May 21, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Spanish

  
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    SPAN 460 - Writing for Advanced Spanish (3 credits)


    (Prereq: SPAN 315 ) This course provides students all the tools they need to write successfully in Spanish in academic and non-academic settings, and to become better writers both inside and outside the Spanish classroom. Class format includes intensive writing and continued development of reading and writing skills. Reading ability will be developed as a means to improve writing. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish. F.
  
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    SPAN 480 - Capstone: Advanced Topics in Literature and Culture (3 credits)


    (Prereq: SPAN 340  or equivalent) Intensive study and analysis of a notable author or authors, literary trends or selected cultural topics. Emphasis may be placed on one or more of the various forms of artistic, cultural or linguistic expressions. Consolidate and further the skills developed in the Spanish major.
  
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    SPAN 495 - Internship (3 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the department chair) This is a guided internship and requires 120 hours of outside work, a journal, and a final evaluation paper. Students must have permission of the department chair before applying for internship. Application for the internship can be obtained without receiving permission from the department chair. Students are professionally supervised in an organization while working 120 hours during a semester (12 weeks at 10 hours per week). The application states the course’s objective, requirements, and grading procedures. A contract between the student and the facility or organization where the internship will take place is signed by all parties - the student faculty supervisor, chair of the department, and the dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts. During the internship period, students are required to maintain a journal. Interim and final reports are sent to the organization by the coordinator of internships.

Statistics

  
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    STAT 201 - Elementary Statistics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 130 , MATH 130I , or MATH 139 ) (Coreq: STAT 201L ) An introductory course in the fundamentals of modern statistical methods. Topics include descriptive statistics, introduction to probability, random variables and sampling distribution, linear regression and correlation, testing of hypothesis concerning one and two population samples, confidence interval estimation of parameters and introduction to one way ANOVA (analysis of variance). Primarily for students in the field of science who need basic knowledge of statistics. Students may not receive credit for this course if credit has been received from any of the following courses: CBAD 291 , or PSYC 225 . F, S, Su.
  
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    STAT 201L - Elementary Statistics Computer Laboratory (1 credit)


    (Coreq: STAT 201 ) The computer laboratory involves exercises and/or lectures accompanying STAT 201 . Students will use various statistical software. Laboratory exercises are designed to analyze data using appropriate tests/methods introduced in STAT 201 . F, S, Su.
  
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    STAT 315 - Regression Analysis (3 credits)


    (Prereq: STAT 201 , CBAD 291 , or PSYC 225  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course, which provides an in-depth coverage of regression analysis, is suitable as a second course in statistics. Topics include correlation, simple and multiple linear regression, method of least squares, model building and diagnostic checking, hypothesis testing, outliers, influence, multicollinearity, transformations, categorical regressors, and logistic regression. Examples and case studies are drawn from the sciences and business. Computers and statistical software will be used extensively. F, odd years.
  
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    STAT 316 - Experimental Design I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: STAT 201 , CBAD 291 , or PSYC 225  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course offers in depth coverage of one and two way ANOVA. Topics include model statements, assumption checks and remedial measures, inference for factor level and treatment level means, inference for contrasts and multiple testing, and treatment of interaction terms. Computers and statistical software will be used extensively. F.
  
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    STAT 317 - Nonparametric Statistical Methods (3 credits)


    (Prereq: STAT 201 , CBAD 291 , or PSYC 225  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) Topics include nonparametric analogues to t- and F-tests, ANOVA, regression and correlation, goodness of fit tests, tests of independence, and measures of association. Computers and statistical software will be used extensively. S, even years.
  
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    STAT 318 - Applied Statistical Methods (3 credits)


    (Prereq: STAT 201 , CBAD 291 , or PSYC 225  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course covers issues and methods for biological, marine and health sciences. Topics include study design, hypothesis testing, linear models, multivariate methods, analysis of rates and proportions, analysis of survival data, logistic regression, and log-linear models. Examples and case studies are drawn from biology, marine science and health-related fields. Computers and statistical software will be used extensively. S.
  
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    STAT 319 - Categorical Data Analysis (3 credits)


    (Prereq: STAT 201 , CBAD 291 , or PSYC 225  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) A first course in the analysis of discrete data including two-dimensional tables, the log linear model, goodness-of-fit of the model, measures of dependence, three and higher dimensional tables, hierarchical models, model selection, ordered categories, logit model, and introduction to Bayesian analysis of categorical data. Computers and statistical software will be used extensively. S, odd years.
  
