May 23, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 The department offers selected courses from this catalog as warranted by student needs and availability of faculty. Specific offerings for each term may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Course Renumbering Project

Effective the Fall 2017 semester, all undergraduate and graduate courses at Oakland University were renumbered from 3 digits to 4 digits.

Most subject codes will remain the same, but the new four-digit course numbers may in some cases be similar to the previous three-digit course numbers and in other cases be different because academic departments have resequenced their course numbers.

Follow this link to the conversion list.

This searchable PDF is a guide to see how the course numbers have changed. Each row represents a course, and the columns represent: the subject code, the previous three-digit course number,and the new four-digit course number for that course, beginning in Fall 2017.

To search this PDF for a specific course using the old number, you can just hit “Control” (or “Command” if on Mac) and “F,” then type in a specific course (e.g. “WRT 160”) to find the new course number .

The following subject codes have changed:

  • Studio Art (SA) changed to (ART)
  • Some English (ENG) courses changed to Creative Writing (CW)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) and Computer and Information Technology (CIT) changed to Computer Science and Informatics (CSI)
  • Music Theory and Composition (MUT) changed to either Applied Music (MUA) or Musicology and Music Education (MUS)
  • (MLS) changed to (CDS)
  • Some (JRN) courses changed to (PR)

For more information, please contact your academic adviser. Graduate students, please contact your academic department for advising.

NOTE: If you enrolled or transferred after fall 2014 please be sure to search the 2017-18 catalog courses and review the 3 to 4 digit conversions list.

 

Spanish Language

  
  • SPN 3500 - Latin American Civilization

    (4)
    Historical approach to Latin American culture and civilization, with emphasis on geography, social structure, philosophical thought, music, art and popular culture. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2150  and SPN 3140  highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 3510 - Spanish Civilization

    (4)
    Historical approach to Spanish culture and civilization, with emphasis on geography, social structure, philosophical thought, music, art and architecture. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2150 . SPN 3140  highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 3550 - Translation: Spanish into English

    (4)
    Translation from Spanish to English of a variety of materials that may range from commercial, technical to literary texts.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3140 
  
  • SPN 3580 - Spanish Language and Culture for Health Care Professionals and First Responders

    (4)
    Prepares students to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking individuals in health care settings, emergency and non-emergency situations. Designed to help students achieve an intermediate level of Spanish, places special emphasis on oral communication. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2150 
  
  • SPN 3600 - Introduction to Spanish Linguistics

    (4)
    Introduction to Spanish linguistics from a theoretical and empirical point of view. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3170 
  
  • SPN 3700 - Introduction to Spanish Literature

    (4)
    Study of literary genres and movements based on selected masterpieces of Spanish literature. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2150  and SPN 3140  highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 3800 - Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

    (4)
    Further study of literary genres and movements based on selected masterpieces of Spanish-American literature. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2150 . SPN 3140  highly recommended.
  
  • SPN 3920 - Directed Readings in Spanish

    (2 OR 4)
    Directed individual readings in Spanish. May be repeated.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • SPN 3930 - Field Experience in Teaching Spanish in Elementary and Middle Schools

    (2 OR 4)
    Provides supervised experience in teaching Spanish in elementary and middle schools. Graded S/U. May be repeated for credit once. Does not carry credit toward departmental major.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 2150  
  
  • SPN 3931 - Advanced Spanish and Academic Service Learning

    (4)
    Supervised academic service learning experience teaching Spanish in schools, organizations, and OU programs. Course requires community service. Students spend four hours per week in class; significant time spent volunteering in the community and reflecting on the volunteer experience. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3140 , SPN 3170  and permission of instructor.
  
  • SPN 4080 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition

    (4)
    Development of advanced writing and conversational skills with emphasis on appropriate vocabulary, style, grammar and syntax. Offered fall semester. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3170  
  
  • SPN 4150 - Medieval Literature of the Iberian Peninsula

    (4)
    Socio-historic and literary analyses of the Mozarabic jarchas, several archetypes of the Iberian epic, Medieval ejempla, parables, drama and poetry. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4160 - Spanish Literature - Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

    (4)
    Following a brief introduction to medieval origins, a study of works in various genres by leading Spanish authors of the Renaissance period. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4170 - Spanish Literature - Seventeenth Century

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish authors of the Baroque period. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4180 - Cervantes

