Information for 2015 to 2016


 

Accounting

ACC 201  Introduction to Financial Accounting

Introduction to accounting theory and methods used to record and report financial information according to generally accepted accounting principles. (3 hours lecture).

ACC 202  Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Introduction to practices and procedures used to report internal operations to management. Topics include manufacturing operations, budgeting, standard costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, job and process costing, statement of cash flows, and financial statement analysis. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): ACC 201 with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent or consent of instructor.

 

Agriculture

AG 36  Pesticide Safety

Pesticide application, formulation, toxicity, transportation, storage, safety equipment, disposal, and rules and regulations governing pesticide use. (1 hour lecture).

AG 40  Turfgrass Equipment

Teaches the operation and maintenance of equipment used in turfgrass operations. (2 hours lecture/lab).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for or registration in AG 82 or AG 182 or consent of instructor.

AG 93V  Cooperative Education

This course provides college credit for compensated work experience to reinforce knowledge and skills learned in coursework for the Agricultural Technology Program. Related instruction may be provided as appropriate. Seventy-five hours of work per semester is required for each credit earned. Repeatable to a total of 4 credits that may be applied to the AA degree, 1 credit applicable toward Certificate of Completion.

Pre-requisite(s): Open to Agriculture majors only. Instructors permission is required.

AG 120  Plant Science

The study of plant science, morphology, anatomy, physiology classification, growth, growth regulators, and propagation. Students are required to write a 10 to 15 page research report. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture/lab).

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AG 132  Integrated Pest Management

Strategies of integrated pest mangement; biological and cultural pest controls, weed control, disease control, insect control. (3 hours lecture).

AG 182  Turfgrass Management

Identification, planting, and maintenance of turfgrass for home, park, and golf course areas. Discusses irrigation, fertilization, cultivars, and pest control. Students are required to write a 10 to 15 page research report. (2 hours lecture, 2 hours laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for AG 20 or AG 120 or consent of instructor.

AG 235  Irrigation Principles and Design

Fundamentals of irrigation principles, plant, soil, water relationships, soil moisture sensing devices, delivery systems, set up of drip, sprinkler, and surface irrigation systems. Use of chemigation. (3 hours lecture).

Recommended Preparation: Math 22 or higher.

 

Animal Sciences

ANSC 140  Introduction to Veterinary Technology

This course introduces students to the field of veterinary technology and describes the responsibilities and expectations for students enrolled in the program. Topics include: roles of the veterinary team members, legal and ethical aspects of veterinary practice, breeds of companion animals, safety, sanitation and waste-disposal protocols, and career fields in veterinary medicine. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for or registration in ANSC 142 and ANSC 142L. Credit or placement in ENG 100 and Math 101. Confirmed attendance in WCC veterinary technology information session.

ANSC 142  Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

Introduction to the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals. Compares the anatomy and function of major body systems for the cat, dog and horse, with lesser emphasis on birds, reptiles and amphibians. This course is intended for students entering veterinary technology, veterinary assisting or other animal-related fields. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for or registration in ANSC 140 and ANSC 142L. Credit or placement in ENG 100 and Math 101. Confirmed attendance in WCC veterinary technology information session.

ANSC 191  Veterinary Office and Computer Skills

Veterinary Office and Computer Skills covers the support skills needed in a veterinary office. Because veterinary office skills are critical in the success or failure of a practice, this course will emphasize the following: client communication, public relations, ethical and legal procedures, bookkeeping functions, scheduling, records management, and telephone skills. Students will be introduced to one or more industry-standard veterinary software programs as well as word processing and spreadsheet software. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for or placement in ENG 100 and Math 101. Confirmed attendance in WCC veterinary technology information session.

ANSC 258  Clinical Laboratory Techniques II

A continuation of ANSC 151& 151L, this course provides students with additional instruction and hands-on experience with laboratory tests commonly used in veterinary practice. Topics include: 1) identification of internal parasites 2) performance and evaluation of microbiologic and serologic tests, 3) collection & evaluation of cytological samples 4) veterinary necropsy procedures. Included in this course is a review of the anatomy and physiology of major body systems and an overview of common diseases seen in veterinary practice. This course is intended for students entering veterinary assisting, veterinary technology or other animal-related fields. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): Grade of "C" or better in ANSC 151, 151L, 152, and 152L.

