Aug 08, 2020  
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


      Courses numbered from 101–299 are lower-division courses, primarily for freshmen and sophomores; those numbered from 300–499 are upper-division courses, primarily for juniors and seniors. The numbers 296, 396, 496, and 596 designate individual study courses and are available for registration by prior arrangement with the course instructor and approval of the department chair.

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the amount of credit each course carries. Variable credit courses include the minimum and maximum number of the credits within parentheses.

Not all of the courses are offered every quarter. Final confirmation of courses to be offered, information on new courses and programs, as well as a list of hours, instructor, titles of courses and places of class meetings, is available online in Safari which can be accessed through the Wildcat Connection, and go to www.cwu.edu/registrar/course-information. The registration handbook will assist you in navigating through Safari and is available online at www.cwu.edu/registrar, click on Registration Handbook and then 2012-2013 Registration Handbook, a copy is also available in Registrar Services or your university center office.    

 

Theatre Arts

  
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    TH 361 - Stage Costuming


    Description:
    Further study of construction and fabrication for the stage. Emphasis on patterning, dyeing, and distressing costumes for the stage.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 261.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 362 - Costume Crafts


    Description:
    Advanced study in fabric manipulation and the construction of costume crafts, and properties. Special focus on advanced dying techniques, fabric painting, distressing, millinery, jewelry, manipulation, and body padding.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 261.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 363 - Theatre History I


    Description:
    From origins to the Elizabethan Era.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 107.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 364 - Theatre History II


    Description:
    From the Elizabethan period to Ibsen.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 107.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 365 - Theatre History III


    Description:
    From Ibsen to the present.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 107.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 366 - Theatre Rendering


    Description:
    Exploration and application of various rendering styles and media for theatrical applications.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 367 - Stage Scenery


    Description:
    Introduction to technical direction and auditorium management. Advanced stage scenery construction techniques are studied and applied.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 267.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 368 - Stage Lighting


    Description:
    Study of electricity, color, distribution, drafting, lighting paperwork, and light programming.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: TH 266 and TH 268.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 374 - Introduction to Acting for the Camera


    Description:
    Introduction to the study and technique of acting for the camera. Topics may include the following; feature flim, motion capture for animation and media, scenes and monologues on camera.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 344.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 375 - Asian Drama


    Description:
    Survey of the traditional theatre, puppetry, and dance-drama forms of Asia. Historical development. Cultural and aesthetic aspects of the text in performance. Influence on contemporary world theatre.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (4)

    Consent
    By permission.
    General Education Category
    AH-Aesthetic Experience (W)
  
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    TH 377 - Staging Gender


    Description:
    Concepts of gender and their historical development are examined through analysis of dramatic literature, films, and contemporary performance culture.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 380 - Studies in Drama


    Description:
    Intensive study of representative examples of drama.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: ENG 302 and ENG 303, or admission to the theatre arts major.

    Credits: (5)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 15 credits.
  
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    TH 382 - Ethnic Drama


    Description:
    Study of contemporary American multi-cultural plays by people of color and other ethnic groups.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above.

    Credits: (4)

    General Education Category
    AH-Aesthetic Experience (W)
  
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    TH 384 - Puppetry


    Description:
    Survey of puppetry principles and their application to the classroom, recreational facility, and theatre. Production techniques. Analysis of literature adaptable to theatre form.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 166.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 393 - Theatre Laboratory


    Description:
    Practical experience in all aspects of theatre production to better prepare for career opportunities.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 3 credits.
  
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    TH 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    TH 400 - Rehearsal and Performance


    Description:
    Open only to non-majors participating in theatre arts productions. Does not satisfy any requirement for the major. Course meets with appropriate application course and instructor.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    TH 401 - Production Application


    Description:
    Skills learned in the classroom are applied to production work for public presentation.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: admission to the theatre major.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 18 credits.
  
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    TH 402 - Performance Application


    Description:
    Skills learned in the classroom are applied to acting work on productions for public presentation.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: admission to the theatre major.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 18 credits.
  
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    TH 403 - Management Application


    Description:
    Skills learned in the classroom are applied to stage management work on productions for public presentation.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: admission to the theatre major.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 18 credits.
  
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    TH 415 - Musical Theatre History and Literature I


    Description:
    The history of musical theatre from the inception of this uniquely American art form through the innovations of Oklahoma! The contributions of major lyricists, composers, directors, designers, performers, and choreographers, and an analysis of the works themselves, exploring the sociological relationships, ramifications, and cultural influences of the art form.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 365.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 416 - Musical Theatre History and Literature II


    Description:
    The history of musical theatre from Oklahoma! to the inception of the rock musicals in the 1960s. The contributions of major lyricists, composers, directors, designers, performers, and choreographers, and an analysis of the works themselves, exploring the sociological relationships, ramifications, and cultural influences of the art form.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 415.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 417 - Musical Theatre History and Literature III


    Description:
    The history of musical theatre from the rock musicals of the 1960s to the present. The contributions of major lyricists, composers, directors, designers, performers, and choreographers, and an analysis of the works themselves, exploring the sociological relationships, ramifications, and cultural influences of the art form.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 420 - Drama in Schools 1


