Feb 08, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Course Descriptions


 

Creative Writing (CRWR)

  
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    CRWR 008 A-Z - Explorations

    Semester Hours: 1


    Periodically

    Introductions to specific topics in creative writing such as narration, characterization, poetic form, and the creative process.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  or WSC 002 . As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule. May be repeated for up to 3 s.h. when topic varies.



  
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    CRWR 012F - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 1-4


    Fall

    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. Consult the class schedule for proper category listing. Students may take only one 12F or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRWR 012S - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 1-4


    Spring

    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. Students may take only one 12F or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRWR 014F - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3-4


    Fall

    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. This course is offered for distribution credit; consult the Semester Planning Guide for proper category listing. Students may take only one 14F or 12F seminar and only one 14S or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRWR 014S - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3-4


    Spring 

    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. This course is offered for distribution credit; consult the Semester Planning Guide for proper category listing. Students may take only one 14F or 12F seminar and only one 14S or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRWR 050 - (CP) Fantastic Fiction

    Semester Hours: 3 s.h.


    Periodically

    This course develops students’ abilities to write speculative fiction and investigates how such writing explores human experiences through adventures in alternative realities.  Readings may include fantastical literature by Homer, William Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm, Phillip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Stephen King, Jennifer Egan, Karen Russell, and Neil Gaiman.  Students will practice techniques that enable them to make stories that move through and beyond recognizable realities both convincing and compelling

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  or WSC 002  .Credit given for this course or CRWR 191M, not both. (Formerly CRWR 191M, Advanced Topic: Writing Genre Fiction.)



  
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    CRWR 132 - (CP) Medicine, Mind and Matter

    Semester Hours: 3
    Periodically
    This creative writing course explores issues of health and healing. Students read work about medical issues in a broadly humanistic sense and craft their own stories, essays, and poems that examine issues of health and healing, illness and disability.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  or WSC 002 . Credit given for this course or CRWR 133 , not both.



  
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    CRWR 133 - (CP) General Creative Writing

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    Develop and sharpen writing skill in all forms of creative writing. Students’ work is read aloud and the techniques employed in celebrated works of literature are studied and analyzed.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  or WSC 002 . Credit given for this course or CRWR 132 , not both. (Formerly Workshop: General Creative Writing.) 



  
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    CRWR 134 - Poetry Writing

    Semester Hours: 3-4
    Fall
    A course to help the developing poet sharpen the powers of poetic expression. Reading and discussion of students’ poems, and analyses by students of themes and techniques of contemporary poems of their choice. Oral presentations required.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRWR 133  or submission of manuscript. (Formerly Workshop: Poetry Writing.)



  
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    CRWR 134A - Poetry Writing

    Semester Hours: 3
    Summer
    Discussion includes contemporary poets. Summer Writer’s Conference designed to help developing writers sharpen their powers of expression including reading and discussion of student’s work, and analysis of themes and techniques.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRWR 133  or permission of the director of the conference. (Formerly Workshop: Poetry Writing.)



  
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    CRWR 135 - Prose Writing

    Semester Hours: 3-4
    Fall
    A course to help the developing writer of short storics and novels sharpen the powers of expression. Students’ work will be read and analyzed. Discussions will deal with matters particular to the manuscript as well as with general problems of craft. Oral presentations required.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRWR 133  or submission of manuscript. (Formerly Workshop: Prose Writing.)



  
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    CRWR 136A - Short Fiction Writing

    Semester Hours: 3
    Summer
    Discussion includes matters particular to the manuscript as well as with general problems of craft. Summer Writer’s Conference designed to help developing writers sharpen their powers of expression including reading and discussion of student’s work, and analysis of themes and techniques.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRWR 133  or permission of the Director of the Conference. (Formerly Workshop: Short Fiction Writing.)



  
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    CRWR 136B - Children’s Fiction Writing

    Semester Hours: 3
    Summer
    Discussion includes techniques and themes in contemporary examples of children’s fiction. Summer Writer’s Conference designed to help developing writers sharpen their powers of expression including reading and discussion of student’s work, and analysis of themes and techniques.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRWR 133  or permission of the Director of the Conference. (Formerly Workshop: Children’s Fiction Writing.)



  
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    CRWR 136C - Writing in Varieties of Nonfiction

    Semester Hours: 3
    Summer
    Discussion of techniques used in a wide range of nonfiction writing including journalistic columns, the familiar essay, interviews, magazine articles, drama and book reviews. Summer Writer’s Conference designed to help developing writers sharpen their powers of expression including reading and discussion of student’s work, and analysis of themes and techniques.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRWR 133  or permission of the Director of the Conference. (Formerly Workshop: Writing in Varieties of Nonfiction.)



  
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    CRWR 136D - Writing for Stage, Screen and Television

    Semester Hours: 3
    Summer
    Discussion includes techniques in contemporary scripts for theater, film and television. Summer Writer’s Conference designed to help developing writers sharpen their powers of expression including reading and discussion of student’s work, and analysis of themes and techniques.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRWR 133  or permission of the Director of the Conference. (Formerly Workshop: Writing for Stage, Screen and Television.)



