Jun 29, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SYG - Sociology, General

  
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    SYG 2000 - Introduction to Sociology


    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces undergraduate students to the discipline of sociology. During the semester, we will analyze sociological theories, core concepts, and issues through readings, lectures, discussions, films, and hands-on research assignments.

    Course Attribute(s): SMSS - Social Sciences, SPSS - Social Sciences, SMEL - General Education Elective, SGES - General Education Core Social Sciences, CASB - Social & Behavioral Sciences

  
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    SYG 2010 - Contemporary Social Problems


    Credit(s): 3
    This course introduces students to a sociological understanding of “contemporary social problems.” Drawing on such concepts as culture, deviance and social institutions, we will analyze varying definitions, causes and solutions to these problems.

    Course Attribute(s): CASB - Social & Behavioral Sciences

  
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    SYG 3011 - Social Problems Through Film


    Credit(s): 3
    Examines, through films, how sociologists define and study social problems, and investigates the role of the popular media in the construction of social problems. Explores the solutions aimed at social problems in a comparative, international perspective.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .
  
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    SYG 3235 - Latina/Latino Lives


    Credit(s): 3
    An exploration of the experiences of Latinas and Latinos in the United States. Examines such sociological themes as oppression, migration, work, family, activism, spirituality, and sexuality through short stories, poetry, and scholarly research.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, WRIN - Writing Intensive Capstone, SMCD - Community Engagement & Diversity Pillar

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .

SYO - Social Organization

  
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    SYO 3120 - Sociology of Families


    Credit(s): 3
    With a goal to understand American families in the present, this course will examine variations in family types by social class, race, ethnicity, and historical era. Exploration of current controversies about how families should be organized and about what they should do for their members as well as social policies related to families.

  
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    SYO 3200 - Sociology of Religion


    Credit(s): 3
    An examination of the meanings of religion lived in experiences in the contemporary United States. Includes the construction and maintenance of religious meanings and communities, the impact of those meanings and communities on daily lives, use and impact of religious discourse in daily lives, social movements motivated by religious beliefs.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYO 3460 - Sociology of the Media


    Credit(s): 3
    Imparts a familiarity with and working knowledge of the main theories, research, and findings in the sociology of the media. Fosters critical thinking abilities by applying this sociological knowledge to the deconstruction of media images.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .
  
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    SYO 3530 - Social Inequalities in a Global Society


    Credit(s): 3
    Introduction to the major concepts and theories used to explain inequality. The topics of race, gender, and sexual orientation will be treated in relation to class, rather than as a parallel dimension of stratification.

  
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    SYO 4204 - Religion and Immigration


    Credit(s): 3
    This course examines: 1) how immigrant communities have been, and are currently, influenced by religion; and 2) how immigrant communities have transformed, and are currently transforming, the religious landscape of the U.S.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYO 4250 - Sociology of Education


    Credit(s): 3
    Application of sociological theory to the social institution of education. Primary attention directed toward the social organization of educational systems.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYO 4400 - Medical Sociology


    Credit(s): 3
    The study of disease and the sick person including the analysis of health practices, beliefs, and practitioners, the hospital as an organization, the cost, financing, and politics of health care.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYO 4430 - Disability and Society


    Credit(s): 3
    Examination of the applicability of sociological concepts to the experience of disability, and of disability as a means to a better understanding of the nature of social experience.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, WRIN - Writing Intensive Capstone

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYO 4534 - Poverty and Society


    Credit(s): 3
    Explores poverty by looking at the United States and selected less developed countries around the world. Utilizing sociological theories of poverty, different aspects of poverty will be explored.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .
  
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    SYO 4536 - Inequalities and Social Justice


    Credit(s): 3
    This course draws on the insights of the social sciences and the humanities to understand social inequalities in our global age and to formulate “socially just” responses to those inequalities.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 
  
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    SYO 4572 - Hidden Structures of Social Life


    Credit(s): 3
    Communication networks and the social structures that emerge in them constitute the subject matter for this course: structures of internation in informal groups and formal organizations, social networks, and class and stratification structures.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .
  
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    SYO 4573 - Social Networks


    Credit(s): 3
    Examines how relationships among individuals organize larger social systems (such as social groups and communities) and how these patterned relationships impact actors within social systems.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  and STA 2122  or equivalent.