    (4)
    Socio-historic literary analyses of Don Quijote de la Mancha and other representative works of Miguel de Cervantes. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4190 - Spanish Literature - Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish authors beginning with Neoclassicism and including Naturalism. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4200 - Spanish Literature - Twentieth Century

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading modern and contemporary Spanish authors from the Generation of ‘98 to the present. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4550 - Translation: English into Spanish

    (4)
    Translation from English to Spanish using a variety of materials that may range from commercial, technical to literary texts. Offered winter semester.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3140  and SPN 3170 
  
  • SPN 4570 - Business Spanish

    (4)
    Introduction to the essential vocabulary and style specific to Spanish business as well as to the basic workings of the Hispanic economy. All language skills receive equal emphasis. Course conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3140  and SPN 3170 
  
  • SPN 4800 - Independent Translation Project

    (4)
    Directed annotated translation from Spanish into English of a major work or works in the student’s field. May not be counted toward the major.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3550  and permission of department.
  
  • SPN 4880 - Spanish-American Literature before 1888

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish-American authors from the Colonial Period to Modernism. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4890 - Spanish-American Literature after 1888

    (4)
    A study of works in various genres by leading Spanish-American authors of modern and contemporary literature. Conducted in Spanish. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4970 - Undergraduate Seminar

    (2 OR 4)
    Study of individual authors, selected themes or critical problems. Conducted in Spanish.
    Prerequisite(s): SPN 3700  and SPN 3800 
  
  • SPN 4995 - Independent Reading and Research

    (2 TO 8)
    Directed individual research and reading for advanced Spanish majors. May be repeated.
    Prerequisite(s): two 4000 level Spanish literature courses and permission of department.

Special Education

  
  • SE 4401 - Introduction to Students with Special Needs

    (4)
    Introduction to special education, atypical children, individual differences, learner environment and instructional adaptations. Cross listing with SE 5510.
  
  • SE 4851 - Foundations of ABA

    (4)
    This course focuses on the principles and concepts of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), historical perspective of ABA, fundamental vocabulary, philosophy, and methodology of the science of behavior management. Additional topics include the basics of defining behaviors, data collection, and the use of ABA with various populations. This course is open to undergraduate students interested in obtaining knowledge of Behavior Analysis and certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students are expected to read professional literature, participate in discussions, complete literature research, and practice the application of behavioral principles. Completion of assignments and class participation are essential to meeting the course objectives.
  
  • SE 4852 - Behavioral Assessment

    (4)
    Course provides an overview of assessment techniques used in behavioral intervention planning. Specific topics include the history and present use of functional assessments, completion of the functional assessment interview, descriptive and functional analysis, data collection and interpretation, preference assessment, and interpretation of evaluation tools for various populations. This course is open to undergraduate students interested in obtaining knowledge of Behavior Analysis and certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students are expected to read professional literature, participate in discussions, complete literature research, and practice the application of behavioral principles. Completion of assignments and class participation are essential to meeting the course objectives.
    Prerequisite(s): SE 4851  (C+)
  
  • SE 4853 - Treatment Planning

    (4)
    Techniques used in behavioral intervention planning, data collection, interpretation of assessments, development of goals and objectives, overview and application of treatment interventions, management, supervision, and team planning. Assignments include literature research and paper presentations, participation in discussions, and implementation of behavioral assessment principles. This course is open to undergraduate students interested in obtaining knowledge of Behavior Analysis and certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students are expected to read professional literature, participate in discussions, complete literature research, and practice the application of behavioral principles. Completion of assignments and class participation are essential to meeting the course objectives.
    Prerequisite(s): SE 4851  (C+)
  
  • SE 4854 - Research Methods and Ethics

    (4)
    Course includes an overview of the BACB ethical code of conduct, research method techniques, theoretical foundations of empirical research, principles of the scientific method, experimental designs, analyses of research designs, research protocol, and formation of research hypothesis; the majority of these topics will be devoted to methods related to single-case research (i.e., data collection, logic, designs). This course is open to undergraduate students interested in obtaining knowledge of Behavior Analysis and certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Students are expected to read professional literature, participate in discussions, complete literature research, and practice the application of behavioral principles. Completion of assignments and class participation are essential to meeting the course objectives.
    Prerequisite(s): SE 4852 , SE 4853 
  
  • SE 4900 - ST: Foundations of Applied Behavior Analysis

    (4)
    Focuses on the principles and concepts of applied behavior analysis (ABA), historical perspective, fundamental vocabulary, philosophy, and methodology of the science of behavior management. Additional topics include the basics of defining behaviors, data collection, and the use of ABA with various populations.
  