  
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    CRWR 137 - (CP) Introductory Playwriting

    Semester Hours: 3-4
    Fall, Spring
    Designed to introduce the student to the fundamental elements of play construction. Particular emphasis will be placed on such components as plot, character, dialogue and action. While this is primarily a writing course, each student will be asked to complete certain reading assignments during the semester. There will be no exams or term papers; instead, brief (script) writing assignments combine with a final project of a one-act play. Classes are conducted according to a workshop format, allowing for discussions of general topics and specific challenges.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001 ; CRWR 133 , or DRAM 009, or permission of instructor. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. (Formerly Introductory Playwriting Workshop.)



  
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    CRWR 138 - (CP) Creative Online

    Semester Hours: 3
    Periodically

    A creative writing course in which students study the texts and techniques of poets and prose writers who create their work digitally, utilizing such tools as hypertext linking and mixing software to generate creative works that could not exist on paper or in print. Students will write their own creative “analog” work, then use basic digital tools to create digital literature.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001 .



  
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    CRWR 184 A-Z - (CP) Special Topics

    Semester Hours: 1-3


    Fall, Spring
    Special topics related to the creative writing genres. Subjects to be selected yearly.

    Current Special Topics

    CRWR 184A, CRN 10009: (CP) Making Memoir Matter

    In this workshop, we will explore different ways to write real life and make it matter by using the first person to look outward. Historically, activists have used their personal stories or the closely-reported stories of those without voices to illuminate injustice. In this class, we will do the same, reading works by current memoirists striving for universal change through personal writing and draft our own works.

     


    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 185 A-Z - Special Topics

    Semester Hours: 3


    Fall, Spring
    Special topics related to the creative writing genres. Subjects to be selected yearly.

    Current Special Topics

    CRWR 185M, CRN 23890: Creative Nonfiction: Truth vs. Fact

    Drawing a Boundary Between “Non” and “Fiction”
    Creative nonfiction writers strive to deliver the truth about people, places, personal experiences, and events. But is truth synonymous with fact? If not, where does fact fit into nonfiction? Where and how do we draw our own boundaries? Questions of artistic license are continually debated between writers, editors, fact-checkers, lawyers, and audiences. Is artistry of the line and the search for a deeper truth more important than a triangulated fact? How experimental can a writer be with chronology, dialogue, and composite character? In this class, we will unpack the differing points of view on this debate and read and write work that takes different approaches while we work toward establishing our own truth boundaries on the page.

    CRWR 185R, CRN 23891:  Poetry of Witness

    “In the dark times, will there also be singing?

    Yes, there will be singing.

    About the dark times.”

    Bertolt Brecht

    In this workshop, we will study “poetry of witness,” a genre of poetry described by Carolyn Forche in her anthology Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness written by “significant poets who endured conditions of historical and social extremity during the twentieth century—through exile, state censorship, political persecution, house arrest, torture, imprisonment, military occupation, warfare and assassination.”  Poems that “bear the trace of extremity within them, and [that] are, as such, evidence of what occurred.”  We will expand upon Forche’s definition of poetry of witness and study how poets bear witness to their own lives and the world in general in poems about disability, racism, health issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc.

    In addition to writing a new poem every other week, each student will give an oral presentation on a poetry collection chosen from a recommended reading list, including poets Natasha Trethewey, Bruce Weigel, Tom Sleigh, Brian Turner, and Joy Harjo.  Required reading includes the following books: Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness, edited by Carolyn Forche; Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability, edited by Jennifer Bartlett, Sheila Black & Michael Northen; Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine; Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa; A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson; Off Duty by Katie Donovan; Little Witness by Connie Roberts; Mama Amazonica by Pascale Petit.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 186 A-Z - Special Topics

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    Special topics related to the creative writing genres. Subjects to be selected yearly. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 187 A-Z - Independent Studies in Creative Writing

    Semester Hours: 1-3
    Fall, January, Spring, Summer
    Topics are selected appropriate to the interests of the student and instructor. Written work as applicable.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 188 A-Z - Independent Studies in Creative Writing

    Semester Hours: 1-3
    Fall, January, Spring, Summer
    Topics are selected appropriate to the interests of the student and instructor. Written work as applicable.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 189 - Writing Children’s Literature

    Semester Hours: 3 s.h.


    Periodically

    This writing course centers on creating story for the beginning and young reader, from preschool up to middle school.  Readings, discussions, and writing assignments explore how a child can be drawn to the written word through the ear and the eye.  Readings may include Goodnight Moon, The Little Prince, The Sneetches, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Beach at Night.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001 ; CRWR 133 , or ENGL 152 , or ENGL 155 , or ENGL 175 , or SED 164 , or permission of the instructor. Credit given for this course or CRWR 184X, not both. (Formerly CRWR184X, Writing for Children.)

     

     

     

     

     



  
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    CRWR 190 A-Z - Advanced Topics in Creative Writing

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    Special topics related to the creative writing genres. Subjects to be selected yearly.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 191 A-Z - Advanced Topics in Creative Writing

    Semester Hours: 3


    Fall, Spring
    Special topics related to the creative writing genres. Subjects to be selected yearly.

