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Fine Arts (AR)

Department Website:

http://departments.juniata.edu/art/

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Background Information:

The Department of Fine Arts at Juniata is an integral part of the liberal arts experience. The department aims to promote the creation, study, interpretation, preservation, and enjoyment of the visual arts. Through studies in the Fine Arts, students develop a strong understanding of artistic creativity, expression, and aesthetic judgment. They learn how to research and analyze art critically, and how to explore the elements that compose a work of art and the manner in which those elements contribute to the creative expression of an idea. Students may focus in any one or a combination of three areas: Art History, Museum Studies, and Studio Arts. International opportunities include study in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, and France.

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Specific department policy:

Awarding credit for AP exam scores:

The department of art and art history will grant generic 100-level F credit to all students earning scores of 4 or 5 on their Advanced Placement exams. If students feel strongly that a particular AP class should exempt them from taking an introductory course, such as Survey of Western Art or Beginning Drawing for example, then they can make that case with the Chair or the appropriate member of the department.

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AR-103   Beginning Drawing (Variable; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This course will explore the fundamental concerns as well as representational methods and concepts. Using line, shape, form, volume, texture, and the effective spatial organization of these elements, students will develop perceptual and technical skills to interpret form and space. Students will work with graphite and charcoal, pencil, ink, and other media. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-104   Design and Color (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) The discipline of design is basic to all forms of visual art, including painting, drawing, photography, ceramics and illustration. This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic elements of picture structure: composition, line, shape, value, texture, color, scale, proportion, tension, and balance. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-107   3D Design (Variable; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) The objective of this class is to familiarize students with the language, creation, and function of three-dimensional objects and visual culture. In order to develop an approach to the art making process, we will explore basic concepts of design and form, through the investigation of modern and traditional media. Additional topics will include visual tactics used by artists and designers both to evoke specific emotions and concepts. Students will create hands-on projects using materials such as plaster, wire, cardboard, wood, and fabric. Note: additional lab fees apply.

AR-110   Survey of Western Art (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F,I) Introduces the major periods of western art history from its genesis to the present: Ancient, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Early Christian, Byzantine, Early Medieval, Romanesque, Gothic, Proto-Renaissance, Renaissance, High Renaissance, Mannerism, Northern Renaissance, Baroque, Nineteenth Century, and Twentieth Century. Masterpieces from each epoch provide information about the cultures from which they derive, and highlight the individual achievements of outstanding artists.

AR-117   Intro to Sculpture (Fall; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) The objective of this course is to introduce and familiarize you with basic concepts of the language, creation, craftsmanship, and function of sculpture. In order to begin and develop your approach to the art making process, we will explore design through investigations in shape, space, line, proportion, and color. These preliminary exercises will serve as the building blocks needed to understand and create more sophisticated sculptural forms. Students will create various sculptures from plaster, wood, metal, stone, and clay. Note: additional lab fees apply.

AR-125   Explorations in Clay (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course will introduce students to the basic techniques used to create functional, hand-built ceramics. Students will explore methods such as pinching, coiling, slumping, slabbing, etc.; wheel-throwing techniques will also be introduced. Demonstrations of each technique will be followed by an in-class study; the methods will then be linked to an assignment by which grades are determined. Students will participate in other areas of ceramics, such as loading and unloading kilns in addition to creative processes. Critical thought and discourse will occur during class over the course of the semester to encompass the elements and principles of design as well as function. Note: additional lab fees apply.

AR-199   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) An introduction to one of the branches of art not currently included in the regular course offerings. Prerequisites will vary based on the course being offered. Special fees may apply.

AR-200   Beginning Painting (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) Introductory course which investigates perceptual and technical aspects of painting which build off of Drawing, 2D Design and Art History. Students work in oil paint, learn various support construction, mediums, traditional methods (including making and altering paint chemistry) and color theory. Demonstration, reading, lectures and slide presentations supplement studio sessions and outside projects. Materials are ordered for the student. Taking an introductory level drawing course prior to enrollment in Basic Painting is highly encouraged (but not mandatory). Note: Drawing courses from high school may provide adequate preparation. Please contact the course professor for more information. Note: An additional fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-201   Introduction to Art Therapy (Variable; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,S) Introduction to Art Therapy is designed to introduce undergraduates to the philosophical, pragmatic and historical bases of the human service field of art therapy, with emphasis on current applications in the field of art therapy. Art experiences, lectures, case studies and study of artistic productions will be utilized to explore the relationship between art and healing. A course fee is assessed.

