Jan 18, 2020  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Courses


 

 For the current year, when searching for courses by code, enter the first digit of the course number followed by an asterisk, for example 3* 

 

 
  
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    THTR 471/4110 - Theatrical and Dramatic Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    A critical exploration of the particular challenges surrounding a number of “translations” of drama, with specific focus on the nature of dramatic language, the adaptability and contemporary value of myth, cultural and historical barriers and the means of challenging them, the shortcomings and advantages of dramaturgy, and the inevitable concrete requirements of performance.

     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.

  
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    THTR 428/4301 - Directing II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and completion of all 200-level requirements.

    Description
    Advanced theoretical and practical, production-oriented training in play direction culminating in the presentation of a directorial project.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    THTR 470/4701 - Senior Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

    Description
    In-depth examination of advanced topics in theatre determined by the special interests of the faculty.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Designed for senior majors.

  
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    THTR 490/4703 - Senior Thesis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
               (or currently enrolled). Some projects will have additional prerequisites. Course should be taken in final semester at AUC.

    Description
    Students will develop a major project, combining research and creative work that enables the student to integrate course work from the theatre curriculum with self directed application. Projects will be of a depth of study and creative engagement to warrant a capstone project on a senior level and could include work in the areas of acting, directing, design, playwriting, or dramaturgy. Students will propose projects in the semester before the course is taken and will be subject to faculty approval.

  
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    THTR 495/4705 - Senior Honors Project (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Offered to first or second semester seniors in the department who have distinguished themselves artistically and academically (minimum 3.4 GPA in the major, 3.2 cumulative). A major project, combining research and creative work in the areas of directing, design, performance, playwriting, or dramaturgy.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    . Projects will be chosen by students in consultation with a faculty advisor.

  
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    TRST 501/5217 - Translation: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course focuses on the developments in the field of Translation Studies since the 1970s when translation became increasingly conceptualized as cultural transfer rather than a linguistic operation. It introduces students to the interdisciplinary approaches in the field including the impact of deconstruction, gender studies and post-colonial theory. Students will explore the cultural and political agendas of translation through selected theoretical texts. The course will also introduce students to various translation practices (adaptation, e-writing, etc)and will look at a translator’s role in society, and translation as an agent social change. Students will read a selection of texts in literary theory that will inform their practice in translation. Students will situate their own work in translation not only in relation to contemporary cultural forms and practices, but also in relation to the traditions that inform current translating practices. Selected texts and translation exercises will be in English and in Arabic.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    TRST 502/5218 - Translation and The Arab “Renaissance” (3 cr.)



    Description
    Students will read pioneering works of the nineteenth and the twentieth century in the Arab region that dealt with issues of translation and its centrality to modern nation-building. What exactly is the role of the translator? What is the function of translation in society? The course situates at the act of translation within colonial/postcolonial contexts in which questions of power surround the relationship between the original text and its translation. It also explores questions of visibility and invisibility of the translator, translation vs, adaptation, original text and target cultural context. Taught in English. Readings and translation exercises in English and Arabic.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
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    TVDJ 507/5207 - Practicum: TV or Special Video Assignment (3 cr.)



    Description
    Field experience at an approved television, video/digital section of a publication or TV production companies in Egypt or abroad to be conducted preferably as a six week long summer internship or during a semester.

    When Offered
    Offered in summer.
  
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    TVDJ 537/5237 - TV Digital News Gathering and Script Writing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Must be taken concurrently with     and   .

    Description
    Introduces students to the theory and practice of field reporting and production. Students will learn the concepts of television journalism, the differences in reporting for print and broadcast, scriptwriting, use of pictures and related topics.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    TVDJ 538/5238 - Arabic TV Script Writing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introduces students to the theory of field reporting and producing. Students will learn the concepts of television journalism, the differences in reporting for print and broadcast, scriptwriting, use of pictures and related topics. The course is partially devoted to presentation skills of Arabic TV reporting.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    Non-Arabic speaking students may substitute an elective with approval of the director.

  
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    TVDJ 539/5239 - TV Presentation and Voice Coaching (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A workshop devoted to the presentation of TV news and features, particularly when “on camera”. The prime focus of the course is to develop an awareness of how skeletal-muscular-respiratory organization can inhibit or promote vocal tone resonance and articulation, and to provide the physical experiences necessary to promote improvement in posture and breathing. The course provides the means whereby unconscious, inappropriate personal habits i.e. grimace, frown; nervous gesture can be brought to consciousness and gradually eliminated. Particular attention will be given to developing unobtrusive and clear enunciation in English.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and/or winter.
  
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    TVDJ 541/5241 - Field and Studio Digital Camera Production (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     .  Must be taken concurrently with   and   .

    Description
    Intensive field training on how to use digital video cameras. Students will learn the basics of camera shooting, sequencing, framing, lighting, and also how to conduct vox pops and interviews. Students will practice shooting on different field and studio camera models and formats, indoors, outdoors and in a studio environment. Students will also learn lighting techniques for the field and studio.



     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    TVDJ 542/5242 - Digital Video Editing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Must be taken concurrently with     and   .

     

    Description
    Intensive training in editing labs to master the basic operation of video editing equipment. Students will learn how to edit their stories using machine to machine editing (linear editing) and software editing (non-linear editing). Students will also learn live video editing and production inside the studio.




     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.

  
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    TVDJ 545/5245 - TV Studio News Reporting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
        and  

    Description
    This course provides students with intensive, real-world exposure to the production of television field news reports. Students will be involved in all aspects of creating a weekly television news program, including reporting, executive producing, studio camera work, directing, writing and anchoring. Each student will produce a weekly three minute report.

     




     

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.

  
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    TVDJ 546/5246 - TV Digital Journalism Capstone (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A continuation of   , this course provides more advanced training in producing television news broadcasts with an emphasis on writing, research, and execution of mini-documentaries, investigative reports and features. Students fluent in Arabic may produce reports in Arabic. Students will complete the required capstone project in this course.

     

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.

  
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    TVDJ 559/5259 - TV Interviewing and Talk Show Hosting (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces students to television interviewing across a variety of formats through delivery and practice. Students will learn one-on-one interviews (live, pre-taped and remote) and talk show hosting. Students will learn the skills and techniques of researching a guest, developing topics and preparing questions.


     

    When Offered
    Offered in Spring.
 

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