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2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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Courses


 
  
  • THTR 412 - TV/Film Script Analysis


    Actors will learn how to break down a script and create the richest and most varied character that will embody the script’s time period and unique world.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 342, 343, 344.
  
  • THTR 413 - Drama of Today


    Study of contemporary dramatic literature, limited to plays written approximately within the last ten to twenty years.

    Credits 3
  
  • THTR 415 - Junior/Senior Voice & Movement Laboratory


    Laboratory complements junior/senior voice and movement sequence courses. Explores and expands on basic techniques and methods presented in Voice & Movement III and IV. Lab time also used for scene presentations, workshops by guest artists or other activities specified by the instructor.

    Credits 0
    Notes Concurrent enrollment in THTR 430 or 440 required.
  
  • THTR 416 - Junior/Senior Performance Laboratory


    Laboratory complements junior/senior acting sequence courses. Explores and expands on basic techniques and methods presented in Acting Studio V and VI and VII. Lab time also used for scene presentations, workshops by guest artists or other activities specified by the instructor.

    Credits 0
    Notes Concurrent enrollment in THTR 468, 469 or 470 required.
  
  • THTR 421A - Entertainment and Fine Arts Law I


    (Same as AAD, DAN 421A). 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.

    Credits 3
  
  • THTR 421B - Entertainment and Fine Arts Law II


    (Same as AAD, DAN 421B.) 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.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites DAN, MUS or THTR 421A.
  
  • THTR 424 - Gay Plays


    Study of selected gay plays which includes an examination of appropriate themes and issues.

    Credits 3
  
  • THTR 426 - Women Playwrights


    Study of dramatic literature for the stage written by women. Women’s history, theatrical conventions, performance theories, and theatrical activity explored in addition to their writing. Focuses on theatrical texts written by women. Duplicate credits cannot be earned for THTR 126 and 426.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Junior standing.
  
  • THTR 428 - Black Drama and Performance


    Study of the origins and development of Black American Drama and Black practitioners of the theatre arts from 1800s to contemporary times. Duplicate credits cannot be earned for THTR 128 and THTR 428.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Junior standing.
  
  • THTR 430 - Voice and Movement for the Actor III


    Voice and movement technique for the actor. Focuses on developing alignment, coordination, strength, flexibility and mobility of the actor’s voice and body.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 330.
    May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
    Notes For majors only.
  
  • THTR 431 - Acting: Scene Study


    Rehearse and present scenes from contemporary theatre. Emphasis on technique, characterization, action/objective and ensemble skills.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 231.
  
  • THTR 435 - Speech for the Actor II


    Advanced Speech for the stage. Topics include advanced studies in the International Phonetic Alphabet, attention to individual speech problems, phrasing, stress, rhythm, intensity, and clarity of thought and development of elevated language pieces.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 335.
    May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
  
  • THTR 440 - Voice and Movement for the Actor IV


    Voice and movement technique for the actor. Focuses on developing alignment, coordination, strength, flexibility and mobility of the actor’s voice and body.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 430.
    May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
    Notes For majors only.
  
  • THTR 441 - Cold Reading for the Actor


    Advanced performance course designed to aid the actor in giving a believable character portrayal with limited access to the script and limited information about the character.

    Credits 3
  
  • THTR 442 - Casting for the Camera


    Advanced workshop course. Students take part in casting sessions conducted by professional casting directors and in real life situations. Professional protocol strictly adhered to, creating the professional audition environment.

    Credits 3
  
  • THTR 444 - Acting: Voice-over


    This course explores the art of using the voice to sell, inform and entertain. Techniques for a professional career are taught. Genres covered include commercials, promos, narration, PSA’s, animation, radio imaging, CD rom, political spots and jingles. A fully produced reel is the goal of the course.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • THTR 445 - Stage Combat


    Explores principles of stage violence in historical and contemporary theatre for advanced students. Focus also on the role of Fight Choreographer.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 100, THTR 105, THTR 230 or THTR 231.
    Notes Participation as an actor/combatant required.
  