    Current Special Topics

    CRWR 191L, CRN 23892: Fiction & Memoir in Extreme Times

    In an essay for the New York Times in the Spring of 2020, during the start of the global pandemic, Orhan Pamuk writes:

     ”The knowledge that the whole of humanity, from Thailand to New York, shares our anxieties about how and where to use a face mask, the safest way to deal with the food we have bought from the grocer and whether to self-quarantine is a constant reminder that we are not alone. It begets a sense of solidarity. We are no longer mortified by our fear; we discover humility in it that encourages mutual understanding.”

    This classic, advanced writing workshop will explore student writing through the specific lens and theme of writing about the pandemic. Though the subject is narrow, the response does not need to be.  Our responses and our imaginations are broad and will necessarily interpret the pandemic in unique and singular ways, but the goal is to arrive at stories – either real or fictional – that seek to beget solidarity and to reveal that we are not alone in our experience or fear.

    Using literature as our guide, we will be reading stories and excerpts from memoir and fiction, including works by Poe, Defoe, Camus, Thucydides, Porter, Manzoni, Pamuk, Dostoyevsky, Brooks, Boccaccio, (Jenny) McPhee, Lepore, among others.

    Students will be working on one story across the semester, submitting it in both draft and revised form, which will allow for a deep exploration of both generation and realization in the storytelling process.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 192 A-Z - Advanced Topics in Creative Writing

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    Special topics related to the creative writing genres. Subjects to be selected yearly.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001  and CRWR 133 . May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are selected, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRWR 199 - Departmental Honors Candidacy: Project

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    Consists of a substantial project in the field of creative writing. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to senior English and creative writing majors who are eligible for departmental honors and who secure, before registration, the written permission of the instructor who will supervise the essay. Open only to students who have fulfilled the Writing Proficiency Exam requirement. (Formerly ENGL 199; Honors Essay.)




Criminology (CRM)

  
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    CRM 001 - Introduction to Criminology

    Semester Hours: 3
    This course is an introduction to the general framework of the discipline of Criminology and selected topics within it such as mass incarceration, community policing, death penalty and neurolaw, among others. You will become conversant with several prominent perspectives on the definitions of crime and justice, crime causation and operation of criminal law and criminal justice system.



  
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    CRM 002 - (IS) Theoretical Perspectives on Crime and Justice

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    This course delves in depth into the theories of crime, deviance, and social control found in the disciplines of sociology, history, psychology, philosophy, political science, and law. Students will learn to evaluate critically the contributions of the various disciplines and to compare and contrast theoretical perspectives while applying them to policies and debates within the discipline of criminology.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRM 001  or SOC 007 . May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.



  
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    CRM 003 - (IS) Domestic Violence

    Semester Hours: 3
    Once a Year
    Examining theories and empirical research, this course explores legal, political, social and medical perspectives on the etiology of domestic violence and abuse in the United States. It highlights the role of the criminal justice system and other institutions in both alleviating and perpetuating violence against women. In addition, it emphasizes individual and collective strategies to end domestic violence, especially the role of community-based organizations. Although the primary focus of the course is the United States, the complexity of domestic violence in a global context is also outlined.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.



  
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    CRM 004 - Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    This course will focus on high-profile cases where mental illness and criminal activity intersect.  We will consider topics such as the legal standard of insanity and its relationship to the psychiatric definition of a particular mental illness; the standard for competence to stand trial; specialty courts (i.e., mental health and drug treatment courts); possible alternatives to incarceration; and legal issues associated with psychologically disturbed juvenile delinquents and with sex offenders.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Credit given for this course or CRM 187A, not both. (Formerly CRM 187A, Special Topics in Criminology: Mental Illness and Criminal Behavior.)



  
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    CRM 005 - Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

    Semester Hours: 3 s.h.


    Fall, Spring

    Along with race and class, gender contributes to profound differences between men and women in the amounts and types of crimes that they commit and the kinds of justice they receive. This course debunks entrenched assumptions that put biology front and center when explaining female criminality. It will examine etiological (causal) factors that lead men and women to different pathways of criminality, as well as gendered assumptions that stand behind the social construction of and response to different types of criminality. The course will take up such questions as, why do the types and patterns of criminal behavior differ dramatically by gender, why are there gender-specific types of victimization, how does gender of the victim affect social and legal responses to victimization, and how does gender of the offender influence their treatment in the various institutions of criminal justice (policing, court, prisons). 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Credit given for this course or CRM 187L, not both.  May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.  (Formerly CRM 187-L, Gender Crime and Criminal Justice)



  
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    CRM 006 - (IS) Ethics in Policing

    Semester Hours: 3
    Ethical dilemmas confronting criminal justice academics, practictioners, and policy makers are far reaching and prevalent in the United States’ criminal justice system. This course develops the ethical decision-making skills that are essential in the field of criminal justice across all three elements of the criminal justice system: the police, the courts, and corrections. Here we borrow from the philosophical principles and theories that are the foundation of ethical decision-making in collaboration with the latest challenges and issues in criminal justice. These topics include the ”militarization” of the police, mass imprisonment, wrongful convictions, the ”misuse” of power by public servants, to name a few of the salient topics that this course will cover. If your career path intentions are in the field of policing, courts, or corrections, or hold an interest in the field of criminal justice this course delivers the information and tools you need to comprehend and deal effectively with these ethical challenges.This course allows students with the unique opportunity to analyze how they would resolve ethical challenges in the criminal justice system according to their own values and beliefs while staying within the confines of the law and professional codes of ethics.



