Jan 25, 2022  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


This section of the Catalog includes course descriptions, listed alphabetically by discipline. The descriptions provide information on course numbers, titles, the level of instruction, credit, course sequence, content, and prerequisites as shown in the following example:

CHE 2100 Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
Credits: 5
Prerequisite: CHE 1100
Description: A study of the elements of organic and biological chemistry. This course satisfies requirements for nursing programs and other fields requiring a survey of organic and biological chemistry.

The first two to four letters, called the course subject code, represent the area of study or discipline, e.g., CHE represents chemistry. The course number follows the course subject code, e.g., 2100. The first digit in a four-digit course number designates the level of instruction. Only courses numbered 1000 or above will be included in credits toward a degree. Courses with numbers up to and including 1999 are primarily for freshmen, 2000 through 2999 primarily for sophomores, 3000 through 3999 primarily for juniors, and 4000 through 4999 primarily for seniors. In general, students should not take courses above the level of their class (based upon semester hours earned), but they may do so at one level above if they have the specified prerequisites. In special cases, students may be permitted to take courses more than one level above that designated for their class if they obtain the permission of their advisor and of the faculty member teaching the course and if they meet the prerequisite requirements. Course descriptions provide a summary of the content of the course. If a prerequisite must be met before a student can register for a course, this information is listed above the course description. Attributes, such as Multicultural, General Studies, or Guaranteed Transfer, are listed after the course description. A list of courses being offered in a given semester, instructors, class meeting times, and locations is described in the Class Schedule located on the Office of the Registrar's website, msudenver.edu/registrar/classschedules.

Types of Courses

  • Regular courses appear in this section of the University Catalog and are offered on a regular basis.
  • Independent study courses provide students the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of a topic of special interest. Independent study courses are specified as 498_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Independent study courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Special topics or omnibus courses are temporary courses that are not listed in the Catalog. They may be used to pilot-test a course, present a special topic, or provide a unique, experiential-learning opportunity. Omnibus courses use a specified range of course numbers: 190_, 290_, 390_, 490_ and include an alpha character in the course number. Omnibus courses are published in the Class Schedule.
  • Variable topics courses allow courses of varying titles under an overall theme or “umbrella” course. Variable topic courses include an alpha character in the course number and are published in the Class Schedule.
 

Technical Communication

  
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    COM 3650 - Writing Hardware Documentation



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 2610 or Permission of instructor

    Description: This course prepares the student to write instructional manuals including maintenance, operations, and service manuals. The course emphasizes audience analysis, vocabulary, format and style, use of graphics, writing techniques, and productions.

  
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    COM 3660 - Variable Topics in Industrial and Technical Communications



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 2610 or Permission of instructor

    Description: This is a current-topics course that studies communication models and techniques for reporting industrial and governmental information to specialized and general audiences to advance corporate or agency goals and interests. The content of the course will change from semester to semester.

    Note: It may be repeated for credit.

  
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    COM 3670 - Writing for the Environmental Industry



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 2610 or Permission of instructor

    Description: This course presents communication models and techniques for reporting industrial and governmental information related to the environment for specialized and general audiences. The course includes discussions of ethical concerns related to environmental issues, analyzing the context of an environmental message for optimum reception, practicing different discourse strategies, and exploring readability for different audience levels. Students will examine the issue of credibility of statistical material, presented both in text and in graphic format. Researching the CFR database for specific regulations will be taught, with a secondary goal of revising these regulations for the targeted audience.

  
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    COM 3780 - Communication Law



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): 6 credits of COM courses or permission of instructor

    Description: This course presents U.S. legal practices that impact professional communicators and technical media producers.  It places special emphasis on the federal and state court systems, as well as emerging international laws for communication delivered over the Internet. The course covers copyright, fair use, defamation, intellectual property, privacy, and federal trade regulations as applied to print and digital media in physical and electronic distribution.

  
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    COM 3800 - Audio for Video Production



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 2800 or Permission of instructor

    Description: Field recordings - those made on location outside of a controlled, studio environment - are a critical component to video and film production. This course explores the theory, required equipment, and practical application of recording audio specifically for video productions. Students gain hands-on experience creating field recordings, documenting the process, and evaluating the postproduction options for each recording.