  • THTR 447 - Acting: Improvisation


    Exploration of theatrical improvisation for advanced students. Focuses on spontaneity, flexibility, and structure. Variety of theatrical styles and improvisational techniques explored with focus on role of improvisation as a rehearsal technique.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 105 and THTR 231.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 453 - Playwriting


    Practice in the craft of writing plays exploring such aspects as image, metaphor, style, and tone.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites One of the following: ENG 205, THTR 108, or THTR 199.
  
  • THTR 454 - Directing Laboratory


    Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of play direction.

    Credits 3
  
  • THTR 461 - Play Structure and Analysis II


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

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 199.
  
  • THTR 467 - Acting: Audition


    Practical aspects of developing audition techniques. Emphasis on techniques for interviews, cold readings, call backs, and other aspects of the profession.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 231.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 468 - Acting: Shakespeare


    Classical text with emphasis on Shakespeare. Actors explore scansion, phrasing, and vocal expansiveness through scene and monologue work.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 231.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 469 - Acting: Comedy of Manners


    Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Comedy of Manners. Emphasis on period movement and the intrinsic demands of the text with respect to timing and rhythm.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 231.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 470 - Acting: Modern Styles


    Advanced scene study of American, British, and continental dramatists of the period loosely termed Modern, including Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Genet, Beckett, Williams, O’Neill, Shaw, Wilde.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 231.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 471 - Acting: Musical Theatre


    Advanced workshop in the techniques of performance of material from musical plays.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 231.
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 474A - Actor/Director Relationship


    Acting students work with directing students enrolled in THTR 474B on a collaborative process to create a complete theatrical entity. Emphasis on the rehearsal process and technique, development of short plays and original works.

    Credits 1-3
    Prerequisites THTR 230 and THTR 231.
     May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.
  
  • THTR 474B - Director/Actor Relationship


    Directing students work with acting students enrolled in THTR 474A on a collaborative process to create a complete theatrical entity. Emphasis on the rehearsal process and technique, development of short plays and original works.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 230 and THTR 231.
    May be repeated to a maximum of nine credits.
  
  • THTR 475 - Musical Theatre Literature


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

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 175.
  
  • THTR 478 - Internship


    Internship at regional centers of theatre activity.

    Credits 1-4
    Prerequisites Theatre major with junior/senior standing.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 480 - Stage Management II


    Rotating topics may include theatrical unions overview, rehearsal and work related rules, production management and theatre management as related to stage management.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 380.
    May be repeated for a maximum of nine credits.
  
  • THTR 481 - Theatre History I


    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.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 100 or THTR 199.
  
  • THTR 482 - Theatre History II


    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.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 100 or THTR 199.
    Notes Representative plays discussed.
  
  • THTR 483 - Period and Style for Theatrical Design and Technology


    Research and study of furniture and architecture styles through time as they are referenced in the production of scenery and stage props.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Junior standing and  .
  
  • THTR 484 - Professional Perspectives


    Master Class by professional theatre specialists. Study may focus on any and all areas of entertainment theory and production. credits variable from 1-3, may be repeated up to nine credits.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • THTR 490 - AFC Special Topics


    Study in special or unique area of film or TV acting. Topics to be cleared with the department at beginning of the semester. May be used for THTR degree requirement only with prior consent of the undergraduate advisor.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 442.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 491 - Special Topics


    Study in special or unique areas of theatre. Topics announced in the class schedule each semester. May be used for THTR degree requirement only with prior consent of the undergraduate advisor.

    Credits (1-4)
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • THTR 493 - Acting as a Profession


    An in depth look at graduate training programs and career opportunities for professional actors. Emphasis on programs and professional theatres as well as resume, headshots, unions, agents, managers and audition technique.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites THTR 231.
  
