in Studio is limited. Students must apply to enter the program after completing four credits including VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3. Decisions are made on program admissions only twice a year, in May and August, and are based on student requests submitted to the registrar through ROSI. Admission is determined on the basis of a student's overall GPA and grades in VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3.

Program Requirements:
Students are required to complete a total of four full credits as follows:
1. VPSA62H3 Foundation Studies in Studio
2. VPSA63H3 But Why is it Art?
3. VPHA46H3 Ways of Seeing: Introduction to Art Histories
4. VPSA70H3 Drawing I
5. 1.0 credits at the B-level in VPS
6.  0.5 credits from the following:
VPSC66H3 Theory and Practice: Two-Dimensional Work
VPSC68H3 Theory and Practice: Time-Based Work
VPSC69H3 Theory and Practice: Art in a Globalizing World
VPSC70H3 Theory and Practice: New Media in Studio
7. An additional 0.5 credits at the C-level in VPS

Studio Courses


VPSA61H3    Painting I

An investigation of the basic elements and concepts of painting through experimentation in scale and content.
Corequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Exclusion: (VPSB61H3), VIS201H
Enrolment Limits: 20 per section
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSA62H3    Foundation Studies in Studio

An introduction to the importance of content and context in the making of contemporary art.
Corequisite: VPSA63H3
Exclusion: VIS130H
Enrolment Limits: 20 per section
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSA63H3    But Why Is It Art?

This introductory seminar examines the key themes, concepts, and questions that affect the practice of contemporary art. We will look at specific cases in the development of art and culture since 1900 to understand why and how contemporary art can exist as such a wide-ranging set of forms, media and approaches.
Exclusion: VIS120H
Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies


VPSA70H3    Drawing I

An investigation of the various approaches to drawing, including working from the figure and working with ideas.
Corequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Exclusion: (VPSB70H3), VIS205H
Enrolment Limits: 20 per section
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSA71H3    Introduction to Sculpture

This course introduces students to the use of three-dimensional materials and processes for creating sculptural objects. Traditional and non-traditional sculptural methodologies and concepts will be explored.
Corequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Enrolment Limits: 15. Preference will be given to students in Arts Management Co-op, Humanities Co-op, Studio and VPA specialist programs.
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSA73H3    Video I

An introduction to the basic principles of video shooting and editing as well as an investigation into different conceptual strategies of video art. The course will also provide an introduction to the history of video art.
Corequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Exclusion: VIS202H
Enrolment Limits: 15. Preference will be given to students in Arts Management Co-op, Humanities Co-op, Studio and VPA specialist programs.
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSA74H3    Foundations in Digital Studio Practice

This hands-on, project-based class will investigate fundamental digital concepts common to photography, animation, and digital publishing practices. Students will learn general image processing, composing, colour management, chromakey, and typograpic tools for both on-line and print-based projects. These will be taught through selected Abobe Creative Suite software on Apple computers.
Corequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Exclusion: VIS218H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB62H3    Painting II

A continuation of Painting I with an emphasis on images and concepts developed by individual students.
Prerequisite: VPSA61H3 or (VPSB61H3)
Exclusion: VIS220H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB63H3    Sculpture Concepts

Contemporary sculptural practice is a diverse and expanded field that covers a range of strategies that confound traditional definitions of sculpture and blur the boundaries with other contemporary art forms. We will explore key ideas that transform sculpture into three-dimensional practices that embrace time, found material, architecture and audience interaction.
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3 & VPSA63H3 & 0.5 full credit in Studio at the A-level.
Exclusion: VIS204H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB67H3    Photo I

An introduction to fundamental photographic concepts including depth, focus, stopped time, lighting and photographic composition in contrast to similar fundamental concerns in drawing and painting. A practical and historical discourse on the primary conceptual streams in photography including various documentary traditions, staged photographs and aesthetic approaches from photographic modernism to postmodernism.
Prerequisite: VPSA74H4
Exclusion: (VPSA72H3)
Enrolment Limits: 20. Preference will be given to students in Arts Management Co-op, Humanities Co-op, Studio and VPA specialist programs.
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB71H3    Books and Multiples

