Dec 02, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Academic Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 491 - Capstone: Research II


    2 credit(s)
    Part II of a culminating research project in Spanish. Students complete a research project that includes an extensive paper written in Spanish, and a public presentation, also in Spanish, give on Senior Projects Day.
    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (90 or more completed) and SA-476.
  
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    SPAN 492 - Capstone for Internships I


    1 credit(s)
    Part I of a culminating project directed by a faculty member or faculty members, for students who have completed an approved internship. The project will be related to the internship and will combine scholarly research and personal reflection. Students begin and make significant progress on a project that will culminate in SPAN 493.
    Offered: Winter

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, SA 476, and SPAN 475 
  
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    SPAN 493 - Capstone for Internships II


    1 credit(s)
    Part II of a culminating project directed by a faculty member or faculty members, for students who have completed an approved internship. The project will be related to the internship and will combine scholarly research and personal reflection. Students complete a paper written in Spanish, and give a public presentation, also in Spanish, on Senior Projects Day.
    Offered: Spring

    Prerequisite(s): SPAN 492 
  
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    SPAN 495 - Research


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.

Special Education

  
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    SPED 300 - Foundations of SPED


    2 credit(s)
    An introduction and overview of the field of Special Education including a historical perspective, best practice, curricular and social considerations, programs, and legal provisions for educating individuals with disabilities. Explores collaborative teaming and consultation. Includes observation in special education classrooms.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Social Systems and Human Behavior.
  
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    SPED 305 - Exceptionalities


    2 credit(s)
    An overview of characteristics of high, low, and rare incidence disability conditions. Explores pedagogy associated with specific disabilities. Emphasis on the person within the context of school, family, and society.
  
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    SPED 330 - Curr&Mthds Stdnts W/Disabls: Academic


    2 credit(s)
    Develops skills to teach in the areas of math, science, and social studies for students with high incidence disabilities (i.e. mild). Emphasis placed on adaptations and modifications to the general education curriculum and remediation. Participants will be guided in designing and implementing individualized and small group instruction to support the acquisition of general education skills and learning strategies for students with high incidence disabilities, as well as provide consultation and collaboration with general education teachers and families to support the development and acquisition of content area skills.
  
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    SPED 332 - Curr&Mthds Stdnts w/Dis: Reading


    2 credit(s)
    Develops skills to teach in the area of reading / language arts for students with high incidence disabilities (i.e. mild). Emphasis placed on adaptations to the general education reading / language arts curriculum to include reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Participants will be prepared to develop and implement specially designed reading/language arts instruction for students with high incidence disabilities, as well as provide consultation and collaboration with general education teachers and families to support the development of literacy skills.
  
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    SPED 335 - Curr&Mthds Stdnts w/Disabilities


    4 credit(s)
    Develops skills in instructional methods for students with moderate or severe disabilities. Emphasis on functional, age-appropriate longitudinal curriculum development. Includes teaching students who may have accompanying physical, behavioral, and/or sensory impairments. Adaptations and modifications for students in life skills curriculum are addressed.
  
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    SPED 342 - Assistive Technology


    1 credit(s)
    Examines assistive technology for persons with disabilities at all levels (mild, moderate, severe, and profound) across various categories (intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory impairments, physical impairments, health impairments, emotional disorders, behavior disorders) and all ages (early childhood, children, youth, and adults). Emphasis on selecting the appropriate tool to match an identified need. Includes information related to hardware, software, peripherals, evaluation, instruction, and management.
  
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    SPED 395 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent study contract required.
  
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    SPED 410 - Behavior Management


    3 credit(s)
    Develops skills in understanding the environmental and motivational factors necessary to manage individual and group behavior with an emphasis on functional analysis and preventative strategies. Address positive bahvavior plans for students with IEPs.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to College of Education.
  
