Oct 21, 2020  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
    
2018-2019 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG–FOR INFORMATION ONLY]

Course Descriptions


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Theatre Arts

  
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    THEA 3353 - Period Styles


    3 Credit(s)

    A survey and exploration course of the history of architecture, decorative arts, furniture, and fashion, providing a foundational understanding for theatrical design work in scenery, costumes, and lighting. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1713  and THEA 2543   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): Junior or Senior standing required

  
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    THEA 3500 - Advanced Studies in Theatre Design/Technology


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Advanced course designed to allow the student to obtain valuable experience through realized projects in their focus area. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 3545 - Production Practicum


    1 Credit(s)

    This course is designed to provide unique, quality, hands-on experience within the theatrical production areas. These may include working in a variety of positions including design or production within scenery, lighting, sound, costumes, or video. Workshops and seminar activities will be scheduled as time permits within the course schedule. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 3571 - Portfolio


    2 Credit(s)

    Studio course designed to develop student portfolios, resumes, and entrepreneurship in the areas of theatrical design and technology, with emphasis on placement in the theatrical job market or graduate programs. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 2

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior or Senior standing required

  
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    THEA 3613 - Directing I


    3 Credit(s)

    A methods course designed for the beginning directing student. Students will learn the terminology and fundamentals of stage direction. A foundation course for THEA 4613 . (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1033  and THEA 1713  and (THEA 2543  or THEA 2532) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 3713 - Theatre History: The Classic Theatre


    3 Credit(s)

    Covers the Greeks through the Restoration. Special section on Asian and traditional African drama. Course modules are Greek, Roman, traditional Asian, traditional African, Medieval, Renaissance Italy and Spain, early Tudor, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Jacobean and Carolinian playwrights, Moliere and Racine, and the Restoration of theater in England. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1713   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 3723 - Theatre History: Realism, Post-Realistic, and Contemporary Theatre


    3 Credit(s)

    Course will cover the period from 18th Century through American and European Contemporary. Course modules are 18th Century England, France, and Italy; early 19th century Germany; 19th century Romanticism; Sturm and Drang; Melodrama; and late 19th century theatre–Realism vs. Spectacle. The course will also cover early 20th century theatre–reactions against Realism, mid-20th century theatre–the rise of American drama and musical theatre and late 20th century theatre: the rise of Hispanic, Asian, African-American and women’s theatre. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3713   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 3733 - Dramaturgy


    3 Credit(s)

    This course teaches students the basics of dramaturgy through examining production and literary requirements needed to develop a production casebook. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1713  or ENGL 2400  or THEA 1303  or SST 1300 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 3900 - Theatre for Elementary Teachers


    1.5 Credit(s)

    A course especially designed for background, theory, and practice in the selecting, preparing, and presentation of plays on the elementary level. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 3950 - Methods in Performing Arts Education


    3 Credit(s)

    Introduction to methods and theories in teaching dance and theatre arts. Pedagogic theory, organizational techniques, unit/lesson plan development, assessment, and technology in the classroom will be studied. (Fall - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3900   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4102 - Movement III: Suzuki Training


    2 Credit(s)

    Suzuki movement training develops the actor’s inner physical sensibilities and strength through specific techniques of Tadashi Suzuki. Evidence of this work is apparent onstage, reflected through an increasingly centered and controlled actor, possessing a mastery of stillness and breathing, and increased power in their speaking. (Fall - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3212   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): BFA Theatre Arts majors only

  
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    THEA 4133 - Stage Combat


    2 Credit(s)

    An introduction to the principles of conflict, combat safety, and standard S.A.F.D. proficiency skills for unarmed combat, quarterstaff, and rapier. Emphasis will be on the development of the actor’s approach to fight choreography and making a scene safe, truthful, and interesting. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 2112   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4140 - Rehearsal and Performance


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    This course is designed for intermediate students to learn, develop, and apply performance techniques and learn how to function as part of a performance ensemble by working in an actual production for public presentation. Students will receive face to face instruction in a non-traditional classroom setting. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4153 - Acting V: Classical Acting II


    3 Credit(s)

    A combination of both performance-driven studio work and lecture/coaching, this course expands and refines the classical actor’s skills through a more intensive study of acting techniques, breathing and vocal exercises, and pedagogy developed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Cicely Berry, and other influence and respected artists in the field. (Spring - Even Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3123   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): BFA Theatre Arts majors only

  
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    THEA 4163 - Acting V: Musical Theatre II


    3 Credit(s)

    A combination of both performance-driven studio work and lecture/coaching, this course expands and refines the musical theatre actor’s skills through a more intensive study of acting and musical techniques, breathing and vocal exercises, and pedagogy developed by recognized influential and respected artists and professionals in the field. (Spring - Odd Years) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3133   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): BFA Theatre Arts majors only

  
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    THEA 4203 - Theatre Aesthetics


    3 Credit(s)

    Students will analyze the collaborative art of theatre and related areas as seen through the prism of the aesthetic experience, the nature of art and the relation of art to truth, perception, and nature in each of the component parts. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1713  and (THEA 2543  or THEA 2532) - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): Senior standing required

