Sep 27, 2022  
2022-23 Catalog 
    
2022-23 Catalog

Course Descriptions


 
  
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    SPAN 3570 - Special Topics in Culture

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (Intermediate Mid) In-depth studies in culture, history, geography, social customs, fine arts and civilization.
     
    May be repeated up to 7 times for credit and for other non-English speaking cultures.
    Note: Check with Department for course availability.
  
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    SPAN 3610 - Literature Survey I

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) A survey of the authors and works of a particular period or place. May be repeated under different titles.
  
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    SPAN 3620 - Literature Survey II

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) A survey of the authors and works of a particular period or place. May be repeated under different titles.
  
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    SPAN 3630 - Literature Poetry

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM= Intermediate Mid) One literature course is required for regular and teaching majors. May be taken concurrently with FL 3160. May be repeated under different titles.
  
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    SPAN 3631 - Literature: Prose

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid). A survey of works in prose by one or various authors of a particular period or place, or spanning several literary movements and geographical regions. May be taken 3 times up to 9 credits under different titles.
  
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    SPAN 3650 - Literature Periods

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) May be repeated under different titles. One literature course is required for regular and teaching majors. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 3160 .
  
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    SPAN 3670 - Literature Authors

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IN=Intermediate Mid) May be repeated under different titles. One literature course is required for regular and teaching majors.
    Suggested Requisite(s): May be taken concurrently with SPAN 3160 .
    Note: Check with Department for course availability.
  
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    SPAN 3680 - Literature: Film

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid). A survey of film by one or various filmmakers of a particular period or place, or spanning several literary movements and geographical regions. May be taken 3 times up to 9 credits under different titles.
  
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    SPAN 3690 - Literature Special Topics in Literature

    Credits: (1-3)
    Variable Title
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) May be repeated under different titles. One literature course is required for regular and teaching majors.
    Suggested Requisite(s): May be taken concurrently with SPAN 3160 .
    Note: Check with Department for course availability.
  
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    SPAN 3710 - Business Language I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) Business Language and Practices. Required of all commercial majors.
  
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    SPAN 3715 - Business Language II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate High) Advanced Business Language and Practices. Required of all commercial majors.
  
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    SPAN 3720 CEL - Language for Specific Purposes I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) This course is content, vocabulary and culture-based. The course focuses on practical vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, professional terminology and cultural interactions on a variety of topics such as language for the medical professions, social workers, law enforcement or tourism.
  
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    SPAN 3730 CEL - Language for Specific Purposes II

    Credits: (3)
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) This course is content, vocabulary and culture-based. The course focuses on practical vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, professional terminology and cultural interactions on a variety of topics, such as language for medical professions, social work, law enforcement or tourism.
  
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    SPAN 3740 - Translation I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) Introduction to basic techniques and skills needed for bilingual translation of non-fiction texts. Emphasis will be on the translation into English, and on the stylistic, syntactic, cultural, lexical, and terminological problems. Students are given ample opportunity to apply these techniques through a series of written translation assignments, which form the basis for class discussion.
  
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    SPAN 3750 - Introduction to Interpreting

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: Introduction to basic techniques and skills needed for bilingual interpretation in a variety of professional settings. The course includes an overview and history of the interpreting industry and work of interpreters, certification and licensure, and the variety of consumers and modalities with which interpreters work. Ethical decision-making models and the Code of Ethics for interpreters are explored.
  
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    SPAN 3760 - Special Topics in Translation

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: This is a specialized course that offers in-depth studies in selected topics, current developments or recent trends in the fields of Translation and Translation Studies.
  
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    SPAN 3850 - Study Abroad

    Credits: (1-6)
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) Language and culture studies for students whose language proficiency is Intermediate Low to Intermediate High. All Intermediate and Advanced tasks will be performed in the target language. All Superior tasks may be performed in English. Prior travel experience does not apply. May be repeated up to 10 times for credit.
  
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    SPAN 4190 - Foreign Language Journal

    Credits: (3)
    Course Fee: $2.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IM=Intermediate Mid) For foreign language students in the fourth year who work on publishing the foreign language literary journal. Includes selecting articles, editing and preparing journal layout.
  