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    SPED 415 - Case Management & Collaboration


    3 credit(s)
    Candidates will explore the case management of students with disabilities in K-12 settings with an emphasis on professional and family collaboration. Topics include writing eligibility reports, writing IEPs, determining transition services and writing transition plans, medical plans, and chairing manifestation determination meetings. Candidates will also learn about the organization of physical classroom space and the management of instructional assistants. Includes required fieldwork.
    Prerequisite(s): SPED 330 SPED 332 , and SPED 335 
  
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    SPED 420 - Assessment & Evaluation in SPED


    3 credit(s)
    Develops skills in assessment with an emphasis on summative and formal assessment of students with/suspected to have mild, moderate, and severe disabilities. Emphasis on determining special education eligibility. Fieldwork required.
    Prerequisite(s): Admisison to College of Education.
  
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    SPED 475 - Student Teaching


    1-15 credit(s)
    Offers full-time participation in a school setting under guidance of a classroom teacher and a university supervisor.
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to College of Education and completion of professional sequence
    Corequisite(s): EDUC 476 
  
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    SPED 500 - Foundations of SPED


    2 credit(s)
    An introduction and overview of the field of Special Education including a historical perspective, best practice, curricular and social considerations, programs, and legal provisions for educating individuals with disabilities. Explores collaborative teaming and consultation. Includes observation in special education classrooms.
  
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    SPED 505 - Exceptionalities


    2 credit(s)
    An overview of characteristics of high, low, and rare incidence disability conditions. Explores pedagogy associated with specific disabilities. Emphasis on the person within the context of school, family, and society.
  
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    SPED 510 - Behavior Management SPED


    3 credit(s)
    Develops skills in the individualized and group behavior management. Emphasis on functional analysis and preventative strategies. Guides students in the development of positive behavioral support plans. Course content includes legal issues.
  
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    SPED 515 - Case Management & Collaboration in SPED


    3 credit(s)
    Candidates will explore the case management of students with disabilities in K-12 settings with an emphasis on professional and family collaboration. Topics include writing eligibility reports, writing IEPs, determining transition services and writing transition plans, medical plans, and chairing manifestation determiniation meetings. Candidates will also learn about the organization of phyiscal classroom space and management of instructional assistants. This course includes fieldwork.
  
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    SPED 520 - Assessment & Evaluation SPED


    3 credit(s)
    Develops skills in formative and summative evaluation methods for students with mild, moderate, or severe disabilities in an academic or functional curriculum. Emphasis on instructional assessment with ongoing evaluation and data-based decision making.
  
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    SPED 530 - Curr&Mthds Stdnts w/Dis: Acad


    3 credit(s)
    Develops skills in reading and language arts and math instructional methods and materials for students with high incidence disabilities (i.e., mild). Emphasis on adaptations and modifications to the general education curriculum (e.g., literacy, math, science, social studies, art, music, PE). Guides students in designing and implementing individualized and small group instruction to support the acquisition and remediation of general education skills, learning strategies, and effective social skills.
  
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    SPED 535 - Curr&Mthds Stdnts w/Dis: Func


    3 credit(s)
    Develops skills in instructional methods and materials for students with moderate or severe disabilities. Emphasis on functional, age- appropriate longitudinal curriculum development. Includes teaching students who may have accompanying physical, behavioral, and/or sensory impairments. Adaptations and modifications for students in a life skills curriculum are addressed.
  
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    SPED 541 - Technology for Teacher Productivity


    1 credit(s)
    Introduces candidates to some of the applications for technology in special education and familiarizes them with issues associated with technology use. Develops and expands candidates’ skills and knowledge of educational technology and teacher productivity tools in support of developing instructional materials, utilizing technology in teaching and organization, and supporting students with disabilities in learning to use technology. Aligns with the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS*T).
  
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    SPED 542 - Assistive Technology


    1 credit(s)
    Examines assistive technology for persons with disabilities at all levels (mild, moderate, severe, and profound) across various categories (intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, sensory impairments, physical impairments, health impairments, emotional disorders, behavior disorders) and all ages (early childhood, children, youth, and adults). Emphasis on selecting the appropriate tool to match an identified need. Includes information related to hardware, software, peripherals, evaluation, instruction, and management.
  
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    SPED 550 - Practicum - Special Education


    1-6 credit(s)
    Provides opportunity to work with students on IEPs in a 1:1 or group setting in the major authorization area under the guidance of a classroom teacher and university supervisor. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass
  
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    SPED 556 - Independent Study


    0.5 credit(s)
    See department for details. Independent study contract required. 0.
  
