May 25, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS


 

Spanish

  
  • SPN 482 - Spanish Internship


    A supervised placement in a language setting providing on-the-job experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interest. Course Codes: C. Prereq: SPN 221 and 222.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: C. Prereq: SPN 221 and 222. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SPN 484 - Spanish Internship


    A supervised placement in a language setting providing on-the-job experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interest. Course Codes: C. Prereq: SPN 482 or 483.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: C. Prereq: SPN 482 or 483. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SPN 485 - Independent Study


    By invitation of the department. Special literary and linguistic problems under direction of a member of the language staff. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SPN 486 - Independent Study


    By invitation of the department. Special literary and linguistic problems under direction of a member of the language staff. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SPN 499 - Spanish Comprehensive


    Only S/U Grading.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0

Sports Management

  
  • SPT 372 - Sport Psychology


    Sport Psychology involves the application of scientific knowledge derived from the discipline of Psychology to the understanding of individuals and groups in sporting activities. The focus will be on the underlying psychological theories and principles that inform our understanding of athletes, coaches and spectators. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Cross-listed as PSY*253.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PSY.Q 101 or PSY.Q 102. Cross-listed as PSY*253. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SPT 375 - Sport Administration


    The course will include an overall perspective of the employment and professional opportunities available in the sport management profession. Sport management at the collegiate level is covered in depth through budget development material, staffing, corporate sponsorship/marketing, event management and problem solving. Course Codes: B. Prereq: MGT*212. Cycle: alternate Fall (odd years)

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Prereq: MGT*212. Cycle: alternate Fall (odd years) Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SPT 483 - Sport Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities, students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply. Prereq: MGT*214 or MGT*301, plus Junior or Senior standing with GPA 2.5 or higher.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: MGT*214 or MGT*301, plus Junior or Senior standing with GPA 2.5 or higher. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • SPT 484 - Sport Internship II


    This course is reserved for students who have already completed a first internship at the 483 level. Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge, skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities, students complete reflective assignments and projects to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All College policies related to internships apply. Prereq: MGT*214, plus Junior or Senior standing with GPA 2.5 or higher.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prereq: MGT*214, plus Junior or Senior standing with GPA 2.5 or higher. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Theatre Arts (THA.Q courses listed separately)

  
  • THA 090 - New Student Spotlight


    In the fall of each year, the department allows its new students to participate in an evening of performance and presentation for their peers and colleagues in the middle of the semester. Students will select, rehearse or prepare, and perform or present material of their own choosing. Department Chair Approval.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Department Chair Approval. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • THA 098 - American College Theatre Festival Preparation


    Each year a varied number of students, typically 16-20, participate in the American College Theatre Festival Region 2 event which takes place in January. Most of these students are part of a region-wide scholarship audition competition at the festival. Some present their work in areas such as stage management, scene design, scene painting, costume design and construction, and lighting to peers and industry professionals. These students need to select, prepare and present material professionally, and this course is designed to allocate time with faculty to do that work appropriately. Department Chair Approval.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Department Chair Approval.
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • THA 099 - Theatre Work Call


    Each semester every Musical Theatre major and Theatre Arts major participates in one eight hour work call. This enables the department to mount complex scenery, lighting, and sound support for the two productions each semester. Students work together in a variety of capacities learning team work, carpentry, painting, electrics and any skill required to enable the production to meet important deadlines. Course codes: AB.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AB.
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • THA 103 - Page to Stage


    BFA actors return one week early during the fall semester to rehearse and produce and minimally supported performance of a full length play. Course Codes: ACHS. Prereq: THA.Q 120, THA 140. Additional course fee required

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACHS. Prereq: THA.Q 120, THA 140. Additional course fee required Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0.5
  
  • THA 120L - Introduction to Theatre Lab


    The Lab in this course requires the Introduction to Theatre student to work on Department productions. In an introductory capacity, students learn scenic construction methods, scene painting, stage lighting, properties and costume construction. Students will work on the various technical aspects from beginning drawing to the opening night of a production, the closing strike, and the post-mortem evaluation that cast and crew participate in an open forum of discussion. With a required 40 hour time commitment, students sign up for one 4-hour or two 2-hour sessions per week to complete the 40 hours. Course codes: AF

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: AF Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • THA 125 - The Plays the Thing


