Oct 03, 2022  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalogue Archived Catalogue

Course Descriptions


All undergraduate courses offered by the university are listed. Not all of the courses listed are offered within a single academic year. A listing of the courses offered during a given semester is available online before preregistration each semester.

Note: This catalogue has been amended per a 2016 UNCW Faculty Senate decision to retroactively remove the Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster requirement from the University Studies program. Students who wish to complete a cluster may do so, however, completion of a cluster is no longer required. Course description references to Thematic Transdisciplinary Clusters apply to students who choose to complete a cluster.

Trial Courses

Academic departments may offer special trial courses during the fall and spring semesters on a one-time basis without adding them to their regular departmental offerings. A second trial offering, if additional data are essential, must be within two regular semesters of the first. Numbers designating these special courses are 292 and 492. Descriptive information on trial courses does not appear in the catalogue but is on file in the Office of the Registrar.

Sequenced Courses

A hyphen connecting courses (e.g., 201-202) indicates that the first course in the sequence must be satisfactorily completed prior to registration in the second course of the sequence. When course numbers are separated by a comma (e.g., 201, 202), the first course is not necessarily prerequisite to those following. 

Online Courses

The university currently offers a variety of online courses, and two degree programs, the RN to B.S. option in nursing and Bachelor of Science in clinical research (CLR), are delivered totally online. Such courses are so designated in the Class Schedule and are open to both on- and off-campus students. Students interested in these programs should consult the online courses Web site http://www.uncw.edu/online.

Credits and Class Meetings

Unless specifically indicated at the end of the course description, the number of hours a class meets each week is the same as the credit hour value of the course. The semester hours credit for each course is indicated in parentheses immediately below the title of the course. For example, if three hours of credit may be earned, the credit is indicated as follows: (3). In variable credit courses, the minimum and maximum hours are shown as follows: (1-3).

Course Prefixes

The prefixes used to designate courses are abbreviations of the names of departments or fields of study within departments, as shown below:

 

Theatre

  
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    THR 322 - A Social History of Western Theatre II

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: THR 165  . Development of theatre and drama from the late Renaissance to World War II. Emphasis on theatrical performance including staging, architecture, dramatic literature and audiences.


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    THR 332 - Applied Performance II

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: THR 231 . Consent of instructor. Continuation of Applied Performance I with increased emphasis on individual growth, creative development, and scene study and performance. Four contact hours per week.


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    THR 334 - Audition Techniques

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: THR 332  or consent of instructor. Junior or senior theatre majors only. Designed to apply the skill set acquired during acting study to typical industry casting opportunities. Four auditioning contexts: theatrical, commercial, film, and television. Students are presented with actual scripts and scenes used in entertainment industry situations. Auditions are taped for instructor, student, and peer critique. Upon successful completion, students gain understanding of the audition process, including presentation of self in an appropriate, professional manner.


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    THR 365 - Studies in Drama

    Credits: 3
    (ENG 365 ) Prerequisite: ENG 103  or ENG 201  recommended but not required. A variety of plays representing tragedy, comedy, and modern forms. Works from a variety of periods, authors, and traditions with some attention to dramatic criticism. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


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    THR 369 - Seminar in Dramatic Literature and Performance

    Credits: 3
    In-depth discussion and analysis of periods, countries, or genres of dramatic literature. While the seminar may have a literary focus on plays and playwrights, the student is also challenged with production innovations and performance traditions that influenced the dramaturgy.


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    THR 370 - Theories of Theatre and Performance

    Credits: 3
    Study of various theatrical, philosophical and aesthetic bases of performance forms and styles from a variety of periods.


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    THR 395 - Applied Studies in Theatre

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: THR 165 . A broad study of topics within the theatre discipline, such as advanced design and technology, history of theatrical design, dramatic criticism, advanced directing, advanced playwriting, and stage management. May be repeated under a different subtitles.


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    THR 401 - Advanced Movement

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Advanced movement techniques and skills for actors including armed and unarmed combat, basic stuntwork, circus skills and viewpoints. Period style courtesies such as Commedia dell’arte appropriate for the stage or camera.


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    THR 402 - Advanced Voice

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: THR 301 , THR 302 . Theatre major. Consent of instructor. Advanced technical vocal skills for actors including dialects for the stage expressed in the world canon of literature and performance. Advanced application of the International Phonetic Alphabet and vocal production will be explored.


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    THR 411 - Three-Dimensional Computer Modeling

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: THR 211 . A study of software to develop models of scene designs for the stage. Topics include shape and texture generation; light handling; rendering; scanning; and output.


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    THR 416 - Playwriting Workshop

    Credits: 3
    This course focuses on the development of the new play from early drafts, through revision, workshops, rehearsal toward a staged reading or concert level production. Select scripts may be considered for the department’s student lab series. Playwrights will have opportunities to work with actors in the development of dialogue, monologue, and character. Stress will be placed on the revision process and working with collaborators in the play’s development.