  
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    CRM 007 - Delinquency and Juvenile Justice

    Semester Hours: 3
    This course is intended to examine in depth the nature, causes, and control of juvenile delinquency. This course will also examine in depth the theoretical explanations for delinquency and how a child’s relationship with key social institutions influences their behavior. Most importantly the course will provide an orientation to the issues, policies and procedures which makeup our system of justice for children. The function and legal responsibilities of the Police, Probation, Juvenile Court and corrections system will be studied. Emphasis will be on societal forces that bring children into the Justice System including child abuse, and gang participation. Current programs and policies directed at the prevention, treatment, and control of delinquency will be examined. 



  
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    CRM 012F - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. Consult the class schedule for proper category listing. Students may take only one 12F or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRM 012S - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3
    Spring
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. Consult the class schedule for proper category listing. Students may take only one 12F or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRM 014F - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3-4
    Fall
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. This course is offered for distribution credit; consult the Semester Planning Guide for proper category listing. Students may take only one 14F or 12F seminar and only one 14S or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRM 014S - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3-4
    Spring
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. This course is offered for distribution credit; consult the Semester Planning Guide for proper category listing. Students may take only one 14F or 12F seminar and only one 14S or 12S seminar.



  
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    CRM 187 A-Z - (IS) Special Topics in Criminology

    Semester Hours: 3


    Fall, Spring
    Interdisciplinary exploration of specific issues in the discipline of criminology — e.g., organized crime, forgery, juvenile courts, crimes against children, etc. Topics may change each semester.

    Current Special Topics

    CRM 187B:  White Collar and Institutional Crime

    The goals of the course are to examine White collar Crime in a Contemporary Domestic and Global Framework.  To that end we adopt an approach in which the application of social science research is used to investigate and analyze human social behavior as applied to the central issues of White Collar and Institutional Crime in modern society.  This unique course examines the so called “White Collar Offsenses as opposed to” crimes in the street as examined in most criminology courses.

    CRM 187I:  Immigration and the Law

    This course will provide students with the analytical tools to understand the dynamics driving the politics of the current wave of immigrants from the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, and Africa, and the way it affects the American society and culture. It will also focus on current and past legislations about immigration to the United States. Can state control migration, including “unwanted” migrants? How do we understand the politics of immigration in the context of criminalization of immigrants? In an era of uncertainty, how can we pursue policies that will ensure the security of our borders without closing off flows which are often considered necessary for our economic security? We begin with an examination of immigration law and policies in the United States that let some people in, while keeping other out.

    CRM 187H (01), CRN 22746: Restorative Justice

    Contrasts between the Restorative Justice approach and the traditional retributive response to crime will be undertaken through the examination of topics such as mediation, victim-offender reconciliation, family group counseling, community service, and offender reintegration.

    CRM 187P (01), CRN 23838: Forensic Psychology

    Forensic psychology is broadly defined as any application of psychological research, methods, theory, and practice to a task faced by the legal system.  The essential focus will be looking at the impact of psychological research and applied psychology on the legal system.  The topics for study will include: the role of the forensic psychologist, psychology of law enforcement, consulting and testifying in criminal and civil cases, the psychology of violence, intimidation and sexual assault including - battered women’s syndrome, child sexual abuse.  It may also include the consideration and determination of insanity and competence, the assessment of dangerousness, child custody, death penalty trials and appeals, and how forensic psychologist influence public policy.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May be repeated for credit when topics vary. As individual subjects are offered, each is assigned a letter (A-Z) which is affixed to the course number. Students may take up to two (6 s.h.) of these courses in fulfillment of the electives requirement for their Criminology major or minor, so long as each special topics course has a different letter designation. Specific titles and course descriptions for special topics courses are available in the online class schedule.



  
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    CRM 190 - Internship in Criminology

    Semester Hours: 1-4
    Fall, Spring, Summer
    This internship program provides students with practical knowledge and skills required in the fields of applied criminology and law.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRM 001  or SOC 007 ; 3.0 GPA; interview with program director. For each semester hour of credit earned, students will work a minimum of 28 hours on site in addition to completing a minimum of 10 hours of academic work that will include reading, research, and a final paper or project that situates the internship experience within the broader framework of the academic study of criminology. Also required are a minimum of three meetings with a faculty adviser. Only 3 s.h. for CRM 190 may be counted toward the criminology major  or minor .



  
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    CRM 191 - Advanced Research Seminar in Criminology

    Semester Hours: 3


    Fall, Spring

    An advanced research seminar that presents a topic that reflecting a broad understanding of the ideas of the discipline of Criminology as well as modes of analyses with current significance to the discipline. Through joint readings and discussions and an individual research project, the students will develop ideas relevant to theme of the course. Students are expected to share their work with the class in both written and oral forms. Topics vary from semester to semester. 