Co-requisite(s): None

 

Anthropology

ANTH 151  Emerging Humanity

This course is an introduction to human biological evolution and the archaeology of culture in the world prior to AD 1500. (3 hours lecture).

ANTH 152  Culture and Humanity

Introduction to cultural anthropology. This course explores how humans create, understand, order and modify their natural, social, supernatural and physical environments, and make meaning and order. (3 hour lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

Recommended Preparation: None

 

Art

ART 101  Introduction to the Visual Arts

Art 101 is an introductory course that focuses on the question “What is the nature of visual art?” and the forms and conditions under which art is expressed. Projects will be required. Independent field trips to art galleries may be required. (3 hours lecture).

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ART 105B  Ceramics Studio Handbuilding I

Studio experience mainly for nonmajors. An introduction to clay as an art medium. Emphasis on basic handbuilding techniques, three-dimensional concepts in clay, glazing, decorating and firing kilns. <br/> NOTE: Art Majors: ART 105B and ART 105C must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH MÄnoa as an art elective. Liberal Arts Students: ART 105B or ART 105C will transfer to fulfill the Humanities DA core requirements. (6 hours studio).

DA

ART 105C  Ceramics Studio Wheelthrowing I

Studio experience mainly for non-majors. Introduction to the potter's wheel. Emphasis on techniques of forming basic wheelthrown shapes on the electric or kick wheel. Emphasis also on decorating, glazing, and firing of ceramic pieces. <br/> NOTE: Art Majors: ART 105B and ART 105C must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH Mānoa as an art elective. Liberal Arts Students: ART 105B or ART 105C will transfer to fulfill the Humanities DA core requirements. (6 hours studio).

DA

ART 107  Introduction to Photography

Studio experience mainly for non-majors. An introduction to black and white photography emphasizing a variety of picturemaking techniques. Assignments and field trips. Student must have film camera with adjustable shutter speeds and aperture settings. (6 hours studio).

DA

ART 113  Introduction to Drawing

Art 113 is an introduction to the materials and techniques of drawing, focusing on line drawing, rendering, and the use of perspective. This course will include the study of the drawings of old and modern masters. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree. (6 hours studio).

Recommended Preparation: ART 101.

DA

ART 114  Introduction to Color

Art 114 is an introductory course focusing on color theory and the application of color as related to studio art practice. (6 hours studio).

Recommended Preparation: ART 101.

DA

ART 207  Intermediate Photography: Techniques and Aesthetics of Photography

Basic techniques and esthetics of black and white photography; the camera as a tool for communication and self expression. Student must have a film camera with adjustable shutter speeds and aperture settings. Up to 6 credits applicable toward AA degree. (6 hours studio).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for ART 107 or consent of instructor.

DA

ART 243  Ceramics Studio Handbuilding II

Development of handbuilding techniques, sculptural and vessel concepts, and surface treatment and glazing. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree. <br/> NOTE: Art Majors: ART 243 and 244 must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH MÄnoa as ART 242, Introduction to Ceramics. (6 hours studio).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for ART 105B or consent of instructor.

Recommended Preparation: ART 101, 116.

ART 244  Ceramics Studio Wheelthrowing II

Development of wheelthrowing techniques, vessel and structural concepts, and surface treatment and glazing. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree. <br/> NOTE: Art Majors: ART 243 and 244 must both be taken to receive equivalency at UH MÄnoa as ART 242, Introduction to Ceramics. (6 hours studio).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for ART 105C, or consent of instructor.

Recommended Preparation: ART 101, 105B, 116.

ART 253  Figure Modeling

Modeling the human figure in clay, with emphasis on the basic skeletal structure and muscles in relation to surface modulation, proportion, volume and gesture. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree. (6 hours studio).

DA

ART 260  Gallery Design and Management

Design theory and techniques for presentation of art work and mounting an exhibition. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree. (6 hours studio).

DA

 

Biology

BIOL 275  Cell and Molecular Biology

Integrated cell and molecular biology for life science majors. Modern advances in recombinant DNA technology. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): "C" or better in BIOL171/171L and CHEM 272/272L or consent of instructor.

Co-requisite(s): BIOL275L or consent of instructor.

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BIOL 275L  Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

Laboratory for cell and molecular biology. (3 hours laboratory).

Co-requisite(s): BIOL 275; or consent of the instructor.

Recommended Preparation: ICS 101 or ICS 105B-E, calculus or algebra.

