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3 Credits
Independent Study
$266.17 per Credit (No Fees)

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ART110: Introduction to the Visual Arts

Prerequisites: None
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About Your Instructor

Karen Devers, PhD, Adjunct Faculty, UND College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Devers received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Adult Education from the University of North Dakota. She earned her Master of Fine Arts from UND and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minnesota State University—Moorhead. Dr. Devers also completed a summer international study program at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland.

In addition to teaching for UND, Dr. Devers has taught art to Norwegian and American students majoring in business at the Ostfold Academy in Norway. She also has designed and taught campus and distance art and education courses for Alliant International University in Irvine, California. Her book, Awaken Your Holistic Brain: Getting Logic and Imagination to Work for You, was published by Imagine Art! in 2006.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Devers is a Senior Instructional Designer with clients that include Kaiser Permanente, Xerox, and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. She writes a blog that is available at, she has her original art prints, cards, and apparel online through the Karen Devers Art Studio on Etsy, and her articles on local, women-owned businesses are available at

Dr. Devers lives in Portland, OR with her three small dogs and she enjoys walking, reading, sewing, gardening, cooking, and teaching!