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The course offerings at Clarion University of PA go through an extensive review process by the Committee on Courses and Programs of Study (CCPS).  This course offerings list is a comprehensive list of courses that could be offered; it does not mean they are currently being offered.

For a complete list of courses offered on the current or upcoming schedules, see the Registrar's page Schedule of Classes.

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Course Id (currently sorted in Descending order) Course TitleCourse Description
WGS 506
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they exist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prerequi,site: ED 110 or WS 100 or consent of instructor.|
WGS 499
Independent Study
This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore an area of special interest in Women's Studies related topics in depth under the supervision of a faculty member. Students must develop a proposed study plan and secure the a,pproval of the program director prior to registration.|
WGS 490
Seminar In Women & Gender Stds
Interdisciplinary seminar synthesizes knowledge and skills acquired in lower-division courses through a unifying theme. Broad theme offers a variety of dimensions for study and research. Prerequisites: Junior standing, WS 100 plus nine additional hou,rs of women's studies courses, or consent of instructor. On demand.|
WGS 425
Feminist Research Methodology
Across disciplines, feminists have developed critiques of traditional research methodology and theories of knowledge. They have asked how gender can influence the kinds of observations that are made, the kinds of questions that are asked, who is stud,ied, how they are studied, and what emerges as the truth. In this class, students will learn how to apply feminist methodology to understanding issues in women's and gender studies, as well as applying it to their major field. They will become famili,ar with key theoretical and metholdological issues in women's and gender studies and will learn how to conduct feminist research. Prerequisite: At least one WGS course and junior standing.|
WGS 406
Gender Issues In Ed
Examines the ways in which schools perpetuate gender bias and how educational institutions, as a reflection of the patriarchal society in which they coexist, provide different experiences and outcomes for female and male students and teachers. Prereq,uisite: ED 110 or WS 100 for WS 406 or permission of instructor.|
WGS 311
Gender, Violence And Activism
This course explores the socio-structural and cultural dimensions of gender violence among men and boys, among women and girls and between men/boys, and women/girls in the United State and world-wide. Multiple forms of gender based violence, the eff,ects of perpetrating and/or being the recipient of violence, and societal response to violence at the intersections of ethnicity, race, class, sexuality and religion will be examined. Additionally, the role of promoting, reducing and preventing vio,lence through social activism and civic engagement will be considered at the individual, family, community, and institutional levels. Prerequisite: At least one course from among WS 100, PSY 211 or SOC 211 (or permission of instructor).|
WGS 300
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 200
Spec Top Women's & Gender Stdy
Focuses on themes and topics of contemporary and/or historical interest in the study of women and their contributions across the disciplines and in the culture at large. The special subjects of Each semester's offerings will be announced in pre-regis,tration. May be repeated with approval of the advisor, provided that different topics are offered.|
WGS 100
Surv Of Women & Gender Studies
Surveys women's studies topics offered in more advanced courses. Uses materials primarily from the social sciences to examine various topics from a feminist perspective. Examines diverse women's lives across the lifespan, feminist pedagogy, sex role,socialization, women's relationships, women as students, and women in society and history, among other topics. No prerequisite. Fall, annually.|
THE 495
Internship In Theatre
The internship program gives the student the opportunity to apply classroom theory and techniques in business, government, theatre, and other cooperating organizations. Course open to any speech communication and theatre major with a junior or senior, standing with consent of department. Student must have a 2.5 QPA or higher and 3.00 QPA in a major. On demand.|
THE 490
Independent Study
Selected topics for research and/or performance projects in speech communication and theatre. Prior to registration, students need to obtain an advisor who will direct their study. Approval by appropriate dean required.|
THE 461
Styles Of Acting
Examines playing the character within the framework of historical style. Focuses on how to recognize style/period through the text and how to solve the problems of assuming and communicating style. Prerequisites: THE 254 and 361 or consent of instruc,tor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
THE 404
Graduation Project
Directed research toward Graduation Project in Design/Technical Production.|