SYP - Social Processes

  
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    SYP 3000 - Social Psychology


    Credit(s): 3
    Course explores social forces shaping individual perceptions/behaviors/personality/identity. Addresses our participation in society, how people influence each other, how we act based on beliefs and why & this is important.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, CASB - Social & Behavioral Sciences, TGEI - Information and Data Literacy

  
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    SYP 3004 - Constructing Social Problems


    Credit(s): 3
    Examination of how activists, media, politicians, and scientists construct public images of social problems; analysis of the process of forming social policy and how public images of social problems shape the characteristics of social service agencies.

  
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    SYP 3060 - Sociology of Sexualities


    Credit(s): 3
    Explores the interactions, among and between people, and people and institutions that form the boundaries through which sexualities are understood in the United States. Addresses interactions with and within medical and religious institutions, racial/ethnic cultures, families and popular culture.

  
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    SYP 3562 - Family Violence


    Credit(s): 3
    An exploration of the complexity of the causes and consequences of physical and emotional violence among family members. Topics include the meanings and behaviors of violence, the process of help-seeking, and social interventions for offenders and victims. Open to nonmajors.

  
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    SYP 4012 - Emotions in Society


    Credit(s): 3
    Examines the theories, concepts, and larger social contexts of emotions, and investigates sociological research on feelings such as anger and fear; pride and shame; love, friendship and sympathy; sadness and depression; grief and loss.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .
  
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    SYP 4111 - Identity and Community


    Credit(s): 3
    This course is a sociological examination of the meanings of identity in the post-modern era. Topics will include the characteristics of identity at the levels of individuals, institutions, culture, and the processes of identity construction and change.

  
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    SYP 4420 - Consumer Culture


    Credit(s): 3
    The exploration of how Americans’ purchasing behavior connects to larger historical shifts in our economy, including disenchantment, alienation, inequality, and the rise of the credit card society.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, WRIN - Writing Intensive Capstone

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 
  
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    SYP 4510 - Sociological Aspects of Deviance


    Credit(s): 3
    The examination of the social construction of deviance: how deviance is defined, implications of deviance designations. Applications of theories of deviance to questions such as motivations of deviants and implications of criminal justice processing of deviants.

  
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    SYP 4513 - Elite Deviance


    Credit(s): 3
    The course challenges traditional definitions of deviance by examining social harms caused by the very wealthy, corporations, and large organizations such as the federal government.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 
  
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    SYP 4530 - Sociology of Juvenile Delinquency


    Credit(s): 3
    Sociological issues in defining delinquency; the nature of adolescence and delinquency; sociological theories of the causes of delinquency; types and consequences of social control applied to delinquents.

  
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    SYP 4550 - Drugs and Society


    Credit(s): 3
    Explores the social construction of substance use in the United States. Examines individual users and the popular perspectives on the causes of substance use and abuse such as the medical, psychoanalytic, and sociological models.

  
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    SYP 4650 - Sport in Society


    Credit(s): 3
    An examination of the broad issues concerning sport in both a historical and contemporary perspective. Sport will be viewed in relation to social institutions, economic considerations, mass media, and the sport group as a micro-social system.

  
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    SYP 4651 - Gender, Sport, and the Body


    Credit(s): 3
    Explores ways sport in U.S. culture is organized by and used to recreate gender in social interaction. Examines the recent history of women in sport and questions the relationship between masculinity, sport participation and women’s and men’s embodiment.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .
  
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    SYP 4675 - Animals & Society


    Credit(s): 3
    Explores the complex role of non-human animals in human society by exploring how we, as humans, socially construct animals.

    Course Attribute(s): GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000 .
  
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    SYP 4763 - Sociology of Childhood and Youth


    Credit(s): 3
    Examines a variety of issues including: child-rearing; invention of adolescence; child abuse; children’s schooling; juvenile delinquency; dating; children in the movies; children as consumers; youth culture and rebellion; transition into adulthood.

    Prerequisite(s): SYG 2000  or SYG 2010 .

TAX - Taxation

  
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    TAX 4001 - Concepts of Federal Income Taxation


    Credit(s): 3
    Major concepts used in taxation of income by federal government including enactment of tax laws, basic tax research, preparation of basic tax returns and exploration of tax policy issues.

