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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
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Graduate Courses


 
  
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    TESL 750 - TESL Linguistic Theory


    Credits 3

    General linguistics for the TESL teacher and classroom, focusing on the nature of language, English phonology, syntax, semantics, and language change; introduction to psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.

    Formerly
    TESL 650

  
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    TESL 751 - Theory and Practice for Academic English Language Development


    Credits 3

    Presents a broad survey of first- second-language acquisition research. Stresses theoretical concerns and research findings with an overview of program approaches and models of instruction. Gives special emphasis to the English language structure and the relationship between language and culture.

    Formerly
    TESL 651

  
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    TESL 752 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching ELs


    Credits 3

    Emphasizes evidence-based practices and strategies related to planning, implementing, and managing standards-based EL content instruction and curriculum.

     

    Formerly
    TESL 652.

    Prerequisites
     

      and   

  
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    TESL 753 - TESL Curriculum


    Credits 3

    Principles of curriculum organization, development and adaptation of TESL curriculum.

    Formerly
    TESL 653.

    Prerequisites
      and  

  
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    TESL 754 - Assessment and Evaluation of ELs


    Credits 3

    Emphasizes the knowledge and use of a variety of standards-based English language proficiency instruments utilized with English learners. Stresses the use of assessment instruments for identification, placement and demonstration of language growth. Gives special emphasis to the analysis and application of performance-based assessment tools and techniques to inform instruction.

    Formerly
    TESL 654.

    Prerequisites
      and   

  
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    TESL 755 - Language Acquisition and Development


    Credits 3

    Explores the nature of children’s language acquisition, emphasizing normal development. Incorporates the application of current research to teaching strategies.

    Formerly
    TESL 655.

    Prerequisites
       and   

  
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    TESL 756 - Technology Assisted English Language Learning


    Credits 3

    Application software for ESL learning, including evaluation of software.

    Formerly
    TESL 656.

    Prerequisites
      and   

  
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    TESL 757 - Policies, Critical Issues, and Best Practices for Pre-K, Elementary, and Secondary ELs Practicum


    Credits 1 - 9

    Supervised field experience in an ESL setting with application of TESL methods, materials, and assessment procedures.

    Formerly
    TESL 657.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
       and   

  
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    TESL 759 - Policies, Critical Issues, and Best Practices for Pre-K, Elementary, and Secondary ELs Seminar


    Credits 1 - 3

    Examination of seminal and current English language acquisition research through readings, writings, discussions and presentations.

    Formerly
    TESL 659.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of three credits.

    Prerequisites
    15 graduate credits of ELA coursework.

  
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    TESL 761 - Literacy Development in the Bilingual Classroom


    Credits 3

    Current trends, practices, materials, and methods in literacy instruction in a bilingual (Spanish-English) classroom, including Spanish language development, reading and writing development, and application of research.

  
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    TESL 764 - Assessment Bilingual Classroom


    Credits 3

    Assessment of bilingual (Spanish-English) students; selection of appropriate bilingual (Spanish-English) assessment instruments, their administration, scoring, and interpretation.

    Formerly
    CIL 664.

     

    Prerequisites

      

  
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    TESL 765 - Curriculum Development Bilingual Classroom


    Credits 3

    Principles of curriculum organization, development, adaptation, and implementation of a bilingual (Spanish-English) curriculum.

    Prerequisites
    TESL 752  

  
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    TESL 770 - TESL Culminating Experience


    Credits 1-3

    TESL Culminating Experience

    Prerequisites
    33 Graduate credits.

  
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    TESL 772 - Individual Instruction in Teaching English as a Second Language


    Credits 1-9

    Individual study in the analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application or learning of issues and selected topics in teaching English as a second language.

    Notes
    Maximum of 9 credits toward degree. Must be approved prior to registration.

  
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    TESLR 651 - Theories of Second Language Acquisition


    Credits 3

    Current philosophies and approaches to second language acquisition and instruction; attention to sociocultural influences.

  
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    TESLR 652 - TESL Methods and Materials


    Credits 3

    Methods and materials for teaching English as a second language (ESL). Design, implement, prepare, and evaluate ESL materials.

