Feb 29, 2024  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Courses


 

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  • SOC 455/4055 - Seminar in African Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    9 hours of Social Sciences and Junior or Senior standing.

    Description
    Through the examination of a contemporary topic in African Studies, this interdisciplinary seminar examines epistemological and methodological issues in African Studies such as transformation, resistance, power, technology, and women and development. Original sources will be used to examine the theoretical assumptions, data, and methods underlying the literature. Prior course work in African Studies is recommended.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • SOC 400/4099 - Selected Topics in Sociology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences, and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Topics to be chosen according to specific interests, such as sociology of medicine, sex roles, symbolic interaction, applied sociology.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
  • SOC 450/4106 - Third World Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 9 hours of social sciences and junior or senior standing.

    Description
    Contemporary theories of development as they apply to and illuminate the problems of development in underdeveloped countries. The approach will be interdisciplinary.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • SOC 495/4107 - Senior Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Senior standing and   or    or 12 hours of Social Sciences.

    Description
    Emphasis on current methodological trends in anthropology and sociology reflecting the research interests of the faculty and students, and drawing on the experience of the undergraduate career. Content may therefore vary from year to year.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
    Notes
    The student will be required to write a methodologically sound senior paper, preferably based on field research.

  
  • SOC 440-441/4203-4045 - Practicum in Community Development (6 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Six hours of social sciences and the consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Two semester, nine month field experience in an approved international development agency, local NGO or other professional setting approved by faculty supervisor.  Supervised by a professional and faculty supervisor.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   ,  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall (440) and spring (441).
  
  • SOC 402/4405 - Independent Study (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: a minimum B average, consent of the instructor, and approval by the Unit Head and the Department Chair.

    Description
    In exceptional circumstances some seniors and graduating seniors with department approval may arrange for independent study on a chosen topic in sociology that is not covered in the regular offerings for that academic year. Guided readings, research and frequent consultations held

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes
  
  • SOC 445/4499 - Selected Topics in Coptic Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course allows instructors to offer a topic in Coptic Studies. The topic will be chosen from year to year in coordination with the departments concerned and the dean of the School of HUSS, and according to the individual interests and areas of expertise of the instructors. Topics chosen may include various aspects of Coptic art and history, monasticism, folklore, or other subjects. The course may be taken more than once if the topic changes.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   ,  ,  ,  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Notes
    Students in these majors may petition preferably before registration to have the course included in their major requirements.

  
  • SOC 460/4560 - Development Studies Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: 12 hours of social science

    Description
    Interdisciplinary and comparative analysis of development as a process and as a historical phenomenon. Critical evaluation of economic, political, social, and cultural technological and managerial factors that structure developmental change.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   ,  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 507/5200 - Introduction to Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing or advanced undergraduate standing and permission of instructor.

    Description
    This course examines the changing political, social, and legal contexts within which people become forced migrants or refugees. Of particular concern are policies which generate, regulate, and protect the movement of forced migrants, the interaction between national governments and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the psychological aspect of refugee status, and the social and cultural organization of refugee and migrant communities, including notably gender aspects and the role of children. This course is required of all students seeking the diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 500/5201 - Classical Social Thought (3 cr.)



    Description
    An in-depth examination of classical sociological and anthropological theories of culture and society.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 501/5202 - Contemporary Social Thought (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    An in-depth examination fo contemporary sociological and anthropological theories of culture and society.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 505/5203 - Ethnographic Fieldwork (3 cr.)



    Description
    Techniques of participant observation, non-participant observation, and in-depth interviewing used in anthropology and ethnomethodology. Issues include problems of access, grounded theory and ethical issues. Students will normally carry out a fieldwork project for the course.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 506/5204 - Survey Research (3 cr.)



    Description
    Techniques and issues in survey research. Sampling, operationalization, questionnaire design, survey application and analysis of survey data. The course is designed to give students hands-on experience in every aspect of survey research.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 508/5208 - Special Topics in Migration and Refugee Issues (3 cr.)



    Description
    Topics discussed may vary depending on the instructor. Focus of the course will be announced prior to registration. Course may be repeated for credit if content changes.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • SOC/ANTH 510/5210 - Problems in Sociology-Anthropology (3 cr.)



    Description
    Problems discussed may vary depending on the instructor and the needs of the students. Focus of the class will be announced prior to registration. Course may be repeated for credit if content changes.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 515/5215 - Kin, Friends and Neighbors (3 cr.)