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    SPAN 4620 - Survey of Literature I

    Credits: (3)
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) One literature course is required of regular and teaching majors. Prerequisite: FL 3160 
  
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    SPAN 4630 - Survey of Literature II

    Credits: (3)
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) One literature course is required of regular and teaching majors. Prerequisite: FL 3160 
  
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    SPAN 4690 - Special Topics in Literature

    Credits: (3)
    Variable Title
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) Detailed analysis of a particular body of literature. For students whose proficiency in the target language is at least Intermediate High. Prerequisite: SPAN 3160   May be repeated up to 10 times under different titles.
  
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    SPAN 4740 - Translation II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $8.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) Development of techniques and skills needed for bilingual translation of non-fiction texts. Emphasis will be on the translation into the target language. Methods of contrastive linguistics to analyze pertinent aspects of language structure, involving syntax, vocabulary and style, as well as basic theoretical-historical concepts are employed. Students are given ample opportunity to apply these techniques and concepts through a series of written translation assignments, which form the basis for class discussion. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: FL 3740 is strongly advised, but not required.
  
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    SPAN 4830 - Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) Independent readings under the direction of a faculty member.
    May be repeated up to 10 times.
    Note: Check with Department for course availability.
  
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    SPAN 4850 - Study Abroad

    Credits: (3)
    Description: (A=Advanced) Language and culture studies for students whose language proficiency is Advanced or Superior. All tasks are performed in the target language. Prior travel experience does not apply.
  
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    SPAN 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: (Minimal proficiency level; varies with content). Consult the class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Note: Course not currently being offered.
  
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    SPAN 4960 - Senior Project

    Credits: (3)
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: Maintain technology in the FL lab, EH 408, and classroom technology.
    Description: (IH=Intermediate High) For students completing a major with Departmental Honors.  Before registration in this course, students must work with a faculty advisor to define the project, create a contract and schedule, and determine the appropriate number of credit hours.
  
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    SW 1010 SS CEL - Introduction to Generalist Social Work

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, 1st Blk, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, 1st Blk, Online
    Description: A generalist introduction to the relationships between social systems (individuals, groups, and communities) and the social welfare networks which impact them, including the role of the social work profession. Open to all Weber State University students.
  
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    SW 2100 SS - Human Behavior and the Social Environment I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, 2nd Blk, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, 2nd Blk, Online
    Description: This is the first course in the Human Behavior and the Social Environment sequence. It identifies the relationships between human developmental stages (from conception to death) and the problems associated with environmental interactions. Systems and theory are examined in the biological, psychological, and sociological arenas.
    Pre-requisite(s): (It is recommended for Social Work Majors that SW 1010  be taken before or concurrently with SW 2100.  It is also suggested that  ZOOL 1020  be taken before or concurrently with SW 2100.)
  
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    SW 2200 SS/DV - Issues in Diversity

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A study of diversity among individuals, groups, communities, and of issues social workers will need to understand when interfacing with diverse populations.
  
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    SW 2920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Note: This course is offered as needed. Please check with the department for availability.
  
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    SW 3000 - Death and Dying

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An in-depth study of death, death-related issues and social institutions and practices dealing with death in American society, with special emphasis on the social processes surrounding death and constructive responses to death and dying.
    Cross-listed with GERT 3000 .
  
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    SW 3100 - Human Behavior and the Social Environment II

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This second course in the Human Behavior and the Social Environment sequence is designed to present basic principles and fundamental concepts necessary for acquiring and organizing knowledge for practice with individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities and on the interaction among these systems. Alternative paradigms on human behavior and the social environment are also explored.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 1010 , SW 2100  and formal admittance to the Social Work Program.
  
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    SW 3120 - Aging: Adaptation and Behavior

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An examination of the physical and psychological processes of aging. The emphasis is upon behavioral and social adaptation to these processes.
    Cross-listed with GERT 3120 .
  
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    SW 3200 - Child and Family Welfare

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A historical and contemporary examination of child and family welfare issues, and social work intervention strategies.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 1010 .
  
