Theatre General Program (BA)

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Theatre Honors Program (BA)

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Requirements


A. Theatre


All requirements of any Theatre program, including the Theatre General Program (BA) with any emphasis, the Theatre Performance Program (BFA) and the Theatre Design and Technology Honors Program (BS).

B. Honors


All requirements of the University Honors Program including:

  • HON 155 - Great Books I (5)
  • HON 156 - Great Books II (5)
  • HON 251 - Great Ideas I (3)
  • HON 252 - Great Ideas II: The Impact of Technology on Society, An Historical Perspective (3)
  • HON 393 - Independent Study and Research Methods (1-3).
  • HON 498 - Senior Honors Seminar (3)
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  • THE 494 - Off Campus Study Preparation (1-3).  (1 cr.)
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  • HON 494 - Off-Campus Study Preparation (1-3).
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  • THE 495 - Honors Thesis I (4). (optional)
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  • HON 495 - Honors Thesis I (Off-Campus Study)  
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  • THE 496 - Honors Thesis II (4).
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  • HON 496 - Honors Thesis II (Senior Honors Project) (4).

  • Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements above, as well as the particular procedures for acceptance into the Theatre Department’s Honors Program. See the Departmental Honors Advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.

    Minimum Credits For the Degree: 120 credits



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Theatre Design and Technology Program (BS)

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The BS in theatre design and technology prepares students who are serious, dedicated and gifted for post-graduate opportunities in those fields. The program is designed to offer courses and laboratory experiences for students who wish to excel in this area. The purpose of this concentration is to enable those students who wish to pursue further study or a career in the field.

Requirements


A. Design and Technology (34 credits)


Core Courses (13 credits)


  • THE 271 - Introduction to Theatre Design (3)
  • THE 255 - Stage Management (3).
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  • One from:

  • THE 314 - Stage Costuming Lab (1).
  • THE 315 - Stagecraft Lab (1).
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  • Two from:

  • THE 214 - Stage Costuming (3).
  • THE 215 - Stagecraft (3).
  • THE 216 - Stage Lighting and Sound (3).

Design History (6 credits)


Two from:

  • THE 241 - Modernism (3).
  • THE 275 - Clothing in Western Culture (3)
  • THE 360 - Research Methods for Theatrical Design (3).

Design Concentration (9 credits)


Three from:

  • THE 252 - Design I: Image and Type (3).
  • THE 370 - Costume Design for the Theatre (3).
  • THE 380 - Scene Design for the Theatre (3).
  • THE 385 - Lighting Design for the Theatre (3).

Design Application (9 credits)


Three from:

  • THE 251 - Fundamentals of Stage Makeup (3).
  • THE 322 - Scene Painting (3).
  • THE 324 - Textiles and Costuming (3).
  • THE 326 - Properties Design and Construction (3).
  • THE 327 - Patterning and Draping (3).
  • THE 343 - CAD for Theatre Design (3).
  • THE 345 - Classical Styles Workshop (3).

B. Theatre Practica


Three credits in two areas from:

  • THE 120 - Technical Practicum: Lighting/Sound/Management (1).
  • THE 121 - Technical Practicum: Stagecraft (1).
  • THE 122 - Technical Practicum: Costume/Makeup (1).

C. Performance (5 credits)


  • THE 221 - Acting: Voice and Movement (2)
  • THE 230 - Acting I: Introduction to Acting (3).

D. Theatre History and Literature (9 credits)


  • THE 150 - Drama as Performance (3)
  • THE 300 - History of Western Theatre I (3)
  • THE 301 - History of Western Theatre II (3)

E. Directing (3 credits)


  • THE 320 - Introduction to Directing: Principles (3).

F. Capstone (3 credits)


  • THE 425 - Senior Seminar (1)
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  • One from:

  • THE 404 - Seminar in Scene Design and Technology (2)
  • THE 408 - Seminar in Lighting Design and Production (2)
  • THE 419 - Seminar in Costume Design and Technology (2)

G. Theatre Electives (4 credits)


Four additionial credits in THE courses.

H. Additional Requirements


  • Grades of C (2.0) or higher in all theatre courses.
  • Participation in all major theatre productions.
  • All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education requirements, at least 33 credits in courses numbered 300 or above, and electives to bring the credit total to 124 or higher.
     

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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Theatre Performance Program (BFA)

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The BFA in performance prepares students who are serious, dedicated and gifted for a career in the performing arts. The program is designed to foster the skills and knowledge commensurate with the demands of a life in the theatre. The purpose of the concentration is to develop individual performers equipped to enter the professional arena and to prepare students for further study on the graduate or conservatory level. Admission to the BFA program is by audition after students have completed between 30 and 60 credit hours. Each BFA candidate is reviewed by the Theatre faculty in audition/interviews at the end of each semester.