    Prerequisite(s): ACG 2021  with a minimum grade of C, ACG 2071  with a minimum grade of C
    CoPrerequisite(s): ACG 3103  with a minimum grade of C

  
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    TAX 4011 - Federal Tax Accounting II


    Credit(s): 3
    Concepts and Methods of Determining Income for Corporations, Partnerships, Estates and Trusts for Tax purposes: Interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code, Related Regulations, and Tax Advisory Services. Subsequent credit for TAX 5015 is NOT permitted.

    Prerequisite(s): TAX 4001  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Number of Times Repeatable: 1
  
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    TAX 4940 - IRS VITA Tax Practicum


    Credit(s): 3
    This course provides students valuable experience in preparing tax returns and to apply their knowledge of classroom learning. The course consists of two parts: training tutorials and exams, and 75 hours of tax preparation at IRS VITA sites.

    Prerequisite(s): TAX 4001  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    TAX 5015 - Federal Taxation of Business Entities


    Credit(s): 3
    Tax issues encountered by small businesses. Includes tax planning, capital formation and preservation, tax compliance and tax alternatives.

    Prerequisite(s): TAX 4001  with a minimum grade of C

THE - Theatre Studies and General Resources

  
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    THE 2000 - Theater and Culture


    Credit(s): 3
    This course explores the contributions of theater practitioners and audiences to the performance experience, aspects of theater making and an overview of theater history.

    Course Attribute(s): SPHU - Humanities, 6ACP - State Communication Requirement, SGEH - General Education Core Humanities, 6ACM - State Communication Requirement, SMEL - General Education Elective, SMHU - Humanities, CAFA - Fine Arts

  
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    THE 2020 - Introduction to Theatre


    Credit(s): 3
    An introduction to the art of theatre as part of the larger context of the nature of art itself. The approach will be both chronological and multi-cultural. Required of all theatre majors.

  
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    THE 2252 - Great Performances on Film


    Credit(s): 3
    This class traces the evolution of acting styles as evidenced through 100 years of cinema, and explores how movies and actors have mirrored or influenced cultural, political, and social change.

    Course Attribute(s): HHCP - Human Historical Context & Process, CAFA - Fine Arts

  
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    THE 2305 - Script Analysis


    Credit(s): 3
    This course teaches theatre students the techniques of close reading of dramatic texts.

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2020 .
  
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    THE 3110 - Theatre History I


    Credit(s): 3
    The study of theatrical production in its cultural context, including theatre architecture, scenography, acting and directing from Greek antiquity to the Elizabethan era. Normally fifteen plays will be read.

    Course Attribute(s): HHCP - Human Historical Context & Process, CPST - Capstone Learning Experience

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2020 .
  
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    THE 3111 - Theatre History II


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of theatrical production in its cultural context including theatre architecture, scenography, acting and directing from Shakespeare to the contemporary stage. Normally fifteen plays will be read.

    Course Attribute(s): HHCP - Human Historical Context & Process, CPST - Capstone Learning Experience

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2020 .
  
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    THE 4174 - New British Theatre and Drama


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of contemporary theatrical practice and key dramatic texts in the British Isles. This course is restricted to majors.

    Course Attribute(s): ELWP - Literature and Writing, 6ACP - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, EMWP - Major Works and Major Issues, 6ACT - State Communication Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2305 
    Restriction(s):
    • Junior Standing

  
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    THE 4180 - Theatre Origins


    Credit(s): 3
    An analysis of the development of theatre out of myth, ritual, and liturgy. Emphasis placed on what attempts to understand the resulting phenomena (e.g. Aristotle’s Poetics) can teach us about the nature of our art. Either THE 4180  or THE 4562  is required of all theatre majors.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement

    Prerequisite(s): THE 3110  or THE 3111  and one of the following: THE 4320, THE 4330 , THE 4360, THE 4401 , THE 4434 , THE 4435, THE 4442, THE 4480 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    THE 4264 - History of Costume


    Credit(s): 3
    A survey of clothing and dress from Ancient Egypt to the 20th Century with an emphasis on cultural and social influences. (A requirement in the design track/costume.)

    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    THE 4283 - Architecture And Decoration


    Credit(s): 3
    A survey of architecture and furniture from ancient Egypt to the 20th Century. (A requirement in the design track/scenic.)