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    SPED 575 - Student Teaching & Seminar


    2-15 credit(s)
    Provides a classroom setting for preservice teachers to apply principles of special education pedagogy and methodology. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to Special Educator program or consent of instructor.
  
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    SPED 576 - Seminar


    1-3 credit(s)
    This seminar-based experience is designed to support students or interns and bridge earlier coursework with concurrent field-based experiences occurring in special and general education classrooms. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass
  
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    SPED 578 - Practicum & Seminar


    2 credit(s)
    Provides opportunity to work with students on IEPs in inclusive or special education settings. Includes seminar. May be repeated for credit. Pass/No Pass
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to MEd Special Education Program; and SPED 530  or SPED 535 
  
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    SPED 590 - Special Topics in SPED


    1-3 credit(s)
    Enables students to conduct in-depth investigation of a topic of interest. Instructor’s consent required. May be repeated for credit.

Sport Leadership & Management

  
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    SLAM 101 - Intro to Sport & Recreation Management


    2 credit(s)
    Asurvey of key topics of the sport and recreation management field with emphasis on the organization and leadershipof both facilities and personnel. Topics will include: sport management systems, facility and event management, consumer behavior, sales, revenue, communication, branding,and human resource management.
    Offered: Offered in Fall

  
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    SLAM 201 - Leadership Dynamics in Rec & Sport


    2 credit(s)
    Will introduce students to traits and behaviors of effective leadership in the context of sport and recreation fields. Current research and theories of leader influence, power, charisma, creativity, communication, and innovation will be examined and applied to experiential activities. 2 credits
    Offered: Offered in Spring

  
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    SLAM 261 - Coaching Management


    2 credit(s)
    An introduction to the sport coaching profession for students interested in coaching at the youth, high school or collegiate level.Emphasis is placed on understanding professional expectations, preparation/training and program management. Topics will include: staffing, season planning, budgeting, time management, coaching ethics, parental interaction,and administrative duties. Emphasis is placed on organization and communication. Prerequisites KINES 100 or SLAM 101 with a minimum grade of C.
    Offered: Offered in Spring

  
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    SLAM 300W - Current Issues in Recreation


    2 credit(s)
    Will prepare Sport Leadership & Management students for a senior capstone experience by providing methods for acquiring and consuming current research and literature within the sport and recreation field. Prerequisites ENGW 180 and SLAM 201 with minimum grades C. Junior standing.
    Offered: Offered in Spring

    Core Requirement(s): Counts towards core requirement: Writing in the Discipline
  
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    SLAM 321 - Sport Analytics


    2 credit(s)
    Will examine the use of data and quantitative methods to measure performance and make decisions in the competitive sports arena. Topics will include using data analysis for measurement and prediction of sport performance, decision-making and strategy, and fantasy sports and sports betting.
    Offered: Offered in Fall

    Prerequisite(s): MATH-207, MATH-307, SOC-301 or BA-301 with minimum grade C and Junior Standing
  
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    SLAM 345 - Facility & Event Management


    2 credit(s)
    Will examine the organization and supervision of sport and recreation facilities, including methods of planning and producing sporting events. Topics will include: facility operation and management, maintenance, budgeting, staffing, policies and procedures, programing and scheduling, and special event programming. Traditional methods and future trends will be discussed. Prerequisite SLAM 201 with minimum grade C.
    Offered: Offered in Spring

  
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    SLAM 362 - Program Development & Design


    2 credit(s)
    Will introduce students to best practices in instructional design as they relate to the development and implementation of sport and recreation programs. Emphasis will be placed on learning environment and equipment, programmatic progression, and feedback delivery. Prerequisites SLAM 201 with minimum C and sophomore standing (30 or more completed credits.
    Offered: Offered in Fall

  
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    SLAM 363 - Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation


    2 credit(s)
    Will provide students with an awareness and sensitivity to the needs of persons living with disabilities when designing, implementing,and assessing recreational programs. Utilizing a social model of disability, students will be provided with strategies for not only designing more inclusive recreational programs, but adapting existing programs and equipment to allow for and encourage participation for individuals living with disabilities. Prerequisite SLAM 362 or KINES 330 with minimum grade C.
    Offered: Offered in Fall

  
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    SLAM 435 - Sports Law & Governance


    2 credit(s)
    Will provide students with a broad analysis of the US legal system, and the major laws relevant to sport, recreation, and physical activity. Topics such as amateurism, contracts, intellectual property, employment law, and NCAA regulations willbe discussed in relationship to the basic principles of law. Specific emphasis will be placed on gender and disability discrimination and strategies for minimizing legal liability. Prerequisites SLAM 101 and PHIL 333 with minimum grades C and Junior standing (60 or more completed credits).
    Offered: Offered in fall

  
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    SLAM 464 - Sport & Activity Leadership


    2 credit(s)
    Will provide students the tools for structuring and implementing sport and physical activity programs, while using an equity lens. Emphasis will be placed on lesson plan development, participant safety, and maximizing participation. Students will design, implement and evaluate physical activity sessions in Human Performance (HPER) courses. Prerequisite SLAM 363 with minimum grade C.
  
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    SLAM 479 - Field Experience/Practicum


    1 credit(s)
    Educational field experience tailored to student’s professional goals, where students carefully and thoughtfully apply content fromcoursework to the situation in which they are engaged. A learning contract with the host site will be developed to guide student requirements and outcomes. Prerequisites SLAM 101 and SLAM 201 with minimum grades C. Instructor Consent required. May be repeated for credit Pass/No Pass
  
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    SLAM 499 - Senior Capstone


    2 credit(s)
    Capstone experience for Sport Leadership & Management majors. In consultation with faculty, students will propose and complete a culminating project or experience integrating programmatic knowledge in an applied setting. Instructor’s Consent required.
    Prerequisite(s): SLAM 300W and SLAM 479 (2 credits minimum) each with a minimum grade of C, Senior Standing (90 or more completed credits)

Theatre

  
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    APTH 318 - Acting: Postmodernism and Devising


    2 credit(s)
    The creation of compelling theatre, especially in the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-centuries, is not always driven by a prescriptive text or the vision of a director.  Instead, shows may be generated by artists who approach a text as a prompt to deconstruct, problematize, and illuminate. This class will employ performance tools to stage open-ended performance texts (such as those by Caryl Churchill and Gertrude Stein), found texts, and classic plays. Students will also gain practice in starting from a non-text source (such as a question or community issue) as a form of Applied Theatre. Each iteration of the course will focus on new materials and skill sets. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 101 - Theatre Appreciation


    2 credit(s)
    This course provides an understanding of the many elements of theatrical production, exposes students to live performance in a variety of styles and venues, develops students’ appreciation of performance, and offers vocabulary and tools for articulating responses to the performing arts.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 110 - Acting I: Fundamentals


    2 credit(s)
    Introduction to movement, voice, and acting for the stage, with techniques drawn from Stanislavsky, Meisner, Viewpoints, Linklater, and other schools. The course develops an understanding of the actor’s process for all students, and provides a foundation for students planning to major or minor in theatre or to perform in department productions.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 112 - Acting: Advanced Fundamentals


    2 credit(s)
    Designed for students who wish to build on the foundation provided in Theatre 110. In this Advanced Fundamentals class, students will gain practice with audition and rehearsal techniques, dramatic texts, and approaches to scene study. This course is recommended for aspiring performers and prospective Theatre majors.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 120 - Technical Theatre


    4 credit(s)
    An introduction to technical theatre, including shop and production safety, position descriptions and work flow, script analysis, collaboration, construction, scenic art, electricity and lighting, crafts, prop design and construction, sound design and audio production, and sewing. The course is taught through lecture and discussion, and also entails a minimum of 40 lab hours which will include assignments on construction and running crews.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 150 - Theatre Company: Performance


    0-2 credit(s)
    Active participation in a dramatic production as an actor or performer. Must audition and be cast in a play to enroll. Instructor’s consent required. May be repeated for credit.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 151 - Theatre Company: Gen Technical Theatre