    Description
    Principles underlying group formation at the local level, such as kinship, residence, and friendship and the resultant web of collective and dyadic relations; special emphasis on the articulation of these groups with class, occupational and ethnic groups, and the state.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 520/5220 - Sex Roles, Gender and Society (3 cr.)



    Description
    How sex roles and gender are socially constructed in cross-cultural perspectives: special emphasis on the impact of social-cultural change on gender relations.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 525/5225 - Religion, Ideology and Society (3 cr.)



    Description
    The relation of ideology and world religions to social action; special emphasis on the integrative aspects on society as well as their potential for change and transformation.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 530/5230 - Theorizing the State (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course offers a critical reading of the concept of the state, particularly in relation to governance and power, regulation of subjects and citizens, discourses and practices of normalization of social orders, and limits to state power.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 535/5235 - World Systems and Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    Theories of the growth of the new international division of labor and its relationship to socioeconomic change in both developed and developing societies.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 540/5240 - Revisiting the Rural (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course examines the remaking of rural communities in relation to historical shifts in capital and state dynamics, the organization and practice of everyday life, the politics of labor and property, and the production of desire and subjectivity.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 545/5245 - Cities: Structure and Dynamics (3 cr.)



    Description
    The structure of urban forms, patterns of city life, and the relationship of cities to the wider societies of which they are part.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 550/5250 - Sociology of Knowledge (3 cr.)



    Description
    The epistemological foundations and social framework of knowledge; what is involved in “having knowledge” about society.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 555/5255 - Comparative Health and Healing Systems (3 cr.)



    Description
    Cross-cultural and multidisciplinary approach to the crucial issues which link the social sciences to health and healing systems. Special emphasis on issues of health and healing under conditions of social and cultural change; development and policy in the Middle East.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 560/5260 - Population Dynamics (3 cr.)



    Description
    A consideration of the causes and consequence of the growth and decline of population through the analysis of fertility, mortality, and migration. Issues and research related to rapid population growth and labor migration will be emphasized.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 565/5265 - Ethnicity, Identity and Nationalism (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course examines the factors that contribute to modern nationalism or contradict it. Such factors include ethnic and other forms of identity such as those constructed around the notions of race, language, and religion. The approach to the imagined community is both cultural, dealing with identity formation and maintenance, and social, stressing processes and social groups.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 570/5270 - Environment and Society (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course uses a broad interdisciplinary approach to analyze the relationship between development and environmental degradation, the ways in which development enhances protection, and the issues of sustainable development. It covers the social movements that may emerge around the environmental concerns, and the social processes that lead to environmental risks.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 575/5275 - Modern Social Movements (3 cr.)



    Description
    The emergence of modern social movements based on such issues as gender, ecology, race, ethnicity, community control, and identity. The relation between “new” social movements and earlier social movements based on class, national liberation, and revolutionary transformation, with comparison between First and Third World movements.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 580/5280 - History and Memory (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course is an examination of the meanings and relationships between the past, memory and history in anthropological practices and debates. Specifically, it seeks an analysis of the conceptual and methodological boundaries between history production and collective memory paradigms.

  
  • SOC/ANTH 502/5285 - Structure and Process in Egyptian Society (3 cr.)



    Description
    Emphasis on those forces which have given Egyptian society cohesion and continuity in a rapidly changing world. Crucial issues confronting social scientists and planners.

    When Offered
    Offered in occasionally.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 503/5290 - Middle Eastern Societies and Cultures (3 cr.)



    Description
    A survey of the present state of knowledge concerning Middle Eastern societies, with an emphasis on the disciplinary approaches of sociology and anthropology.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • SOC/ANTH 591/5297 - Guided Research (1-3 cr.)



    Description
    Fieldwork under the supervision of the Social Research Center or a member of the departmental staff.

  
  • SOC/ANTH 598/5298 - Thesis Writing Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and either   ,  or the consent of the instructor.

    Description
    This course serves as an intermediary phase between the research proposal and the Master’s thesis, which is designed to help students transition from fieldwork and data collection to data analysis and writing up. Students will be lead through a process of documenting, analyzing, and presenting their data in ways that emphasize faculty and peer evaluation and feedback.

  
  • SOC/ANTH 599/5299 - Research Guidance and Thesis (no cr.)



