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Speech/Theatre

Speech/Theatre Courses

20-810-201 FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (COMM)
Examines theory and process of communication, the role of speech in self-development, the art of persuasion, topic selection, the use of research-based evidence, and audience analysis. Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style. Students gain self confidence, proficiency, and poise. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-810-204 MOTION PICTURE APPRECIATION (HU)
Provides an overview of the historical development, emerging styles, basic components, and social importance of the motion picture as an art form. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-810-207 THEATRE APPRECIATION (HU)
Surveys the nature, philosophy, history, and development of theater in its various forms including dramatic literature, especially as it relates to the twentieth century. Discusses the work of playwrights, actors, directors, scenic and lighting artists, critics and others as they relate to production aspects, technical and artistic elements of theater. Students analyze scripts, and attend and critique productions. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-810-213 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING (HU)
Studies basic principles and techniques of acting, including analysis, scene rehearsal, and voice/body exercises. Lecture. 3 credits.

20-810-225 TOPICS IN SPEECH/THEATRE (HU)
Pursues advanced or specialized speech or theatre topics in a traditionally structured, independent study or service-learning format. Topics vary each semester. Depending on the structure, requirements and topics are developed in advance by the instructor or by the student in consultation with the instructor. Prerequisites vary by special topic. Lecture. 1-3 credits.

20-810-22501 DIVERSITY IN FILM SPECTATORSHIP (HU)
Examines film spectatorship as a psychological and social phenomenon that reveals the diversity of human experience by exploring the relationship that movie-viewers have to watching movies. Students will assess the value of various theories of film spectatorship for describing the movie-viewing experience, compare and contrast different approaches for investigating film spectatorship, and consider how psychology and the cinema influence our understanding of social phenomena such as culture and general stereotyping. Lecture.
3 credits.

20-810-299 THEATRE PRACTICUM (HU)
Involves participation in two areas of a theatre production. Lecture/lab. 1-3 credits.