  • SE 4930 - ABA Clinic Practicum

    (4)
    The application of psychological concepts and methods in a non-academic setting. Includes job placement with a seminar component.

Statistics

  
  • STA 2220 - Introduction to Statistical Concepts and Reasoning

    (4)
    Statistical ideas and thinking relevant to public policy, quality improvement, and physical and social sciences. Data collection and presentation; association; normal distribution; probability and simulation; and confidence intervals, p-values, and hypothesis testing. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 0662  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
  • STA 2221 - Introduction to Statistical Methods

    (4)
    Introduction to statistical thinking and applications to industrial and similar processes. Descriptive statistics, distributions, and probability models useful in process control and systems reliability; confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, regression, and basic experimental design. Statistical concepts to be reinforced with case studies promoting problem solving skills and statistical thinking. Mathematics and statistics majors cannot use STA 2221 to replace STA 2226 .
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1221  with a grade of (C) or higher or MTH 1441  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
  • STA 2222 - Statistical Methods for Biology

    (4)
    Introduction to statistical methods for students in biology and other laboratory sciences. Basic principles of experimental design and data collection. Descriptive statistics, probability models, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, two- and multi-sample comparisons, regression models, categorical data, nonparametric methods. Mathematics or statistics majors cannot use STA 2222 to replace STA 2226 . Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Prerequisite(s): MTH 1441  with a grade of (C) or higher or placement.
  
  • STA 2226 - Applied Probability and Statistics

    (4)
    Introduction to probability and statistics as applied to the physical, biological and social sciences and to engineering. Applications of special distributions and nonparametric techniques. Regression analysis and analysis of variance. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the formal reasoning knowledge foundation area.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): MTH 1222  with a grade of (C) or higher or MTH 1554  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
  • STA 4002 - Applied Linear Models I

    (4)
    Basic results from probability and statistics, linear regression, model testing and transformations, matrix methods in multiple regression, polynomial regression, indicator variables, basics of experimental design, one-way ANOVA with fixed and random effects. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in the major. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 2226 , and APM 2555  or MTH 2775 , each with a grade of (C) or higher, or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 4003 - Applied Linear Models II

    (4)
    Multi-way ANOVA, randomized block and Latin square designs, incomplete blocks, factorial and fractional factorial designs, confounding, response surface methods, random and mixed models, introduction to generalized linear models.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 4002  with a grade of (C) or higher, or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 4224 - Analysis of Categorical Data

    (4)
    Analysis techniques for data obtained by counting responses in different categories. Discrete distributions, goodness of fit, contingency tables, association and agreement measures, log linear and logit models.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 4002  with a grade of (C) or higher, or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 4225 - Elements of Stochastic Processes

    (4)
    Random walk models, Markov chains and processes, birth and death processes, queuing processes, diffusion processes and non-Markov processes.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 4227  with a grade of (C) or higher or permission of instructor; APM 2555  with a grade of (C) or higher recommended.
  
  • STA 4226 - Nonparametric Methods

    (4)
    Permutation and rank tests for location and scale, bootstrapping power of competing tests, confidence intervals, nonparametric regression and analysis of variance methods, density estimation.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): STA 4002  with a grade of (C) or higher or STA 4227  with a grade of (C) or higher or permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 4227 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I

    (4)
    The distribution of random variables, conditional probability and stochastic independence, special distributions, functions of random variables.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 2226 , MTH 2554 , MTH 2775 , each with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
  • STA 4228 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics II

    (4)
    Interval estimation, sufficient statistics and completeness, point estimation, tests of hypothesis and analysis of variance. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 4227  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
  • STA 4330 - Time Series I

    (4)
    Introduction to and characteristics of autoregressive moving average models; autocorrelation functions, modeling, estimation and forecasting; deterministic and stochastic trends and seasonality; forecasting from regression, spectral analysis, multivariate models, GARCH models, applications to actuarial, financial, economic, and other data sets.
    Prerequisite(s): STA 4227 , and STA 4002  or ECN 4050 , each with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
  • STA 4905 - Special Topics

    (2 OR 4)
    Advanced study of a selected topic in statistics. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.
  