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    THR 485 - Senior Project

    Credits: 3
    Every major may choose an area in theatre for a senior project. The proposal for planning and executing a public presentation in the chosen area must be submitted to the faculty of the Department of Art and Theatre for approval prior to the semester during which the project will be attempted.


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    THR 486 - Senior Seminar: Performance

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Senior standing in theatre. A comprehensive assessment of the performance student’s experience and study as a theatre major in preparation for continued study or employment. Preparation of portfolio and scenes. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course.


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    THR 487 - Senior Seminar: Design and Technology

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Senior standing in theatre. A comprehensive assessment and synthesis of the design/tech student’s four-year experience as a theatre major in preparation for employment or continued study. Development of resumé and career goals strategy, organization and formatting of portfolio materials, presentation exercises, and a study of interview and workplace issues. Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course.


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    THR 488 - Senior Seminar: Customized Option

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: Senior standing in theatre. A senior experience for students in the Customized Option of the theatre B.A. program involving review of aptitudes, both theoretical and applied, relative to an individual’s potential “next step” options, whether graduate study or professional employment. Course activities may involve completion of a capstone project related to a student’s specialization area(s). Satisfies University Studies VI: Common Requirements/Capstone Course.


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    THR 491 - Directed Individual Study

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Prerequisite: Overall GPA of at least 2.00, junior or senior standing, and consent of instructor, department chair and dean. Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. For further information, consult the Directed Individual Studies section in this catalogue.


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    THR 498 - Internship in Theatre

    Credits: 3 - 6
    Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing, minimum 3.00 GPA in the major, and permission of chair. Academic training and practical field experience through a program of work and study within an agency and/or setting related to the student’s principal area of interest. Faculty supervision and evaluation of all study and on-site activity. (A maximum of six credit hours may be applied toward the degree).


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    THR 499 - Honors Work in Theatre

    Credits: 2 - 3
    Prerequisite: Senior standing. Independent study for honors students. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


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Women’s and Gender Studies

  
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    WGS 210 - Introduction to Women’s Studies

    Credits: 3
    This course introduces students to the discipline of women’s and gender studies. Status of women from a variety of historical, economic, cultural, and theoretical perspectives. Topics include masculinity, femininity, violence, reproductive health, issues in sexual orientation, and the intersectional dynamics of race, class, and gender. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation. Partially Satisfies University Studies III: Thematic Transdisciplinary Cluster/Gender and Social Justice.


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    WGS 212 - Sexuality and Gender

    Credits: 3
    Theoretical and cultural contexts and complexities of sexuality as they relate to the dominant culture. Intersections of race, class, gender and sexual orientation will be examined in relation to the formation of sexual identity and the contradictions of institutionalized norms and standards. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.


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    WGS 230 - Women in Film

    Credits: 3
    (FLL 230 , FST 230 ) Survey and analysis of films by women filmmakers throughout the world. Diverse film styles, periods, and genres will be represented. Screening and discussion of cinematic works in their original language with English subtitles when needed. Partially satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Aesthetic, Interpretive, and Literary Perspectives.


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    WGS 280 - Special Topics in Women’s and Gender Studies

    Credits: 3
    Study of selected topics in Women’s and Gender Studies that are not considered in detail in regular course offerings. May be repeated under a different subtitle up to a maximum of six hours. Satisfies University Studies II: Approaches and Perspectives/Living in Our Diverse Nation.


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    WGS 491 - Directed Individual Study

    Credits: 1 - 3
    Prerequisite: Overall minimum GPA of 2.00, enrolled as WGS minor and consent of instructor, WGS coordinator and dean. Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. For further information, consult the Directed Individual Studies section in this catalogue. May not be repeated for credit. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


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    WGS 495 - Seminar in Women’s and Gender Studies

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisite: WGS 210  and 6 additional hours of courses in the WGS minor or permission of instructor. Intensive interdisciplinary study of a topic or theme in women’s studies, such as women and sports, women in art history, or feminist theory.


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    WGS 498 - Internship in Women’s and Gender Studies

    Credits: 3
    Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; minimum of 12 hours in women’s and gender studies or consent of coordinator. Practical experience through a program of work and study within an agency or other setting related to the student’s principal area of interest. Area of concentration, requirements, and means of evaluation to be defined in consultation with supervising faculty. Satisfies University Studies V: Explorations Beyond the Classroom.


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Graduate Course Reference

For information regarding Graduate courses, use the “Select Catalog” drop-down above, and navigate to the course descriptions page within the Graduate catalog.

  
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    XX 000 - Graduate Course Reference


    Please see the Graduate catalogue for a course description. The Graduate catalogue can be accessed using the dropdown navigation bar located at the top right of your screen.


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