Dec 15, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Course Descriptions


 

Theatre and Speech

  
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    THSP 1250 - Dance Technique I


    (3) Credit Hours

    A studio introduction to dance including physical and musical disciplines, form, style, and standard professional practice. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 1270 - Introduction to Modern Dance


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course will be an introduction to the dance technique and style broadly referred to as Modern Dance. This class will expose students to Cunningham, Graham and Limon techniques-three of the major techniques of Modern Dance-as a way to experience contrasting movement concepts and styles, aesthetics and creative processes. Dance vocabulary will be taught with an understanding of the physical mechanics and sources for this dance language. Emphasis will be on individual exploration of movement as a way to understand one’s physical, social, intellectual, emotional, and human dimensions. No previous dance training is necessary.
  
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    THSP 1410 - Stagecrafts


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to production organization. Survey and application of technologies, materials, and techniques of theatrical production. Fall semester. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 1430 - Basic Design in Theatre


    (3) Credit Hours

    Introduction to the principles and practices of designing theatrical environments and costumes for plays. Study and practice in analysis of various styles and types of plays; basic visual and spatial principles; developing theatrical imagery; and communicating design ideas. Spring semester. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 1510 - Play Analysis


    (3) Credit Hours

    Nature of drama and theatre in its historical context with emphasis upon analysis of play scripts as the basis for creation of theatrical images. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 2000r - Performance and Production


    (1) Credit Hours

    Lower division laboratory course in all aspects of theatre performance and production. Project assignments in departmental productions and workshops. May be repeated for credit. Every semester. Must be a Theatre major or minor. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 2090 - Business and Professional Speech Communication


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of the modes and processes of speech communication in organizations. Development of individual skills in group interaction and decision-making as well as informative and persuasive speech. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 2100 - Interpersonal Communication


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examination of the basic theories and practices of face-to-face communication: how communication messages are designed, produced, exchanged, and interpreted in a variety of interpersonal contexts. Practical exercises in speech communication will be required. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 2210 - Acting I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Fundamentals of acting and of speech for the theatre. Fall semester. Must be a Theatre major or minor, or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 2250 - Dance Technique II


    (3) Credit Hours

    A studio course for students with previous training in dance. Attention to choreography. On demand. Prerequisites: THSP 1250 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 2300 - Contemporary Francophone African Cinema


    (3) Credit Hours

    An overview of recent African films from former French colonies with attention to issues of identity, heritage, and former colonial status. No foreign language credit. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 or UHON 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as HUM 2300 or MLNG 2300. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. 
  
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    THSP 2800 - Introduction to Film


    (3) Credit Hours

    The history and language of motion pictures studied by viewing and analyzing selected film masterpieces and the ideas they explore. Every semester. 
  
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    THSP 3000r - Performance and Production


    (1) Credit Hours

    Upper division laboratory course in all aspects of theatre performance and production. Project assignments in departmental productions and workshops. May be repeated for credit. Every semester. Prerequisites: 2 semesters of THSP 2000r or department head approval. Must be a Theatre major or minor. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 3070 - Advocacy and Debate


    (3) Credit Hours

    A study of contemporary procedures in deliberation, persuasion, and debate utilizing current topics of public interest. Emphasis on the development of individual skills in rational decision-making and advocacy through actual experiences in intercollegiate and parliamentary forms of debate. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 3080 - Readers’ Theatre


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of literature through group performance and the development of skilled verbal and nonverbal expression based on the critical examination of written texts. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 3090 - Contemporary Public Speech Communication: Concepts and Cases


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of rhetorical principles employed in addresses by contemporary leaders concerning significant current questions: practice in the application of rhetorical principles in speeches and oral reports. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 3210 - Cultural Change Through Great Speeches


    (3) Credit Hours

    Through the examination of historically significant speeches, students will learn how excellently communicated messages change culture. Fall semester. 
  
