Aug 12, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed in alphabetical order.

Standard information for each course includes the number, title, and credits (sometimes called credit hours or semester hours). For some courses, you will find information on the hours of class, laboratory, or studio for which the course is scheduled in each week of a regular semester; these weekly hours are expanded during summer sessions. Fees for courses are assessed on the basis of credits and other factors.

The course-numbering system generally suggests levels of difficulty and appropriateness. Courses at the 100 and 200 levels comprise introductory offerings and those are most commonly taken by freshmen and sophomores. Courses at the 300 and 400 levels are primarily for juniors and seniors. In some Purdue programs, undergraduates take courses at the 500 level, but generally courses numbered 500 and above are for graduate students.

Preparation for courses is indicated as follows:

P: indicates a prerequisite that must precede your enrollment in the course described. You may find one or more specific course numbers, the number of credits you should already have in a subject, a placement-test level, or other conditions.

C: indicates a corequisite that must be taken no later than the same semester in which you take the course described.

R: indicates a recommendation concerning conditions to be met for enrollment in the course.

When no subject code is shown for prerequisites, corequisites, and recommended courses, they are in the same subject area as the course being described. If you lack a prerequisite or corequisite, or if you wish to take a course numbered at a higher level than your present status, you should seek the department’s or instructor’s consent to enroll in the course.

V.T. means Variable Title and is shown for courses for which the title may be changed to specify the topic or other special focus of each offering.

Purdue University Fort Wayne reserves the right to add, withdraw, or change courses without notice.

 

 
  
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    THTR 46700 - Entrepreneurship In The Arts


    This course is intended to meet the general education requirements outlined and pertaining to the learning outcomes for a general education Capstone course and is intended to examine business and entrepreneurial practices in the arts. The course will include discussions and study of arts administration, accounting practices, grant seeking/writing, marketing and publicity, personnel relations and not-for-profit regulations/procedures. Specific attention will be given to the ideas and concepts of business entrepreneurship as they relate specifically to the arts including producing a research-based fundable grant proposal.

    Cr. 3.
  
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    THTR 47000 - Theatre and Society I


    The study of theatre history, performance, and dramatic literature from the primitive eras through the Renaissance. Emphasis on the relationship of theatre to its society.

    Preparation for Course
    P: THTR 28400 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
  
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    THTR 47100 - Theatre and Society II


    The study of theatre history, performance, and dramatic literature from 1660 to the present. Emphasis on the relationship of theatre to its society.

    Preparation for Course
    P: THTR 47000.

    Cr. 3.
  
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    THTR 54000 - Advanced Directing


    Application of principles of directing to the various types of drama; laboratory practice in directing plays for experimental production.

    Preparation for Course
    P: THTR 44000.

    Cr. 3.
    Hours
    Class 2, Lab. 2.
    Dual Level Course
    Undergraduate-Graduate
  
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    THTR 56000 - Advanced Scenic Design


    Advanced study of the principles of design and their application to specific staging problems.

    Preparation for Course
    P: THTR 36000 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Hours
    Class 1, Lab. 4,
    Dual Level Course
    Undergraduate-Graduate
  
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    THTR 56100 - Advanced Costume Design


    Advanced study of the principles of costume design and their application to specific problems. May be repeated for up to 6 credit hours.

    Preparation for Course
    P: THTR 36100 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Hours
    Class 2, Lab. 3,
    Dual Level Course
    Undergraduate-Graduate
  
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    THTR 56200 - Advanced Light Design


    Advanced study of the principles of light design and their application to specific lighting problems.

    Preparation for Course
    P: THTR 36200 or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Hours
    Class 3, Lab. 1 (with 2 hours experiential).
    Dual Level Course
    Undergraduate-Graduate
  
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    THTR 57600 - Playwriting


    Principles of dramatic construction and practice in the writing of one-act and three-act plays. Experimental production or laboratory testing of the written product when possible. May be repeated for credit.

    Preparation for Course
    P: THTR 37600.

    Cr. 3.
    Dual Level Course
    Undergraduate-Graduate
  
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    THTR 59000 - Directed Study of Special Theatre Problems


    An individualized and intensive study of any aspect of theatre required by the student’s plan of study. May be repeated for credit.

    Preparation for Course
    P: consent of instructor.