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    SW 3320 - Ethnicity and Older Women in the American Society

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The importance of special populations (ethnic, racial and women) as they relate to the aging process.
    Cross-listed with GERT 3320 .
  
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    SW 3500 - Social Welfare & Gerontological Policy Development and Service

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: The history, mission, philosophy and human service aspects used in the development of social work/gerontology as a profession will be covered. Examples of social, public and social welfare policy will be identified and studied. Knowledge of local, state, and federal legislation, professional organizations, and membership organizations will assist in review of lobby, funding and implementation practices used in meeting human service needs. Methods for the political and organizational analysis of processes and policy will be covered.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 1010  or GERT 1010 . (SW/GERT 3500  must be completed before entering Field Practice.)
  
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    SW 3600 - Social Statistics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, 1st Blk, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, 2nd Blk, Online
    Description: Introduction to analysis and presentation of data.
    Pre-requisite(s): Meet WSU Quantitative Literacy requirement.
    Cross-listed with GERT 3600 .
  
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    SW 3700 - Social Work Research

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, 2nd blk
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, 1st Blk
    Description: Social work research and its relationship to social work theory and practice. The class will include content on qualitative, quantitative and single system research methodologies; analysis of data, including statistical procedures; systematic evaluation of practice; analysis and evaluation of theoretical bases, research questions, methodologies, statistical procedures, and conclusions of research reports; and relevant technological advances. The course will also identify how the research curriculum contributes to the student’s use of scientific knowledge for practice.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 1010 . (Must be completed before entering SW 4861 .) Recommended prerequisite: completion of social statistics class.
  
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    SW 3800 - Writing in Social Work

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to help students develop and sharpen professional writing skills and become more effective in various forms of written communication in social work and the broader social welfare delivery system. The course will offer an in-depth overview of APA writing style guidelines and apply these, as appropriate, in the preparation of written documents common in professional practice in social and behavioral sciences.
    Pre-requisite(s): University Composition (ENGL 2010  or equivalent).
    Suggested Requisite(s): (It is recommended that this course be taken concurrently with SW 3700  and/or SW 4860 .)
  
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    SW 3900 - Social Work Methods, Values, and Ethics

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An ecological system and generalist approach to social work practice methods. Content is germane to various systems and subsystems typically implicated in problems encountered by social workers. A study of values and ethics will assist the social worker to understand the proprieties of professional practice.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 1010 , SW 2100 , SW 2200  and formal admittance to the social work program. (May be taken prior to or concurrently with SW 3910 .)
  
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    SW 3910 - Social Work Practice I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: An intensive knowledge-based generalist course concentrating on micro social work intervention skills combining lecture and hands-on experiences.
    Pre-requisite(s): Formal admittance to the social work program.
    Suggested Requisite(s): (May be taken prior to or concurrently with SW 3900 .)
  
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    SW 3920 - Social Work Practice II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A generalist course directed at understanding and demonstrating the principles, concepts and techniques of planned change in mezzo settings including families and small groups.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 3910 .
    Co-Requisite(s): SW 3930  and SW 4860 .
  
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    SW 3930 - Social Work Practice III

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 2nd Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A generalist course designed to illustrate the principles, concepts and techniques of planned change in macro settings including institutions, organizations, and communities.
    Co-Requisite(s): Must be taken concurrently with SW 3920  and SW 4860 .
  
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    SW 4140 - Perspectives on Drug Use and Substance Abuse

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course examines drug use and substance abuse across the lifespan and addresses issues such as prevention, treatment, and public policy as they affect and relate to individuals, groups, families, organizations, and communities. Course material draws on current research, theory, and practice experience.
  
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    SW 4150 - DSM-5

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This elective course is designed to familiarize the student with the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5 classification). The DSM-5 provides the practitioner with a systematic diagnostic tool for practice and research.
  
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    SW 4220 - Societal Responses to Aging

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to cover aspects of retirement relating to job change or discontinuance. The processes, events, social roles, and phases of life will presented.
    Cross-listed with GERT 4220 .
  