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    THSP 3310 - Directing I


    (3) Credit Hours

    Basic elements of play directing: play analysis, director-actor communication, and the uses of improvisation. Each student will direct a short scene and participate in diagnostic criticism. Fall semester. Prerequisites: THSP 1430 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 3410 - Stage Crafts II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Intermediate production organization, application of technologies, materials, and techniques of theatrical production. Prerequisites: THSP 1410 and THSP 1430 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 3420 - Scene Painting


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course in the study and practice of scene painting methods, techniques, and tools essential to successful painting for the theatre. Prerequisites: THSP 1410 and THSP 1430 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 3430 - History of Costume


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of wearing apparel, principally in the western world from ancient Egypt to the present with a particular emphasis on clothing as a reflection of the cultural milieu. Prerequisites: THSP 1430 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 3440 - Theatrical Makeup


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to aid the student with a beginning understanding of stage makeup for theatre. Prerequisites: THSP 1430 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 3550 - Theatre History I


    (3) Credit Hours

    History of the theatre as an art and as an institution from its beginnings through the Renaissance. Fall semester. Must be a Theatre major or minor, or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 3570 - Theatre History II


    (3) Credit Hours

    History of the theatre as an art and as an institution from the Renaissance to the present. Spring semester.Must be a Theatre major or minor, or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 3610r - Topics in Design/Technical


    (3) Credit Hours

    Topics in theatrical design and/or technical practices such as lighting, costuming, scenery, scene painting, sound, or stagecrafts. A specific topic will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit when specified topic differs. On demand. Prerequisites: THSP 1410 and THSP 1430 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 3620 - Costume Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course to develop understanding of the art of costume design, the process used in the creation and development of the work and tools used in the process for communicating the design to others. Prerequisites: THSP 1430 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 3630r - Topics in Performance


    (3) Credit Hours

    Topics in theatrical performance such as specific acting techniques or styles, movement, and voice. A specific topic will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit when specified topic differs.  On demand. Prerequisites: THSP 2210 and THSP 4230 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 3640 - Lighting Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course to develop understanding of the art of lighting design, the process used in the creation and development of the work and tools used in the process for communicating the design to others. Prerequisites: THSP 1430 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 3650 - Scenic Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    A course to develop understanding of the art of scene design, the process used in the creation and development of the work and tools used in the process for communicating the design to others. Prerequisites: THSP 1430 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 4000r - Performance and Production


    (1) Credit Hours

    Upper division laboratory course in all aspects of theatre performance and production. Projects assigned in departmental productions and workshops. May be repeated for credit. Every semester. Prerequisites: 2 semesters of THSP 3000r or department head approval.Must be a Theatre major or minor. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    THSP 4020 - Theatre and Feminism


    (3) Credit Hours

    Readings, discussion and writing about a wide variety of plays by modern feminist playwrights. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or UHON 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as ENGL 4020 or WSTU 4020. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. 
  
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    THSP 4120 - Theatre Education Philosophy and Curriculum Design


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring philosophies and strategies for designing and conducting educational theatre programs in elementary and/or secondary schools. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 4230 - Acting II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Further development of the actor’s instrument with emphasis upon performance style in the theatre. Prerequisites: THSP 2210 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4310 - Directing II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Directing of short scenes for laboratory presentation and participation in diagnostic criticism. Spring semester. Prerequisites: THSP 3310 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4500r - Topics in Drama and Theatre


    (3) Credit Hours

    Study of dramatic genres, dramaturgy, playwrights, theatre and performance theory, applications and/or interpretations by theatre artists. A specified topic will be listed in course schedule. May be repeated for up to 6 hours credit when specified topics differ.  On demand. 
  
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    THSP 4570 - Conceptual Foundations of the Modern Theatre


    (3) Credit Hours

    Studies in the concepts of selected playwrights, directors, and designers who helped to shape the directions of the twentieth-century theatre and its drama. Spring semester alternate years. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4590 - Playwriting


    (3) Credit Hours

    Development of the playwright’s craft through exercises in dramatic writing, production process, critique and examination of dramaturgical principles for the development of student writing for the stage. Must be a Theatre major or minor, or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4610r - Directed Studies in Advanced Production


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Advanced problems in design and technical theatre. On demand. Prerequisites: THSP 1410 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4630r - Directed Studies in Advanced Performance


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Advanced problems in acting, directing, and musical theatre. May be repeated for credit. On demand. Prerequisites: THSP 2210 or department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4650r - Directed Studies in Theatre Education


    (1-4) Credit Hours

    Problems in teaching theatre, creative drama, arts integration, etc., to K-12 students. May be repeated for up to six hours credit. On demand. Prerequisites: Department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4850 - Film Topics


    (3) Credit Hours

    Directors, genres, styles, or theories of film studied by viewing and analyzing representative films. On demand. 
  
