AGRI, AGRO, ENTO, HORT 828: Scientific Illustration

Spring 2019: Jan. 7 – May 3
Academic credit

Illustration of Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides) by Lana Koepke Johnson

Illustration of Goldeye (Hiodon alosoides) by Lana Koepke Johnson.


Instructors:
Lana Johnson

Class No.: 828

Academic Credits: Three graduate academic credits.  Graduate students must earn a C or above to use this class on their Memorandum of Courses (MOC).

Registration:

Academic registration information or go directly to MyRed.

Description:

This course provides an introduction to scientific illustration and will hone your skills in both art and observation. Students will explore the history of scientific illustration, copyright, typography, resolution and scanning principles, and the creation, publication and presentation of scientific artwork. Students completing this course will have the knowledge and skills to prepare scientifically accurate, high quality illustrations using a variety of traditional techniques for teaching, presentation and publication of scientific information. 

Delivery:

Course will be delivered through Canvas.

Requirements:

High-speed Internet access with an updated browser, email, and ability to view videos. Scanner with appropriate scanning software to scan homework assignments at high resolution for grading. List of software and art supplies will be provided upon course registration.

Illustration of Copris fricator in pen and ink on scratchboard by Lana Koepke Johnson

Illustration of Copris fricator in pen and ink on scratchboard by Lana Koepke Johnson.

Textbooks:

None required. All materials will be made available via Canvas.

Prerequisites:
12 hrs agricultural and/or biological sciences or permission from instructor. Drawing background optional.
Tuition:

Academic Credit Course: For information on tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website for Graduate Tuition.

Who It's For:

Among those who would benefit from taking this course are:

  • Graduate Students -  Graduate students must earn a C or above to include this class on their Memorandum of Courses (MOC).
  • All scientists or artists with a desire to learn the process of creating drawings to enhance communication of their research and to improve their observational skills.