    This is an introduction to theatre course for non-majors. It will examine various aspects of theatre and historical, critical, and literary contexts of the scripts. It will also provide the opportunity for students to have first-hand production experience if they so choose. Course Codes: PRN

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: PRN Normal cycle offering: Spring and Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 140 - Fundamentals of Acting


    Initial steps of actor training will be explored. This course will aid students in understanding the art of the actor, with emphasis on the theories supported by Konstantin Stanislavski. Course Codes: ABS. Open only to Theatre Department students; others by permission.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABS. Open only to Theatre Department students; others by permission. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 141 - Fundamentals of Acting II


    The second course in acting sequence. Where the first acting course concentrates on internal tools needed to make believable portrayals, this course concentrates on external tools the actor uses to create different characters and comic performances. Honesty and compelling performance energy continue to be focused on as essential ingredients. Course Codes: ACS. Prereq: THA*140. Course open only to Acting & Musical Theatre BFA students; others by permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACS. Prereq: THA*140. Course open only to Acting & Musical Theatre BFA students; others by permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 150 - Technical Theatre I


    Introductory work in areas of technical theatre: set construction, stage lighting, stage properties and costumes. Course Codes: ABPS. Coreq for Theatre Majors: THA 150L. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABPS. Coreq for Theatre Majors: THA 150L. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 150L - Technical Theatre I Lab


    This lab requires the technical theatre student to work on Department productions. In an introductory capacity, students learn scenic construction methods, scene painting, stage lighting, properties and costume construction. Students will work on the various technical aspects from beginning drawing to the opening night of a production, and participate on the closing strike of both department shows for that semester. With a required 40 hour time commitment, students sign up for one 4-hour or two 2-hour sessions per week to complete the 40 hours. Course Codes: B.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • THA 203 - Special Topics in Theatre


    Occasional course offerings in specialized areas of theatre history, theory, acting, technical theatre, or touring production. Offered at various levels of difficulty. Course Codes: BR. Special/Selected topics.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Special/Selected topics. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 215 - Oral Interpretation


    The vocal techniques needed for clear, expressive, audible and honest spoken communication are introduced and practiced. Attention is paid to textual analysis of various dramatic forms in producing compelling oral interpretation. Course Codes: AHR. Prereq: THA 140.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AHR. Prereq: THA 140. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 216 - Improvisation


    This is a theatre course designed to provide the student advanced training in body movement, voice technique, stage presence, spontaneity, acting techniques, and character development. Practical application of the presented theatre principles in required. Course Codes: ACHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240 and one dance class.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240 and one dance class. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 220 - Movement for the Stage I


    Emphasis will be on the student’s relationship to the body as well as tuning it and developing physical performance skills for stage work. Course Codes: BS. Prereq: THA*140 and one of the following Jazz Dance, Tap, Ballet, Yoga, Juggling or Fencing.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BS. Prereq: THA*140 and one of the following Jazz Dance, Tap, Ballet, Yoga, Juggling or Fencing. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 221 - Voice for the Stage


    Emphasis will be on freeing the physical instrument of tension, developing vocal resonance and clear articulation in order to produce richly expressive, honest and audible (spoken) voice performance. Course Codes: BHS.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHS. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 226 - PII Women in Theatre


    (Perspectives II course) Seminar which focuses on the artistic contributions of women to the genres of dance, film and theatre. Prerequisite: any Perspectives I course in Fine Arts. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 233 - Costume Construction


    Basics of constructing costumes, including cutting, fittings and alterations, machine sewing and hand work. (15 hour lab requirement). Course Codes: BQS. Additional course fee required. Course offered every other year.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BQS. Additional course fee required. Course offered every other year. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 235 - Stage Makeup


    Introduction to basic stage makeup techniques: corrective, age, period, and fantasy forms. (Lab requirement.) Course Codes: BS. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BS. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 237 - Stage Management


    Introductory studio course in the study and practice of managing the artistic elements of theatrical production, rehearsal and performance. Course Codes: BS. Prereq: THA 150 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BS. Prereq: THA 150 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 240 - Intermediate Acting: Characterization


    Course in intensive character analysis and development. Students read classic texts and work on developing a single character for the entire semester. Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA*140 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA*140 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 245 - Auditioning for the Theatre


