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Fall 2015 Courses

JD 101 Introduction to Jewelry Fabrication
2 credits
In-state $386 Out-of-state $1,136
(includes $10 lab fee)
Basic processes used in the design and creation of jewelry. Students fabricate their own designs in the studio. (G6: Arts)
CRN Section Day Time Location
21393 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480
21394 15B T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481
21395 15C F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480
26115 15D S 9:10 am-12:00 pm A481

JD 113 Beginning Soldering Techniques
1.5 credits
In-state $292 Out-of-state $854.50
(includes $10 lab fee)
Co-requisites: JD 114, JD 121, JD 131, JD 133, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Introduces precision techniques in soldering and shaping jewelry. Emphasis is on exact measurements, and control of jewelry tools and soldering torches.
CRN Section Day Time Location
28758 15A R 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480

JD 121 Wax Carving
1 credits
In-state $188 Out-of-state $563
Co-requisites: JD 113, JD 114, JD 131, JD 133, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Wax carving of designs suitable for jewelry, stressing illusion and perspective, needed for both brooches and rings. Emphasis is on preparing a design and model for production.
CRN Section Day Time Location
20197 15A F 6:30 pm-8:20 pm A481

JD 133 Introduction to Jewelry Design
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Co-requisites: JD 113, JD 114, JD 121, JD 131, and JD 172 or approval of chairperson
Emphasis is on developing creative ability. A visual sensitivity is developed through museum trips, nature studies, field trips, etc. Suitable rendering techniques, painting, and perspective requirements are covered.
CRN Section Day Time Location
29153 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C507

JD 138 Introduction to CAD for Jewelry Design
1.5 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
Online: In-state $406 Out-of-state $1156
Prerequisites: CG 111 and JD 131 or approval of chairperson
Students create two- and three-dimensional computer-generated drawings and models specific to jewelry design. Using modeling software and other computer applications, students develop basic jewelry design skills to create a personal style.
CRN Section Day Time Location
29155 15A S 12:10 pm-3:00 pm C231
29156 OL1
ONLINE COURSE

JD 141 Introduction to Diamonds
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
This introductory course provides an overview to diamonds, how crystals form, the physical and optical properties of diamonds, and mining techniques throughout history from ancient times to the present day. Other topics include a review of mining locations and techniques, and the cultural, environmental, financial, and global economic impact of diamonds.
CRN Section Day Time Location
26916 15A T 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816

JD 171 Materials and Properties
2 credits
Online: In-state $406 Out-of-state $1,156
Students learn basic chemistry and physics as they pertain to materials used in jewelry. Emphasis is on how chemicals and acids used in the industry, and the chemical composition of various stones, affect production.
CRN Section Day Time Location
29157 OL1
ONLINE COURSE

JD 213 Nontraditional Construction Techniques in Metal
1.5 credits
In-state $282 Out-of-state $844.50
Prerequisite: all second-semester Jewelry Design courses
Co-requisite: JD 214
Acquaints students with little-known experimental techniques in metalworking such as the Japanese methods of mokume-gane and shakudo.
CRN Section Day Time Location
29158 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A480

JD 241 Introduction to Gemology
2 credits
In-state $376 Out-of-state $1,126
Study of the major gem species and their characteristics, with emphasis on their use in commercial production and price structure. Students acquire a thorough knowledge of all precious and semiprecious stones and the ways in which they are used in jewelry.
CRN Section Day Time Location
27798 15A W 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C503

JD 243 Gemology II
1.5 credits
In-state $292 Out-of-state $854.50
(includes $10 lab fee)
Prerequisite: JD 241
A gem identification course with students learning the use of various laboratory equipment such as the gemological microscope, dichroscope, polariscope, specific gravity balance, refractometer, ultraviolet light, spectroscope, and other instruments used in gem identification.
CRN Section Day Time Location
27799 15A F 6:30 pm-9:20 pm C816

JD 251 Principles of Silversmithing
1.5 credits
In-state $292 Out-of-state $854.50
(includes $10 lab fee)
Basic study of silversmithing, including advanced use of repousse, chasing, and forming. Small simple projects in either silver, bronze, or copper are created to study these basic procedures.
CRN Section Day Time Location
27679 15A M 6:30 pm-9:20 pm A481
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