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    STAT 320 - Experimental Design II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in STAT 316 ) This course offers advanced topics in experimental design. These topics include, but are not limited to, split plot designs, repeated measures, nested designs, advanced topics in block designs, and advanced topics in factorial designs. Computers and statistical software will be used extensively. S.
  
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    STAT 321 - SAS Basics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: STAT 201  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) This course covers topics that are tested on the SAS Certified Base Programmer exam. Topics include, but are not limited to, importing and exporting raw data files, manipulating and transforming of data sets, combining SAS data sets and creating summary reports using SAS procedures. Computers and statistical software are used extensively. S.
  
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    STAT 323 - Sampling Design and Analysis (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in STAT 201 ) This course highlights important areas of survey design and analysis. Design of the survey instrument and its distribution are covered. The impacts of nonresponse and other types of bias are discussed. Tools are given for summarizing and conducting inference on some of the most common designs including stratified and cluster sampling. Extensive use of software. S, odd years.
  
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    STAT 399 - Independent Study/Internship in Statistics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: STAT 412 ) Directed study of specific topics or supervised work as part of an approved internship. F.
  
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    STAT 412 - Statistical Inference I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 161 ) Sample spaces, probability, random variables, distributions. S.
  
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    STAT 413 - Statistical Inference II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in STAT 412 ) Point and interval estimation, tests of hypothesis, limiting distributions, order statistics. Offered as needed.
  
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    STAT 414 - Time Series Analysis (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in STAT 412 ) This course is an introduction to models and graphical analyses for data, which are generated sequentially. Topics include basic models (white noise, AR, random walks), time series regression and forecasting. Extensive use of software.  F, even years.
  
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    STAT 415 - Introduction to Bayesian Statistics (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in STAT 412 ) This course presents an in-depth introduction to the Bayesian paradigm. A study of Bayes’ Rule introduces students to likelihood functions, posterior and prior distributions. Bayesian inference including proportions, means and regression are explored in comparison to the frequentist approach. Extensive use of software. S, even years.
  
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    STAT 419 - Actuarial Mathematics I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in STAT 412  or permission of the instructor) Survival distributions and life tables, life insurance, annuities, benefit analysis risk theory. Offered as needed.
  
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    STAT 420 - Statistical Computing (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in STAT 412 , or STAT 201  and grade of ‘C’ or better in MATH 161 ) This course introduces key topics in statistical programming including techniques for random number generation, Monte-Carlo and MCMC methods, and bootstrapping. S, even years.

Swain Scholars

  
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    SWNS 301 - Swain Scholars I (1 credit)


    (Prereq: must be a current Swain Scholar) Preparatory classroom experiences to improve the capacity of Swain Scholars to impact community health by engaging in health promotion outreach activities in conjunction with local health agencies. This class is automatically offered for honors credit.
  
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    SWNS 302 - Swain Scholars II (2 credits)


    (Prereq: must be a current Swain Scholar) Second phase of Swain Scholars program to focus on implementation of community health outreach activities. Community health outreach will address an area of identified need with one or more community partners. Scholars provide outreach service and education of specified community sites and in the Coastal Carolina University community. This class is automatically offered for honors credit.
  
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    SWNS 401 - Swain Scholars III: Community Health Education Initiative (1 credit)


    (Prereq: must be a current Swain Scholar) Leadership and mentoring experiences to increase capacity of Swain Scholars to improve community health. Swain Scholars will engage in either a health-related research based track with a Coastal Carolina University faculty member or a project-based track with a health-related agency. This class is automatically offered for honors credit. F.
  
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    SWNS 402 - Swain Scholars IV: Community Health Education Initiative (2 credits)


    (Prereq: must be a current Swain Scholar) Continuation of leadership, mentoring, and supervised research or outreach-based project to improve community health. Emphasis will be placed on building the capacity of Swain Scholars to conduct health-related research and articulate findings. This class is automatically offered for honors credit. S.