    Description
    Consultation for students in problems related to their theses.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • TAFL 515/5101 - The Phonetics of Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    Phonetics of Arabic as it is spoken at various levels in Egypt, studied in light of modern phonetic theory. Reference is made to the phonetics of both Egyptian colloquial Arabic and the Arabic of the early Islamic era as described by the early Arab phoneticians. Taught in Arabic and/or English.

    When Offered
    Offered in the fall.
  
  • TAFL 516/5102 - The Linguistics of Arabic (3 cr.)



    Description
    History and development of the Arabic Language and Linguistics. Particular attention will be given to topics such as: Major events that shaped Arabic throughout History, the codification of the language, Arab linguistics theory and its contributions to the study of syntax. Morphology, and lexicography, the various schools of thought among Arab philologists in the light of modern linguistic theory and language situation in Arabic society. Taught in Arabic and/or English.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate years.
  
  • TAFL 551/5103 - Advanced Arabic Grammar (3 cr.)



    Description
    An examination of the basic concepts in traditional Arabic grammar using modern linguistic theories with the aim of suggesting alternative methods of analysis and formalization. Taught in Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • TAFL 501/5201 - Principles of Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Concepts fundamental to linguistic analysis in the areas of syntax, semantics, phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • TAFL 503/5202 - Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or permission of the department. Recommended prerequisite:  

    Description
    Relationship between first and second language acquisition. Aspects of acquisition from a psycholinguistic perspective. Cognitive, linguistic, personality and classroom factors influencing SLA. Applications for teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • TAFL 510/5203 - Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language I (3 cr.)



    Description
    Survey of learning theories, individual learning styles and strategies as they relate to the teaching and learning processes. Examination and critical analysis of major approaches and methods of teaching foreign languages. The course includes classroom observations and limited practice teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered consecutively with   .
  
  • TAFL 511/5204 - Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Survey of approaches to the design and implementation of foreign language curricula and teaching materials and teaching practicum. The practicum includes foreign language classroom observations, supervised practice teaching, and materials development, selection, and adaptation.

    When Offered
    Offered consecutively with   .
  
  • TAFL 553/5205 - Sociolinguistics (3 cr.)



    Description
    The effect of social phenomena on linguistic form. Languages, dialects, and speech communities. Multilingual societies, diglossia, code choice. Regional, social and linguistic variation. Terms of address. Language attitudes. Language and ethnicity. Language maintenance and shift. Language and gender. Language planning and standardization. Sociolinguistic aspects of education.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • TAFL 555/5206 - Seminar on Challenges Facing AFL Teachers (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    The course provides the intellectual basis, as distinct from methods of teaching, for the design of curriculum and the teaching of the different language skills. Special attention is given to four areas: The Alphabet’s historical development and variation; vocabulary scope, the root system and Arabic derivational system; syntax, historical development and recent attempts for simplifications; language levels, diglossia, multiglossia and language continuum in Egypt.


     

  
  • TAFL 563/5211 - Language Variation and Change (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course investigates Arabic language variation and change within the framework of variation theories and with respect to the particularities of Arabic as a multiglossic language. Both written and spoken discourse will be analyzed with special attention to formal spoken or educated spoken Arabic. The course provides a practical approach to dealing with Arabic language corpora and trains students to analyze linguistic data.

  
  • TAFL 540/5270 - Selected Topics in Applied Linguistics (1, 2, or 3 cr.)



    Description
    Special topics and current issues in linguistics and language teaching with special reference to Arabic.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once if content changes.
  
  • TAFL 560/5271 - Supervised Study in TAFL (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    Description
    Individual research on specific area of interest to the student.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    May be taken a second time if content changes.
  
  • TAFL 588/5298 - Comprehensives (no cr.)



    Description
    Individual consultation for students preparing for the comprehensive examination.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • TAFL 599/5299 - Research Guidance and Thesis (no cr.)



    Description
    Consultation for students on matters related to their thesis.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • TAFL 520/5302 - Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Provides TESOL/TAFL MA candidates with the knowledge and skills to read and understand various types of research in applied linguistics, to have a basic grasp of the issues currently being studied in the field, and be able to critically distinguish between good and poor research. Ability to write in appropriate technical fashion is emphasized.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TAFL 502/5305 - Assessment in Language Learning (3 cr.)



