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Course Descriptions
COMMUNICATION
COMM 26 3 rec 3 cr
Oral Interpretation of Literature
This course emphasizes oral performance of prose, poetry, drama, essays, and historical speeches. Emphasis is on expression, interpretation, and delivery skills involved in interpretive oral presentation to an audience. Selection and analysis of appropriate literary forms used in performance will also be included.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1 and RDL 1, if required..
Corequisite(s): ENG 2 or ENG 10 or RDL 2, if required..
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
ENGLISH
ENG 40 3 rec 3 cr
Folklore
Study of American folk literature including an examination of oral traditions such as folk speech, proverbs, folktales, folk songs and ballads. Elements of folk superstitions, dreams, games, and folk life.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 10 or ENG 11.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
ENG 61 3 rec 3 cr
Shakespeare
Introduction to plays and poetry of Shakespeare. Representative tragedies, comedies, histories, and poems are read and analyzed. Poetic and dramatic techniques and the Elizabethan theatre are studied. Critical or research paper required.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
FILM
FILM 61 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Film
This course provides the student with an appreciation of the film experience. Particular attention is given to important techniques, theories, and genres that influenced the development of the medium. Concepts are illustrated through the weekly viewing of classic American and International films.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1 and RDL 1 if required.
Corequisite(s): ENG 2 or ENG 10 or RDL 2 if required.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
FILM 91 3 rec 3 cr
World Cinema
Study of documentary and narrative motion pictures and their role in the world. Development of the film as an art form and as a major source of influence upon and reflection of society.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1 or RDL 1, if required.
Corequisite(s): ENG 2 or RDL 2 or ENG 10 if required.
Flexible Core - World Cultures & Global Issues
THEATRE
THEA 70 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Theatre
Study of the movements and theories and world of theatre, including an examination of relevant theatrical structures and equipment. European and American theatre; Oriental theatre, including Japanese, Chinese, Indian, Balinese; African theatre.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 01 and RDL 01.
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or ENG 10 or RDL 02.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression
THEA 75 3 rec 3 cr
Introduction to Acting
Introduction to the theoretical background, history of and practical experience in acting. Students will apply dramatic theories to various public performance situations as well as prepare dramatic works from diverse cultures.
Prerequisite(s): ENG 1 and RDL 1, if required..
Corequisite(s): ENG 02 or RDL 02 if required.
Flexible Core - Creative Expression

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