    Prerequisites
    TESL 751 .

  
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    TESLR 653 - TESL Curriculum


    Credits 3

    Principles of curriculum organization, development, and adaptation of TESL curriculum.

    Prerequisites
    TESL 752  or concurrent enrollment, consent of instructor.

  
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    TESLR 654 - TESL Assessment Procedures


    Credits 3

    Assessment of ESL students; selection of appropriate ESL assessment instruments, their administration, scoring, and interpretation.

    Prerequisites
    TESL 752  or concurrent enrollment, consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 601 - Special Topics: Advanced Costume Design II


    Credits 3

    Advanced exploration of costume design and construction related topics that may include fashion history, design for TV and film, design for twenty first century entertainments, and commercial costume applications.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    THTR 621A - Entertainment & Fine Art Law I


    Credits 3

    Protection of works created by entertainers and artists, including American and European copyright protection and the unique state and federal statutory rights possessed by performers and artists such as the rights of publicity and issues of resale royalties. Special consideration to film and music industries.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with THTR 421A. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    THTR 621B - Entertainment & Fine Art Law II


    Credits 3

    Unique legal issues in the fields of live stage performance, theatre, music, television and film, the art gallery and museum relationships, including legal and social censorship, First Amendment protection, state and federal obscenity statutes, and contract problems.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with THTR 421B. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    THTR 636 - Rehearsal Management


    Credits 3

    Examination of the Unions encountered in theatrical venues to develop a familiarity with the rehearsal and work-related rules encountered.

  
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    THTR 637 - Theatre Management


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the relationship between the art and business of theatre, exploring モfront of houseヤ positions such as general managers, business managers, box office managers, publicity and development directors.

    Formerly
    THTR 739

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    THTR 638 - Production Management


    Credits 3

    Examines the responsibilities of production managers. Focuses on organizational skills, dissemination of information and collaborative relationship that a production manager must foster with design, technical, and performance staff.

    Formerly
    THTR 740

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    THTR 654 - Directing I


    Credits 3

    Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of play direction.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with THTR 454. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    THTR 661 - Play Structure and Analysis


    Credits 3

    Study in script analysis including form, style, literal and metamorphical content and themes.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with THTR 461. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    THTR 675 - Musical Theatre Literature


    Credits 3

    Study of selected plays of the American and European musical theatre.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with THTR 475. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    THTR 681 - Theatre History I


    Credits 3

    Study of theatre within the political and social context of Western Europe from Classical Greece to the mid-nineteenth century. Representative plays read and discussed.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with THTR 481. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    THTR 682 - Theatre History II


    Credits 3

    Study of the evolution of theatre within the cultural, political, and social context of Europe, United States, Africa, and South America from the beginnings of realism to the present. Representative plays discussed.

    Notes
    This course is crosslisted with THTR 482. Credit at the 600-level requires additional work.

  
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    THTR 701 - Research in Theatre and Drama


    Credits 3

    Graduate research methodology, research reporting and research/creative thesis document preparation.

  
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    THTR 702 - Graduate Seminar


    Credits 3

    Interdisciplinary course in history, theory, criticism, dramaturgy, aesthetics and technique. Through selected readings, lectures, discussions and collaborative projects, actors, directors, designers, playwrights, stage managers and theatre scholars explore the essential theatre. Topics rotate each semester. Course required for all M.A. and M.F.A. Students.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    THTR 703 - Collaborative Process


    Credits 3

    Explores the working relationships between designer, director, and technician in the process of play production.

    Notes
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.

  
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    THTR 704 - Oral History Theatre


    Credits 3

    Focuses on the study of the development, structure and performance techniques of oral history theatre. Methods presented along with guidelines for adapting techniques to a variety of age groups.

  
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    THTR 707 - Form, Style and Structure


    Credits 3

    Study of the theatre text, classical to modern, explicating form, style and structure.