    Description
    A practical course that will enable the student to develop valid and reliable assessment procedures, analyze results, and evaluate the procedures.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • TAFL 507/5310 - Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)/Computer Operations Techniques (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Description, analysis and evaluation of CALL software. Integration of CALL into AFL learning. Guided practical experience in producing AFL software using authoring programs. Using the Internet as a resource for learning AFL.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • TAFL 550/5322 - Language Pragmatics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Definition of pragmatics. Relations of pragmatics to semantics, syntax and sociolinguistics. Speech act theory. Directness and indirectness. The cooperative Principle, principles of politeness, Relevance Theory. Cross-linguistics/cultural application. Relevance to language teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • TAFL 525/5330 - Language Transfer, Contrastive Analysis, and Error Analysis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The study of language contact and language transfer phenomena. Contrastive Analysis and error analysis within and beyond the sentence level. Models, procedures and theoretical underpinnings. Discourse function and organization. Implications for second/foreign language teaching and learning.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • TESL 510/5300 - Methods of TESOL I (3 cr.)



    Description
    Survey of learning theories, individual learning styles and strategies as they relate to the teaching and learning processes. Examination and critical analysis of major approaches and methods of teaching foreign languages. The course includes classroom observations and limited practice teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 501/5301 - Principles of Linguistic Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    Concepts fundamental to linguistic analysis in the areas of syntax, semantics, phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and language acquisition.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 520/5302 - Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Provides TESOL/TAFL MA candidates with the knowledge and skills to read and understand various types of research in applied linguistics, to have a basic grasp of the issues currently being studied in the field, and be able to critically distinguish between good and poor research. Ability to write in appropriate technical fashion is emphasized.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 500/5303 - English Grammar (3 cr.)



    Description
    A descriptive overview of the structure of English. Detailed analysis of the major grammatical constructions. Implications for language teaching and learning.

  
  • TESL 503/5304 - Second Language Acquisition (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       or permission of the department. Recommended prerequisite: TAFL/TESL 5302  .

    Description
    Relationship between first and second language acquisition. Aspects of acquisition from a psycholinguistic perspective. Cognitive, linguistic, personality and classroom factors influencing SLA. Implications for teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 502/5305 - Assessment in Language Learning (3 cr.)



    Description
    A practical course that will enable the student to develop valid and reliable assessment procedures, analyze results, and evaluate the procedures.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 507/5310 - Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Description, analysis and evaluation of CALL software. Integration of CALL into EFL syllabus. Guided practical experience in producing EFL software using authoring programs. Using the Internet as a resource for teaching and learning EFL.

  
  • TESL 570/5311 - Proposal Writing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A seminar specially designed for thesis track candidates and others who wish to pursue research in TESOL. Students will explore their specific research interests and are expected to share their ideas and constructive criticism with other members of the class. The aim of this course is to guide the student towards the production of a proposal for a possible thesis or future research.

  
  • TESL 531/5312 - Second Language Reading and Writing: Theory and Practice (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    This course will survey research and theory in EFL/ESL reading and writing and explore pedagogical applications. We will consider a number of reader/writer and text factors that play a role in second language (L2) reading and writing. As second language reading encompasses top-down, bottom-up, and interactive approaches, we will investigate how these approaches function interactively. We will further explore how the field of L2 writing has been influenced by L1 writing but has also become a distinct area of inquiry in its own right. We will examine students’ writing and observe them in their classes, design activities and evaluate materials and textbooks.
     

  
  • TESL 521/5320 - English Syntax (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A study of contemporary syntactic theories of generative grammar with particular reference to the choice of formalism, universal grammar and the claims they make about the nature of language, linguistic descriptions and implications for language teaching.

  
  • TESL 548/5321 - Corpus Linguistics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An introduction to the analysis of large collections of computer-readable texts (corpora) using concordance software. Focus on analytic techniques at the levels of morphology, lexicography, grammar, pragmatics and discourse. Pedagogical applications for English for academic purposes and in data-driven learning.

  
  • TESL 550/5322 - Language Pragmatics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Definition of pragmatics. Relation of pragmatics to semantics, syntax and sociolinguistics. Speech act theory. Directness and indirectness. The Cooperative Principle, principles of politeness, Relevance Theory. Cross-linguistic/cultural application. Relevance to language teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 551/5323 - Discourse of Analysis for Language Teachers (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Discourse analysis is typically thought of as studying language use above the sentence level. The central focus is on “how real people use real language, as opposed to studying artificially created sentences” (McCarthy, 1991, p.1). This course will provide an overview of the theories and methods of discourse analysis. We will explore various approaches to the analysis of both spoken and written texts and examine practical implications for language teachers and students. The course will be beneficial for students who are interested in conducting discourse based research and who would like to know how to use discourse analysis methods in their language classes.
     

