309 Contemporary Public Speech Communication: Concepts and Cases (3)
Study of rhetorical principles employed in addresses by contemporary leaders concerning significant current questions: practice in the application of rhetorical principles in speeches and oral reports. On demand.
331 Directing I (3)
Basic elements of play directing: play analysis, director-actor communication, and the uses of improvisation. Each students will direct a short scene and participate in diagnostic criticism. Formerly 317. Fall semester. Prerequisites: Theatre and Speech 143, 255, 257, and approval of instructor. Corequisite: Theatre and Speech 300r or 400r.
340 Theatre Arts for Children (1)
Implementation of discipline-based theatre arts concepts and creative drama techniques for the child. Laboratories in addition to regularly scheduled classes will be included. Fall and Spring semester. Prerequisites: Theatre and Speech 115, Psychology 221 OR Human Ecology 240, Music 111, Art 301. Corequisites Music 340, Art 340.
343 History of Costume (3)
Study of wearing apparel, principally in the western world from ancient Egypt to the present with a particular emphasis on clothing as a reflection of the cultural milieu. Formerly 313. Spring semester alternate years.
400r Performance and Production (1)
Upper division laboratory course in all aspects of theatre performance and production. Projects assigned in departmental productions and workshops. Every semester. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of 300r and approval of department head. Graded by faculty jury. May be repeated only once for credit.
412 Theatre for Youth (3)
All phases of producing plays for or by junior audiences examined, including the techniques of creative dramatics. On demand.
423 Advanced Problems in Acting (3)
Further development of the actors instrument with emphasis upon performance style in the theatre. Spring semester alternate years. Prerequisites: Theatre and Speech 151, 221, 2 semesters of 200r and/or approval of instructor. Pre- or Corequisite: Theatre and Speech 300r.
431 Directing II (3)
Directing of short scenes for laboratory presentation and participation in diagnostic criticism. Spring semester. Prerequisite: Theatre and Speech 331 and approval of instructor. Corequisite: Theatre and Speech 300r or 400r.
450r Topics in Drama and Theatre (3)
Study of dramatic genres, dramaturgy, playwrights, theatre and performance theory, applications and/or interpretations by theatre artists. A specified topic will be listed in course schedule. On demand. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit when specified topics differ.
457 Conceptual Foundations of the Modern Theatre (3)
Studies in the concepts of selected playwrights, directors, and designers who helped to shape the directions of the twentieth-century theatre and its drama. Spring semester alternate years. Prerequisite: approval of instructor.
459 Playwrights Workshop (2)
Use of rehearsal, performance, and production process for the development of student writing for the stage. On demand. Prerequisites: Theatre and Speech 259r, 331, 300r and/or approval of instructor.
461r Directed Studies in Advanced Production (1-4)
Advanced problems in design and technical theatre. On demand. Prerequisite: approval of department head. May be repeated for credit.
463r Directed Studies in Advanced Performance (1-4)
Advanced problems in acting, directing, and musical theatre. On demand. Prerequisite: approval of department head. May be repeated for credit.
465r Directed Studies in Theatre Education (1-4)
Problems in teaching theatre, creative drama, arts integration, etc., to K-12 students. On demand. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Head. May be repeated for up to six hours credit.
480 Theatre and Feminism (3)
Readings, discussion and writing about a wide variety of plays by modern feminist playwrights. On demand. Prerequisite: English 121. May be registered as English 480 or Womens Studies 480. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses.
485 Film Topics (3)
Directors, genres, styles, or theories of film studied by viewing and analyzing representative films. On demand.
495r Departmental Honors (1-3 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
On demand. See Departmental Honors.
497r Research (1-4)
498r Individual Studies (1-4)
499r Group Studies (1-4)
University Honors Program
Professor Gregory ODea, Director
Enrollment in courses taught in the curriculum of the University Honors Program is restricted to members of the University Honors Program. The following courses make up the required curriculum for all members.
University Honors 100r (0)
University Honors 101 (6)
University Honors 102 (6)
University Honors 120 (3)
University Honors 200r (0)
University Honors 214 (3)
At least 4 hours from University Honors 103, 104, 105, 106 or 199
3 hours from University Honors 216, 217, 218, 219
University Honors 300r (0)
University Honors 315 (3)
University Honors 316 (3)
University Honors 400r (0)
Departmental Honors 495r (4)