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    THSP 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. 
  
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    THSP 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    THSP 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 

University Honors

  
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    UHON 1000r - Freshman Honors Studies


    (1) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the nature of honors education and a general orientation to the functions and resources of the University and the Honors College. Designed to help Honors College freshmen better understand the College curriculum, requirements, expectations, and procedures, to be familiar with University resources, and to prepare them to enter effectively into the intellectual life of the University. Required in the first and second semester of the freshman year. Fall and Spring semesters. Limited to Honors College students. 
  
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    UHON 1010 - Humanities I


    (6) Credit Hours

    Selected authors from the traditional corpus of Western literature with emphasis on historical and intellectual contexts; analysis of specific texts through seminar discussion and written work. Fall semester. Limited to Brock Scholars Program students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 1020 - Humanities II


    (6) Credit Hours

    Selected authors from the traditional corpus of Western literature with emphasis on historical and intellectual contexts; analysis of specific texts through seminar discussion and written work. Spring semester. Limited to Brock Scholars Program students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group project. Maximum credit 4 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    UHON 2000r - Sophomore Honors Studies


    (1) Credit Hours

    An introduction to Honors College and University opportunities for leadership, research, professional conferences, and undergraduate education away from campus, as well as elements of problem solving, design thinking, and self-directed learning. Required in the first and second semester of the sophomore year. Fall and Spring semesters. Limited to Honors College students. 
  
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    UHON 2850r - Innovation Lab I


    (3) Credit Hours

    First course in a required two-course sequence in which students problem-solve on behalf of a community or campus partner. Students will learn applied creative practices as well as collaborate in small groups in order to begin the foundational research needed to answer the most pressing questions in our community. Seminar. Repeatable for up to 6 hours of credit with different course content. An IP (In Progress) grade will be is awarded at the end of the semester on completion of UHON 2850; on completion of Innovation Lab II UHON 2860, the IP will be replaced with a the same standard letter grade for both courses.  Prerequisites: ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  or UHON 1010  and UHON 1020  or placement, or approval of the Dean. Admission to the Honors College.  An IP grade will be awarded at the end of the semester; on completion of Innovation Lab II, the IP will be replaced with a standard letter grade. 
  
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    UHON 2860r - Innovation Lab II


    (3) Credit Hours

    Second course in a required two-course sequence in which students problem-solve on behalf of a community or campus partner. Students will apply and revise the research they completed in Innovation Lab I and compile a solution proposal and action plan for putting the proposal in place. Seminar. Repeatable for up to 6 hours of credit with different course content. An IP (In Progress) grade is awarded on completion of UHON 2850; on completion of UHON 2860, the IP will be replaced with the same standard letter grade for both courses.  Prerequisites: ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020  or UHON 1010  and UHON 1020  or placement, or approval of the Dean. Admission to the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3000r - Junior Honors Studies


    (1) Credit Hours

    An introduction to developing sustained programs for research and/or creative activity, in preparation for proposing a Departmental Honors or Honors College thesis. Through workshops and discussion, students will extend their knowledge of library resources, topic development and focus, thesis advisor and committee selection, proposal writing, and project scheduling. Required of Honors College students in the semester prior to submitting a thesis proposal. Fall and Spring semesters. Open to UTC students eligible to undertake Departmental Honors. 
  