Exploring the production, history and use of artists' books, students will focus on visuals and text, incorporating low-tech and printmaking approaches to multiples.
Prerequisite: VPSA70H3 & [VPSA61H3 or VPSA71H3 or (VPSA72H3) or VPSA74H3]
Exclusion: VIS321H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB72H3    Digital Publishing

A course for students interested in publishing artworks in digital formats such as e-books, short-run printed catalogues and blogs. Lessons will identify common editorial and image preparation concerns while introducing software for assembling images, videos, sounds, graphics, and texts into coherent and intelligently-designed digital publications. Creative solutions are expected.
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB73H3    Curatorial Perspectives I

This course is designed to offer students direct encounters with artists and curators through studio and gallery visits. Field encounters, written assignments, readings and research focus on contemporary art and curatorial practices. The course will provide skills in composing critical views, artist statements, and writing proposals for art projects.
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Exclusion: VIS320H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB74H3    Drawing II

A continuation of VPSA70H3 with an increased emphasis on the student's ability to expand her/his personal understanding of the meaning of drawing.
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3 & VPSA63H3 & [VPSA70H3 or (VPSB70H3)].
Exclusion: VIS211H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB75H3    Photo II

A studio course in digital photography as it relates to the critical investigation of contemporary photo-based art.
Prerequisite: VPSB67H3
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB76H3    Video II

This course is designed to provide a history of contemporary video art production. The course will familiarize students with more advanced methods of production and contemporary video works. Classes will include technical instruction, screenings and discussions of tapes, critiques, written assignments and assigned readings.
Prerequisite: VPSA73H3
Exclusion: VIS302H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB77H3    Introduction to Performance Art

This course covers the history and practice of performance art. Students will employ contemporary performance strategies such as duration, ritual, repetition, intervention, tableau vivant, endurance and excess of materials in their projects. We will also study the relationship of performance to other art disciplines and practices such as theatre and sculpture.
Prerequisite: [VPSA62H3 & VPSA63H3] or [VPDA10H3 & VPDA11H3] or [(VPDA01H3) & (VPDA02H3)]
Exclusion: VIS208H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB80H3    Digital Studio Projects

An in-depth investigation of digital imaging technologies for serious studio artists and new media designers. Emphasis is placed on advanced image manipulation, seamless collage, invisible retouching and quality control techniques for fine art production. Project themes will be drawn from a critical analysis of contemporary painting and photo-based art.
Prerequisite: VPSA74H3
Exclusion: VIS318H
Recommended Preparation: (VPSA72H3)
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB83H3    Art and Activism

This course will explore contemporary artistic practices that blur the boundary between art and activism.
We will examine how artists address political issues and the techniques they use to reach different types of audiences. Students will do research and develop projects that address specific local issues and wider social concerns.
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3 & VPSA63H3 & 0.5 full credit in Studio at the A-level
Exclusion: VIS307H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Social & Behavioural Sciences


VPSB85H3    Text as Image/Language as Art

An elementary study of the typographic arts will inform presentation strategies, but the investigation of critical cultural discourse through language as visual art will form the most important content of this course. How do visual artists employ words in their art?
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3 & VPSA63H3 & 0.5 full credit in Studio at the A-level
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB86H3    Sculpture and Technology

Students will be introduced to both the principles and practicalities of working with the concept of change as it relates to sculpture. Students will use both traditional and non-traditional materials in combination with technologically based media and processes including such things as simple circuits, machines, switches, LEDs, etc.
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3, VPSA63H3 and 0.5 FCE at the A-level in Studio.
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB87H3    Documentary Photography

Photography has a rich tradition both as an art form and as a documentary practice. Each of these has engendered its own technique, aesthetic and cultural context. This course is designed to introduce students to the documentary branch of photography through focused, personal, photo-journalistic projects accomplished outside of the studio.
Prerequisite: VPSB67H3
Recommended Preparation: VPSB75H3
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB88H3    Introduction to Sound Art