    Cr. 1-3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Dual Level Course
    Undergraduate-Graduate
  
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    VM 10200 - Careers in Veterinary


    Overview of the field of veterinary medicine presently and as anticipated for the future. Presentations will include descriptions and discussions of the nature of the professional activity, organization of veterinary medicine, career opportunities, issues confronting the profession, and the admission requirements of the profession.

    Cr. 1.
    Notes
    Pass/not pass basis.
  
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    WOST 21000 - Introduction To Women’s And Gender Studies


    An interdisciplinary introduction to women’s and gender studies via readings from core discipline areas and presentation of methodological/bibliographical tools for research in women’s studies. Includes an examination of women’s historic and contemporary status legally, politically, and economically, as well as women’s struggles in identity, expression, sexuality, and lifestyle.

    Cr. 3.
    Session Indicators
    Typically offered Fall and Summer.
    Notes
    Approved by Arts and Sciences for the social and behavioral sciences distribution requirement.
  
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    WOST 22500 - Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Culture


    Examination of popular cultural “makings” of masculinity, femininity, and sexuality through typical representation of gender within fiction, theatre, cinema, radio, music, television, journalism, and other secular mass media. Analysis of developing international telecommunications “superhighway” and struggles to secure increased representation of women and of feminist perspectives within existing culture industries.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Approved by Arts and Sciences for the humaities distribution requirement.
  
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    WOST 24000 - Topics in Feminism


    Exploration of feminist scholarship on a specific topic of current interest, e.g., women and social activism, pornography, reproductive rights, lesbian and gay studies, gender in early education, contemporary women’s movement. Specific topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. Suitable for students without previous women’s studies courses. May be repeated with different topic for a maximum of 6 credits.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    Approved by Arts and Sciences for the social and behavioral sciences distribution requirement.
  
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    WOST 30100 - International Perspectives on Women


    Feminist analysis of women’s legal, social, and economic status in two or more cultures other than those of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. Interdisciplinary approach. May be repeated once with a different topic.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing or consent of instructor.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    Approved by Arts and Sciences for the cultural studies (non-western culture) requirement.
  
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    WOST 30200 - Topics in Gender Studies


    Interdisciplinary approach to selected ideas, trends, and problems in women’s studies. Specific topics to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated three times when topic varies for a maximum of 9 credit hours.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
    Notes
    Approved by Arts and Sciences for the humanities distribution requirement.
  
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    WOST 30400 - Feminist Theories


    Overview, in historical context, of feminist texts that analyze gender asymmetry in society; intersections of gender with other differences; and unequal distribution of power. In-depth study of key debates in Western feminism; selected readings by influential non-Western feminists. Required for WOST major.

    Preparation for Course
    P: WOST 21000 and ENGL 23301 or equivalent, or department permission.

    Cr. 3.
    Notes
    Approved by Arts and Sciences for the humanities distribution requirement.
  
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    WOST 34001 - Topics In LGBTQ Studies


    This course will take an interdisciplinary approach to a particular topic of interest in the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Studies. Students will approach LGBTQ culture and identity through literary, cultural, historical and/or social texts, with a particular focus on feminist approaches to the study of sexual and gender identity.  May be repeated once when topic varies for a maximum of 6 credit hours.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
  
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    WOST 40000 - Topics in Women’s Studies


    An interdisciplinary approach to selected ideas, trends, and problems in women’s studies. The capstone course focuses on issues and controversies in the new scholarship on women. Specific topics announced in Schedule of Classes

    Preparation for Course
    P: junior or senior standing, 12 credits of womens studies course work or department permission.

    Cr. 3.
    Variable Title
    (V.T.)
  
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    WOST 48001 - Practicum in Women’s Studies


    Directed study of aspects of policy related to women’s issues based upon field experience. Directed readings, practicum in social agency, papers, and analytical journal required.

    Preparation for Course
    P: junior or senior class standing, 12 credits of womens studies course work, and project approved with department permission; R: WOST 21000.

    Cr. 3-6.
    Session Indicators
    (fall, spring)
  
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    WOST 49500 - Readings and Research in Gender Studies


    Individual readings and research. May be repeated twice for credit with a different topic.

    Preparation for Course
    P: Department permission.

    Cr. 1-3. (6 Cr. max.)
    Hours
    Class 0-3.
    Session Indicators
    (fall, spring)
 

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