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    CRM 001  or SOC 007 , CRM 002 , SOC 180  or PSY 040 , SOC 181 . May be repeated for a maximum of 6 semester hours as elective credit and when topics vary.




Curriculum and Teaching (CT)

  
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    CT 102 - Development and Learning in Childhood and Adolescence

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    Theory and research on physical, cognitive, affective, and social development in childhood and adolescence, with implications for learning, teaching and health in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Issues pertaining to literacy, technology, and multicultural education are considered. Required 20 hours of classroom participation-observation in high-needs schools.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. Credit given for this course or SED 102 , not both.



  
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    CT 118 - Introduction to Dance Education

    Semester Hours: 1
    Fall
    This course introduces the student to the historical and philosophical inclusion of dance in public education, and to major developments in dance education, including the New York State Standards for the Arts, the National Standards for Dance Education, the Opportunity-to-Learn Standards for Dance and the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance. Students will study the evolving role of dance in theories of learning and development, and the role of dance in elementary and secondary schools, and will learn to use this knowledge for dance advocacy.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.



  
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    CT 119 - Teaching Dance at the Elementary Level

    Semester Hours: 3
    Spring

    This course prepares students to develop and implement a complete program in dance for the PreK-6 child. Students will study varied models for dance in the schools, and learn strategies to teach dance as a creative art form and as an integrated part of the elementary curriculum. Subjects include: the physical and perceptual development of children in relationship to teaching dance; practice in teaching strategies; lesson, class, unit and curriculum design with consideration of New York City, New York State and national standards for dance; modes of assessment; teaching varied populations; and the creative use of technology in the classroom. Class observations (20 hours) and lesson demonstrations are required.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.



  
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    CT 120 - Teaching Dance at the Secondary Level

    Semester Hours: 3


    Fall

    This course prepares students to develop and implement a complete program in dance for the 7-12 youth. Students will study varied models for dance in the middle and high schools, and learn strategies to teach dance as an artistic discipline, a creative art form, a means of self-expression and a study of cultural diversity. Subjects include: the physical and emotional development of youth in relationship to teaching dance; practice in teaching strategies; lesson, class, unit and curriculum design with consideration of New York City, New York State and national standards of dance; modes of assessment; teaching varied populations; and the creative use of technology in the classroom. Class observations (20 hours) and lesson demonstrations are required.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.

     



  
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    CT 133 - Teaching Art History

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall, Spring
    This seminar course, designed for pre-service art education students, examines varied approaches to teaching art history to students on the elementary and secondary school levels. Students will focus on global art historical perspectives, the relationship of art forms to cultural context and media and methods employed, both past and present. Current technologies applied in art will be examined.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    AH 003 , 004 . Same as SED 139 . May not be taken on a Pass/D+ID/Fail basis.



  
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    CT 165 - Methods and Materials in Teaching the Bilingual Learner

    Semester Hours: 3
    Once a year
    Designed to prepare students to teach K-12 children in a mixed cultural group. Motivation and degree of acculturalization are analyzed. Suitable materials and teaching strategies are included. Field placements in bilingual settings appropriate to major levels of interest are required.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Students must be registered in an elementary or secondary provisional certification sequence.



  
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    CT 179 - Student Teaching (Undergraduate)

    Semester Hours: 6
    Fall, Spring
    Full-time student teaching in cooperating schools with direction and supervision from University sponsors. For teachers in art, music and dance education only. Students have two placements during the semester: one at the elementary school level (preK-6) and the other at the high school level (7- 12). Attendance at weekly seminars is required. Student teachers review content area planning including assessment, inclusion, diversity, literacy, resources, and technology and relate pedagogy to content. Special required seminars address issues of child abuse and abduction, substance abuse, and safety, fire and arson prevention.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    19 semester hours of professional education course work, the appropriate methods courses, appropriate grade point averages, and official acceptance into Student Teaching. For admission criteria, see Secondary Education, Undergraduate Programs. Art and Dance corequisite: SED 178 . Music corequisite: SED 178  or MUS 122  or pedagogy class or skills-based music class approved by adviser. All music education students must complete a professional portfolio. Pass/D+/D/Fail grade only. Admission by application and interview only. Application may be obtained at the Office of Field Placement and returned by May 1 for the succeeding spring semester and by February 15 for the succeeding fall semester.




Dance (DNCE)

  
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    DNCE 011 - (CP) Modern Dance I

    Semester Hours: 2-4*
    Fall
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major-to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement. Course includes required 90 minute modern dance lab. May be repeated once for credit. 



  
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    DNCE 011A - (CP) Modern Dance IA

    Semester Hours: 2
    Once a year
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the nonmajor-to continue over a two-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities, and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to nondance majors. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 012 - (CP) Modern Dance II

    Semester Hours: 2-4
    Spring
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major-to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement. Course includes required modern dance lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit. (Formerly 12M.)