  
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    COM 4401 - Advanced Video Editing



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 3400; or permission of instructor

    Description: This course focuses on the techniques necessary to achieve properly edited video programs. Acquisition, manipulation, compression and digitization of video and audio footage is discussed and demonstrated. Students learn and practice advanced editing techniques. Students also learn when to employ specialized transition devices and how to transform video clips.

  
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    COM 4420 - Advanced Single-Camera Video Production



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 2400, COM 2420, and COM 3420; or permission of instructor

    Description: This course covers advanced video production techniques including editing, lighting, graphics, scripting, and audio recording. Students formulate and track budgets, plan and execute remote shoots, and carry out all aspects of single-camera video production. Students obtain outside clients for the final video project.

  
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    COM 4430 - Directing and Lighting for Video



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 2420 and COM 3420; or Permission of instructor

    Description: This course presents various directing and lighting techniques used in the production of video programs. Students learn the theories and principles used to direct and light for video production in a remote location and in a studio setting.

  
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    COM 4450 - Advanced Interactive Production



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): COM 3450

    Description: Students in this course get real-world experience by developing a website for a client. Advanced message design, information architecture, and documentation are produced. A variety of skills, including project management, graphic design, photography, copy writing / editing, and HTML/CSS coding all come together to deliver a professional project benefitting the community.

  
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    COM 4760 - Advanced Internship in Technical Communications



    Credits: 1-12

    Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of COM designated courses and the recommendations of two technical communications faculty members

    Description: This advanced, on-the-job learning experience in a technical communications emphasis enables students to work in their chosen career fields. An approved plan from a cooperating organization serves as the course outline for a specific internship, but the outline must fulfill the general requirements of the course. The student must merit the internship experience and provide an acceptable plan of work before being granted permission to register for this course.

    Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix: COM or HON.

    Cross Listed Course(s): HON 4760
  
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    COM 4790 - Senior Seminar in Technical Communications



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, and 12 or more hours of COM or AES designated courses, or permission of instructor

    Description: This course gives the advanced student an opportunity to write a paper of publishable quality and present a seminar based on in-depth research or an application of state-of-the-art practices in an area of Technical Writing and Editing, Interactive Media, Mobile and Social Media or Video Production concentrations.

    University Requirement(s): Senior Experience


Theatre

  
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    THE 0010 - BFA Music Theatre Coaching



    Credits: 0

    Description: This course is required for all BFA Music Theatre (MT) concentration students until their final Senior Showcase/Jury Performance.  This course covers individual instruction in performance studies for Musical Theatre.  It requires weekly attendance at a one and one-half hour coaching class in which students perform for one another.  At the end of the semester, the student must successfully perform before a faculty jury committee in order to pass the course in addition to required attendance at twelve coaching sessions.  Students must enroll during each semester of participation in the BFA (MT) concentration and must receive a "Satisfactory" grade in order to continue in the BFA (MT) concentration.

  
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    THE 0011 - BFA Applied Technology Coaching



    Credits: 0

    Description: This course is required for all BFA Applied Theatre Technology and Design (ATTD) concentration students until their final Senior Portfolio Showcase. This course covers individual instruction in theatre portfolio development, resume development, and career development. It requires monthly attendance of at least one BFA group meeting and one individual meeting. At the end of each spring semester, students must successfully complete a BFA portfolio review before a jury committee of theatre department faculty and staff members. Students must enroll during each semester of participation in the BFA (ATTD) concentration from his or her initial acceptance into the program and must receive a "Satisfactory" grade in order to continue in the BFA (ATTD) concentration. This course is repeatable for all BFA Applied Theatre Technology and Design Majors.

  
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    THE 2201 - The Speaking Voice in Performance



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): CAS 1010 or permission of department

    Description: This course is designed to teach professional voice users (such as actors, teachers, managers, and public speakers) how to develop and use their voice instruments in public performance environments. This course emphasizes that voice work is for everybody.

  
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    THE 2210 - Introduction to Theatre



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1010 and satisfaction of the Oral Communication General Studies requirement or permission of department

    Description: This course presents a comprehensive survey of theatrical art providing an understanding of the living stage, its players and crafts, and its place as a cultural force from antiquity to contemporary times.

    Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix: THE or HON.