AR-203   Digital Photography I (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course focuses on photography and the creation of digital imagery. Students will learn to operate a DSLR camera and complete projects utilizing a variety of photographic techniques and genres. Students will learn to express visual concepts through photography while utilizing specific techniques unique to the creation of digital photographic artwork. Final works will be exhibited electronically and in print. Students will also look at the work of contemporary photographers and prepare a presentation on one photographer. The course utilizes primarily Adobe Photoshop on a Mac platform. There is a special fee for course supplies and equipment. This course is offered yearly in the fall and every other year in the spring.

AR-204   Digital Art I (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course focuses on the creation of art through electronic processes. Design, composition, value, color, line, simple drawing and multiple imagery (collage, panorama, mosaic, and stop motion movie) will be explored through the use of computers, scanners and cameras. Final works will be exhibited electronically and in print. Students will learn to express their ideas creatively while utilizing techniques and software unique to the creation of digital artwork. Students will create a print portfolio using the schools printers and supplies. Students will also look at the work of contemporary visual artists working with digital arts. The course utilizes primarily Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator on a Mac platform. There is a special fee for course supplies and equipment.

AR-208   Beginning Photography (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This foundational photography course does not assume any prior knowledge of black and white materials or 35mm camera operation. It is designed to introduce students to basic principles of camera and darkroom equipment operation. Students will seek a fine balance between technical acquisition of the photographic skills (such as correct film exposure, film development, and paper processing) and the ability to implement them to communicate a personal vision. Emphasis will be placed on learning basic principles of photography and an ability to express this knowledge creatively through high quality black and white photographs. Students will be exposed to aspects of the history of photography and visual language in photography today. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-211   The Art of Bookmaking (Variable; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course will introduce fiber to students at its most sophisticated and expressive, mode: Book Arts. Students will be taught basic book-making techniques as well as a brief history of visual communication (both functionally and aesthetically). Students will create projects that challenge traditional notions of the book within the visual arts. Students will participate in such activities as papermaking, sewing, stitching, and other techniques used to alter the idea of published material and written communication. Note: Additional lab fees apply.

AR-215   Ceramic Sculpture (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) Ceramic Sculpture is a course designed to introduce students to the basics methods of ceramics and the techniques of creating three-dimensional objects. Students will learn various hand-building and throwing techniques as well as the technical, historical, and cultural terminology associated with 3-dimensional design. Students will use these methods to create sculptural clay objects. Through this course students will focus on technical, cultural and contemporary concerns of clay and sculpture as they develop their own personal and artistic ways of working.

AR-225   Wheel Throwing (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course will introduce students to the techniques of the potter's wheel and expressive qualities of clay as an artistic medium as well as an essential commodity. Students will learn wheel-throwing techniques to incorporate form, function, and design with each project. Functional and sculptural objects will be explored, and specific objectives will be linked to each assignment by which grades are determined. Students will participate in other areas of ceramics, such as loading and unloading kilns in addition to creative processes. Critical thought and discourse will occur during class over the course of the semester. Note: additional lab fees apply.

AR-299   Special Topic (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) An introduction to one of the branches of art not currently included in the regular course offerings. Prerequisites vary based on the course offering. Special fees may apply.

AR-300   Intermediate Painting (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This course is designed for advanced students to broaden their understanding of painting, refine techniques, visualize sophistication of concepts, and begin building a personal portfolio that reveals an attempt at a search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Students will build upon foundational painting skills acquired in introductory level painting by exploring color and tonal relationship through a variety of applications and techniques of the oil media. Students will also investigate descriptive and expressive possibilities in painting introduced through technical and conceptual painting problems designed to develop observational and conceptual awareness. Prerequisites: AR200 and Art POE or permission of the instructor. Note: A special fee for art supplies is applied.

AR-301   African-American Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; CA,F,I,CW) Considers the work of African-American artists from the American colonial period to the present, seeking to understand the works of painting, sculpture and other media as the products of major cultural movements such as the New Negro Movement, Harlem Renaissance, and Civil Rights Movement, but also as the unique expressions of individual artists. Prerequisites: AR110. Note: A special course fee may apply.