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Dance General Program (BA)

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The concentration in Dance provides a concentrated course of study in dance technique, history, composition, design, kinesiology and performance, supplemented by elective options to augment each student’s area of specialty.

Requirements


A. Cross Training and Technique (12 credits)


1. Conditioning (3 credits)


One from:

  • DAN 102 - Yoga (3).
  • DAN 201 - Conditioning: Body Therapies (3)

2. Ballet (3 credits)


  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
  • DAN 122 - Ballet III (1)

3. Modern Dance (3 credits)


  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 118 - Modern Dance III (1).

4. Core Training (1 credit)


  • DAN 103 - Core Training (1).

5. Other Technique (2 credits)


Two from:

  • DAN 130 - Jazz Dance I (1)
  • DAN 140 - Tap Dance I (1)
  • DAN 150 - Hip Hop (1). F.

B. Performance (12 credits)


At least 12 credits from:

  • DAN 200 - Dance Ensemble (3).
  • DAN 225 - Classical Repertory (3)
  • DAN 226 - Dance Performance Studies (1).

C. Choreography (3 credits)


  • DAN 351 - Choreography I: Composition (3).

D. Dance Pedagogy (3 credits)


  • DAN 301 - The Art of Teaching Dance (3).

E. Design and Technical Practice (6 credits)


  • One from:

  • THE 217 - Theatre Technology for Non-Majors (2).
  • THE 255 - Stage Management (3).
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  • One from:

  • THE 214 - Stage Costuming (3).
  • THE 216 - Stage Lighting and Sound (3).
  • THE 251 - Fundamentals of Stage Makeup (3).

F. Humanities (6 credits)


  • DAN 300 - Dance History (3)
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  • One from:

  • DAN 204 - Dance and World Culture (3)
  • THE 300 - History of Western Theatre I (3)
  • THE 301 - History of Western Theatre II (3)

G. Dance or Theatre Practicum (1 credit)


One from:

  • THE 120 - Technical Practicum: Lighting/Sound/Management (1).
  • THE 121 - Technical Practicum: Stagecraft (1).
  • THE 122 - Technical Practicum: Costume/Makeup (1).
  • THE 426 - Special Projects in Theatre Management (1-3).

H. Senior Capstone (3 credits)


  • THE 425 - Senior Seminar (1)
  • DAN 401 - Seminar in Dance (2)

I. Additional Requirements


  • All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts degree, including General Education requirements and additional BA distribution requirements.
  • Grades of C (2.0) or better in all dance courses.

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits



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Dance Minor

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Requirements


Completion of one of the following tracks (23 credits).

Performance and Choreography Track


A. Core Courses (17 credits)


  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
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  • One from:

  • DAN 130 - Jazz Dance I (1)
  • DAN 140 - Tap Dance I (1)
  • DAN 150 - Hip Hop (1). F.
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  • DAN 200 - Dance Ensemble (3).
  • DAN 225 - Classical Repertory (3)
  • DAN 300 - Dance History (3)
  • DAN 351 - Choreography I: Composition (3).

B. Electives (6 credits)


  • Additional DAN and/or THE courses selected with approval of the advisor.

Dance Studies Track


A. Core Courses (12 credits)


  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
  • DAN 300 - Dance History (3)
  • DAN 301 - The Art of Teaching Dance (3).
  • Two additional credits in technique (Ballet, Modern, Jazz) electives, selected with approval of the advisor

B. Electives (11 credits)


  • Additional DAN and/or THE courses selected with approval of the advisor. 


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Musical Theatre Minor

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Interested students must identify themselves to departmental advisors in both Theatre/Dance and Music.

Students enrolled in the Musical Theatre minor are expected to participate in appropriate performance activities of the Music, Theatre and Dance Programs. Credit is available.

Requirements


At least 28 credits as follows:

A. Core Courses (12 credits)


  • THE 114 - Musical Mechanics of Theatre and Dance (3).
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  • MUS 114 - Musical Mechanics of Theatre and Dance (3).
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  • THE 240 - Music and the Theatre (3)
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  • MUS 240 - Music and the Theatre (3)
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  • THE 334 - Musical Theatre Workshop (3).
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  • MUS 334 - Musical Theatre Workshop (3).
  • (may be repeated)

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  • THE 337 - Musical Theatre Studio (3).
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  • MUS 337 - Musical Theatre Studio (3).
  • (may be repeated)

B. Music (6 credits)


  • MUS 151 - Applied Music I (2).
  • MUS 152 - Applied Music II (2).
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  • Each taken concurrently with one from:

  • MUS 210 - University Chorale (1)
  • MUS 410 - University Chorale (1)

C. Theatre (6 credits)


  • THE 230 - Acting I: Introduction to Acting (3).
  • THE 339 - Actor's Studio (3).