    General Studies: Arts and Humanities

    Guaranteed Transfer: GT-AH1

    Cross Listed Course(s): HON 2211
  
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    THE 2220 - Acting I



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 or permission of department

    Description: This course provides an introduction to the basic principles of acting, including improvement of voice, body, and mind in the discipline of the theatre. Particular emphasis is placed on the principles of stage movement, improvisation, and beginning scene work.

  
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    THE 2230 - Acting II



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2220; or permission of department

    Description: This course builds upon basic principles of acting, including improvisation, character development, stage movement, voice, and scene work. Study topics include development of audition techniques, basic acting, television acting techniques, and advanced scene work.

  
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    THE 2240 - Introduction to Stagecraft



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 or permission of department

    Description: This course provides an introduction to the principles, methods, and materials of technical production, including scenic design and construction, lighting design and practices, and costuming and sound practices.

  
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    THE 2241 - Introduction to Costume Construction



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 or permission of department

    Description: This course provides an introduction to the principles, methods and materials of costume technology, including costume construction, costume shop management, and related costume crafts.

  
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    THE 2242 - Introduction to Stage Makeup



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 or permission of department

    Description: This course provides an introduction to the principles, methods, and materials of stage makeup.  Students will learn to execute a variety of makeup techniques, including corrective, aging, and special effects and to create makeup designs for both realistic and stylized characters.

  
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    THE 2243 - Graphics for Theatre



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2240; or permission of department

    Description: This is an introductory course in graphics for theatre.  The student will become familiar with hand drafting, perspective, freehand sketching and rendering techniques through theoretical and practical projects.  These skills will prepare the student to incorporate the techniques into professional design and technology work within the theatre and entertainment industry.

  
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    THE 2250 - Stage Management



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2240; or permission of department

    Description: This course provides an introduction to theatre stage management methods and styles, including promptbook and blocking notations, actor management, the ongoing problem solving process involved in production, and the basics of the stage manager's union.

  
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    THE 2260 - Music Theatre History and Performance



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2220; or permission of department

    Description: This course is designed to provide a survey of American music theatre history and to explore the fundamentals of music theatre production, which students will then apply to selected music theatre performances.

  
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    THE 2270 - Production Analysis: Process and Technology



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 or permission of department

    Description: This course provides an introduction to the principles, methods, materials, and processes of theatre art production, including play and script analysis, literary theory, and the communication dynamics within the production team.

  
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    THE 2280 - Theatre Career Development I



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 or permission of department

    Description: This course provides an introduction to the principles and practice of entering into the professional field in the arts, including resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, personal finance management, becoming a member of a union, negotiating contracts, establishing a strong work ethic, and living a sustainable life in the arts field.  Students practice and apply skills through course activities that provide a bridge to their professional career.

  
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    THE 2290 - Fundamentals of Stage Combat



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 or permission of department

    Description: This is an introductory class that will address basic stage combat techniques such as slaps, punches, hair and ear pulls, kicks, rolls, falls, knife and rapier work. The class will emphasize safety first. We will also address the challenges of making a fight believable and effective.  The actor-combatant must not only act the scene but must also master the various techniques to create the illusion of real violence to the audience.

  
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    THE 3200 - Oral Interpretation



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): SPE 1010 or permission of Theatre Department

    Description: This course is a study of traditional and contemporary theories of interpretation of literature for the purpose of making the literature come alive for the listening audience and to improve oral communication skills. Students present numerous oral performances of techniques.

    Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix: HON or THE.

    Cross Listed Course(s): HON 3203
  
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    THE 3201 - Advanced Speaking Voice in Performance



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2201 and THE 2210; or permission of department

    Description: This course continues the process of teaching speakers how to use the voice in a healthier and more communicative way and adds to that knowledge by working with controlling regionalisms and beginning dialect exploration through a learning and mastery of the Skinner version of the International Phonetic Alphabet (I.P.A.).

  
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    THE 3210 - Scene Painting



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2240 and THE 2243; or permission of department

    Description: The student will learn and develop basic and advanced theatrical scene painting skills. This course will focus on techniques of texture, color mixing, faux finishes and trompe l'oeil painting, and the painting of a variety of scenic pieces.

  
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    THE 3211 - Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism I



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2240; or permission of department

    Description: As a part of a two semester sequence, this course provides detailed and intensive study of specific theatre contexts, practices, genres, and theories from the Greeks through 1636.

