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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of  June 2010.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu  to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

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Courses in "THET-Theatre"

THET - Theatre

THET 110 Introduction to the Theatre (3) Introduction to the people of the theatre: actors, directors, designers and backstage personnel. The core and characteristics of a play script; theatrical forms and styles; and theatre history.

THET 114 Fundamentals of Theatre Craft (3) Restriction: Freshman standing; and must be in Theatre program; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. An introduction in basic theatre technology and craftsmanship. Students will learn the process of realizing a theatrical production through classroom instruction and participation in a University production.

THET 116 Fundamentals of Theatrical Design (3) Restriction: Freshman standing; and must be in Theatre program; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Examines theatre as an environmental art that is realized through collaboration between set, costume, and lighting designers.

THET 120 Introduction to Acting (3) Restriction: Must not be in Theatre program. Through scene study, exercises, and improvisation, an appreciation is developed for the working habits of actors, which will aid them in rehearsal as well as performance.

THET 170 Theatre Craft I (3) A survey of the fundamentals of theatrical production with emphasis on scenery construction. Practical work on Theatre Department productions is included.

THET 171 Theatre Craft II (3) A survey of the fundamentals of theatrical production with emphasis on costume construction and lighting design. Practical work on University Theatre productions is included.

THET 199 Independent Study (1-3) Restriction: Permission of instructor; and freshman standing. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An independent study in which each student completes an assigned major theatre project under close faculty supervision. Projects may culminate with term papers, scenic, lighting, or costume designs, or a stage production.

THET 210 Movement for Actors (3) Prerequisite: TDPS201, THET116, THET222, and THET223; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Focuses on increasing a performer's presence on stage. Will include the F.M. Alexander technique, movement improvisation, exercises for balance, strength, flexibility and stamina.

THET 222 Foundations of Acting and Performance (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department; and must have less than 60 credits. Credit only granted for: THET220 or THET222. Formerly: THET220. Introduction to various acting techniques, especially Dallas- and Spolin-based improvisation and affective memory; an exploration of the nature of the planned performance and the collaborative creative process. Class will culminate with showcase performance experiences.

THET 223 Text and Context in Western Theatre (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department; and must have less than 60 credits. Credit only granted for: (THET223 and THET113) or (THET223 and THET115). Formerly: THET113 and THET115. Explores social, political, and cultural development of Western theatre from classical period to twenty-first century. Part of the Foundation series for Theatre majors. Prepares students for upper-level courses in global theatre.

THET 228 Special Topics in Introduction Theatre and Performance (1-3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and (THET116, THET222, and THET223); and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 3 credits if content differs. This course is offered as part of the TDPS Artist-in-Residence program. Topics covered may include: Intercultural Theatre; Performance Art; Puppetry; Solo Performance; or Theatrical Design.

THET 250 American Musical Theatre and Popular Culture (3) Credit only granted for: THET250 or THET350. Formerly: THET350. An exploration of the complicated history of some of America's most popular entertainments from learned pig shows, to vaudeville, to musical theatre. It connects the history of America's diverse racial and ethnic communities to the evolution of forms like minstrels, Wild West Shows, and showboat theatre. It also traces the history of our most popular and enduring art form--the musical comedy--from the Ziegfeld Follies to Rent and beyond.

THET 269 Special Topics in Study Abroad II (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

THET 273 Theatre Graphics I (3) Prerequisite: THET116, THET114, or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. An introduction in graphic techniques for theatrical design and production. The emphasis is on drafting by hand, with an introduction to computer-aided drafting and design.

THET 274 Introduction to Stage Management (3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Familiarization with the techniques and skills required of a Stage Manager in a theatrical production, including organization, production meetings, rehearsals, tech and running a show. The outcome at the conclusion of the course is the ability to function as an Assistant Stage Manager in a supervised situation.

THET 279 Theatre Workshop I (1) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Supervised participation in backstage staffing of University Theatre productions.

THET 282 Stage Makeup (3) Students learn to design and execute character makeup based on research and script analysis. Studying fundamental facial anatomy, the class learns to manipulate light and shadow with makeup to enhance and alter the shape of facial features. Once these techniques are mastered, the class moves on to more complex exercises, including Old Age, Facial Hair, Wounds and Fantasy.