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    UHON 3510r - Topics in Historical Understanding


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic in its historical contexts. Students are introduced to historical analysis and the interpretation of relationships among historical events, culture, and social forces. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3520r - Topics in Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic through close, critical engagement with literary texts. Students will acquire skills in the analysis and interpretation of texts, and deepen their knowledge of the ways in which figurative language contributes to human thought and expression. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3530r - Topics in Thought, Values and Beliefs


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic in philosophical, ethical, and/or religious thought. Students will consider the origins and development of thought and belief systems, and examine ways in which such systems shape decisions, actions, and perceptions of the world. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3540r - Topics in Visual and Performing Arts


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic emphasizing theory and practice in the fine arts. Students will consider aesthetics, the nature of visual and/or performative creativity, and the relationships between arts and cultures. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3550r - Topics in Behavioral and Social Sciences


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic about the nature of human behavior and social systems. By considering social and behavioral theory and practice, students will develop their abilities to examine and evaluate individual, social, and/or cultural phenomena. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3560r - Topics in Natural Sciences (Non-Lab)


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic in scientific understanding. By participating in the systematic ways in which human beings analyze the physical universe, students will develop their abilities to gather and analyze data, form and test hypotheses, and understand the role of the natural sciences in human development. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3565r - Topics in Natural Sciences (Lab)


    (4) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic in scientific understanding. By participating in the systematic ways in which human beings analyze the physical universe, students will develop their abilities to gather and analyze data, form and test hypotheses, and understand the role of the natural sciences in human development. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. Offered with a laboratory component. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 8 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3570r - Topics in Mathematics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic related to mathematics and quantitative phenomena. Presenting mathematics as a network of intriguing and powerful ideas, the course enables students to develop logical and creative approaches to analyzing and resolving real-world mathematical problems. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3580r - Topics in Statistics


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic emphasizing statistical analysis. Students will develop their statistical reasoning, and learn to apply descriptive and inferential statistics and basic probability principles to real-world data. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 3590r - Topics in Non-Western Culture


    (3) Credit Hours

    A seminar exploring a focused topic related to cultures and whose dominant traditions originate outside of European-American contexts. Students undertake cultural studies, engage in comparative analysis, and explore concepts of otherness. Specific topics to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated with different content for a maximum credit of 6 hours. Limited to Honors College students; others with approval of the Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 4000r - Senior Honors Studies


    (1) Credit Hours

    An introduction in the timely execution of the Departmental Honors or Honors College thesis, and planning for the post-baccalaureate world. Designed to address such matters as scheduling, deadlines and formation of the thesis, planning for graduate and professional school, gap year experiences, and career placement skills. The course will be constructed to address the particular concerns of the students enrolled. Required in the first and second semester of the senior year. Fall and Spring semesters. Limited to Honors College students. 
  
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    UHON 4995r - Departmental Thesis


    (1-3) Credit Hours

    A two-semester research or creative project resulting in a thesis under the supervision of a faculty member and approved by a faculty examining committee. Limited to Honors College students. 
  
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    UHON 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: approval of Dean or Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: approval of Dean or Associate Dean of the Honors College. 
  
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    UHON 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 

University Studies

  
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    USTU 1010 - The Freshman Seminar


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the nature of university education and a general orientation to the functions and resources of the University. Designed to help freshman adjust to the University, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, and to acquire basic academic survival skills, and to enrich their appreciation for the University’s commitment to development of the intellect. Elective available to all students with fewer than 30 hours. Recommended during initial semester for students who enter the University with fewer than 15 hours. Offered Fall and Spring semesters. 
  
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    USTU 1050r - Special Topics


    1 Credit Hours

    Individual or group studies. 1 hour. Every semester. Supplementary course fee will be assessed. 
  
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    USTU 1250 - The First Year Experience


    (1) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the University academic environment, including the nature and purpose of a college education, expectations for academic success, learning beyond the classroom, academic and career planning, and student engagement resources and opportunities at UTC and within the Chattanooga community. Recommended during the initial semester for first time college students who enter UTC.
  
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    USTU 1252 - MINDSET: Soaring to New Heights


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course is designed for freshmen who go on probation after the first semester in college. The purpose of the course is to teach strategies for academic success and to develop a new MINDSET (Motivation, Initiative, Navigation, Direction, Study Skills, Expectations and Time Management). As a result of enrolling in this course, students will learn what needs to be changed to achieve higher grades in college. Students enrolled in this course will earn one hour of graded, elective credit.
  
