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Curriculum

  • Humanities and Fine Arts Core
  • 22 Units
  • ART 311: Art History 1 -OR- ART 312: Art History 2
  • 3

ART 311: Art History 1 - This is a survey course of Western art from the Prehistoric Period through the Renaissance, employing illustrated lectures, independent research, museum visits, and discussion. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

 OR

ART 312: Art History 2 - This course is a survey of Western art from the Renaissance through the present employing illustrated lectures, independent research, museum visits and discussion. This class is offered alternate years in the spring semester.

  • COM 324: Intercultural Communication
  • 3

Social and cultural variables in speech communication processes and strategies for resolving communication problems in intercultural settings with an emphasis on variables such as perception, roles, language codes, and nonverbal communication will be examined in this course.

  • CENG 201: World Literature to the Renaissance
  • 3

This course will focus on critical thinking and research-based writing through comparative and interdisciplinary analysis. Alongside lectures and class discussion, the study of representative great works of Western and non-Western literature from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance will emphasize the literary, cultural, and religious significance of these texts. Co-requisite: CHST 201; permission from Academic Advising is needed to take CENG 201 as an unlinked course.

  • HST 410: Mythology, Philosophy, and Theology
  • 3

This course begins with the mythology of the Ancient Egyptians, the theology of the Hebrews, the philosophy of the Greeks, tracing the legacy of each stand of thought throughout the world with attention being paid to both the primary leaders and significant texts and how they shaped divergent world views today. It is recommended that Western Civilization 1 and 2 have previously been taken.

  • HUM 495: Senior Project (1-3 units)
  • 1

In this capstone course students will meet with an instructor once per week in order to formulate, research, and discuss an appropriate topic for their written project. Topics must be interdisciplinary, combining their emphasis within the major with another discipline within the major. Prerequisite: Liberal Arts major and senior standing.

  • MUS 451: Music Cultures of the World: Emerging Nations -OR- MUS 452: Music Cultures of the World: The Silk Road
  • 3

MUS 451: Music Cultures of the World: Emerging Nations - This course will introduce students to the study of music as a universal cultural phenomenon and the discipline of ethnomusicology, with exposure to the musical and social aspects of a variety of folk, traditional, and art music of Latin America, Africa, India, North America, and contemporary mass media. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or equivalent knowledge and experience in music strongly encouraged.

 OR

MUS 452: Music Cultures of the World: The Silk Road - Introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology and of music as a universal cultural phenomenon, with exposure to the musical and social aspects of a variety of folk, traditional and art music of regions from Eastern Europe to Asia, including the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Oceania, China, Japan, and Korea. Prerequisite: MUS 101 or equivalent knowledge and experience in music strongly encouraged.

  • THL 321: World Religions
  • 3

A survey course of the world's major non-Christian religions including motifs, belief patterns, ritual and worship, ethics and social patterns, origin and development, and sacred writings.

  • THR 251: Introduction to Theatre
  • 3

This course will provide an overview of the various conventions, forms, styles, and genres of the theatre, including principles of play analysis and exploration of theatre criticism from dramaturgical, literary, and cultural perspectives through the thematic discussions of representative plays. There may be an additional charge for required field trips.

  • Theatre Emphasis
  • 18 Units
  • THR 261: Acting I
  • 3

As an introduction to basic acting techniques, this course will examine ways to construct the interior, physical, and vocal life of a character, teach warm-up procedures and staging principles including scene analysis, performance of monologues, and improvisations. There may be an additional charge for field trips.

  • THR 262: Acting 2
  • 4

This course is an advanced approach to acting techniques used in contemporary realism material including an in-depth study of scene and character analysis; performance of monologues, improvisations, and scenes; exercises based on the Meisner technique and other acting approaches. Lab time is included in the schedule. There may be an additional charge for field trips. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: THR 261 or consent of instructor.

  • THR 311: Stagecraft
  • 3

Through hands-on experiences this course will introduce the practical application of theatrical design principles including techniques and practices of technical organization, set construction, lighting preparation, costume construction, makeup application, and sound preparation. Field trips (additional charge) and participation in on-campus productions required. A lab fee is required. Prerequisite: THR 251 or consent of instructor.

  • THR 351: Play Direction I
  • 3

This course will introduce students to the following techniques: play selection and analysis, auditioning, scene design and staging, actor coaching, rehearsal strategies, and production management. Both the principles for proscenium and the open stage will be discussed along with the presentation and evaluation of workshop scenes. Prerequisites: THR 251, THR 261 and THR 262 or consent of instructor.

  • THR 441: Theatre and Culture I
  • 3

Through the study of representative plays, this course will examine the various theatre cultures from the Classical period through the Renaissance, giving consideration to the theatrical conventions, visual art, music, and significant historical events of the periods. There may be an additional charge for required field trips. Prerequisite: Thr 251 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.

  • Choose one non-duplicated course from the following:
  • ENG 387: Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • 3

In this course students will read, critically analyze, discuss, and evaluate selected plays from 1890 through the 21st century, including such dramatists as Ibsen, O'Neill, Pirandello, Lorca, Miller, Williams, and Albee. Attending a performance may be required. Prerequisite: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301. Offered alternate years.

  • ENG 466: Shakespeare
  • 3

Critical reading and analysis of selected examples of Shakespeare's histories, comedies, and tragedies will be the focus of this course. Prerequisites: ENG 201 or CENG 201 or CENG 301; ENG 271.

  • THR 442: Theatre and Culture II
  • 3

As a continuation of THR 441, this course will examine theatre cultures from the Renaissance to the present day. There may be an additional charge for required field trips. Prerequisite: THR 251 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.


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