  
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    THE 3212 - Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism II



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210, THE 2240, and THE 3211; or permission of department

    Description: As a part of a two semester sequence, this course provides detailed and intensive study of specific theatre contexts, practices, genres, and theories from the Neoclassicists to the present.

    Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix: HON or THE.

    Cross Listed Course(s): HON 3212
  
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    THE 3213 - Staging Cultures: Theatre, Drama, and Multiculturalism



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1010 and ENG 1020 or permission of department

    Description: This course uses theatre history and dramatic texts to explore cultures of previously and/or presently marginalized peoples, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans, women, and the GLBTQ community, in order to promote greater understanding of these peoples and their struggles for representation.

    General Studies: Arts and Humanities

    Guaranteed Transfer: GT-AH1 Arts and Expression

    University Requirement(s): Multicultural

  
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    THE 3214 - Introduction to Black Theatre I



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 1010 and ENG 1020 or permission of department

    Description: This course is part of a two-semester course sequence addressing the evolution of Black Theatre in the United States. Students will gain an understanding of the importance of image as it relates to the creation, production, and function of Black Theatre through the years. Students will study and interpret plays from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1960's. Students will not only study the work as an art form, but the historical origins and social, cultural, and political ramifications of the work. Analysis and exploration will juxtapose the realities of mainstream theater and culture with the solidification of Black Theatre as a field. This exploration will culminate with in-class performances of student directed monologues.

    General Studies: Arts and Humanities

    Guaranteed Transfer: GT-AH1 Arts and Expression

    University Requirement(s): Multicultural

  
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    THE 3215 - Introduction to Black Theatre II



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 3214 or permission of department

    Description: This course is part of a two-semester course sequence addressing the evolution of Black Theatre in the United States. Students gain an understanding of the importance of image as it relates to the creation, production, and function of Black Theatre through the years. Students study and interpret plays from the 1960's through the end of the twentieth century. Students also study the work as an artform, as well as the historical origins and social, cultural, and political ramifications. Analysis and exploration will juxtapose the realities of mainstream theater and culture with the solidification of Black Theatre as a field. This exploration culminates with in-class performances of student directed scenes.

  
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    THE 3220 - Stage Movement



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2220 or permission of department

    Description: This course instructs students in the use and training of the human body for communication of artistic expression.

  
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    THE 3230 - Acting III: Styles of Acting



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210, THE 2220, and THE 2230; or permission of department

    Description: This course is for advanced performers exploring basic "mask" acting techniques, as well as acting styles particular to Greek, Comedy of Manners, and Shakespeare.

  
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    THE 3231 - Acting IV: Styles of Acting



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210, THE 2220, and THE 2230 and THE 3230; or permission of department

    Description: This course for advanced performers explores "half-mask" performance techniques including Chekhov, Farce, and Brecht acting styles.

  
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    THE 3232 - Acting for the Camera



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2220 or permission of department

    Description: The student is introduced to the fundamental tools of acting for the camera.  Students learn basic film terminology, specific camera-acting techniques, auditioning techniques, and the demands placed on an actor when shooting a film.  The course uses exercises, scenes, and readings to provide a solid understanding of how to create a character, analyze a text, utilize important vocabulary, and perform effectively on camera.

  
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    THE 3233 - Acting V: Meisner Technique



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2220 and THE 2230; or permission of department

    Description: This course explores the Sanford Meisner acting technique through improvisation, exercises, activities, monologues and scene work. The history of and contemporary applications of the technique will be incorporated with the focus of leaming to live and behave truthfully in imaginary circumstances.

  
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    THE 3240 - Theatre Improvisation Techniques



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2220; or permission of department

    Description: In this advanced performance course, students will explore basic improvisation acting techniques that enable the actor to develop concentration and spontaneity, build characterization, discover relationships and status, establish mood and feeling, sense shape and rhythm of scene and character, establish language and imagery, and build a play.

  
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    THE 3241 - Computer Aided Drafting for Theatre



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2240 and THE 2243; or permission of department

    Description: This is an introductory course for computer aided drafting for theatre.  Students will become familiar with computer aided drafting software through theoretical and practical projects.  Computer aided drafting software will prepare the student to incorporate the techniques and technology into professional design and technology work within the theatre and entertainment industry.