  
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    THTR 711 - Playwrights Master Class


    Credits 3

    Advanced writing class for second and third year playwrights.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 713 - Playwriting:


    Credits 3

    The One-Act Play Practical course in the writing of shorter dramatic forms, focusing on craft, structure and technique.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 714 - Playwriting:


    Credits 3

    The Full Length Play Practical course in the writing of long dramatic forms, focusing on craft, structure and technique.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 715 - Playwriting:


    Credits 3

    Adaptation Study and writing workshop of adaptations for the stage of non-dramatic sources and adaptations of plays from earlier historical periods.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 716 - Playwrights Laboratory


    Credits 3

    Explores the collaborative role of the playwright during the rehearsal process of a new play with actors, directors, and dramaturg.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 717 - Playwrights Tutorial


    Credits 1 – 4

    Meetings with individual members of the faculty and with guest artists for discussion of successive drafts of work in progress.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 719 - Dramaturgy


    Credits 3

    Overview of the history, form and function of dramaturgy. Provides active experience in dramaturgy, on a variety of drama from the classic play to new works. Collaborative relationships among director, playwright, and dramaturg explored.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    THTR 720 - Playwrights Workshop


    Credits 1 – 5

    Weekly meeting of all playwrights for reading and discussion of works in progress.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 725 - Directing Studio


    Credits 3

    Laboratory course in the technique and aesthetics of directing. Topics rotate each semester and may include history of directing, rehearsal techniques, script analysis, visualization, and collaboration. Specific laboratory assignments may include apprenticeships, dramaturgy, stage management as well as directing short, full-length musical and original playscripts.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of eighteen credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 726 - Problems in Direction


    Credits 3

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    THTR 727 - Scene Design Studio I


    Credits 3

    Focuses on training the first-year graduate student in scene design. Emphasizes the essential skills of drafting, researching historical and visual sources, aesthetic judgment, concept development, and production collaboration. Student required to assist faculty and advanced designers on a minimum of three productions for the year.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 728 - Scene Design Studio II


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on training the second-year graduate student in scene design. Develops skills in rendering, model making, and refines skills through assignment as designer on a minimum of two department productions for the year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 729 - Scene Design Studio II


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on the graduate student’s last year of development. Provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate the mastering of the professionalism needed to practice the art of scene design. Student required to design a minimum of two productions for the year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 732 - Technical Direction Studio I


    Credits 3 – 6

    Trains the first-year graduate student in technical direction. Emphasizes the essentials skills of drafting, CAD, researching historical and visual sources, aesthetic judgement, concept development and production collaboration. Student required to assist faculty and advanced technical direction students on a minimum of two productions for the year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 733 - Technical Direction Studio II


    Credits 3 – 6

    Trains the second-year graduate student in technical direction. Develops skills in rigging safety, welding, sound, construction techniques, construction methods, estimating, and ordering materials. Student required to assist faculty and advanced technical direction students on a minimum of three productions for the academic year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 734 - Technical Direction Studio III


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on the graduate student’s last year of development. Provides student with the opportunity to demonstrate the mastering of the professionalism needed to practice the art of technical direction. Student required to serve as Technical Director for a minimum of two productions for the year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 735 - Sound Design: Theory and Practice


    Credits 3

    Art of sound design developed through lectures, weekly projects, demonstrations, and production involvement.

  
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    THTR 736 - Stage Management Studio I


    Credits 1 – 4

    Focuses on the principles and techniques of stage management with emphasis on setting up the prompt book, dissemination of information, and the relationship with directors, actors, and staff. Also examines contracts that the stage manager works under with an emphasis on work-related rules. Stage management assignment.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of eight credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 737 - Stage Management Studio II


    Credits 1 – 4

    In addition to lab assignments, rotating topics may include: Production, show management, entertainment on the road, performance artist representation, career preparation. Guest speakers address working in the professional theatre.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 16 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing,   

  
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    THTR 741 - Costume Design Studio I


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on training the first-year graduate student in costume design. Emphasizes the essential skills of play analysis, historic period research, aesthetic judgment, costume rendering techniques and production collaboration. Student assists faculty and advanced graduate designers on a minimum of three productions for the year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 742 - Costume Design Studio II