  • STA 4996 - Independent Study

    (2 OR 4)
    Reading or research on some statistical topic. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): permission of department.

Theatre

  
  • THA 1000 - Introduction to Theatre

    (4)
    Theatre as an art form. Topics include acting, directing, design, dramatic literature, theatre history, theory and criticism. Students will view selected plays. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area.
  
  • THA 1001 - Foundations of Theatre

    (1)
    Foundation course for theatre majors. Lectures, readings and projects exploring the nature of theatre, its literature in historical context, and the opportunities and responsibilities of members in an artistic community.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre majors only.
  
  • THA 1004 - Acting for Non-Theatre Majors

    (2)
    Acting experiences designed for non-theatre majors. The student will acquire basic acting skills, explore vocal and physical expressiveness, and gain confidence in performance settings. May be repeated once for additional credit.
  
  • THA 1010 - Acting: The Instrument

    (2)
    Prepares the actors’ instrument for work on stage. Student actors discover their unique physical, vocal and emotional gifts and develop a respect for acting as a collaborative art.
    Prerequisite(s): instructor permission.
  
  • THA 1011 - Acting: The Script

    (2)
    The actor’s approach to script analysis. Focus on acquisition of an acting vocabulary, research methods, continued vocal and physical development, and basic audition techniques.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1010  or THA 1004  and instructor permission.
  
  • THA 1012 - Acting: The Song

    (2)
    Techniques for interpreting lyrics, connecting to the character being addressed, committing to the circumstances, making strong movement choices, using the voice to maximum effect. Assist the singer in analyzing songs, show how to develop characters building on material in the score, give the singing performer tools to act believably.
    Prerequisite(s): Musical theatre major.
  
  • THA 1020 - Stagecraft

    (2)
    Survey of techniques of scenery construction and stage lighting, including proper use of tools and hardware in these areas.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre major or minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 1021 - Costume Craft

    (2)
    Introduction to basic techniques of costume crafts. Various techniques such as dying, fabric stenciling, jewelry, mask making and puppet sculpting will be explored.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre major or minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 1023 - Costume Construction

    (2)
    Exploration of techniques for basic costume construction, including hand and machine sewing, dressmaking, and use of fabric.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre major or minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 1024 - Elements of Design

    (2)
    Introduction to basic principles of design and their application to the art of theatre.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre major or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 1025 - Essentials of Theatre Design

    (2)
    Broad overview of the theatrical design process in each of the disciplines: scenic, costume, lights, sound, properties, hair and makeup. Introduction of terminology, design concepts, research and collaboration within the theatrical medium.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1024  and theatre major.
  
  • THA 2011 - Stage Movement

    (2)
    Exploring character and relationship through physical action. Discovering idiosyncrasies and neutrality. Preference for openings in this course is given to theatre majors and minors.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1010  or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 2013 - Mime

    (2)
    Basic mime techniques for the actor, including imaginary objects, movement illusions, environment illusions, and useful skills for the actor’s imagination.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre major or minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 2014 - Alexander Technique

    (2)
    Technique for achieving greater ease and grace of movement, with special applications for the performing artist.
    Prerequisite(s): studio course in acting, dance, voice, or instrumental music. May be taken concurrently.
  
  • THA 2015 - T’ai Chi Ch’uan

    (2)
    Learning the first section of the Yang style form, students will increase their awareness of current movement habits and learn how to replace old habits with those that allow greater ease of movement, requiring less effort and muscular tension.
  
  • THA 2016 - Stage Combat I

    (2)
    Safe methods of creating the illusion of violence on stage. Hand to hand and basic sword work.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre major or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 2017 - Stage Voice I

    (2)
    Development of actors’ understanding and command of voice and speech for the stage. Preference for openings in this course is given to theatre majors and minors.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1010  or instructor permission.
  
  • THA 2018 - Stage Voice II

    (2)
    Continuation of THA 2017 .
    Prerequisite(s): THA 2017  
  
  • THA 2020 - Theatre Ensemble

    (0 OR 2)
    Participation in a production under faculty supervision. A minimum of 60 hours. Credit is available for on-stage and backstage work. May be repeated.
  