Teaching Fellows Program

  
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    TFP 102 - Teaching Fellows Special Topics in Education Seminar (1 credit)


    (Prereq: Teaching Fellow Status and UNIV 110 -or equivalent) This course focuses on the study of leadership and the leadership skills of effective leaders and teachers. Topics include leadership styles, valuing diversity, defining leadership in the community/classroom, and factors that influence/contribute to effective teacher leadership. Pass/Fail grading only. S.
  
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    TFP 201 - Teaching Fellows Special Topics in Education Seminar (0-1 credits)


    (Prereq: Teaching Fellows status and TFP 102 ) This course focuses on the study of leadership and the leadership skills of effective leaders and teachers. Topics include leadership styles, valuing diversity, defining leadership in the community/classroom, and factors that influence/contribute to effective teacher leadership. Pass/Fail grading only. F.
  
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    TFP 202 Q - Molding and Enriching the Teacher Leader (0 to 1 credit)


    (Prereq: TFP 102 , TFP 201 , and permission of the instructor) This course focuses on the study of leadership and the leadership skills of effective leaders and teachers. Topics include qualities of an effective teacher, classroom management strategies, how to give constructive feedback in the classroom, decision making based on students’ needs, and identifying qualities of leadership in preservice teachers. S.
  
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    TFP 301 Q - Building Multi-Cultural Experiences and Language Acquisition Skills in Teacher Leaders (0 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: TFP 102 , TFP 201 , TFP 202 , and permission of the instructor) A continuation of the study of leadership and the leadership skills of effective leaders and teachers. This course focuses on the study of leadership and the leadership skills of effective leaders and teachers. Topics will include ways to: assist the development of English language learners, work with diverse populations, appreciate different cultural and economic backgrounds, and promote multicultural awareness as it will relate to future classroom experience. S.

Theater

  
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    THEA 100 - Common Hour (0 credits)


    Weekly meetings for theatre and musical theatre majors to discuss theatre issues including but not limited to audition strategies, head shots, career options and planning, workshop opportunities, etc. F, S.
  
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    THEA 101 - Introduction to Theatre Art (3 credits)


    Understanding and criticism of dramatic literature, history, and production. F, S.
  
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    THEA 114 - Fundamentals of Dance (2 credits)


    Introduction to Dance is an entry level course in ballet and jazz dance techniques, geared toward the student who has spent little to no time in the study of dance. The class will incorporate warm-up, physical conditioning and stamina training, as well as the basics of partner dancing and dance audition techniques. This course may be repeated up to three times for credit. F.
  
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    THEA 130 - Principles of Dramatic Analysis (3 credits)


    (=THEA 130H ) This course is designed to cultivate students understanding of contemporary cultural/literary theories, critical evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of dramatic literature and performance. The class emphasizes traditional and non-traditional canons of dramatic literature, traditional structures and forms of drama and cultural arguments within their literary, historical and philosophical contexts.
  
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    THEA 142 - The Speaking Voice (3 credits)


    The course is designed to develop a clear and expressive speaking voice for performance and communication. Work includes exercises to reduce tension, enhance confidence, increase clarity and improve the quality of the voice. Learning is accomplished though conceptual study (reading, discussion, writing assignments and/or tests), in-class exercises, individual practice, and performance of text.
  
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    THEA 149 - Acting for Non-Majors (3 credits)


    Introduction to acting through exercises, improvisations and scene study that involve public performance as well as the development of communication skills.
  
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    THEA 150 - Acting I (3 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) Acting I is a studio course in the foundational techniques of acting. The course explores the demands and conventions of realistic acting. Using a variety of individual and group exercises the student will develop actor skills through exploration of work on the self and work on the role. Students will create and develop character using vocal and physical exploration, script analysis, and the active pursuit of objectives among others. Participants in this course will perform improvisations, monologues and scenes. Written work will include character analyses, text analyses, and critical review of outside performances. S.
  
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    THEA 153 - Introduction to Theatre Technology (3 credits)


    Students will be introduced to emerging technology unique to the live entertainment industry including lighting, sound, projection, video and show control. The class will focus on installation technique, basic systems operational control theory, and electrical theory. Lectures in conjunction with lab exercises provide students with the skills required to install and operate basic live entertainment technology. S.
  
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    THEA 154 - Introduction to Costuming (3 credits)


    Basic principles of costume design and construction and survey of selected historical periods in costume history.
  