THET 284 Stage Costume Construction I (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Credit only granted for: THET284 or THET486. Formerly: THET486. Study and practical experience in garment construction and related costume crafts as used in theatre costume design. Flat pattern development, corset construction, theatrical sewing techniques and organization of the costume construction process.

THET 285 The Art of Communication and Presentation (3) Credit only granted for: COMM107, COMM200, INAG110, JOUR130, or THET285. An introduction to the fundamental practice and theory of public speaking and oral communication using theatrical techniques of both performance and the craft of storytelling.

THET 286 Experiential Learning I (1-3) Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, and THET116. And THET114; or TDPS201. And permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Introductory internship in theatre. Constructed to help students in their sophomore year gain practical experience in a supportive work environment in the theatre. Student must research and propose internship to a Faculty Advisor and Internship Venue.

THET 290 Race, Gender, and Ethnicity in American Theatre and Culture, 1750-1900 (3) Formerly: THET310. Since the first colonial encounter with the indigenous peoples of the Americas, complex issues of race, gender, and ethnic identity have shaped our collective efforts to engage, interact, and survive as a new nation. Our cities, our monuments, our homes, are all built on the bodies of the dead and our landscapes are haunted by those who left work unfinished the work of women's rights, religious freedom, racial tolerance, and many other compelling concerns of class, gender, and ethnic identity. This class explores how theatre engaged with these complex issues; it covers the period 1750-1900.

THET 291 American Theatre 1890-Present (3) Formerly: THET310. Traces the evolution of the American theatre during the twentieth century, aligning this theatre with the major shifts and movements of American society itself, and arriving at the uniquely American theatre and culture of today.

THET 293 Black Theatre and Performance I (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Thematic and historical survey of African-American drama from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s. Emphasis on sociopolitical context, thematic thrust, issues, styles, the aesthetic reflected in the work, impact on African-American and general theatre audiences.

THET 294 Black Theatre and Performance II (3) Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Thematic and historical survey of African-American drama from the 1960s to the present. Emphasis on sociopolitical context, thematic thrust, issues, styles, the aesthetic reflected in the work, impact on African-American and general theatre audiences.

THET 299 Independent Study (1-3) Restriction: Permission of instructor; and sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An independent study in which each student completes an assigned major theatre project under close faculty supervision. Projects may culminate with term papers; scenic, lighting, or costume designs; or a stage production.

THET 310 Voice for the Actor I (3) Prerequisite: THET116, THET222, THET223, and TDPS201; and must Interview; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Freeing the natural voice. In-depth experience of connection of actor's voice to thought, impulse and emotion. Tools for releasing tension, increasing resonance and range, and refining articulation will be explored.

THET 324 Character Development (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in THET310 and THET362; or permission of Instructor. And must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. European-based physical approach to acting. Primary focus on character development, may include creating original characters and learning how to bring to life an already scripted character. Techniques to explore the soul and psychology of characters and their physical qualities, voice, rhythm and movement.

THET 325 Actor's Process I (3) Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in THET310 and THET362; or permission of Instructor. And must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Focus on use of self in creating character. Tools employed include decision-making and use of imagery, personalization, objectives, adjectives, and verbs.

THET 328 Special Topics in Intermediate Theatre and Performance (1-3) Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, and THET116; and (THET114 or TDPS201); and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 3 credits if content differs. Topics covered include: Intercultural Theatre, Performance Art, Puppetry, Solo Performance, or Theatrical Design.

THET 330 Play Directing I (3) Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, and THET116. And THET114; or TDPS201. And permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. A lecture-laboratory course dealing with the techniques of coordinating, designing and guiding the production of a script through to performance. Study and practice in stage composition, movement, pacing, script and character analysis, and rehearsal routines. Emphasis on methods of communicating a script to an audience.