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on training the second-year graduate student in costume design. Emphasizes the refinement of design skills, such as plot layouts, the costume plate, and fabric. Assignment of a minimum of two department productions for the year, demonstrating practical application of the knowledge gained.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 743 - Costume Design Studio III


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on the graduate student’s last year of development in his/her area of specialization. In addition to further refinements in theory, technique and style, program culminates with the student demonstrating the mastery of costume design through a minimum of two fully realized assignments for the year for a substantial department production.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 745 - Lighting Design Studio I


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on training the first-year graduate student in lighting design. Develops skills in concept development research, production collaboration, design, drafting and execution of the light plot for theatre and dance.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 746 - Lighting Design Studio II


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on training the second-year graduate student in lighting design. Further develops skills in concept development research, production collaboration, design, drafting and execution of the light plot for theatre and dance. Development through assignment on a minimum of two department productions for the year.

    Notes
    Student required to assist faculty and advanced designers on a minimum of three productions for the year. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 747 - Lighting Design Studio III


    Credits 3 – 6

    Focuses on training the third-year graduate student in lighting design. Final year provides the student with the opportunity to demonstrate the mastering of the skills and responsibilities of a lighting designer. Student required to design a minimum of two productions for the year.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
      

  
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    THTR 748 - Seminar in Theatre Architecture and Apparatus


    Credits 3

    In-depth study of the architectural instrument, the theatre building. Covers the structural forms, grounding them in their historical timeline. The team-taught seminar provides a basic process for accessing and using the theatre building of the present and planning the theatre building of tomorrow.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    THTR 749 - CAD for the Theatre


    Credits 3

    Explores the use of computer-aided drafting in theatre design and technology. Includes training in Mincad, Maclux Pro and other programs available for use in theatre design and technology practices.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 763 - Audition Technique


    Credits 2

    Preparation of a theatre audition, both musical and nonmusical. Study of theatrical unions, contracts, agents, and the legal and professional aspects of professional acting.

    Notes
    Instructor approval.

  
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    THTR 764 - Dialects for the Stage


    Credits 1-3

    Study and practice of dialects and accents for the stage.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 771 - Acting Studio


    Credits 1-4

    Laboratory course in the practice and process of the technique, craft, and aesthetics of acting. Through a series of basic exercises and improvisational studies specialized skills in action, subtext, environment, sensory awareness, characterization, language, and script analysis are developed in the context of a variety of theatrical styles which are rotated each semester.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of sixteen credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 773 - Scene Study


    Credits 1-4

    Repertory course for actors and directors. Rotating scene material selected each semester from the canon of theatrical literature and may include contemporary drama, classic American realism, Shakespeare, Greek and Roman drama, Comedy of Manners, musical theatre, original scripts, Modernism, the avant garde, television & film, and performance.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of sixteen credits.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate status, consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 775 - Sound and Movement Studio


    Credits 1-4

    Integrated voice and body course designed specifically for the actor to increase strength, flexibility, range, control, placement, coordination, and efficiency. Exercises and improvisational studies are designed specifically to address the psycho-physical aspects of dramatic action and character transformation.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
    Instructor approval.

  
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    THTR 777 - Movement for the Actor


    Credits 1-3

    Rotating course in various movement disciplines which have practical application to the art and craft of acting. Topics may include the Alexander Technique, the Feldenkrais Method, Pilates techniques, Suzki, yoga, tai chi, weight training, aerobics, stage combat, mime, clown, circus techniques, improvisation, and movement for period style.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 778 - Problems in Makeup


    Credits 3

    Study and practical experience in the art of makeup.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

  
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    THTR 779 - Speech for the Actor


    Credits 1-4

    Technical course in articulation and pronunciation for the actor. Vocal anatomy and physiology, the International Phonetic Alphabet, phrasing, linkage, syllabication, stress, and vowel length explored for clarity, efficiency, coordination, dexterity, and control in the formation of the sounds of spoken English.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of eight credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 781 - Dance for the Actor


    Credits 1

    Laboratory course in the technique and aesthetics of dance. Different dance forms of styles rotated each semester may include ballet, modern, jazz, tap, ballroom, and musical theatre dance.

