Nov 14, 2018  
2009-2010 Bulletin 
    
2009-2010 Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 
  
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    TH 563 - Equilibrium

    Credits: 1

    Approaching the slack and tight wire.


  
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    TH 582 - Guided Research

    Credits: 1

    Students define an area of circus skills they wish to explore and develop a solo. The ensemble also devises and performs a 12-minute piece inspired by studies at ESAC, Faculty supervises these studies.


  
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    TH 601 - Movement/Dance III

    Credits: 2

    In the second year this course becomes specifically oriented towards the demands of Commedia dell Arte including acrobatics, mime and stylized dance movement appropriate to the masks of the commedia.


  
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    TH 621 - Music III

    Credits: 2

    As well as continuing the musical studies commenced in Year One students investigate popular forms of music and dance including the Tarantella and the Tango, as well as musical forms associated with Commedia.


  
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    TH 622 - Music IV

    Credits: 1

    In this semester Music IV is enfolded into a full-length musical cabaret project.


  
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    TH 631 - Aesthetics/History III

    Credits: 1

    With their supervisor, students will research and define the parameters of their thesis.


  
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    TH 632 - Aesthetics/History IV

    Credits: 1

    Through a series of presentations and theatre performance visits, students will have an overview of the contribution of Germany to twentieth century drama and training, as well as an appreciation of contemporary trends.


  
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    TH 634 - Acting III

    Credits: 4

    This course is an immersion in the world of the Commedia The actor studies the stock characters including Arlecchino, Pantalone, Capitano, La Strega among others, and their hierarchical relationships. Following a thorough analysis and practice of their movement and character, the actors further develop a masked character through improvisation and scene study.


  
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    TH 635 - Acting IV

    Credits: 4

    Students will apply skills and techniques acquired in years one and two to a devised cabaret production with original music. This production will be performed publicly at a venue in Arezzo.


  
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    TH 636 - Acting V

    Credits: 3

    This is an intensive course on the use of contemporary masks in physical theatre, skills inspired by the training methods of Brecht and contemporary German performance including masked theatre.


  
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    TH 642 - Graduate Lab I

    Credits: 1

    Under the supervision of course leaders, the actors refine their methodology for conceiving and developing scene studies and devised pieces into small-scale performance projects.


  
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    TH 672 - Special Topics I

    Credits: 1

    A series of presentations and seminars present the importance of stage, costume and lighting design when considering the dramaturgy of physical theatre.


  
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    TH 673 - Speical Topics II

    Credits: 1

    In this segment students will investigate the nature of site-specific and street theatre, observing how the performance adapts to these spaces. In addition, students review a series of issues concerning the management, the sale and the production of performances. Administrators of high-profile European theatre companies will share their experience with students.


  
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    TH 691 - Personal FIeld Research

    Credits: 0

    As part of students’ ongoing personal research, Accademia dell’Arte will facilitate travel within Europe to further students’ studies in an area related to physical theatre. Current partnerships with artists and institutions in France, Sweden, Italy, Germany and Ireland enable the Accademia to offer a selection of venues for study outside Arezzo.


  
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    TH 692 - Graduate Performance Lab II

    Credits: 3

    Directed by core faculty, this lab focuses on research, development and preliminary composition prior to performance projects in module seven.


  
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    TH 693 - Graduate Performance Lab III

    Credits: 2

    This course is comprised of a series of both solo and ensemble scene studies that will enable the actor to identify and refine both style and content.


  
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    TH 693 - Graduate Performance Lab III

    Credits: 2

    This course is comprised of a series of both solo and ensemble scene studies that will enable the actor to identify and refine both style and content.


  
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    TH 701 - Graduate Ensemble

    Credits: 5

    This project is the synthesis of the Six Modules of study. Depending on the evolution of the group of actors it may be an ensemble piece entirely devised, composed and directed by them or it may be a mixture of solo and small group work. The venue will be a public theatre in Venice followed by a performance in Arezzo.


  
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    TH 784 - Thesis Project

    Credits: 1

    Based on their practical studies, their journals and on their research and academic projects, students will write a thesis on a specific aspect of Physical Theatre that will include a theoretical elaboration of their final performance piece.


  
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    UN 101 - Introduction to College Life

    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite: Freshman standing or permission of the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

    A series of freshman seminars focusing on a variety of topics: Professor-student relationships, the development of critical thinking and study skills, strategies to improve academic survival, time management, stress management, and assertiveness.

    Note: All entering freshmen with fewer than 12 hours earned (excluding AP and CLEP credit, college credit earned while in high school, and college credit earned during the summer between high school graduation and fall enrollment) are required to successfully complete UN 101.