THET 360 Voice Archetypes (3) Prerequisite: THET310 and THET362; and must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Credit only granted for: THET360 or THET399Z. Formerly: THET399Z. The student will learn how to apply archetypal characters and expand performance potentialities, increase vocal self knowledge, discover rhythms, pitch variations, and sounds that reflect inner states of being.

THET 362 Alexander Technique (1-3) Prerequisite: THET222, THET116, THET223, and TDPS201; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Recommended: Concurrently enroll in any THET 300-level Performance course. Credit only granted for: THET399J or THET362. Formerly: THET399J. Based on the F.M. Alexander Technique, students will learn to recognize habit patterns that interfere with how they function and express themselves so that they can make conscious choices as a performing artist.

THET 363 The Business of the Business (3) Prerequisite: THET116, THET222, THET223, and TDPS201; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Credit only granted for: THET399B or THET499E or THET363. Formerly: THET399B, THET499E. An in depth study of the business of working in the theatre. Explores early career opportunities and entry-level positions in the entertainment industry. Analyzes publicity, management, union, casting, and agency practices; how they apply to you and your career in the non-profit and commercial theatre.

THET 369 Special Topics in Study Abroad III (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

THET 371 Scenic Design I (3) Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, and THET116; and (THET114; or TDPS201); and THET273. Or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. A study of design theory and style. Methods and techniques of coordination of all elements of scenic design for theatre.

THET 372 Stage Property Design (3) Prerequisite: THET114; or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Materials and techniques for the design and execution of stage properties with special emphasis on period research, special materials, and special effects.

THET 373 Rendering for the Theatre I (3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. A study in the techniques and tools of drawing and painting. It is designed for the student to develop rendering and drawing skills for theatrical design presentation.

THET 377 Lighting Design I (3) Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, and THET116. And THET114; or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. A study of the theories of electrification, instruments, design, color, and control for the stage. Practical work on productions.

THET 380 Sound Design (3) Prerequisite: THET116. And THET114; or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Theatre Sound Design is a first course in designing sound for stage productions.

THET 383 Costume Design I (3) Prerequisite: TDPS201 or THET114; and (THET116, THET222, THET223, and THET373). Or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Credit only granted for: THET383 or THET480. Formerly: THET480. Basic principles of theatre costume design and introduction to rendering skills. Emphasis on development of design conception, unity, character statement, basic clothing design and period style adaptation.

THET 384 Stage Costume Construction II (3) Prerequisite: THET284; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Credit only granted for: THET384 or THET487. Formerly: THET487. Study and practical experience in the construction of stage costumes, props and accessories. Pattern development by draping, millinery, and crafts.

THET 386 Experiential Learning (3-6) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department.

THET 388 Special Topics in Performance Studies (3) Prerequisite: THET222, THET223, THET116, THET114, or TDPS201; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Performance Studies is a broad discipline that offers strategies for exploring diverse texts from diverse perspectives. Students are encouraged to explore critical and practical approaches to research and performance, including the History and Practice of Festivals and Carnival Performances, Comedy, Performance in Everyday Life, Contemporary Theatre at the Margins, and Stage Adaptation.

THET 399 Independent Study (1-3) Restriction: Permission of instructor; and junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An independent study in which each student completes an assigned major theatre project under close faculty supervision. Projects may culminate in term papers, scenic; lighting, or costume designs; or a stage production.

THET 408 Seminar: Theory and Performance Studies (3) Prerequisite: THET488 or THET489; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Senior standing. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Also offered as: THET608. Credit only granted for: THET408 or THET608. Studies in theatre theory and performance studies from classical antiquity to the present.

THET 410 The American Theatre (3) Prerequisite: THET488 or THET489; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Senior standing. Also offered as: THET610. Credit only granted for: THET410 or THET610. The American theatre from 1750 to 1950, including the position of theatre in culture, its typical features, and major artists.

THET 411 Voice for the Actor II (3) Prerequisite: THET324 or THET325; and must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Credit only granted for: THET311, THET411, or THET499L. Formerly: THET311. Learn the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and apply to exploration of sound and language. Designed to increase voice and speech awareness, and create a base knowledge from which to approach any accent or dialect.