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    SW 4240 - Introduction to TeleMental-Health

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course explores technology-based mental health, substance abuse treatment, and social service delivery.  The course addresses the topic broadly, covering topics such as online tools and technologies, professional ethics, legal considerations, diversity and access, quality assurance, etc.  The purpose is to introduce students to the current status and future outlook of web-based mental health and social service delivery.
  
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    SW 4250 - Medical Social Work

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This elective course explores the process and dynamics of the provision of social work services within the medical service delivery system.
  
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    SW 4265 - Crisis Intervention and Trauma

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to prepare students to develop assessment, diagnostic, and evidenced-based interventions to assist those in critical need during and after a crisis or trauma. A crisis is defined as an event that exceeds and overwhelms an individual’s coping skills to the point where equilibrium is disrupted. Successful completion of this course qualifies for the Crisis Worker Certificate through the state of Utah.
    Pre-requisite(s): Junior or senior status and at least one of the following: CHF 1500 , GERT 1010 , HLTH 1030 , NRSG 2200 , PSY 1010 , SOC 1010 , SW 1010 ; OR instructor permission.
  
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    SW 4500 - Interventions for Populations at Risk

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: 1st Blk
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: A course designed to study populations at risk with an emphasis on women and people of color. Interventions to alleviate conditions of human suffering are stressed.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 3910 , SW 4860 .
  
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    SW 4600 - Social Work in Special Settings

    Credits: (2-4)
    Variable Title
    Description: This elective course is designed to accommodate special topic areas in Social Work practice.
    May be repeated once for a maximum of 4 credits.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.  Please check with the department for availability.
  
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    SW 4650 - Retirement: Adjustment/Planning

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is designed to cover aspects of retirement relating to job change or discontinuance. The processes, events, social roles, and phases of life will presented.
    Cross-listed with GERT 4650 .
  
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    SW 4800 - Projects and Research

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This elective course allows for supervised projects and primary research in various areas of social work. Limited to senior students.
    Pre-requisite(s): Consent of department chair.
    May be repeated up to 2 times for a maximum of 3 credits.
    Note: Check with department for course availability.
  
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    SW 4810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Description: Consult the semester schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Note: This course is offered as needed. Please check with the department for availability.
  
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    SW 4830 - Directed Readings

    Credits: (1-3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This elective course is an individual readings for seniors who are majoring in social work. Permission must be obtained from the instructor. Students are required to complete a minimum of 1000 pages of selected readings per class hour requested for credit.
    Pre-requisite(s): Consent of department chair.
    May be repeated up to 2 times for a maximum of 3 credits.
    Note: Check with department for course availability.
  
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    SW 4850 - Social Work Study Abroad

    Credits: (1-4)
    Description: The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for undergraduate students in social work to experience study abroad or study away programs that are designed to explore issues relevant to undergraduate-level social work theory and practice with individuals, families, groups, communities, and organizations.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 1010  or instructor approval.
  
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    SW 4860 INT - Social Service Field Experience I

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: This field practice course requires a minimum of 200 hours of supervised field service in an approved social service agency. The emphasis is to include micro, mezzo, and macro practice opportunities.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 2200 , SW 3100 , SW 3200 SW 3500 , SW 3900  and SW 3910 . Formal admittance to Field Experience required.
    Suggested Requisite(s): (Must be taken concurrently with SW 3920  and SW 3930 .)
  
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    SW 4861 INT - Social Service Field Experience II

    Credits: (4)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: This field practice course requires a minimum of 200 hours of supervised field service in an approved social service agency. The emphasis is to include micro, mezzo, and macro practice opportunities.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 3700 , SW 4860 , SW /GERT 3600  (or equivalent).
    Co-Requisite(s): (To be taken concurrently with SW 4990 ).
  
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    SW 4920 - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
    Note: This course is offered as needed. Please check with the department for availability.
  
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    SW 4990 - Social Work Senior Seminar

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course requires preparation and discussion of social work concepts and topics, and information and techniques in obtaining a job and selecting a graduate school.
    Pre-requisite(s): SW 4860 . (Must be taken concurrently with SW 4861 .)
  