  
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    THE 3250 - Introduction to Scene Design



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1500, THE 2240, THE 2243, and THE 2270; or permission of department

    Description: This course teaches an introduction to basic elements of design and production processes.  Emphasis is placed on the role of the scenic designer in theatre productions, the development of a scenic design, period styles, drafting, model building and utilization of facilities.




  
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    THE 3271 - Introduction to Stage Lighting



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210, THE 2240, and THE 2243; or permission of department

    Description: This is an introductory course for lighting in the theatre.  Students become familiar with lighting equipment theoretically and practically.  Lighting design technologies prepare students to operate lighting equipment with an emphasis on theatre specific practices and their applied techniques.

  
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    THE 3272 - Introduction to Sound



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2240; or permission of department

    Description: This is an introductory course for sound in the theatre.  Students become familiar with sound equipment theoretically and practically.  Sound design technologies prepare students to operate sound equipment with an emphasis on theatre specific practices and their applied technologies.

  
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    THE 3273 - Introduction to Costume Design



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ARTH 1500, THE 2210, THE 2240, and THE 2241; or permission of department

    Description: This course teaches an introduction to the principles and practice of theatrical costume design, including playscript and character analysis, research techniques, costume rendering, understanding fabrics, and an overview of how a costume design is realized in production.

  
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    THE 3280 - Stage Directing



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2220, THE 2240, and THE 2270; or permission of department

    Description: This course introduces the principles and techniques of directing for theatre, including the selecting, rehearsing, and performance of plays, and the presentation of student-directed projects.

  
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    THE 3290 - Advanced Stage Combat



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210 and THE 2290; or permission of department

    Description: This course is a continuation and fine-tuning of the skills learned in Fundamentals of Stage Combat, emphasizing elaboration on the technique already learned, and the concept of "acting the fight."

  
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    THE 3523 - Drama Writing Workshop



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): ENG 2500 or THE 2210 or permission of the instructor

    Description: This course introduces the basics of playwriting style and structure. Writing assignments focus on crafting dialogue, developing characters, and structuring effective plots. Emphasis is placed on the collaborative nature of playwriting, with its ultimate goal of public performance.

    Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix: ENG or THE.

    Cross Listed Course(s): ENG 3523
  
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    THE 3980 - Professional Internship: Theatre



    Credits: 1-12

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department

    Description: This internship requires specialized skills that students may apply in educational, amateur, community, or professional theatre arts and entertainment venues. A written learning contract between student, faculty supervisor, site supervisor, agency, and department chair is required. Activities include performance, various applied theatre technologies, and management.

    Note: Variable Credit

  
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    THE 4200 - Readers Theatre



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 3200 and senior standing; or permission of department

    Description: This course is designed to enhance students' skills in performing a variety of material as members of an ensemble. Emphasis will be placed on material selection, script adaptation, rehearsal techniques, public performance, collaborative and creative problem solving, and evaluation.

    University Requirement(s): Senior Experience

  
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    THE 4202 - Theatre Career Development II



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2280 and Senior Standing; or permission of department

    Description: This course provides in-depth instruction in the digital and electronic presence in the professional field of the arts, including digital portfolio creation and management, website design and maintenance, social media presence and management, online and digital marketing, and online networking. Students practice and apply skills through course activities that provide a bridge to their professional career.

    University Requirement(s): Senior Experience

  
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    THE 4210 - Variable Topics in Theatre



    Credits: 1-3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210, THE 2220, and THE 2240; or permission of department

    Description: This course provides detailed and intensive study of specific theatre genres and practices.

    Note: This course may be repeated under different topics for up to 9 credits total.

  
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    THE 4240 - Advanced Stagecraft and Applied Scene Technology



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2240 or permission of department

    Description: This course examines the fundamentals of rigging, stage machinery and mechanics, metal working, fabrication with thermoplastics and foams, laminating techniques, "soft" sculpture construction, construction of non-rectilinear scenery, first echelon power tools maintenance, and industry-standard safety requirements and practices.

  
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    THE 4241 - Advanced Costume Construction



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2241 or permission of department

    Description: This course builds upon skills and knowledge acquired in THE 2241: Introduction to Costume Construction. The student also explores the process of creating a theatrical costume from a designer's sketch and learns a variety of techniques for creating patterns through drafting and draping. Hands-on projects teach advanced skills in fabric cutting, garment assembly and hand finishing of period costumes and accessories.