THE 403
Graduation Project
Directed Research toward Graduation Project in Acting or Musical Theatre. Prerequistite: Permission of instructor|
THE 371
Sound Design For The Theatre
Introduces the art of sound design to the theatre student form script analysis to technical production and implementation of sound equipment. Prerequisite: THE 161. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor.,Fall, odd-numbered years.|
THE 370
Stage Dialects
Students learn, practice and perform in five commonly used stage dialects: Standard British, Cockney, Irish, Scottish, and Standard American Southern. Uses the International Phonetic Alphabet as a means to understanding the changes in certain key pho,nemes in each dialect. Utilizes films or videotapes of natural speakers when possible to help familiarize students with the lilt and musicality of each dialect. Students perform both monologues and scenes over the course of the semester. Pre-requisit,es: THE 251 and 361 or 254 with permission of instructor. Spring, odd-numbered years.|
THE 369
Playing Shakespeare
Introduces the advanced acting student to an approach to Shakespeare's texts which requires an open and personal commitment to thought, language, and movement. Prerequisite: THE 361 or THE 254. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or w,ith permission of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
THE 368
Prof Pract: The Audition
Concentrates on the preparation and practices of talent in an audition situation. Emphasizes presentation for both prepared and cold audition situations and familiarity with the business aspects that are part of the auditioning process. Limited to ac,ting students in the B.F.A. program, or by instructor's consent.|
THE 367
Theatrical Costuming
Course examines the principles of Costume Design through the study of modes of dress from ancient to modern times. Includes projects in creativity, script analysis, emotional responses to a text, and beginning costume design. Prerequistite: Majors,or Minors only. Fall, Even numbered years.|
THE 366
Production & Stage Mgmt
A study of theory and practice of production and stage management in the professional, community, and educational theatre environments, including theatrical organization, rehearsal procedures, and performance duties. Prerequisite: Enrollment is lim,ited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
THE 364
Scene Painting For Stage
Studio instruction in the use of brushwork and pigment to develop landscape, ornament, paneling, and architectural detail in stage scenery based on the analysis of form and source of light. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with co,nsent of instructor. Fall, even-numbered years.|
THE 363
Theatrical Make-Up
Fundamentals and application of stage make-up. Fall, odd-numbered years.|
THE 362
Set Design
Study and practice in the aesthetics, methods, and techniques of scenic design, utilizing epic and Stanislavskian scenographic analysis. Prerequisite: THE 161. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring,,odd-numbered years.|
THE 361
Acting II: Scene Study
Further applications of the basic groundwork laid in Acting I. Students work in pairs or groups on scenes from published plays in order to sharpen their skills in character analysis, characterization and truthful playing for the stage. Pre-requisite:, THE 254. Enrollment is limited to Theatre majors or minors or with consent of instructor. Spring, even-numbered years.|
THE 360
History Of Theatre II
History of the theatre as exemplified in the plays and playwrights from the Romantic Period to Post-Modernism. Prerequisites: THE 253, THE 254 or permission of instructor.|
THE 359
Hist Of Theatre I
The history of the theatre as exemplified in the plays and playwrights from Antiquity to the Baroque. Prerequisites: THE 253, 254 or permission of the instructor. Fall, annually.|
THE 356
Playwriting And Script Const
Introduces the art of the playwright and dramatic storytelling from plot construction to dialogue construction and the addressing the needs of production, in readings and exercises. Culminates with the crafting of a 10-minute play. Prerequisites:,THE 253, 254 or THE 161 or permission of instructor.|
THE 352
Play Directing
A study of the fundamentals and procedures of play directing and problems faced in educational theatre. Includes script analysis, casting, and rehearsal methods. Students direct one-act plays for public presentation. Prerequisite: THE 253, 254, 362,,or permission of instructor. Fall, even-numbered years.|
THE 351
Adv Theatre Prod
Advanced study and practice in the dramatic arts, including projects in scene design, theatre management, and acting. Students work with members of the Summer Drama Workshop in the production of major plays for the Clarion Summer Theatre. Prerequisit,e: THE 120 or 350. Summer, annually.|
THE 350
Summer Drama Workshop
Combines study and practice in the dramatic arts and includes formal, intensive study in acting, play production, direction, makeup, scene design, stage lighting, and stagecraft. In conjunction with the workshop, Clarion University sponsors a Summer,Theatre Company consisting of members of the workshop, which produces major shows. Summer, annually.|