    1-2 credit(s)
    THEA 151 is a category within the one-hour practicum in theatre production. Most freshmen or first-time students should sign up for THEA 151 for active participation as a production assistant or technician before moving on to specialized areas including Costume, Lighting, Production Management, and Run Crew (THEA 152 -THEA 156 ). Instructor consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 152 - Theatre Company: Costume & Makeup


    1-2 credit(s)
    Supervised practicum in costume construction, wardrobe crew, and/or hair and makeup crew. Instructor’s consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 153 - Theatre Company: Lighting


    1-2 credit(s)
    Supervised practicum in stage lighting. Instructor’s consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 154 - Theatre Company: Org & Mgmt


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised practicum in theatre management. Instructor’s consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 156 - Theatre Company: Run Crew/Board


    1 credit(s)
    Supervised practicum in board operation and backstage/run crew. Instructor’s consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 180 - Script Analysis


    4 credit(s)
    This course focuses on reading and analysis of theatrical texts from various traditions, periods, and styles. With collaboration and the creation of live theatrical events as guiding principles, scripts will be examined from literary, directorial, design, and acting perspectives.
    Offered: This class is typically offered every other year

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Analyzing and Interpreting Texts.
  
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    THEA 195 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent Study contract required.
  
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    THEA 210 - Acting II: Scene Study


    4 credit(s)
    Intensive scene work, script analysis, and development of a methodical approach to acting. Intermediate work in voice and movement; introduction to dialects. May be repeated once for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 211 - Scene Study: Realism


    2 credit(s)
    Delves into the 19th- and 20th-century movements of Realism and Naturalism, with an emphasis on behavior, subtext, environment, and circles of concentration. A method for approaching scenes and identifying psychological actions, based on the theories of Konstantin Stanislavsky, will be developed. Scenes will be drawn from plays by Henrik Ibsen, Anne Charlotte Leffler, August Strindberg, Anton Chekhov, Susan Glaspell, and Rachel Crothers, among other writers. May be repeated for credit.
    Offered: Offered Intermittently.

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110   and THEA 112 .
  
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    THEA 212 - Professional Preparation for Actors


    2 credit(s)
    Performance students will learn and practice skills for auditioning and marketing their work through the selection and preparation of monologues suitable for various audition needs; practice in cold-reading, slating, and other skills; creating and revising a professional resume; and creating a routine for documenting their auditioning experiences.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 213 - Acting: Clowing, Commedia & Farce


    2 credit(s)
    Physical, visceral comedy has diverted audiences and subverted power relations for millenia. Students in this course will gain practice in the tools of clowning and put their skills to work on material drawn from Greek and Roman comedy, Commedia dell’arte, and modern comic writers such as Dario Fo and the San Francisco Mime Troupe. May be repeated for credit.
    Offered: Offered Intermittently.

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110   and THEA 112 .
  
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    THEA 218 - Stage Combat


    2 credit(s)
    Introduction to combat for the stage, with an emphasis on safety, spatial awareness, partnering, acting the fight, vocal engagement, and integration with text. Forms covered may include unarmed, quarterstaff, broadswords, rapier, and dagger. May be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110 .
  
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    THEA 220 - Introduction to Theatrical Design


    4 credit(s)
    Introduction to scenic, costume, and light design for the stage with emphasis on script analysis, drawing, rendering, computer design and model building.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 120  
  
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    THEA 225 - Theatrical Makeup & Mask Design


    2 credit(s)
    Students will be introduced to current practices in stage makeup design and application, and to a range of techniques and approaches to mask-making for the performing arts. Students are expected to purchase their own makeup supplies. THEA 110 , THEA 120 , or a background in performance recommended.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    THEA 255 - New Topics


    Go to https://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/centers-institutes/advising-center/new-topics-travel-class-descriptions or see the Advising Center.
  