Students will be introduced to sound as a medium for art making. Listening, recording, mapping, editing, and contextualizing sounds will be the focus of this course. Sound investigations will be explored within both contemporary art and experimental sound/music contexts.
Prerequisite: VPSA62H3 and VPSA63H3
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSB89H3    Introduction to Digital Animation

A non-traditional course in the digital production of non-analog, two-dimensional animation through the use of computer-based drawing, painting, photography and collage. Students will learn design strategies, experimental story lines, sound mixing, and video transitions to add pace, rhythm, and movement to time based, digital art projects.
Prerequisite: VPSA74H3
Recommended Preparation: VPSA70H3
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC04H3    "Live!"

"Live!" investigates interdisciplinary modes of contemporary performance.  Within a studio context, this course serves as an advanced exploration of 21st century Live Art.  This interactive course reviews the dynamics of time, space and existence, and asks fundamental questions about the body and performance.
Prerequisite: (VPDC06H3), (VPSC57H3)
Exclusion: (VPDC06H3), (VPSC57H3)
Enrolment Limits: 12
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC51H3    Curatorial Perspectives II

This course focuses on the finer details of curating and contemporary art. Students will delve into the work of selected artists and curators with an emphasis on the conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of their projects. Term work will lead to a professionally curated exhibition organized by students.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and VPSB73H3
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC52H3    Documentary Video

This course is designed to introduce students to documentary video approaches in video art. Students will gain insight into the history and development of the experimental documentary genre through screenings, readings, and field trips. The course will provide students with the opportunity to research, develop, and produce a short documentary project.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and VPSB76H3
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC53H3    Kinetic Sculpture

Students will produce art projects using mechanical principles to create sculptural forms that change over time. Students will be encouraged to use altered machines, simple electronic components and a wide range of materials.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and VPSB86H3; and an additional 0.5 credit at the B-level in Studio.
Exclusion: (VPSB64H3)
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC54H3    Painting III

An advanced course for students who are able to pursue individual projects in painting, with a focus on contemporary practice and theory.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and VPSB62H3; and an additional 0.5 credit at the B-level in Studio.
Exclusion: VIS301H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC55H3    Drawing III

An advanced course for students who are able to pursue individual projects dealing with the complex relationships between drawing and other art practices like installation, painting and mixed media.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 & VPSB74H3 & an additional 0.5 credit in Studio at the B- or C-level.
Exclusion: VIS305H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC56H3    Studio Practice

A supervised course focused specifically on the development of the student's work from initial concept through to the final presentation. Students may work in their choice of media with the prior written permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and 3.5 credits in Studio including at least 1.0 full credit at the B- and/or C-level in the area of study.
Exclusion: VIS311H
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC58H3    Photo III

Focusing on both theory and practice, this is a portfolio-based course aimed at the development of idiosyncratic photographic styles and subject matter. Printing and presentation will form an important part of this portfolio's development. Students will research international networks, publications and institutions devoted to photographic discourse.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 & VPSB80H3 & VPSB75H3
Exclusion: VIS318H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC66H3    Theory and Practice: Two-Dimensional Work

An exploration of ideas and practice with an emphasis on two-dimensional work, including digital imaging.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and at least 1.0 full credit at the B- or C-level in courses dealing with two dimensions.
Exclusion: VIS211H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC68H3    Theory and Practice: Time-Based Work

An exploration of ideas and practice with an emphasis on time-based media: performance, video, audio, time-based sculpture and installation.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and 1.0 full credit in VPS at the B- or C-level in courses dealing with time-based media.
Exclusion: VIS303H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC69H3    Theory and Practice: Art in a Globalizing World

This course will focus on the influence of global visual culture on contemporary art practices; exploring how artists respond to orientalism, colonial histories, migration, media, tourism, and the international art world. The culturally diverse backgrounds of students and their understanding of global media will be starting points for studio projects.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 & 1.0 full credit in Studio at the B- or C-level
Exclusion: VIS325H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: History, Philosophy & Cultural Studies