  
  • TESL 525/5330 - Language Transfer, Contrastive Analysis, and Error Analysis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The study of language contact and language transfer phenomena. Contrastive analysis and error analysis within and beyond the sentence level. Models, procedures and theoretical underpinnings. Discourse function and organization. Implications for second/foreign language teaching and learning.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 553/5331 - Sociolinguistics (3 cr.)



    Description
    The effect of social phenomena on linguistic form. Languages, dialects, and speech communities. Multilingual societies, diglossia, code choice. Regional, social, and linguistic variation. Terms of address. Language attitudes. Language and ethnicity. Language maintenance and shift. Language and gender. Language planning and standardization. Sociolinguistic aspects of education.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
  
  • TESL 540/5370 - Selected Topics in Applied Linguistics (1, 2, or 3 cr.)



    Description
    Special topics and current issues in linguistics and language teaching.

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once if content changes.
  
  • TESL 530/5371 - Supervised Study in TESOL (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor.

    Description
    Individual research on a specific area of interest to the student in consultation with the instructor.

    Repeatable
    May be taken a second time if content changes.
  
  • TESL 511/5397 - Methods of TESOL II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Survey of approaches to the design and implementation of foreign language curricula and teaching materials. This teaching practicum is a capstone course and  as such must be taken during a student’s final semester in the program. It includes foreign language classroom observations, supervised practice teaching, and materials development, selection, and adaptation.

  
  • TESL 588/5398 - Comprehensives (no cr.)



    Description
    Consultation for students preparing for the comprehensive examination.

  
  • TESL 599/5399 - Research Guidance and Thesis (no cr.)



    Description
    Consultation for individual students on matters related to their theses.

  
  • THTR 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all first-year students as part of the Primary Level Core.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • THTR 130/1101 - The World of the Theatre (3 cr.)



    Description
    An initiation into the world of the theatre with the aim of developing the critical skills of an informed and perceptive audience member through the reading of plays, critical articles, and the attendance of stage performances and film versions of plays.

  
  • THTR 125/1200 - Acting for Non-Majors (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to the art and technique of acting for the non-major student, utilizing training games and exercises to present the student with a general overview of the acting process, while also providing experiences and techniques beneficial to basic human communication.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    May not be used for departmental credit by theatre majors or minors.

  
  • THTR 203/1201 - Theatre in the Making (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to theatre as a collective art form by exploring all of its components and participants: from playwright to actor, from director to designers, from producing team to audience.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • THTR 299/2099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
  • THTR 350/2101 - Survey of Dramatic Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    A study of major periods and distinctive styles and genres of drama from the Greeks to pre-Ibsen nineteenth century drama.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate falls.
  
  • THTR 225/2201 - Acting I (3 cr.)



    Description
    A basic course in the fundamentals of acting, designed for majors, minors, and those with some previous experience. In-class exercises and improvisations, combined with rehearsed scenes and monologues from simple realistic texts, will help students gain proficiency in objective/obstacles, creation of a character, basic voice and breath control, and basic body alignment and awareness.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring, and occasionally in the summer.
  
  • THTR 226/2211 - Acting in Arabic I (3 cr.)



    Description
    The art and craft of acting as a systematic process applied to the specific demands of Arabic Drama. Scene work and monologues from modern and contemporary Arabic plays.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall or spring, and occasionally in the summer.
  
  • THTR 230/2301 - Play Analysis (3 cr.)



    Description
    The development of the art of reading a play through detailed examination of its dramatic structure and in-depth analysis of its text. Both Western and Arabic plays will be examined.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall or spring.
  
  • THTR 204/2401 - Introduction to Technical Theatre (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to the theories, techniques, tools, and materials of technical theatre. Technical areas to be covered include organization, architecture, shops, stage equipment, scenery, props, lighting, sound, costumes, technical direction, and stage management.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Students will be expected to work on one of the technical crews for a major theatre department production concurrently with the course.