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    THEA 275 - Internship


    1-4 credit(s)
    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    THEA 310 - Acting III: Period Acting


    4 credit(s)
    Introduction to period acting with emphasis on Shakespeare, classical Greek drama, and verse.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 210  
  
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    THEA 311 - Acting: Intro to Performing Shakespeare


    2 credit(s)
    Shakespeare’s plays demand all of an actor’s humanity and training as they speak directly and powerfully to an audience’s intellect, emotions, and nervous system. This course introduces intermediate actors to the many tools and perspectives required for playing Shakespeare, drawing on the approaches of John Barton, Kristin Linklater, and Patrick Tucker, among others. Students will learn about the uses of imagery, rhetoric, and scansion and will put these tools to work in performance. Students will leave class having developed a sonnet, a monologue suitable for auditions, and at least one scene.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110   and THEA 112 .
  
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    THEA 312 - Phonetics and Dialects


    2 credit(s)
    An introduction to the use of the International Phonetic Alphabet as applicable to stage dialects. Students will learn to read and transcribe IPA, and then will use this system as a basis for mastery of four to six dialects of spoken English they are likely to encounter as actors.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 314 - Acting for the Camera


    2 credit(s)
    Working on camera, whether for television, film, commercials, or webcasting, involves specific techniques over and above good stage preparation. This course prepares actors for work in these media, providing practice in each specific area and a variety of styles. Students will leave class with a sample reel for promotion. Recommended for actors and for aspiring film and video directors.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 211 ; or MEDA 120  and MEDA 250  
  
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    THEA 316 - Acting: High Comedy


    2 credit(s)
    The works of Restoration playwrights and more recent writers such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, Elizabeth Robins, and Noel Coward challenge an audience’s understanding of the social contract, while also demanding that actors deliver sophisticated texts and fulfill a particular sense of style. This course will explore scenes from these playwrights among others, with an emphasis on clear delivery and vibrant, immediate performance choices.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 211 .
  
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    THEA 318 - Acting: Postmodernism and Devising


    2 credit(s)
    The creation of compelling theatre, especially in the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-centuries, is not always driven by a prescriptive text or the vision of a director. Instead, shows may be generated by artists who approach a text as a prompt to deconstruct, problematize, and illuminate. This class will employ performance tools to stage open-ended performance texts (such as those by Caryl Churchill and Gertrude Stein), found texts, and classic plays. Students will also gain practice in starting from a non-text source (such as a question or community issue) as a form of Applied Theatre. Each iteration of the course will focus on new materials and skill sets.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 319 - Acting: Expressionism & Epic Theatre


    2 credit(s)
    Since the late nineteenth century, Expressionism has had a powerful influence on Western theatre. Plays such as Woyzeck, From Morn to Midnight, The Hairy Ape, The Adding Machine, and Machinal put Modernist experimentation and the effects of mechanization center-stage. Building on the strategies of Expressionism, Bertolt Brecht’s Epic Theatre went on to assert a new vision, posing the great questions of Socialism through a confrontational, frankly theatrical style in plays such as The Good Woman of Setzuan, Threepenny Opera, and Mother Courage. In this course, we will investigate the demands of Expressionism and Brecht’s theories through performances from these plays and others.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 112  
  
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    THEA 330 - Fundamentals of Directing


    4 credit(s)
    Laboratory course that addresses both artistic skills (concept, communication, research, rehearsal techniques, composition, scoring) and project management (casting, scheduling, communication flow, licensing, and other practical tasks). Projects may include concept presentations, mock production meetings, casting breakdowns, composition practice, production analyses and reviews, direction of scripted scenes, and facilitation of devised work.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 333 - Directing for Stage and Screen


    4 credit(s)
    A director shares his or her vision with collaborators and sees it through to a fully realized expression in time and space. In this course, students who aspire to work in theatre, film, and other media will learn skills and gain practice in responding to texts; developing robust concepts; communicating with actors, designers, and other collaborators; making eloquent staging choices to enhance storytelling; and managing multi-faceted projects. Throughout the semester, our touchstone will be the relationship between artistic vision and practical decision-making. We will also look at and learn from the work of seminal theorists and practitioners. Also listed as MEDA 333 .
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  and THEA 120 ; or MEDA 250  
  
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    THEA 336 - Lighting for Dancers & Directors