  
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    UN 201 - Career Exploration Internship

    Credits: 1-3

    The focus of this course is the exploration of career options for students wishing to experience the day-to-day functions of a professional working in a particular career field.

    Note: Students must be supervised on site and under the direction of a faculty member, and record at least 45 hours of dedicated experience for each one (1) hour of credit.

  
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    UN 301 - Junior Seminar

    Credits: 1

    This course is designed to help students begin preparation for their lives after graduation, whether they enter the workplace immediately or move on to graduate or professional schools. Topics will include letters of application, interviews, developing a placement file, legal aspects of being a working professional, and career options.

  
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    UN 390 - Study Abroad

    Credits: 6-18

    This course serves as an administrative placeholder for students attending study-abroad programs sponsored by other universities or co-sponsored by MUW as part of a consortium agreement. This course will also facilitate such administrative actions as the application of financial aid. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a grade of a S.

  
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    WS 200 - Introduction to Women’s Studies

    Credits: 3

    An introduction to basic concepts and interdisciplinary perspectives in women’s studies scholarship. This course will foster a critical analysis of the social and structural factors which shape women’s lives and an appreciation for the diversity of women’s experiences.

  
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    WS 303 - Images of Women in Film

    Credits: 3

    An examination of how women have been depicted on celluloid in both American and international films, from the early silents to today’s liberated cinema. Emphasis is placed on the student’s ability to evaluate the presentation of women in these films, based within the context of the society and the era that produced individual films as well as the place of women within a traditionally male-dominated commercial business industry, and how that presentation has evolved since the early days of the cinema.

    Also listed as COM 303
  
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    WS 308 - Western Women’s Roles in Religion

    Credits: 3

    A study of the historical context of women’s roles and women’s significance in the religions of Western society.

    Also listed as REL 308
  
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    WS 315 - Women Artists in History

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: or concurrent enrollment: Either ART 102, 211, 212 or permission of the Art and Design Department Chair.

    A survey of women artists in history as well as representations of women in art from antiquity to the present.

    Also listed as ART 315
  
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    WS 324 - Women in European History: From Antiquity to the Age of the French Revolution

    Credits: 3

    The history of women and gender in European history from ancient Greece to ca. 1800.

    Also listed as HIS 324
  
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    WS 326 - Women in American History

    Credits: 3

    Survey of the experiences of women in America from the seventeenth-century colonial settlements to the present, focusing on changes in the conceptions of womanhood and in the realities of women’s lives and work. Women’s participation in the social, economic, political, and cultural spheres will be studied in terms of the lives of ordinary women as well as of prominent individuals. Topics explored will include women’s domestic and wage work, marital patterns, the concept of sisterhood, the institutions of marriage and the family, legal rights, education, social and political movements.

    Also listed as HIS 326
  
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    WS 350 - Women in Literature

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: EN 101 and a 200-level English course or permission of the Department Chair of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

    This course introduces students to both traditional stereotypes of women in literature and new ways to analyze literature by and about women. Using introductory feminist critical texts, students will learn to focus on what literature says and implies about women: their nature, their roles, their place in society. Readings may include works by Austen, George Eliot, the Brontes, Flaubert, Woolf, Stein, Welty, Atwood, Walker, Rich, and others.

    Also listed as EN 350
    Note: Elementary Education majors with an English concentration and English with Teacher Certification majors must take this course as an EN course.

  
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    WS 352 - Psychology of Women

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 101 or PSY 206 or permission of the Psychology and Family Studies Department Chair.

    This course will present an overview of the biological, social, and cultural factors that affect women throughout the lifespan.

    PSY 350
  
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    WS 375 - Women in Medieval Literature

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: EN 101 and a 200-level English course or permission of the Department Chair of Languages, Literature, and Philosophy

    A study of the literature of the medieval period both by and about women, with special attention to the impact of the anti-feminist tradition. Some authors/works may include Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, Christine de Pisan, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Margery Kempe, and Marie de France.

    Also listed as EN 375
    Note: Elementary Education majors with an English concentration and English with Teacher Certification majors must take this course as an EN course.

  
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    WS 384 - Strategies for the Managerial Woman

    Credits: 3

    Development of skills to assume managerial positions with clear-cut goals and well-defined strategies for achieving objectives. Emphasis upon professional growth, career advancement, resume building, and balancing personal and career challenges.

    Also listed as BU 384
  
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    WS 425 - Gender Development

    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite: PSY 302 or permission of the Department Chair of Psychology and Family Studies

    This course provides an indepth study of theories and research on gender development from conception through middle childhood.

    Also listed as PSY 425
 

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