Dec 08, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Specialized Study & Field Exp

  
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    EST 372 - Practicum in Bilingual Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application. University-supervised field placement that provides extended, firsthand experience in working with students who need specially designed instructional programs. Requires four half-days per week for one semester in a state-approved unit serving students with mild/moderate disabilities; includes seminar. Required for licensure as a Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist.


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    EST 373 - Practicum in Teaching English as a Second Language

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application. University-supervised field experience designed to provide guided practice in the application of current theory and research in ESL/EFL instruction. Students spend four half-days per week in a classroom that serves ESL students under the direction of a cooperating teacher; includes seminar. Required for TESOL endorsement.


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    EST 374 - Practicum in Foreign Language Education

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application; must be taken concurrently with EDC 312 and EDC 313. Structured field experience designed to prepare modern-language majors for student teaching; stresses the practical application of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. Students explore the various roles of a teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working four half-days per week in a school under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor; includes seminar. Placement must be different than that received for EST 484 so that students gain both PreK-8 and 9-12 classroom experience. Required for multiage foreign language teaching license.


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    EST 377 - Practicum in Special Education: Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application. University-supervised field placement that provides extended, firsthand experience in working with students who need specially designed instructional programs. Requires four half-days per week for one semester in a state-approved unit serving students with mild/moderate disabilities; includes seminar. Required for licensure as a Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist.


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    EST 378 - Practicum in Special Education: Moderate/Severe Educational Needs

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application. University-supervised field experience designed to provide extended, guided practice in working with students with mental retardation, multiple disabilities, and/or emotional disturbances. Requires four half-days per week in a state-approved unit that serves students with moderate/intensive educational needs working under the direction of a cooperating teacher; includes seminar. Required for licensure as a Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist.


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    EST 379 - Practicum in Secondary English

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be a declared major in English with an Education minor, or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses and completed prerequisites. Structured field experience designed to accompany secondary methods courses in English lnaguage arts (EDS 313). Prepares students for student teaching; stresses the practical application of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. Students explore the various roles of a teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working in a junior or senior high school classroom under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a University supervisor; includes seminar. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 380 - Practicum in Secondary Math

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be a declared major, or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work. Structured field experience designed to accompany secondary methods courses in mathematics education (EDS 315). Prepares students for student teaching; stresses the practical application of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. Students explore the various roles of a teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working in a junior or senior high school classroom under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a University supervisor; includes seminar. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 381 - Practicum Sec Soc Studies

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be a declared major, or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work. Structured field experience designed to accompany secondary methods courses in social studies education (EDS 316). Prepares students for student teaching; stresses the practical application of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. Students explore the various roles of a teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working in a junior or senior high school classroom under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a University supervisor; includes seminar. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 382 - Practicum in Secondary Science

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be a declared major, or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work. Structured field experience designed to accompany secondary methods courses in science education (EDS 317). Prepares students for student teaching; stresses the practical application of theory and research to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of instruction. Students explore the various roles of a teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working in a junior or senior high school classroom under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a University supervisor; includes seminar. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 399 - CSUteach STEM Apprentice Teaching I

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Prior Application and approval of the CSUteach Program, co-requisite: EUT 315 or EUT 317Structured field experience designed to accompany the project-based instruction methods courses EUT 315/317. This course prepares CSUteach students for Apprentice Teaching II, student teaching, and stresses the practical application of theory and research to the planning, delivery and evaluation of instruction. Students explore the various roles of a teacher and begin formulating a personal philosophy for teaching while working 80 hours in a high school classroom under the direction of a highly qualified mentor teacher and university supervisor.


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    EST 480 - Student Teaching In Early Childhood Education

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application. EST 370; 2.50 GPA, 2.75 Professional GPA. Five full days a week in a university-supervised student-teaching experience, typically in a kindergarten or primary-grade classroom. Practicum (EST 370) or student teaching placement must be in an urban setting. Both may be. Placement may be made in a setting that provides for the inclusion of children with special needs. Required for early childhood teaching license.