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    THEA 155 - Stagecraft (3 credits)


    A beginning course in the principles and practice of stagecraft.
  
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    THEA 160 - Acting I Studio (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 150 ) Acting I Studio is a studio based course that builds upon the learned vocabulary in Acting I by applying the acting training to selected monologues. Students will investigate the actor’s work in research, preparation for rehearsal and application of techniques to a series of monologues. Students work will be showcased in a Spring Monologue Showcase. S.
  
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    THEA 171 - Stage Auditions (1 credit)


    A beginning study of audition methods, including material selection, role preparation, and casting presentation.
  
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    THEA 174 - Ballet I (2 credits)


    This course focuses on the fundamentals of classical Ballet technique, providing to students a basic understanding and awareness of Ballet terminology and physical vocabulary. The goal is to establish proper body alignment and technique as well as implement an expressive performance quality in the studio. This course is repeatable for credit up to three times. F, S.
  
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    THEA 175 - Jazz I (2 credits)


    Introduction to the style, technique, and rhythmic structures of Jazz dance.
  
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    THEA 176 - Tap I (2 credits)


    Introduction to the fundamental principles of tap.
  
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    THEA 201 - World Performance Traditions (3 credits)


    This course will document and trace the phenomenon of performances as a part of human culture. Observing the earliest roots of performance in ancient societies, the course will follow the evolution of performance as realized through storytelling, theatre, dance, musical performance and other representational modes.
  
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    THEA 212 - Music Skills for Actors (2 credits)


    (Prereq: MUS 170  and MUS 171 ) Restricted to BFA Musical Theatre majors and by permission of the instructor. This course is designed to build and refine your musicianship, the ability to hear, perceive, understand, learn, and perform music. Specific focus will be placed on the practical applications of both aural and visual music theory skills commonly seen in the world of musical theatre. Basic and advanced rhythmic exercises, sight-singing, rhythmic, melodic and harmonic dictation, and tonal harmony will all be studied within the confines of musical theatre. F.
  
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    THEA 220 - Theatre Laboratory (1 credit)


    Supervised participation in theatre production. No formal class meetings. This course may be repeated for credit, but no more than four credits may be applied toward the departmental major. F, S.
  
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    THEA 221 - Laboratory, Musical Theatre Performance (1 credit)


    Supervised performance in musical theatre production or music ensemble.
  
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    THEA 230 - Complete Stage Makeup (2 credits)


    An introduction to the complexities of makeup, this course is specially designed to require the student to become familiar with basic makeup procedures and complex prosthetic makeup application, and will culminate in the student’s application in his or her projects.
  
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    THEA 240 - Voice and Diction (3 credits)


    The analysis, evaluation, and improvement of speech through a study of the anatomy and physiology of the vocal mechanism, voice production, and articulation. Students will learn the International Phonetic Alphabet as a means of improving diction.
  
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    THEA 242 - Vocal Production for the Actor (3 credits)


    (Prereq: B.F.A. Program only or by permission of the instructor) A course in experiential learning, conceptual study and performance to develop the actor’s ability to reveal thought and emotion through the voice. Students will engage in exercises to improve breathing, resonance, range and clarity for the purposes of reducing tension to free the voice for creative expression.
  
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    THEA 245 - Introduction to Physical Theatre (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 250 ) Introduction to Physical Theatre is a studio based course that expands upon the foundations learned in Acting I, Acting I: Studio, Acting II and Acting II: Studio. Students are provided with an opportunity to develop sensitivity, intelligence and strength as physical theatre performers through ongoing practice and exposure to a variety of physical theatre and movement techniques. Students will learn to use compositional tools, develop physically inspired characters and interact with environmental elements through performer-created projects.
  
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    THEA 250 - Acting II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 160 ) A studio course that expands upon the foundations learned in Acting I. The course explores the fundamental techniques of realistic acting through the theories and writings of theatre visionaries such as Konstantin Stanislavski and Uta Hagen. Actors are challenged to apply their knowledge of acting technique through investigation of a shared vocabulary as applied to text. Text analysis will be covered through the investigation of plays from the American Realist genre. This course combines class exercises and scene work to deepen the understanding and playing of action in the realistic mode. F.
  
