J-Term 2015: On Campus Courses

This listing of J-Term classes is not yet complete. Information about additional classes will be added as the information is obtained.

ART145 Beginning Furniture Design. Edward Kelley. 
This class is an introduction to basic furniture making focusing on an integration of design and fabrication. Students will learn joinery techniques and materials appropriate to furniture making through design and construction. Exploration of traditional and modern furniture design will be taught through lectures and demonstrations. Each student will make a finished functional piece of furniture. 
AOI: Artistic Experience. 3 Credits.

ART145 Special Topics: Blacksmithing and the Art of Utility. Robert Craig.
This course will explore the relationships of form to function through the styling of utilitarian objects while maintaining a strong consideration of aesthetic appeal.  Through the application of metal working techniques, students will design and create useful objects for a distinct purpose or function.  Through demonstrations and assigned projects, students will learn fundamental forging techniques, oxy-acetylene and MIG welding, basic metal fabrication, and surface finishing.  
3 Credits. AOI: Artistic Experience.

ART145 Drawing the Figure: An Introduction to Drawing the Human Form. Emily Newman.
Emphasis is on learning how to draw the figure as it is seen through direct observation techniques utilizing live models and through developing an understanding of basic anatomy. Historical and contemporary ideas and approaches to interpreting the figure will be introduced and explored. Students will learn to use a variety of media during the course. Learning extends beyond the classroom with a trip to the Des Moines Art Center. 
3 Credits. AOI: Artistic Experience.

ART150 Digital Printmaking Studio. Catherine Dreiss.
This studio class will explore the combination of traditional printmaking techniques with new technologies. We will combine traditional matrices like woodblock, linoleum, and drypoint plates with digital prints created on a large-format Epson inkjet printer. Recent innovations in printmaking techniques, such as image transfers, use of scanners and computers for image manipulation and paper plate lithography will be combined with old-school techniques like chine collé, kento block registration, and editioning.

As a printmaking course, demonstrations will focus on technique. Discussions will center on the development of each student’s artistic voice, and the role printmaking has in contemporary culture. Students will be expected to develop an awareness of their own artistic interests and to pursue knowledge of other artists’ work. No prerequisites required, but preference will be given to students who have taken Art 021 Digital Media or Art 056 Introduction to Printmaking.
3 Credits. AOI: Artistic Experience.

ART150 Special Topics: Introduction to Letterpress. Sarah McCoy.
Introduction to the basic formal and technical proficiencies necessary for the design and implementation of letterpress printing. Lectures, projects, and critiques develop the students’ skills through the critical evaluation of historical, conceptual, formal, and technical abilities. Students develop a visual and technical expertise and the requisite skills needed for creating letterpress printed material. 
3 Credits.

ART153 Bookbinding Workshop. John Fender.
Bookbinding Workshop is a 3 credit hour studio course and may be used as a graphic design program elective, a studio art elective or a general art elective, and satisfies the Artistic Experience AOI. This course requires Sophomore standing or instructor permission

Bookbinding Workshop is an introduction to the craft and design of a variety of book forms using traditional and non-traditional binding techniques. The primary goal of the course is for the student to learn basic book binding techniques and gain sufficient technical knowledge to create a variety of bound book structures and explore the historical and formal traditions of bookbinding. Course activities will include demonstrations, discussions, readings, practical exercises, applied projects, and class critiques. 
3 Credits. AOI: Artistic Experience. This course requires Sophomore standing or instructor permission.

BIO001/BIO001L General Biology for Non-Majors. Charisse Buising.
Course description: A survey course exploring principles and current topics in the biological sciences - origin of life; representatives of the biological kingdoms; structure and function of cells; ecology; genetics; evolution; bioethics. Students must enroll in both BIO001 and the lab section BIO001L. BIO001 will count for 2 credits, the lab for an additional credit for a total of 3 credits. The course fulfills Life Science requirement.
3 Credits. AOI: Life Science.

BIO 021 Personal Fitness and Nutrition. Heidi Sleister.
A healthy lifestyle can decrease an individual’s risk of obesity-related conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. In this course, you will engage in activities and discussions related to the science of fitness and nutrition. Examples of course topics include cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, macro and micronutrients, metabolism, obesity-related conditions, weight loss, goal setting, and behavior. You will take action to promote health at both personal and community levels. Join us in January to learn about the science of fitness and nutrition, commit to a healthy lifestyle, and promote health in the community!
3 Credits.