  
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    THTR 791 - Commerce of Theatre


    Credits 2

    Study of theatre contracts, unions, legal, management, and practical business/market concerns.

  
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    THTR 793 - Special Topics in Theatre


    Credits 0 – 3

    Selected topics announced including master classes.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 10 credits.

  
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    THTR 795 - Supervised Individual Study


    Credits 1 – 3

    Consultation course consisting of individual student effort under guidance of instructor with Students request assignment to specific areas or issues on the basis of interest and preparation. Prior to registration, the student must secure consent in writing from the instructor directing the study. May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.
     

    Notes
    Must be taken for the maximum four credit hours, but these hours should normally be spread over at least two terms. A student may not register for this course until the project supervisor has been designated and the project tentatively established.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    THTR 796 - Internship


    Credits 1 – 12

    Internship at regional centers of theatre activity.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits.

    Prerequisites
    Subject to M.F.A. program requirements.

  
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    THTR 797 - Creative Project


    Credits 1 – 12

    Planning and execution of a major creative proposal as a thesis production and project.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.

    Prerequisites
    Subject to M.F.A. program requirements.

  
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    THTR 798 - Thesis


    Credits 1 – 6

    Must be taken for a maximum of six hours, but these hours normally should be spread over at least two terms. A student may not register for this course until the thesis director has been designated and the topic tentatively established.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

    Grading
    S/F grading only.

    Prerequisites
    Graduate standing.

  
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    ULD 700 - Special Topics in Urban Leadership


    Credits 1 - 3

    This course addresses topics related to current issues in urban leadership. May be repeated with new content. Maximum credit 6 units.    

  
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    ULD 701 - Leading Ethical Organizations


    Credits 3

    This course introduces theoretical frameworks related to understanding the dynamics of self, the organization and the norms and values associated with ethical leadership of state and governmental agencies. Students will develop an understanding of how leaders in disparate organizations can affect climate and culture to facilitate inter-organizational cooperation and collaboration.

    Formerly
    EDA 701.

    Corequisite
      

  
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    ULD 705 - Leadership Field Experience I


    Credits 1 – 3

    Allows graduate students to participate in and observe the culture, climate, and organizational structure of a variety of community agencies, including schools. Open only to, and required of, students pursuing a M.A. in Urban Leadership.

    Formerly
    EDA 705.

    Corequisite
      

  
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    ULD 715 - Leading Learning Organizations


    Credits 3

    The course examines and critiques research related to creating and fostering productive communities of practice that engage in continuous improvement actions related to the core technology of an organization. Content includes knowledge and application of theories related to adult learning, motivation, and team building.

  
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    ULD 720 - Urban Governance


    Credits 3

    Urban governance refers to the coordination of activities among organizations, institutions, and individuals within and between urban communities.  Examine how these structures constrain and enable collective decision making about critical urban issues.

  
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    ULD 722 - Urban Issues


    Credits 3

    Examine contemporary issues that challenge urban communities. Topics include social equity, community resilience, and public health.  Address issues underlying the Community Engagement Legacy Project.

    Same as
    PUA 723

  
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    ULD 730 - Leading in Diverse Communities


    Credits 3

    The growth and development of a dynamic community is enhanced when leaders of schools and affiliated community agencies demonstrate cultural competence . This course focuses on the knowledge and skills leaders need work in cross-cultural situations, to build effective collaborative relationships, and to mobilize community resources.

    Formerly
    EDA 730.

  
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    ULD 731 - Urban Development


    Credits 3

    Challenges faced by the contemporary urban community and related issues of development. The development process, particularly as it relates to housing, infrastructure, and community/economic development. 

  
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    ULD 732 - Leading a Learning Organization Through Community Building


    Credits 2

    This course focuses on how to work effectively with diverse families and community members in:  assessing and responding to diverse community interests and needs; sharing leadership with stakeholders; motivating and mobilizing community resources; examining relationships between schools and communities from demographic and political perspectives.