  
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    THE 4250 - Advanced Scene Design: Applied Technology



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2240, THE 2243, THE 2270, THE 3241, and THE 3250; or permission of department

    Description: Students explore the role of the scene designer using elements of scenic design processes. In addition, students integrate advanced technologies that support the designer with the conception, development and execution of stage settings and their applied technologies.

  
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    THE 4260 - Theatre: Practicum I



    Credits: 1

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210, THE 2220, and THE 2240; or permission of department

    Description: This course provides the student with practical experience in theatrical productions, thus augmenting the theoretical aspects of other theatre courses.

    Note: Course may be repeated for credit up to three times.

  
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    THE 4270 - Theatre: Practicum II



    Credits: 2

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2210, THE 2220, and THE 2240; or permission of department

    Description: This is an advanced course in practical supervision and administration of theatrical production processes. Students will be responsible for a major production activity. This class is open primarily to sophomore, junior, and senior level students.

    Note: Course may be repeated for credit up to three times.

  
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    THE 4271 - BFA Project: Applied Technology



    Credits: 2

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department

    Description: This course consists of an on-campus or off-campus official BFA project. BFA projects consist of a "design of a fully realized production presented before an audience in the area of the student's specialty." For students with a non-design emphasis, a comparable technical or management project will be completed. All internships and BFA projects must be approved by the BFA Coordinator, Theatre Department, and the Internship Office in advance of the BFA project start date.

  
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    THE 4272 - BFA Project: Music Theatre



    Credits: 2

    Prerequisite(s): Permission of department

    Description: This course consists of an on-campus or off-campus official BFA project. BFA projects consist of a "significant role in a full production during advanced study." All internships and BFA projects must be approved by the BFA Coordinator, Theatre Department, and the Internship Office in advance of the BFA project start date.

  
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    THE 4280 - Advanced Lighting: Applied Technology and Design



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2240, THE 2243, THE 2270, and THE 3271; or permission of department

    Description: This course fully prepares the student to design, setup, operate, and provide basic repair for lighting systems and equipment, with an emphasis on theatre specific practices.

  
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    THE 4290 - Advanced Sound: Applied Technology and Design



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): THE 2240 and THE 3272; or permission of department

    Description: This course fully prepares the student to design, setup, operate, and provide basic repair for sound reinforcement and recording equipment, with an emphasis on theatre specific practices.  Digital audio and live performance mixing are covered in detail.

  
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    THE 4300 - Acting Like a Teacher



    Credits: 2

    Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of General Studies requirements in Oral Communication

    Description: This class examines and explores the formation of classroom presence using a variety of acting, speaking and vocal techniques to develop, build, and encourage skills supporting an effective classroom persona. Students will practice and demonstrate body movement, posture, and deportment skills along with verbal and nonverbal communication skills to support classroom management and motivate pupil attention and engagement. Students will identify, learn, and practice intentional vocal and visual techniques to make instructional communication more effective.

    Note: Credit will be granted for only one prefix

    Course Revised February 8, 2017


    Cross Listed Course(s): CAS 4300, EDU 4300

Travel and Tourism Management

  
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    TTM 1000 - Travel and Tourism



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course introduces students to the multidimensional travel and tourism industry through an examination of its major segments, including hotels, travel agencies, transportation companies, destination management companies and tourist offices.

  
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    TTM 1800 - Travel Technology



    Credits: 3

    Description: In this lab course, students will gain basic proficiency in the use of a global distribution system (GDS) and other travel and tourism technologies along with their role in travel planning. Proficiency includes checking availability of flights, hotels and cars; booking reservations; quoting prices; and creating a passenger name record (PNR). The course includes US geography as it relates to air travel.

  
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    TTM 3000 - Sustainable Tourism



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course examines the opportunities and challenges of maximizing positive impacts on cultures, environments, and economies while minimizing and mitigating negative impacts of tourism activities. The course features worldwide case studies.

  
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    TTM 3200 - Itinerary Design



    Credits: 3

    Description: In this course, students learn the art of designing a high-quality itinerary that reflects a destination's cultural heritage and where the tourist follows a trail of discovery. The course includes the skill of creating an itinerary with a distinct identity that provides an original and authentic life experience including destination research, travel advice and sales skills.