  • THA 2022 - Drafting for the Theatre

    (2)
    Study of the visual tools of scenic presentation: drafting, sketching, and perspective. Focus on principles and techniques of theatre drafting of ground plans, scenery and lighting. An introduction to computer-assisted drafting will be included.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): THA 1024 
  
  • THA 2023 - Drawing and Rendering for the Theatre

    (2)
    Study of the presentational skills of theatrical design. Focus on the development of skills and techniques in drawing and rendering for scenery, costumes and lighting.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): THA 1024 
  
  • THA 2024 - Designer Computer Skills

    (2)
    Introduction to graphics and computer drafting software that have become the industry standard for work in the performing arts. Includes architectural draftings, lighting plots and presentational renderings using Vectorworks and Photoshop, Introduces common programs such as AutoCAD, Sketch-Up and Illustrator.
    Pre/Corequisite(s): THA 1024  
  
  • THA 2095 - Company Class

    (2)
    Close study of a selected play and rehearsal leading to a fully mounted laboratory production as the final product. For freshmen and sophomores. May be repeated once for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor, by audition.
  
  • THA 3001 - Theatre History I

    (4)
    Survey of theatre from its origins to about 1700, including dramatists, stages, production and acting. Representative plays will be read. Mandatory attendance at selected live performances. May include student participation in brief performance projects. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or in the major, not both. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • THA 3002 - Theatre History II

    (4)
    Survey of theatre from about 1700 to the present, including dramatists, stages, production, and acting. Representative plays will be read. Mandatory attendance at selected live performances. May include student participation in brief performance projects. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education or in the major, not both. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • THA 3005 - History of American Musical Theatre

    (4)
    Focuses on dramatic themes, musical styles, dance innovations and the artistic elements of American Musical Theatre while exploring the artists, producers and audiences that reflected the changing viewpoints, beliefs and lifestyles of the nation.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • THA 3006 - Cultural and Historical Development of American Musical Theatre

    (4)
    Course for non-majors that focuses on dramatic themes, musical styles, dance innovations and the artistic elements of American Musical Theatre while exploring the artists, producers and audiences that reflected the changing viewpoints, beliefs and lifestyles of the nation. Not open to students who have completed THA 3005 . THA 3006 may not be used toward the musical theatre major. Satisfies the university general education requirement in the arts knowledge exploration area. Satisfies the university general education requirement in U.S. Diversity. Satisfies the university general education requirement for a writing intensive course in general education. Prerequisite for writing intensive: completion of the university writing foundation requirement.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • THA 3010 - Acting: The Role

    (2)
    Actors’ synthesis of instrument and script as applied to creation of a role. Scene work drawn from significant plays in the realism repertoire. May be repeated once for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1011 
  
  • THA 3011 - Stage Dialects

    (2)
    Study of several of the stage dialects most commonly employed by American actors. Methodology for independent mastery of additional dialects.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1011 
  
  • THA 3013 - Coaching for Actors

    (1)
    Prepares the acting student for performance, on-camera work, and monologue exploration, including study of style, performance practices, diction, interpretation, and audition preparation. Includes preparation of play repertoire appropriate to students’ level of proficiency and accomplishment. Course may be repeated for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): junior or senior standing and instructor permission.
  
  • THA 3014 - Acting: Auditions

    (2)
    Preparation for theatrical and commercial auditions includes selection and preparation of monologues.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3010 
  
  • THA 3015 - Acting for the Camera I

    (2)
    Introduction to the fundamentals of acting for the camera including techniques for television, film, and commercials. Also covers the business aspects these media. May be repeated once for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3010 
  
  • THA 3016 - Stage Combat II

    (2)
    Advanced methods of creating the illusion of violence on stage. Progression to rapier and dagger, broadsword and quarterstaff.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 2016 
  
  • THA 3020 - Scenic Design

    (4)
    Study of the process of designing scenery for the stage, including conceptualization, drafting and rendering. May be repeated once for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1024 . THA 2022 , THA 2023  strongly recommended.
  
  • THA 3021 - Lighting Design

    (4)
    Study of the process of designing lighting for theatre and dance, including conceptualization, instrumentation, plotting, hanging and focusing, cueing and board operation. May be repeated once for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1024 , THA 2022  recommended.
  