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    EST 481 - Student Teaching In Middle Childhood Education

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application; must be taken concurrently with EDB 400. Five full days a week for one semester in an upper-elementary, middle-, or junior-high school classroom observing and teaching under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor. Required for middle childhood teaching license.


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    EST 484 - Student Teaching In Foreign Language Education

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application to the Office of Field Services is required; course prerequisites are listed on application; must be taken concurrently with EDB 400. Five full days a week for one semester observing and teaching under the direction of a cooperating teacher and a university supervisor. Placement must be different than that received for EST 374 so that students gain both PreK-8 and 9-12 classroom experience. Required for multi-age teaching license in foreign language education.


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    EST 485 - Student Teaching Multiage Music

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be a declared major, or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work.


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    EST 486 - Student Teaching Multiage Art

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Must be a declared major, or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work.


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    EST 487 - Student Teaching For Mild/Moderate Educational Needs

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Must be a declared major or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work. University-supervised student-teaching experience in a state-approved unit serving students with mild/moderate disabilities; five days a week for one semester observing and teaching under the guidance of a cooperating teacher. Successful completion requires demonstration of competencies necessary for licensure as a Mild/Moderate Intervention Specialist.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    EST 488 - Student Teaching For Moderate/Severe Educational Needs

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Must be a declared major or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work. Taxonomy University-supervised student-teaching experience in two separate education settings: one for students with mental retardation and multiple disabilities, and one for students with emotional disturbance. Five days a week for one semester observing and teaching under a cooperating teacher's direction. Successful completion requires demonstration of competencies necessary for licensure as a Moderate/Intensive Intervention Specialist.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    EST 489 - Student Teaching Secondary Education English

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Must be a declared major or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, a 2.75 in all professional education courses, and have completed all prerequisite work. Five full days a week for one semester in a secondary school classroom observing and teaching under the direction of a mentor teacher and a university supervisor. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 490 - Student Teaching Secondary Education Mathematics

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Must be a declared major and or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; EST 379, EST 380, EST 381 or EST 382; 75% Major Field courses; 2.50 Cumulative GPA; 2.50 Major Field GPA; 2.75 Professional GPA. Must be taken concurrently with EDB 400. Five full days a week for one semester in a secondary school classroom observing and teaching under the direction of a mentor teacher and a university supervisor. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 491 - Student Teaching Secondary Education Social Studies

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Must be a declared major or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; EST 379, EST 380, EST 381 or EST 382; 75% Major Field courses; 2.50 Cumulative GPA; 2.50 Major Field GPA; 2.75 Professional GPA. Must be taken concurrently with EDB 400. Five full days a week for one semester in a secondary school classroom observing and teaching under the direction of a mentor teacher and a university supervisor. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 492 - Student Teaching Secondary Education Science

    [10 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Must be a declared major or be enrolled as a post-baccalaureate student; EST 379, EST 380, EST 381 or EST 382; 75% Major Field courses; 2.50 Cumulative GPA; 2.50 Major Field GPA; 2.75 Professional GPA. Must be taken concurrently with EDB 400. Five full days a week for one semester in a secondary school classroom observing and teaching under the direction of a mentor teacher and a university supervisor. Required for secondary teaching license.


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    EST 493 - Special Topics In Curriculum And Instruction

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: May require permission of instructor. Opportunity to explore in depth, with a group having similar interest, a topic of a special nature; individual and group work in the classroom, library, or community under the direct supervision of at least one faculty member and other resource persons as necessary. In many instances, the topic explored may be under consideration as a new course or program to assure student participation in this process and will be included in the seminar title. May be repeated for a maximum of nine hours.


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    EST 496 - Independent Study in Education

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department chairperson. Independent project in a selected area of education; approval by and arrangements made with permission of the supervising instructor and the department chairperson. Independent study hours may not exceed six hours in a degree program.