D. Dance (4 credits)


  • DAN 120 - Ballet I (1)
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  • Three from:

  • DAN 116 - Modern Dance I (1)
  • DAN 117 - Modern Dance II (1)
  • DAN 121 - Ballet II (1)
  • DAN 130 - Jazz Dance I (1)
  • DAN 131 - Jazz Dance II (1)
  • DAN 140 - Tap Dance I (1)
  • DAN 141 - Tap Dance II (1)

E. Performance (0-3 credits)


  • THE 123 - Theatre Practicum: Performance (1).


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Theatre Minor

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Arts Administration (MA)

Requirements


A. Core Courses (18 credits)


Core courses must be taken in the sequence specified for the program. No more than 6 credits of coursework should be completed in online courses.

  • ADM 501 - Museum, Gallery & Performance Administration (3).
  • ADM 506 - Arts Grant Writing (3).
  • ADM 509 - Marketing, Fund-Raising and Planned Giving (3).
  • ADM 510 - Fundraising and Planned Giving 3.
  • ADM 561 - Theory, History and Criticism of Ways of Seeing (3).
  • ADM 595 - Internship (3).

B. Concentration (12 credits)


One of the following tracks:

Museum and Visual Arts Track


  • ADM 519 - Connoisseurship (3).
  • ADM 579 - Advanced Museum and Gallery Management (3).
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  • One from:

  • ADM 511 - History of Contemporary Art (3).
  • ADM 512 - History of North-American Art (3).
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  • One from:

  • ADM 521 - Introduction to Curatorial and Exhibition Practices (3).
  • ADM 523 - History of Collection and Exhibition Practices (3).

Performance Track


  • ADM 517 - Stage Craft Basics, Terminology and Management (3).
  • ADM 550 - Safety Applications for Arts and Events Management (3).
  • ADM 551 - Patron Services Management (3).
  • ADM 580 - Advanced Production Management (3).

C. Thesis/Thesis Project (6 credits)


  • ADM 600 - Thesis or Thesis Project Research (3).

Thesis Requirement


Students must complete a thesis or thesis project within 5 years of having begun the program, and ideally, at the end of 2 years in the program. Students must pass a thesis defense hosted by a thesis committee of at least three program faculty members in order to obtain the degree. (When appropriate, one faculty member may be substituted with a community partner of relevance.)

Thesis Project/Thesis Proposal


Students must pass a proposal presentation of their project/thesis to their thesis committee by the end of the second semester in the program. More information is provided in a proposal guide.

Transfer of Credit


Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer. Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director.



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Liberal Studies (MA)

Requirements


Thirty-three credits (33), distributed as follows:

A. Core Courses (9 credits)


  • AMC 502 - Topics on American Institutions (3).
  • AMC 503 - The American Character (3).
  • AMC 504 - The United States in Comparative Perspective (3).

B. Research Courses (9 credits)


  • AMC 500 - Research Foundations (3).
  • AMC 590 - Directed Study (1-3).
  • AMC 591 - Thesis (3).

C. Approved Electives (15 credits)


While the core courses in sections A and B will be offered on line, at present twenty-five (25) elective courses are available online.  This number will increase over time.

  • ADM 580 - Advanced Production Management (3).
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  • AFA 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3).
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  • HIS 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3).
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  • AFA 535 - Black America Since the Civil War (3).
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  • HIS 535 - Black America since the Civil War (3).
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  • AFA 599 - Teaching Africana Studies (3).
  • AMC 501 - The Mind of America (3).
  • AMC 509 - American Artistic Traditions (3).
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  • AMC 521 - Devising Theatre (3).
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  • THE 521 - Devising Theatre (3).
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  • AMC 522 - Performance Lab (3).
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  • THE 522 - Performance Lab (3).
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  • AMC 523 - Drama and Social Theory (3).
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  • THE 523 - Drama and Social Theory (3).
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  • AMC 592 - Research/Creative Project (3).
  • AMC 598 - Selected Topics (3).
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  • ANE 605 - Health Policy (3).
  • or

  • HCR 505 - Health Policy (3).
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  • PUB 505 - Health Policy (3).
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  • ANE 677 - Financial Management in Health Care (3).
  • or

  • HCR 577 - Financial Management in Health Care (3).
  • or

  • PUB 577 - Financial Management in Health Care (3).
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  • ANE 687 - Legal Issues in Health Care (3).
  • or

  • HCR 587 - Legal Issues in Health Care (3).
  • or

  • PUB 587 - Legal Issues In Health Care (3).
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  • ANT 511 - Historical Archaeology (3).
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  • ANT 551 - Political and Legal Anthropology (3).
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  • POL 551 - Political and Legal Anthropology (3).
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  • ARH 509 - History of North-American Art (3).
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  • ADM 512 - History of North-American Art (3).
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  • ARH 515 - History of Aboriginal North American Art (3).
  • BIO 526 - Wildlife Policy and Law (4).
  • COM 550 - Media, Propaganda and Social Change (3).
  • ECN 521 - American Economic History (3).
  • ECN 524 - Labor Economics (3).
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  • ECN 571 - Public Economics (3).
  • or