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    SW 5010 - Professional Development: Human Development in the Social Environment

    Credits: (3)
    Description: This professional development course is designed for non-social work majors who have or wish to have experience in the delivery of social services. The course explores human development in the context of the broader social environment. It identifies the relationship between human developmental stages (from conception to death) and the problems associated with environmental interactions. Systems and theory are examined in the biological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual arenas. Credit/No credit.
    Note: This course is offered as needed.  Please check with the department for availability.
  
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    SW 5020 - Professional Development: Social Welfare Policy

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 1st Blk
    Description: This professional development course is designed for non-social work majors who have or wish to have experience in the delivery of social services. The history, mission, philosophy and human service aspects used in the development of social welfare policy will be covered. Examples of social, public, and social welfare policy will be identified and studied. Knowledge of local, state, and federal legislation, professional organizations, and membership organizations will assist in review of lobbying, funding, and implementation practices used in meeting human service needs. Methods for the political and organizational analysis of processes and policy will be covered. Credit/No credit.
  
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    SW 5030 - Professional Development: Social Work Ethics and Practice Methods

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: 2nd Blk
    Description: This professional development course is designed for non-social work majors who have or wish to have experience in the delivery of social services. Using an ecological and generalist approach to social work practice at the individual, family, group, organization, and community levels, this course provides training in a planned client change process and considers social work roles at various levels. A significant focus of this course is the study of the application of key values and ethical principles, as defined by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), to professional practice and the resolution of ethical dilemmas. The course also includes content on the evaluation of practice and programs. Credit/No credit.
  
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    THEA 1013 CA - Introduction to Theatre

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: An introduction to live theatre and drama and the creative heritage of theatre. Students will develop critical awareness of dramatic theory and performance practice through reading and evaluating historical and contemporary drama, and through applied creative activities. Students are expected to attend theatre performances outside of regularly scheduled class time. Note: Theatre majors are required to enroll in the face-to-face class, not the online section.
  
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    THEA 1023 CA - Introduction to Film

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem, Online
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: Examination and analysis of film and film techniques. Students will develop critical awareness of film as an artistic, social, and cultural phenomenon. Students may be required to attend film screenings outside of the regularly scheduled class time.
    Note: A lab fee is required for this class.
  
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    THEA 1030 - Voice and Movement for the Actor

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: Natural resources of the human voice and body are studied as artistic resources for the performing artist. The course is designed to examine both the process and products of vocal and physical dynamics. The goal of this course is to integrate vocal and physical skills into the working process of the actor.
    Pre-requisite(s): THEA 1033 . (Theatre majors only).
  
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    THEA 1033 CA - Introduction to Acting

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Summer Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: This is an introductory class where students learn basic acting skills through class participation in improvisation, monologue work, and scene study.  Students learn a basic understanding of theories and methodologies. Skills demonstrated in areas of body movement, diction, observation, imagination and “action”. (For non-theatre majors).
    Note: Note: Theatre majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the “majors only section” offered spring semester and concurrently enroll in THEA 1713 .
  
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    THEA 1043 CA - Introduction to American Musical Theatre

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: An introduction to American Musical Theatre, its history and creative elements. Students will develop critical awareness of the differences between traditional and musical theatre by becoming actively involved in reading, observing, and analyzing musical theatre.
    Note: Note: Musical Theatre majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in this class fall semester.
  
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    THEA 1051 - Freshman (New Student) Seminar

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $2.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: An introduction to the Theatre Arts Area devoted to the needs of incoming majors, including: faculty and staff introductions and theatrical personnel responsibilities, audition notices and practices, production and Practicum assignments, and opportunities available within the facility. Includes detailed academic advice for majors and minors, and practical methods of library research for theatre topics at WSU.
  
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    THEA 1053 - Introduction to Technical Production

    Credits: (3)
    Description: An introduction to the production components of live theatre in which students will develop an awareness of technical aspects including scenery, lighting, costume, properties and sound. Students are expected to attend theatre performances outside of regularly scheduled class time. This course is recommended for non-theatre majors and minors.
  