    Description:
    Practicum experience in planning, creating, teaching and assessing drama lessons for diverse populations.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: TH 144 and TH 166, and current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 421 - Drama in Schools 2


    Description:
    Practicum in play production, curriculum development, traditions, and trends in the application of drama education in the K-12 classroom.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 420.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 429 - Directing II


    Description:
    Script study emphasizing the specific artistic and logistical preparation involved in directing a play. Culminates in directing selected scenes.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 329.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 430 - Script Writers Workshop


    Description:
    Fundamentals and practice in writing full-length dramatic scripts from concept to working draft, in a variety of areas such as: musical theatre libretto, radio plays, reader’s theatre, and stage plays from films.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: TH 107 and TH 166, or admission to either the English writing or film and video studies major.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 433 - Advanced Stage Combat


    Description:
    The study and practice of advanced skills, techniques, and safety factors used in staging and performing armed combat for the stage and media. Focus is on historical weaponry such as a single sword, rapier, and dagger, broadsword, and small sword.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 333.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    TH 435 - Advanced Movement for the Actor


    Description:
    Advanced study in movement disciplines such as; Alexander, Fekdenkrais, Suzuki, or Rasaboxes.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 335.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    Repeatable if course content changes.
    Notes1
    May be repeated up to 6 credits.
  
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    TH 440 - Advance Design Problems


    Description:
    Conceptualization, design, and application of advanced design techniques and theories through paper project or executed on mainstage productions in one of four areas: scenery, lighting, sound, or costumes.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    TH 443 - Singing for Actors III


    Description:
    Advanced study of the mechanics of singing as applied to presentation of theatrical show music.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: 3 credits of TH 343.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 9 credits.
  
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    TH 444 - Acting Styles


    Description:
    Performance skills applied to heightened texts and stylized comedy including Shakespeare, Wilde, Coward, and other major playwrights.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 344.

    Credits: (4)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 8 credits if content differs.
  
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    TH 445 - Audition Techniques for the Stage


    Description:
    Exploration and practice of advanced techniques and materials required for professional stage auditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 345.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 446 - Audition Techniques for the Camera


    Description:
    Exploration and practice of advanced techniques for professional camera auditions. Emphasis on auditions for commercials and preparing cold readings for on-camera auditions.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 445.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 452 - History of Fashion


    Description:
    Historical changes in fashion and costume design from Egyptian period through eastern civilization to present. Social, political, and religious influences on fashions. FCSA 452 and TH 452 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 456 - Sound Design


    Description:
    Basic principles of sound design for theatre. The role of the sound designer in planning and developing a design with attention to research, cueing, the creation of media in supporting the production concept.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 140 or permission of instructor.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 460 - Production Management


    Description:
    This course explores production management theory and practice, covering production estimating and budgeting, scheduling, and working with entertainment union contracts. Students will develop organization and communication skills specific to the duties of the production manager.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: TH 166 and TH 360.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 461 - Costume Design


    Description:
    Basic principles of design related to theatrical costumes. The role of the costume designer in planning and developing a sketch from the initial reading of the script through production, research, production meetings, and rendering technique.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: either TH 361, both FCSA 388 and TH 366, or admission to the apparel design minor.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 464 - Wig Creation, Styling, and Maintenance


    Description:
    The study and practice of creating, styling, and maintaining wigs for stage.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 465 - Costume and Fashion Drawing


    Description:
    Sketching design ideas for theatrical costumes and street clothing in three-dimensional form with textural effects and color to present a realistic appearance on paper.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 467 - Scene Design


    Description:
    Study, research, practice, and applied use of scenic design techniques and theory.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: TH 266 and TH 340 and TH 366.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 468 - Lighting Design


    Description:
    Basic principles of design related to lighting design for the theatre. This class examines the role of the lighting designer from initial reading of the script through production, research, production meetings, and creation of the light plot.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 366 and TH 368.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    TH 474 - Acting for Film and Television


    Description:
    Exploration and practice of advanced techniques in the acting of scenes for film and television. Topics may include; soap opera, feature film, and television sitcom techniques.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: TH 374.

    Credits: (4)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
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    TH 481 - Kennedy-Center Festival


    Description:
    Participation in the annual Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and/or the Northwest Drama Conference.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: admission to the theatre arts major or minor.

    Credits: (1-2)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.
  
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    TH 487 - Theatre Pedagogy


    Description:
    Student will be given individualized instruction in teaching practices and will participate in journal writing, critiquing, counseling, coaching, advising, leading discussion, and grading. TH 487 and TH 587 are equivalent courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (4)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 8 credits.
  
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    TH 488 - Introduction to Dramaturgy


    Description:
    An introduction to research applied to production including author, world of the play, and the socio-political influences surrounding the text and its time.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 489 - Career & Portfolio Preparation


    Description:
    Techniques and practice in preparation of professional portfolio, resumes, and letters of application for employment in the entertainment industry.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisites: admission to the theatre arts major and junior standing or above.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    TH 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Consent
    By permission.
    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.
  