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    THEA 254 - Rendering for the Theatre (3 credits)


    (Prereq: ARTS 103 ) (Coreq: ARTS 112 ) Introduction to the variety of techniques used to render designs for the stage. Students will learn to communicate their ideas visually through exercises in advanced perspective drawing, painting, costume sketches, and model making. S.
  
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    THEA 255 - Computer Aided Drafting and Design (3 credits)


    (Coreq: THEA 154  or THEA 155 ) An introduction to drafting on the computer. Students will learn how to use basic computer drafting commands to input information, organize, layout of 2D and 3D drafting, with an emphasis on drafting for the theater and entertainment industries. F.
  
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    THEA 260 - Acting II Studio (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 250 , B.F.A. program only, or by permission of the instructor) A studio based course that explores the transformative nature of character development. The integration of character-specific movement, vocal work and personalization are given special attention. Students progress toward integrating the analytical and intuitive components of acting through the rehearsal of selected scenes. S.
  
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    THEA 274 - Ballet II (2 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 174  or permission of the instructor) Intermediate/advanced level training in ballet. This course may be repeated one time for credit.
  
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    THEA 276 - Jazz II (2 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 175  or permission of the instructor) Continued training in Jazz dance at the intermediate/ advanced level. This course may be repeated one time for credit.
  
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    THEA 277 - Tap Dance II (2 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 176  or permission of the instructor) Continued training in Tap dance at the intermediate/advanced level. This course may be repeated one time for credit.
  
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    THEA 288 - Directing I: The Director’s Vision (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in THEA 130 ) History, theory, and principles of directing. Examines director’s role and responsibilities, play selection, conceptualizing, ground plans, blocking.
  
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    THEA 295 - Musical Theatre Scene Study (3 credits)


    The study of performance and acting in the musical theatre. Several performance projects are required, all of which entail singing/acting and movement.
  
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    THEA 299 - Musical Theatre Scene Study Studio (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 150 , THEA 250 , and THEA 295 ) This course builds upon the work begun in THEA 295 Musical Theatre Scene Study that explores the various styles of acting represented in the musical theatre genre. Historic and stylistic significance will be prioritized as students rehearse and perform scenes and sections from the music theatre canon. This studio course focuses primarily on the ensemble element in new and/or established musical plays. S.
  
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    THEA 301 - Repertory for Musical Theatre I (1 credit)


    (Prereq: THEA 212 ) The student will explore and experience the nature of musical theatre and the unique performance demands required to create it at a proficient level. Emphasis will be placed on the initial study of the elements and techniques used to craft process for the musical theatre actor and selection of repertoire to best showcase individual vocal abilities. F, S.
  
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    THEA 302 - Repertory for Musical Theatre II (1 credit)


    (Prereq: THEA 301 ) The continued study of elements and techniques used to craft process for the musical theatre actor and the unique performance demands required to create it at a proficient level. The sustained study of the elements and techniques used to craft process for the musical theatre actor and selection of repertoire to best showcase individual vocal abilities. F, S.
  
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    THEA 321 Q* - Applied Theatre (3 credits)


    This class explores techniques, methodology and history of applied theatre focusing on social change, current events and/or social justice. Class includes experiential learning projects with targeted populations and/or non-profit organizations.
  
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    THEA 322 - Creative Dramatics (3 credits)


    The study and practice of theatre games and exercises as a means of learning to lead groups of all types and ages in an ensemble activity, including keeping a record of target group activities.
  
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    THEA 323 Q* - Topics in Applied Theatre (3 credits)


    This course focuses on the practical application of theatre studies in areas such as community engagement, outreach, and theatre for youth. Course topic(s) are announced and described prior to early registration each semester. Course may include community engagement projects. This course may be repeated up to nine credit hours under different topics. S.
  
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    THEA 329 - Stage Management (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 155  or permission of the instructor) Learn the basics of the art and science of stage management for live theatre. Topics will include script analysis, the audition process, the rehearsal process and strike. Differing styles of stage management as well as different theatrical genres will be presented, discussed, and analyzed.
  
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    THEA 331 - Introduction to Playwriting (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 130  or permission of the instructor) Basic skills of playwriting including exercises in monologues, scenes, and conflict resolution, leading to completion of a one-act play. This course may be repeated once for credit. S.
  