    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    THE 4330 - Shakespeare for the Theatre


    Credit(s): 3
    Study of select Shakespeare plays through current and past performance. Examination of texts, filmed rehearsals, scholarly sources, and commercial movies. Performance required in face to face sections.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, HHCP - Human Historical Context & Process, WRIN - Writing Intensive Capstone

  
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    THE 4401 - American Drama


    Credit(s): 3
    THE 4401  examines seminal American plays and high quality film adaptions derived from them. Each play is examined as a script for performance and as an object in an aesthetic, social and historic context.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, HHCP - Human Historical Context & Process, WRIN - Writing Intensive Capstone

  
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    THE 4434 - Caribbean Theatre


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of plays and popular theatrical forms of the Caribbean including carnival and calypso. The student will investigate the social and political forces that shape the culture of the Caribbean.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, CPST - Capstone Learning Experience

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2305  and THE 3110  or THE 3111 .
  
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    THE 4480 - Drama-Special Topics


    Credit(s): 3
    A study of a significant playwright or grouping of playwrights, e.g. Moliere, Brecht, recent American dramatists.

    Prerequisite(s): THE 3110  or THE 3111 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    THE 4562 - Contemporary Performance Theory


    Credit(s): 3
    A seminar for advanced students focusing on theatrical and dramatic theory in relation to actual stage practice.

    Course Attribute(s): HHCP - Human Historical Context & Process, CPST - Capstone Learning Experience, 6ACT - Gordon Communication Requirement, CST - Capstone, TGEH - High Impact Practice, GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

    Prerequisite(s): THE 3110  or THE 3111  and one from the following: The 4320, THE 4330 , THE 4360, THE 4401 , THE 4434 , THE 4435, THE 4442, THE 4480 .
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing

  
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    THE 4574 - Sport as Performance


    Credit(s): 3
    Students will use contemporary theory to critique and analyze the interconnected elements of athletic and stage performance, including the athlete/artist, stadium/stage and audience/spectator. Spanning topics from the body to the arena, team mascots, professional wrestling and social media, the course will inform and expand our knowledge in both disciplines.

    Course Attribute(s): 6ACT - State Communication Requirement, CPST - Capstone Learning Experience, TGED - Human & Cultural Diversity (also requires two Global Citizens Project learning outcomes), GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

  
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    THE 4593 - Honors Seminar


    Credit(s): 2
    Readings in the literature, history and theory of the stage in preparation for Theatre Honors Practicum. Past topics have included New German Theatre, Popular Theatre, New American Theatre, Jacobean Theatre.

    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Majors Only
    • Junior Standing

    Other Information: Theater honors program.
  
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    THE 4594 - Honors Practicum


    Credit(s): 3
    Honors Practicum grows out of the Honors Seminar and engages students in workshops or production with guest artists. Past artists have included the Free Theatre of Munich, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, playwrights Eric Overmeyer, Jeff Jones and Gary Hill.

    Prerequisite(s): THE 4593 .
  
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    THE 4595 - Honors Thesis


    Credit(s): 1-3
    A practical or written thesis related to the seminar and practicum and approved by the departmental honors committee.

    Prerequisite(s): THE 4594 .
  
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    THE 4905 - Directed Studies


    Credit(s): 1-4
    Independent studies in the various areas of Theatre. Course of study and credits must be assigned prior to registration.

  
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    THE 4930 - Selected Topics In Theatre


    Credit(s): 1-3
    The content of the course will be governed by student demand and instructor interest. May be lecture or class discussion or studio format.

  
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    THE 5909 - Directed Studies


    Credit(s): 1-6
    Independent studies in the various areas of Theatre. Course of study and credits must be assigned prior to registration.

  
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    THE 5931 - Selected Topics In Theatre


    Credit(s): 1-8
    The content of the course will be governed by the student demand and instructor interest. May be lecture or class discussion or studio format.


TPA - Theatre Production and Administration

  
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    TPA 2200 - Introduction to Technical Theatre I


    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory course in technical production including coursework in the areas of scenic construction, theatre production/organization, and sound. Required for Theatre majors. Requires sequential semester enrollment with TPA 2211  and TPA 2291L . Open to non-majors.