BIO122/ENSP115 Field Mammalogy. Keith Summerville.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the biology of the class Mammalia. The first portion of the course examines the diagnostic characteristics of mammals, how they evolved and their phylogenic relationships. Upon completing this subsection of the course, students will be able to compare and contract major mammal clades based on their common ancestry and shared derived characters. The middle portion of the course is a survey of the living mammalian orders: their diagnostic features, life history characteristics and physiological and behavioral specializations. My emphasis here will be field identification skills for mammals in the United States. The final subsection of the course will emphasize mammalian ecology, and students will design a small field study to explore mammalian behavior, habitat selection, diversity, or physiological ecology. Upon completion of this J-Term experience, students will be prepared for advanced graduate study in Mammalogy or for careers as mammalian ecologists. 
3 Credits.

BIO 145 3D Printing: Making the Virtual Tangible. Jerry Honts.
The ability to print 3D objects has existed for a few decades, but it has largely been restricted to high end industrial or academic environments. In the last several years there has been a proliferation of relatively low-cost printers that fabricate objects by extruding thin layers of plastic to build up the object. These printers have not yet evolved to be plug and play, but it seems highly likely that they will, even as they continue to drop in price and become easier to use and maintain. This course will focus on both the practical aspects of 3D printing, such as 3D modeling, 3D scanning, engineering of complex or multicomponent objects, and integration with electronics. This course will look at potential uses of 3D printing in the natural sciences and engineering, as well as the social and legal implications of ready access to 3D printers. Finally, it will examine emerging forms of 3D printing, such as printing organs from living cells, or printing objects that self-assemble or change shape over time (4D printing). While we are still far from having access to the molecular replicators of science fiction (“Tea. Earl Grey. Hot”), it seems likely that 3D printing technology will increasingly make the virtual world physically tangible.
3 Credits.

BIO145L Avian Winter Ecology. Muir Eaton.
In this J-term course, you will gain extensive experience working with birds in a field setting. You will learn and practice a fundamental tool used by ornithologist and wildlife biologist for studying birds: mist-netting and banding of individuals. In addition, you will learn identification of Iowa’s winter bird species, working with museum study skins as well as captured live individuals, and you will design and conduct behavioral experiments on birds, exploring their winter physiology and ecological roles. Class time will be outdoors as much as possible, you will become expert at handling and releasing live birds, and the skills developed in this course will well prepare you for advanced field studies and graduate work in Ornithology. This is an on-campus course, and we will be working at natural areas near by Drake.
Prerequisites: BIO001, BIO012, BIO013 or BIO018 or see instructor for approval.

BLAW060 Business Law I. Royce Fichtner.
This course discusses the basic precepts of our legal system. These precepts are then applied in the examination of the legal principles that affect business in the areas of contracts, torts and product liability. The course also addresses relevant ethical issues.
3 Credits. AOI: Critical Thinking, Values and Ethics.

BUS191 Business Internships. Mary Edrington.

Experiential learning credit for substantive workplace experiences. May be repeated, however, no more than 6 credit hours of internship work will count towards meeting graduation requirements. Registration will be limited to those with sophomore standing or above, major in the College of Business and Public Administration, minimum GPA of 2.75, and permission of the internship coordinator.

CHIN 001 Beginning Chinese I. Cyndi Chen.
Designed for students who have little or no previous exposure to Chinese. An introduction to develop conversational competency in listening and speaking skills. A cultural component is integrated with the language studies. For the 2015 J-Term, a 3-week intensive course, 2-hour seminar and 1-hour practice daily Monday-Friday.
3 Credits.

CS195 Robot Programming and Control Theory. Michael Rieck.
This course will cover several technical aspects concerning robots. Students will gain considerable experience programming Lego Mindstorms NXT robots. This will involve graphical programming using NXT-G, as well as programming in a C-like language called NXC (in many ways similar to Java). Some course goals include teaching the C language to students who know Java from CS 65; gaining practical experience in writing timing-sensitive programs involving various sensors and motors; learning to write concurrent (multiple-threaded) code in connection with this; learning basic "Control Theory" (requires calculus) and seeing how this is built into the robots to synchronize motor movement.

