New Courses Effective Spring Semester 2022 (202210)

New Courses Effective Fall Semester 2021 (202130)


AHIS 2250, 3 credits

Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory

New Course as of Fall Semester 2021

Formerly FINA 2250

Contemporary cultural theories have an effect and influence on visual arts and other media. Through lectures, image and video presentations, and seminar discussion of assigned topics, students learn that critical and cultural theory is central to the production and understanding of representation, whether visual or textual. Students engage in critical reading and articulating themselves in both verbal and written arguments.

Students will receive credit for only one of AHIS 2250 or FINA 2250.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Certificate in Art History and Diploma in Fine Arts.

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ANTH 2210, 3 credits

Archaeology of the Americas

New Course as of Fall Semester 2021

Stretching from the Arctic Ocean to the waters around Antarctica, crossing mountains, lakes, deserts, and jungles, the Americas are a diverse place with a rich past. Archaeologists have been captivated with when and how people began settling in this region of the world for as long as there has been archaeology, and have documented a wide range of societies across North, Central, and South America. Students in this course have the opportunity to explore the remnants of this amazing cultural heritage and examine how the past has, and continues to, affect the lives of people living throughout this region.

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LIBR 2516, 3 credits

Readers' Advisory Services

This course acquaints students with reading interests of adults in preparation for readers’ advisory (RA) work with adults. Skills related to readers’ advisory service in public and other library settings are introduced and practiced, and the basic tenets of readers’ advisory are reinforced throughout the course. Students learn how to interview readers to determine their reading interests and will practice describing books objectively. In addition, students investigate and use RA tools that are available for making reading and viewing recommendations. Issues of representation, inclusivity, diversity, and tolerance towards all readers and reading interests are explored.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Library & Information Technology, Diploma in Library & Information Technology (Flex Participation Option), and Diploma in Library & Information Technology (BBA Transfer Option).

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THEA 1150, 3 credits

CAD for Theatre Production

In this hands-on course, students are introduced to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using Vectorworks software. Through exercises and projects, students learn effective techniques and applications of 2D drafting and 3D digital modeling, including drawing and modeling tools, file management and organization, workflow, and conventions as they relate to drafting and orthographic projection views, to make plans and documentation packages.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Theatre Production).

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THEA 1250, 3 credits

Set Design I

In this hands-on course, students are introduced to the process of theatrical and stage design. Through a combination of presentations, exercises, and projects, students learn to employ strategies to effectively analyze and develop design ideas for the stage from conception to presentation.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Theatre Production).

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THEA 2160, 6 credits

Production Skills Foundation

Formerly THEA 2150

Students are introduced to conceptual and technical skills essential to the production theatre practice. Students engage in directed studies developing production skills while working as part of backstage crews of Studio 58 productions.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Theatre Production).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in all of the following: THEA 1110, 1120, 1130, and 1140.

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THEA 2260, 9 credits

Production Skills Development

Formerly THEA 2250

Students are introduced to the theatrical design disciplines of costume, props, lighting, sound, and projection design, as well as furthering their studies of production theatre practice. Through a directed studies component, students develop production skills while working as part of backstage crews of Studio 58 productions.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Theatre Production).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B-" grade in THEA 2160.

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THEA 2360, 15 credits

Production Skills Practice

Formerly THEA 2300

Students are introduced to stage management while advancing their studies in the theatrical design disciplines of costume, props, lighting, sound and projection, and production theatre practice. Through directed studies, students further develop production skills while working as part of backstage crews of Studio 58 productions.

Students will receive credit for only one of THEA 2300 or 2360.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Theatre Production).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B-" grade in THEA 2260.

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THEA 3460, 15 credits

Production Skills Advanced Practice I

In advanced applied studies, students are guided through the process of assuming a leadership role in the production team (stage management and/or design team), as well as furthering their studies in production theatre practice through work placement opportunities.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Theatre Production).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B-" grade in THEA 2360.

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THEA 3560, 15 credits

Production Skills Advanced Practice II

Furthering their advanced applied studies, students are guided through the process of assuming a leadership role in the production team (stage management and/or design team), as well as furthering their studies of production theatre practice through work placement opportunities.

Registration in this course is restricted to students admitted to the Diploma in Theatre Arts at Studio 58 (Theatre Production).

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "B-" grade in THEA 2460.

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