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    EST 499 - CSUTeach STEM Apprentice Teaching II

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: Prior application and approval of the CSUteach Program, EUT 315 or EUT 317 and EST 399. The purpose of Apprentice Teaching II is to assist participants in making the transition from a college student to a classroom teacher. Initially, it is important to observe and become orientated to the school building, students and mentor teacher. Participants will quickly be given increased responsibility for the classroom with the goal of assuming the role of teacher from the start to the end of the school day for the majority of the grading period of the placement.


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Speech and Hearing

  
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    SPH 228 - Phonetics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introductory course dealing with the principles of American English sounds, transcription of dialects spoken in the United States; and the use of International Phonetic Alphabet. Linguistic Studies course.


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    SPH 231 - Introduction To Communication Disorders

    [3 credit(s)]
    Survey of problems in speech, language, and hearing, and their effects on communication.


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    SPH 232 - Introduction To Audiology

    [3 credit(s)]
    Principles of psychoacoustics and of aural anatomy, physiology, and pathology; evaluation of hearing function; social and educational consequences of hearing impairment.


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    SPH 241 - Survey of Deaf Culture

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course, a study of Deaf culture and cross-cultural interactions, will address the origins of American Sign Language (ASL), the methods of communication used by those who are Deaf and Deaf/Blind, and the role of interpreters in the Deaf Community. It will also examine how persons who are Deaf navigate their world through shared customs, language, technology, attitudes, values, and more.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    SPH 251 - American Sign Language I

    [4 credit(s)]
    Introduction to basic receptive and expressive skills utilizing fingerspelling, facial expression, body language, gestures, and signs in ASL structure. Particular emphasis will be placed on principles and techniques for communicating with hearing-impaired individuals as well as signs across cultures and geographical areas.


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    SPH 252 - American Sign Language II

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPH 251 or permission of instructor. Development of ASL skills utilizing idioms, humor, and expression, with special focus on conversational signs; culture of deaf people in the U.S.; problem situations, ethical issues and responsibilities of interpreting will be addressed; experience with communicating with deaf individuals via guest speakers and out-of-class assignments to various local deaf organizations.


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    SPH 335 - Clinical Methods In Communication Disorders

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: SPH 228, SPH 231, SPH 349. Procedures for defining, observing, and recording behavior; planning intervention objectives; managing behaviors; writing reports; and utilizing materials and equipment.


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    SPH 349 - Speech and Language Development for Majors

    [3 credit(s)]
    Exploration of phonological, semantic, syntactic, and pragmatic language development in typically developing children. Enrollment is limited to Speech and Hearing Majors.


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    SPH 351 - Anatomy And Physiology Of The Speech And Hearing Mechanism

    [3 credit(s)]
    Description of the anatomy of the speech and hearing mechanism with particular emphasis on its function as it serves the speech and hearing process.


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    SPH 353 - American Sign Language III - Intermediate Level

    [4 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: SPH 251 and SPH 252. Course focuses on ASL Signs, body language, and facial expressions with emphasis on more complex conversation situations. Practice at advanced beginner level. Study of fingerspelling.


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    SPH 434 - Clinical Practicum In Speech-Language Pathology

    [1-2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPH 335. Supervised clinical practice with patients who have speech disorders. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours.


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    SPH 435 - Organization & Administration Of a Public School Speech & Hearing Prog

    [3 credit(s)]
    Study of various aspects of instituting and maintaining a public-school speech-and-hearing program; special emphasis on remedial reading and learning disabilities, scheduling problems, screening and case selection, group therapy, and parent and child counseling.


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    SPH 438 - Dialect Differences in Schools

    [3 credit(s)]
    Study of certain aspects of urban language patterns with special attention to linguistic features of those persons described as culturally different; investigation and discussion of literature on oral language variations as related to listener attitudes, social and economic consequences, school success, and questions concerning approaches to the problem of speech and language specialists; analysis and evaluation of language samples.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    SPH 481 - Aural Rehabilitation

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPH 232. Principles, history, and methods of teaching those with hearing impairments to integrate visual and auditory cues in the comprehension of the spoken language.