    Corequisite(s): TPA 2290L 
  
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    TPA 2211 - Introduction to Technical Theatre II


    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory course in technical production including stage lighting, costume construction, and sound. Required for Theatre majors. Requires sequential semester enrollment with TPA 2200  and TPA 2290L . Open to non-majors.

    Corequisite(s): TPA 2291L 
  
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    TPA 2220 - Introduction to Technical Theatre III


    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory course designed to acquaint students with a working knowledge of the basic skills, equipment and terminology in stage lighting production. Open to non-majors.

    Corequisite(s): TPA 2220L .
  
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    TPA 2220L - Technical Theatre Lab III


    Credit(s): 1
    A practical laboratory providing an understanding of the duties associated with lighting crews through hands on production experiences. Open to non-majors.

    Corequisite(s): TPA 2220 .
  
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    TPA 2248 - Workshop In Stage Makeup


    Credit(s): 1
    Beginning theory and practice in make-up for the stage. Open to non-majors. Theatre majors given preference. A studio course.

  
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    TPA 2290L - Technical Theatre Lab I


    Credit(s): 1
    A practical laboratory involving the pre-performance preparation of all technical aspects of a major production such as: painting, sewing, lighting, and sound. Students are assigned two areas of study per semester. Required of all Theatre majors. Open to non-majors.

    Corequisite(s): TPA 2200 
  
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    TPA 2291L - Technical Theatre Lab II


    Credit(s): 1
    A practical laboratory involving the pre-performance preparation of all technical aspects of a major production such as: painting, sewing, lighting, and sound. Students are assigned two areas of study per semester. Required of all Theatre majors. Open to non-majors.

    Corequisite(s): TPA 2211 
  
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    TPA 2292 - Production Involvement I


    Credit(s): 1
    The rehearsal, construction, and performance of major theatrical works. Assignments are made by a faculty committee following the students completion of a PI request form, available in the Theatre Office, and enrollment in this course.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200 , TPA 2290L , TPA 2211 , TPA 2291L 
  
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    TPA 3007 - Introduction to Design I


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will include lectures, demonstrations, individual student presentations, and studio activities. The course work will provide an introduction to the various aspects of design including: two and three dimensional design, basic presentation and visual communication skills, research, and project analysis/organization.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200 , TPA 2211 , TPA 2290L , and TPA 2291L .
  
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    TPA 3007C - Introduction to Entertainment Design


    Credit(s): 3
    An introductory Theatre and Entertainment Design course, covering Costume, Scenic, Lighting and Sound Design. This course will include lectures, demonstrations, individual student presentations, and group projects.

  
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    TPA 3008 - Introduction to Design II


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will include lectures, demonstrations, individual student presentations, and studio activities. The course work will provide an introduction to the various aspects of design including: two and three dimensional design, basic presentation and visual communication skills, research, and project analysis/organization. Open to non-majors.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3007 .
  
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    TPA 3208 - Drafting and CAD I


    Credit(s): 3
    The course will include lectures, demonstrations, individual student presentations, and studio activities. The course work will provide an opportunity to develop skills and techniques in the visual presentation of various design and technical draftings. Open to non-majors.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200 , TPA 2211 , TPA 2290L  and TPA 2291L .
  
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    TPA 3223 - Lighting: Theory And Practice


    Credit(s): 3
    Intermediate lighting design course concerned with graphic presentations, color theory, design concepts, and practical experience with computer lighting systems. A requirement in the design track/lighting.

  
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    TPA 3223C - Technical Theatre: Lighting


    Credit(s): 3
    Intermediate Lighting Technology for lighting designers, Projection designers, and theatre or entertainment industry electricians. This course engages hands on practical experience with computer lighting, programming, and automation systems.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): TPA 3208  
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    TPA 3231 - Costume Construction


    Credit(s): 3
    A practical course in the drafting of patterns for costuming the actor. Materials, skills, and techniques for construction of costumes and costume accessories will be treated. Included topics are millinery, footwear, jewelry, masks, armor, courtesy; both period and modern.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3208 
  
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    TPA 3231C - Technical Theatre: Costume Construction


    Credit(s): 3
    Intermediate Costume construction techniques. Materials, skills, tools and methods for construction of clothing and garments for entertainment, fashion, and character design will be demonstrated and practiced.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    TPA 3251 - Drafting and CAD II