ECON198 Topics in China's Business and Economics. Liping Zheng and Yang Li.
This class serves as a multi-disciplinary introduction to the complexities of the Chinese economy. Students will have the opportunity to study China's economic growth and business environment with specialist at the University of International Business and Economics, a top-ranking academic institution on finance and econimcs in China. This course will be co-taught by a visiting faculty from University of International Buisness and Economics (UIBE), one of Drake's partner universities in China.
3 Credits. Prerequisites: ECON001 or ECON002. AOI: Global and Cultural Understanding (pending).

EDUC199/299 Classroom Management. William Orcutt.
Effective classroom management aims at encouraging and establishing student self-control through a process of promoting positive student achievement and behavior. Thus academic achievement, teacher efficacy, and teacher and student behavior are directly linked with the concept of school and classroom management. This Drake J-Term course will focus on three major components: content management, conduct management, and covenant management. Each of these concepts will be defined and presented with details of observable elements in effective teaching practices. 
3 Credits.


ENG044
 Approaches to British Literature: Landscape and Love, Property and Propriety: Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries. Lisa West.
This course will read writings on landscape gardening, landscape painting and aesthetics, particularly focusing on ideas of the sublime, beautiful and picturesque.  We will read Mansfield Park by Jane Austen and watch at least two cinematic versions of Austen novels. We will also read excerpts from other 18th century novels, including Pride and Prejudice and Mysteries of Udolpho. The course will focus on ways landscape and property were used to express cultural values during the 18th century. We will also do some local field trips to view gardens and cultural landscapes in the Des Moines area -- the zoo, Botanical Center, Salisbury House, Terrace Hill, and Papajohn Sculpture Garden are options.  And a trip to the Des Moines Art Center will be required. 
3 Credits. AOI: Written Communication.

ENG136 Adolescence in American Fiction and Film. Beth Younger.

This course explores the depiction of adolescence in contemporary American fiction and film. We will read novels, essays, and view films with an eye toward understanding how western culture has constructed the adolescent experience. This course will expect students to engage in critical thinking, close reading and textual analysis to analyze, interpret, and interrogate texts. Additionally, we will consider the public, social, and educational aspects of adolescence and how fictional and filmic texts complicate our ideas of what it mean to be a teenager. We will read a few canonical texts, but will focus primarily on popular and/or critically acclaimed fictions and films. Assignments will include daily writing, two formal essays, reading quizzes, small group discussion, and a final paper. Class will be primarily large group discussion. Texts include but are not limited to: Perks of Being a Wallflower, Speak, Paranoid Park and Forever. Films include Welcome to the Dollhouse, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Paranoid Park, Speak, and Forever.
3 Credits.

ENSP027 Environmental Hazards. Kathryn Szramek.
Environmental hazards are increasingly becoming a greater concern as the world's population grows and expands. This course provides an introduction to envrionmental hazards and will address the basic science of volcanic, earthquake, flood, drought, and weather hazards. Humans are contributing to a rapid change in the world's livability. We are introducing and creating changes that influence the quality of our air and water, the location of productive soils and food supplies as well as the global influence of climate. As global citizens and decision- makers we need to understand the scope and impact of these changes, the risks involved with unknown systems, and the limitations that science and technology have in reducing their negative effects. The course will provide a perspective to the size and scale of previous and future environmental disasters and offer a forum to explore the nature of natural disasters.
3 Credits. AOI: Physical Science.

ENSP050 Zoo Biology. Michael Renner.
This course will provide a hands-on overview of the field of zoo biology, with emphases on the role of zoos in conservation, species survival plans, captive management of small populations of exotic animals (especially including endangered species), and the use of behavioral research and environmental enrichment methods in captive animal welfare. The course will have a significant component of experiential learning, including participation in ongoing zoo-initiated studies and student-initiated behavioral research projects in a zoo setting.
3 Credits.

HIST194 The Cold War Through Film. Curt Cardwell.
This course explores the history of the Cold War through the medium of film. The focus is primarily on the American side of the Cold War, both internationally and domestically, and chiefly utilizes American produced films. We explore such topics as the origins of the Cold War, the Red Scare, espionage, the threat of nuclear war, the Vietnam War, the period of détente, the Reagan Cold War, and the Cold War's surprisingly peaceful demise.
3 Credits.

HONR
The following courses are cross-listed with Honors: PHSC001, SCSR106, SCSS076, PHIL151, REL114, REL155.