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Botany

BOT 101  General Botany

Introduction to plant structure, function, reproduction, and evolution; plants in relation to the environment and human activities. Lecture/laboratory/field trip course. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory).

Recommended Preparation: High school biology.

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BOT 105  Ethnobotany

The scientific study of the interaction between human culture and plants, including the interrelationship of botany, socio-economics, belief systems and history that have shaped the cultural uses of plants in Hawaii, as well as Asia or the Pacific. Lecture/field trip course with service-learning option. (3 hours lecture).

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BOT 130  Plants in the Hawaiian Environment

Introduction to the evolution of plant communities and species of Hawaiian ecosystems; ecological interactions; observations, identification and systematics of native and introduced flora. Lecture/laboratory/field trip course. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory).

DB DY

BOT 160  Identification of Tropical Plants

Nontechnical course in identification of common plants of tropics, including native and introduced flora. (3 hours lecture).

DB

 

Business Technology

BUSN 164  Career Success

Presents concepts and theories relating to workplace behavior; managing one's attitude and relationships for workplace effectiveness. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Placement into ENG 100

 

Economics

ECON 130  Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)

Study of how individuals make decisions which affect their income and wealth; how firms make decisions which affect profits and production. Relationship to demand, supply and prices of goods, and natural resources. (3 hours lecture).

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ECON 131  Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)

Study of the economic forces which determine a countrys income, employment, and prices. Roles of consumers, businesses, banks, and governments are explored. (3 hours lecture).

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English

ENG 20  Reading and Writing Essentials

This course provides practice in developing basic reading and writing skills and learning strategies to help students succeed in college or the work force--with a focus on vocabulary development, comprehension skills, study skills, paragraph development, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): Placement in ENG 20 or grade of C or better in ENG 8.

ENG 22  Introduction to Expository Writing

This course prepares students for college-level writing with practice in the writing process, instruction in grammar and mechanics, emphasis on effective paragraphs and essays, and introduction to research techniques. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Placement into ENG 22 or higher, or grade of âCâ or better in ENG 21 and a grade of âCâ or better in ENG 97B or ENG 19, or consent of instructor.

ENG 23  Introduction to College Reading and Writing

This course prepares students for college-level reading and writing with practice in the writing process, instruction in grammar and mechanics, emphasis on effective paragraphs and essays, introduction to research techniques, and practice in vocabulary development and reading comprehension. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): Compass placement in ENG 23, grade of C or better in ENG 18 or ENG 20, or grade of C or better in ENG 19 and reading score of 56-78.

ENG 100  Expository Writing

This college-level composition course promotes critical reading, the writing process, rhetorical principles, research strategies, and the documentation of sources. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Grade of “C” or better in ENG 22 or placement into ENG 100 or approval of designated Language Arts representative.

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Family Resources

FAMR 230  Human Development

This course provides students with theories of biological, cognitive, and psycho-social development from infancy to adulthood and with similarities and differences among individuals and their cultures. (3 hours lecture).

Recommended Preparation: PSY 100.

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Geography

GEOG 101  The Natural Environment

Survey of the natural environment; distribution and interrelationships of climates, vegetation, soil, and land forms. (3 hours lecture).

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GEOG 101L  The Natural Environment Laboratory

Analysis by use of maps, air photos, field and laboratory observation, and experimentation. Emphasis on Hawai‘i and on human modification of environment. Required field trips during regular class hours. (3 hours laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for or registration in GEOG 101.

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GEOG 102  World Regional Geography

Geography 102 is a survey of the world's major cultural regions. Environmental, cultural, political, and economic characteristics of each region and regional interactions are explored from a geographic perspective. (3 hours lecture).

DS

GEOG 151  Geography and Contemporary Society

Elements of population geography and urban studies, economic geography and resource management; application to current problems of developed and underdeveloped countries. (3 hours lecture).

DS

 

Hawaiian Language

HAW 101  Elementary Hawaiian I

An elementary course in the Hawaiian language which focuses on rules of grammar, pattern drills, the building of an adequate vocabulary to facilitate conversation, and reading of selected materials at an elementary level. (4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory).

HAW 201  Intermediate Hawaiian I

Continuation of HAW 102 with emphasis on increasing proficiency in use of major sentence patterns in reading, writing, conversation, and translation. (4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for HAW 102 or consent of instructor.

 

History

HIST 151  World Civilization I

A global and historical survey focusing on human societies and cross-cultural interactions to 1500 C.E. (3 hours lecture).