    2 credit(s)
    Students will gain practical knowledge and experience with the lighting craft to inform both their creative work and their ability to collaborate and communicate their lighting needs when working with designers. Students will be exposed to practical application and creation of expressive lighting techniques. Students will explore color theory and electrical safety. This class is recommended for, but not limited to, dance students. Also listed as DANC 336 .
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 120  or DANC 200  DANC 301  and DANC 401  recommended
  
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    THEA 350W - Theatre History/Literature I


    4 credit(s)
    Study of European and Asian performance traditions, production conditions, and dramatic literature from 500 BC to the 19th century, taught through lecture, research, performance critiques, creative projects, and discussion.
    Offered: Offered in odd-numbered years

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Analyzing and Interpreting Texts.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 351 - Traditional Theater of East Asia


    4 credit(s)
    This course introduces students to traditional theater of China, Korea, and Japan. Students learn historical backgrounds of the six main theatrical art forms, examine literary and aesthetic theories, and understand the establishment and the distinctiveness of cultural identities within East Asia. In addition to learning about traditional theatrical performances, students will read innovative, contemporary plays inspired by traditional theater of East Asia. The goal is to understand the essential aspects of traditional theater that could be accessible and appreciated beyond language and culture.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: International Perspectives and Historical Context.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed)
  
  
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    THEA 360W - Theatre History/Literature II


    4 credit(s)
    Development of theater from 1875 to the present with special emphasis on the influential practitioners and styles of the period.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Analyzing and Interpreting Texts.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 363 - Gender, Sexuality, & Performance


    4 credit(s)
    This course examines gender in and as performance, bringing feminist and queer studies lenses and contemporary theories of gender construction to a variety of performances and texts. Topics will include representations of gender and sexuality within the canon; construction of gender through performances on stage and in everyday life; and the challenging of roles and assumptions through dynamic choices in playwriting, directing, acting, and design. Also listed as GSS 363  
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: Diverse Perspectives and Analyzing and Interpreting Texts.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 371 - Greek Concepts and Culture


    2 credit(s)
    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to articulate concepts introduced by the Ancient Greeks that have ongoing impact on Western thought, identify culturally significant elements of the city of Athens, associate major philosophers and playwrights with their signature texts, and speak a small amount of modern Greek. In addition, this course will introduce some of the most prominent figures from the intellectual culture of the 5th and 4th centuries BCE in Athens, preparing students to be conversant in the elements of classical Athenian culture. This course is required in order to enroll in the January travel class to Athens, but it can also be taken as a standalone, 2-credit course. Instructor’s consent required. Also listed as PHIL 371
    Offered: Offered alternate years in the Fall

    Prerequisite(s): 4 credits of PHIL or THEA
  
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    THEA 372 - Travel to Athens, Greece


    2 credit(s)
    The influence of ancient Athens’ intellectual culture on Western civilization cannot be overstated, and two of the most important elements of this culture were philosophy and theatre. In Athens and its surrounds, students will visit the places Socrates taught, the Theatre of Dionysus–where Greek tragedies were first performed–Plato’s Academy, Aristotle’s Lyceum, and other ancient Greek sites that are singularly foundational to Western culture. On successful completion of this course, students will have gained a firsthand experience of Athens itself, both ancient and modern, and will be able to explain the role of ancient philosophy and theatre in terms of the community and physical spaces that comprised ancient Athens. Instructor’s Consent required. Also listed as PHIL 372
    Offered: Offered in Winter

    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: International and Diverse Perspectives
    Prerequisite(s): PHIL 371 OR THEA 371
  
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    THEA 380 - Playwriting Seminar


    4 credit(s)
    Seminar in writing for the stage, including a study of dramatic structure, action, dialogue, and characterization. Practical matters such as the economics of the contemporary theatre, script submission, synopses and queries, and collaborative with directors and actors will also be addressed. Weekly writing assignments will focus on specific themes. Course will culminate in a major writing project.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 110  
  
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    THEA 395 - Independent Study


    See department for details. Independent Study contract required.
  