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    USTU 1254 - Fundamentals of Peer Tutor Training


    (1) Credit Hours

    This course is designed to provide students with methods of effective tutoring, strategies for encouraging independent learning, and the opportunity to earn tutor certification. Students enrolled in this course will earn one hour of graded, elective credit.
  
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    USTU 1300 - Exploring Majors and Decision Making


    (2) Credit Hours

    Identification and exploration of majors available as related to potential career paths. Topics include learning about self, developing skills in decision making geared toward choosing a major and providing an opportunity to explore academic options.
  
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    USTU 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    USTU 2000 - Experiential Learning


    (0) Credit Hours

    Guided, reflective project or experience designed to apply theory to practice.  
  
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    USTU 2010 - The Disability Experience


    (3) Credit Hours

    An introduction to the spectrum of disabilities and the impact of living with those disabilities. Perceptions about people with disabilities are examined as well as the accommodation process, and challenges and opportunities available. Focus is on contemporary theories of disability studies and current trends that impact the daily lives of people living with disabilities.
  
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    USTU 2100 - Death and Life in Literature


    (3) Credit Hours

    The study of themes of death and dying in imaginative literature, with emphasis on the correlation between fictional representations of death and of life, its contents and values; and on the connection between metaphors of death and approaches to textual interpretation. Primary texts include poetry, short stories, essays, novels, and plays. On demand. 
  
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    USTU 2250 - Education in East Asia


    (3) Credit Hours

    A systemic study of education in three developed countries (Japan, South Korea, and Singapore) and a comparison of the influence of educational philosophies upon institutions of that region and the U.S.
  
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    USTU 3110 - Science Concepts and Perspectives


    (3) Credit Hours

    Emphasis on understanding science from a personal and social perspective. Overall goal to develop values, attitudes, and skills through a study of science topics organized around themes rather than disciplines. Follows the recommendations of the National Research Council’s National Science Education Standards.
  
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    USTU 3200 - Social Studies Topics, Concepts and Perspectives


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of concepts, theories and principles of history, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, and economics in curricula typically developed for children age 6-14. Emphasis on diverse presentation.
  
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    USTU 3300 - Arts Integration


    (3) Credit Hours

    Designed for pre-service education majors as an introduction to the philosophy and practice of arts integration. This course will provide students with basic knowledge of educational drama, dance, music and visual art, clear reasons for integration, specific integration principles applicable across the curriculum, and ongoing opportunities to develop, observe, lead and participate in arts integration instruction in elementary classrooms. Prerequisites: EDUC 3060, EDUC 3230 or PDS I, and two courses from ART 3010, MUS 1110 and THSP 1150 or department head approval. 
  
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    USTU 3400 - Concepts of Language Literacy: Acquisition, Development, and Usage


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines the theoretical framework underlying the development of language and the communication processes. Designed to build an understanding of the concepts and skills of language development with an emphasis on facilitating clear thinking and effective communication in children of differing abilities and cultural backgrounds. Emphasis placed on listening, speaking, writing, and reading and on synthesis of the literary elements acquired from college course work. Corequisites: EDUC 3130 or department head approval. 
  
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    USTU 4010 - Laboratory Procedures and Safety


    (1) Credit Hours

    Develop science laboratory and field teaching competencies appropriate for the pre-service secondary science teacher with emphasis on the content of the respective teaching major. Spring Semester. Prerequisites: EDUC 3060, EDUC 3230, ENGL 2280 or department head approval. Corequisite: EDUC 4540 or department head approval. 
  
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    USTU 4997r - Research


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: approval of department head. 
  
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    USTU 4998r - Individual Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration. Every semester. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    USTU 4999r - Group Studies


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 

Women’s Studies

  
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    WSTU 1999r - Special Projects


    (1-9) Credit Hours

    Individual or group projects. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. 
  