HSCI020 Issues in Health Sciences I. Jill Batten and Renae Chesnut.
This course is designed to provide students an introduction to the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences policies, resources, and academic information, as well as offer awareness and understanding of various career pathways in the field of health sciences. Course activities will include speaker panels and presentations, shadowing experiences, interview of health care professionals, library and literature research, and class discussions. Students will identify the course work, experiences, and skills needed to be successful in a chosen field and outline an academic and experiential plan.
1.5 Credits.

HSCI142 Community Health Education. Cheryl Clarke.
This elective course examines the competency-based framework utilized to improve health outcomes via effective community health education. The purpose of this course is to expose students to the foundational skills necessary to be effective health educators in their careers. Areas of study will include: evaluating individual and community health needs; planning, implementing, and managing health education strategies; comparing health education interventions; evaluating health education programs; and communicating health education messages. The course will include lecture with group discussion. Students will apply these concepts through the semester to a project on a health education topic of interest.
2 Credits.

HSCI148 Exercise Test & Prescription. Kimberly Huey.
The purpose of this course it to provide the opportunity to utilize state of the art laboratory equipment and techniques to learn the concepts of physiological fitness testing and exercise prescription. Exercise prescription and the implementation of conditioning programs will include individuals of differing ages, fitness levels, and health status. Emphasis is on the five major health-related components of physical fitness: [1] cardiorespiratory fitness, [2] muscular strength, [3] muscular endurance, [4] flexibility, and [5] body composition. The course will include hands-on exercise testing using class members, interpretation of test results, and effective design of exercise programs [i.e. prescriptions].
2 Credits.

HSCI149 Introduction to Sports Medicine. Angela Dahl Miller.
This is an introductory lecture course with a lab included. The course will allow students to acquire the skills to recognize common injuries, illnesses, and issues occurring in an athletic environment. The lab portion of the class will provide a hands-on approach to prevention and rehabilitation techniques including taping, therapeutic exercise and modalities. It is strongly recommended that students taking this course have had a previous course in human anatomy.

JMC059 Introduction to Visual Communication. Lee Jolliffe: Introduction to Visual Communication helps students master the fundamental principles of good design, color, balance and contrast using different media to convey a message. Photography, print, and web will be explored. Instruction on using digital cameras, PhotoShop, InDesign and other softwares will illustrate the elements of design and communication for each medium. Registration priority will be given to non-Journalism majors. Students whose major is within the School of Journalism and Mass Communication may request permission from the instructor.
3 Credits. AOI: Artistic Experience.

JMC085 (formerly 135) Public Relations Principles. Kelly Bruhn.
This course explores the role of public relations in today's organizations. Students will develop an appreciation for and understanding of the critical thinking, research, planning and communication skills necessary for the effective practice of public relations. Students will acquire a solid foundation in the basic theories and concepts of communication, persuasion, motivation and learning which are integral parts in the success of public relations and in engaging people. 
3 Credits. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. AOI: Engaged Citizen.

JMC099 Social Media Strategies. Chris Snider:
 Social media is everywhere – from TV show hashtags to grandparents signing up for Facebook. This class will explore the best practices for individuals and companies in social media. We will achieve the desired course outcomes through in-depth use and discussion of five core social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare), reading and discussing books and articles, listening to and asking questions of guest speakers and by making a commitment to keep up with the latest news in the world of social media. 
3 credits. AOI: Information Literacy (pending).

JMC199/POLS119 Iowa Caucuses and the Media. Jennifer Glover Konfrst and Arthur Sanders.

In this course, we will examine the Iowa Caucuses as media and political events. We will explore the Presidential nominating process as a whole, and will specifically focus on the influence of early states in the process. We will also examine the unique media strategies and messaging required by candidates to win in Iowa. The 1976 Iowa Caucuses are often cited as the beginning of their national prominence, and in this course we will discuss their history and expansion.

With just 12 months to go until the January 21, 2016 first-in-the-nation Caucuses, candidates will be visiting the state, courting supporters, and building coalitions to ensure the grassroots support that is critical to success. Because of our place in the center of it all, we’ll likely have excellent opportunities for field learning – including potential visits from national media and political strategists to on-site visits at party headquarters and events hosted by candidates.
3 Credits. AOI: Engaged Citizen.