  
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    THEA 4333 - Technical Direction


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is designed to provide an exploration into the role of the Technical Director within the framework of modern technical theatre. Course includes management practices, budgeting and estimating techniques, backstage organization, and scenery construction techniques. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 2523  and THEA 3323   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4343 - Scenic Design


    3 Credit(s)

    Advanced studio application of the principles of scenic design by use of sketches, scaled drawings, and scaled perspective renderings. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 2523  and THEA 2533  and THEA 3223   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4353 - Lighting Design


    3 Credit(s)

    An intermediate course in the principles and objectives of lighting design. Application of skills in observation, communication, collaboration, and execution of lighting for performance by means of written critiques, journals, practical projects, drafting light plots, and generating paperwork necessary for light design. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 2523  and THEA 2533  and THEA 3223   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4363 - Costume Design


    3 Credit(s)

    A basic course in design with emphasis on the practical approach to costume design. Included will be research and presentation techniques, examination of major designer’s works, and practical experience in designing for all manner of productions. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 2203  and THEA 2533  and THEA 3223   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4373 - Sound Design


    3 Credit(s)

    This course will provide students with the basic skills necessary for execution of sound design for the theatre. This will include the proper use and hookup of equipment, basic recording, and playback of sound and digital audio editing. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 2523  and THEA 3223   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4412 - Acting VI: Professional Portfolio


    2 Credit(s)

    A studio course which develops student resumes, auditions, reels, and entrepreneurship in the areas of performance with emphasis on placement in the theatrical job market or graduate programs. (Fall) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3033   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): BFA Theatre Arts majors only

  
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    THEA 4471 - BFA Showcase


    1 Credit(s)

    A studio course designed to develop student audition abilities, while developing a showcase program to be performed in a major theatrical market. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 4412   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): BFA Theatre Arts majors only

  
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    THEA 4500 - Advanced Studies in Theatre Design/Technology


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Advanced course designed to allow the student to obtain valuable experience through realized projects in their focus area. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4513 - Theatre Technologies


    3 Credit(s)

    This course is designed to provide a forum for intensive study of a particular aspect of modern theatrical technologies. As such, various topics may be selected based on current industry trends, student needs, and available resources. Sample topics might include but are not limited to rigging, automation, metal fabrication, or properties. (Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 1513  and THEA 2203  and THEA 2523  and THEA 3323   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4541 - Advanced Production Practicum


    1 Credit(s)

    An advanced course in practical application of technical theatre methods through production experience. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 4

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4611 - Directing II Lab


    1 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Spring) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): THEA 4613  

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3613   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 2

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4613 - Directing II: Methods Approach


    3 Credit(s)

    A study of theories and actual experience in organization, interpretation, blocking, pacing, casting, and producing a play. (Spring) [Graded]

    Co-requisite(s): THEA 4611  

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3613   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4640 - Performance Studies


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    An in-depth seminar course for the study of a special topic in theatre. May be used for Study Abroad credit. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4751 - Capstone


    1 Credit(s)

    Theatre and Dance artists will articulate their concept, process, realization, and assessment of a specific project through a written and oral defense presentation to faculty within their discipline. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4840 - Readings and Conferences


    1 Credit(s) 5 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 10

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4890 - Internship


    3 Credit(s) 12 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4900 - Methods in Theatre Arts Education


    2 Credit(s)

    Methods in theatre education discuss issues related to the teaching of theatre in the public school system. Students will learn how to prepare and execute a lesson plan of study, develop benchmarks and grading criteria, develop course goals and objectives, and the execution of a variety of teaching methods in the classroom. Students will also discuss how to manage behavioral problems, time, and the planning and organization of mounting a production. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): THEA 3900  and THEA 3950   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    THEA 4980 - Student Teaching


    2 Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): None


University Studies

  
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    CONV 2010 - Passport to SUU


    1 Credit(s)

    Passport to SUU is a course that allows the students to experience many live events on campus, including Convocations lectures, theatre, dance, and music performance events. The course seeks to add richness, depth, and opportunity for personal, professional growth for the student, maximizing the experiential and integrated experience they have on campus every semester. Course may be repeated as desired since the content of events changes each semester. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 8

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 0700 - National Student Exchange


    1 Credit(s) 15 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 24

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 0700G - Graduate Study Abroad


    1 Credit(s) 12 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 0800 - Consortium


    1 Credit(s) 15 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 99

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 1020 - Strategies for Success


    1 Credit(s) 2 Maximum Credit(s)

    This variable topics course explores subjects geared toward student success. Sample topics include career exploration, job search preparation, exploring vocabulary development, and in-depth academic skill development. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 4

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    UNIV 1030 - Governors Honors Academy