    Students will will explore and examine the specific skill sets required for various audition situations, including how to find material, what to pay a rehearsal pianist, what to wear, how to modify material for time allotments and varying performance spaces, the art of cold reading, and so on. Students will put together a morgue of material to call on at any time, as well as update their resumes. Course Codes: C. Department Chair Approval.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: C. Department Chair Approval. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 250 - Technical Theatre II


    A continuation of Technical Theatre I. With a required 40 hour time commitment, students sign up for one 4-hour or two 2-hour sessions per week to complete the 40 hours. Course Codes: BPS. Prereq: THA*150 or permission of instructor. Additional course fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BPS. Prereq: THA*150 or permission of instructor. Additional course fee required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 275 - PII History of the Theatre I


    (Perspectives II course) Study of the evolution of drama, theatrical styles and production modes from ancient Greece to the Renaissance. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 276 - PII History of the Theatre II


    (Perspectives II course) Study of the evolution of drama, theatrical styles and production modes from post-renaissance to the present. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: odd years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 280 - Scene Design I


    A study of the scale perspective and foreshortening applied to the stage with consideration of the elements of design and composition, light and shadow, as employed in scene design. Course Codes: CS Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CS Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 281 - Lighting Design I


    Introduction to the study of lighting for the stage from concept through implementation of the design. Emphasis placed upon stage lighting mechanics, design process, presentation and technical skills. Class will take an active part in the hang, focus and implementation of both department shows to complete lab hours during the semester. Course codes: CS. Pre-req: THA*150 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CS. Pre-req: THA*150 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 282 - Costume Design I


    Introduction to the study of Stag Costume Design which approaches clothing both as an artistic statment and as an expressive element within a production concept. Course codes: S. Prereq: THA.Q*120, THA*150.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: S. Prereq: THA.Q*120, THA*150. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 283 - Sound Design


    Introduction to the study of Audio and sound effects for the stage from concept through implementation of the design. Emphasis placed upon stage audio mechanics, design process, presentation and technical skills. Class will take an active part in acquision of sound effects and recordings appropriate for the text of plays and implementation of all aspects of audio for both department shows to complete lab hours during the semester. Course Codes: ABPS. Prereq: THA 150 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABPS. Prereq: THA 150 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 284 - Rendering (for the Stage)


    This course will investigate the techniques and mediums required to realize detailed perspective drawings and color plates for use in theatrical production of scenic and costume design. Additional supplies required. Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 303 - Special Topics in Theatre


    Occasional course offerings in specialized areas of theatre history, theory, acting, technical theatre, or touring production. Offering at various levels of difficulty. Course Codes: BSR. Special/Selected Topics.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BSR. Special/Selected Topics. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 320 - Diction and Dialects


    Students will study dialects throughout the semester. Students will also learn the International Phonetic Alphabet and clarity in speech articulation. Course Codes: ACHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 321 - Movement for the Stage II


    In this advance performance course the successful student will master basic physical techniques introduced in the first movement course and begin to apply a variety of more advanced physical techniques including stage combat and mime. Course Codes: BHSC. Prereq: THA 140, THA 221, THA 240 and two of the following: Jazz, Dance, Tap, Ballet, Yoga or Juggling.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHSC. Prereq: THA 140, THA 221, THA 240 and two of the following: Jazz, Dance, Tap, Ballet, Yoga or Juggling. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 322 - PII The Art of Film


    (Perspectives II course) The history and aesthetics of film and filmmaking; the distinctive qualities of film as an artistic medium. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 330 - Scene Design II


    Continued study of the art of scenic design which takes the student from the design concept to implementation with emphasis on research, design process and presentation skills. Course Codes: AHS. Prereq: THA*150 and THA 280 or permission of instructor. Additional supplies required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AHS. Prereq: THA*150 and THA 280 or permission of instructor. Additional supplies required. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 331 - Lighting Design II


    Continuing study of lighting for the stage from concept through implementation of the design. Emphasis placed upon design process, presentation and technical skills. Class will take an active part in the hang, focus and implementation of both department shows to complete lab hours during the semester. Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150, THA 281 and permission of the instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150, THA 281 and permission of the instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 332 - Costume Design II


    This is an upper division costume design course. It will build on THA 282: Costume Design I to allow advanced students to futher explore the art of costuming. Besides the styles and genres we touched upon previously, we will also work on designing for dance, musical, and opera. Course Codes: ACS. Prereq: THA 120.Q, THA 150, THA 282 or permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACS. Prereq: THA 120.Q, THA 150, THA 282 or permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 334 - Patterning Techniques