  • PUB 571 - Public Economics (3).
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  • EDE 501 - Sociology of Education (3).
  • or

  • SOC 569 - Sociology of Education (3).
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  • EDE 503 - History of American Urban Schooling (3).
  • EDE 504 - Learning in the 21st Century (3).
  • EDN 501 - Special Education in American Schools (3).
  • EDR 520 - Reading and Writing Development of Young Children (3).
  • EDR 530 - Children's Literature (3).
  • EDR 532 - Multicultural Children's Literature (3).
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  • EDR 535 - Folklore and Storytelling (3).
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  • THE 549 - Folklore and Storytelling (3).
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  • EDR 537 - Adolescent Literature (3).
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  • EDR 545 - Improvement of Reading in the Middle and Secondary School (3).
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  • ENG 510 - Improvement of Reading in the Middle and Secondary School (3).
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  • EDT 521 - Technology Skills for Educators (1-3).
  • EDT 532 - Online Communities for Social Change (3).
  • EDT 535 - Online Course Design (3).
  • EDT 543 - Advanced Educational Project Design (3).
  • EDT 576 - Introduction to Mobile App Development (3).
  • ENG 509 - American English (3).
  • ENG 531 - The American Novel I (3).
  • ENG 532 - The American Novel II (3).
  • ENG 533 - American Poetry (3).
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  • ENG 534 - American Drama (3).
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  • THE 534 - American Drama (3).
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  • ENG 535 - American Film: Silent and Studio Eras (3).
  • ENG 536 - American Film: After the Studio Era (3).
  • ENG 537 - Topics in American Literature to 1900 (3).
  • ENG 538 - Topics in American Literature since 1900 (3).
  • ENG 539 - Themes in Multicultural American Literatures (3).
  • ENG 540 - Recent American Film (3).
  • ENG 561 - Writing and Publishing (3).
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  • HCR 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3).
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  • PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3).
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  • HIS 509 - Colonial America (3).
  • HIS 510 - Era of the American Revolution (3).
  • HIS 511 - Conflict, Reform and Expansion: America before the Civil War (3).
  • HIS 512 - The Atlantic World in Transition: 1400-1850 (3).
  • HIS 515 - The Early American Republic (3).
  • HIS 519 - History of Sport in the United States (3).
  • HIS 521 - History of the United States Constitution, 1789 to Present (3).
  • HIS 528 - Emergence of the United States as a World Power since 1914 (3).
  • HIS 530 - American Indian History (3).
  • HIS 531 - American Urban History (3).
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  • HIS 569 - History of Women in America I (3).
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  • WGS 569 - History of Women in America I (3).
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  • HIS 579 - Pacific World in Transition since 19th Century (3).
  • LIN 520 - Linguistics for Teachers (3).
  • MGT 541 - Organizational Behavior (3).
  • EIM 545 - Innovation Management/Entrepreneurship (3).
  • MGT 552 - Nonmarket Strategy (3).
  • MUS 522 - Jazz in American Culture (3).
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  • MUS 540 - Music Theatre Literature (3).
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  • THE 540 - Music Theatre Literature (3).
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  • MUS 555 - American Music (3).
  • PHL 510 - Philosophy of Education (3).
  • POL 501 - U.S. Political Thought (3).
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  • POL 520 - Law and Administrative Processes (3).
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  • PUB 519 - Law and Administrative Processes (3).
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  • POL 527 - The American Presidency (3).
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  • POL 530 - The Administration of Justice (3).
  • or

  • PUB 530 - The Administration of Justice (3).
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  • POL 531 - Women and Work (3).
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  • SOC 563 - Women and Work (3).
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  • WGS 531 - Women and Work (3).
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  • POL 533 - International Law and Organizations (3).
  • POL 537 - US Foreign Policy (3).
  • POL 541 - The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective (3).
  • POL 544 - Latin American Politics (3).
  • POL 575 - Politics and American Labor (3).
  • PUB 500 - Politics, Policy, and Public Administration (3).
  • SCM 512 - Applied Quantitative Analysis (3).
  • SOC 545 - Ethnicity in American Society (3).
  • SOC 558 - Religion in American Society (3).
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  • SOC 571 - Social Movements in America (3).
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  • SOC 574 - Gender and Society (3).
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  • WGS 574 - Gender and Society (3).
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  • THE 505 - American's Contribution to Theatre (3).
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    Students may select alternative elective courses with approval of the Director.

Transfer of Credit


Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer.  Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director.  Transfers are made in accordance with the policies of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.



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