THET 420 Language and the Actor (3) Prerequisite: THET325 or THET324; and must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Explores the actor's relationship to language, particularly heightened poetic language, in order to: develop the ability to embody language and vocally and physically project the images; apply an intellectual understanding of the inherent structural, poetic, and rhetorical techniques of heightened language in combination with action theory; and access the inner states of character while expressing them through text.

THET 424 Movement II: Advanced Studies in Movement and Mask Theatre (3) Prerequisite: THET325 or THET324; and must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. A deeper exploration of how to use the actor's instrument for dramatic expression. Continuing work in the F.M. Alexander Technique and foundational exercise to help actors learn what they need to prepare for rehearsal and performance. Other techniques may include theatrical styles, physical character, dramatic use and play with space and rhythm and masks.

THET 425 Actor's Process II (3) Prerequisite: THET325; and must audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. A deeper exploration of the work begun in THET325. A continuation of creating a personal process through which the actor can confidently approach any genre of play. Special focus on status and subtext and the world of the playwright.

THET 428 Special Topics in Advanced Theatre and Performance (1-3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and (THET116, THET222, and THET223); and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Junior standing or higher. Repeatable to 3 credits if content differs. Additional information: Incorporate the change from THET 114 to TDPS 201, listing both numbers, as students will take the prerequisite under either number. To change the catalog description to reflect the proper unit name as the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. This course is offered as part of the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' Artist in Residence program. Topics covered may include: Intercultural Theatre; Performance Art; Puppetry; Solo Performance; or Theatrical Design.

THET 429 Actor's Studio (1-3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. Participation in dramatic roles executed under faculty supervision in the department's productions. Eligible students must make commitments and plan performances with course instructor during pre-registration.

THET 430 Directing II: Working with Actors (3) Prerequisite: THET330; and (THET324 or THET325); and must Audition; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Discussion of the preparation procedures and rehearsal practices necessary for the presentation of a variety of theatrical styles and forms. Emphasis on understanding the relationship between the director, the actor, the script and the audience. A series of student directed scenes supplemented by attendance at theatre productions.

THET 435 Advanced Costume Construction (3) Prerequisite: THET284 and THET384; and portfolio review; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Also offered as: THET635. Credit only granted for: THET435, THET499K, THET635, or THET669K. Formerly: THET499K and THET669K. The course is taught in a presentation/practical application format. Students will learn advanced techniques in draping and pattern development and develop proficiency in communication of design and construction choices.

THET 451 Musical Theatre Workshop I (3) Prerequisite: Must audition. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Development of the ability to move, act and express through the media of lyric and music.

THET 452 Musical Theatre Workshop II (3) Prerequisite: Must audition. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Development of the ability to move, act and express through the media of lyric and music from the integrated musicals of the 1960s through the development of concert and rock/pop musicals.

THET 457 Advanced Lighting Technology (3) Prerequisite: THET377. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Technological innovations such as moving lights, color changers, and LED are studied from the lighting designer's perspective. Students will have the opportunity to use the equipment in the lighting lab.

THET 464 Design Studio Costume (3) Prerequisite: THET383; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Credit only granted for: THET464 or THET649. Intermediate and advanced principles of theatrical costume design rendering skills. Emphasis on development of design concept, unity, character statement, and research. Particular design projects will vary.

THET 465 History of Fashion for the Theatre (3) Prerequisite: THET116; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. A survey of Western clothing from the Ancient Worlds through 20th Century. A discussion of the cultural contexts of various trends in fashion through an examination of art, industry and textiles.

THET 469 Study Abroad Special Topics IV (1-6) Repeatable to 15 credits if content differs. Special topics course taken as part of an approved study abroad program.

THET 470 Advanced Stage Craft (3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; or permission of instructor. An introduction in technical design and management. Topics include rigging, structural mechanics, and construction in materials other than wood.

THET 471 Design Studio in Scenery (3) Prerequisite: THET371; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Also offered as: THET639. Credit only granted for: THET471 or THET639. Advanced study of scenic design for the theatre. Particular design projects will vary.

THET 472 Scene Painting (3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Scene painting techniques and materials. Three-dimensional realistic scenery and non-realistic two-dimensional projects.