    This is a second level costume construction course which will focus on developing patterns through both flat patterning and draping methods for women’s garments. It will provide training for students to make patterns independently. Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120. Additional fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120. Additional fee required. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 335 - Scene Painting


    A study of both traditional and non-traditional methods for painting theatrical scenery. Course Codes: GQS. 10-hours lab practicum required. Lab supplies fee is collected first day of class.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: GQS. 10-hours lab practicum required. Lab supplies fee is collected first day of class. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 336 - Technical Direction


    This class is designed for students interested in technical theatre as a career. We will focus on the management side of technical theatre as well as more advanced shop work. Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 337 - Millinery and Wig


    This is an advanced costume craft and technology course for advanced theatre design and technology students. It will focus on hat and wig construction principles and methods. Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120. Additional fee required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: CS. Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120. Additional fee required. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 340 - Dramatic Styles in Performance


    Advanced Styles of Acting as mastered textual analysis, research and performance. Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA*140 THA*240. Coreq: THA*340L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA*140 THA*240. Coreq: THA*340L. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 341 - Acting in Shakespeare


    In this course students are exposed to the society, texts and style of William Shakespeare. Students apply what they learn in lecture, reading and discussion to performance in 5 different scenes. Course code: R. Prereq: THA*140 THA*240.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course code: R. Prereq: THA*140 THA*240. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 342 - Acting for Camera


    Students will learn and apply the techniques, skill, and vocabulary required to act for the camera. Students will also learn camera acting techniques that utilize scripts from commercials, corporate videos, feature films, and daytime television (soap opera). Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 343 - Acting Styles: Modern Forms


    This is a studio scene study acting course which utilizes texts and styles from the Realism era, generally defined by the works of Ibsen, through to the present, including such styles as farce, absurdism, and magical realism. Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHS. Prereq: THA 140, THA 240. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 345 - Theatre Practicum


    Production, projects in performance, design or management for upper class students working under direct supervision of appropriate theatre faculty. Junior or senior standing and departmental permission required. May be taken for a total of four credits and will not fulfill upper-level elective requirement. Course codes: FHS.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: FHS. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 351 - Play Analysis


    Intensive reading and analysis of scripts, emphasizing structure and interpretation. Written texts are studied as the blueprint for theatrical production, since all artistic choices for traditional play production begin with a thorough understanding of the script. Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: THA.Q*120.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Prereq: THA.Q*120. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 360G - PII Chinese Theatre


    (Perspectives II Global course) This course will explore relevant aspects of Chinese culture as evolutionary factors which affected the development of chinese traditional and modern drama. It will focus on different types of drama, historical background, scripts, music and acting styles as well as stage and costume design. The connection between Chinese theatre and theatre of the West will be explored. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 371 - PII History of Fashion


    (Perspectives II course) Study of the evolution of fashion from the ancient Egyptians to the 20th century. The course traces changes in fashion forms; cultural identities, political, economic, and social events which influenced fashion, and shows how the use of artistic elements in the design of clothing changed from one period to the next. Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BR. Prereq: PEQ in Visual and Performing Arts. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 372 - PII Styles and Ornamentation


    A study of how social, political, economic, and religious pressures within various societies throughout history have influenced the art and architecture of each society. Strong research methods are investigated and utilized with the goal of creating a personal resource document for foundational use in theatrical settings. The course investigates the how’s and why’s of existing art and architectural trends. Department Chair Approval. Course Codes: BHRG Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHRG Prereq: THA 150 and THA.Q 120 or THA.F 120. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 375 - Principles of Play Directing


    Introduction to basic principles: determining production concepts and approaches to the dramatic material; oral patterns; and working with the actor staging dramatic material. Course Codes: ACHR. Prereq: THA 150 THA 240 THA 275 THA 276 THA 351 or permission of instructor. Additional course fee required and will be collected at first class.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ACHR. Prereq: THA 150 THA 240 THA 275 THA 276 THA 351 or permission of instructor. Additional course fee required and will be collected at first class. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 377 - Playwriting


    A workshop course in the making of theatre scripts. Students will submit work on a project basis, which will be evaluated independently and/or in class. Course will be limited to 10. Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: THA*275 THA*276 THA*351 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ENGW*377.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: THA*275 THA*276 THA*351 or permission of instructor. Cross-listed with ENGW*377. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 403 - Special Topics in Theatre