  
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    TTM 3400 - Corporate Travel



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course provides a comprehensive study and analysis of the business travel industry with a detailed investigation of corporate travel duties, roles, and responsibilities. Students examine accounting management systems, requests for information and proposal, vendor relationships, and Duty of Care concept. Theoretical and practical issues are examined with case studies that include strategies on how to design a corporate travel program with sustainable value.

  
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    TTM 3700 - Global Tourism



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): 2.5 GPA, ENG 1009 or ENG 2010

    Description: In this course, students examine cultural diversity by exploring world characteristics and behaviors through the lens of travel and tourism. The course includes 9-14 days studying abroad where students spend time in a remote area, enabling students to compare and contrast popular perceptions of culture with their observed and historically correct versions. Students will identify an ancient cultural pattern that influences current culture and attracts the global tourist. Students will examine their perspectives of the power of global tourism as a promoter of multicultural understandings. This study abroad trip includes several pre-trip and/or post-trip class sessions.

    General Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences II; Global Diversity

  
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    TTM 3800 - Cruise Tourism



    Credits: 3

    Description: In this course, students examine the cruise industry from a variety of perspectives, including business, cultural, environmental, political and economic issues. Sudents identify the challenges and relationships among the cruise product, cruise geography, maritime law, port destinations, and tourism activities.

  
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    TTM 4100 - Adventure Travel



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course examines the adventure business and the adventure tourist. The course distinguishes between soft adventure's perception of risk and hard adventure's real physical and mental challenges. The course outlines the importance of effective risk management in remote areas. Students also master outdoor adventure skills such as using a compass and reading a topographical map.

  
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    TTM 4200 - Ecotourism



    Credits: 3

    Description: The main focus of ecotourism is traveling with minimal impacts to natural environments. Ecotourism 's key goal is to promote conservation and/or preservation effo1ts at the destination visited. The ecotourism principles of environmental awareness, empowerment of local people, and alternative forms of accommodations are being examined in this course. Since Latin America is the birthplace of ecotourism, this region will be emphasized in this course.

  
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    TTM 4800 - Inbound Tourism



    Credits: 3

    Corequisite(s): Complete twelve hours in major concentration and Senior Standing

    Description: Tourism is all about stories. The art of creating and telling enlightening stories that reveal hidden and little known cultural treasures is the focus of this course. Students apply the theories and techniques of planning, leading, and managing a narrated walking tour for inbound tourists through a practical and hands-on learning experience. Students work in teams to organize a half-day narrated tour in the Denver metropolitan area on a weekend at the end of the semester. A team simulates being professional tour guides while the rest of the students simulate being the inbound tourists. Walking tours include audience participation and dining experiences.

    University Requirement(s): Senior Experience


Urban Agriculture

  
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    UA 2735 - Urban Vegetable Farming



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course is an introduction to growing urban vegetable crops indicative to the Rocky Mountain region, and the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience required for successfully producing them. This introductory course is intended for students who have no prior course work in gardening or vegetables, although participation by those with food backgrounds is encouraged.

  
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    UA 3605 - Agribusiness Operations



    Credits: 3

    Description: This course examines the role of a manager from a food growing operation, with particular emphasis on identifying revenue streams, understanding common fixed and variable costs in urban agriculture, and how to maintain a profitable business.

  
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    UA 3765 - Greenhouse Operations



    Credits: 3

    Description: Greenhouse Operations is a class that covers all aspects of small and large greenhouse operations. The course reviews decision-making concerns for a person entering the greenhouse business. This course will review all aspects of the business, from the physical facilities, to the day-to-day operations, to business management and marketing.

  
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    UA 3875 - Food Preservation Techniques



    Credits: 3

    Description: This class will concentrate on aspects of cooking with products found in the urban agriculture and urban homesteading environments. This includes cooking with local farm and ranch products. This course also reviews several food preservation methods, including canning, pickling, brining, smoking, curing, drying and freezing. Students can expect to learn protein fabrication, cheese making, sustainable food preservation methods, as well as how to procure locally grown items.

  
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    UA 3905 - Farm to Table Sustainability



    Credits: 3

    Prerequisite(s): HTE 1533

    Description: Taught from both the perspectives of the food service operator and the farmer/rancher, students will learn how to source local products, seasonality of products, and determine how to establish contracts with local agriculture operations to sustain a relationship with those providers, and a reliable source of products. This course will involve field trips to local ranch, farm and food processing operations. Students are responsible for their own transportation.

 

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