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    THEA 333 - Introduction to Dramaturgy (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 130 ) An exploration of the art, craft, and study of dramaturgy. The question ‘What is a dramaturg?’ will be answered. Who dramaturgs are, how dramaturgs work, and what dramaturgs do will be examined. Learning to think like a dramaturg means learning how to ask questions, when to ask questions - and learning what kind of questions to ask. In this course dramaturgical questions will be asked and answered. F.
  
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    THEA 342 Q - Voice and Speech (3 credits)


    (Prereq: B.F.A. Program only or by permission of the instructor; completion of THEA 242  with a grade of ‘C’ or better) The purpose of this class is to deepen the actor’s ability to express complex thought and true emotion through articulate speech. The class builds on work from Vocal Production for the Actor, solidifying the actor’s ability to perform challenging text. The study of phonetics is used to support these goals, and as the basis for future dialect study.
  
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    THEA 346 - Advanced Stagecraft (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 155 ) Advanced topics in live entertainment technology, including: advanced rigging techniques, show control, production planning, electronic controls, pneumatics, hydraulics, structural design for the stage, welding, and other state-of-the-art technologies. Student will focus on conversion of entertainment design to construction drawings and fabrication to installation. S, odd years.
  
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    THEA 347 - Principles of Sound Design (3 credits)


    (Prereq or Coreq: THEA 153 ) This course provides an in depth exploration to the theory and practice of theatrical acoustics, and fundamentals of design. Through class lectures, projects, and laboratory experience the student can expect an understanding of the equipment and techniques used in live entertainment sound design. By the end of the course, the student should have an advanced understanding of sound in relation to live entertainment design. F, even years.
  
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    THEA 348 - Digital Design for Live Entertainment


    (Prereq or Coreq: THEA 153 ) The course will focus on creating digital performance media through script, technology advancements, and production analysis. Students will gain practical application through digital rendering, video production and exploration of common software used in live entertainment. The class will explore both the creation of content and the complex presentation of content for live entertainment. S, even years.
  
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    THEA 350 - Acting III (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 260 , B.F.A. program only, or by permission of the instructor) A studio course that expands upon the foundations learned in Acting I, Acting I: Studio and Acting II, Acting II: Studio. Actors are challenged to explore elements of character and style through the study of the Non-Realist genre. Students broaden their knowledge of acting as they approach material that makes increased demands on their physical, vocal, technical and imaginative resources. The techniques for character development, the pursuit of action and the understanding of text will be employed in the realm of a modernist approach to theatre. Topics may be drawn from contemporary, modern and avant-garde drama. F.
  
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    THEA 351 - Costume Construction (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 154 ) Uses of materials and techniques for stage costume including patterning, advanced constructions, crafts, and millinery.
  
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    THEA 352 - Costume Design (3 credits)


    Methods and principles of costume design with projects in both modern and period styles. Includes research methods, design conceptualizations, organization, communicating ideas through images, and play analysis for the costume designer.
  
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    THEA 355 - Scene Design (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 255 ) A studio course looking at design theory, history and contemporary design styles. Several projects will help to develop the drawing, drafting, rendering and model making skills of the student necessary to visually communicate design concepts to a director and other members of the production team.
  
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    THEA 356 - Lighting Design (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 255 ) Principles and theory of theatrical lighting design, including design process and execution, equipment and online request, script analysis and color theory.
  
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    THEA 357 - Scene Painting (3 credits)


    Studio projects designed to develop and practice basic skills needed in painting stage scenery. Fee.
  
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    THEA 358 - Properties Design and Construction (3 credits)


    Uses of materials and techniques for the beginning properties designer and builder, including sections on carpentry, plastics, soft goods and upholstery.
  
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    THEA 359 - Special Topics in Technical Theatre (3 credits)


    Rotating topics in technical theatre such as millinery, CAD drafting, computer-aided rendering, advanced patterning, etc.
  
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    THEA 361 - Theatre History and Literature I (3 credits)


    Traces major developments in theatre production and dramatic literature from their beginnings to the mid-17th century. Lecture, student presentation.
  
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    THEA 362 - Theatre History and Literature II (3 credits)


    Traces major developments in theatre production and dramatic literature from the mid-17th century to the 20th century.
  
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    THEA 363 - Musical Theatre History (3 credits)


    A survey of the playwrights, composers, directors, choreographers, performers, and productions of the American musical theatre from its European beginnings to the present; specific works are studied.
  