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    SPH 482 - Audiometry

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: SPH 232. Principles of air-conduction calibration, clinical procedures in pure tone audiometry impedance measurements, masking, speech audiometry, and report writing.


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    SPH 485 - Speech And Hearing Science

    [3 credit(s)]
    Introduction to the study, analysis, and measurement of components and processes involved in production and reception of sound. Linguistic Studies course.


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    SPH 486 - Clinical Practicum In Audiology

    [1-2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: SPH 335, SPH 482. Supervised clinical practice with patients who have hearing disorders. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credit hours.


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    SPH 489 - Aural Rehabilitation Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: SPH 335, SPH 481. Supervised experience in the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders related to hearing loss. May be repeated for credit for a total of 4 credit hours.


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    SPH 495 - Speech Seminar

    [6 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course may entail a special topic seminar, a directed study, or a student-faculty collaborative project. May be repeated for credit for a total of 6 credit hours.


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    SPH 497 - Senior Capstone Portfolio

    [1 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior Standing and Speech and Hearing Major. Student will create a portfolio in core areas of speech-language pathology.


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Theatre & Dance

  
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    DAN 154 - African Dance

    [1 credit(s)]
    Focuses on performance, understanding, and enjoyment of West African traditional dance in order to develop a fundamental awareness and appreciation of it as an art form and its social and cultural contributions to society. May be repeated for up to 4 hours.


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    DAN 301 - Dance Composition I

    [2 credit(s)]
    Study and exploration of the elements of dance composition, including rhythm, time, space, gesture, and sources of composition material.


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    DAN 302 - Dance Composition II

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: DAN 301 or permission of instructor. Explores the creative process and compositional elements of designing a choreographic work beyond the solo. Student will take the choreographic tools from previous levels of dance composition and apply them to the solo and group work.


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    DAN 350 - Ballet IV

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisites: DAN/PES 250 or permission of instructor. Advanced ballet technique expanding upon previously learned ballet training to develop articulate execution of complex classical ballet vocabulary and refined presentational skills. This course may be repeated for a total of 8 credit hours.


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    THE 101 - Scenic Studio Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Laboratory experience which explores elements of the scenic studio and their application to departmental theatrical productions. May be repeated for a total of 8 hours.


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    THE 102 - Performance Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Supervised experience in theatre production and performance as part of the Department of Theatre and Dance Main Stage Season. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory in a full length, fully produced performance.


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    THE 103 - Departmental Practicum

    [2 credit(s)]
    Laboratory experience through work developed for departmental productions or work designed to further a career path in theatre. This course may be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours.


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    THE 200 - Principles of Technical Theatre

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course serves as an introductory survey course to theatrical design and production. It examines the contribution of the production team including areas of scenery, lighting, costuming, and sound.


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    THE 201 - Script Analysis

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will familiarize the student with traditional and contemporary approaches to analyzing dramatic texts from performance, directorial, and design perspectives. Classic and contemporary texts will be analyzed using traditional Aristotelian approaches, as well as Feminist, Marxist, Deconstructionist, and post-Modern frames. Emphasis is placed on creating a personalized and artistically grounded interpretation for theatrical production.


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    THE 212 - History of the Theatre II

    [3 credit(s)]
    The student will become familiar with the historical, social, theoretical and literary contexts of theater and drama from the Elizabethan through late 18th century communities. Students will study dramatic texts in conjunction with explorations of social developments and critical shifts effecting the theater role and purpose in society.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    THE 213 - History of the Theatre III

    [3 credit(s)]
    Traces the rise of Realism and Naturalism, "Modern" theater, Symbolism, Expressionism, Dada, Futurism, and Epic, to the beginnings of contemporary theater.