VPSC70H3    Theory and Practice: New Media in Studio

Information technologies are radically and rapidly transforming our culture. Networking, robotics, WiFi, GPS, ubiquitous computing, data mining, rfid, biotech, kinetic art, surveillance, sound installation, digital image processing and interactive display are all offering new opportunities for the artist as well as new critical issues to address. Students will create affordable projects that address these issues.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3; and 1.0 credit from [VPSB76H3 or VPSB80H3 or VPSB86H3 or VPSB88H3 or VPSB89H3].
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC71H3    Performing with Cameras

This course investigates the relationship of the body to the camera. Using both still and video cameras and live performance students will create works that unite the performative and the mediated image. The course will cover how the body is framed and represented in contemporary art, advertising and the media.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 & [[VPSB77H3 or [VPDB01H3 & VPDB02H3]] & [VPSB75H3 or VPSB76H3 or VPSC58H3 or (VPSC60H3)]
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC73H3    Interdisciplinary Drawing Concepts

Interdisciplinary Drawing Concepts will extend drawing into a range of other media, allowing students to explore the sculptural, temporal and performative potential of mark-making.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 & VPSB74H3 & 0.5 additional credit at the B- or C-level in Studio.
Exclusion: VIS323H
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC75H3    Advanced Sculpture

Advanced Sculpture will provide students with an opportunity for a deeper investigation into various materials and fabrication techniques. This course will focus on the theory and practice of object making through studio assignments that develop a critical and technical literacy towards both traditional and non-traditional sculpture materials.
Prerequisite: VPHA46H3 and [VPSB63H3 or VPSB73H3 or VPSB86H3]; and an additional 0.5 credit at the B-level in Studio.
Enrolment Limits: 15
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSC89H3    Digital Animation 2

A project based course, building upon concepts developed in VPSB89H3 Introduction to Digital Animation. Students will refine their control of sound, movement, and image quality. This course will also introduce three-dimensional wire frame and ray-tracing techniques for constructing convincing 3-D animated objects and scenes as they apply to contemporary artistic practices.
Prerequisite: VPSB89H3
Enrolment Limits: 20
Breadth Requirement: Arts, Literature & Language


VPSD55H3    Advanced Special Topics in Studio

Selected topics for intensive practical and theoretical study in studio. Topics will change from session to session.
Prerequisite: 1.5 full credits at the C-level in Studio.
Exclusion: VIS401H, VIS402H, VIS403H, VIS404H, VIS410H
Enrolment Limits: 20


VPSD56H3    Advanced Studio Practice

An advanced course for students ready to work independently on their own projects. Students will be expected to work on their projects from conception to a final exhibition in the student-run gallery. Students may work in their choice of media with the written permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: 1.5 full credits at the C-level in Studio.
Exclusion: VIS326H, VIS401H, VIS402H, VIS403H, VIS404H
Enrolment Limits: 20


VPSD57H3    Advanced Seminar: Interdisciplinary Practice

An opportunity for students in VPS to explore aspects of contemporary inter-media practice and theory. Students will make work in their choice of media with the written permission of the instructor.
Prerequisite: 1.5 full credits at the C-level in Studio.
Exclusion: VIS401H, VIS402H, VIS403H, VIS404H
Enrolment Limits: 20


VPSD58H3    Advanced Seminar: Two-Dimensional Work

Students who have developed strong portfolios in painting, drawing or printmaking and intend to pursue professional exhibition careers will continue their investigations into two-dimensional expression and develop professional quality projects with thorough promotional strategies.
Prerequisite: 1.5 full credits at the C-level in Studio.
Enrolment Limits: 15


VPSD63H3    Independent Studies in Studio: Advanced Level

This option is available in rare and exceptional circumstances to students who have demonstrated a high level of academic maturity and competence. Qualified students will have the opportunity to investigate an area of contemporary art that is of common interest to both student and supervisor.
Prerequisite: At least 15.0 credits & completion of the major in studio & written permission of the instructor in the previous session.
Exclusion: VIS401H, VIS402H, VIS403H, VIS404H

VPHD43H3    Curating Contemporary Art

See Art History in the Visual and Performing Arts section of this Calendar for a full course description.