AR-303   Intermediate Drawing (Variable; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This course is designed to expose students to many different drawing techniques using a variety of tools, media, support materials, and surfaces as applied to individual expression. This course will build upon skills acquired in Basic Drawing (AR103) by emphasizing observational concerns as well as representational methods and concepts, and by developing perceptual and technical skills. Through the use of line, shape, form, volume, texture, color and effectivespatial organization of these elements, students will interpret and translate form and space. We will also be addressing content and conceptual concerns of drawing as a complete art form within itself and its place in contemporary art today. Prerequisites: AR103 or AR208. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-305   Intermediate Ceramics (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course will expand upon the skills learned in Beginning Ceramics. More in-depth demonstrations and explorations of the techniques used in both making and decorating will be offered. Students will work more independently in their choice of hand-built and/or wheel-thrown techniques and will develop a stronger use of content within their work. Students will be involved in the entire ceramic process, from the use of raw materials to make clay and glazes through fundamental firing procedures. Prerequisites: AR125 or AR215 or AR225 or permission. Note: Additional lab fees apply.

AR-308   Intermediate Photography (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) Building upon the experiences of Basic Photography, this course will concentrate on black and white photography; however, students will be encouraged to go beyond the boundaries of a conventional black and white print by incorporating a range of techniques, paper sizes, and alternative processes. Students will be exposed to the work of early and contemporary photographers through thematically structured lectures based upon significant historical and contemporary themes, concepts, and ideas. Students will be expected to produce work with deeper content and individual expression. Prerequisite: AR208. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-309   Italian Renaissance Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,I,CW) Considers the art and architecture in Italy from 1250-1600, with special focus on the centers of Florence, Siena, Rome, Venice, Milan, and Naples. Duccio, Giotto, Ghiberti, Donatello, Michelangelo, Bramante, Leonardo, Raphael, and Titian are among the artists studied. Note: A special course fee may apply. Prerequisite: AR110.

AR-310   Baroque to Enlightenment (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,I) This course examines the emergence of the Baroque in the 17th century through the Rococo and the impact of scientific reasoning in art and society in the 18th century. Students will learn how styles develop and change in Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, England, and America as a reaction to and against socio-political and aesthetic issues. Prerequisite: AR110.

AR-311   Ancient Art & Architecture (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,I) Studies art and architecture from Prehistory through Ancient Rome, with particular emphasis on architecture and sculpture and their purpose in cultural and political activities. Course will draw from art historical and archaeological approaches. Prerequisites: AR110 .

AR-312   Medieval Art & Architecture (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This course concentrates on the arts and architecture of Europe from 300 to 1250. Works are drawn from the late Antique, Byzantine, Migratory, Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque, and Gothic periods. Special emphasis on the relationship between religious, economic, social and political forces and how they affected the arts of this era. Prerequisite: AR110.

AR-313   Northern Renaissance Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,I) Study of the arts in Northern Europe(mainly Germany and the Netherlands) in the 15th and 16th centuries with a particular focus on the patronage of mercantile centers and courts. Artist to be considered include Campin, Van Eyck, Van der Weden, Durer, Grunewald, Bosch, and Bruegel. Prerequisite: AR110.

AR-315   Women in Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; CA,F,I,CS) A study of women artists and their artworks from a variety of approaches - aesthetic, historical, philosophical, social, economic, and political - this course seeks to understand appreciate, and integrate the role and contributions of women into the history of western art. Prerequisite: AR110 and Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.

AR-316   19th Century Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,I,CS) An in-depth study of nineteenth century painting and, to a lesser extent, sculpture, this course will examine Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. Although the art of France will receive primary focus, the artistic achievements of other countries will be discussed as students gain an understanding of the stylistic principles and historical contexts within which 19th century masterpieces were created. Prerequisite: AR 110.

AR-318   American Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) A survey from the colonial era to the present, the focus of this course will be an examination of American painting, while major monuments in sculpture will also be surveyed. General topics of study include: landscape, genre, the wilderness, the visionaries, the expatriates, the common man, the Eight, the avant-garde, politics, abstract expressionism, Pop art, Earth art and contemporary art. Prerequisite: AR110.

AR-322   Modern Architecture (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,I,CS) This course traces major tendencies in American and European architecture from the late 18th century up through the 20th century. We will examine the roots of modern architecture in relation to culture and society and will focus on issues concerning style, technology, urbanism and regionalism to address the forces that have shaped modern architecture. Prerequisites: AR110.