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    THEA 1063 - Theatre Foundations

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: An introduction to live theatre and drama and the creative heritage of theatre. Students will develop critical awareness of dramatic theory and performance practice through reading and evaluating historical and contemporary drama, and through applied creative activities. This course serves as an introduction to the Theatre area of the Department of Performing Arts, the requirements, and the curriculum. Students are expected to attend theatre performances outside of regularly scheduled class time.
  
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    THEA 1075 - Class Voice for Musical Theatre

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $2.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: This course will serve as a preparation for private vocal instruction, departmental production auditions, and the application audition in the musical theatre program.  While all theatre majors are welcome to take the course, it’s geared specifically for incoming freshman musical theatre applicants.  The instruction will cover basic singing technique and an introduction to acting a musical theatre song. 
    Pre-requisite(s): Must be a theatre major or minor.
    May be repeated once up to 2 credit hours.
  
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    THEA 1143 - Musical Theatre Musicianship I

    Credits: (2)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: This course is an introduction to musicianship for Musical Theatre artists. It focuses directly on the skills necessary for success in live musical theatre, namely, note and rhythm recognition, keyboard skills, chords, and basic theory. 
    Pre-requisite(s): THEA 1063 
  
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    THEA 1220 - Acting I

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    Required for Theatre Performance and Teaching Majors.  Non-majors should enroll in THEA CA 1033 .  Students in this course will demonstrate a knowledge of and an ability to integrate fundamental acting principles and analysis skills into performance.  Students will develop professional work habits of dependability, promptness, cooperation, a sense of ensemble, and the ability to make independent choices.
    Pre-requisite(s): THEA 1030,  THEA 1063 .

  
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    THEA 1223 - Stage Makeup

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology. The course fee associated with this class pays for demonstration supplies and some of the material needed for makeup applications.
    Description: A practical investigation of stage makeup techniques and skills of design and application.
    Note: A lab fee is required for this class.
  
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    THEA 1513 - Stagecraft

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: Introduction to stage scenery: lecture/demonstration of basic materials, shop and stage equipment, construction principles, and elementary technical drawing and design procedures.
  
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    THEA 1713 - Script Analysis

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: An introductory course focusing on plot, character, language, and thematic analysis of varied historical and modern performance texts in the context of contemporary staging practice. This course teaches play analysis from a practical perspective. For students who intend to perform, direct, and design within the collaborative production process.
    Pre-requisite(s): THEA 1063  
  
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    THEA 1810 - Experimental Course

    Credits: (1-6)
    Experimental
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript. 
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
  
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    THEA 2022 - Costume Fundamentals

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $36.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology. The course fee associated with this course pays for the basic sewing materials needed, such as muslin, thread, scissors, fabric dye, millinery supplies, pattern making supplies, and weaving supplies.
    Description: Introduction to stage costume: with lectures, demonstrations and projects to introduce the basic materials, fabrics, costume construction methods, costume history, and design principles and procedures for theatrical costumes. A lab fee is required for this class for costume studio materials.
  
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    THEA 2032 - Lighting Fundamentals

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $21.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the lighting lab including replacing gels, gobos, software updates for the lighting consoles, bulbs, and lighting instruments.
    Description: This introductory course gives students a foundation in lighting design for the stage. Students will develop an ability to “see” light in new ways, both natural and artificial, and the role light plays in storytelling and on the overall composition of the visual world of the performing arts.  Students will also learn technical aspects of lighting equipment, control systems, and computer drafting.
  
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    THEA 2033 - Acting II

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: For the intermediate and advanced student actor, this course places primary emphasis on the development of characterization techniques through participation in physical and vocal exercises. Focus will be on a variety of stylistic scene work including Greek Theatre and Shakespeare.
    Pre-requisite(s): THEA 1030 , THEA 1220 , and by audition.
  