  • THTR 495 - Supervised Individual Study


    Tutorial study of special problems in theatre. Student submits a detailed project description agreed upon first by student and instructor and then by two other members of the theatre faculty. May not be used in meeting the core requirement credits.

    Credits (1-3)
    Prerequisites Junior or senior standing; permission in advance of registration from the undergraduate advisor.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • WMST 101 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


    Introduction to the history, theories, methods, and issues that constitute the field of Women’s Studies since its inception in the late 1960s. Begins with exploration of individual women’s experiences on the personal level. Considers diverse women’s issues locally, nationally, and globally.

    Credits 3
    Notes Satisfies Multicultural Requirement.
  
  • WMST 113 - Gender, Race and Class


    Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural survey of the ways in which gender interacts with race, age, class, and sexuality to shape human consciousness and determine the social organization of human society.

    Credits 3
    Notes Satisfies Multicultural Requirement.
  
  • WMST 247 - Philosophy and Women


    (Same as  .) Variety of philosophical writings by or about women, from Plato to the present, focusing on such key concepts as nature, equality, dignity, freedom, love, and self-realization; may include feminist critiques of the western philosophical tradition.

    Credits 3
  
  • WMST 275 - Introduction to Marriage and Family


    (Same as  .) Critically examines the institutions of marriage and family. Addresses issues such as alternative life choices and family violence, in the context of social, economic, and political factors.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
  
  • WMST 297 - Special Topics


    Topics of current interest not incorporated in regular offerings.

    Credits 3
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • WMST 301 - Feminist Theory


    Formerly Listed as WMST 401.

    American feminist thought in its diversity, examining the differences among liberal, radical, Marxist, socialist, psychoanalytic, and postmodern feminisms and the challenges to each posed by women of color.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and  .
  
  • WMST 302 - Feminist Research Methodology


    Rigorous examination of the theory and application of feminist research methods. What are feminist research methods, and how do these methods differ from traditional research methods or “research on women?” Methods explored include: survey, interview, content analysis, experimental, oral history, case study, and action research.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and  .
  
  • WMST 308 - Anthropology of Women


    (Same as ANTH 308.) Role of women in societies around the world. Social factors influencing women’s status and the implications for anthropological theory and contemporary life.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites    .
  
  • WMST 380 - Women and Media


    (Same as  .) Exploration of the role of women within the media and the treatment of women by the media.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • WMST 400 - Rhetoric of Women’s Rights


    (Same as  .) Examination of the rhetorical campaign for woman suffrage and women’s rights from the early nineteenth century up to passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Emphasis on identifying, understanding, and evaluating major rhetorical strategies in their historical context.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • WMST 401J - Women in Politics


    (Same as   &  .) History of women in U.S. politics beginning with the suffrage movement and concluding with the most recent election. Topics include women as candidates, in office, as administrators, as lobbyists and as political activists. Concludes with a section on so-called “Women’s Issues,” choice, domestic violence, child support, day care, women’s health and current issues.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or upper-division standing.
  
  • WMST 407 - Communication Between the Sexes


    (Same as  .) Introduction to gender research in communication. Studies ways in which language, interpersonal communication, the media, and various social institutions influence conceptions of gender.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Upper-division standing.
  
  • WMST 408 - Making Gender, Sexuality, and Race


    (Same as ETS 407.) Analysis of how regulations of sexuality, gender, and marriage converge with issues of race and class, and how people act upon gender, sexual, and racial differences.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and  .
  
  • WMST 411D - Constitutional Rights of Women


    (Same as  .) Case approach to legal issues concerning abortion, contraception, sterilization, penalties of pregnancy, voting, access to professions, equal pay, and various forms of political, economic and social discrimination. Key constitutional provisions considered include judicial review, due process, equal protection, privileges and immunities, and right to privacy.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • WMST 418 - Language and Gender


    Examines from anthropological perspective the ways language and gender intertwine. Explores how language emerges from, reproduces, and challenges ideas of gender and gendered practices cross-culturally. Topics covered include the interaction of gender with race, identity and class in language use.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • WMST 426 - Contemporary Asian American Families


    (Same as ETS 426.) Examination of the effect of transnational migration on Asian American families. Exploration of how the changing political, economic, and social circumstances in the United States and in Asian countries affect family structures and gender, racial, and intergenerational relations.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or upper-division standing.
  