  
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    ULD 735 - Design Thinking for Urban Issues


    Credits 3

    Unique problem solving approach that emphasizes innovation in the public sector.  Introduction to design thinking with specific application to urban issues.

  
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    ULD 737 - From Analytics to Action: How to use Data


    Credits 3

    Becoming advanced consumers of data. How to interpret different types of analysis and how the findings from statistical models and program evaluations can support different decision processes. Introduction to different types of data applications including big data options.

  
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    ULD 740 - Instructional Seminar: Designing & Monitoring the Instructional Program


    Credits 1

    This seminar focuses on instructional strategies to meet the needs of all learners, with an emphasis on developing systems to guide instructional supervision through the use of research-based instructional frameworks.

  
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    ULD 742 - Social Media and Communication Technology


    Credits 3

    Social media encompasses a wide range of technological platforms. Thoughtful implementation of social media options. Determine, when and how to best employ a social media strategy in a data and technology rich environment.

    Formerly
    EDA 742.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of program.

  
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    ULD 744 - Leading and Assessing Change in Organizations


    Credits 3

    Change is a constant demand and required activity in all organizations. This course examines research, theory and strategies for leading change processes that make the difference in having success or failure.

  
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    ULD 751 - Education Law and Public Policy Seminar: Student Rights and Responsibilities


    Credits 1

    Expands student knowledge and application of applicable federal, state, and local requirements and public policy for student rights and responsibilities through a carefully designed series of case studies intended to develop the student’s capacity to create a safe and productive school culture.

  
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    ULD 753 - Education Law and Public Policy Seminar: Resource Management for Student Learning


    Credits 2

    Expands knowledge and develops skill in the management of fiscal and human resources of a school to achieve greater student performance. Case studies and simulations will be employed to develop resource management knowledge and skills. This course contributes to the capstone experience required for completion of the degree program.    

  
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    ULD 755 - Education Law and Public Policy Seminar: Exceptional and At-Risk Students


    Credits 1

    This seminar addresses applicable federal, state, and local requirements and public policy for providing services to exceptional and at-risk student populations through study of contemporary case law, case study analysis, and evidence-based program design and supervision.

  
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    ULD 757 - Education Law and Public Policy Seminar: Teacher Evaluation


    Credits 1

    Expands knowledge and application of applicable federal, state, and local requirements and public policy for high stakes assessment of teachers. Contract management, employee discipline and recognition, and procedural expectations for insuring fairness and equity will be addressed.    

  
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    ULD 780 - Community Engagment Legacy Project


    Credits 1-9

    To synthesize and further develop core coursework. To demonstrate leadership skills, innovative problem-solving skills, strategic planning, and collaborative management.

    Notes
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.

  
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    ULD 789 - Leadership Field Experience III


    Credits 1 – 3

    This capstone course requires students to connect knowledge bases with practical applications of leadership. Projects are individually structured under the joint guidance of university faculty and an organizational executive. Projects may address an organizational problem, an activity that furthers the organizational mission or the development of proactive community partnerships.

    Formerly
    EDA 789.

  
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    WDL 767 - Review and Analysis of Policies in Workforce Development


    Credits 3

    Focuses on federal, state and local policies related to workforce development and its ties to local workforce initiatives and grants.

    Formerly
    EDW 767.

  
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    WDL 780 - Leadership in Workforce Education and Development


    Credits 3

    Provides students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to undertake leadership positions in diverse educational settings and organizations. Emphasis on modern leadership practices and techniques through the study of accepted theory and applied principles.

    Formerly
    EDW 780.

  
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    WDL 785 - Global and Diversity Perspectives in Workforce Development


    Credits 3

    This course examines workforce development systems and their effectiveness in developing human capital from a global perspective. Human resource management trends and the challenges a global workforce poses for human resource practices are also discussed.

    Formerly
    EDW 785.

    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

  
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    WDL 786 - Critique of Research in Workforce Development and Organizational Leadership


    Credits 3

    Survey and critique of research in workforce development.

    Formerly
    EDW 786.

 

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