  
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    DNCE 012A - (CP) Modern Dance IIA

    Semester Hours: 2
    Once a year
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the nonmajor-to continue over a two-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities, and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    DNCE 011A  or permission of instructor. Open only to nondance majors. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 012F - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. Consult the class schedule for proper category listing. Students may take only one 12F or 12S seminar.



  
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    DNCE 012S - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 1-3


    Spring
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. Students may take only one 12F or 12S seminar.


     



  
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    DNCE 013 - (CP) Modern Dance III

    Semester Hours: 2-4
    Fall
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major-to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement. Course includes required modern dance lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 013A - (CP) Modern Dance IIIA

    Semester Hours: 2
    Once a year
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the nonmajor-to continue over a two-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities, and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to nondance majors.  May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 014 - (CP) Modern Dance IV

    Semester Hours: 2-4
    Spring
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major-to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement. Course includes required modern dance lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 014A - (CP) Modern Dance IVA

    Semester Hours: 2
    Once a year
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the nonmajor-to continue over a two-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities, and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    DNCE 013A  or permission of instructor. Open only to nondance majors. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 014F - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3-4
    Fall
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:

    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. This course is offered for distribution credit; consult the Semester Planning Guide for proper category listing. Students may take only one 14F or 12F seminar and only one 14S or 12S seminar.



  
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    DNCE 014S - First-Year Seminar

    Semester Hours: 3-4
    Spring
    This course gives first-year students the opportunity to work in a seminar format with a member of the faculty in an area of the faculty member’s research interests.




    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:

    The course is open to first-year students only. Topics vary by semester. This course is offered for distribution credit; consult the Semester Planning Guide for proper category listing. Students may take only one 14F or 12F seminar and only one 14S or 12S seminar.



  
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    DNCE 015 - (CP) Ballet I

    Semester Hours: 2-3
    Fall
    One of the technique classes designed for the dance major-to continue over a three-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet. New students are assigned to a section appropriate to their level of experience, knowledge and achievement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes required 90 minute ballet lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit.  



  
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    DNCE 015A - (CP) Ballet IA

    Semester Hours: 2
    Fall
    One of the technique classes designed for the nonmajor to continue over a two-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities, and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 016 - (CP) Ballet II

    Semester Hours: 2-3
    Spring
    One of the technique classes designed for the dance major-to continue over a three-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet. New students are assigned to a section appropriate to their level of experience, knowledge and achievement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes a required 90-minute laboratory component. May be repeated once for credit. (Formerly 16M.)



  
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    DNCE 016A - (CP) Ballet IIA

    Semester Hours: 2
    Spring
    One of the technique classes designed for the nonmajor to continue over a two-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    DNCE 015A  or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 017 - (CP) Ballet III

    Semester Hours: 2-3
    Fall
    One of the technique classes designed for the dance major-to continue over a three-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet. New students are assigned to a section appropriate to their level of experience, knowledge and achievement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes a required 90-minute laboratory component. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 017A - (CP) Ballet IIIA

    Semester Hours: 2
    Fall
    One of the technique classes designed for the nonmajor to continue over a two-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities, and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    DNCE 015A  and 016A  or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 018 - Ballet IV

    Semester Hours: 2-3
    Spring
    One of the technique classes designed for the dance major-to continue over a three-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet. New students are assigned to a section appropriate to their level of experience, knowledge and achievement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes a required 90-minute laboratory component. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 025 - The Art of Dance Production

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    A survey course in basic theater technology as it applies to dance, including fundamental concepts essential to the running of a dance company. Emphasis on writing of fact sheets, press releases, press kits, resumes, grants, and key elements of contract agreements. Oral presentations supported by visual, auditory and/or technological aids will be utilized.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    This course is for dance majors only, or by permission of the professor. Students are encouraged to take DRAM 055  concurrently with this class.



  
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    DNCE 030 - Rhythmic Training and Accompaniment for Dance

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    A study of rhythmic concepts as they apply to making, performing, viewing and teaching dance. The course will also include practice in percussive accompaniment, rhythmic notation, use of computer technology for the development of accompaniment, and the analysis and use of music from varied cultures.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors and minors , or by permission of instructor.



  
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    DNCE 035 - Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis

    Semester Hours: 2
    Periodically
    A systematic study of Laban Movement Analysis (LMA) describing concepts and principles of human movement, including an overview of the Bartenieff Fundamentals, which are both a movement technique and an integrative tool for reeducating the body. The course will help students further develop the mental focus and emotional responsiveness necessary for both the dancer and the actor. It will also examine the principles of LMA as they apply to dance choreography, acting, and pedagogy.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    This course is designed for dance and drama  students. Same as DRAM 035 .  May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. No liberal arts credit.



  
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    DNCE 038 - Pilates Method

    Semester Hours: 1


    Fall, Spring

    This course will cultivate and develop a familiarity with the vocabulary, technical exercises and conceptual framework of the Pilates Method. In addition to learning the basic mat exercises of the Pilates Method, students will also learn about the anatomy of the human body as it pertains to each exercise. Movement exploration and physical conditioning using information from other movement modalities will also be introduced.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May be repeated for credit. No liberal arts credit. Pass/Fail grade only.



