UMM ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

COURSE PROPOSALS

Form RC:

Revised Course Proposal

FORM RC

(2/00)

 

Discipline:

Theatre

 

 

Date:

2/2/02

 

Course Revision #1

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

 

Th 2101s. Fundamentals of Directing. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 1111, theatre arts major or minor or #)

Th 3201f. Advanced Acting and Directing: Period Styles. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 1101, 1111, 2101)

Th 3202s. Advanced Acting and Directing: Realism and Alternatives. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 1101, 1111, 2101)

Th 3301s. Stage Lighting. (ArtP; 4 cr; prereq 1301, 2301; not offered 2001-02)

Th 3302s. Stage Costuming. (FA; 4 cr; prereq 1301, 2301; not offered 2002-03)

Th 4301s. Scenic Design. (FA; 4 cr; prereq 1301, 2301)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To add the GER category as required.

 

Course Revision #2

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Th 2111f. Creative Drama With Children. (FA; 4 cr; prereq 1101 or theatre or elem ed major or #; offered when feasible)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To allow Theatre majors to take this course.

 

Course Revision #3

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Th 2301s. Stagecraft. (ArtP; 4 cr)

Development of stagecraft from the Greeks to the present. Basic forms of stage scenery and their functions in the theatre. Tools, materials, and techniques employed in creating the visual environment of the stage. (4 hrs lect, 4 3 hrs lect, 3 hrs practicum)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

To reflect the hours this class is taught under the semester system.

 

Course Revision #4

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Th 3000f. Variable Topics in Theatre Arts. (See specific topics for general education categories; 1-4 cr; repeatable when topic changes; prereq #; offered when feasible)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This will give us more flexibility for GER categories.

 

 


Course Revision #5

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Th 3101f. World Theatre: History and Literature I. (Hist; 4 cr; prereq 1101; recommend 3101 and 3102 taken in sequence in the same year)

Th 3102s. World Theatre: History and Literature II. (Hist; 4 cr; prereq 1101, 3101; recommend 3101 and 3102 taken in sequence in the same year)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The classes do not break in precisely the same place every year, by taking them in sequence the same year it eliminates the possibility of either missing information or hearing part of it again.

 

Course Revision #6

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Th 3303f. Computer-Assisted Drawing. (FA ArtP; 4 cr)

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

This class would reasonably fulfill both categories; the request was made for more performance courses.

 

Course Revision #7

I. Give complete UMM catalog entry (deletions in strikethru font, additions underlined)(see instructions)

Th 3201f. Advanced Acting and Directing I : Period Styles. (4 cr; prereq 1101, 1111, 2101)

The course begins with acting and directing techniques baesd in psychological realism and moves to an introduction of introduces students to selected historical period styles often performed in today's theatre and the acting and directing techniques needed to practice them. Styles to be examined will be chosen from a list including Ancient Greek, Elizabethan, Comedy of Manners, and 19th century melodrama.

 

Th 3202s. Advanced Acting and Directing II : Realism and Alternatives. (4 cr; prereq 1101, 1111, 2101)

The course begins with acting and directing techniques based in psychological realism work in classical styles and goes on to develop an understanding of, and skills in, selected nonrealistic forms. Forms examined will be chosen from a list including absurdism, feminism, postmodernism, and expressionism.

 

II. Rationale (see instructions):

The proposed changes do not essentially alter the content of the existing courses; rather, they restructure and more accurately define their content for the following reasons: 1) changes better reflect and accommodate UMM conversion from quarters to semesters; 2) renaming courses more accurately describes advanced nature of the courses, which require prerequisites and which in the past have often attracted unqualified students; 3) renaming and restructuring also better clarifies the related yet autonomous nature of the courses: while theatre majors are welcome and, in some cases, encouraged to take both courses, they are not required to take them in a prescribed sequence, and students must only take one of their own choosing to fulfill the requirements for a major in theatre.

 

Regular Approval Process:

Forms RC must go through the following regular approval process (put check in box and date when approved):

 

Date

Step #

TP

2/6/02

1)

Discipline approves (sends hard copy and electronic copy of proposal to #2)

 

JN

2/6/02

2)

Division approves (Division Chair sends proposal to #3)

 

 

 

3)

Curriculum Committee approves (sends proposal to #4)

 

 

 

4)

Campus Assembly approves. (Course revisions become effective immediately following Campus Assembly approval, unless specifically requested otherwise in the Rationales.)