    Occasional course offerings in specialized areas of theatre history, theory, acting, technical theatre, or touring production. Offered at various levels of difficulty.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 452 - Seminar in Theatre


    Group study of selected topics and texts in the fields of theatre and performance theory leading to preparation and execution of senior comprehensive projects and the comprehensive evaluation. Completed Internship required. Course Codes: AFHR. Cross listed with MTHA*452.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFHR. Cross listed with MTHA*452. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 453 - Portfolio Seminar


    This course will teach theatre design and tech students how to get their portfolios together for graduate study or interview for jobs. It will cover resume development as well. Course Codes: F. Prereq: First level of design course in either scenery, costume, or lighting.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: F. Prereq: First level of design course in either scenery, costume, or lighting. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • THA 454 - Theatre Arts Senior Showcase


    Students will engage in professional preparation and also rehearse a Senior Showcase to be presented near the end of the semester for faculty, students, industry professionals, and a general audience. Course codes: FO Co-req: THA 452. Cross listed with MTHA 454. Additional course fee required. This course is open to BFA Acting Majors only.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: FO Co-req: THA 452. Cross listed with MTHA 454. Additional course fee required. This course is open to BFA Acting Majors only. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 483 - Internship in Theatre


    Work with professional theatre companies and groups as approved by the department. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor, a written proposal and acceptance by a professional theatre company.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Prerequisites: permission of the instructor, a written proposal and acceptance by a professional theatre company. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 0
  
  • THA 484 - Internship in Theatre


    Work with professional theatre companies and groups. Prerequisites: permission of the instructor, a written proposal and acceptance by a professional theatre company. Requires permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Requires permission of instructor. Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3 to 6
  
  • THA 485 - Independent Study


    Exploration of specific topics of interest to the Theatre Arts student. Written proposal and departmental approval required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 486 - Independent Study


    Exploration of specific problems of interest to the Theatre Arts student. Written proposal and departmental approval required.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • THA 499 - Theatre Arts Comprehensive


    Senior Comprehensive presentation of portfolio and/or performance pieces for evaluation and feedback Only S/U Grading. Course Codes: AFI

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: AFI Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 0
  
  • THA.Q 120 - Introduction to Theatre: Arts And Analysis


    (PEQ Visual Performing Arts) An exploration of culture as the foundation and experience of society. This course provides students with an ability to critically analyze the literature and performance of theatre as a cultural touchstone and mirror of the society in which it is created, as well as an overall appreciation of theatre as a distinct art form. Course Codes: ABR. Co-req: Theatre majors must also take THA*120L.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: ABR. Co-req: Theatre majors must also take THA*120L. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3

Women and Gender Studies

  
  • WGS 201 - PII Introduction to Women and Gender Studies


    (Perspectives II course) Course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of women and gender studies. This course also explores why it is necessary to study women as an academic field, why gender is an essential tool for analysis, how gender is interactive with other social markers such as race, class, sexuality, age and nation and why women and gender studies enriches the study of humanity. Course code: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course code: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 205 - Feminist Praxis


    This course focuses on a service learning trip to New Orleans, Louisiana, which allow students to learn about the world by being a part of it–rather than observing it from above. A major goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their understanding of the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexuality to a case in the US through a service learning experience with NOLA community partners. Students will examine the rebuilding efforts from a social and economic justice perspective. Course Codes: RB. Pre or Coreq: WGS 201 or SOC/ANT 313G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: RB. Pre or Coreq: WGS 201 or SOC/ANT 313G. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 1
  
  • WGS 300 - Special Topics in Women and Gender Studies


    Occasional course offering which considers a major issue in the field of Women’s Studies. Course Codes: BHR

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHR Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 301G - PII Latin American Women Writing In the Margins


    (Perspectives II Global course) This course will analyze main narratives produced by Latin American women addressing issues of gender and sexuality in the context of the globalization process –economic event initiated in the decade of 1980’s to the present–. The course focuses on the themes of gender, and sexuality, within the feminist debate, as it takes place in Latin America. The course also offers the opportunity: (1) to discuss theories of gender and sexuality as first proposed in the Western civilization, (2) to assess the interpretation of/reactions to these theories by Latin America feminist writers/theoreticians, and (3) to relate these discussions on gender and sexuality to specific literary productions by women in Latin America. A student-centered teaching methodology will be used in the course. These readings will be accompanied by screening of videos, movies and Internet sites (blogs, etc.) pertinent to the topics of debate proposed in the curriculum. Students will be encouraged to develop presentations utilizing multimedia resources, when appropriate. Course Codes: BHR. Cross-listed with LIT*310G.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHR. Cross-listed with LIT*310G. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 302 - PII Gender & Education