  
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    DNCE 039 - (CC, CP) The Dance Practices of the African Diaspora and the American Experience

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    This is a studio course introducing students to American dance aesthetics and practices with a focus on how its evolution has been influenced by African American choreographers and dancers. An ongoing study of movement practices from traditional African dances, dances of the African Diaspora, American Jazz dance, modern dance, and American ballet will be complemented by readings, video viewings, guest speakers and creation of dance studies.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Same as AFST 039 .



  
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    DNCE 040 - (CP) Tap Dance I

    Semester Hours: 2
    Fall
    This course offers instruction in tap dance technique and improvisation, and a study of the artistic development of tap dance in its cultural contexts. Students will be introduced to different styles, including Rhythm Tap, Broadway Tap and Contemporary Tap.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open to non-dance majors and dance majors . This course is appropriate for students who have never studied tap dance or who have studied it for fewer than four years. May be repeated once for credit. (Formerly Tap Dance.)



  
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    DNCE 041 - (CP) Tap Dance II

    Semester Hours: 2
    Spring
    This course offers instruction in intermediate/advanced tap dance technique and improvisation, and a study of the artistic development of tap dance in its cultural contexts. Students will be introduced to different styles, including Rhythm Tap, Broadway Tap and Contemporary Tap.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open to non-dance majors and dance majors  who have studied tap dance for at least four years, or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 047 - (CP) Hip-Hop

    Semester Hours: 2
    Periodically
    This course will provide students with an introduction to hip-hop dance technique and an overview of hip-hop culture, including music, clothing, hairstyles and language. Students will learn several styles and forms of hip-hop. Emphasis will be on the development and performance of hip-hop combinations.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open to non-dance majors and dance majors. May be repeated once for credit. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis.



  
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    DNCE 048 - (CP) Jazz Dance I

    Semester Hours: 2
    Fall, Spring
    Instruction and practice in several styles and forms of contemporary jazz dance. Emphasis on understanding the concepts and origins of jazz dance and technical progress in typical movement patterns. Designed for beginning students.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May be repeated once for credit.



  
  
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    DNCE 050 - (CP) Jazz Dance III

    Semester Hours: 2
    Fall, Spring
    Instruction and practice in several styles and forms of contemporary jazz dance. Emphasizes the development and performance of advanced jazz combinations.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    DNCE 049  or permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 110 - (CP) Irish Dance Steps and Studies

    Semester Hours: 3
    Periodically
    This course offers an in-depth look at both the cultural history and contemporary practice of Irish dance.  We will divide our time between learning traditional Irish step dances and analyzing the effects of nationalism, religion, emigration, and globalization on the dance’s form and function. We will also survey the history of ballet in Ireland and examine the country’s burgeoning contemporary dance scene. Independent research projects on local Irish dance schools, sessions, or performances will enable students to take advantage of our proximity to New York’s thriving Irish music and dance community.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Same as IRE 110 . May be repeated for credit.



  
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    DNCE 111 - Modern Dance V

    Semester Hours: 2-4
    Fall
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes required modern dance lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit. (Formerly 111M.)



  
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    DNCE 112 - Modern Dance VI

    Semester Hours: 2-4
    Spring
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes required modern dance lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit. (Formerly 112M.)



  
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    DNCE 113 - Modern Dance VII

    Semester Hours: 2-4
    Fall
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement. Class includes a required 90-minute laboratory component.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes required modern dance lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit.



  
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    DNCE 114 - Modern Dance VIII

    Semester Hours: 2-4
    Spring
    One of the technique classes in contemporary dance forms designed for the dance major to continue over a four-year range of study. Emphasis on technical development, theories and discussion related to expressive potentialities and the mastery of stylistic variation in contemporary forms of movement. Assignment of students to one of the sections is based on prior experience, study and advancement.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance  and dance education  majors or by permission of instructor. Course includes required modern dance lab and may include a Pilates lab. May be repeated once for credit.



  
  
  
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    DNCE 117 - Ballet VII

    Semester Hours: 2-3
    Fall
    Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities, and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet.  

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    This is one of the technique classes required for the advanced dance major to complete the fourth year of training as required by the BFA in Dance . Open to BFA  dance majors and BA dance  majors or by permission of instructor. BA in dance  majors are required to register, under advisement, for the 2 s.h. course.  BFA in Dance  majors are required to register, under advisement, for the 3 s.h. course, which includes a required 90-minute laboratory component.  BFA majors  may repeat this course for a maximum of 6 s.h., and BA majors  may repeat this course for a maximum of 4 s.h.  Under no circumstances can this course be taken more than two times.  May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. 