MKTG102. Professional Selling. Chip Miller. You will learn the fundamentals of professional selling, and about those aspects of management that have a direct impact on your job. The selling skills you develop will include prospecting, active listening, benefit presentation, objective handling, closing and territory management. Managerial topics will include recruiting, compensation, motivation and evaluation. Registration Priority will be given to Marketing Majors.
3 Credits.

MUS160 Special Topics: Kind of Blue - The Music of Miles Davis. James Romain.

From his time on the bandstand with Charlie Parker in the mid-1940s at the advent of the bebop movement, to1949's Birth of the Cool, through Kind of Blue (1959) and In a Silent Way (1969), Miles Dewey Davis was at the vanguard of virtually every significant movement in jazz history:  Bebop, Cool, Hard Bop, Modal, and Jazz/Rock Fusion.  Over the course of an intensive three weeks, students will engage with the man, the social context that shaped him, and, most importantly, the music that he created.  Primary attention will focus on the music itself, especially the seminal albums mentioned above.  At the conclusion of this intensive and immersive encounter with Miles Davis’s wide-ranging and multi-faceted body of work, the student will have gained a deep and significant understanding of the most important modern jazz musician of the 20th century, and will have engaged with the full scope of modern jazz, through the unique prism of Miles Davis.
3 Credits. AOI: Artisitc Experience.

PHAR112 Political Advocacy and Leadership. Thomas Temple.
Political advocacy and leadership are highly valued in the profession of pharmacy. This interactive elective course provides the requisite knowledge, develops skills, and models behaviors so students can become political advocates and leaders in the profession. This course consists of a series of prominent speakers from within and outside the profession. Student pharmacists will develop effective advocacy skills through discussion and reflections based upon their experiences with instructors and assigned readings.
2 Credits.

PHAR126 Principles of Nutrition. Christa Hanson.
In this course, principles of normal nutrition are introduced. Each essential nutrient function and metabolism is studied as well as cultural, societal, and economic influences on eating disorders and habits. An emphasis is placed on the application of nutrition principles within the health care setting.
2 Credits.

PHIL151/HONR106 Moral Fiction. Jennifer McCrickerd.
Philosophical argumentation is one way to reach conclusions about how to live life and what it means to live ethically, but literature is another important route to thinking about these issues. Literary fiction can pick up where argumentation leaves off by immersing a reader in a particular world or way of thinking and, in so doing, reframe one's understanding of issues in ways that argumentation alone cannot. In this class we will be reading and discussing a novel with a particular emphasis on the philosophical issues brought up in the book and the way in which the book forces us to engage in a different way than philosophy does. We will, in addition, also read, as warranted, relevant supplementary material.
3 Credits.

PHSC001/HONR051 Introduction to Physical Science. Jerrid Kruse.

An introduction to the basic concepts of physical science and the scientific method, with discussions of their applications to modern technology. Includes both lecture and laboratory elements. Students who are not pursuing education degrees will need instructor permission to register for the course.
3 Credits. AOI: Scientific Literacy (Physical Science).

PSY012 Writing in Psychology. Olga Lazereva.
 
This course will introduce students to principles and conventions of written communications in psychology. We will consider key genres of writing within psychology, features of psychological styles and format, and conventions of writing style. This is a writing-intensive course that will include a variety of short assignments and one long review paper. 
3 Credits. Prerequisites: PSY 001 and PSY 010. AOI: Written Communication.

PSY148 Psychology of Developments Disabilities. Maria Valdovinos.

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the developmental, biological, and behavioral aspects of developmental disabilities.  By the end of the course students should be able to identify causes of developmental disabilities, understand differences between disabilities, and be familiar with the prognosis and developmental outcomes for children diagnosed with various developmental disabilities.  The course will be a mix of lecture presentations, classroom discussion, and guest speakers. Prerequisites: PSY 001 or NSCI 001, PSY 042 (or EDUC 105 or EDUC 106).
3 Credits.

REL114/HONR114 Religions of Des Moines: Christianity. Timothy Knepper.
This course serves as an introduction to Greek Orthodox Christianity with an emphasis on how it is practiced in the United States in general and in Des Moines in particular. Students will undertake frequent site visits to the local Greek Orthodox church and will work with members of its congregation to facilitate digital stories about their practice of Greek Orthodox Christianity.
3 Credits.