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    THEA 364 - Acting III Studio (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 350 , B.F.A. Program only, or by permission of the instructor) An advanced studio-based course in acting techniques and styles that explores alternatives to realism. Through extensive scene work, the course investigates the demands of specific playwrights’ works that create a non-realistic world view. S.
  
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    THEA 368 - Acting for the Camera (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 350  or THEA 295 ) This is a course that explores the fundamental techniques of working in front of the camera. Through practical application of acting exercises, individual work and scene work the student will learn techniques that will release them into performance. Instruction includes focus on technical language of film and television in addition to established acting techniques. Upon completion of the course, students receive a “reel” of the work accomplished during the semester. F.
  
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    THEA 372 - Movement for the Actor (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 150 ) The course will provide an introduction to current ideas in movement theory. Students will gain basic physical skills needed for acting: breath control, relaxation, flexibility and manipulation of the body at rest and in motion. In addition, this course will explore a method of training actors and their collaborators to develop a language of movement and sound based on the elements of time and space. F.
  
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    THEA 376 - Musical Theatre Dance Styles (2 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 274 , THEA 276 , and THEA 277  or permission of the instructor) The study and application of the choreographic styles of several leading Musical Theatre choreographers as well as student practice in choreography for the Musical Theatre. S.
  
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    THEA 377 - Dance Company (1 to 3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 174 , THEA 175  or THEA 176 ) Practical studio work in dance technique and choreography with rehearsal in preparation for performance opportunities.
  
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    THEA 388 - Directing II (3 credits)


    (Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in THEA 288 ) This course will build on the fundamentals of Directing I and cover the director’s approach to text analysis and articulation of ideas as they relate to the process of staging a play. Directorial concepts, relationship of actor to director and staging and rehearsal techniques will be studied and implemented culminating in a final scene or one-act presentation. S.
  
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    THEA 395 - International Theatre Experience (3 credits)


    (Prereq: junior standing) A critical and historical survey of world theatre, culminating in a trip to a major world city. Focus will be on culture, performance and society. This course may be repeated once for credit if the destination changes.
  
  
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    THEA 401 - Repertory for Musical Theatre III (1 credit)


    (Prereq: THEA 302 ) The advanced study of elements and techniques used to craft process for the musical theatre actor and the unique performance demands required to create it at a proficient level. F, S.
  
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    THEA 425 - World Dramatic Literature (3 credits)


    (=ENGL 425 ) A critical and historical survey of the cardinal works of dramatic literature across the epochs of theatrical performance. The course accents analysis and interpretation.
  
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    THEA 429 - Theatre Management (3 credits)


    (Prereq: permission of the instructor) Problems involved in organizing, administering, and promoting the non-professional theatre.
  
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    THEA 442 - Actor’s Voice Lab (3 credits)


    (Prereq: B.F.A. Program only or by permission of instructor) The goal of this class is further development of the actor’s expressive voice. The purpose is to support the actor’s training in performing classical drama or other challenging texts, and to address individual vocal challenges. Learning is accomplished through class exercises, individual coaching, individual practice and performance. Class meets as a group, and in individually scheduled sessions.
  
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    THEA 445 - Physical Theatre Studio (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 245 ) This course is designed as a continuation of THEA 245 Physical Theatre and builds on the skills introduced and developed. The course is a studio course where students are presented with an opportunity to integrate elements of physicality into a variety of scripted and non-scripted performance situations. This work occurs through ongoing practice and pedagogy.
  
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    THEA 450 - Acting IV (3 credits)


    (Prereq: THEA 364 , B.F.A. program only, or by permission of the instructor) The course explores the fundamental techniques of elevated text work. By studying the demands and conventions of classical plays, the actor will be challenged to apply learned techniques and, in addition, develop an approach to elevated text. Extensive text analysis, including examination of verse structure and scansion, will be used in combination with class exercises. Students will utilize the work from preceding acting courses and will understand its connection to classical performance. The work will culminate in monologue, sonnet, or scene work. F.
  
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    THEA 451 - Design Survey (3 credits)


    Students research various trends in the history and contemporary practice of theatrical design as well as critiquing a current professional production. Fee.
  
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    THEA 452 - Projects in Design (2 credits)


    Supervised design in one area for a main stage production. This course may be repeated for credit.
 

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