This course familiarizes students with the social, economic, psychological, and political issues that challenge contemporary women locally and internationally. It also encourages students to further their personal progress toward understanding and dealing constructively with womens issues.

This senior-level capstone course allows students to work on a faculty-approved production project in their primary area of focus and concentration. This course is required of all BFA and BA theatre majors; student teaching is considered the 147capstone project148 for students in the BS Theatre Education major. Permission of the department required.

The art of dramatic writing is explored, as well as the production of scripts for stage presentation. Prerequisite: ENGL 104

This course focuses on performance requirements and techniques for the actor, including the process of preparation to performance, and the stylistic differences between genres. The course utilizes material from existing theatre literature in a variety of styles. Solo and ensemble participation is expected of students. Restricted to theatre majors. Restricted to students with junior standing and higher. May be repeated for credit.

Courses on topics of interest to students in theatre offered on the basis of need, interest, or timeliness. Prerequisites as determined by the instructor. Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. May be repeated for credit. See registrar's office current class schedules Web page for specific semester description.

Advanced non-classroom experiences in the field of theatre. Placements are off-campus, and may be full- or part-time, and with or without pay. Credit for experiences must be sought prior to occurance, and learning contracts must be submitted to the theatre faculty before the end of the first week of the semester. See the experiential learning: internship section of this catalog for more details. Restricted to theatre majors and minors. Permission of department required. Graded CR/NC.

Independent reading and/or research under the guidance of a theatre faculty member. Refer to the academic policy section for independent study policy. Independent study contract is required. May be repeated for credit.

A study of plays, current production, playwrights, actors, and theatrical practices in selected cities, either in the U.S. or abroad. This course culminates in a required field trip which allows on site observation of theatrical practices, and consists of attending productions and guest lectures as well as backstage tours. Additional fees required. May be repeated for credit with different content. Graded CR/NC.

This course will provide students an opportunity to explore the dynamics of theatrical production. The process will be explored from early idea development through post production evaluation. The course will also provide an opportunity for students to develop practical skills in the areas of leadership, team building, collaboration, production communication and creative problem solving. The content of this course work will be designed to amplify the education benefit of practical experience gained through the departmental production assignments. Prerequisite: 356.

This course encompasses the area of research, design, construction and painting as it relates to properties and costume craft. The student will involve himself/herself in a variety of prop-related/costume projects such as casting, upholstery, carving, hats and masks. Prerequisite: 230.