THET 473 Rendering for the Theatre II (3) Prerequisite: THET373; or permission of instructor. Continued study in rendering techniques and graphic skills for theatrical design presentation. Emphasis on style, technique and use of different artistic media.

THET 474 Advanced Stage Management (3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and (THET116, THET222, THET223, and THET274); and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department; and sophomore standing or higher. Intensive practical study of the techniques and procedures for stage management.

THET 475 History of Art, Architecture, and Decor for the Theatre (3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and (THET116, THET222, and THET223); and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Also offered as: THET670. Credit only granted for: THET475 or THET670. Study of Western art, architecture, and decor and their practical application to theatrical production.

THET 477 Design Studio in Lighting (3) Prerequisite: THET377; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Also offered as: THET659. Credit only granted for: THET477 or THET659. Designed for students who have successfully completed THET377 and wish to further develop their lighting design skills. Emphasis is on theoretical design of productions and realized light lab projects. Particular design projects will vary.

THET 479 Production Practicum (1-3) Prerequisite: THET116 and THET114; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Designed to expand students' practical knowledge and skills through working on Department of Theatre productions.

THET 480 Audio Technology (3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; or permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. First technical course in the installation and operation of professional sound systems. This course explores current standards of both analog and digital audio theory as well as recording and reinforcement techniques.

THET 481 Theatre Graphics II: Computer Assisted Design (3) Prerequisite: THET114 or TDPS201; and (THET116 and THET273); and permission of ARHU-Theatre department. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Study and practical application of computer generated graphical design for use in theatrical production.

THET 482 Scene Painting II (3) Prerequisite: THET472; or permission of instructor. Restriction: Sophomore standing or higher. Advanced study of theatrical scenic painting.

THET 486 History of Modern Theory & Performance (3) Prerequisite: THET488 or THET489; or permission of instructor. Also offered as: THET686. Credit only granted for: THET486 or THET686. Modern dramatic and performance theory from realism to the absurd with special emphasis on the European and American avant-garde.

THET 487 Postmodern Theatre and Performance (3) Prerequisite: THET488 or THET489; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Also offered as: THET687. Credit only granted for: THET487, THET497, or THET687. Formerly: THET497. American and European experimental performance since 1960 will be explored. Topics include postmodern performance, political performance, pornography and performance, popular culture and performance, and gender and performance. Topics are treated historically and theoretically. Student-produced performance projects are an important component of the seminar.

THET 488 Special Topics in Theatre History Before 1800 (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics in the history of world theatre and performance from the Greeks through 1800.

THET 489 Special Topics in Theatre History from 1800 to Present (3) Restriction: Junior standing or higher; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Topics in the history of world theatre and performance from 1800 to present.

THET 490 History of Theatre I (3) Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. The history of Western theatre from its origins in classical antiquity through the mid-seventeenth century with emphasis on plays and playwrights, architecture and decor, acting and costuming, and significant personalities. Extensive use of graphic materials, play readings, and production projects.

THET 491 Theatre History II (3) Prerequisite: THET110 and THET490; and permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. The history of Western theatre from the late seventeenth century to the late nineteenth century, with emphasis on plays and playwrights, architecture and decor, acting and costuming, and significant personalities. Extensive use of graphic materials, play readings and production projects.

THET 497 Non-Traditional Theatre (3) Seminar exploring American and European experimental performance since 1960. Topics include experimental theatre, performance art, pornography and performance, gender and performance, and popular culture and performance. Topics are treated historically and theoretically. Student-produced performance projects are an important component of the seminar.

THET 498 Seminar: Theatre History (3) Prerequisite: THET488 or THET489. Restriction: Senior standing; and permission of instructor. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Also offered as: THET698. Credit only granted for: THET498 or THET698. Studies in theatre history from classical antiquity to the present.

THET 499 Independent Study (1-3) Restriction: Permission of ARHU-School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies department. Repeatable to 6 credits. An independent study course in which each student completes an assigned major theatre project under close faculty supervision. Projects may culminate with term papers, scenic or costume designs, or a stage production.

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