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    TH 491 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    TH 492 - Practicum in Devising and Touring Theatre


    Description:
    Advanced study in ensemble devised theatre, techniques and practice in the production thereof, and practicum in touring such pieces to fringe festivals, and other alternate and/or educational venues. Permission of instructor.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: current WSP/FBI fingerprint clearance.

    Credits: (3-12)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 12 credits.
  
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    TH 493 - Theatre Laboratory


    Description:
    Practical experience in all aspects of theatre production to better prepare for career opportunities.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 3 credits.
  
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    TH 495 - Senior Research Project


    Description:
    Senior students shall present a research paper in a major area of interest.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: admission to the theatre arts major.

    Credits: (3)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
  
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    TH 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    TH 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)


University Seminar & Enrichment

  
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    UNIV 101 - Academic Advising Seminar


    Description:
    This course is designed for students to learn about the mission of the general education program and majors in order to make informed academic decisions and discover opportunities for personal growth.

    Credits: (1)

    General Education Category
    Basic Skills 1- GenEd Colloq
  
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    UNIV 102 - Strategies for College Success


    Description:
    Course will teach essential study skills for succeeding in and graduating from college. Students will learn how to develop habits that lead to academic success.

    Credits: (2)

  
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    UNIV 103 - Career Exploration


    Description:
    Designed to assist students in researching and assessing their career goals through classroom coursework and career-related interest and personality inventories.

    Credits: (2)

  
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    UNIV 109 - Introduction to Civic Engagement


    Description:
    The student will use civic engagement to identify and explore career interests and meet community needs.

    Credits: (2)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    UNIV 201 - Tutoring Strategies


    Description:
    Principles of individualized instruction for student paraprofessional tutors. Structuring tutorials, fundamental learning strategies, assessment strategies, communication skills, and integration of content mastery/learning skills.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: at least 40 college level credits.

    Credits: (1)

    Grading Basis
    Grade will be S or U.
  
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    UNIV 250 - Reading/Writing Enrichment


    Description:
    This class offers sophomores and juniors augmented instruction in reading and writing, building on concepts and skills learned in English 101 and 102.

    Prerequisites & Notes:
    Prerequisite: ENG 101, ENG 102, sophomore or junior standing, and a GPA of 2.75 or less.

    Credits: (3)

  
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    UNIV 295 - Introduction to Undergraduate Research


    Description:
    This class will prepare students to conduct faculty mentored research and creative expression projects.

    Credits: (2)

    Consent
    By permission.
  
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    UNIV 297 - Enrichment Course


    Description:
    Enrichment course on various topics for freshmen and sophomores to broaden their interest areas.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
  
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    UNIV 301 - Career Management


    Description:
    Identify work suited to interests, personality, goals, and values. Maximize ability to obtain work in chosen field, manage career moves tomaintain interest and growth through economic changes and life stages while minimizing economic dislocation.

    Credits: (2)

  
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    UNIV 308 - Civic Engagement Theory and Application


    Description:
    Student combines civic engagement theory and diversity sensitivity with real-world situations and major content to design and conduct a community project.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    UNIV 309 - Civic Engagement


    Description:
    Student will use program of study content knowledge to improve a community situation.

    Credits: (2)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated up to 12 credits.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.
  
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    UNIV 497 - Enrichment Course


    Description:
    An enrichment course on varying topics for upper-division students to explore more deeply issues of academic interest.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.
  
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    UNIV 597 - Enrichment Course


    Description:
    An enrichment course on varying topics for graduate students to explore more deeply issues in their areas of academic focus.

    Credits: (1)

    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.

Women’s and Gender Studies

  
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    WGS 201 - Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies


    Description:
    A survey of women’s and gender studies from an interdisciplinary perspective. Basic terms, concepts, theories, and research methodologies will be introduced. Gender related issues will be examined from the historical, cross-cultural and cross-national perspectives.

    Credits: (5)

    General Education Category
    SB-Perspectives on U.S. (W).
    Notes:
    This is a General Education Writing course.
  
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    WGS 384 - Language and Gender


    Description:
    This course is designed to guide students to explore the active and rapidly expanding field of gender studies and language research dealing with how biological and cultural awareness of sexes are reflected in speech. WS 384 and ANTH 384 are cross-listed courses; students may not receive credit for both.

    Credits: (4)

  
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    WGS 398 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    WGS 488 - Colloquium


    Description:
    This course serves as the culminating experience for the women studies minor. Students will write a five-page paper that synthesizes the major approaches and ideas they have encountered in their coursework for the minor.

    Credits: (2)

  
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    WGS 490 - Cooperative Education


    Description:
    An individualized contracted field experience with business, industry, government, or social service agencies. This contractual arrangement involves a student learning plan, cooperating employer supervision, and faculty coordination.

    Credits: (1-12)

    Consent
    By permission.
    Repeatable for Credit
    May be repeated for credit.
    Grading Basis
    Grade will either be S or U.
  
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    WGS 491 - Workshop


    Credits: (1-6)

  
  
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    WGS 498 - Special Topics


    Credits: (1-6)

  
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    WGS 499 - Seminar


    Credits: (1-5)

 

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