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    WSTU 2000 - Introduction to Women’s Studies


    (3) Credit Hours

    An examination of human experience from a feminist perspective. An exploration of the ways in which women have been defined and have defined themselves. A multi-disciplinary teaching context with focus on women’s self identity, women’s identity in families, and women’s identity in society. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or UHON 1010 or department head approval. 
  
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    WSTU 2020 - Women’s Issues in South Asia


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of contemporary issues for women in South Asia. On demand. 
  
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    WSTU 2220 - Women’s Health Issues


    (3) Credit Hours

    A review of current literature and discussion of issues affecting contemporary women’s health. The course will introduce the biological, psychological, social, economic, and cultural factors which affect the health of women in Western society. Students will be challenged to examine their attitudes on controversial issues such as birth control, childbirth alternatives, abortion, women’s self image, and aspects of aging. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or department head approval. Open to non-majors. May be registered as NURS 2220. Credit not allowed in both NURS 2220 and WSTU 2220. 
  
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    WSTU 2950 - Violence Against Women


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines a variety of forms of violence against women in the United States including domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and pornography. Explores how violence against women has been minimized in society and how the criminal justice system has rarely developed effective ways to address these types of crimes. May be registered as CRMJ 2950. Credit not allowed in both CRMJ 2950 and WSTU 2950. 
  
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    WSTU 3010 - French Women Writers in Translation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Contributions of French women writers to the social, economic and political institutions of French culture. Readings from literary selections in several genres. Topics studied are gender roles, systems of authority, masculine/feminine representations of reality, and the concept of “feminine” writing. No foreign language credit. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 or UHON 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as MLNG 3010. Credit not allowed in both MLNG 3010 and WSTU 3010.
  
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    WSTU 3020 - Latin American Women Writers in Translation


    (3) Credit Hours

    Contributions of Latin American women writers to the social, economic, and political institutions of Latin American culture. Readings from literary selections in several genres. Topics will include gender roles, systems of authority, masculine/feminine representations of reality, and the concept of “feminine” writing. No foreign language credit. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or ENGL 1011 or ENGL 1020 or UHON 1010 or UHON 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as MLNG 3020. Credit not allowed in both MLNG 3020 and WSTU 3020. 
  
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    WSTU 3040 - Gender in the Workplace


    (3) Credit Hours

    The impact of gender in the workplace. A close study of cultural factors as they pertain to modern attitudes, beliefs, and practices concerning working men and women. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as PANM 3040. Credit not allowed in both PANM 3040 and WSTU 3040. 
  
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    WSTU 3070 - Gender and Society


    (3) Credit Hours

    Analysis of how ideas about gender are socially constructed and the importance of women-centered theories on this approach; the interplay of gender and various social structures including education, religion, politics, family, health, work and sexuality. Prerequisites: SOC 1510 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. May be registered as SOC 3070. Credit not allowed in both SOC 3070 and WSTU 3070. 
  
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    WSTU 3180 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice


    (3) Credit Hours

    This course is intended to provide an overview of women’s involvement in the criminal justice system as offenders, victims and professionals. Considerable attention will be given to women as victims of crime, the social system and the criminal justice process. On demand. Prerequisites: CRMJ 1100 or completion of social science general education requirement or department head approval. No credit in WSTU 3180 after completing CRMJ 3310 with a grade of C or better. May be registered as CRMJ 3180. Credit not allowed in both CRMJ 3180 and WSTU 3180. 
  
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    WSTU 3210 - American Women Writers


    (3) Credit Hours

    A survey of American women writers of the 20th century. On demand. Prerequisites: ENGL 1020 or department head approval. May be registered as ENGL 3210. Credit not allowed in both ENGL 3210 and WSTU 3210. 
  
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    WSTU 3240 - Race, Gender and the Media


    (3) Credit Hours

    Examines U.S. mass media construction of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality within an historical context and investigates the role of women and minority groups in U.S. media industries. Lecture 3 hours. On demand. Prerequisites: department head approval. May be registered as COMM 3240. Credit not allowed in both COMM 3240 and WSTU 3240. Junior standing. 
 

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