  • WMST 427B - Gender and Literature


    (Same as  .) Study of gender and literature through the ages. Focus may be aesthetic, historical or thematic.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or upper-division standing.
    May be repeated for a maximum of six credits.
    Notes Topics may vary.
  
  • WMST 428 - Women and Crime


    (Same as  .) Women as offenders and as processed through the criminal justice system; women as victims and the response of the criminal justice system and the community.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and  .
  
  • WMST 432A - History of American Women to 1870


    (Same as  .) Examines the history of women in the United States from the period of European contact to reconstruction. Examines women’s changing roles in the family, work force, politics, and social movements. Examines the historical experience of European colonists, Native Americans, African Americans, and immigrants.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Six credits of history.
  
  • WMST 432B - History of American Women, 1870 to the Present


    (Same as  .) Women’s relationship to the economy and to political movements, changing ideals of womanhood, the demographic and sexual revolutions transforming family life and gender roles, and class, race, ethnic, and regional variations in female experience.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Six credits of history.
  
  • WMST 440B - Gender and Early Literature


    (Same as  .) Study of gender, sexuality, and literature from the beginning to the Early Modern period.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   and  .
    Notes Topics may vary.
  
  • WMST 441B - Gender and Renaissance Literature


    (Same as  .) Study of gender and literature in the Renaissance.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Topics may vary.
  
  • WMST 446B - Gender and Modern British Literature


    (Same as  .) Study of gender and literature in the British tradition.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Topics may vary.
  
  • WMST 448 - Gender and Social Interaction


    (Same as SOC 448.) Examines the micro-social and political aspects of gender, including socialization into gender roles, same-sex and cross-sex communications, interactions, and long-term relationships.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or upper-division standing.
  
  • WMST 449 - Sex and Social Arrangements


    (Same as  ). Examination of human sexuality in social contexts. Emphasis on cross-cultural and historical comparisons with themes dealing with deviant sexuality, pornography, and homosexuality.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or   or  .
  
  • WMST 453 - Gender and Society


    (Same as  .) Examines the micro-social and political aspects of gender, including socialization into gender roles, same-sex, and cross-sex communications, interactions, and long-term relationships.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
  
  • WMST 454B - Gender and Modern American Literature


    (Same as  .) Study of gender and literature in the American tradition.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    Notes Topics may vary.
  
  • WMST 467 - Psychology of Gender


    (Same as  .) Examination of gender—the “social role” of being male or female and the effects it has on people as individuals and as a society.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
  
  • WMST 471 - Sexuality, Literature, and the City


    Explores how categories of sexuality change as the U.S. becomes increasingly urbanized. Texts include novels and stories, a history of sexual relations, and critical theory of the modern notion of “sexuality.”

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
  
  • WMST 472 - Controversies in Gender and Race


    Situates selected current topics in historical, social, political, economic, intellectual, and popular culture contexts. Topics may include rape, police profiling, civil rights, reparations for slavery, feminist activism, immigration. Students develop and apply critical thinking, reading, and writing to variety of academic and non-academic situations.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
  
  • WMST 473 - Chicana Feminism and Experience


    Examines Chicana/Latina experiences as they intersect with race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation. Examines the work of Chicana/Latina writers, feminists, scholars, performers, artists, filmmakers, and activists. Focuses on issues such as immigration, labor, family, language, education, spirituality, identity, patriarchy, homophobia, and racism.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
    Notes Satisfies Multicultural Requirement.
  