    This course explores the ways in which the practices and theories of schooling intersect with the practices of gender in Western culture. The course will introduce students to the ways in which cultural beliefs about gender and sexuality are infused in schooling, and it will help students investigate how their own educational experiences and gender identities have shaped each other. The course will also investigate how political and social forces help to shape the ways gender is addressed and avoided in schools. Course Codes: BHR. Cross listed with SPF 302.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: BHR. Cross listed with SPF 302. Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 311 - PII Women’s Literature and Film of Contemporary Spain


    (Perspectives II course) This course explores issues related to constructions of gender in contemporary Spanish literature and cinema since the turn of the ninetienth century to present day. The course will be taught in Spanish. Course Codes: R. Prereqs: SPN 203G. Cross-listed with SPN 311.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R. Prereqs: SPN 203G. Cross-listed with SPN 311. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 315 - PII Women in Film


    (Perspectives II course) This course will introduce the student to the analysis of cinema and focus on the role of women both before and behind the camera. Movies representing women’s experiences from a great number of countries will be screened in class. Additional theoretical writing on women and gender issues will be studied. Course codes: BHR. Cross-listed with LIT*315.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course codes: BHR. Cross-listed with LIT*315. Normal cycle offering: Spring. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 315L - Short Term Study Abroad in Senegal (Dakar), Africa


    This course will allow you to be part of the short-term study abroad program in Africa: in Dakar, Senegal. Course Codes: B. Coreq & Prereq: See Instructor. Cross listed with LIT 315

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: B. Coreq & Prereq: See Instructor. Cross listed with LIT 315 Normal cycle offering: Summer. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 1
  
  • WGS 350 - Feminist Theories and Methods


    Feminist Theories and Methods will provide students with in-depth knowledge of contemporary strands of feminist theory and how to apply those theories in research and practice (i.e. praxis). The course will focus on feminist praxis, which produces knowledge that will make a difference through social and individual change. Course Codes: CARH. Prereqs: WGS 201 or SOC/ANT 313G. WGS Minors & Majors, all other need permission from the instructor to register.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: CARH. Prereqs: WGS 201 or SOC/ANT 313G. WGS Minors & Majors, all other need permission from the instructor to register. Normal cycle offering: Fall. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 440 - Seminar in Women and Gender Studies


    Course looks at some critical books and essays that compose the theoretical underpinnings of the last twenty years in feminist theory. The seminar will raise issues and study different approaches to questions such as: women’s relationship to language; the social construction of knowledge; the history of patriarchal policies: the politics of women’s bodies; mothering as a concept and activity. Course Codes: RHAC. WGS minors & majors prereq of WGS 201, all others need permission from the instructor to register.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: RHAC. WGS minors & majors prereq of WGS 201, all others need permission from the instructor to register. Normal cycle offering: Spring and Summer. Yearly cycle: variable.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 483 - Women and Gender Studies Internship I


    Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and participate in three seminar discussions to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All college policies related to internships apply.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 484 - Women and Gender Studies Internship II


    This course is reserved for students who have already completed a first internship at the 483 level. Practical guided learning experience at a business or organization with the student spending at least 10 weeks (8 weeks in the summer) for a total of at least 120 hours of time at an internship site. Supervised placement provides experience appropriate to the student’s knowledge skills and interests. In addition to the on-site activities students complete reflective assignments and projects to connect their experiential learning with their academics. Performance evaluation assessment of the internship and self-assessment of learning occur at the end of the semester. Students can apply for pre-existing internships or consult with Director of Internship and their home department to discuss a new opportunity. All College policies related to internships apply.

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Normal cycle offering: Fall, Summer, and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
  
  • WGS 485 - Independent Study


    Advanced study open to Juniors and Seniors arranged by individual student with a faculty member in an area of mutual interest. Course Codes: R

    Prerequisites & Notes
    Course Codes: R Normal cycle offering: Fall and Spring. Yearly cycle: all years.

    Credits: 3
 

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