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UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG
1998 - 2000


CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
College of Business Administration

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
College of Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 10
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 11
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 12
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 13
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 1998-1999 and 1999-2000; however, all courses are not taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes that have been made to the courses listed here since this catalog was printed.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Department of Theatre and Dance

Registration with a member of the department faculty is required of students planning to major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and of those enrolling in courses that require faculty permission.

All students majoring in the department are required to act in productions or to serve on technical crews as scheduled by the faculty of the department.

Unless otherwise stated in the description below, each class meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Theatre and Dance: T D

Lower-Division Courses

301. Introduction to Theatre.
Open to all University students except majors in the Department of Theatre and Dance. A study of theatrical texts and practices of the past and present. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; attendance at all major productions of the department is required. Only one of the following may be counted: Drama 301C, 314, Theatre and Dance 301.

102T. Topics in Dance Technique for Nondance Majors.
Fundamental study of principles and vocabulary of dance. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in dance.

303. Fundamentals of Acting.
Not open to theatre and dance majors. Basic principles of acting and practical work in scenes from plays. Only one of the following may be counted: Drama 301L, 307, 307M, Theatre and Dance 303, 313C.

303C. Training the Speaking Voice.
Not open to theatre and dance majors. Fundamental principles of vocal production and speech. Drama 301K and Theatre and Dance 303C may not both be counted.

303V. Acting for Voice Performance Majors I.
Fundamental inquiry into the acting process. Drama 307 and Theatre and Dance 303V may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in voice performance in the School of Music.

303W. Acting for Voice Performance Majors II.
Techniques for playing and shaping action within scene structures. Drama 307K and Theatre and Dance 303W may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 303V (or Drama 307).

306. Introduction to Improvisational Drama.
General introduction to improvisational activities with application to the theatre.

311. Languages of the Stage.
Introduction to the ways that performance communicates meaning, as a foundation for further study in theatre and dance. Drama 203 and Theatre and Dance 311 may not both be counted; Drama 304D and Theatre and Dance 311 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

412C. Contemporary Dance Technique.
Intensive study of principles, technique, and vocabulary of contemporary dance. Ten laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

412D. Intermediate Contemporary Dance Technique.
Intensive study of intermediate-level theory, technique, and vocabulary of contemporary dance. Ten laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

212F. Ballet Technique.
Intensive study of principles, technique, and vocabulary of ballet. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

212G. Intermediate Ballet Technique.
Study of intermediate-level theory, technique, and vocabulary of ballet as a supporting style. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

312M. Movement Improvisation and Composition I.
Exploration and study of elements of movement design. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. Drama 250 and Theatre and Dance 312M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

312N. Movement Improvisation and Composition II.
Continuation of Theatre and Dance 312M. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. Drama 250J and Theatre and Dance 312N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 312M or consent of instructor.

112P, 212P, 312P. Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory.
Preparation and performance laboratory related to production. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

112T. Topics in Dance Technique.
Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of the dance faculty.

313C. Acting I.
Fundamental inquiry into the acting process; improvisational approaches to the playing of dramatic action. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 307M and Theatre and Dance 313C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance.

313D. Acting II.
Fundamental techniques of character analysis and portrayal. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 307N and Theatre and Dance 313D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and Theatre and Dance 313C (or Drama 307M).

313E. Acting III.
Investigation into the collaborative process of the actor and the director, with emphasis on structure, action, theme, and plot. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 310 and Theatre and Dance 313E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, Theatre and Dance 313D (or Drama 307N), and consent of instructor.

113P, 213P, 313P. Projects in Acting and Directing.
Preparation and performance laboratory related to production. For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of the acting/directing faculty.

314C. Design for Performance.
Introduction to the techniques, practices, and processes in costume, lighting, scenic, and sound design. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 305K and Theatre and Dance 314C may not both be counted; Drama 308T and Theatre and Dance 314C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

314M. Technical Theatre.
Introduction to the techniques, practices, and processes in technical theatre. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 305L and Theatre and Dance 314M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

314P. Production Laboratory.
Three hours a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance or consent of instructor.

315. Playwriting I.
The study and practice of writing plays. Drama 320K and Theatre and Dance 315 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

317C. Theatre History through the Eighteenth Century.
Drama 312K and Theatre and Dance 317C may not both be counted.

317D. Theatre History since the Eighteenth Century.
Drama 312L and Theatre and Dance 317D may not both be counted.

317M. Dance History I.
An exploration of world dance as an expression of cultural identity and change. Drama 313M and Theatre and Dance 317M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 311.