REL155/HONR140 Introduction to Liberation and Feminist Theologies. Jennifer Harvey. Study of the emerging field of liberation and feminist theologies as these disciplines are related to contemporary religious, social, and political issues in Latin America and North America. The course explores the relation between theological reflection, social context, and the social- political location of theologians. 
3 Credits. May be used as part of Women's Studies Concentration. AOI: Engaged Citizen.


SCSR 106/HONR 062 Aesthetics of Everyday Life. Joan McAlister.
This class considers the role that aesthetics play in our daily environments, examining how art, architecture, clothes, furniture, music, cuisine, signage, tools, toys, and other objects operate as part of a field of persuasive appeals and also shape the formation of identities and communities.  We will be considering five key terms throughout the course that will help us to focus on different concepts relating to aesthetics: beauty, pleasure, taste, style, and criticism.  We will also be profiling, and applying the work of, ten theorists who offer different insights into aesthetics: Dewey, Heidegger, Kant, Adorno, Lyotard, Horkheimer, Arendt, Benjamin, Hegel, and Jameson.  Using our readings, discussions, and assignments, we will take a closer look at the way elements of our daily lives are designed, critically consider the norms governing their beauty and appeal, examine the role taste and style play in the performance of identity and social connections, research different approaches to understanding aesthetics, and practice ways of evaluating the roles it plays in the culture and politics of social life.
3 Credits.

SCSS076/HONR077 Sociology of Childhood. Darcie Vandegrift.
Childhood as a life category has shifted throughout U.S. history.  Emerging social factors have changed the experience of childhood over time.  The study of children has changed, too.  Sociologists today recognize that children actively create meaning and engage in social processes.  In this class, we will look at these topics through reading-based discussions, service learning with children, film, and personal exploration.  Topics of emphasis include gender on the playground, consumer culture and kids, and childhood socialization in the family and school.
3 Credits.

THEA005: Readings in Theatre: Michael Rothmayer:
 A reading/viewing discussion based format surveying Western dramatic literature (as well as films based on those plays), from ancient Greece to the present. For J-Term we will add the following elements normally not part of the course: 1.) We will be viewing either film excerpts or complete film versions of the plays read for class. This will give students the opportunity to see the text as a blueprint for a realized production. It will also allow the class to debate and discuss specific choices made by director, designers and actors in regard to the text the student have read. 2.) We will do a "table reading" of some of the assigned plays in class. The longer class period for J-Term will allow us to read all or part of a play aloud in class. Hearing the language spoken will provide a level of insight that reading a play silently can't. In short, the J-Term version of the Readings in Theatre class will help students engage the text in ways unique from the Fall/Spring semester versions of the course.
3 Credits. AOI: Artistic Experience.

THEA114 Classic American Film. John Holman.
In this course we will look at nine classic Hollywood films from the point of view of the writers who penned the screen plays.  The unique perspective of the writer is one that is seldom explored, their work being overshadowed by the promotion of the actors and directors.  In class film viewing and discussion is required. Purchase of a text is necessary, additional reading assignments will be made from web based sources.   Information about film genre and terminology will be reviewed and included in weekly quizzes.
3 Credits. AOI: Artistic Experience.

THEA132 Music Video Project. John G. Pomeroy. Sandy Henry. Josie Poppen.
This course will result in the creation of a fully developed music video. Students registered can be part of the music or dance ensembles, construction crews, general technicians, or videographers and camera crews. The sheet music performed will be of Rob Dougan's "Clubbed To Death: Kurayamino Variation". Rehearsals and construction will take place during the first portion of the term, follow by the shooting schedule rehearsal and then the video shoot. Within today’s artistic world, many performances are created for video release only. These videos are released via the Internet, included as part of a larger recording package, made for industrial training and marketing purposes, or for one-time media events. The creation of this video would provide all participating students exposure to this style of performing art and make available this video for inclusion in their professional portfolio. Students must audition for the production. The audition date is T.B.A.

THEA132 The Threepenny Opera. Andrew Ryker. Christine Blanner.
Theatre/Music joint production. Students will mount a fully-staged production of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht's 1928 masterpiece, The Threepenny Opera. A revolutionary work in the history of musical theatre, The Threepenny Opera will serve as a launching point for exploring the development of socially-conscience theatrical works in the 1930's. The project/production will be presented to the public for three performances at the end of January term. Additionally, students involved in the course serve as dramaturges, assistant directors, choreographers, stage managers, and assistant music directors. Students audition for roles and the Early Fall audition date is T.B.A.
Each section: 3 credits.

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