  
  • THTR 240/2601 - Production Practicum (1 cr. per production)



    Description
    A course for any student who wishes to gain academic credit for significant contribution to departmental theatre productions in one of the following area: a. Scenery, b. Costume, c. Props, d. Lighting, e. Sound; or f. Run Crew. Minimum of 50 hours of practical work are required. Students work under direct supervision of a theatre faculty member. May be repeated twice for credit.

  
  • THTR 242/2603 - Rehearsal and Performance Practicum (1 cr. per production)



    Description
    A course for any student who wishes to gain academic credit for significant contribution to departmental theatre productions in one of the following areas: a. Performance or b. Stage Management. Students work under direct supervision of a theatre faculty member. Registration by permission of the faculty member in charge of the specific activity. May be repeated twice.

  
  • THTR 370/3099 - Selected Topics in Theatre (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

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

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes
  
  • THTR 351/3101 - History of The Theatre (3 cr.)



    Description
    A survey of the history of the development of theatre architecture, scenic and costume practices, staging conventions, and acting troupes from the Greeks to the present. The course is taught in a combination of lecture and slide-show presentation.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate springs.
  
  • THTR 227/3201 - Acting II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Students will build upon their knowledge of the acting process through focus upon a more rigorous examination of the development of a character, utilizing challenging scenes from early modern playwrights such as Chekhov, Pinter, Albee and Williams. Additionally, vocal and body work will continue through exploration of standard speech production, kinesthetic and relaxation techniques.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • THTR 327/3203 - Special Topics in Acting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    In-depth examination and implementation of specialized acting and performance skills and techniques. Focus of study to be determined by the special interests and expertise of the faculty.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes
  
  • THTR 325/3205 - Acting Styles (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An advanced acting class, offering exploration and techniques in varied acting styles, including but not limited to Greek/Roman, Medieval, Restoration, Neo-Classicism, Romantism, Farce, Expressionism and Absurdism. Vocal work will be examined through ensemble patterns, shared speech and period movement. Content of course to be determined by the interests and expertise of the faculty.

    When Offered
    Offered once every other year.
  
  • THTR 326/3211 - Acting in Arabic II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A continuation on a more advanced level of the work started in Acting in Arabic I, applied to a wider range culminating in the presentation of a class term project.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall or spring.
  
  • THTR 328/3301 - Directing I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    The fundamental directorial controls, as well as theoretical and practical training, leading to the production of single scenes.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated once for credit as content changes.
  
  • THTR 324/3401 - Design for the Theatre (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    A study of the principles of visual design and their application for the theatre. Play analysis that focuses on visual and spatial design requirements. Includes scenery, costumes, and lighting. Involves drawing, painting, model making, and research into period styles.

    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
  • THTR 360/3501 - Playwriting I (3 cr.)



    Description
    A workshop in which students develop basic technical skills of playwriting through exercises culminating in the production of a working scenario for a short one-act play.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
  • THTR 361/3503 - Playwriting II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: . 

    Description
    A workshop in which students develop the scenario they have produced in Playwriting I into a short one-act play to be performed as a staged-reading.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
  • THTR 340/3601 - Advanced Theatre Practicum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,   and consent of instructor.

    Description
    Advanced, specialized, and intensive participation in theatre production activities. Assignments made in major supervisory positions in consultation with and under the supervision of a theatre faculty member. Technical production areas of scenery, costumes, props, lighting, sound, or stage management.

    When Offered
    Offered fall and spring.
    Repeatable
    Repeatable for credit. No maximum.
  
  • THTR 344/3603 - Design Practicum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisites: Selection by application and interview.

    Description
    A course for students who wish to learn about theatre design through participation in designing a departmental theatre production. Students selected through application and interview process.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    Repeatable for credit.
    Notes
    Selected students will form a design team that will be responsible for designing scenery, props, costumes, lighting, and sound for a major production.

  
  • THTR 402/4000 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Minimum B average required.

    Description
    In exceptional circumstances, some senior majors may arrange, with departmental approval, to study beyond the regular course offerings.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
  • THTR 460/4101 - Modern and Contemporary Drama (3 cr.)



    Description
    An exploration of the drama of the modern age and of its most influential movements through the study of mainly European drama in the period from Ibsen to the present.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate falls.
  
  • THTR 461/4103 - Dramatic Theory and Criticism (3 cr.)



    Description
    An exploration of the various and conflicting perceptions of the nature and function of drama through the study of major works of dramatic theory and criticism from the Greeks to the present.

    When Offered
    Offered in alternate springs.
 

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