    6 Credit(s)

    The academy is a ten-day program designed for Utah’s most gifted high-school leaders and scholars entering grade 12. The objective of the program is to cultivate the brightest of Utah’s high school students in high quality leadership, personal achievement, academics, and community service. The program provides students with a stimulating curriculum of study with subjects ranging from science to Shakespeare and from creativity to leadership. These, and other subjects, are discussed by a dynamic Academy Faculty and many distinguished lecturers with corporate, government, media, and other professional backgrounds. Students attending the Governor’s Honors Academy will obtain a broader vision of personal potential for leadership, develop a keener ability to create and implement new ideas, learn fresh approaches and new skills in group dynamics, acquire an increased awareness of personal goals and objectives, and achieve a collegiate orientation to develop their future. For information, visit the GHA website at www.suu.edu/gha, email gha@suu.edu, or call the director of the Governor’s Honors Academy at (435) 865-8219. (Summer) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    UNIV 1040 - Learning Communities Seminar


    1 Credit(s)

    This course serves as the common course for learning communities. Students will engage in the process of deliberative democracy as they engage with each other on topics related to their clustered courses. This course will focus heavily on discussion, communication skills, and understanding the interdisciplinarity inherent to higher education (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    UNIV 1050 - College Student Success


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    This course focuses on student success through systematic exploration of values and skills that will assist students in becoming successful in their academic endeavors. Topics include campus resources for individual challenges, motivation, time management, knowledge acquisition and retention, and academic performance. Admission requirement for students with index score of 89.99 or lower. (Fall, Spring) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    UNIV 1053 - SSS College Success


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    This course is required for all first- and second-year Student Support Services students. The course focuses on student success through systematic exploration of values and skills that will assist students in becoming successful in their academic endeavors. Other concepts we will explore are financial and economic awareness, life skills, and career readiness. It is designed to help students launch their university careers successfully and to equip students with tools and abilities to increase their academic skills. This is a required course for students seeking admission to the SSS program. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): Student Support Services (SSS) students only

  
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    UNIV 1057 - Student-Athlete College Success


    1 Credit(s)

    This course provides SUU student-athletes with valuable knowledge and tools that will aid in their transition from high school to college. This course will focus on initiatives of the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Affairs Department, including academic development, personal development, service development, and career development. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Registration Restriction(s): Must be a student-athlete

  
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    UNIV 2120 - Service Learning


    1 Credit(s)

    This course is designed to take the student volunteer through the process of volunteerism and its application to themselves and their academic training through practical experience and critical reflection. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Number of Times: 1 - Total Credits: 2

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 2890 - Directed Projects


    1 Credit(s) 4 Maximum Credit(s)

    A hands-on experience, completed either on or off campus that requires the student to work in a closely supervised environment with professionals. Directed projects must be initiated by a contract between the student, the organization, and the faculty advisor. Students may or may not be paid for their work. A minimum of three (3) hours of work per week for 15 weeks equates to one (1) credit hour. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Prerequisite(s): EDGE 1010  or UNIV 1010 - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-, P
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 8

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 2920 - Workshop


    0.5 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 3

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 3000 - Health Care Exploration - Rural Health Scholars


    1 Credit(s)

    This course assists pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-P.A., pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy. and other undergraduate health students prepare for entry into professional schools. Includes opportunities to hear guest speakers, participate in health related service learning projects (25 hrs. required), and obtain a CPR and First Aid Certification. Membership in the Rural Health Scholars program is required. (Fall, Spring, Summer) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): SCI 2120   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 6

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 3500 - Interdisciplinary Engagement


    1 Credit(s) 6 Maximum Credit(s)

    A variable topics, team-taught, interdisciplinary course that employs an experiential approach to teach students about the complexity of the specific topic of study. Professors from more than one discipline introduce students to a variety of ways to think about the chosen topic. Under the guidance of faculty mentors, students then carry out original projects related to the course topic. (Summer, As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): EDGE 1010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): Junior or senior standing required

  
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    UNIV 4890 - Internship


    1 Credit(s) 3 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (Fall, Spring) [Pass/Fail]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 12

    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    UNIV 4920 - Workshop


    0.5 Credit(s) 6 Maximum Credit(s)

    Description unavailable. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Repeatable? Yes - Total Credits: 8

    Registration Restriction(s): None


Women and Gender Studies

  
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    WGS 2010 - Introduction to Women and Gender Studies


    3 Credit(s)

    The course explores women’s and gender experiences/issues from interdisciplinary perspectives while acquainting students with the major theories and debates of feminist and gender scholarship. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Registration Restriction(s): English as a Second Language majors may not enroll

  
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    WGS 3010 - Research in Women and Gender Studies


    3 Credit(s)

    The history, theory, and practice of research in women and gender studies. The course emphasizes collaborative, participatory, and alternative methodologies. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): WGS 2010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): None

  
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    WGS 4010 - Women and Gender Studies Internship


    3 Credit(s)

    This internship synthesizes concepts of women and gender studies into a final research, service-learning, and/or international project. (As Needed) [Graded]

    Prerequisite(s): WGS 2010  and WGS 3010   - Prerequisite Min. Grade: D-
    Registration Restriction(s): Women and Gender Studies minors only

 

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