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    THEA 2203 - Costume Technology

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $36.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology. The course fee associated with this course pays for the basic sewing materials needed, such as muslin, thread, scissors, fabric dye, millinery supplies and pattern making supplies.
    Description: A practical exploration of the research and construction techniques used to create contemporary and historic costumes for the stage. A lab fee is required for this class for costume studio materials.
    Suggested Requisite(s): THEA 2022  
    Note: Typically Taught Spring of even years.
  
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    THEA 2330 - Dramaturgy and Criticism

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem even years
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Description: This course will be a practical study of the role and duties of a dramaturg in a production as well as a critic reviewing a finished work. Work will include all facets of dramaturgy: historical research, script analysis, audience outreach, and lobby displays. A completed Dramaturgy workbook for a proposed play or practical work on a department play will be the final assignment.
    This course may be repeated once up to 6 credit hours.
  
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    THEA 2403 - Stage Management

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem Odd Years
    Course Fee: $24.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee for this class will be used to pay for the IAVM Crowd Manager Training Course for each student. This training is part of an update in the curriculum of the class and is used to help train students who will be managing crowds during their time working on shows at Weber State and in their future carriers. It is also required for some of their responsibilities relating to course assignments.
    Description: A practical study of stage management techniques necessary for efficient theatre production. A conceptual overview of the rehearsal and performance process will be stressed, including an overview of management techniques as applied to the performing arts in general. Front of house management and company management will be studied.
  
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    THEA 2443 - Acting for Musical Theatre

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $6.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: A practical study of acting methods unique to the discipline of musical theatre. Emphasis will be placed on the interpretation of modern musical theatre, literature through imagery, action, characterization, and analysis of the score and libretto.
    Pre-requisite(s): THEA 2033  and admittance to the Musical Theatre program.
  
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    THEA 2515 - Rendering and Modeling

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Even Years Full Sem
    Description: An introduction to the tools and techniques used in drawing, rendering and modeling for theatrical designers, covering both traditional and modern techniques for scenic, costume and light renderings.
  
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    THEA 2580 - Creative Computing for Theatre Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Course Fee: $10.00
    Course Fee Purpose: The course fee associated with this class pays for maintenance of the department lab and associated technology.
    Description: The class provides an introduction to several important computer programs used in the performing arts industry. Skills learned are applicable across various design, technical, and educational fields, and each student develops their own individual capstone project tailored to their specific learning goals. Programs learned may include the following: Vectorworks, Lightwright, Qlab, Isadora, and Adobe Suite.
  
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    THEA 2581 - Adobe Suite for Theatre Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Even Years Full Sem
    Description: In this class students learn Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for theatre-relevant applications like creating paper props, editing photos for promotional materials, creating custom fabric patterns, producing photo-realistic rendering of sets and costumes, creating social media posts, portfolios, programs, and other applications.
  
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    THEA 2713 INT - Teaching Theatre in the Secondary School

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem even years
    Course Fee: $0.00
    Description: Application of pedagogy to teaching theatre arts in secondary schools. Requires field experiences supervised by Theatre Arts Faculty.
  
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    THEA 2821 HU - Period Styles in Design

    Credits: (3)
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description:

    A survey of the history of Western Art, including architecture, clothing, music, art, and decorative arts for the theatre.

  
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    THEA 2851 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2852 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2853 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2854 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2855 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2856 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2857 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2858 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2859 - Design/Tech/Management Practicum

    Credits: (1)
    Typically Taught Fall Semester: Full Sem
    Typically Taught Spring Semester: Full Sem
    Description: Provides supervised experience in theatre production and performance. Practicum is an experiential learning course supervised by theatre faculty to provide the student with a practical application of theatrical theory. The student will develop skills and abilities for the theatre through supervised experience in a design, technical, or management production position relating to: Stage Management, Lighting Design, Costume Design, Scenic Design, Props Design, Sound Design, Dramaturgy, Technical Direction, Choreography, House Management.
    May be repeated up to 3 times for credit.
  
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    THEA 2920 INT - Short Courses, Workshops, Institutes, and Special Programs

    Credits: (1-6)
    Workshop
    Description: Consult the semester class schedule for the current offering under this number. The specific title and credit authorized will appear on the student transcript.
    May be repeated for a total maximum of 6 credit hours.
 

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