AR-323   Wheel Throwing II (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course is designed to investigate more complex theories and techniques of wheel-thrown ceramics. Sophisticated and expansive projects will fuse personal investigation, aesthetic sensibilities, and technical skills as a means of expression. Students are encouraged to challenge constraints of the material as well as their comfort level - it is only through the process of trying that one can never truly fail. Prerequisites: AR225. Note: A special supply fee is assessed on this course.

AR-327   Environmental Art (Fall; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This class will deliver an in-depth exploration of environmental perspectives and how they engage an analysis of current environmental concerns as interpreted through artworks. An appreciation and understanding of the processes and products of various media utilized in artworks through practical applications will be emphasized. A broad study of environmental history encompassing societal issues, theories, artworks, and critical analysis (of content and aesthetics) will strengthen existing knowledge of the basic concepts of visual culture. Prerequisites: Take any 1 100 or 200 level art course.

AR-329   Early Modern Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,I) This course surveys stylistic developments commencing in the late nineteenth century and culminating with Abstract Expressionism in the mid-twentieth century in painting and sculpture. We will address questions such as: what is modern art and when did it begin? What makes a work of art modern, and how is this art different from what preceded it? Through discussion, students will learn to recognize, understand, and appreciate the defining features of modern art in its early stages of development in Europe and America. Prerequisite: AR 110 Survey of Western Art.

AR-330   Modern to Contemporary Art (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; CA,F,I) An exciting venture into the realm of the arts of our modern to contemporary world, this course surveys major artists and movements from post-World War II to the present. Beginning with Pop Art and continuing through Post-Modernism and the global arts of today, we will examine artworks from a variety of media and incorporate key critical, philosophical, cultural, and theoretical writings. Pre-requisite: AR110 Survey of Western Art.

AR-340   Philosophy of Art (Either Semester; Irregular/On Demand; 3.00 Credits; F,H) A study of the main theories about art in the western tradition, with particular attention to classical views as well as modernist conceptions and post-modern critical reactions. Prerequisites: AR110 or permission of instructor.

AR-390   Museum Studies (Fall; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,S) This course will provide a broad introduction to the field of museum work. Students will be introduced to the field of museum studies by looking at the history, philosophy, role, operation and multiple functions of museums in American society. Students will examine the political, social, business, legal and ethical issues that confront museum professionals. By the end of the semester students should be able to identify and apply a range of techniques, tools and material used in museum work, and critically discuss issues related to exhibition, education, collections management, and conservation, among other topics. Prerequisites: AR110.

AR-392   Museum Education (Either Semester; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F,CS) This course will study the history, theory, and practice of museum education. The class combines lectures, round table discussions, and design strategies for successful museum education programs for a variety of audiences. Students implement their learned skills through a series of programs that they design and implement for pre-selected groups. Prerequisites: AR110.

AR-399   Special Topics in Art (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) An introduction to one of the branches of art not offered. Prerequisites vary based on the course offering. Special fees may apply.

AR-400   Advanced Painting (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This course is designed for advanced students to broaden their understanding of painting, and their refine techniques. This course will help students build a personal portfolio that conveys a search for meaning/content, personal style, and individual expression. Students will build upon painting skills acquired in introductory and intermediate level painting courses by investigating descriptive and expressive possibilities in painting. Painting abilities and techniques should be refined this semester, as well as sophistication of concepts. An emphasis will be placed on solving conceptual problems in painting in a context relevant to contemporary art. Prerequisites: AR200 and AR300 and Art POE or permission of the instructor. Note: A special fee for art supplies is assessed.

AR-403   Advanced Drawing Studio (Variable; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) Offers the experienced student the opportunity to explore more complex problems of expression in drawing. Prerequisite: AR303.

AR-405   Advanced Ceramics (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This course will expand upon students existing knowledge of ceramics to encompass a larger understanding of the physical and conceptual qualities of clay in a more mature manner. Students are encouraged to challenge themselves by pushing the limits of the material in various stages of the ceramic process. In-depth investigations of ceramic artists and movements (both historical and contemporary) will develop students understanding of their own aesthetic decisions. Students will be involved in the entire process of making, from using raw materials to formulate clay and glazes through firing procedures. Prerequisite: AR305. Note: Additional lab fees apply.

AR-451   Capstone in 2D Studio Art I (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course provides students with the time, focus, and experience to develop an art portfolio in preparation for entrance to graduate art programs or a career in visual arts. Students must have twelve credits of advanced courses (300 and 400 level) in one or more of the following art disciplines: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture (3-D arts) and Art history.

