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Course Descriptions

SWK - Social Work

SWK 100 Introduction to Social Work 3(3-0) Principles and values of social work, community resources and social service agencies, helping methods, and the role of the professional social worker.

SWK 250 Social Welfare Policies and Services I 3(3-0)

History of social welfare and social action.Analysis ofAmerican social welfare systems. Links between social policy and needs and impacts on vulnerable groups. Prerequisite: SWK 100.

SWK 470 Social Work Practicum I 4(Spec)

Supervised social work field experience in a social agency. Includes 200 hours in field and 5 seminars. Must be taken within 2 years of completion of course prerequisites. Prerequisites: Signed social work major; SWK 321, SWK 375. SWK 331 as co-requisite.

TAI - Theatre and Interpretation

TAI 170 Fundamentals of Interpretative Reading 3(3-0)

General education approach to the art as a dynamic means of analyzing and experiencing literature while communicating it to others. (University Program Group I-B)

TAI 175 Appreciation of the Theatre 3(3-0)

Survey of theatrical principles and practices including units on performance, terminology and organization, architecture, literature, technical theatre, and musical theatre. (University Program Group I-B)

TAI 182 Acting I 3(3-0) Introductory voice and body work with special emphasis through exercises given to energy control and concentration.

TAI 282 Acting II 3(3-0) Introduction to emotional technique and characterization through exercises and scenes in individual projects. Prerequisite: TAI 182.

TAI 302 Voice and Diction 3(3-0) Theory and practice of principles necessary for improving the speaking voice. Primary emphasis on individual speech improvement.

TAI 305 Studio: Acting/Performance 1-4(Spec)

Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral in- terpretation activities in the area of acting/performance. Prerequisite: written permission of instructor.

TAI 306 Studio: Directing 1-4(Spec)

Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral in- terpretation activities in the area of directing. Prerequisite: written permission of instructor.

TAI 307 Studio: Movement 1-4(Spec)

Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral inter- pretation activities in the area of movement. Prerequisite: written permission of instructor.

TAI 308 Studio: Script Creation 1-4(Spec)

Script creation through adaptation of nondramatic materials or creation of original dramatic material for potential use in laboratory theatre or oral interpreta- tion activities. Prerequisite: written permission of instructor.

TAI 313 Studio: Scenery Design 1-4(Spec)

Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral interpretation activities in the area of scenery design. Prerequisite: written permission of instructor.

TAI 315 Studio: Lighting Design 1-4(Spec)

Major participation in faculty/staff-supervised university theatre or oral inter- pretation activities in the area of lighting design. Prerequisite: written permission of instructor.

TAI 371 Readers Theatre 3(3-0)

Scripting and directing alternative texts for performance, including narrative fiction, lyric poetry, personal narratives, and non-fictional prose. Prerequisite: TAI 170

TAI 373 Oral Interpretation for Children 3(3-0) General education approach to the art of oral interpretation as a dynamic means of experiencing literature for children and communicating it to children.

TAI 376 Interpretation of Drama 3(3-0)

Specialized study of dramatic literature with particular attention to analysis, performance, styles of drama, stage speech, and appropriate dialects. Pre- requisite: TAI 170.

TAI 377 Costuming I 3(3-0) Survey of costume history, Egyptian to the present; introduction to design and construction techniques.

TAI 380 Musical Theatre History 3(3-0) Examination of American Musical Theatre history and forms from 1866 to the present.

TAI 382 Acting III 3(3-0)

Period movement patterns, pantomime techniques, and regional and cultural dialects, with individual scenes prepared for critical evaluation. Prerequisite: TAI 182, TAI 282.

TAI 460 BFA Capstone Project 3(0-6)

Major capstone project in theatre (including music theatre) and/or interpretation. Prerequisite: Must be approved by TAI or Music Theatre faculty/staff advisor(s) prior to registration. Must be completed in final year of study.

TAI 477 Scene Design 3(3-0) Theory and application of basic principles used in designing scenery for the theatre. Prerequisite: TAI 177.

TAI 481 Directing 3(3-0) Responsibilities, philosophies, and techniques of the stage director. Emphasis on preparation of scenes for evaluation. Prerequisite: TAI 182.

TAI 490 Independent Study 1-4(Spec)

Student-initiated study guided by faculty member or faculty committee. Undergraduate prerequisites: an overall B average, permission of advisor and instructor (and completion of form).

TAI 569 History of American Theatre 3(3-0) Development of drama and theater in America from colonial times to the present. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework.

TAI 570 Oral Interpretation of Prose Fiction 3(3-0)

Specialized study of the short story and novel, in both individual and group performances. Prerequisites: one course in oral interpretation; one course in fictional literature.

TAI 571 Oral Interpretation of Poetry 3(3-0) Specialized study of poetry. Prerequisites: one course in oral interpretation and one course in poetic literature.

TAI 572 Special Topics in Oral Interpretation 1-9(Spec)

Current topics for each semester listed in the Phase I or II Class Schedule Booklet. 3 hours each; maximum credit 9 hours. Prerequisite: one course in oral interpretation and/or a major in English.

TAI 573 Seminar: Interpretative Reading 3(3-0) History of the art of interpretative reading, its current theories and possible trends. Prerequisite: one course in interpretative reading.

TAI 574 History of Drama and Theatre I 3(3-0) Development of drama and theatre in Western Culture from ancient origins to 1700. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework.

TAI 575 History of Drama and Theatre II 3(3-0)

Continuation of TAI 574, History of Drama and Theatre I. Development of drama and theatre in Western Culture from 1700 to 1945. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework.

TAI 577 Special Topics in Technical Theatre 1-9(Spec)

Current topics for each semester listed in the Phase I or II Class Schedule Booklet. 3 hours each; maximum credit 9 hours. Prerequisites: Two from the following: TAI 177, TAI 278, TAI 377, TAI 477.

TAI 578 Special Topics in Theatre 1-9(Spec)

Current topics for each semester listed in the Phase I or II Class Schedule Booklet. 3 hours each; maximum credit 9 hours. Prerequisites: Two undergradu- ate courses in theatrical production.

TAI 579 Costume Design and Construction 3(3-0) Concentration in the problems of design, pattern drafting, and construction of costumes for the theatre. Prerequisites: TAI 377; AMD 140.

TAI 584 Field Course in Theatre 1-4(Spec) Atravel course to metropolitan theatrical productions and institutions. Required are a pre-travel reading program and final reaction/evaluation paper.

TAI 585 Creative Dramatics 3(2-2) Techniques of guiding children through original dramatizations. Primarily for the classroom teacher.

TAI 586 Playwriting 3(3-0)

Theory and practice in writing original plays; discussion and critical evaluation of student plays. Prerequisites: ENG 201; ENG 294 or one course in history of drama and theatre.

TAI 588 Contemporary Theatre 3(3-0) Development of drama and theater in Western Culture from 1945 to the present. Prerequisites: 6 hours of TAI coursework.

TAI 589 Theatre Workshop 2-6(Spec) Theoretical and practical work in productions of the University Theatre. Prerequisite: minimum of one course in theatre.

TAI 590 Summer Repertory Theatre 3(3-0)

Intensive practical theatre experience in the repertory situation under profes- sional direction and guidance. Prerequisite: applicant admitted to course only through audition.

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