  
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    DNCE 118 - Ballet VIII

    Semester Hours: 2-3
    Spring
    This course completes the ballet sequence for the BFA in Dance . Emphasis on technical development, mastery of stylistic variation, the extension of expressive potentialities, and the understanding of the basic concepts of classical, neoclassical and contemporary ballet.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    This is one of the technique classes required for the advanced dance major to complete the fourth year of training as required by the BFA in Dance . Open to BFA dance majors  and BA dance  majors or by permission of instructor. BA in dance  majors are required to register, under advisement, for the 2 s.h. course.  BFA in Dance  majors are required to register, under advisement, for the 3 s.h. course, which includes a required 90-minute laboratory component. BFA majors  may repeat this course for a maximum of 6 semester hours, and BA majors  may repeat this course for a maximum of 4 s.h. Under no circumstances can this course be taken more than two times. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. 



  
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    DNCE 121 - Choreography I

    Semester Hours: 3
    Spring
    A consideration of the basic tools of the dancer: the body as instrument, technique as the on-going development of a vocabulary of movement to serve choreographic demands, “movement as substance,” space, rhythm and dynamics as compositional tools. An exploration of gesture and stylization and abstraction of gesture.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open only to dance majors  and minors , physical education majors, or by permission of instructor.



  
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    DNCE 122 - Choreography II

    Semester Hours: 3
    Spring
    Continuation of DNCE 121 . More complex compositional problems, aesthetic elements and theatrical considerations explored through improvisations and the construction of structured phrases.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    DNCE 121  or permission of instructor.



  
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    DNCE 123 - Independent Study in Dance

    Semester Hours: 1-3
    Fall, Spring
    Course designed to meet the special interests of dance majors and minors. Students are permitted to engage in individual research and specific projects under the supervision of a member of the dance faculty.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Students must obtain written approval of their faculty adviser. Open only to juniors and seniors or by permission of the director of the program. May be repeated once for credit up to a maximum of 6 credits.



  
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    DNCE 127 - (AA) Dance Appreciation

    Semester Hours: 3
    Spring
    Introduction to dance as an art form through the development of analytical viewing skills. Includes aesthetics, definitions, and the study of a wide range of world dance forms. Students will conduct a research project on a dance form of their choice and will share their findings through a blog presentation that includes visual, auditory or technological aids.



  
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    DNCE 128 - History of Dance

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    A survey of the historical development of theatrical dancing from the Renaissance to current art forms of ballet and modern dance. Dance majors will conduct a research project on a prominent choreographer of their choice and will share their findings through an oral presentation that includes visual, auditory or technological aids. Aesthetics and philosophy of dance with particular reference to drama, opera, ballet and modern dance.



  
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    DNCE 130 - Dance Repertory

    Semester Hours: 3
    Fall
    Students in this course learn a new dance from a faculty or guest choreographer or participate in the reconstruction of a classic dance. The piece is then performed at the fall or spring faculty dance concert. Emphasis is on aesthetic interpretation and theatrical presentation.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    DNCE 014 , 018  and permission of the department.



  
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    DNCE 131 - Departmental Honors Candidacy: Essay

    Semester Hours: 1-3
    Fall, Spring
    Research and writing of a substantial honors essay or a performance project with a strong accompanying written component. If a performance project is chosen, DNCE 121  must have been completed.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Open to qualified senior majors who desire to graduate with departmental honors. Approval of the chairperson and an adviser is required.



  
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    DNCE 132 - Dance Styles

    Semester Hours: 1-3


    Fall, Spring
    Concentrated practicum/seminar in various period and ethnic styles of dance. Study and practice of a major style or styles under the guidance of specialized dancers/scholars. Readings, lectures and discussions.

     

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    May be repeated once for credit.



  
  
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    DNCE 199 - Internship in Dance

    Semester Hours: 1-3
    Fall, January, Spring, Summer
    This course allows students to expand their knowledge of dance practice in a professional setting.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    Dance and dance education majors and minors only, and permission of the department chairperson. Minimum GPA of 2.5. Interns are required to work a minimum of 28 hours on-site during the semester for each semester hour of credit and perform a minimum of 10 hours of academic work per semester hour, including reading, research, and a term paper or final project, or the student must document the relevance of their work experience with response papers or journal, and/or a demonstration or presentation for a faculty adviser. Grades will be based on both on-site evaluation and academic work. An on-site evaluation of “poor” will result in a grade no higher than a C. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. May be repeated once for a total of up to six credits.




Danish (DAN)

  

Disability Studies (DSST)

  
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    DSST 001 - (IS) Introduction to Disability Studies

    Semester Hours: 3
    An introduction to the field of disability studies. Disability studies approaches disability not as an individual tragedy or a medical problem but as a cultural construct - akin to gender and race - that undergirds social practices and cultural representations in various media. This course draws on various disciplinary perspectives to understand the broad and complex phenomenon of disability in historical perspective, as represented in literature and culture, and as it impinges on issues of broad public concern today.



  
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    DSST 002 - (LT) Disability in Literature and Culture

    Semester Hours: 3
    Spring
    This course examines the representation of disability in Western literature and culture. The overriding concerns of the course will be with how the body’s shape and capacities have been assumed to determine character and fate, how physical and mental impairments have been used in literature to signify moral and psychological states, and how representation may challenge conventional conceptions of “normality” and “disability.” Literary texts from various periods will be supplemented with some nonliterary texts and documentary films.

    Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
    WSC 001 . Same as ENGL 196D .



 

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