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    THEA 411 - Acting: Intermediate Shakespeare


    2 credit(s)
    Shakespeare’s plays demand all of an actor’s humanity and training as they speak directly and powerfully to an audience’s intellect, emotions, and nervous system. This course furthers the work of Theatre 311, relying on more refined vocal and physical skills and a proficiency with imagery, rhetoric, and scansion. These tools will be deployed and developed in substantial challenging scenes from Shakespeare’s canon.
    Offered: Offered Intermittently.

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 311 .
  
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    THEA 412 - Professional Preparation for Actors II


    2 credit(s)
    Intermediate and advanced performance students will practice skills for auditioning and marketing their work through the selection and preparation of monologues suitable for various audition needs; practice in cold-reading, slating, and other skills; coaching and mentoring more junior students in audition skills; maintaining professional marketing materials; and documenting their auditioning experiences.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 212  
  
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    THEA 450 - Theatre Company: Advanced Performance


    0-2 credit(s)
    Active participation in a dramatic production as an actor or performer. Must audition and be cast in a play to enroll. Instructor’s consent required. May be repeated for credit.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 451 - Theatre Company: Advanced Technical Prod


    1-2 credit(s)
    Active participation in a dramatic production as construction or technical crew. Instructor’s consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 452 - Theatre Company: Adv Costume & Makeup


    1-2 credit(s)
    Active participation in a dramatic production as a design assistant, dresser, or wardrobe run crew. Instructor’s consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 453 - Theatre Company: Advanced Lighting


    1-2 credit(s)
    Active participation in a dramatic production as a design assistant or hang and focus crew.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 454 - Theatre Company: Advanced Org & Mgmt


    1-2 credit(s)
    Active participation in a dramatic production as a stage manager or production assistant. Instructor’s consent required. May be repeated for credit.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed credits.)
  
  
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    THEA 456 - Theatre Company: Advanced Run Crew/Board


    1 credit(s)
    Active participation in a dramatic production as run crew or board operator. Instructor’s consent required.
    Offered: Offered each semester

    Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above (60 or more completed)
  
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    THEA 475 - Internship


    See department for details. Internship contract required.
  
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    THEA 480 - Advanced Playwriting Workshop


    4 credit(s)
    Having completed the 300-level playwriting seminar, students in this class will work on a large project throughout the semester, culminating in a public reading or submission to theatres. THEA 480 students will also serve as chief respondents to THEA 380  students’ drafts.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): THEA 380  
  
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    THEA 495 - Senior Thesis


    1-4 credit(s)
    Students will develop substantial projects in performance, design, directing, research, dramaturgy, choreography, or playwriting, from inception and proposal through completion. Must be arranged with faculty advisor. Instructor’s consent required. May be repeated for credit.

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    APTH 212 - Theatre for Gender Equity


    2 credit(s)
    This workshop course will devise new work or engage with existing texts to present theatrical performance on a given theme and in accord with the mission of the Center for Gender Equity. Also listed as GSS 212 . May be repeated once for credit.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirement: Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
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    APTH 215 - Applied Theatre Workshop


    4 credit(s)
    This course will provide an active, experiential introduction to key forms of Applied Theatre including Playback, Reminiscence Theatre, Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre, and approaches to devising theatre for and with communities. After all of these forms have been introduced and explored, the class will break into small production companies, each of which will pursue their chosen way of working for the second half of the semester, offering their work to a local group or audience.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: Civic Engagement and Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
  
  
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    APTH 301 - Survey of Applied Theatre


    4 credit(s)
    This course introduces students to the breadth and effectiveness of Applied Theatre throughout recent history; engages with complex issues of representation, privacy, authorship, and authority as these issues pertain to performance and communities; and challenges students to conceive their own models for employing theatre as an agent of change.
    Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above (30 or more completed credits).
  
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    APTH 315 - Applied Theatre Workshop II


    4 credit(s)
    This course will provide an active, experiential introduction to key forms of Applied Theatre including Playback, Reminiscence Theatre, Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre, and approaches to devising theatre for and with communities. After all of these forms have been introduced and explored, the class will break into small production companies, each of which will pursue their chosen way of working for the second half of the semester, offering their work to a local group or audience.
    Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: Civic Engagement and Artistic Practice and Creative Process.
    Prerequisite(s): APTH 215 .
 

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