Course Descriptions:

REQUIRED COURSES
ENG 330 | Modern Poetry and Drama (3 credit hours)
This course will focus on major American and British poets and dramatists of the 20th and 21st centuries. This course will provide the student the opportunity to follow the growth of modern poetic and dramatic techniques in the western world and to make the student aware of his or her recent heritage of dramatic and poetic literature.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

ENG 418 | Shakespeare (3 credit hours)
This course provides a study of representative plays and sonnets.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

SPCH 232 | Introduction to Theatre (3 credit hours)
This course is an introduction to all forms of drama and styles of theatrical presentation and production as a means of developing the student’s critical appreciation of the theatre arts.
Component: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

SPCH 250 | Acting (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of acting through working on the intellectual, physical, emotional and social aspects of the human instrument.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

SPCH 355 | Principles of Play Production (0-4 credit hours)
This course for the director of dramatics in schools and communities answers the fundamental questions of play selection, casting, directing, steps in rehearsal, scenery, lighting, costume, make-up, and business organization.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

SPCH 357 | Interpretive Reading (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to emphasize oral reading of worth-while literature in group settings. It includes the close, critical analysis of practice selections as well as the study and practice of basic delivery techniques. This course is dual listed as ENG 357.
Components: Lecture
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics

SPCH 363 | Directing (3 credit hours)
This course is designed to provide basic insight into the art of Theatrical Direction including: play selection; obtaining production rights; auditions; casting; blocking; the rehearsal process; and basic theatrical design. This course helps prepare students to work as a Theatrical Director in either an educational or community theatre environment.
Components: Lecture/Lab Combined
Attributes: Perspectives on Values, Thought, & Aesthetics
Requirement Group: Prerequisite required: SPCH 232