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HIST 152  World Civilization II

A global and historical survey focusing on human societies and cross-cultural interactions since 1500 C.E. (3 hours lecture).

FGB

HIST 284  History of Hawai‘i

A general study of the social, political and economic development of Hawai‘i from the ancient Hawaiians to the present. (3 hours lecture).

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Information and Computer Sciences

ICS 100  Computing Literacy and Applications

An introductory survey of computers and their role in the information world emphasizing computer terminology, hardware and software. Opportunities for "hands-on" experience using applications software may include spreadsheets, word processing, presentations, communications and databases. (3 hours lecture).

Recommended Preparation: Credit in both ENG 22 or ENG 23 and MATH 22 or higher.

ICS 101  Digital Tools for the Information World

Hands-on computer class with emphasis on producing professional-level documents, spreadsheets, presentations, database, and web pages for problem solving. Includes concepts, terminology, and a contemporary operating system. (3 hours lecture).

Recommended Preparation: High School algebra.

ICS 105  Computer and Information Literacy Exam Preparation

In this introductory computing course, students will learn basic file management, digital communication, word processing, and presentation software. Students will explore various computing systems and terminology. This course is recommended for students inexperienced in computing. (3 hours lecture).

ICS 119  Introduction to Social Media

This computing course explores the foundations of building a presence on the Web, developing an entity's brand and creating a social channel to share ideas, expertise and business philosophies. Topics covered: choosing a domain name, securing a content hosting service, initiating content creation, and constructing a social web channel. (3 hours lecture).

Recommended Preparation: Write well-formed sentences and organized paragraphs using proper grammar and correct spelling. Have computing skills including file management, uploading/downloading files and Internet search skills.

Elect

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

IS 103  Introduction to College

This course is designed to orient first-time students to a college setting. Students will learn (1) the tools, techniques, methods, procedures, processes, skills, resources, and attitudes for success; (2) the programs and services of a postsecondary institution of higher education; and (3) to design a personal, comprehensive, postsecondary academic plan. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Placement in ENG 22 or higher or consent of instructor.

IS 204  Themes in Popular Culture

An interdisciplinary study of a specific event, person, idea, or process in popular culture which will bring together various methodologies and conceptual tools to create a complex analysis. Topics covered will include: the concept of popular culture, how elements of popular culture are created and circulated, how elements of popular culture connect to historical, political, social, symbolic and intellectual history, how different groups in society are related to the elements of popular culture, and how popular culture plays a role in the lives of individuals. (3 hours lecture).

 

Japanese Language

JPNS 101  Elementary Japanese I

An introductory course focusing on grammar and vocabulary sufficient to maintain conversation at the elementary level and on the three writing systems: hiragana, katakana, and kanji. (4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory).

JPNS 108  Basic Japanese Conversation

Elementary-level conversational Japanese to develop speaking and understanding of Japanese culture. This is a course recommended for people who deal with or are interested in things concerning Japan. (3 hours lecture and 1 hour laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): None

Elect

 

Journalism

JOUR 205  News Writing

An introductory course in news writing, news gathering and journalistic ethics. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for ENG 100.

JOUR 285V  Newspaper Laboratory

Complete production of the student newspaper, including fact gathering, writing, layout, editing, and photography. Six credits may be applied to the AA degree.

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for ENG 100. Credit for or registration in JOUR 205 or consent of instructor.

 

Linguistics

LING 102  Introduction to Language

An investigation of the nature and function of language, its sounds, structures and semantics, oral and written expression, acquisition and change. General linguistic principles applicable to all languages will be covered. We will learn ways of talking about language that will enable us to discuss language and understand what linguists do and say. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for ENG 22 or higher or consent of instructor.

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Management

MGT 120  Principles of Management

This course is a practical introduction to and study of management principles and practices. The student will learn the elements needed to manage effectively as well as better understand the decision making process in business. (3 hours lecture).

 

Meteorology

MET 101  Introduction to Meteorology

Introduction to Meteorology (MET 101) studies basic atmospheric physics, Sun-Earth-atmosphere-ocean-human interrelationships, major weather systems and forecasting, with special emphasis on Hawai‘i. For both science and non-science majors and prospective science teachers. (3 hours lecture).

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Microbiology

MICR 130  General Microbiology

Fundamentals of microbiology, growth, development, and classification of bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi and algae; roles of microorganisms in the environment and human affairs: medical microbiology, immunology, and applied microbiology for food sanitation and public health. (3 hours lecture).