  • WMST 474 - Gender, Sexuality, and Consumer Culture


    Explores theoretical and empirical approaches to consumer culture, with a focus on gender, sexuality, class, and consumption. Examines the rise of mass consumerism in American society, and the ways social participation, individual identities, subcultural communities, and political life are shaped through varied acts of consumption.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  
  
  • WMST 475 - Gender, Development, and Globalization


    Examines the relationship between women’s position and processes of development and globalization, with a primary focus on Third World women. Considers the interaction of local and global forces in creating change (both positive and negative) and women’s perspectives and activism for promoting social equality.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  
    Notes Satisfies International and Foreign Culture Requirement.
  
  • WMST 476 - Feminism and Activism


    Presents selected activist movements across the political spectrum. Includes nineteenth century abolitionism, women’s rights and twentieth century socialism and feminism. Also examines movements for social change from the right and left.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  
  
  • WMST 477 - Critical Race Feminism


    Examination of feminist theories put forward by women of color. Topics include critical race feminist approaches to race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexuality, language, immigration, and labor.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  
    Notes Satisfies Multicultural Requirement.
  
  • WMST 482 - Women in the Performing Arts


    (Same as  .) Explores the contributions by women to the performing arts of dance, music, and theater/film. Integrates the socioeconomic and historic factors that helped shape the artists’ intentions and contributions.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   .
  
  • WMST 483 - Feminist Issues in the Popular Arts


    (Same as  .) Explores feminist issues found by female “pop” artists in the performing arts of dance, music, and theater/film from the 1940s to the present.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites     .
  
  • WMST 488 - Bodies, Sex, and Health


    Examines the impact of social, economic, scientific, and political issues on women’s mental and physical health. Particularly recommended for students contemplating careers in medicine, counseling, social work, or public health. Includes structural analysis, advocacy, and ethical implications, as well as gender, race, class, and sexuality.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites   or  .
  
  • WMST 490 - Special Topics


    Intensive study of a major topic in women’s studies.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites  .
    May be repeated to a maximum of twelve credits.
  
  • WMST 491A - Women in the Ancient World


    (Same as  .) Explores women’s varied roles in the ancient Near East, Greece and Rome. Examination of women’s participation in religion, politics and the family as well as representations of women in myth, art, philosophy, medicine, and literature.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Six credits of history.
  
  • WMST 491B - Women in Medieval Culture and Society


    (Same as  .) Explores medieval women’s experiences as religious leaders, workers, queens, and ladies of the manor, and as mothers, wives and daughters. Special attention paid to women’s voices expressed in letters and autobiography, literature, historical records and art.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Six credits of history.
  
  • WMST 492A - Women in Early Modern Europe


    (Same as  .) Explores the roles of women during the Renaissance, Reformation, and the early modern period. Topics include women and work, women’s participation in the creation of culture and religion, and the European witch-hunts.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Six credits of history.
  
  • WMST 492B - Women’s Role in European History, 1750-1970


    (Same as  .) Analysis and interpretation of women’s roles in the modern world. Topics include the emergence of feminism and the international women’s movement; the impact of industrialization on work and the family; constructions of gender, sexuality and motherhood.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Six credits of history.
  
  • WMST 495 - Special Topics in Gender and History


    (Same as  .) Study of a selected topic concerning gender and history.

    Credits 3
    Prerequisites Six credits of history.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • WMST 497 - Feminist Praxis


    Capstone course where majors complete a project embodying the principles of feminist praxis and synthesize knowledge of women’s studies, develop their own definition of feminist praxis, develop skills useful in post-undergraduate years, define a response to patriarchy, and develop alternative practices.

    Credits 4
    Prerequisites     and  .
  
  • WMST 498 - Internship in Women’s Studies


    Students interact in a work or social setting that presents issues related to women. Arranged in consultation with the chair of women’s studies.

    Credits (1-6)
    Prerequisites Upper-division standing.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
  
  • WMST 499 - Independent Study


    Independent study of special topics selected in consultation with the chair of women’s studies.

    Credits (1-6)
    Prerequisites Consent of chair.
    May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.
 

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