317N. Dance History II.
Continuation of Theatre and Dance 317M. Drama 313N and Theatre and Dance 317N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 317M (or Drama 313M) or consent of instructor.

Upper-Division Courses

322. Dance Pedagogy.
Techniques and materials used in the teaching of dance. Two lecture hours and one and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

422E. Advanced Contemporary Dance Technique.
Intensive study of advanced theory, technique, and style of contemporary dance. Ten laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

222J. Advanced Ballet Technique.
Study of advanced theory, technique, and vocabulary of ballet as a supporting style. Four and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: A major in the Department of Theatre and Dance and consent of the dance faculty.

322M. Choreography I.
Advanced study of the principles and practices of choreography. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. Drama 250K and Theatre and Dance 322M may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 312N, and consent of instructor.

322N. Choreography II.
Continuation of Theatre and Dance 322M. Three hours a week for one semester, with additional laboratory hours as required. Drama 350N and Theatre and Dance 322N may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 322M (or Drama 250K) and consent of instructor.

122P, 222P, 322P. Advanced Projects in Dance Performance and Repertory.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the dance faculty.

323C. Directing I.
Study and practice of the fundamentals of stage directing: composition, picturization, movement, gesture, and unit structure. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 321K and Theatre and Dance 323C may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, or consent of instructor.

323D. Directing II.
Dramatic and environmental analysis of full-length plays. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 321L and Theatre and Dance 323D may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 323C (or Drama 321K) or consent of instructor.

323E. Directing III.
Theory and techniques of play directing, with practical applications in projects and scenes. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 321M and Theatre and Dance 323E may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 323D (or Drama 321L), and consent of instructor.

123P, 223P, 323P. Advanced Projects in Acting and Directing.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the acting/directing faculty.

324. Design and Technology for Performance.
Exploration of aspects of design and technology in performance, including costume, lighting, scenery, and sound. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Theatre and Dance 314C, 314M, and consent of instructor.

124P, 224P, 324P. Projects in Design and Technology.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

325. Playwriting II.
Emphasis on the form and writing of the full-length play or equivalent. Drama 360K and Theatre and Dance 325 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 315 (or Drama 320K), and consent of instructor.

125P, 225P, 325P. Projects in Playwriting.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

326. Dramatic Activities for the Classroom.
Theory, materials, and practice, including story dramatization, storytelling, puppets, pantomime, shadow plays, role-playing, and theatre games. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Drama 378C and Theatre and Dance 326 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

326C. Theatre Studies: Creative Drama.
Theory and practice of creative drama for children, both as an art form and as a process for emphasizing creative expression and aesthetic growth. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

326D. Theatre Studies: Theatre for Young Audiences.
Theory and practice of all phases of play production for young audiences. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

326E. Theatre Studies: Directing the Young Performer.
Introduction to the theory and practice of directing and producing theatre with young performers, with emphasis on appropriate literature. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Theatre and Dance 323C, and consent of instructor.

126P, 226P, 326P. Projects in Theatre Studies.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

127P, 227P, 327P. Projects in History, Criticism, and Performance Studies.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

351S. Seminar in Theatre and Dance.
Prerequisite: Completion of at least ninety semester hours of coursework, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of instructor.

151T, 251T, 351T. Topics in Theatre and Dance.
For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

152, 252, 352. Physical Conditioning Laboratory.
Principles and techniques of physical conditioning with practical applications to injury prevention for dance and theatre practitioners. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one class hour a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

152P, 252P, 352P. Projects in Dance Movement Studies.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

152T, 252T, 352T. Topics in Dance and Movement.
For each semester hour of credit earned, at least one hour a week for one semester and additional laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

353T. Topics in Acting and Directing.
Topics in acting (including voice/speech and movement) and directing. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a major in the Department of Theatre and Dance, and consent of the acting/directing faculty.

354T. Topics in Design and Technology.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Costume and Makeup Crafts.

Topic 2: Fabric Painting and Dyeing.

Topic 3: Mask Making.

Topic 4: Millinery.

Topic 5: Scenery Technology I.

355T. Topics in Playwriting.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

356T. Topics in Theatre Studies.
Topics in theatre studies, including creative drama, theatre for children and youth, and theatre with young adults. Three lecture hours a week for one semester, with laboratory hours as required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Puppetry.

357T. Topics in History, Criticism, and Performance Studies.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.



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Chapter 5  |  Chapter 6  |  Chapter 7  |  Chapter 8  |  Chapter 9
Chapter 10  |  Chapter 11  |  Chapter 12  |  Chapter 13
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
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