  • THA 3022 - Costume Design

    (4)
    A study of the process of designing costumes for the stage, including research, conceptualization, materials, and rendering. May be repeated once for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1024 , THA 2023  strongly recommended.
  
  • THA 3023 - Stage Makeup

    (2)
    A study of the process of designing makeup for the stage, including conceptualization, materials and application of two-dimensional designs.
    Prerequisite(s): theatre major or minor or permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 3024 - Survey of Architecture, Fashion, and Furniture

    (4)
    Survey of the time periods most often used in theatrical productions. Each era will be considered through the architecture, fashion and furniture of the time. Connections will be made to the politics, music, art and literature of the era.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • THA 3025 - Costume History

    (4)
    Methods and styles of human dress from the Bronze Age to the present, including the roles of textiles and fibers and the importance of human decoration of clothing, skin, and hair. Several traditional ethnic cultures will be explored along with Western dress. Visual examples will be provided.
    Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing.
  
  • THA 3026 - Properties Practicum

    (2)
    Exploring properties production for the stage including construction, upholstery, and sewing as well as the organizational and artistic skills required by the properties artisan.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1020 
  
  • THA 3027 - Scene Painting

    (2)
    Techniques for painting scenery for the theatre including material, layout, faux finishes, and the organizational and artistic skills required for the scenic artist.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1020 
  
  • THA 3028 - Sound Design

    (2)
    Study of the process of designing sound for the theatre, including the equipment and mechanics. Topics include music, sound effects, recording techniques, and amplification. Course may be repeated one time for a total of four credits.
  
  • THA 3030 - Stage Management

    (2)
    Study of the duties and the organizational, communication and leadership skills required of the theatrical stage manager.
  
  • THA 3031 - Stage Manager Project

    (2)
    Student will serve as a stage manager or assistant stage manager for a departmental production under faculty supervision.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3030 
  
  • THA 3040 - Playwriting

    (4)
    Creative writing for the theatre, emphasizing fundamentals of scene, character and dialogue development. Identical with CW 3600 .
    Prerequisite(s): WRT 1060  with a grade of (C) or higher.
  
  • THA 3051 - Musical Theatre Workshop

    (0 OR 1)
    Performance and study of repertory of the musical theatre. May be repeated for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): MUA 1000  
  
  • THA 4005 - Directing I

    (2)
    Theory and practice of play directing. Script interpretation, casting, staging, rehearsal techniques. Includes practical experience in directing scenes.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 1004  or THA 1010  and THA 1020  or THA 1021  or THA 1023 ; and THA 1024  and major standing.
  
  • THA 4006 - Directing II

    (2)
    Continuation of Directing I. Culminates in the direction of a one-act play.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 4005 
  
  • THA 4007 - Advanced Directing Project

    (2)
    Direction of a lengthy one-act or full-length theatre piece under faculty supervision. Satisfies the university general education requirement for the capstone experience.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 4006  and permission of instructor.
  
  • THA 4010 - Acting: Styles

    (2)
    Focuses on the requirement of various acting and period styles. Continued work on vocal and physical technique. Topics may vary. May be repeated once for credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3010 
  
  • THA 4013 - Musical Theatre Singing Styles

    (2)
    Focuses on the requirements of various singing styles and composers, including operetta, Sondheim, classical musical theatre, pop and contemporary. Students will learn to adapt to various singing styles, build an audition repertoire notebook and be able to discern among styles.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3005  and junior standing.
  
  • THA 4014 - Acting: Shakespeare

    (2)
    Introduction to understanding and speaking Shakespeare’s language. Scene and monologue work for select plays.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3010 
  
  • THA 4015 - Acting for the Camera II

    (2)
    Continuation of THA 3015 , including a deeper exploration of techniques for television, film and commercials and the business of these media.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3015 
  
  • THA 4016 - Stage Combat III

    (2)
    Continuation of Combat I and II focusing on the skills needed to design and choreograph theatrical text-based fight sequences, effectively collaborate as a fight director within a production team, and manage a career as a fight director/choreographer.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 3016 
  
  • THA 4017 - Acting: Advanced Studio

    (2)
    Concentrated focus on selected theatrical genres and/or playwrights. Course content rotates at the instructor’s discretion. May be repeated once for additional credit.
    Prerequisite(s): THA 4014 
 

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