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    THE 225 - Principles of Acting

    [3 credit(s)]
    An introduction to the basic skills of acting, the discipline of acting,and the individual creative process. This course utilizes basic acting exercises, scene work, analysis, exploration of the actor's tools, study of the actor's profession, rudimentary stage and camera work, and performance evaluation.


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    THE 230 - Women in Theatre

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course examines the development of a female dramatic tradition. It explores women's roles in writing and creating theatre by studying plays by women, theory and criticism about women's work in the theatre, and technological advancements created and practiced by women. We will address the following questions: Is there a female dramaturgy? Is there a female dramatic tradition? How has the work of women of color and lesbians shaped the tradition? How has women's performance been produced, staged, and received throughout history? This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    THE 300 - Stage Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Study of the special problems and considerations of stage management in and out of rehearsal. Special emphasis is placed on prompt-books, scheduling and coordination functions of a working stage manager as well as performance functions such as calling a show.


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    THE 301 - Lighting Design

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 200. This is an introductory course in the basic elements of stage lighting design. Study includes principles, theories, equipment and use of lighting, as applied to today's modern professional theater.


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    THE 302 - Sound Design I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: THE 200. This class serves as an introductory course to theatrical sound design and production. The digital age has brought about a sophisticated expectation by audiences for soundscapes that not only reinforce the human voice, but also interpret directorial choices in the production of theatre and dance. This class will teach a student how to read a script for sound and interpretation, choose and acquire sound effects and music, record and provide playback, and in general, implement oral augmentation to a modern stage production.


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    THE 311 - Drama and Film

    [3 credit(s)]
    Detailed study of seven major plays which have been adapted into major films; study of differences in stage and film presentations with emphasis on structure, acting styles, and directing techniques.


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    THE 317 - Society and Minority Theatre

    [3 credit(s)]
    "Society & Minority Theatre" is predicated on the notion that the American melting pot has failed in its original intent: E Pluribus Unum ("Out of Many, One"). Instead, we may describe the U.S. in reverse: "In One, Many"-so visible and vocal are the nation's sub-groups. Their rise to prominence has been so vigorous and occasionally so strident that it is often described as a revolution. Blacks, Gays, Women, Hispanics, Native Americans, Asians, Handicapped, Aged, et al. Theater artists have chronicled these social eruptions, and their works illuminate these historical and social developments with insight and passion. Through the playwright's lens, we can gain insight and understanding into both the arts of the theater and significant contemporary social manifestations.


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    THE 319 - Non-Western Culture I - Theatre of the East

    [3 credit(s)]
    Survey of non-Western theater forms, exploring the classic theater of India, Japan, China, and Indonesia. The course will include lectures on and films of Kabuki, Chinese Opera and other Asian productions, as well as hands-on experience with Indian, Indonesian, Japanese and Chinese puppets.


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    THE 321 - Contemporary Drama

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 111 or permission of instructor. Survey of dramatic literature post-World War II to the present with emphasis on new trends in the theater; lectures, readings, demonstrations; where possible, attendance at productions.


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    THE 325 - Intermediate Acting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 225. In depth study of the theories of Stanislavski and the methods of realistic and non-realistic acting.


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    THE 327 - Voice and Speech for the Actor

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: THE/DRA 225. Students will investigate and discover their vocal instruments, expanding vocal qualities, range, power, freedom and control. Students will also explore techniques in analyzing and speaking various texts in order to achieve maximum effectiveness. Students will learn the international phonetic alphabet and apply it to American Standard Speech.


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    THE 328 - Movement for the Actor

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: THE/DRA 225. Students will work to achieve greater physical awareness and expand physical capabilities. Impulse, imagination and physical action will be explored, along with ensemble and individual creation. This course is highly physical, requiring daily movement.


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    THE 331 - Principles of Directing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 225. Study of the director's role; including conceptual play analysis, rehearsal and production procedures, and fundamental directing techniques.