    Credit(s): 3
    Continuation of TPA 3208 . The course will include lectures, demonstrations, field trip(s), individual student presentations, and studio activities. The course work will provide an opportunity to develop your skills and techniques in the visual presentation of various design and technical draftings. Open to non-majors.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3208 
  
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    TPA 3265 - Sound For The Stage


    Credit(s): 3
    Basic study of audio components, fundamental properties of sound, multiple channel recording, editing, reproduction and reinforcement. Methods and techniques used in theatre to create sound effects.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200 , TPA 2290L , TPA 2211 , and TPA 2291L .
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    TPA 3289C - Technical Theatre I: Scenic Technology


    Credit(s): 3
    Intermediate Scenic Construction techniques and technology are introduced. Topics introduced include stage carpentry, intermediate construction tools and machines, as well as tromp l’oeil painting.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    TPA 3296 - Design Practicum


    Credit(s): 2
    This is a studio/laboratory course in the practical aspects of production. The course is intended to provide realized production experience to the advanced theatre design student in such areas as costume, lighting, and scenic design; stage properties design; technical direction; and theatrical production craft/skill areas. The student will be individually mentored by a faculty member through the process of developing and realizing a production design/craft/skill.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3008 .
  
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    TPA 3601 - Stage Management


    Credit(s): 2
    A practical course in the working organizational function of the stage manager in theatre, dance, opera, and other live performance situations.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200 , TPA 2290L , TPA 2211 , and TPA 2291L .
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    TPA 4011 - Design Studio I


    Credit(s): 3
    TPA 4011  will include studio design project activities in the areas of costume, lighting, and scenic design. The course work will stress the nature of collaborative work and the various stages and processes involved with the development of a design from the first meeting to the final paper/model design.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3008  and TPA 3208  plus two of TPA 3231 , TPA 3221, or TPA 3251 .
  
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    TPA 4011C - Design Studio: Scenic Design


    Credit(s): 3
    Intermediate study and exploration of scenic design processes and techniques. Continued discussion of Script Analysis, Visual Research, Visual Storytelling, Styles, and Stage Mechanics. Refinement of the Design Process as it impacts designing environments.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3007C with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): TPA 3208  
    CoPrerequisite(s): TPA 2200  with a minimum grade of C

    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing
    • Permit Required

  
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    TPA 4013 - Lighting Design


    Credit(s): 3
    A lighting design course concerned with graphic presentations, color theory, design concepts, and practical experience with computer lighting systems, stressing collaborative work and the various stages and processes in lighting design development.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3008  and TPA 3208 
  
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    TPA 4013C - Design Studio: Lighting Design


    Credit(s): 3
    A lighting design course concerned with graphic presentations, color theory, design concepts, and practical experience with computer lighting systems, stressing collaborative work and the various stages and processes in lighting design development.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3007C with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): TPA 2200  
    CoPrerequisite(s): TPA 3208  with a minimum grade of C

    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing
    • Permit Required

  
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    TPA 4045 - Costume Design


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will include studio design project activities in the areas of costume, lighting, and scenic design. The course work will stress the nature of collaborative work and the various stages and processes involved with the development of a design from the first meeting to the final paper/model design. Evaluation of the project will emphasize the process followed in the development of the design including thumbnail/idea sketching, research, and production concept. The course will include seminar (production) discussions, lectures, demonstrations, individual and group work, and individual student presentations.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3008  and THE 4264 
  
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    TPA 4045C - Design Studio: Costume Design


    Credit(s): 3
    Intermediate study of costume and character design for art and entertainment media. Costume design is explored using theatre literature as a basis. Character and costume Design for diverse Entertainment genres is discussed.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3007C with a minimum grade of C
    CoPrerequisite(s): TPA 2200  with a minimum grade of C

    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing
    • Permit Required

  
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    TPA 4077 - Scene Painting


    Credit(s): 2
    A practical course in the painting of stage scenery: media and application.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3007 
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    TPA 4094C - Advanced Entertainment Design


    Credit(s): 4
    An advanced problems class in theatre design. Students explore advanced genres of entertainment design through demonstrations, labs, and collaborative projects. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams. May be offered as a Special Topics Course.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3007C with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing

    Other Information: Number of Times Repeatable: 4
  
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    TPA 4273 - Stage Properties: Techniques And Materials Studio


    Credit(s): 2
    Demonstration of and experience with materials used in construction of stage properties. Modeling of prototypes and basic casting techniques. Organization of shop.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 3007 
    Restriction(s):
    • Majors Only

  
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    TPA 4293 - Production Involvement II


    Credit(s): 1
    The rehearsal, construction, and performance of major theatrical works. Assignments are made by a faculty committee following the student’s completion of a PI request form, available in the Theatre Office, and enrollment in this course.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2292  with a minimum grade of C
  
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    TPA 4298 - Advanced Design Practicum


    Credit(s): 3
    This is a studio/laboratory course in the practical aspects of production. The course is intended to provide realized production experience to the advanced theatre design student in such areas as costume, lighting, and scenic design; stage properties design; technical direction; and theatrical production craft/skill areas. The student will be individually mentored by a faculty member through the process of developing and realizing a production design/craft/skill.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 4011 .
  
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    TPA 4359C - Advanced Theatre Technology


    Credit(s): 4
    Advanced training for students in live entertainment technology. In-depth study and practice of current methodologies and technologies in the field of technical theatre and entertainment design. May be offered as a special topics course.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Senior Standing
    • Junior Standing

    Other Information: Number of Times Repeatable: 4
  
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    TPA 4993C - Portfolio


    Credit(s): 2
    A Senior thesis class focused on preparing a Design & Technology portfolio. Techniques, standards, materials, and career planning will be covered. This course will prepare students for professional interviews and graduate school applications.

    Prerequisite(s): TPA 2200  with a minimum grade of C
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required
    • Junior Standing
    • Senior Standing
    • Majors Only

    Other Information: Number of Times Repeatable: 1

TPP - Theatre Performance and Performance Training

  
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    TPP 2110 - Acting I


    Credit(s): 3
    Exploring the elements basic to acting skills, a participation course. Required of all theatre majors. Open to non-majors.

    Course Attribute(s): GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    TPP 2190 - Studio Theatre Performance I


    Credit(s): 1
    A practical laboratory involving the rehearsal and performance of a major production. Activities may include acting, directing, stage management, and the activities of the performance production crews. Placement by audition. If cast in production student must accept role. Required of all Theatre majors. May be repeated. Open to non-majors with CI.

    Prerequisite(s): TPP 2110 , THE 2020 .
  
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    TPP 2500 - Movement for Actors


    Credit(s): 3
    A laboratory course in various disciplines or systems and understanding the body’s motive powers, with focus on their use for the stage performer.

    Course Attribute(s): GCPC - Global Citizens Project Course

    Prerequisite(s): TPP 2110  
  
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    TPP 3121 - Improvisation I


    Credit(s): 3
    An intensive study in improvisation as an enhancement of the actor’s skill. Exercises and theatre games as flexible forms which accommodate improvisation and physical invention are examined and used to develop group creativity.

    Prerequisite(s): TPP 2110 .
  
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    TPP 3155 - Acting II


    Credit(s): 3
    Identify and investigate the fundamental elements of acting as applied to scene exploration, rehearsal, and presentation.

    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

    Other Information: Audition and all core 2000 level courses.
  
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    TPP 3230 - Laboratory Workshop In Performance


    Credit(s): 3
    The content of the course will be governed by student demand and instructor interest.

    Prerequisite(s): TPP 2110 
    Other Information: Audition. Open to upper level non-majors by audition only.
  
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    TPP 3251C - Acting the Song


    Credit(s): 3
    This course will enable the student to approach music and lyrics from the actor’s point of view. Lyrics are explored as monologues and music is explored as a way to support the emotional life of the character.

    Prerequisite(s): TPP 2110  with a minimum grade of C and Audition
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

  
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    TPP 3252C - Musical Theater Scene Study


    Credit(s): 3
    This course teaches acting for the musical theatre. It addresses why songs occur, how to transition from dialogue to song, and the use of underscoring. it explores these techniques in distinct genres from the Golden Age of Musical Theater to the present.

    Prerequisite(s): TPP 3155 , TPP 3251C  both with a minimum grade of C and audition
    Restriction(s):
    • Permit Required

 

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