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MICR 140  General Microbiology Laboratory

Laboratory course illustrating fundamental techniques and concepts of microbiology, such as microscopic observations, aseptic transfer, microorganism classification and identification, environmental factors influencing microorganisms, biochemistry of microorganisms, ecological microbiology, and medical microbiology. This course is designed to complement MICR 130. Primarily for students in nursing, dental hygiene and nutrition. Science laboratory course. (4 hours laboratory).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for or registration in MICR 130; placement into MATH 24 or higher.

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Political Science

POLS 110  Introduction to Political Science

Introduction to politics as a human activity. Discusses theories, ideologies, systems, and processes of politics. (3 hours lecture).

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POLS 120  Introduction to World Politics

Power economics and world politics from cross-national perspectives. Discussion of U.S. foreign policy since 1945. (3 hours lecture).

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POLS 130  Introduction to American Government

Focus on American politics and government on the basis of tradition and continuity. Covers: overview of constitutional development, institutions, processes, and participants of the American political system and alternative interpretations. (3 hours lecture).

DS

POLS 180  Introduction to Hawaiian Politics

Introduction to the study of political institutions, processes, and issues in Hawai‘i. (3 hours lecture).

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Psychology

PSY 100  Survey of Psychology

An introductory course with emphasis on principles of human behavior. Topics covered include motivation, learning, perception, emotion, development, personality, states of consciousness, group processes, problem solving and thinking, and methods of inquiry. (3 hours lecture).

DS

 

Religion

REL 150  Introduction to World's Major Religions

Introduction to the worlds major religions: Primitive, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Field trips may be required outside class time. (3 hours lecture).

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Sociology

SOC 100  Survey of General Sociology

This course is an introduction to the scientific discipline of sociology. It will focus on key concepts, main theoretical perspectives, and research findings used by sociologists to explain the social world and social interaction. The course examines the fundamental components and institutions that makeup the structure of human societies as well as the basic processes and direction of social change. (3 hours lecture).

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SOC 231  Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency

This course focuses on juvenile delinquency in the U.S. and examines the nature of and trends in juvenile delinquency, explanations for and theories of juvenile delinquency, and institutional responses to and treatment of juvenile delinquency in the U.S. juvenile justice system. (3 hours lecture).

 

Spanish Language

SPAN 101  Beginning Spanish I

Introduction to basic structures of the Spanish language emphasizing speaking, writing, listening and reading. Oral communication emphasized to provide students with the right pronunciation vocabulary and the control of basic grammar. Introduction to Hispanic culture. (4 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory).

 

Speech

SP 151  Personal and Public Speech

Introduction to major elements of speech. Enables students to acquire competence in two person, small group, and public situations. Models and concepts are used to explain the speech act. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Placement in ENG 21 or higher.

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SP 181  Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

Introduction to basic principles of interaction between two people. Emphasis is on enhancement of skills in a variety of interpersonal contexts. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Placement in ENG 21 or higher.

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SP 251  Principles of Effective Speaking

Theory and practice of public speaking. Emphasizes practical skills in communicating with todays audiences, planning, and delivering speeches. (Offered occasionally) (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for ENG 100 or SP 151.

OC DA

 

Theatre

THEA 221  Acting I

Performance course concentrating on voice, relaxation, body awareness, and freedom from self-consciousness through theatre games, improvisation, and exercises. Emphasis on ensemble work. Students must see two plays and write about them or use the Service-Learning option. (3 hours lecture).

DA

THEA 222  Acting II

Performance course concentrating on exploration of character creation; continued work on voice, relaxation, and self-realization. Students must see two plays and write about them or use the Service-Learning option. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): Credit for THEA 221.

DA

THEA 296  Special Topics in Theatre

Students will investigate important topics in Theatre Studies such as specific artists/practitioners, genres, or methods of training. Specific course information will be made available in the schedule of classes. (3 hours lecture).

Pre-requisite(s): "C" or better in THEA 101 or "C" or better in THEA 221

Elect

 

Women's Studies

WS 151  Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies

This course is an introduction to feminist interdisciplinary analysis from global and critical perspectives. It explores relationships between women and men from various cultures, with a focus on gender, race, class, and sexual dynamics. The course also explores women's negotiations with institutional dynamics. (3 hours lecture).