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    THE 332 - Advanced Directing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 331. Detailed study of directing theories and techniques, applications to scenes directed in class, in-class analysis and criticism.


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    THE 351 - Theatre Makeup

    [3 credit(s)]
    This course will study and practice the art and science of the use of theatrical makeup for the legitimate stage, film, and television.


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    THE 352 - Creative Dramatics

    [3 credit(s)]
    Theories and methods of developing the creative capacities through original dramatization, freeing the imagination to create plays spontaneously or from literature; practice in workshop. Valuable course for majors in Elementary Education.


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    THE 353 - Children's Theatre

    [3 credit(s)]
    Study of theory and methods of producing plays for children; scriptwriting analysis and adaptation; rehearsal and production procedures.


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    THE 354 - Puppet Production

    [3 credit(s)]
    A study of various types of puppetry, construction, and design methods; manipulation, scripting and producing.


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    THE 371 - Scene Design I

    [3 credit(s)]
    Through experimentation in creative process in combination with the practical problems of stage design, this course examines visual design for the stage through established theories and knowledge of the theatre as a physical space.


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    THE 376 - Scenic Painting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Through the use of practicum and lecture, the student will focus on the craft of scenic painting for the stage. Utilizing established tools, techniques and theory, students will produce portfolio worthy work.


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    THE 381 - Theatre Organization And Management

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 111. Study of organizational patterns and management theories and practices in educational, community, and professional theater; organization of personnel; publicity/promotion; fiscal operations; familiarization with theater unions and contracts.


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    THE 391 - Costume Design & Construction

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: THE/DRA 200 or permission of instructor. An introduction to the art of costuming theatrical productions; utilizing imagination and creativity in conjunction with technical knowledge, this course will guide the student from design conception to realization.


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    THE 392 - Costume History

    [3 credit(s)]
    Utilizing historical context, artwork, period plates,film, live performance and museum costume exhibits, students will gain knowledge of the history of western costume from the Egyptian periods through the late 20th century.


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    THE 424 - Audition Skills

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: THE 225 Principles of Acting. An introduction to the basic skills of auditioning, including the choice and presentation of audition materials, as well as techniques for cold readings, prepared readings, and interviews. This course also covers the business side of acting.


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    THE 425 - Advanced Acting

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 225, DRA/THE 325. In depth study of acting styles and classical acting techniques. The course focuses primarily on acting the works of Shakespeare.


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    THE 451 - Theatre Criticism

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: DRA/THE 111. Examination of major historical theories in the criticism and evaluation of drama and theater; study of contemporary approaches to criticism.


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    THE 490 - Professional Theatre Internship

    [3-12 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. Majors assigned to an internship at a professional theater in tech, design, performance, or administrative areas. Approval of Cleveland State University Theatre faculty and professional theater staff required. Syllabi will be created to meet specific demands. May be taken for up to 12 hours.


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    THE 495 - Theatre Seminar

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. In depth study of theatre and acting related topics. May be repeated for a total of 15 credit hours.


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    THE 496 - Independent Study

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor and director. Individual study and research of theatre related topics of interest to the student. Syllabi will be created to meet specific demands. May be repeated for a total of 12 credit hours.


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Urban Studies

  
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    UST 102 - Professional Writing

    [3 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite(s): ENG 100 or ENG 101. Continued development of writing skills acquired in ENG 101, incorporating research and information literacy skills. Students research urban issues in the Cleveland area and develop skills in writing expository and argumentative prose to communicate research results effectively. Equivalent to ENG 102.

    This course may fulfill a General Education Requirement.  Click here for more information about General Education Requirements.


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    UST 190 - Analysis of Experiential Learning

    [2 credit(s)]
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Seminar designed to assist adult students in clarifying career, personal and educational goals with emphasis on describing college-level learning from prior experience and documenting this learning for assessment. For Urban Affairs majors only.


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