AR-452   Capstone in 2D Studio Art II (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course provides students with the time, focus, and experience to develop an art portfolio in preparation for entrance to graduate art programs or a career in visual arts. Students must have twelve credits of advanced courses (300 and 400 level) in one or more of the following art disciplines: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture (3-D arts) and Art history.

AR-453   Capstone in 3D Studio Art I (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course provides students with the time, focus, and experience to develop an art portfolio in preparation for entrance to graduate art programs or a career in visual arts. Students must have twelve credits of advanced courses (300 and 400 level) in one or more of the following art disciplines: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture (3-D arts) and Art history.

AR-454   Capstone in 3D Studio Art II (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F) This course provides students with the time, focus, and experience to develop an art portfolio in preparation for entrance to graduate art programs or a career in visual arts. Students must have twelve credits of advanced courses (300 and 400 level) in one or more of the following art disciplines: Drawing, Painting, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture (3-D arts) and Art history.

AR-455   Sr. Thesis in Art History (Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; F,CW) Involves one full semester of research and writing. A thesis statement, bibliography, and outline are to be followed by a rough draft which is expected by mid-term. After revisions, the completed paper is due by the end of the semester. Students may choose to write about a specific work (or several works) of art, and relevant artists, styles, influences, etc. The thesis may be comparative, but it must be analytical. Prerequisite: Permission.

AR-456   Sr.Res.in Art History (Fall; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; F,CW) Involves one semester of intensive research, during which time a bibliography, thesis statement, and detailed outline are to be completed. Prerequisites: Minor in Art History (18 credits), a POE in Art History, and/or permission of the instructor.

AR-457   Sr.Thesis in Art History (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; F,CW) This course follows AR456: Senior Research in Art History. During this semester, students will use their research gathered in senior research to write a thesis. Students may choose to write about a specific work (or several works) of art, and relevant artists, styles, influences, etc. The thesis may be comparative, but it must be analytical. Prerequisite: AR456.

AR-480   Museum Practicum I (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; F) Provides a select number of students with an opportunity to organize, design, handle, and install exhibitions hosted by the Juniata College Museum of Art. Students will learn the mechanics of curatorial work, as well as exhibition preparation documentation, promotion and shipping. In addition to the hands-on aspect of the course, students will gain theoretical knowledge about curatorial work through a variety of reading and writing assignments. The course is designed to prepare students for internships at regional and national museums and for entrance into graduate programs in Museum Studies. Prerequisites: AR390 and permission.

AR-481   Museum Practicum II (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; F) Builds on skills acquired in Museum Practicum I. Provides further work experience and refines the student's curatorial skills. Students may be assigned independent projects as they relate to various aspects of scheduled exhibitions and will be responsible for helping instruct and assist the Museum Practicum I students. In addition to the hands-on aspect of the course, students will build on the theoretical knowledge gained in Practicum I through a variety of reading and writing assignments. Prerequisite: AR480 and permission.

AR-490   Art Internship (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00-9.00 Credits; F) Students will work under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member or internship sponsor. Internships may be in the fields of the fine arts, art history, or museum studies. Students may work as fine arts apprentices, museum interns, curatorial assistants, etc. Note: May be repeated to a total of 9 credit hours. Prerequisites: Permission and Jr. or Sr. standing. Corequisites: AR495.

AR-491   Art Internship (Variable; Variable; 1.00-9.00 Credits; F) Students will work under the supervision and guidance of a faculty member or internship sponsor. Internships may be in the fields of the fine arts, art history, or museum studies. Students may work as fine art apprentices, museum interns, curatorial assistants, etc. Note: May be repeated up to a total of 9 credit hours. Prerequisites: Permission. Corequisites: AR495.

AR-495   Art Research Seminar (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00-6.00 Credits; F) Requires student to reflect on the experience and/or pursue relevant research. Corequisites: AR 490. Prerequisites: permission.

AR-498   Digital Photography II (Spring; Variable; 3.00 Credits; F) This course expands upon the skills learned in Art 203 or Art 208 and exposes students to more advanced skills in fine arts digital photography. Students will work on advanced projects, skills and the creation of a final portfolio. There will be a field trip. Note: a special fee for supplies, equipment and field trip will be applied. Prerequisites: Any ONE of the following courses: AR203, AR208, or AR404.

AR-499   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows departments to offer topics not normally offered. Prerequisites and fees vary by title.

AR-TUT   Art Teaching Assistant (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits)

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